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Society, the Individual and Medicine (SIM)
As a support to its case-based curriculum, the University of Ottawa has collected together various topics that are traditionally peripheral to the medical curriculum under the general heading of “Society, the Individual and Medicine” (SIM). There are 31 topics in all, including aboriginal health; addictions; aging; complementary & integrative medicine; culture; end-of-life care; environmental health; epidemiology & biostatistics; evidence-based medicine; gender, sexuality and health; health care systems; health determinants; history of medicine; medical ethics; nutrition; occupational health; prevention; professionalism, and public health. By collecting these topics together in one place we are better able to integrate them into the case-of-the-week discussions; we can also indicate the cross-connections between them. The SIM web site provides core concepts and related learning materials, presents basic facts and figures, and shows how the topics assemble into broader themes.
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