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MEDSCI 500 Research Methods (6)
Community health and disease, including assessment of disease risk and mechanisms of epidemic detection, spread, and control; interpretation of research design, data analysis, bias source; and clinical epidemiology, including evaluation and application of diagnostic tests, natural history of disease, and quantitative aids for clinical decision making. Offered: AWSp.
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MEDSCI 501 P-Independent investigative Inquiry (6)
Independent research with faculty sponsor and completion of paper in fulfillment of the independent investigative inquiry graduation requirement. Offered: Sp.
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MEDSCI 502 Foundations of Clinical Medicine (4-)
Intro to continuity of care by working with practicing physicians and coinciding with instruction in communication skills, interviewing techniques, physical examinations, documentation, and clinical reasoning. Includes hospital-based patient encounters with an introduction to the development of the physician role. Topics covered in primary and preventative care, geriatrics, rehabilitation, palliative care, behavioral health, and pain management. Offered: AWSp.
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MEDSCI 503 P-Clinical Skills (2) Isaac, McDonough
Instruction in communication skills, interviewing techniques, physical examination, documentation, and clinical reasoning. Includes hospital-based patient encounters and developing comfort and introduction to the physician role. Pass/Fail only. Offered: AWSp.
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MEDSCI 504 Foundations of Clinical Medicine (-4-) J. CAWSE-LUCAS
Intro to continuity of care by working with practicing physicians and coinciding with instruction in communication skills, interviewing techniques, physical examinations, documentation, and clinical reasoning. Includes hospital-based patient encounters with an introduction to the development of the physician role. Topics covered in primary and preventative care, geriatrics, rehabilitation, palliative care, behavioral health, and pain management. Offered: W.
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MEDSCI 506 Foundations of Clinical Medicine (-4) J. CAWSE-LUCAS
Intro to continuity of care by working with practicing physicians and coinciding with instruction in communication skills, interviewing techniques, physical examinations, documentation, and clinical reasoning. Includes hospital-based patient encounters with an introduction to the development of the physician role. Topics covered in primary and preventative care, geriatrics, rehabilitation, palliative care, behavioral health, and pain management. Recommended: Offered: W.
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MEDSCI 508 Foundations of Clinical Medicine (4)
Intro to continuity of care by working with practicing physicians and coinciding with instruction in communication skills, interviewing techniques, physical examinations, documentation, and clinical reasoning. Includes hospital-based patient encounters with an introduction to the development of the physician role. Topics covered in primary and preventative care, geriatrics, rehabilitation, palliative care, behavioral health, and pain management. Offered: A.
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MEDSCI 510 P-Moleculary and Cellular Basis of Disease (11)
Introduces cell physiology and cell biology; genetics and genetic diseases; and genes. Topics includes membrane physiology; sensory receptors; muscle energetics and contractibility; autonomic nervous system; tissue response to disease; pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics; genetic disorders; and pharmacogenetics. Incorporates relevant fundamental principles in anatomy, pathology, and pharmacology. Pass/Fail only. Detwiler, Horwitz, Merz Offered: A.
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MEDSCI 511 Independent Study Molecular Cellular Basis of Disease Remediation (1-24, max. 24)
Designed for medical students required to complete additional study related to the required Molecular and cellular Basis of Diseases block offered during the pre-clinical foundation phase of the School of Medicine curriculum. Intended for students in remedial or extended programs to master fund of knowledge. Prerequisite: Department Permission. Offered: AWSpS.
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MEDSCI 515 Ecology of Health & Medicine- Foundations 1 (1) A. KOST
This course integrates School of Medicine thematic content with an emphasis on core concepts needed for clinical practice in the changing healthcare environment. Students will explore areas related to humanism in medicine including the themes of diversity, health equity, ethics, professionalism, and determinants of health. Pass/Fail only. Offered: AWSp.
