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UW School of Medicine Electives

Seattle Non-Clinical Elective Courses

Please click the link below for the list of Autumn 2017 electives and course information such as faculty, date, time, SLN, and room number.

Seattle Non-Clinical Electives Autumn 2017

School of Medicine Departments

Use the links below to see all courses designated as non-clinical electives. Many of the electives do not take place annually and they frequently change quarters.

Jointly sponsored courses

Other resources: The Time Schedule is the resource that contains a list of all courses that are offered for the quarter. It contains the information you need to register and other information relevant to the course. You will also find a link from your MyUW registration page.

You are responsible for registering for your non-clinical elective. Follow the guidelines in the Academic Calendar to determine add and drop periods and registration deadlines.


Biochemistry

Contact: Christina Larmore

  • BIOC 600: Independent Study or Research (1)

Bioethics and Humanities

Contact: Margaret Mitchell

  • BH 501: Alternative Approaches to Healing (2)
  • BH 509 Ethics and the Social Determinants of Health (1)
  • BH 511: Medical Ethics Seminar (2)
  • BH 512: The Human Face of Medicine (2)
  • BH 513: Ethical Responsibilities of Medical Practice (2)
  • BH 517: Respectful Death: Exploring Interdisciplinary End-of-Life Care (1)
  • BH 518: Spirituality in Health Care (1)
  • BH 522: Ethical Problems Surrounding Death (3)
  • BH 523: Biomedical Ethics (3)
  • BH 541: Exercise in Modern Medicine (1)
  • BH 554: Ethics in Clinical Contexts (2)

Biological Structure

Contact: Tracy Cranick

  • B STR 531: Human Embryology and Developmental Biology (3)
  • B STR 580: Anatomy Teaching Practicum (2, max 8) (by arrangement)

CONJoint

Contact: See Department

  • CONJ 511: Genomic Dissection (1) – See Department of Pathology
  • CONJ 515: Interdisciplinary Health/Human Services in Rural Communities (1) – See Department of Family Medicine
  • CONJ 516: What Every Physician Should Know about Oral Health (1) – See Department of Pediatrics
  • CONJ 550: Clinical Infectious Diseases (3) – See Department of Medicine
  • CONJ 553: Clinical Management of HIV & STIs (3) – See Department of Medicine
  • CONJ 554: Fundamentals of Hypnosis (1) – See Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

Emergency Medicine

Contact: Alexis Rush

  • Med EM 550: An Introduction to Emergency Medicine (1)

Family Medicine

Contact: Audrey Lew

  • CONJ 515: Interdisciplinary Health/Human Services in Rural Communities (1)
  • CONJ 525: African American Health and Health Disparity (1)
  • CONJ 530: Primary Care (1)
  • CONJ 540 Topics in Health and Human Services in Rural Communities (1)
  • CONJ 545: Preclinical Geriatric Elective (2)
  • CONJ 546: Respectful Death: Exploring Interdisciplinary End-of-Life Care (1)
  • CONJ 547: Spirituality In Health Care (2)
  • CONJ 556: Spanish for the Health Professional (1)
  • CONJ 557: Hispanic Health and Health Care Disparities (1)
  • CONJ 560: Indian Health Problem-Based Learning Cases (1)
  • CONJ 561: LGBTQ Health and Health Disparities (1)

Global Health

Contact: Julie Beschta

  • GH 501: Core Topics in Global Health (1)
  • GH 502: Contemporary Issues in Global Health (1)
  • GH 503: Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health (1)
  • GH 511: Problems in Global Health (4) – Students will receive 2 credits toward requirement.
  • GH 514 Global Societal Determinants of Health (3)
  • GH 521: Leadership Development for Global Health (2)
  • GH 522: Global Program Management and Leadership (2)
  • GH 523: Policy Development and Advocacy for Global Health (2)
  • GH 534: Building Better Evidence Throu
  • GH Integrated Health Information and Surveillance Systems (3)
  • GH 539: Methods, Tools, and Data in Global Health (2)
  • GH 541: Fundamentals of Implementation Science in Global Health (3) – Students will receive 2 credits towards requirement.
  • GH 544: Maternal and Child Health in Developing Countries (3) – Students will receive 2 credits toward requirement.
  • GH 555: Nutrition in Developing Countries (3) – Students will receive 2 credits toward requirement.
  • GH 557: Global Mental Health (1)
  • GH 557: War and Mental Health (1)
  • GH 561: Tropical Medicine (1)
  • GH 562: AIDS: A Multidisciplinary Approach (2)
  • GH 571: Essentials of Clinical Care and Capacity Building in Low Income Countries (3)
  • GH 572: Global Health Fieldwork: Prep, Integrate, Reentry (2) – Students will receive 1 credit toward requirement.
  • GH 580: Global Health Doctoral Seminar: Biology, Systems, and Measurement (2, max. 8)

Medicine

Contact: Yvonne Horner

  • CONJ 550: Clinical Infectious Diseases (3)
  • CONJ 553: Clinical Management of HIV & STIs
  • MED 515 Medicine as Culture (1)
  • MED 525 Introduction to Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine (1)
  • MED 530 AIDS: A Multidisciplinary Approach (2)
  • MED 533: Clinical Endocrinology (2)
  • MED 534 Wilderness Medicine (1)
  • MED 540: Preventing Hospital Acquired Infections (1)
  • MED 555: Mind, Body and Pen: Writing and the Art of Becoming a Physician (1)
  • MED 556: Visual Thinking: How to Observe In-Depth (1)
  • MED 560: Advanced Global Health (1)
  • MED 561: Tropical Medicine (1)
  • MED 565: The Healer’s Art: Awakening the Heart of Medicine (1)
  • MED 599: Transfusion Medicine (3)

Neurology

Contact: Jessica Valoy

  • NEURL 536: Topics in Clinical Neurology (1)

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Contact: obclerk@uw.edu 

  • OB GYN 550: Voluntary Pregnancy Termination: Overview of Medical and Social Issues (2)
  • OB GYN 551: Perinatal Care Elective (1)

Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Contact: Christine Pallasigui

  • ORTHP 585: Sports Medicine (2)

Pathology

Contact: Julia Jacobs

  • PATH 521: Anatomy and Autopsy (1)
  • PATH 540 Genomic Dissection (1)
  • CONJ 511

Pediatrics

Contact: Sara Fear

  • CONJ 516: What Every Physician Should Know about Oral Health (1)
  • PEDS 530: Homeless Youth and Their Medical Care (1)

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Contact: Elizabeth Tyson

  • CONJ 554: Fundamentals of Hypnosis (1)
  • PBSCI 515: War and Mental Health (1)
  • PBSCI 525: Psychiatry and the Law (3)
  • PBSCI 560: P-Psychological Interventions for Primary Care Physicians (1)

UCONJoint

UCONJoint courses sponsored by two or more schools at the University of Washington.

  • UCONJ 444: Interdisciplinary Collaborative Teams in Health Care (1-5, max 10)
  • UCONJ 450: Health Care for the Underserved Community (1)
  • UCONJ 530: Issues in Indian Health (3)
  • UCONJ 531: Introduction to Mind Body Medicine—An Experiential Elective (2)
  • UCONJ 540: Environmental Change and Human Health (1 or 2)
  • UCONJ 555: STD/HIV Research Seminars (3)
  • UCONJ 599: Selected Readings in Interdisciplinary Clinical Research (1, max 6)