An Introduction To Public Health And Epidemiology


Author: Carr, Susan,Unwin, Nigel,Pless-Mulloli, Tanja

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335216242

Category: Medical

Page: 176

View: 8912

The second edition of this bestselling book provides a multi-professional introduction to the key concepts in public health and epidemiology.

Introduction To Epidemiology


Author: Carneiro, Ilona,Howard, Natasha

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335244610

Category: Medical

Page: 183

View: 1901

This popular book examines the underlying concepts and applications of epidemiology.

An Introduction to Genetic Epidemiology


Author: Lyle J. Palmer,George Davey Smith,Paul R. Burton

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861348975

Category: Medical

Page: 230

View: 1332

Genetic epidemiology is a field that has acquired a central role in modern biomedical science. This book provides an introduction to genetic epidemiology that begins with a primer in human molecular genetics and then examines the standard methods in population genetics and genetic epidemiology

Epidemiology Kept Simple

An Introduction to Traditional and Modern Epidemiology


Author: B. Burt Gerstman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118701267

Category: Medical

Page: 417

View: 7351

Arranged to facilitate use and highlight key concepts, this clear and concise text also includes many practical exercises, case studies, and real-world applications. Utilizing the modern biostatistical approach to studying disease, Epidemiology Kept Simple, Second Edition will provide readers with the tools to interpret epidemiological data, understand disease concepts, and prepare for board exams. The author fully explains all new terminology and minimizes the use of technical language, while emphasizing real-life practice in modern public health and biomedical research settings.

Applied Epidemiology

Theory to Practice


Author: Ross C. Brownson,Diana B. Petitti

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195111907

Category: Medical

Page: 396

View: 7864

Focusing on areas of public health practice in which the systematic application of epidemiologic methods can have a large and positive impact, this text applies traditional epidemiologic methods for determining disease etiology to the "real-life" applications of public health and health services research. Brownson and Petitti--true to their belief that epidemiology is the diagnostic discipline of public health--provide a much-needed book that bridges the gap between theoretical epidemiology and public health practice. Their uniquely comprehensive coverage includes a number of topics not traditionally addressed by other epidemiology texts. Twelve chapters offer a thorough, in-depth analysis of the important issues, methods, problems, and limitations within applied epidemiology. Following an introduction, three overview chapters detail study design and interpretation, outbreak and cluster investigations, and public health surveillance. The remaining chapters highlight key issues and provide practical recommendations on eight contemporary topics, such as community intervention trials, outcomes research, risk assessment, screening, and cost-benefit analysis. The editors--both very well-known researchers in the field--have compiled reviews with direct relevance to or a strong basis in epidemiology. All chapters have been authored by recognized authorities in the field of epidemiology and public health. Case studies of actual programs at the end of each chapter illustrate major points and provide a foundation for more detailed discussions. Applied Epidemiology is intended for practitioners in epidemiology, and students in epidemiology and related disciplines that rely heavily on epidemiologic methods and reasoning. It will be a practical and informative tool in academic institutions, federal agencies with significant educational missions, state and local public health agencies, and health care organizations.

Essential Epidemiology

An Introduction for Students and Health Professionals


Author: Penny Webb,Chris Bain,Sandi Pirozzo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521546614

Category: Medical

Page: 355

View: 2005

This is an accessible, easily readable, and modern introduction to epidemiology for students of medicine and public health. It combines a strong public health perspective and rationale with modern methodological insights in a coherent and straight forward way. It emphasises the fundamental principles common to all areas of epidemiology and, unlike many other texts, integrates both public health and clinical epidemiology and the study of infectious and chronic diseases. It aims to give health professionals a good understanding of the methods and potential problems underlying epidemiological data and reports but also provides a thorough introduction for would-be epidemiologists. The 'nuts and bolts' of epidemiology are embedded in the wider health perspective and the concluding chapter explores future possibilities and emphasises the integration of the various strands of the discipline. The basic messages are reinforced through numerous examples and questions, with answers provided.

Public Health and Aging

An Introduction to Maximizing Function and Well-being


Author: Steven M. Albert

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826197382

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 6191

Designated a Doody's Core Title!. Public health and aging is a developing field, standing between clinical geriatrics and the demography and epidemiology of aging. It has heretofore lacked a unified treatment or single framework. this text provides such a framework and offers a first synthesis of a burgeoning literature in geriatrics, gerontology, occupational therapy, epidemiology, demography, neuropsychology, rehabilitation medicine, social work, and public policy. Key concepts and tools that define the field of public health and aging such as cohort analysis, the lifetable, age-sex pyramids and risk stratification are presented. A synthesis of the most productive measures of healthy aging, also of successful aging and frailty; sample studies; and clinical trials that address the question of age, health, and healthy old age are also included.

