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SOMGEN 220: Compassion, Dignity and Empathy-Physician Communication Skills (SOMGEN 120)

As medical technology advances, research shows the human touch and the provider-patient interaction retains a critical role in the practice of medicine. This class uses fun and novel techniques to enhance communication skills and build empathy with others. Beyond clinical communication skills, we will learn how to be better communicators of complex medical and scientific skills with broader audiences, including the media. The class will meet with physicians who use social media to improve health literacy and with journalists who transform data into compelling stories about health and medicine.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1

SOMGEN 221: Media, Medicine & (Mis)information (SOMGEN 121)

The media ecosystem informs patient's perceptions of medicine and willingness to engage with healthcare workers. It shapes the practice of medicine and has the potential to fuel epidemics of vaccine-preventable diseases and to spread misinformation and disinformation. This class takes on Twitter and other platforms to examine the use of social media by healthcare workers, health activists and anti-science movements, each leveraging platforms to push forward their own agenda. We'll talk to health journalists to understand the challenges of a 24 hour news cycle in covering complex scientific and medical issues and learn how to better share our stories and messages with the media.
Terms: Win | Units: 1

SOMGEN 223: Introduction to R for data analysis

Introduction to R, an open-source programming language for statistical computing and graphics. Topics include: the basics of the R language and RStudio environment, data inspection and manipulation, graphics for data visualization, and tools for reproducible research. Interactive format combining lecture and hands-on computer lab, with time to work on your own data. Numerous in-class and homework exercises to build effective skills. Examples will be drawn from different areas of biology and medicine.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 3

SOMGEN 225: Winning Writing

The lessons that help New York Times journalists write more powerfully and persuasively can help doctors too. In five sessions we will study techniques for writing better. And we will practice. Students will receive constructive feedback in class (for those who want to volunteer their work for the group to read) and afterward (for those who prefer private critiques). Each session will address a different area of writing: 1) the basics, including emails and memos, 2) writing effectively about yourself, 3) giving feedback, 4) patient progress notes, 5) opinion pieces for a large audience.The instructor, Glenn Kramon, is an editor who has helped New York Times reporters win 10 Pulitzer Prizes. He has taught a similar course at the Stanford Graduate School of Business for three years.
Last offered: Autumn 2018

SOMGEN 227: Career Exploration Opportunities (CEO) Internship Development

Restricted to graduate students (year 3 and onward) and postdocs in Stanford Biosciences program. Focus is on career exploration and securing internship opportunities. Covers career exploration tools and exercises to help students and postdocs clarify academic and professional priorities, and empower them to take charge of their careers through hands-on internship experiences fitting their skills, interests, and values. Topics include identifying and planning for career of choice, targeting employers, securing an offer and pathways to on-the-job success. Guest speakers include company representatives and recruiters.
Last offered: Spring 2019

SOMGEN 227A: Career Exploration Opportunities (CEO) Internship Program Practicum

Restricted to graduate students (year 3 and onward) and postdocs in the Stanford Biosciences program who have completed SOMGEN 227. Focus is on internship progress and future career goals. Topics include update on progress of internship goals, planning for future career goals and return to academic research, internship activities, culture and mentorship.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Eberle, S. (PI)

SOMGEN 230: Sexual Function and Diversity in Medical Disciplines (CHPR 230, FEMGEN 230)

This course is a coordinated seminar series that presents evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention guidelines by clinical and translational research and population health science faculty of clinical departments other than Medicine (the focus of CHPR 260) of the Stanford School of Medicine, including; Anesthesiology & Perioperative, & Pain Medicine, Cardiothoracic gy, Emergency Medicine, Neurology & Neurological Sciences, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Radiation Oncology, Radiology, Surgery and Urology. CHPR master's program students must enroll in CHPR 230 for a letter grade and priority for enrollment will be given to current CHPR students. For third unit, graduate students attend INDE 215 Queer Health & Medicine and complete assignments for that section. For third unit and WAYs, undergrads enroll in SOMGEN 130. Prerequisites: CHPR 201 or HUMBIO 126/ CHPR 226 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Terms: Win | Units: 2-3

SOMGEN 237: Health Impact of Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse across the Lifecourse (AFRICAAM 28, FEMGEN 237, HUMBIO 28)

Cross-listed with SOMGEN 237 and FEMGEN 237. HumBio students must enroll in HumBio 28 or AFRICAAM 28. An overview of the acute and chronic physical and psychological health impact of sexual abuse through the perspective of survivors of childhood, adolescent, young and middle adult, and elder abuse, including special populations such as pregnant women, military and veterans, prison inmates, individuals with mental or physical impairments. Also addresses: race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other demographic and societal factors, including issues specific to college culture. Professionals with expertise in sexual assault present behavioral and prevention efforts such as bystander intervention training, medical screening, counseling and other interventions to manage the emotional trauma of abuse. Undergraduates must enroll for 3 units. Medical and graduate students should enroll in SOMGEN 237 for 1-3 units. To receive a letter grade in any listing, students must enroll for 3 units. This course must be taken for a letter grade and a minimum of 3 units to be eligible for Ways credit.
Terms: Win | Units: 1-3

SOMGEN 239: Preparation and Practice for Biotechnology Business and Finance

Open to School of Medicine graduate students, medical students, residents and fellows. Focus on the process of new company development and skills for success in biotechnology business, entrepreneurship and finance, including management/leadership skill development, awareness of business terminology and theory. Topics include: financial analysis, feasibility, IP, case practice.
Last offered: Summer 2019 | Repeatable for credit

SOMGEN 260: Preparing for Community, Health and Learning through Service in Sri Lanka

Preparation course for students attending the Bing Overseas Study Program in Sri Lanka. Focuses on specific topics relevant to Sri Lanka, including: water issues, effects of war and natural disaster on population health, maternal and child health, and etiquette and basic language skills for visitors. Explores the Sarvodaya model of development together with the World Health Organization's Sustainable Development Goals. Required for BOSP students; open to all students interested in Sri Lanka and global health.
Last offered: Autumn 2018 | Repeatable for credit
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