UWSOM Foundations Curriculum

WWAMI Non-Clinical Electives Courses

Distance-learning Non-Clinical Electives

Each quarter, Seattle may offer distance-learning Non-Clinical Electives to first- and second-year regional students. Information about these offerings will be sent by your regional administrators, including what courses are offered and how to register. For questions, contact your regional administrators or the SOM Non-Clinical Electives team.

Spokane students will register directly with the University of Washington (UW).

Students can contact Carol Weigand & Deborah Greene in Spokane for more information.

Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WAMI) students will work with their regional administrators to register for their local Non-Clinical Electives:

Contact Site Location Email Address
Nancy Hall Alaska njhall@uaa.alaska.edu
Marlane Martonick Idaho marlanem@uidaho.edu
Whitney Vincent Idaho wvincent@uidaho.edu
Kayla Ouert Montana kayla.ouert@montana.edu
Natalia Tugwell-Brown Wyoming ntugwell@uwyo.edu

Academic Year 2019 - 2020

Winter 2020

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

CONJ 515 B, C 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 570 B Clinical Management of Transgender Patients (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 556 C Spanish for Health Professionals (1) Garcia-Osorio, Arturo, M.A.

Use your Spanish skills through vocabulary building pertinent to health professionals, health exams and wellness, and to further develop conversational skills.  You must be able to speak conversational Spanish.  This course will meet a non-clinical selective requirement for the Hispanic Health Pathway, Underserved Pathway and Global Health Pathway.

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GH 558 B, C Global Violence and Health (2-3) Benki, Sarah, PhD

Examines the socio-politico-cultural forces that give rise to violence and the impact of violence on population health. Discusses public health methods, policies, and interventions that can be used to decrease the occurrence and severity of violence in real world circumstances, including countries at all economic levels. Offered: W.

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HUBIO 592 M Health Equity & Community Organizing (1) Manriquez, Luiz, MD

Equips students with tools organize themselves and others to address social and structural injustices that perpetuate health disparities. Didactic coursework complemented with opportunities to apply skills and gain confidence through hands-on collaboration with local leaders and engagement in community-driven listening and advocacy campaigns. Credit/no-credit only.

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MED 503 B, C Cardiac Ultrasound (1) Casurella, Jonathan, MD (B) Zhang, Khang, MD (C)

Instruction 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 premedicine students with Senior status. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

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UCONJ 530 B, C Issues in Indian Health, Past and Present (1) Deen, Jason, M.D.

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 550 B, C Health Care in Underserved Communities (1) James, Jocelyn, M.D.

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)

SPOKANE STUDENTS ONLY

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. This course is available for both Seattle and Spokane students.
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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. This course is available for both Seattle and Spokane students.

WYOMING, ALASKA, MONTANA, AND IDAHO (WAMI) STUDENTS ONLY

G H 561 B | Tropical Medicine (1) | Seth Cohen, Frederick S Buckner
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.

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

IDAHO STUDENTS ONLY

HUBIO 598 B | Stress Management and Maladaptive Coping (1) | Fuerst, Peter

Students will engage in various activities and workshops to learn to manage stress.

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Academic Year 2020 - 2021

Autumn 2020

Please note: Some courses are only available for certain sites. Please consult the accompanying NCE offering spreadsheet for Autumn 2020 to determine which courses you can sign up for.

 

FAMED 516 B/C Team-Based Care in Rural/Underserved Settings (1) Toby Keys and Stacey Morrison

An interdisciplinary, non-clinical elective for all health profession students. Fulfills part of the didactic requirements for the AHEC Scholars Program.

FAMED 561 B/C LGBTQ Health and Health Disparities (1) Kevin Wang

Covers the history and health status of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQ) community in the United States; effective strategies and skills for working with the LGBTQ community; designed to help the learner understand and respond better to healthcare needs of the LGBTQ community. Prerequisite: permission of course coordinator.