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MEDSCI 520 P-Invaders and Defenders (10) Lynch, Pottinger, Torgerson, Voyich
Covers the immune system; microbial biology; infectious diseases; inflammation and repair; and skin and connective tissue. Topics include the pathogenesis and immunity of infectious disease, immunodeficiencies, hypersensitivity, autoimmunity, and the basis of immunologic diagnostics. Includes relevant fundamental scientific principles in anatomy, pathology, and pharmacology. Pass/Fail only. Offered: A.
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MEDSCI 521 Independent Study Invaders and Defenders Remediation (1-24, max. 24)
Designed for medical students required to complete additional study related to the required Invaders and Defenders block offered during the pre-clinical foundation phase of the School of Medicine curriculum. Intended for students in remedial or extended programs to master fund knowledge. Prerequisite: Department permission Offered: AWSpS.
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MEDSCI 525 Ecology of Health & Medicine- Foundations 2 (1)
This course integrates School of Medicine thematic content with an emphasis on core concepts needed for clinical practice in the changing healthcare environment. Students will explore areas related to humanism in medicine including the themes of diversity, health equity, ethics, professionalism, and determinants of health. Pass/Fail only.
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MEDSCI 530 P-Circulatory Systems (16)
Interdisciplinary approach to cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal-urinary medicine, including anatomy, physiology, radiology, pathology, medicine, and surgery. Includes cardiac electrophysiology and cardiac muscle mechanics; myocardial infarction and cardiac repair; thoracic and pulmonary anatomy; ventilation mechanics; obstructive, restrictive, and pulmonary-vascular diseases; renal function; and common kidney diseases. Pass/Fail only. Offered: W.
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MEDSCI 531 Independent Study Circulatory Remediation (1-24, max. 24)
Designed for medical students required to complete additional study related to the required Circulatory block offered during the preclinical foundation phase of the School of Medicine curriculum. Intended for students in remedial or extended programs to master fund of knowledge. Prerequisite: Department Permission Offered: AWSpS.
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MEDSCI 535 Ecology of Health & Medicine- Foundations 3 (1)
This course applies School of Medicine thematic content with an emphasis on core concepts needed for clinical practice in the changing healthcare environment. Students will explore areas related to humanism in medicine including the themes of diversity, health equity, ethics, professionalism, and determinants of health. Pass/Fail only. Offered: AWSp.
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MEDSCI 540 P-Blood and Cancer (5) Harris, Richard
Familiarizes students with the basic pathophysiologic mechanism leading to disturbances of red cell, white cell, and platelet production, as well as abnormalities of hemostasis presenting clinical problems, with an emphasis on pathophysiology. Includes relevant fundamental scientific principles in anatomy, pathology, and pharmacology. Pass/Fail only. Offered: W.
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MEDSCI 541 Independent Study Blood and Cancer Remediation (1-24, max. 24)
Designed for medical students required to complete additional study related to the required Blood and cancer block offered during the preclinical foundation phase of the School of Medicine curriculum. Intended for students in remedial or extended programs to master fund of knowledge. Prerequisite: Department Permission Offered: AWSpS.
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MEDSCI 545 Ecology of Health & Medicine- Foundations 4 (1)
This course applies School of Medicine thematic content with an emphasis on core concepts needed for clinical practice in the changing healthcare environment. Students will explore areas related to humanism in medicine including the themes of diversity, health equity, ethics, professionalism, and determinants of health. Pass/Fail only. Offered: AWSp.
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MEDSCI 550 P-Energetics and Homeostasis (10) DeSantis, Silverstein
Covers metabolism, nutrition, obesity, diabetes, gastrointestinal/liver physiology, and endocrinology. Topics include physiology and pathology of digestion and hepatic function; principles and practice of clinical nutrition; the endocrine integration of metabolism; and clinically important endocrine pathophysiology. Includes anatomy, pathology, and pharmacology of the endocrine and GI systems. Pass/Fail only. Offered: Sp.
