PEDIAT 699 — INDEPENDENT STUDY

0-5 credits.

Independent study projects as arranged with faculty or instructional staff.

PEDIAT/​MED PHYS  705 — WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP: SCIENCE, HEALTH AND ENGINEERING

2 credits.

Multiple professional and scientific groups have identified the underrepresentation and lack of advancement of women in academia as a national workforce problem. Review evolving perspectives of leadership and how unconscious assumptions about the behaviors and traits of men, women, and leaders impede women's advancement. Emphasizes the implications for women in the fields of science, health and engineering and explore the potential impact on the advancement of knowledge and improvements in health. Provides the opportunity to apply evidence-based perspectives using experiential methods.

PEDIAT 714 — PRACTICUM IN GENETICS COUNSELING

3 credits.

Second semester of the practicum in genetics counseling. Builds upon the first semester course (713) and provides additional opportunities to develop and improve skills in interviewing, data collection, case management and counseling.

PEDIAT 721 — INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL GENETICS

2 credits.

Study and integrate the mechanisms of clinical genetic disease at the microscopic, individual and macroscopic level. Provides foundational knowledge needed for future genetic counseling coursework and introduces and encourages discussion regarding the psychosocial and ethical concepts related to clinical genetics in a genetic counseling context.

PEDIAT 724 — CANCER GENETICS RISK ASSESSMENT AND COUNSELING

2 credits.

Provides the background knowledge needed to provide cancer genetics counseling services. The information gained will be put into practice during the second year cancer rotation, collectively preparing students for clinical practice. Provides a background in cancer genetics from a medical, biological, and clinical perspective. Includes: general principles and topics in oncology; familial cancers and cancer syndromes; and management, counseling, social, ethical, and legal issues.

PEDIAT 740 — LABORATORY GENETICS AND GENOMICS FOR THE GENETIC COUNSELOR

2 credits.

Introduction to clinical laboratory genetics with a particular focus on the relevance of human cytogenetics and molecular genetics to the practice of medical genetics. Covers the fundamental principles of human cytogenetic and molecular genetics including human chromosome structure, function, cytogenetic and molecular nomenclature, and current clinical laboratory testing methods relevant to medical genetic professionals. Apply cytogenetic and molecular genetic understanding to clinical scenarios to help diagnosis and manage individuals with genetic disease.

PEDIAT 742 — CLINICAL EMBRYOLOGY AND PRENATAL GENETICS

1 credit.

Review human development (normal and abnormal) and the influence of genetic disorders and teratogens, common indications for prenatal genetic counseling as well as available prenatal diagnosis and screening techniques. This course prepares the genetic counseling student for the prenatal clinical practicum.

PEDIAT 743 — ADVANCED INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING FOR THE GC I

1 credit.

Advanced topics in clinical communication skills for the genetic counselor. Emphasis will be on different counseling strategies and approaches including counselor self-reference, facilitating family communication, shared decision-making, crisis counseling and, applying techniques from select counseling models to GC practice (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy).

PEDIAT 814 — ADVANCED PRACTICUM IN GENETICS COUNSELING

4-5 credits.

The second of a two semester sequence of clinical experiences and didactics which provides opportunities for trainees to obtain professional competency in counseling, interviewing, and case coordination; to explore professional boundaries and limits; and learn strategies to develop a self-reflective practice.

PEDIAT 909 — PEDIATRICS INTERNSHIP PREP COURSE (PIPC)

1 credit.

Use both didactics and simulations to cover high yield topics that a new Pediatric Intern should know to start a Pediatrics Residency. Working with a team of faculty, multi-disciplinary staff, residents, fellows and course directors, review topics such as intravenous fluid management, nutrition, vaccines, newborn care, fever and antibiotic therapy, developmental skills, hematology/oncology emergencies, dermatology, respiratory distress, endocrine emergencies, radiology, and informed consent. Participate in simulations to review medical knowledge, communication skills, and teamwork. Participate in difficult communication cases including obtaining informed consent or talking with parents of patients who choose to decline recommended management options. Practice common pediatric skills including IV placement, umbilical line placement, defibrilation, airway management, lumbar puncture, and suturing.

