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Hyang N Kim
CONJ 553
Seattle Campus

Clinical Management of HIV

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. Offered: jointly with G H 573; W.

Class description

This course provides in-depth training in the diagnosis and clinical management of HIV as practiced both in the US and abroad in resource-limited settings.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Weekly seminars feature lecturers who provide first-hand perspectives on diagnosing and treating HIV and STIs in the United States and the developing world. NOTE: Course is located at Harborview campus, Ninth & Jefferson building where it is also broadcast to distant students in over 30 countries.

Recommended preparation

The course is aimed at students with a basic proficiency in history, physical exam and differential diagnosis. Examples of potential students include medical students, medical residents, physician assistant students, advanced pharmacy or nursing students, international AIDS and research training scholars, and infectious diseases fellows. However, we would welcome other interested clinicians who meet the basic pre-requisites.

Class assignments and grading

3-credit course (In-person Seattle-based UW students):

The grade will be comprised as follows:

-- The online self-study homework assignments are worth 45% of the grade. Students must complete at least 90% homework to pass. -- The cumulative score from weekly quizzes comprise 30% of the grade. A minimum score of 70% on quizzes overall is required to pass (NOTE: this represents a cumulative score rather than a minimum score for each quiz) -- Participation in the weekly lectures and/or online discussion board constitute 25% of the final grade. Regular and full in-class or synchronous participation is expected for all course sessions. If a participant misses a class, the course instructor will direct him/her to view the missed session in the archives on the course website. -- Students are expected to do all of the reading assigned each week.

Students may obtain extra credit toward their quiz grade by completing as many of the 12 optional HIV webstudy cases.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Hyang N Kim
Date: 12/19/2013