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MEDSCI 551 Independent Study Energetics Remediation (1-24, max. 24)
Designed for medical students required to complete additional study related to the required Energetics block offered during the pre-clinical foundation phase of the School of Medicine curriculum. Intended for students in remedial or extended programs to master fund of knowledge. Prerequisite: Department Permission Offered: AWSpS.
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MEDSCI 555 Ecology of Health & Medicine- Patient Care 1 (1)
This Patient Care course applies School of Medicine thematic content with an emphasis on core concepts needed for clinical practice in the changing healthcare environment. Students will explore areas related to humanism in medicine including the themes of diversity, health equity, ethics, professionalism, and determinants of health. Pass/Fail only. Offered: AWSp.
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MEDSCI 560 P-Mind, Brain, and Behavior (14)
Explains the foundational principles of the organization and function of the head, neck, and central nervous system with a focus on clinical application of this knowledge to systematically approach the differential diagnosis and management of major neurologic, psychiatric, and behavioral disorders. Covers current therapeutic approaches to disease including pharmacological, behavioral, surgical, and other therapies. Pass/Fail only. Offered: A.
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MEDSCI 561 Independent Study Mind, Brain and Behavior Remediation (1-24, max. 24)
Designed for medical students required to complete additional study related to the required Mind, Brain and Behavior block offered during the pre-clinical foundation phase of the School of Medicine curriculum. Intended for students in remedial or extended programs to master fund of knowledge. Prerequisite: Department Permission Offered: AWSpS.
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MEDSCI 565 Ecology of Health & Medicine- Patient Care 2 (1)
This Patient Care course applies School of Medicine thematic content with an emphasis on core concepts needed for clinical practice in the changing healthcare environment. Students will explore areas related to humanism in medicine including the themes of diversity, health equity, ethics, professionalism, and determinants of health. Pass/Fail only. Offered: AWSp.
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MEDSCI 570 P-Lifecycle and Reproduction (8)
Covers normal and abnormal human development reproductive functions including formation and maturation of ova and sperm, menstruation, normal pregnancy, and labor and delivery. Provides information concerning infertility, family planning techniques, urinary disorders, and reproductive aging and demography of human population. Includes relevant fundamental scientific principles in pelvic anatomy, pathology, histology, imaging, and pharmacology. Offered: A.
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MEDSCI 571 Independent Study Lifecycle Remediation (1-24, max. 24)
Designed for medical students required to complete additional study related to the required Lifecycle block offered during the pre-clinical foundation phase of the School of Medicine curriculum. Intended for students in remedial or extended programs to master fund of knowledge. Prerequisite: Department Permission Offered: AWSpS.
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MEDSCI 575 Ecology of Health & Medicine- Explore and Focus (1)
This Explore & Focus Phase course provides students with a deep understanding of systems that constitute health care are fundamental to becoming a successful physician. The course encourages reflections from clinical clerkships experiences and requires the completion of a capstone project. Pass/Fail only. Offered: AWSp.
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MEDSCI 580 P-Consolidation & Transition (11)
Reinforces content in the UWSOM foundations phase. Learning experiences will address key content areas which need further review identified throughout terms 1 and 2, with specific sessions developed as indicated; faculty/staff and peer educators will provide sessions for this basic science review as well as preparation for clerkships. Offered: W.
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MEDSCI 584 Independent Study Foundations of Clinical Medicine Remediation (1-24, max. 24)
Designed for medical students required to complete additional study related to the required Foundations of Clinical Medicine offered during the pre-clinical foundation phase of the School of Medicine curriculum. Intended for students in remedial or extended programs to master knowledge & skills. Prerequisite: Department Permission Offered: AWSpS.
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MEDSCI 585 Independent Study Epidemiology and Biostatistics Term 1 (1-24, max. 24)
Designed for medical students required to complete additional study related to the required Epidemiology and Biostatisics Thread offered during the pre-clinical foundation phase of the School of Medicine curriculum. Intended for students in remedial or extended programs to master fund of knowledge. The course title includes terms to identify which quarter the course is being offered. Prerequisite: Department Permission Offered: AWSpS.
