Alphabetical Index

(Note: links in CAPITALS refer to theme pages; lower case links are to individual text pages)

ABORIGINAL health theme page
Abortion     Canadian law on Abortion    History of Abortion in North America
Absolute Risk Reduction (statistic used in evaluating preventive interventions)
Abuse of patients;     Abuse of Elders;     Abuse of Children;     Abuse of Spouses
Activities of Daily Living
ADDICTIONS theme page
Advance directives
Agent, host and environment model of disease
Air pollution and health
AGING theme page
Alcohol abuse: the CAGE test
Alcohol consumption in Canada;    Guidelines for low risk drinking
Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcohol use in pregnancy
Allied health professionals - a description of their roles
Allopathic medicine
Alternative medicine
Alzheimer's disease
Analysis of variance (ANOVA)
Antibiotic resistance
Anxiety     Anxiety & Depression
Appreciative inquiry in interviewing patients
Assisted suicide
Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) objectives for population health training
Association - measures of
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Attributable risk     Attributable fraction - alternative statistics
Ayurvedic medicine

Baby record
Bayesian estimation of post-test probabilities
Behaviour change     Precontemplation (Stages of Change) model     Precede-Proceed model   
Behavior Modification
Behavioral models      Health Belief Model      Theory of Reasoned Action
Bias in measurement   in Study Designs      Lead Time bias
Birth Rates in Canada;    Birth rates among Teens     Changing birth rates     History of child birth practices
Blended physician payment schemes
Black Death plague
Blood transfusions & risk of infection
Body Mass Index (BMI)
Breast cancer;     Screening for breast cancer
Breast feeding trends

CAGE test for alcohol
The Canada Health Act
Canadian Medical Association
Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
Canadian mortality trends
Canadian population statistics
Cancer statistics in Canada        Cancer and Vitamin D     Animal metaphor
Capitation payment system
Cardiovascular disease
Case-control studies
Causal criteria       Cause, defined        Non-specific causes
Census for Ottawa & Eastern Ontario
Cervical cancer: screening guidelines
Cesarean section rates in Canada
Champlain LHIN
Charter for Health Promotion
"Cheat Sheets" for basic Epidemiology methods       "Smart Card" summary of definitions
Chi squared statistical test
Child abuse
Child Birth: historical milestones
Child development: stages of development by age       Rourke Baby Record
CHILD HEALTH theme page
Child poverty
Chi square  statistical test
Choosing a medical specialty
CLEO and C2LEO Objectives
Clinical trials
Cochrane collaboration  for reviewing clinical trials
Cohort studies
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Communicating with patients:    With deaf people      Motivational interviewing    Appreciative Inquiry   Strength-based approach   Anti-oppressive approach    Communicating across Cultures     Some mnemonics for communicating with patients
Community Health Centres (CHCs)     Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC)
Community Service Learning
COMPLEMENTARY & alternative medicine theme page
Complexity theory
Confidence Intervals
Consent to medical treatment
Co-payments for physician services
Coping with illness
Correlation  coefficient
Costs of health care: international comparisons    Health care costs due to smoking      Cost-effectiveness, cost-utility analyses
COSA program for sexual offenders
Crime rates in Canada   Crime and the law
Crib deaths
Criteria for causality
Critical appraisal of the literature
Cultural competency    Definition of     Cross-cultural Communication
CULTURE and HEALTH theme page    Cultural awareness     Types of Culture     Cultural safety
Cycle of addictions and trauma
Cystic Fibrosis

DALYs (Disability-adjusted life years)   International comparison of DALYs
DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
D.A.R.E.S. motivational interviewing
DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension)
Date rape
Patient decision aids
Definitions   of health     of Epidemiological terms    of Mortality terms     of Disability terms
Demographics of Canada     Demographic transition
Dental health & disease     Periodontal disease      DMF
Dependency ratio
Depression;     Post partum Depression
Determinant, defined
Determinants of health      Conceptual models of health determinants
Diagnostic test calculation spreadsheet (based on tutorial session)
Diarrhoeal diseases
The diet-heart disease hypothesis
DISABILITY theme page      Prevalence of disability in Canada      Squaring the survival curve
Disease control–success stories;    Disease surveillance      Controlling infectious disease
DMF (decayed, missing, or filled teeth)
Domestic violence:    Facts and figures      Child abuse      Elder abuse      Clinical response

Economics      Basic concepts in health economics      Costs of health care      Health care costs due to smoking
Edinburgh declaration on medical education
Educational level and health
Effectiveness, efficacy and efficiency (definitions)
Elder abuse
Emerging infections
Endocrine system & disease
End-of-Life care    Decisions over withdrawing life support: the case of Mr. Golubchuk     Living wills
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH theme page       Environmental health      History taking
Epidemic, defined      Epidemic curves
EPIDEMIOLOGY theme page     Epidemiology Cheat Sheets (statistics, research design & measurements)    "Smart Card"
The Epidemiologic transition  (from infectious disease towards non-communicable diseases)
Epidemiologic triad (in spread of infectious disease)
ETHICS theme page     Ethics core concepts     Additional ethics concepts      Philosophical basis for medical ethics      Ethics and the Law
Evaluation research methods
Exam Preparation:      Foundations      Unit 2      LMCC
Exposure - measures of effect of an exposure

