Health Care Professional Development

The Continuing Education department offers the following courses for health care professionals.  Please forward suggestions and inquiries to

Dementia Specialist:  Best Practices for Direct Care Staff

Recommended for direct-care staff, family, and professionals dealing with affected individuals, the Dementia Specialist Program provides comprehensive training on dementia, its impact on a person’s life, how to effectively communicate and build relationships with people with dementia and give them extraordinary care. The 15-hour program offers creative and interactive learning with many opportunities for skills application and team building. This class is offered in partnership with the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of WI, Inc.

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Spanish Medical Terminology

This course is intended for health care professionals or interpreters working with Spanish-speaking patients, but is open to anyone. It focuses on medical technical language in both English and Spanish. Students gain increased familiarity with medical terminology, thereby enhancing patient communication.  Medical terminology will be presented according to body systems, clinical specialties and sub-specialties.  The student will master both vocabulary and knowledge needed for a wide number of medical settings. Bringing a laptop, tablet, or iPad is recommended but not required.

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Phlebotomy Refresher

This course is for laboratory professionals who would like to update their phlebotomy skills, and phlebotomists who would like review their current knowledge in preparation for taking the phlebotomy national certification exam. In this innovative clinical refresher workshop, you will review content for certification, evaluate procedural mistakes that lead to analytical errors, discuss safety updates and enhance your professional and clinical skills. Successful participants receive a certificate of attendance and documentation for continuing education.

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To register, obtain the 5-digit class number from the links above and phone (608) 246-6210. If you have never taken a class here before, be sure to create a student account before trying to register. For general questions or registration assistance, phone Continuing Education at (608) 258-2301. facebook