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SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
MEDEX (DEGREE PROGRAM)
MEDEX

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MEDEX 401 Introduction to Paramedicine (8)
Introduces the history of paramedicine and role of the paramedic, as well as medical concepts and technical skills relevant to its practice. Prerequisite: Seattle/King County paramedic students only. Offered: A.

MEDEX 402 Airway Management (3)
Teaches cognitive and psychomotor skills critical to basic and advanced airway management. Includes enhanced techniques of rapid sequence intubation. Prerequisite: MEDEX 401 which may taken concurrently. Offered: A.

MEDEX 403 Patient Assessment (4)
Teaches patient assessment and total patient care management. Provides didactic and laboratory exposure necessary to perform complete and thorough patient exams. Prerequisite: MEDEX 401 which may be taken concurrently. Offered: A.

MEDEX 404 Medical Emergencies I (5)
Studies the pathophysiology and treatment of medical emergencies encountered in cardiopulmonary, neurovascular, endocrine, renal, and obstetric patients. Introduces the pharmacology of neurovascular and cardiopulmonary medications. Prerequisite: MEDEX 403. Offered: W.

MEDEX 405 Trauma Emergencies (5)
Emphasizes advanced pre-hospital management of the critical trauma patient. Teaches the pathophysiology and treatment of burns and trauma to the head, chest, and abdomen. Includes advanced techniques in surgical airway. Prerequisite: MEDEX 403 which may be taken concurrently. Offered: W.

MEDEX 406 Medical Emergencies II (3)
Studies the pathophysiology and treatment of alcoholism, environmental disorders, infections and communicable diseases, hematology, toxicology, and psychiatric emergencies. Prerequisite: MEDEX 405. Offered: Sp.

MEDEX 407 Special Considerations for Paramedicine (4)
Emphasizes the care and treatment of pediatric, geriatric, and bariatric patients. Reviews special considerations encountered in scenarios such as multiple casualty, confined space, and extrication incidents. Prerequisite: MEDEX 406 which may be taken concurrently. Offered: Sp.

MEDEX 408 Advanced Certifications (5)
Instruction in PEPP, PALS, ACLS, ATLS, and National Registry curricula and certifications. Prerequisite: MEDEX 407. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: S.

MEDEX 414 Paramedic Clinical Practicum I (3)
Participation in all aspects of patient care in the HMC-ER and OR with a primary focus on patient assessment and examination, as well as proficiency in IV cannulation and airway management. Prerequisite: MEDEX 401 which may be taken concurrently; Seattle/King County paramedic students only. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.

MEDEX 415 Paramedic Field Practicum I (6)
Consists of regularly scheduled ride time with Seattle Medic One in which the student is closely mentored and evaluated by Seattle Fire Department paramedics as the student begins actively participating in patient care. Emphasizes aspects of scene management and total patient care competence. Prerequisite: MEDEX 401 which may be taken concurrently. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.

MEDEX 424 Paramedic Clinical Practicum II (3)
Participation in patient care in the HMC-ER with a focus on patient assessment, examination, IV cannulation, and airway management. Emphasizes the critical care of patients in the cardiovascular intensive care unit. Prerequisite: MEDEX 414. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.

MEDEX 425 Paramedic Field Practicum II (7)
Consists of regularly scheduled ride time with Seattle Medic One in which the student is closely mentored and evaluated by Seattle Fire Department paramedics as the student begins actively participating in patient care. Emphasizes scene management and total patient care competence. Prerequisite: MEDEX 415. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.

MEDEX 434 Paramedic Clinical Practicum III (4)
Participation in patient care in the CHRMC-ER and OR with a focus on pediatric patient assessment, examination, and proficiency in IV cannulation and airway management. Emphasizes the care of expectant mother and newborn through rotations in the UW Labor and Delivery department. Prerequisite: MEDEX 424. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: Sp.

MEDEX 435 Paramedic Field Practicum III (8)
Consists of regularly scheduled ride time with Seattle Medic One. The student assumes graduated responsibility for patient care and scene management while being closely evaluated by Seattle Fire Department paramedics as the student begins actively participating in patient care. Emphasizes the field care of the pediatric patient and expectant mother. Prerequisite: MEDEX 425. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: Sp.

MEDEX 444 Paramedic Clinical Practicum IV (3)
Participation in patient care in the HMC Emergency Department, Neurology Clinic, Pulmonary Clinic, and Cardiology Clinic. Focuses on trauma management, extrication, MCI, and search/rescue. Includes observation of a minimum of three autopsies with the medical examiner. Prerequisite: MEDEX 434. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: S.

