MEDS - Medical Science

MEDS 501 Seminar

MedS 501 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

MEDS 502 Directed Study

MedS 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

Areas normally offered are directed dissection of the extremities, trunk, head, neck, abdomen, and pelvis; endocrinology, physiology, and other medically related studies. (Spring only)

MEDS 504 Special Topics

MedS 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

MEDS 505 Introductory Primary and Community Care Clerkship

MedS 505 Introductory Primary and Community Care Clerkship (2 cr, max 6)

Introduces medical students to continuity of care by working with participating physicians. The course demonstrates how to work with an individual to help them achieve optimal health, and includes topics in primary and preventative care, geriatrics, rehabilitation, palliative care, behavioral health and pain management. Graded Pass/Fail. (Fall and Spring)

Prereq: Admission to the University of Washington School of Medicine WWAMI program

MEDS 510 Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease

MedS 510 Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease (11 cr)

Introduces cell physiology and cell biology, function, genetics, and genetic diseases, genes. Topics include membrane physiology; sensory receptors; muscle energetics and contractibility; autonomic nervous system; tissue response to disease; pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics; genetic disorders; pharmacogenetics. Incorporates relevant fundamental principles in anatomy, pathology and pharmacology. Graded Pass/Fail. (Fall only)

Prereq: Admission to the University of Washington School of Medicine WWAMI program

MEDS 513 Clinical Skills

MedS 513 Clinical Skills (2 cr)

Instruction in communication skills, interviewing techniques, physical examinations, documentation and clinical reasoning. This course will include hospital-based patient encounters and developing comfort and introduction to the physician role. Graded Pass/Fail only. (Fall and Spring)

Prereq: Admission to the University of Washington School of Medicine WWAMI program

MEDS 519 Invaders and Defenders

MedS 519 Invaders and Defenders (10 cr)

This course covers the immune system, microbial biology, infectious diseases, inflammation and repair, and skin and connective tissue. Topics discussed include the pathogenesis and immunity of infectious disease, immunodeficiencies, hypersensitivity, autoimmunity, the basis of immunologic diagnosis. Additionally, this course will include relevant fundamental scientific principles in anatomy, pathology, and pharmacology. Graded Pass/Fail. (Fall only)

Prereq: Admission to the University of Washington School of Medicine WWAMI program

MEDS 522 Clinical Skills

MedS 522 Clinical Skills (2 cr)

Instruction in communication skills, interviewing techniques, physical examinations, documentation and clinical reasoning. This course will include hospital-based patient encounters and developing comfort and introduction to the physician role. Graded Pass/Fail. (Fall and Spring)

Prereq: Admission to the University of Washington School of Medicine WWAMI program

MEDS 529 Circulatory System

MedS 529 Circulatory System (16 cr)

This course provides an interdisciplinary approach to cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal-urinary medicine, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, medicine and surgery. Topics include cardiac electrophysiology and cardiac muscle mechanics, myocardial infarction and cardiac repair, thoracic and pulmonary anatomy, ventilator mechanics, gas exchange, obstructive, restrictive, and pulmonary-vascular diseases, renal function, and common kidney diseases. Graded Pass/Fail. (Spring only)

Prereq: Admission to the University of Washington School of Medicine WWAMI program

MEDS 535 Clinical Skills

MedS 535 Clinical Skills (2 cr)

Instruction in communication skills, interviewing techniques, physical examinations, documentation and clinical reasoning. This course will include hospital-based patient encounters and developing comfort and introduction to the physician role. Graded Pass/Fail (Fall and Spring) Pass/Fail only.

Prereq: Admission to the University of Washington School of Medicine WWAMI program

MEDS 540 Blood and Cancer

MedS 540 Blood and Cancer (5 cr)

This course familiarizes students with the basic pathophysiologic mechanisms 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. Additionally, this course will include relevant fundamental scientific principles in anatomy, pathology and pharmacology. Graded Pass/Fail. (Spring only)

Prereq: Admission to the University of Washington School of Medicine WWAMI program

MEDS 550 Energetics and Homeostasis

MedS 550 Energetics and Homeostasis (10 cr)

This course 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. Additionally, this course introduces anatomy, pathology, and pharmacology of the endocrine and GI Systems. Graded Pass/Fail. (Spring only)

Prereq: Admission to the University of Washington School of Medicine WWAMI program

MEDS 560 Mind, Brain and Behavior

MedS 560 Mind, Brain and Behavior (14 cr)

In this course, the foundational principles of the organization and function of the head, neck and central nervous system are explained with a focus on clinical application of this knowledge to systematically approach the differential diagnosis and management of major neurologic, psychiatric and behavioral disorders. Current therapeutic approaches to disease are explained including pharmacological, behavioral, surgical and other therapies. Graded Pass/Fail. (Fall only)

Prereq: Admission to the University of Washington School of Medicine WWAMI program

MEDS 570 Lifecycle and Reproduction

MedS 570 Lifecycle and Reproduction (8 cr)

This course will cover 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, reproductive aging and demography of human population. Additionally, this course includes fundamental scientific principles in pelvic anatomy, apthology, histology, imaging and pharmacology. Graded Pass/Fail. (Fall only)

Prereq: Admission to the University of Washington School of Medicine WWAMI program

MEDS 580 Consolidation and Transition

MedS 580 Consolidation and Transition (12 cr)

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. Graded Pass/Fail. (Spring Only)

Prereq: Must be admitted to U of Washington School of Medicine