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MEDSCI 586 Independent Study Epidemiology and Biostatistics Term 2 (1-24, max. 24)
Designed for medical students required to complete additional study related to the required Epidemiology and Biostatisics Thread offered during the pre-clinical foundation phase of the School of Medicine curriculum. Intended for students in remedial or extended programs to master fund of knowledge. The course title includes terms to identify which quarter the course is being offered. Offered: AWSpS.
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MEDSCI 587 Independent Study Epidemiology and Biostatistics Term 3 (1-24, max. 24)
Designed for medical students required to complete additional study related to the required Epidemiology and Biostatisics Thread offered during the pre-clinical foundation phase of the School of Medicine curriculum. Intended for students in remedial or extended programs to master fund of knowledge. The course title includes terms to identify which quarter the course is being offered. Offered: AWSpS.
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MEDSCI 588 Independent Study Human Form & Function Term 1 (1-24, max. 24)
Designed for medical students required to complete additional study related to the required Human Form & Function Thread offered during the pre-clinical foundation phase of the School of Medicine curriculum. Intended for students in remedial or extended programs to master fund of knowledge. The course title includes terms to identify which quarter the course is being offered. Prerequisite: Department Permission Offered: AWSpS.
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MEDSCI 589 Independent Study Human Form & Function Term 2 (1-24, max. 24)
Designed for medical students required to complete additional study related to the required Human Form & Function Thread offered during the pre-clinical foundation phase of the School of Medicine curriculum. Intended for students in remedial or extended programs to master fund of knowledge. The course title includes terms to identify which quarter the course is being offered. Prerequisite: Department Permission Offered: AWSpS.
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MEDSCI 590 Independent Study Human Form & Function Term 3 (1-24, max. 24)
Designed for medical students required to complete additional study related to the required Human Form & Function Thread offered during the pre-clinical foundation phase of the School of Medicine curriculum. Intended for students in remedial or extended programs to master fund of knowledge. The course title includes terms to identify which quarter the course is being offered. Prerequisite: Department Permission Offered: AWSpS.
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MEDSCI 591 Independent Study Pathology Term 1 (1-24, max. 24)
Designed for medical students required to complete additional study related to the required Pathology & Histology Thread offered during the pre-clinical foundation phase of the School of Medicine curriculum. Intended for students in remedial or extended programs to master fund of knowledge. The course title includes terms to identify which quarter the course is being offered. Prerequisite: Department Permission Offered: AWSpS.
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MEDSCI 592 Independent Study Pathology Term 2 (1-24, max. 24)
Designed for medical students required to complete additional study related to the required Pathology & Histology Thread offered during the pre-clinical foundation phase of the School of Medicine curriculum. Intended for students in remedial or extended programs to master fund of knowledge. The course title includes terms to identify which quarter the course is being offered. Prerequisite: Department Permission Offered: AWSpS.
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MEDSCI 593 Independent Study Pathology Term 3 (1-24, max. 24)
Designed for medical students required to complete additional study related to the required Pathology & Histology Thread offered during the pre-clinical foundation phase of the School of Medicine curriculum. The course title includes terms to identify which quarter the course is being offered. Intended for students in remedial or extended programs to master fund of knowledge. Prerequisite: Department Permission Offered: AWSpS.
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MEDSCI 594 Independent Study Pharmacology Term 1 (1-24, max. 24)
Designed for medical students required to complete additional study related to the required Pharmacology Thread offered during the pre-clinical foundation phase of the School of Medicine curriculum. Intended for students in remedial or extended programs to master fund of knowledge. The course title includes terms to identify which quarter the course is being offered. Offered: AWSpS.
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MEDSCI 595 Independent Study Pharmacology Term 2 (1-24, max. 24)
Designed for medical students required to complete additional study related to the required Pharmacology Thread offered during the pre-clinical foundation phase of the School of Medicine curriculum. Intended for students in remedial or extended programs to master fund of knowledge. The course title includes terms to identify which quarter the course is being offered. Prerequisite: Department Permission Offered: AWSpS.