MEDEX 445 Paramedic Field Practicum IV (11)
Consists of regularly scheduled ride time with Seattle Medic One paramedics. The student assumes all responsibilities for scene management and patient care. Evaluations determine completion of the program. Prerequisite: MEDEX 435. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: S.

MEDEX 450 Basic Science in Clinical Medicine (6)
Review of important basic science concepts that include relevant topics for a healthcare clinician. Prerequisite: permission of the MEDEX program. Offered: WS.

MEDEX 451 Anatomy and Physiology in Clinical Medicine (6)
Uses an organ system approach to human anatomy and physiology relevant for a healthcare clinician. Offered: AS.

MEDEX 452 Pathophysiology for Primary Care (6)
Basic pathological and pathophysiological concepts of diseases commonly encountered in primary-care practice. Pathophysiology studied per organ system. Offered: A.

MEDEX 453 Basic Clinical Skills (5)
Provides the student with mastery of a screening history and physical examination and thoroughness in data-collection skills. Offered: ASp.

MEDEX 454 Adult Medicine I (7)
Problem-oriented approach to the diagnosis and management of common primary care conditions. Introduction to relevant laboratory and radiological procedures. Organ system approach. Offered: W.

MEDEX 456 Maternal and Child Health for the MEDEX Practitioner I (3)
Designed to acquaint students with principles of prenatal care and primary-care pediatrics. Offered: W.

MEDEX 457 Behavioral Medicine I (2)
Develops and demonstrates skills needed for assessment, diagnosis, and management of common emotional problems in a clinical setting. Offered: A.

MEDEX 458 Behavioral Medicine (2)
Develops and demonstrates skills needed for assessment, diagnosis, and management of common emotional problems in a clinical setting. Offered: W.

MEDEX 459 Behavioral Medicine (2)
Develops and demonstrates skills needed for assessment, diagnosis, and management of common emotional problems in a clinical setting. Offered: Sp.

MEDEX 460 Principles of Patient Management (3)
Provides systematic approach to pharmacological therapies including drug choice, risk factor identification and administration. Includes non-pharmacological therapies and emphasizes health education and health promotion strategies. Offered: W.

MEDEX 461 Principles of Patient Management (3)
Provides systematic approach to pharmacological therapies including drug choice, risk factor identification and administration. Includes non-pharmacological therapies and emphasizes health education and health promotion strategies. Offered: Sp.

MEDEX 462 Maternal and Child Health for the MEDEX Practitioner II (3)
Continuation of MEDEX 456. Emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of common pediatric problems. Offered: Sp.

MEDEX 463 Clinical Clerkships I (19)
Full-time clinical clerkship spent in institution-based or specialty practice settings with the supervision of licensed health care providers. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

MEDEX 465 Clinical Clerkships II (19)
Continuation of clinical clerkships spent in institution-based or specialty practice settings with supervision of licensed healthcare providers. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

MEDEX 466 Family Practice Clerkship for the MEDEX Practitioner I (19) Ballweg
Family practice under the supervision of physicians throughout the Pacific Northwest. Common primary-care problems. Students and preceptors are educated in the utilization and management of the physician assistant in practice. Students keep computerized records of patient encounters and complete a variety of written assignments. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

MEDEX 467 Family Practice Clerkship for the MEDEX Practitioner II (19) Ballweg
Further experience in primary-care practice with emphasis on independent patient management by the student supervised by family practitioners. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

MEDEX 468 Emergency Medicine I for the MEDEX Practitioner (2)
Approach to the diagnosis and management of common emergency conditions for primary-care physician assistants. Organ system approach. Offered: W.

MEDEX 469 Emergency Medicine II for the MEDEX Practitioner (2)
Continuation of MEDEX 468. Approach to diagnosis and management of common emergency conditions for primary-care physician assistant. Organ system approach. Offered: Sp.

MEDEX 470 Professional Role Development (1)
Explores professional role development, health access issues, licensing issues, healthcare quality, interdisciplinary relationships, diverse populations, and the healthcare environment. Offered: A.

MEDEX 471 Professional Role Development (1)
Explores professional role development, health access issues, licensing issues, healthcare quality, interdisciplinary relationships, diverse populations, and the healthcare environment. Offered: W.

MEDEX 472 Professional Role Development (1)
Explores professional role development, health access issues, licensing issues, healthcare quality, interdisciplinary relationships, diverse populations, and the healthcare environment. Offered: Sp.

MEDEX 473 Technical Skills (1)
Introduces clinical skills and procedures through hands-on experiences. Offered: A.

MEDEX 474 Technical Skills (1)
Introduces clinical skills and procedures through hands-on experiences. Offered: W.

