Education

Threads (Tucson)

Curricular "threads" are woven through multiple blocks throughout the first two years of medical school at the College of Medicine – Tucson. Threads cover interdisciplinary topics such as:

Evidence-Base Decision Making

  • EBM Concepts
  • Biostatistics
  • Research methods
  • Biomedical informatics
  • Health care quality improvement
  • Health care financing
  • Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology
  • Patient safety
  • Clinical and translational research 

 

Health and Society

  • Epidemiology
  • Global health issues
  • Organization and structure of the Healthcare systems Health care financing
  • Medical socioeconomics 
  • Health disparities
  • Occupational medicine/environmental health
  • Population-based medicine

 

Health and the Individual 

  • CAM/Integrative Medicine
  • Communication skills
  • Cultural competence
  • End of life care/Palliative care
  • Human development
  • Medical ethics
  • Medical humanities
  • Medical genetics
  • Medical jurisprudence/Medicine and the law
  • Nutrition
  • Pain management
  • Prevention/health maintenance
  • Rehabilitation/care of the disabled
  • Substance abuse
  • Violence and abuse