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.

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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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