Falls in the elderly
Families in Canada
Family Health Networks
Family Medicine
Family violence      Facts and figures     Child abuse     Elder abuse     Clinical response
Fee for service payment system
Female Genital Mutilation
Fluoride in water supply
Food security    Nutrition    Obesity
Four Principles of Family Medicine     the Four C's of addictions
Frailty in aging
French paradox (in CVD)

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender health: a resource list
GENDER AND HEALTH theme page     Gay marriages in Canada
Gender differences in health     Gender: the meaning of the term
Generational differences
Genetics      in Diabetes      in Hemochromatosis
Geriatric Assessment Programmes
Gerontology: 12 principles
GLOBAL HEALTH theme page     Global Health patterns     Global Health concepts
Grief & stages of grieving

Haddon matrix
Harm reduction
Healing touch
Health Belief Model
Health definitions
Health economics     Costs of health care
Health for All in the 21st Century
Health measurement
Health professionals and their roles
Health promotion      Health protection
Health Risk Appraisal (Évaluation des risques pour la santé)
Hearing loss
The Hierarchy of Scientific Evidence in critical appraisal of the literature
High risk versus population approach
Historical milestones in population health     History of health care policies in Canada     Historical milestones in public health      History of smallpox vaccination
History taking:      Occupational exposures      Adverse vaccine reactions      Addictions      Suicide risk     
HIV/AIDS HIV    in Canada   International trends in HIV   HIV in Africa    in Ottawa;     HIV prevention
Home care services
Homelessness in Canada    Homeless shelters
Homeopathic medicine
Hormone Replacement Therapy bias in studies of
HUMANITIES in Medicine     Certificate in Humanities in Medicine     Index of Humanities content in CBLs
Hypertension    Dietary prevention of
Hypothesis testing (statistical approach to)

Iatrogenic Disease
IMMUNIZATION theme page     Immunization: impact on disease    Immunization requirements for children   in Developing countries
Immigrant health
Impact of medicine on disease patterns    Statistics for measuring the impact of a risk factor
Impairment, disability and handicap
Incidence, defined
Infant health promotion
Infant mortality rate (IMR): trends in Canada
INFECTIOUS DISEASE theme page     New infectious diseases    Modes of transmission    Virulence    Infection control      Impact of medicine on ID decline    Terms describing progression of an infection
Influenza pandemic
Informed consent
Injuries in Canada    Preventing injuries (the Haddon matrix)     Preventing injuries (the Million Messages program)
Institutional care in Canada
Interdisciplinary health team - description of roles of team members
Intention to treat analysis
International Classification of Function
INTERNATIONAL HEALTH      International health comparisons      Health of migrants
Interprofessional Education curriculum (IPE)

Jehovah's Witnesses
Edward Jenner

Latin and Greek medical terms
Law on abortion in Canada
Lead in gasoline: a saga of politics, economics and prevention
Lead Time bias
Learning objectives (see Objectives)
Legal terms
Legislation against tobacco
Life expectancy
Life support: the case of Mr. Golubchuk
Life tables
Likelihood ratios       Calculator
Liverpool end-of-life care pathway
Living wills
Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs)
Long term care in Canada
Low-risk drinking guidelines

Marijuana in Canada
Massage therapy
MATERNAL and CHILD HEALTH (MCH) theme page        Maternal mortality
MD practice settings and payment schemes
Meals on Wheels
Mean, defined
Measurement scales    Health measurement;     QALYs;    DALYs;     PYLL
Median, defined
Medical Council of Canada: exam objectives for LMCC
Medicine wheel
MENTAL HEALTH theme page     Mental health policy    Mental health act in Ontario
Migrant health
Millennium Development Goals
Models of Medicine:    Allopathy       Osler vs. Garrod
Mortality: definitions of rates
Mortality trends in Canada    Leading causes of mortality in Canada
Motivational interviewing
Motor vehicle collisions
Mourning and grieving
Multiple choice questions (self-test)
Multiple Sclerosis: prevalence and etiology

Natural history of disease
Notes on statistics
Notifiable (reportable) diseases      List of reportable conditions      Prevalence in Ottawa region
Number needed to treat (NNT)
NUTRITION theme page     Nutritional quality of McDonald's    Nutrition at Tim Horton's   
Nutritional epidemiology
(humour)     Diet for hypertension     Food insecurity and obesity    Vitamin content of selected foods

Obesity:    Prevalence Trends        Definitions & Measurements of obesity
Objectives: Association of Faculties of Medicine ( AFMC);    Medical Council of Canada (MCC)   Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
Occupational asthma    Occupations at high risk of asthma
Occupational Therapist
Odds Ratios, defined
Ontario Medical Association      Ontario Mental Health Act
Osler vs. Garrod: rival models of medicine
Ottawa: Census results
Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion
Outbreak, defined       Types of outbreak     Outbreak control

