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Advanced Dementia Care badges & certificate

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Professionals caring for people with mid-to late-stage dementia need current information from a multi-disciplinary perspective. They also require evidence-based skills in order to improve outcomes for and address the complex reality of their clients’ medical and psychosocial care. Leading clinical and research experts from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the region will engage participants in a comprehensive learning experience designed to build their expertise in quality advanced dementia care. Participants will soon be able to register for asynchronous courses, earn digital badges (to proudly display on virtual professional profiles and resumes), participate in virtual learning labs on related topics and earn the noncredit Advanced Dementia Care Certificate. To receive updates about this certificate, please join our mailing list.

Earn the Advanced Dementia Care Certificate

Earn an Advanced Dementia Care Certificate from the University of Wisconsin–Madison by successfully completing at least three of the asynchronous noncredit badged classes and participating in one virtual learning lab. Each badged class will be approximately 15 hours of Continuing Education (CE) hours and each virtual learning lab will be available for 3 Continuing Education (CE) Hours.

Please note that this series of programming replaces the previous iteration, the Advanced Dementia Care Specialist Certificate.

Badges

The following badged classes are being developed:

  • Badge 1: Collaborating, Advocating, Resolving Conflict and Mediation
  • Badge 2: Physical Aspects of Care: Diagnoses, Medications and Therapy
  • Badge 3: Caring for the Whole Person: Spiritual, social, mental and emotional needs
  • Badge 4: Unique Needs of Caregivers and Patients

Virtual Learning Labs

Join the instructors from our badged courses to learn about research and best practice updates related to each of the badge class topics during a panel-style discussion with Q&A opportunities. Then, join a small group of practitioners to discuss a complex case study to increase applied knowledge and hone skills used when determining a comprehensive approach to care.

Earn the Advanced Dementia Care Certificate

Earn an Advanced Dementia Care Certificate from the University of Wisconsin–Madison by successfully completing at least three of the asynchronous noncredit badged classes and participating in one virtual learning lab. Each badged class will be approximately 15 hours of Continuing Education (CE) hours and each virtual learning lab will be available for 3 Continuing Education (CE) Hours.

Badges

15 hours each

Complete 3 badge classes to build towards a certificate

Badges are a way to record knowledge and skill achievement through a static digital icon which contains the details of the work completed to earn the badge.

Virtual learning labs

3 hours each

Complete 1 Virtual Learning Lab

Participants will join our expert instructors and fellow practitioners to discuss a complex case study to increase their knowledge and hone comprehensive approaches to care skills.

Certificates

3 Badges  + 1 Virtual Lab

The Advanced Dementia Care Certificate is an efficient way to learn from a multi-disciplinary perspective and gain the evidence-based skills needed to support clients’ medical and psychosocial care. Earn an Advanced Dementia Care Certificate by successfully completing at least three of the asynchronous noncredit Badges and participating in one Virtual Learning Lab.

What is a badge?

A badge is a formal way of marking your accomplishments in developing your professional skills to current and potential employers and clients. Badges are a way to record knowledge and skill achievement through a static digital icon which contains the details of the work completed to earn the badge. Badges can enhance documents such as resumes and cover letters as well as on professional social media profiles.

Online courses in the badge program at UW–Madison Continuing Studies also award Continuing Education Units (CEUs), a nationally recognized way of recording time and effort spent in UW–Madison noncredit programs.

Continuing Education (CE) Hours

American Psychological Association (APA) logo University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Studies is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. University of Wisconsin–Madison Division of Continuing Studies maintains responsibility for programs and their content. View complete approved provider information.

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