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EMED 218: Humanitarian Crises: Cities, Refugees and Resilience

This course will introduce students to humanitarian practice and the current challenges and opportunities presented by urbanization. Selected topics will address emerging trends in the humanitarian architecture, urban health, needs assessments, cash and markets as tools, innovative technologies, climate change and urban refugees. In addition, students will be introduced to a framework for urban fragility and resilience and each of the selected topics will be taught from a perspective of building resilience. Content will e based on recent research and current policy and practice debates. Finally, students will have an in-class project component consisting of an urban crisis table-top simulation.
Last offered: Spring 2017 | Repeatable 2 times (up to 8 units total)

EMED 219: Catalyst For Change: Emergency Response Systems in India

This course will cover the basics of health care access and infrastructure in India, with a focus on emergency care and response. We will review principles of community engagement and social emergency medicine with in the India context, using maternal/child health and gender-based violence as case studies. Students participating in the course will be research assistants in the summer, as such, we will spend some classes reviewing project logistics, research protocols, and research ethics.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1
Instructors: Newberry, J. (PI)

EMED 220: Emergency Medicine: Introduction

An introduction to the specialty of emergency medicine, including the emergency stabilization of patients in both the pre-hospital phase and in the emergency department. The course will include both lectures and hands on practical sessions. Topics consist of management of trauma patients and common medical emergencies, with hands on sessions including how to manage airway emergencies and suturing. 2 units includes two four-hour emergency department shadow shifts.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1-2

EMED 222: Biosecurity and Bioterrorism Response (BIOE 122, EMED 122, PUBLPOL 122, PUBLPOL 222)

Overview of the most pressing biosecurity issues facing the world today. Guest lecturers have included former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Special Assistant on BioSecurity to Presidents Clinton and Bush Jr. Dr. Ken Bernard, Chief Medical Officer of the Homeland Security Department Dr. Alex Garza, eminent scientists, innovators and physicians in the field, and leaders of relevant technology companies. How well the US and global healthcare systems are prepared to withstand a pandemic or a bioterrorism attack, how the medical/healthcare field, government, and the technology sectors are involved in biosecurity and pandemic or bioterrorism response and how they interface, the rise of synthetic biology with its promises and threats, global bio-surveillance, making the medical diagnosis, isolation, containment, hospital surge capacity, stockpiling and distribution of countermeasures, food and agriculture biosecurity, new promising technologies for detection of bio-threats and countermeasures. Open to medical, graduate, and undergraduate students. No prior background in biology necessary. 4 units for twice weekly attendance (Mon. and Wed.); additional 1 unit for writing a research paper for 5 units total maximum.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Trounce, M. (PI)

EMED 223: Advanced Wilderness Medicine

Open to all students. Wilderness-related illnesses and injuries; a framework for evaluation and treatment of emergencies in the backcountry. Hands-on clinical skills. Topics include high altitude medicine, hypothermia, envenomations, search and rescue, improvisation, and a day long field trip for hands-on field work. 3 units includes participation in an Emergency Department observation shift.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3

EMED 224: Wilderness First Aid

Provides basic introductory back country and emergency medicine skill development. Topics covered include patient assessment, addressing life threats, shock, spine safety, musculoskeletal injuries, medical emergencies, and environmental emergencies.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 2 | Repeatable 3 times (up to 2 units total)

EMED 225: Wilderness Medicine: Continued practical experience for high-quality care

Ongoing training for current wilderness medicine providers (WFA, AFR, WEMT). Students practice BLS assessment and medical care through outdoor simulations, labs, and workshops. Work in small teams, refine essential skills and garner knowledge, and judgement. Topics include traumatic, environmental, and medical scenarios in a backcountry setting where communication and resources are limited. Pre-requisite is completion of EMED224 or EMED 226 (or equivalent; current certification required) & current CPR certification; or instructor approval.
Last offered: Winter 2017 | Repeatable 3 times (up to 3 units total)

EMED 226: Wilderness First Responder

A more advanced and intensive class building on wilderness first aid that teaches first responder skills using improvised resources in varying environmental conditions and extended-care situations. This is used as a framework for learning to respond to medical emergencies in remote wilderness settings. Examines necessary tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4 | Repeatable 3 times (up to 4 units total)
Instructors: Lipman, G. (PI)

EMED 227: Health Care Leadership (EMED 127)

Healthcare Leadership class brings eminent healthcare leaders from a variety of sectors within healthcare to share their personal reflections and insights on effective leadership. Speakers discuss their personal core values, share lessons learned and their recipe for effective leadership in the healthcare field, including reflection on career and life choices. Speakers include CEOs of healthcare technology, pharmaceutical and other companies, leaders in public health, eminent leaders of hospitals, academia, biotechnology companies and other health care organizations. The class will also familiarize the students with the healthcare industry, as well as introduce concepts and skills relevant to healthcare leadership. Students enrolling for 1 unit attend one lecture per week on Wednesdays; students enrolling for 3 units attend two lectures per week (Mon & Wed). Register under section 2 if taking the class for 1-2 units. Open to undergraduates and graduate students. No prerequisites required.
Terms: Win | Units: 1-3
Instructors: Trounce, M. (PI)

EMED 228: Emergency Video Production: Tell a Story that Matters

Do you have a story to tell? Would you like to make an impact on emergency care through film? Would you like to work as part of a film team? Film has an increasing role in shaping the public's perceptions of and relationship to healthcare, with huge potential to act as a vehicle for impactful change. This course will describe and practice the entire filmmaking process from preproduction and production through to postproduction completion. Step by step you will learn to tell stories that matter in ways that will get people to care. You will learn visual strategies for imparting exciting knowledge. When the quarter is complete, we will have produced a film from start to finish that you can share. No prior film experience is required.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2-3 | Repeatable 3 times (up to 3 units total)
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