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MEDSCI 596 Independent Study Pharmacology Term 3 (1-24, max. 24)
Designed for medical students required to complete additional study related to the required Pharmacology Thread offered during the pre-clinical foundation phase of the School of Medicine curriculum. Intended for students in remedial or extended programs to master fund of knowledge. The course title includes terms to identify which quarter the course is being offered. Prerequisite: Department Permission Offered: AWSpS.
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MEDSCI 597 Indep Study USMLE Step 1 (1-24, max. 24)
Designed for medical students required to complete additional study related to the required USMLE Step 1 licencing examination offered during the pre-clinical foundation phase of the School of Medicine curriculum. Intended for students in remedial or extended programs to master fund of knowledge. The course title includes terms to identify which quarter the course is being offered. Prerequisite: Department Permission Offered: AWSpS.
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MEDSCI 598 Indep Study USMLE Step 2 (1-24, max. 24)
Designed for medical students required to complete additional study related to the required USMLE Step 2 licencing examination offered during the pre-clinical foundation phase of the School of Medicine curriculum. Intended for students in remedial or extended programs to master fund of knowledge. The course title includes terms to identify which quarter the course is being offered. Prerequisite: Department Permission Offered: AWSpS.
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MEDSCI 599 Indep Study or Research (1-24, max. 24)
Designed for medical students who elect a special or research related to the required foundation phase pre-clinical courses. Prerequisite: Department Permission Offered: AWSpS.
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MEDSCI 602 Adolescent Health in Low-Resource Settings (1)
Highlights issues for adolescents in resource limited settings with an initial focus on what makes adolescents unique. Topic-based seminars, readings, discussions, and cases will include: adolescent development; physical and psychological trauma; nutrition; illicit activities; adolescent-focused research; adolescent-friendly health services; and reproductive and sexual health.
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MEDSCI 603 Introductory Hands-On Cardiac Ultrasound (1)
Acquire cardiac ultrasound images at three acoustic windows, identify cardiac anatomy in standard views, and 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.
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MEDSCI 604 Introduction to Chronic Pain (1)
Medical students will be paired with a pain specialist for three morning sessions in an outpatient chronic pain clinic. Students will be exposed to musculoskeletal, neuropathic, and visceral pain conditions while learning about various management options. A 1-2 page reflection on a patient or pain topic will be required. Offered: SpS.
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MEDSCI 605 From Electrons to the Emergency Department: The Cell Biology of Poisons (1)
This course will describe how various poisons (naturally occurring or following overdose) interrupt molecular pathways to produce toxicity. Concepts will be introduced in a base-based manner before describing in depth the metabolic pathway affected. Examples include electron transport chain poisons, sodium channel poisons, and free poisons (iron).
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MEDSCI 606 Emergency Medicine Point-of-Care Ultrasound (1) A. ADEDIPE, B. BACKLUND, M. VRABLIK
Introduction to point-of-care ultrasound. This elective will help students become comfortable with using bedside ultrasound by teaching ultrasound machine operation, image acquisition, and providing hands-on training in both simulated and patient care settings. The elective is designed to be interactive and will incorporate classroom didactic, procedure simulation and clinical application. Offered: WSp.
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MEDSCI 607 Science and Practice of Empathy and Compassion Cultivation in Medicine (1)
This course will aim at helping students develop the ability to face suffering and pain with empathy, kindness, and compassion. Emphasis will be on cultivating a non-judgmental and curious attitude, self-compassion, appreciation of common humanity and acknowledging that suffering is universal to the human condition, and the practice of compassion. Offered: AS.
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MEDSCI 608 Ethical Issues in Solid Organ Transplantation and Allocation (1) A. WIGHTMAN
Explore the ethical issues that underlie some of the major controversies in transplantation through brief readings (including selections from the press, canonic texts, and academic articles) and case-based discussion. Students will be evaluated based on participation and a written response to a case. Offered: W.