PEDIAT 910 — INDEPENDENT READING AND RESEARCH IN PEDIATRICS

1-8 credits.

Independent research under the direct supervision of department of pediatrics faculty. Each students research project is individualized to meet student research goals within context of faculty research needs.

PEDIAT 919 — INDIVIDUALIZED CLINICAL ELECTIVE IN PEDIATRICS

1-4 credits.

Supervised activities include interacting with patients primarily in outpatient setting, participating in all clinical activities and other components of the individualized rotation.

PEDIAT 930 — PEDIATRIC NEONATOLOGY ELECTIVE

2-4 credits.

Activities include attending deliveries of high-risk infants, admitting and managing a circumscribed select group of patients under the supervision of the attending neonatologist. Daily notes and orders are written and counter-signed by the neonatologist. Weekly rounds are made with social worker/discharge planner. Night call will be taken every fourth night. Attend appropriate perinatal conferences.

PEDIAT 935 — SURGICAL, NEUROLOGIC, & COMPLEX CARE OF THE NEONATE ELECTIVE

2-4 credits.

Supervised activities include inpatient management in an intensive care setting and attending all the neonatal division educational sessions, which may include; Neonatology journal club, Multidisciplinary discharge planning rounds, and Individual patient care conferences.

PEDIAT 938 — INPATIENT ACTING INTERNSHIP-PEDIATRICS

4 credits.

Pediatric acting interns will serve as the primary provider for pediatric patients in one of the offered inpatient settings. This includes responsibility for diagnosis and management; communication with patients, families, and other interdisciplinary care providers; and self-directed learning and application of evidence-based medicine. The student will work under the direct supervision of a senior resident, fellows and the pediatric faculty. This rotation will provide the student with the opportunity to function at the intern level and play an active role in inpatient management of inpatient pediatric patients.

PEDIAT 940 — ADOLESCENT MEDICINE ELECTIVE

2-4 credits.

Supervised activities include interacting with patients in adolescent outpatient clinics, performing histories, physical examinations and managing patients with supervision by our staff. Give a didactic presentation at the end of the rotation on a topic of student's choice as well as write a blog for Writes of Passage. Customize clinic schedule from a menu of opportunities provided by the director.

PEDIAT 941 — PEDIATRIC ALLERGY/IMMUNOLOGY ELECTIVE

2-4 credits.

Supervised activities include seeing patients in outpatient clinics, observing procedures and attending weekly pediatric allergy conferences. Hands-on clerkship experience in this sub-specialty involves both very common and uncommon diseases in pediatrics in allergy and immunology. Specific topics that are covered include food allergy, asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, and primary immune deficiency. As these diseases are increasing in prevalence and have broad impacts on child health, this experience is ideal preparation for careers in pediatric and medical specialties, or surgical specialties.

PEDIAT 942 — PEDIATRIC COMPLEX CARE ELECTIVE

2-4 credits.

Under direct supervision by faculty, participate in medical co-management and care coordination for children with medical complexity. Multifaceted approach to learning about children with medical complexity, with focus on history and exam skills during scheduled maintenance and acute care visits. Pediatric ethics, organizing and maintaining accurate and up-to-date electronic medical records, documentation skills.

PEDIAT 943 — PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY ELECTIVE

2-4 credits.

Supervised by house staff and attending physicians activities include attending a variety of outpatient clinics with pediatric cardiologists, inpatient pediatric cardiology rounds and consults with the inpatient service team, observing various scheduled procedures (including echocardiography, ECG, cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology study), attending pediatric cardiology related conferences, presenting cases and teaching topics, and discussing patient cases.