MEDEX 475 Technical Skills (1)
Introduces clinical skills and procedures through hands-on experiences. Offered: Sp.

MEDEX 499 Special Field Projects/Independent Study (1-19, max. 19)
Clinical clerkships and independent study activities. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

MEDEX 510 Healthcare for Rural and Medically Underserved Populations (5)
Overview of the nature and severity of disparities in healthcare access and delivery to rural and urban underserved populations for practicing clinicians. Prerequisite: EMCHS students only. Offered: S.

MEDEX 511 Healthcare Administration and Public Health (5)
Applies the basic principles of healthcare administration and public health to specific communities and practices. Prerequisite: EMCHS students only. Offered: S.

MEDEX 512 Academic Medicine and Specialty Practice for Practicing Clinicians (5)
Overview for practicing clinicians of primary care as well as medical and surgical specialty practice within the academic medicine environment. Prerequisite: admission to the program. Offered: S.

MEDEX 513 Global Health for Practicing Clinicians (5)
Overview of global health concerns and solutions including disease processes, health systems, cultural competency, and the impacts of health policies on local populations. Prerequisite: admission to the program. Offered: S.

MEDEX 521 Capstone Project I (3)
Includes capstone project introduction, literature review, critical reading, research design and proposals, ethics, IRB, research writing, and results presentation. (Two weeks on the Seattle campus, six weeks online). Prerequisite: EMCHS students only. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: S.

MEDEX 522 Capstone Project II (1)
Details students' choice of capstone project and preparation of a detailed proposal including the timeline for completion. Prerequisite: MEDEX 521. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.

MEDEX 523 Capstone Project III (1)
Students work on capstone projects. Prerequisite: MEDEX 522. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.

MEDEX 524 Capstone Project IV (1)
Continuation of work on the capstone project. Prerequisite: MEDEX 523. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: Sp.

MEDEX 525 Capstone Project V (5)
Completion of the capstone project, preparation of final drafts, submission of finished project to faculty mentors, and presentation of project. Prerequisite: MEDEX 524. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: S.

MEDEX 528 Investigative Skills for Practicing Clinicians (5)
Overview of the principles, research methods, and biostatistical and epidemiological techniques necessary to understand and conduct academic and clinical research. Applications critically appraise the public health and biomedical literatures drawing examples from current scientific literature and existing data. Prerequisite: admission to EMCHS program. Offered: S.

MEDEX 531 Clinical Residencies I (3)
Clinical residencies spent in community-based or institution-based practice settings with the supervision of licensed healthcare providers. Prerequisite: EMCHS students only. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

MEDEX 532 Clinical Residencies II (3)
Clinical residencies spent in community-based or institution-based practice settings with the supervision of licensed healthcare providers. Prerequisite: EMCHS students only. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

MEDEX 533 Clinical Residencies III (3)
Clinical residencies spent in community-based or institution-based practice settings with the supervision of licensed healthcare providers. Prerequisite: EMCHS students only. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

MEDEX 536 Health Policy for Practicing Clinicians (4)
Overview of United States health policy issues including payment structures, quality, disparities, workforce and legislative impact. Prerequisite: EMCHS students only. Offered: W.

MEDEX 537 Leadership for Practicing Clinicians (4)
Leadership skills for clinical practice, community, the profession, and organizations. Prerequisite: EMCHS students only. Offered: A.

MEDEX 538 The Physician Assistant Profession (4)
Overview of the physician assistant profession, focusing on the history of the profession, education, economics, legal, political, and professional aspects of the physician assistant profession, current and future physician assistant roles, and hot topics. Prerequisite: EMCHS students only. Offered: Sp.

MEDEX 540 Healthcare for Rural and Underserved Populations (5)
Overview of the nature and severity of disparities in healthcare access and delivery to rural and urban underserved populations. Offered: S.

MEDEX 541 Healthcare Administration and Public Health (5)
Application of the basic principles of healthcare administration and public health to specific communities and practices. Offered: S.

MEDEX 542 Academic Medicine and Specialty Practice (5)
Overview of primary care as well as medical and surgical specialty practice within the academic medicine environment. Offered: S.

MEDEX 543 Global Health (5)
Overview of global health concerns and solutions including disease processes, health systems, cultural competency, and the impacts of health policies on local populations. Offered: S.

MEDEX 550 Basic Science in Clinical Medicine (6)
Intensive review of important basic scientific concepts relevant to clinical medicine. Prerequisite: MEDEX Northwest students only. Offered: S.

MEDEX 551 Anatomy and Physiology (6)
Overivew and review of human anatomy and physiology by organ system. Prerequisite: MEDEX students only. Offered: S.

