The Course

photo of Homeless Veterans on Street
The 10-week class will meet for 2 hours each week starting on January 4th. Different speakers—leaders in their respective fields—are scheduled for the first hour with student interactions in the second hour. Students will learn how to view homelessness from multiple professional and philosophical perspectives. They will know how to engage homeless clients and how to refer them to available resources.

Students can work directly with people experiencing homelessness through U-District Street Medicine ( or through other projects we will discuss in class.

Who Can Participate

Qualified UW students and staff from different disciplines can participate in this 10-week course. MEDEX Course 580 is a 2-credit elective. UW students and staff must contact the registrar for details on enrolling in the course.