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MEDSCI 609 Ethics in emergency Medicine Workshop (1)
Learn how to consider and evaluate the ethical issues surrounding various real-life, frequently encountered medical situations. Discuss various approaches to ethical reasoning and decision-making, then implement in case evaluation. Students will be encouraged to both participate in and lead discussions of each case.
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MEDSCI 610 Food, Health, and the Environment (1)
A multi-modal session comprised of interactive presentations, documentaries, guest speakers, and small group discussions covering major nutrition topics, such as: nutrition and effects on health, the American food industry and the environment, changing eating behaviors on individual, community, and national levels, as well as food insecurities and health disparities.
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MEDSCI 611 Intersection of Genetics with Patient Care (2)
Create hypothesis-driven clinical inquiry in an interactive learning environment. Employ peer-review sessions and team-based analysis of genetics case scenarios. Apply your science and clinical knowledge towards solving your patient's specific healthcare need. A team experienced clinicians and researchers will give support and feedback.
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MEDSCI 612 Introduction to Humanitarian Emergencies (1)
The course provides an introduction to health related issues faced by acutely displaced populations, including refugees and internally displaced persons, in developing countries, in the setting of humanitarian emergencies. Challenges in planning, implementing, and evaluating health programs for these populations will be discussed through case studies of recent humanitarian emergencies.
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MEDSCI 613 Mind Body Medicine: Mind Body Skills for Medical Students (2) L. ERLANGER, C. SCOTT
This seminar course will provide scientific background and foundational self-care skills for stress management through mindfulness and mutual support. Students will be encouraged to develop self-care and related pt care philosophy statement. Includes highly interactive, short didactic sessions, practice with experiential activities, and sharing reflections with group members.
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MEDSCI 614 Theoretical and Clinical Aspects of Pain (1)
The course will introduce pain and pain neurobiology with a close look into nociceptive, neuropathic and visceral pain and treatments to pain and addiction. The course will be a combination of articles, lecture, videos of real patients with chronic pain, and discussion.
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MEDSCI 615 Community Engagement and the School of Medicine Pathways (1)
The interactive and engaging Pathways intersession will cover the following topic area: determinants of health, the built environment, health equity and advocacy, structural competency, narrative medicine and additional topics related to working effectively with underserved, vulnerable and marginalized communities. Open to all WWAMI medical students.
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MEDSCI 616 The Physician Online: Mindful Use of Digital Media (1) A. BROWN, A. CHIPMAN, M. JACKSON, J. JAUREGUI, J. RIDDELL
This course explores the use of social media in medicine by exploring online identity, interactions, consumption and creation of content, and reflection. The goal is to equip students to use digital media mindfully while leveraging it to collaborate intelligently, teach more efficiently, and learn for a lifetime.
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MEDSCI 617 Prison/Jail Health Care, Part 1 (1) M. STERN, L. STRICK
This 2-day course serves as an introduction to correctional healthcare. The instructors will provide a short overview of the US correctional system and why and how health care is delivered in jails and prisons. The class will tour a busy county jail on Day 1 and a state prison on Day 2. Offered: AW.
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MEDSCI 618 Prison/Jail Health Care, Part 2 (1) M. STERN, L. STRICK
This course will explore the unique ethical challenges of correctional medicine through case-based discussions. There will be an opportunity to better understand some of those challenges first hand through a guided visit to a prison caring for the state's most seriously mentally ill. Offered: S.
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MEDSCI 619 Refugee and Immigrant Health (1)
This is a weeklong UWSOM intersession course familiarizing students with various aspects of immigrant and refugee health care. There will be an emphasis on the social context of clinical care and the importance of effective teamwork and collaboration.
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MEDSCI 620 Rheumatology Foundations (1) H. EMERY, K. HAYWARD, M. THAPA, T. TORGERSON
This course reviews pathology, clinical presentation, initial evaluation and management of patients with musculoskeletal complaints and common rheumatologic disorders. The in-class sessions include interactive lectures, case-based small groups and a volunteer patient panel that allow students to synthesize knowledge from earlier Foundations blocks and prepare for transition into clinical clerkships. Offered: Sp.
