University of Calgary
UofC Navigation

Behavioural and Socioeconomic Links (ED10)

Please find links below to resources freely available on the Internet related to the behavioural and socioeconomic subjects covered in the UME curriculum.

Biostatistics (see also links under Epidemiology, below)

Definitions, data sources & methods Statistics Canada website for definitions, data sources & methods
StatSoft Online textbook in statistics
Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics Online textbook, simulations/demonstrations, case studies and analysis lab.
StatWeb Lessons for students in Biological Sciences in introductory statistics

 

Communication Skills

Institute for Healthcare Communication Non-profit organization that aims to advance the quality of healthcare by optimizing the experience and process of healthcare communication through four major activities: education, advocacy, research, and partnerships.
Coalition for Health Communication Inter-organizational task force whose mission is to strengthen the identity and advance the field of health communication. 

 

Community Health

Alberta Health Services Home page of the Alberta Health Services
Public Health Links to advisories, communicable disease, environmental health & health reports. Home page of the Office of the Medical Officers of Health, Alberta Health Services
CUPS Calgary Urban Project Society, a non-profit community health centre.
Calgary Association of Self-Help Calgary Assoc. of Self-Help deals with the whole person, providing the resources people need to move forward in life. Offers community-based services help people to get and stay well.
Community Health Sciences University of Calgary community health sciences department home page.

 

End-of-life Care (see Palliative Care, below)

Epidemiology

Epidemiology for the Uninitiated Online mini-textbook about the basics of epidemiology

 

Evidence-based medicine

Centre for Evidence-based medicine (Toronto) Uof Toronto site
Center for Evaluation of medicines McMaster site
Center for Health Evidence EBM user guides originally published in JAMA. Goal: Helping health organizations and associations find and apply best evidence in daily practice.

 

Family violence/abuse

Calgary & Area Child & Family Services Calgary and Area Child and Family Services' direct involvement in domestic violence cases is limited to protecting children from harm.
Family Counseling Programs (Calgary) Calgary Counseling Centre's website offering programs for men, women, children & families.
End Abuse.org Includes a prevention toolbox, and links to information & programs for children, teens, parents, immigrants. Website of the Family Violence Prevention Fund.
Calgary Police Service CPS page on family & domestic abuse


Medical genetics
 (see Genetics in ED11)

Health care financing

Federal Support for Health Care: The facts Government of Canada (Finance Dept) website that explains the provincial/federal shares of the costs of health care.
Canada Health Transfer Government of Canada (Finance Dept) website that explains the federal transfer of funds to the provinces.
Health Care Financing: User Participation Government of Canada document on private/public health care options.

Health care systems

Canadian Health Care System Health Canada explanation of the Canadian Health Care System.
Overview of Health Care Systems Overview of health care systems from Wikipedia

Health care quality review

Health Care in Canada Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
Health Care Delivery in Canada and the United States Article from Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences (1999) comparing US & Canadian Health Care Systems
Quality Review of Cancer Care Centres An article outlining the review process for a series of cancer care centers in Ontario  

 

Home health care

Primary Care Networks Home page of the Primary Health Care Networks
Home Care Home page of the Home Care program

Human development/life cycle

 

The Visual Embryo Depicts weekly growth stages for human embryo & fetus
Health Canada - Just for Kids Health Canada website & links to resources for children & health
Caring for Kids Website run by the Canadian Paedaitric Society
Child Development in Canada From the Canadian Council on Social Development
LifeMD.com To provide Canadians with essential fundamental health information that will assist them to evaluate the vast amounts of medical news that becomes available everyday around the world. Sections for men, women, seniors & children.

Human Sexuality

Gender, Sex and Sexuality Series of eCases from Ontario Universities. Includes text, interactive assessment and references. Covers gender & sexuality issues, including abnormal genetalia and genetics.
CDC Treatment Guidelines for STDs CDC site for treatment guidelines for STDs

Medical ethics (exit objective 6)

Eubios Ethics site from Japan, with links to various resources on the Internet
College of Family Physicians of Canada Bioethics Curriculum page from CFPC
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Bioethics Curriculum page from Royal College
CLEO Objectives of the Considerations of the Legal, Ethical, and Organizational Aspects of the Practice of Medicine. From the Medical Council of Canada.

 

Medical humanities

Literature, Art and Medicine Database Medical Humanities of Canada database
CAME Medical Humanities Wiki CAME wiki for medical humanities, hosted by UofS
   


Medical informatics 
(exit objective 8/9)

Handbook of Medical Informatics Online textbook from Erasamus University on medical informatics


Medical jurisprudence

Canadian Legislation & Guidelines Health Canada website
Public Health Law and Ethics Program Public Health Agency of Canada website
Health Law Institute University of Alberta page

Medical medicine (exit objective 3)

Nutrition

Nutrition & Healthy Eating Health Canada website on nutrition
Canada's Food Guide Home page of Canada's Food Guide
Dietitians of Canada Resource center & Eat Well, Live Well sections
Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Website from Health Canada for prenatal nutrition

 

Occupational health/medicine

Health Canada Occupational Health & Safety site from Health Canada
Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety CCOHS promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing information and advice about occupational health and safety.
Environmental & Workplace Health Site from Health Canada

 

Pain management (see also Palliative Care websites, below)

Innovations in End-of-Life Care An International Journal in End-of-Life -Care
Breakthrough Pain A European website on pain management.
Partners Against Pain Alliance of patients, care givers and health care providers working together to alleviate unnecessary suffering by leading efforts to advance standards of pain care through education and advocacy.

Pain & Policy Study Group

University of Wisconsin research group on pain management and policy.

Palliative care

Pallium Canadian initiative for palliative care. Courses & podcasts.
Palliative and End of Life Care Health Canada website on palliative and end-of-life care
Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control Home page of the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association Home page for Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
Palliative Care.org Palliative Care program from Edmonton, AB
Growth House International gateway to resources on resources for life-threatening illness and end of life care
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Home page of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine; Links to self-study resources, bookstore, annual meetings.
International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Information about hospice & palliative care services. The site has a hospice directory, book & video shop, conferences & meetings, education and journals.
European Association for Palliative Care Links to congresses, organizations, research groups, publications and projects.

 

Patient health education

Medline Plus Links to key health information
Patient Education Materials From Oregon Health & Science University

 


Population-based medicine (exit objective 4) 
Practice management

 Hand Hygiene Infection prevention & control learning module from Alberta Health Services
   

 

 

Preventive medicine (exit objective 4)

   
 Hand Hygiene Infection prevention & control learning module from Alberta Health Services


Rehabilitation/care of the disabled 
Research methods (exit objective 10) 
Substance abuse

Women's health

 

Gender and Health Series of online modules from Ontario Universities that discuss gender and health. Content for females and males.
Women's Health Matters A website by Women's College Hospital, Toronto. All information on the site is screened by Women's College Hospital & Women's Health Matters staff interested in Women's Health.
Women's Health Resources Site from Public Health Degree

 

 

2012 University of Calgary - Faculty of Medicine. All rights reserved.