UWSOM Foundations Curriculum

Seattle Non-Clinical Elective Courses

Below are the Non-Clinical Electives offered by quarter. Please note that, while students can see the current quarter’s Non-Clinical Electives, there may be updates up until the start of the quarter.

Students must not sign up for Non-Clinical Electives, preceptorships, or shadowing experiences which routinely conflict with classes or required activities (e.g., PCP, hospital tutorials and FCM workshops, required Foundations coursework). Please contact the appropriate Non-Clinical Elective course administrator or faculty for permission to accommodate absence from the elective; students should only reach out if their schedule allows them to attend most of the class times.

As a reminder, these courses are not available for first and second year regional students. Please refer to the WWAMI Non-Clinical Electives Courses page for site-specific courses. For questions, please email the SOM Non-Clinical Electives team.

Academic Year 2019 - 2020

Winter 2020

Students can find the specific meeting days, times, and room location here. (last updated 3/10/2020)

WINTER 2020 Non-Clinical Elective Course Descriptions – Seattle Students

 

CONJ 515 A Introduction to Team Based Care (1) Keys, Toby, MPH

Provides opportunities for students in health professional programs to learn about inter-professional education, practice transformation, behavioral health integration, social determinants of health, cultural humility, and current emerging healthcare topics that concern rural and urban underserved communities. Addresses demographics, economics, community structure, culture, and professional/personal issues. Add code required. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.

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CONJ 550 A Clinical Infectious Disease (3) Pottinger, Paul, MD; Cohen, Seth, MD
Lecture series by faculty members from various departments, authorities in the field of clinically important infectious diseases. Lectures, reading assignments, and handouts emphasize epidemiology, clinical manifestations, laboratory findings, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Oriented for second-year medical students. Credit/no-credit only.

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CONJ 570 A Clinical Management of the Transgender Patient (1) Dalley, Bobbi, MD

Covers the steps and protocols providers need to know to provide culturally proficient care for trans-identified patients. Prior completion of FAMED 561 highly recommended. Prerequisite: current graduate health science student and permission of course coordinator. Credit/no-credit only.

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FAMED 526 A Determinants, Disparities, and Equity (1) Shimkin, Genya, MPH
Determinants, disparities, and approaches to health equity for medically underserved urban communities. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.

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MED 503 A Cardiac Ultrasound (1) Sheehan, Florence, MD

Instructions will be given in how to 1) acquire cardiac ultrasound images at three acoustic windows, 2) identify cardiac anatomy in standard views, and 3) recognize key pathologies: left and right ventricular dysfunction and dilatation and pericardial effusion. Following a course introduction, students will work self-paced, alone or in pairs, on a mannequin-based simulator. Prerequisite: MED C standing or Undergraduate pre-medicine students with senior standing. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

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MED 549 A Clinical Medical Genetics (1) Valdmanis, Paul, PhD

Review of current clinical advances in medical genetics. Includes lectures and discussion of cases from medical genetics clinic. Prerequisite: genetics or human genetics and permission of instructor.

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MED 555 A Mind, Body, and Pen: Writing and the Art of Becoming a Physician (1) Transue, Emily, MD

Provides forum for medical students to write about issues in medicine and medical education. Focuses on writing as a process for giving voice to the conflicting demands and dilemmas of becoming a physician. Explores personal narratives, dreams and disappointments, chronic illness and death, empathy and revulsion, authenticity and power. Offered: W.

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UCONJ 530 A Issues in Indian Health, Past and Present (1) Deen, Jason, MD

Surveys historical and contemporary issues in Indian health. Covers Indian contributions to health, traditional Indian medicine, current disease epidemiology, development of federal Indian health policy, the Indian Health Service, tribal health programs, and consequences of major legislation on Indian health. Prerequisite: current health science student or permission of instructor.