MEDEX 552 Pathophysiology for Primary Care (6)
Examines pathological and pathophysiological concepts of diseases commonly encountered in primary-care practice. Studies pathophysiology per organ system. Offered: A.

MEDEX 553 Basic Clinical Skills (5)
Provides the student with mastery of history-taking and physical examination skills, thoroughness in data collection, medical record-keeping, and verbal presentation skills. Offered: A.

MEDEX 554 Adult Medicine I (7)
Problem-oriented, organ-system approach to the diagnosis and management of common primary-care conditions. Offered: W.

MEDEX 555 Adults Medicine II (7)
Problem-oriented, organ-system approach to the diagnosis and management of common primary-care conditions. Offered: Sp.

MEDEX 556 Maternal Child Health I (3)
Examines the principles of prenatal care and primary-care pediatrics. Offered: W.

MEDEX 557 Behavioral Medicine I (2)
Helps to develop and demonstrate skills needed for assessment, diagnosis, and management of common behavioral and emotional problems in a clinical setting. Offered: A.

MEDEX 558 Behavioral Medicine II (2)
Helps to develop and demonstrate skills needed for assessment, diagnosis, and management of common behavioral and emotional problems in a clinical setting. Offered: W.

MEDEX 559 Behavioral Medicine III (2)
Helps to develop and demonstrate skills needed for assessment, diagnosis, and management of common behavioral and emotional problems in a clinical setting. Offered: Sp.

MEDEX 560 Principles of Patient Management I (3)
Provides systematic approach to pharmacological therapies including drug choice, risk factor identification, and administration. Includes non-pharmacological therapies and emphasizes health education and health promotion. Offered: W.

MEDEX 561 Principles of Patient Management II (3)
Provides systematic approach to pharmacological therapies including drug choice, risk factor identification, and administration. Includes non-pharmacological therapies and emphasizes health education and health promotion. Offered: Sp.

MEDEX 562 Maternal Child Health II (3)
Emphasizes the diagnosis and treatment of common pediatric problems. Prerequisite: MEDEX 556. Offered: Sp.

MEDEX 563 Clinical Clerkships I (19)
Full-time clerkships spent in institution-based or specialty practice setting with the supervision of licensed healthcare providers. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

MEDEX 565 Clinical Clerkships II (19)
Full-time clerkships spent in institution-based or specialty practice setting with the supervision of licensed healthcare providers. Prerequisite: MEDEX 563. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

MEDEX 566 Family Practice Clerkship I (19)
Family practice under the supervision of physicians throughout the Pacific Northwest. Common primary-care problems. Students and preceptors are educated in the utilization and management of the physician assistant in practice. Students keep computerized records of encounters and complete a variety of written assignments. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

MEDEX 567 Family Practice Clerkship II (19)
Further experience in primary-care practice with an emphasis on independent patient management by the student supervised by family practitioners. Prerequisite: MEDEX 566. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

MEDEX 568 Emergency Medicine I (2)
Diagnosis and management of common emergency conditions for primary-care practitioners. Organ system approach. Offered: W.

MEDEX 569 Emergency Medicine II (2)
Diagnosis and management of common emergency conditions for primary-care practitioners. Organ system approach. Offered: Sp.

MEDEX 570 Professional Role Development I (1)
Explores professional role development, health access issues, licensing issues, healthcare quality, interdisciplinary relationships, diverse populations, and the healthcare environment. Offered: A.

MEDEX 571 Professional Role Development II (1)
Explores professional role development, health access issues, licensing issues, healthcare quality, interdisciplinary relationships, diverse populations, and the healthcare environment. Offered: W.

MEDEX 572 Professional Role Development III (1)
Explores professional role development, health access issues, licensing issues, healthcare quality, interdisciplinary relationships, diverse populations, and the healthcare environment. Offered: Sp.

MEDEX 573 Technical Skills I (1)
Introduces clinical skills and procedures through hands-on experiences. Offered: A.

MEDEX 574 Technical Skills II (1)
Introduces clinical skills and procedures through hands-on experiences. Offered: W.

MEDEX 575 Technical Skills III (1)
Introduces clinical skills and procedures through hands-on experiences. Offered: Sp.

MEDEX 588 Investigative Skills for Entry-Level Clinicians (5)
Overview of the principles, research methods, and biostatistical and epidemiological techniques necessary to understand and conduct academic and clinical research. Application appraise the public health and biomedical literatures drawing on examples from current scientific literature and existing data. Offered: S.

MEDEX 599 Independent Study (1-19, max. 19)
Supervised clinical clerkship or independent study activities to meet specific needs. Prerequisite: permission of the MEDEX program. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.