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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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 401 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 402 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 403 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 404 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 405 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 406 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 407 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 408 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 414 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 415 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 424 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 425 (student access only)

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 445 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 450 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 451 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 452 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 453 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 454 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 456 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 457 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 458 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 459 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 460 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 461 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 462 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 463 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 465 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 466 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 467 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 468 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 469 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 470 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 471 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 472 (student access only)

MEDEX 473 Technical Skills (1)
Introduces clinical skills and procedures through hands-on experiences. Offered: A.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 473 (student access only)

MEDEX 474 Technical Skills (1)
Introduces clinical skills and procedures through hands-on experiences. Offered: W.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 474 (student access only)

MEDEX 475 Technical Skills (1)
Introduces clinical skills and procedures through hands-on experiences. Offered: Sp.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 475 (student access only)

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

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 510 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 511 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 512 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 513 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 521 (student access only)

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

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

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 525 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 528 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 531 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 532 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 533 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 536 (student access only)

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

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 538 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 540 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 541 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 542 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 543 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 550 (student access only)

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

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 552 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 553 (student access only)

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

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

MEDEX 556 Maternal Child Health I (3)
Examines the principles of prenatal care and primary-care pediatrics. Offered: W.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 556 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 557 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 558 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 559 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 560 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 561 (student access only)

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

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 563 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 565 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 566 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 567 (student access only)

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

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

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 570 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 571 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 572 (student access only)

MEDEX 573 Technical Skills I (1)
Introduces clinical skills and procedures through hands-on experiences. Offered: A.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 573 (student access only)

MEDEX 574 Technical Skills II (1)
Introduces clinical skills and procedures through hands-on experiences. Offered: W.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 574 (student access only)

MEDEX 575 Technical Skills III (1)
Introduces clinical skills and procedures through hands-on experiences. Offered: Sp.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 575 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 588 (student access only)

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.
MyPlan Course Details: MEDEX 599 (student access only)