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Graduate Certificate in Patient Safety

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To increase student knowledge about how systems engineering and systems design can be used to identify, analyze and solve patient safety research and applied problems.


It has been estimated that at least 98,000 US adults die each year from medical errors; fewer people die from breast cancer, AIDS or auto accidents. The costs associated with preventable medical errors exceed $17 billion. To help train scientists and practitioners to effectively reduce the likelihood of preventable patient harm, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is offering this Graduate Certificate in Patient Safety. The Certificate is supported by the School of Medicine and Public Health, School of Nursing , School of Pharmacy , and College of Engineering .

For more information on the program, please download the curriculum document or click on the links to the left.

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