G H 501 B Global Health Core Topics (1) Patricia Pavlinac and Christine McGrath

Examines a variety of foundational global health topics including maternal, adolescent, and child health; nutrition; infectious diseases; environmental health; non-communicable diseases; and mental health. Within each topic area, we will define the problems, complexities, and context, and establish the need for multidisciplinary approaches.

HUBIO 592 H Health Equity & Community Organizing (1) Luiz Manriquez

Equips students with tools to organize themselves and others to address social and structural injustices that perpetuate health disparities. Didactic coursework complemented with opportunities to apply skills and gain confidence through collaboration with local leaders and engagement in community-driven listening and advocacy campaigns.

HUBIO 596 B Culinary Medicine (1) Martin Teintze

This interprofessional course will introduce the concept of food as medicine with a focus on nutrition, farm to table and sustainable food systems; give an overview of the biochemical interactions and benefits of particular foods; discuss application in the clinical setting with a focus on rural healthcare; and provide hands-on, experiential cooking lessons focused on the Mediterranean style of eating and other emerging topic related to nutrition.

HUBIO 596 C Rural Healthcare Delivery Systems (1) Jay Erickson and Laura Goodell

This course is intended for TRUST students. The purpose is to provide historical and current information about the health care industry, health care delivery systems and economics of health care and health care policy; with an emphasis on rural health care. The overall purpose is to encourage WWAMI students to consider practicing in rural communities and/or providing health care to underserved populations. The infrastructure of the Montana Health Care Delivery system will be presented in detail.

HUBIO 598 B Diet and Nutrition (1) Peter Fuerst

Learn about the intersection of diet and health. May include local retreats and healthy cooking workshops in addition to student led didactic sessions.

HUBIO 598 E Advanced Anatomy (1) Peter Fuerst

Remedial Anatomy for E19 students who missed in class anatomy due to the COVID-19 pandemic with a focus on MSK and or E&H. Special topics projects and dissections may also be possible to arrange with permission of the instructor.

HUBIO 598 F Wilderness Medicine (1) Peter Fuerst

Learn about emergency medical care especially in the context of a wilderness setting or low medical resources environment to prepare for cottonwood disaster simulation retreat.

MED 503 B/C Cardiac Ultrasound (1) Florence Sheehan

Instruction 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.

MED 556 B Visual Thinking and Medical Diagnosis (1) Andrea Kalus

Uses visual thinking strategies to look at art and enhance diagnostic acumen. Expands observational and critical thinking skills and encourages open-ended discussion. Skills applied in assessing patients.

MED 557 B/C Hispanic Health and Healthcare Disparities (1) Rudolph Rodriguez

Covers Hispanic culture and language, history of Hispanics in the United States, Hispanic health status issues, and effective strategies for working across cultures and linguistic barriers. Designed to help the learner understand and respond better to the healthcare needs of the Hispanic community.

MED 566 B Clinical Arts (1)

Builds observation and communication skills while developing awareness of habits of mind and comfort with ambiguity. Builds skills through discussion-based observation of artworks and objects in the Anchorage Museum collection as well as reflective writing and art making.

MED 569 B/C Addiction Medicine (1) Jared Klein

Themes relevant to treatment of substance-using patients. Designed to build curiosity and increase familiarity with individual and societal factors that impact such patients, including various forms of bias and discrimination. Students develop and practice skills in order to become competent future providers for drug-using patients.

UCONJ 565 B/C The Healer’s Art: Awakening the Heart of Medicine (1) Dana Dieringer

Encourages cultivation of humanism in medicine while strengthening a personal commitment to service as our life’s work. Facilitates student recognition of common issues related to resiliency, self-care, working with clinical teams, and supporting peers; also, caring for patients in a healing community of discovery with recognition and appreciation of uncertainty, awe, grief, and loss in the practice of medicine.

UCONJ 624 B Health Equity & Community Organizing (1) Arnold

Equips students with tools to organize themselves and others to address social and structural injustices that perpetuate health disparities. Didactic coursework complemented with opportunities to apply skills and gain confidence through hands-on collaboration with local leaders and engagement in community-driven listening and advocacy campaigns.