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MEDSCI 621 Basic Skills in Emergency Resuscitation (1)
Impart the critical skills needed to evaluate and manage common emergencies that medical students will encounter during their clinical clerkships and internship.
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MEDSCI 622 Topics in Global Infectious Diseases (1)
This course will combine didactic sessions presented by local topic experts on global infectious diseases with interactive case-based learning. Small groups will tackle cases that explore epidemiology, diagnosis and management of significant global infections. The course will conclude with a career panel of speakers highlighting various global health career paths.
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MEDSCI 623 Introduction to Toxicology: The Intersection of Natural Toxins and Human Physiology (1)
This is a didactic-based course illustrating the pathophysiology of natural toxins. Toxins from multiple organ systems including central nervous system, hepatic, hematologic, immunologic, and renal toxins will be covered. Specific examples include: shellfish poisonings, plant and mushroom poisonings, and envenomations from jellyfish, snakes, scorpions, and spiders.
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MEDSCI 624 Medical Students as Advocates: Practical Skills for Effective Advocacy (1)
Students will develop tangible, hands on skills for moving beyond witnessing health disparities to upstream action that is rooted in effective and community-centered advocacy. Through a cycle of interactive learning, research, action and reflection, this course both explores and develops the role of medical students and future physicians as advocates. Credit/no-credit only.
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MEDSCI 625 Building a Framework for Effective Service-Learning, Health Equity, and Leadership (1)
This course hones student leadership skills for: cultivating strong teams, assessing community strengths and needs, building community partnerships, sustaining projects, transitioning leadership, and facilitating reflective practices rooted in an analysis of systemic inequalities and cultural humility. Students will emerge with renewed confidence and refined skills for developing or strengthening projects. Credit/no-credit only.
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MEDSCI 626 Foundations of Scholarship: Discovery (1)
Investigate different types of scholarship of discovery within medicine. Apply the concepts of clear goals, adequate preparation, appropriate methods, significant results, effective presentation, and reflective critique to while preparing a scholarly project. Offered: AW.
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MEDSCI 627 Foundations of Scholarship: Integration (1)
Investigate different types of scholarship of integration within medicine. Apply the concepts of clear goals, adequate preparation, appropriate methods, significant results, effective presentation, and reflective critique to while preparing a scholarly project. Offered: AWSp.
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MEDSCI 628 Foundations of Scholarship: Engagement (1)
Investigate different types of scholarship of integration within medicine. Apply the concepts of clear goals, adequate preparation, appropriate methods, significant results, effective presentation, and reflective critique to while preparing a scholarly project. Offered: AWSp.
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MEDSCI 629 Foundations of Scholarship: Teaching (1)
Investigate different types of scholarship of integration within medicine. Apply the concepts of clear goals, adequate preparation, appropriate methods, significant results, effective presentation, and reflective critique to while preparing a scholarly project. Offered: AWSp.
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MEDSCI 630 Procedures and Advanced Skills for Clinical Practice (1)
Explore common diagnostic and therapeutic clinical procedures through a hands-on approach. Experience more advanced skills needed for clinical practice in a mentored environment. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
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MEDSCI 631 Skills and Strategies for Personal and Professional Development (1)
Teach skills and strategies required to sustain lifelong personal and professional growth. Equip students with resources and strategies that will improve their studying and learning skills. Topics will include time management, stress management, adult learning and organizational skills. Guest presenters will include professionals in the fields of health and education. Offered: W.
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MEDSCI 632 Clinical Global Health and Social Medicine (1) P. DRAIN
Applying clinical global health and social medicine principles are critical to providing excellent medical care. In this intersession, students will learn and discuss elements of clinical global health and social medicine through interactive case-based lectures, group discussions, and independent reading. Students will be graded (pass/fail) on participation and an essay. Offered: W.
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