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UCONJ 531 A Mind Body Medicine Interprofessional Experiential Elective (2) Erlanger, Lisa, MD; Dawson, Karan, PhD; Adams, Chris, MD; DeBell, Megan, MD; Hamrick, Marcie, MD; Bruener, Cora, MD

Sessions contain a didactic component followed by an experiential component and cover a variety of self-care techniques including meditation, exercise, and nutrition. Goals are to promote personal well being, a healthy lifestyle, reduce burnout, and reduce academic difficulties. Credit/no-credit only.

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UCONJ 550 A Health Care in Underserved Communities (1) James, Jocelyn, MD

Gives graduate/professional students in health sciences an introduction to health related issues faced by underserved populations. Credit/no-credit only.

Spring 2020

Students can find the specific meeting days, times, and room location here. (last updated 3/10/2020)

FAMED 534 A | Primary Care Clinical Skills and Procedures Workshop (1) | TBA

Explore and hone common diagnostic and therapeutic clinical skills/procedures. Workshops delivered by a local Family Medicine residency program. Hands-on learning in small groups. Examples: EKG, suturing, casting/splinting, OB ultrasound, osteopathic manipulation, musculoskeletal, IUD and miscarriage management.

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FAMED 550 A | Critical Race Theory and Medicine (1) | Edwin G Lindo
Understanding race and racism, their applicability to medicine, and their effects on marginalized communities. Explores the necessities of critiquing and bettering medicine through a Critical Race Theory lens in order to eliminate bias and decrease health disparities within marginalized communities.

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FAMED 556 A | Spanish for Health Professionals (1) | White, Lorena; Jimenez, Nathalia

Instruction in interviewing/history taking Spanish-speaking patient. Prerequisite: Spanish fluency at intermediate level; current graduate health science student; permission of course coordinator. Credit/no-credit only.

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G H 514 B | Global Societal Determinants of Health (2) | Bezruchka, Stephen

Examines societal determinants of heath of nations around the globe. We look at the Americas, Africa, countries of the former Soviet Union, India/China and Western Europe. Asks why there is an increasing inequity in health outcomes today? Topics include early life, population health biology, medical care, mental health, and the environment.

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G H 517 A | International Bioethics, Social Justice and Health Seminar (1) | Rivin, Beth

Explores case studies of ethical dilemmas in research and medical practice and violations of international human rights norms in the design, implementation, and evaluation of health programs and policies. Bioethics and human rights law are the foundational tools for critically evaluating global health impact. Credit/no-credit only.

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G H 561 C | Tropical Medicine (1) | Buckner, Cohen

Intended for professional health science students interested in learning the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and clinical presentation of disease conditions that are more commonly seen in less-developed countries, resource-limited settings, or tropical climates, and how to diagnose, treat, and follow the resolution of these diseases with commonly limited resources. Credit/no-credit only.

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G H 573 C | Clinical Management of HIV (2) | Kim, H.

Provides in-depth case-based training on the diagnosis and clinical management of HIV and associated conditions. Includes interactive format with speakers who have experience in both resource-rich and resource-limited settings.

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G H 590 B | Special Topics: Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic (1) | Beste, Jason
This 1-credit course will provide a general overview to the COVID-19 pandemic. The lectures series will consist of 6 sessions with each session comprised of a 30-minute lecture followed by a 20-minute Q&A session. The 6 lecture sessions will encompass the following topics: 1) Coronavirus emergence and trajectory; 2) Pandemic Preparedness and Response measures; 3) Diagnostics and Testing; 4) Treatment and Vaccine Development; 5) Personal and Institutional Prevention; and 6) Social and Economic impacts. These sessions will be facilitated by faculty members at the University of Washington who are coronavirus and pandemic preparedness experts.

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MED 549 A | Clinical Medical Genetics (1) | Blue, Elizabeth; Valdmanis, Paul

Review of current clinical advances in medical genetics. Includes lectures and discussion of cases from medical genetics clinic. Prerequisite: genetics or human genetics and permission of instructor.