PEDIAT 950 — PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY AND DIABETES ELECTIVE

2-4 credits.

Supervised activities include interacting with patients primarily in outpatient (some inpatient) settings, performing histories and physical examinations and managing patients with supervision by our staff. Group and individual discussions concerning patients seen in both the outpatient and inpatient settings will occur.

PEDIAT 953 — CLINICAL GENETICS ELECTIVE

2-4 credits.

Supervised activities include interacting with patients primarily in outpatient setting, participating in all clinics, rounds, consults and other components of the service. Active participation in patient evaluations and patient management is another component of this rotation.

PEDIAT 956 — PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY-ONCOLOGY ELECTIVE

2-4 credits.

Supervised activities include attending pediatric hematology/oncology clinics, evaluating patients in the clinics and attending the weekly pediatric hematology/oncology conferences.

PEDIAT 963 — PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY

2-4 credits.

Provides an in-depth introduction to a variety of kidney diseases, allowing students to build upon their ability to diagnose and treat complex pediatric and adolescent patients. Students will rotate through the American Family Children's Hospital inpatient nephrology service, outpatient nephrology clinic, and the inpatient dialysis unit. Two and four week rotations are available.

PEDIAT 966 — PRIMARY CARE SPORTS MEDICINE ELECTIVE

2-4 credits.

Supervised activities include interacting with patients and Licensed Athletic Trainers, residents and primary care sports medicine fellow in various outpatient settings and participating in assigned sports medicine clinics. Participating in patient evaluations, patient management and attending the weekly Friday morning sports medicine conference are additional components of this rotation. Other opportunities may include observing or evaluating patients in other clinical situations including the McClain Center UW athlete clinics, high school game coverage, PT clinics, other orthopedic clinics.

PEDIAT 967 — PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY ELECTIVE

2-4 credits.

Supervised activities include: attending outpatient clinics, rounding with inpatient attendings, attending weekly didactic and clinical conferences, observation of flexible bronchoscopies and participating in one-on-one tutorials.

PEDIAT 968 — COMMUNITY PEDIATRICS & ADVOCACY EXPERIENCE

2-4 credits.

Medical students will learn about the aspects of the health care of children which lie outside of the traditional hospital/clinic systems. Gaining a strong appreciation of the social determinants of health, public health measures, and systems-based approaches is a key aspect of this elective. An advocacy project will be formulated and completed as part of this rotation.

PEDIAT 970 — PEDIATRIC RHEUMATOLOGY ELECTIVE

2-4 credits.

Supervised activities include seeing patients in outpatient clinics, rounding with inpatient attendings, attending weekly pediatric rheumatology conferences, observing procedures and attending one-to-one tutorials.

PEDIAT 971 — PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASES

2-4 credits.

Students will round as members of the inpatient Pediatric Infectious Disease consult team. They will perform infectious disease focused history and physical examinations and participate in the development and communication of management recommendations. Students will also attend outpatient infectious disease clinics, case conferences, microbiology rounds and daily pediatric conferences including morning report, problem conference and grand rounds.

PEDIAT 973 — PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY

2-4 credits.

Students will participate in pediatric gastroenterology outpatient clinics, round with inpatient faculty, attend pediatric gastroenterology conferences, attend daily pediatric conferences including morning report, case conferences, and grand rounds. Students will also be able to observe procedures in the operating room. Students will be responsible for a 20 minute case-based presentation at the end of the rotation.

PEDIAT 975 — DEVELOPMENTAL PEDIATRICS

2-4 credits.

An introduction to developmental pediatrics and the care of children with developmental disabilities. Students will rotate through a variety of clinics which will be tailored based on interest.

PEDIAT 990 — RESEARCH

1-12 credits.

Research and/or scholarly work (e.g. quality improvement, clinical case reports) supervised by faculty and/or staff member within the Department of Pediatrics with appropriate content expertise. A supervisor and project must be identified prior to requesting enrollment in this course.