Pack-years of smoking
PALLIATIVE & END-of-LIFE care theme page     Palliative care
Parasites and the diseases they cause
Patient communication:    With deaf people      Motivational interviewing    Appreciative Inquiry   Strength-based approach   Anti-oppressive approach    Communicating across Cultures     Some mnemonics for communicating with patients
PATIENT SAFETY theme page     Patient safety: the physician as victim    Measures to enhance patient safety
Perinatal health in Ontario
Personality and health
Physical activity
Physicians in Canada         Humour: Choosing your Specialty
The meaning of "Physician"  
International physician migration 
Physician payment schemes 
Physician Roles
Physician Stress
PICO in posing clinical questions
POPULATION HEALTH theme page       History of population health      Population Health Promotion     Conceptual models
Population statistics
Population Attributable Risk (PAR)
Post partum depression
Poverty in the USA      Child poverty
Power in study designs
Precede-Proceed model of health behaviour change
Precontemplation (Stages of Change) model of health behaviour
Pregnancy: alcohol use      Pregnancy among teenagers
Prescription drug abuse
Prevalence, defined.      Prevalence and Positive Predictive Value of a test
PREVENTION theme page     Prevention: stages of;   Routine prevention in primary care    Task Force on Prevention     Impact on infectious disease decline
Primary care settings in Canada
Private-Public Partnerships (PPP)
What is a Profession?
Prostate cancer
Psychosomatic medicine
Public health pioneers     Dr. Alan Brown
PUBLIC HEALTH theme page     Public health in Canada;    Public health goals for City of Ottawa
PYLL: Potential Years of Life Lost

Quality-Adjusted Life Years (QALYs)
Quality of health care - criteria for judging
Quality of Life
Quasi-Experimental studies

Radiation exposure
Randomized Trial (RCT)
Range of data, defined     Interquartile range
Rank order correlation
Rates, ratios & proportions defined
Rectangularization of the mortality curve
Refugee health
Registered Nurse
Regression analysis
Rehabilitation:    Definitions of    Alcoholics Anonymous      Sexual offenders
Relative risk, defined.    Attributable risk       Relative Risk Reduction (RRR)       Absolute Risk Reduction (ARR)
Reliability of measurements
Religion and health
Reportable (notifiable) diseases      List of reportable conditions      Prevalence in Ottawa region
Research designs    Clinical trials (RCTs)       Research ethics
Risk factor, defined
Romanow Commission
Rourke Baby Record
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Screening programs     Criteria for judging screening programs
Self-test questions:      Foundations       Unit II      LMCC
Ignaz Semmelweis
Sensitivity and Specificity     Effect of changing the cutting point     Prevalence, sensitivity & predictive values     Calculator
SEXUALITY theme page
Sexual behaviour among teenagers
Sexual offenders: rehabilitation program
Sexualy transmitted infections (STIs)    Incidence rates in Ottawa
Significance testing
    in history
"Smart Card" - summary of basic definitions in clinical epidemiology.
SMOKING theme page     Smoking and health   Smoking rates in Canada   Smoking and cancer     Pack-years definition
Smoking during pregnancy   Smoking cessation   Smoking patterns in the world
Legislation on smoking   Smoking trends among young people
Richard Doll
and the epidemiology of lung disease
Social capital and mental health       The concept of Social capital
Social Workers
Socioeconomic status and health       Education and health
Source - Path - Receiver model of occupational health hazard reduction
Specialty choices for physicians (a little humour)
Spousal assault
Spread of infectious disease
Squaring the suirvival curve
Stages of change model for health behaviors
Stages of infant development
Stages of prevention      Prevention stages applied to road traffic injuries
Standard deviation, defined
Standardization (in comparing disease rates)
Standard error of the mean, defined
Statistics;     Statistical tests;     Confounding;     Epidemiology methods;     Research designs;     Statistical significance;     Statistical Power
Statistics Notes  (brief overview of definitions)
Strength-based approach to interviewing patients
Stress        Stress among physicians
STUDY DESIGNS theme page       Overview of Study designs;     Statistical power of studies
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Suicide in Canada     Assisted suicide    Assessing risk of suicide
Surveillance of diseases     Goals of surveillance programs
Survival curves       Survival curves-changing patterns over time
Survival analysis
Susceptibility and Genetics       the example of hemachromatosis       Diabetes and the Thrifty Gene hypothesis
Systematic review

Taking a history:    Occupational exposures     Adverse vaccine reactions     Addictions     Suicide risk
Task Force on the Periodic Health Exam
Teen birth rates
Theory of Reasoned Action
t-test, defined
TUBERCULOSIS theme page    World patterns of TB;     Historical decline in TB    TB control and the DOTS program;     TB in an airline passenger
Travel medicine  
Twelve Steps of Alcoholocs Anonymous   
Type I and type II errors

Validity in study designs      of measurements
Variance, statistical
VIOLENCE & HEALTH theme page;     toward Spouses     Elders     Children
Vital statistics & Demographics for Canada
Vitamin D and cancer risk

Waist circumference as a measure of obesity
War as a public health hazard