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SOMGEN 130: Human Sexual Diversity in Medical Practice (FEMGEN 230X)

(Same as SOMGEN 230/ FEMGEN 230). Goal is the development of personal and professional skills to interact with people across the diverse range of human sexuality, including sexual orientation and gender identity, age (pediatric to geriatric), sociocultural & religious values, medical issues (e.g. hormonal therapy, disabilities, such as spinal cord injury, etc). Features guest speakers representing a range of sexualities, including asexuality, polyamory and kink, as well as medical professionals and researchers specializing in a diversity of sexuality topics. Attendance (in-class feedback) requirements.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

SOMGEN 140: Preventive Medicine

(Same as SOMGEN 240) Features the research of faculty in the Stanford Prevention Research Center and focuses on key health issues over the life course (prenatal through childhood, young to middle-aged, older and elderly adults). Topics include chronic disease (global and U.S.) epidemiology; application of behavioral science to risk reduction; nutrition; weight management; physical activity; stopping smoking; public health; community health and community-based prevention; national prevention strategy; applying communication technology to health promotion.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

SOMGEN 205: Human Trafficking: Historical, Legal, and Medical Perspectives (FEMGEN 5C, HISTORY 5C, HUMBIO 178T)

(Same as History 105C. History majors and others taking 5 units, enroll in 105C.) Interdisciplinary approach to understanding the extent and complexity of the global phenomenon of human trafficking, especially for forced prostitution and labor exploitation, focusing on human rights violations and remedies. Provides a historical context for the development and spread of human trafficking. Analyzes the current international and domestic legal and policy frameworks to combat trafficking and evaluates their practical implementation. Examines the medical, psychological, and public health issues involved. Uses problem-based learning. Students interested in service learning should consult with the instructor and will enroll in an additional course.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

SOMGEN 240: Preventive Medicine and Public Health: The Science of Healthy Living

Features the research of faculty in the Stanford Prevention Research Center and focuses on key health issues over the life course (prenatal through childhood, young to middle-aged, older and elderly adults). Topics include chronic disease (global and U.S.) epidemiology; application of behavioral science to risk reduction; nutrition; weight management; physical activity; stopping smoking; public health; community health and community-based prevention; national prevention strategy; applying communication technology to health promotion.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

SOMGEN 254: Outbreaks, Epidemics, & Disease Control Systems (HUMBIO 154A)

This course teaches skills in disease control epidemiology. Students will engage in in-depth interdisciplinary study of disease detection and control strategies from a "systems science" perspective, which addresses classical public health dilemmas, such as how to allocate limited resources, investigate disease outbreaks, and analyze common problems at the intersection of social policy and public health. Lectures and problem sets will focus on developing quantitative skills essential to public health practice, emphasizing the use of common mathematical techniques for disease control. Readings will complement the lectures and problem sets by offering critical perspectives from the sociology of public health. In-depth case studies from non-governmental organizations, departments of public health, and international agencies will drive the course. Human Biology 154 courses can be taken separately or as a series.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Basu, S. (PI)

SOMGEN 284: The Startup Garage: Testing and Launch (CHEMENG 484)

(Same as STRAMGT 366) This is the second quarter of the two-quarter series. In this quarter, student teams expand the field work they started in the fall quarter. They get out of the building to talk to potential customers, partners, distributors, and investors to test and refine their business model, product/service and market. This quarter the teams will be expected to develop and test a minimally viable product, iterate, and focus on validated lessons on: the market opportunity, user need and behavior, user interactions with the product or service, business unit economics, sale and distribution models, partnerships, value proposition, and funding strategies. Teams will interact with customers, partners, distributors, investors and mentors with the end goal of developing and delivering a funding pitch to a panel of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors and faculty.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)
Instructors: Zenios, S. (PI)

SOMGEN 203: Literature and Writing for Military Affiliated Students

Focus is on military literature and workshopping students' writing about their military experiences. Authors include Tobais Wolff, Phil Klay and Tim O'Brien, and guest speakers include invited veteran authors such as Tobias Wolff and Karl Malantes. Dinner and course materials provided for free for all students.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

SOMGEN 204: Mobile Health Without Borders

Overview of innovations in mobile health, global health, and entrepreneurship. Each class features lectures from multiple world leaders on themes, challenges, opportunities in m-health. Content delivered in hybrid in-person seminar and webinar format connecting participants from around the world in class discussions and assignments.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

SOMGEN 206: Global Medical Issues Affecting Women (FEMGEN 206)

This course probes the principal issues affecting women and girls medically around the world. Through interactive discussions, guest lectures, case studies, and academic readings, students become acquainted with the most critical challenges to women¿s health globally, and use selected analytical tools to assess how these may be addressed efficiently, cost-effectively, and sustainably. Topics include women¿s cancer, birth control, infertility, female genital mutilation, midwifery, obstetric fistula, breastfeeding, violence against women, and women's representation in biomedical research. The aim is to cultivate in students a nuanced appreciation of women¿s unique needs, roles, and challenges in the contemporary global health landscape.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Westphal, L. (PI)

SOMGEN 210A: EMPOWERING EMERGING SCIENTISTS I

First half of a two-quarter sequence. A practical guide for career development, which includes training on career direction, communication, and the development and leveraging of relationships, all skills that are also easily translatable to many areas of life. Through conversations, self-analysis, and writing exercises, each participant designs a fulfilling and impactful vision for their career and life as a whole. Participants learn a practical, step-by-step process for living a more inspired and productive life.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
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