An Introduction to Epidemiology for Health Professionals


Author: Jørn Olsen,Kaare Christensen,Jeff Murray,Anders Ekbom

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441914972

Category: Medical

Page: 163

View: 5370

Today, the public worries about emerging diseases and rapid changes of the frequency of well known diseases like autism, diabetes and obesity making the word epidemic part of the general discussion. Epidemiology should therefore be a basic component of medical training, yet often it is undertaught or even neglected. Concise and readable while also rigorous and thorough, An Introduction to Epidemiology for Health Professionals goes beyond standard textbook content to ground the reader in scientific methods most relevant to the current health landscape and the evolution of evidence-based medicine—valuable keys to better understanding of disease process, effective prevention, and targeted treatment.

An Introduction to Community Health


Author: James F. McKenzie,R. R. Pinger,Jerome Edward Kotecki

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763729530

Category: Medical

Page: 614

View: 9393

The fifth edition of this best-selling introductory text has been updated to reflect the latest trends and statistics in community health in an effort to effectively address the health issues facing today's communities. with emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in health education, an Introduction to Community Health, Fifth Edition, covers such topics as epidemiology, community organization, program planning, minority health, health care, mental health, environmental health, drugs, safety, and occupational health.

Genetics, Health Care and Public Policy

An Introduction to Public Health Genetics


Author: Alison Stewart,Philippa Brice,Hilary Burton,Paul Pharoah,Simon Sanderson,Ron Zimmern

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139463292

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 4565

Genetics, Health Care and Public Policy is an introduction to the new discipline of public health genetics. It brings together the insights of genetic and molecular science as a means of protecting and improving the health of the population. Its scope is wide and requires an understanding of genetics, epidemiology, public health and the principles of ethics, law and the social sciences. This book sets out the basic principles of public health genetics for a wide audience from those providing health care to those involved in establishing policy. The emphasis throughout the text is on providing an accessible introduction to the field. The content moves from the basic concepts, including definitions and history, through chapters on genetics, genetic technology, epidemiology, genetics in medicine, genetics in health services, ethical, legal and social implications, to the implications for health policy. It provides one-stop, introductory coverage of this rapidly developing and multidisciplinary field.

Introduction to Epidemiology


Author: N.A

Publisher: McGraw-Hill International

ISBN: 9780335218332

Category: Medical

Page: 164

View: 8716

Epidemiology, one of the key disciplines in public health, is concerned with describing the patterns of diseases, identifying their causes and evaluating the effectiveness of health care and public health interventions. Such information helps to promote health and treat disease. This book introduces the key elements of epidemiological methods. The book examines: Concepts and applications of epidemiology Population measures of health and disease Descriptive and analytical study designs Intervention studies Risk assessment and preventive strategies Surveillance and screening Series Editors: Rosalind Plowman and Nicki Thorogood.

Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance


Author: Margaret Somerville,K. Kumaran,Rob Anderson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118308646

Category: Medical

Page: 128

View: 5910

This brand new title in the market-leading at a Glanceseries provides a highly-illustrated, visual introduction to thekey concepts of population-level disease prevention. Accessible,double-page spreads help you understand and appreciate thedeterminants of health which impact on healthcare services andtheir effectiveness. Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance featureshigh-yield information on all the topics covered at medical school,including: Measurement of population health Epidemiological concepts of cause and association,surveillance, and risk Use of epidemiology in clinical decision-making Epidemiology of major health problems such as cardiovasculardisease and cancer Health promotion Basics of health economics Basics of health policy, needs assessment, andevaluation Also featuring self-assessment questions to help test learning,this new title will provide an invaluable resource for medical andhealthcare students, junior doctors, and those preparing for acareer in public health.

Behavioral Economics and Public Health


Author: Ichiro Kawachi

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019939833X

Category: Economics

Page: 367

View: 5855

Behavioral economics has potential to offer novel solutions to some of today's most pressing public health problems: How do we persuade people to eat healthy and lose weight? How can health professionals communicate health risks in a way that is heeded? How can food labeling be modified to inform healthy food choices? Behavioral Economics and Public Health is the first book to apply the groundbreaking insights of behavioral economics to the persisting problems of health behaviors and behavior change. In addition to providing a primer on the behavioral economics principles that are most relevant to public health, this book offers details on how these principles can be employed to mitigating the world's greatest health threats, including obesity, smoking, risky sexual behavior, and excessive drinking. With contributions from an international team of scholars from psychology, economics, marketing, public health, and medicine, this book is a trailblazing new approach to the most difficult and important problems of our time.

An Introduction to Community & Public Health


Author: James F. McKenzie,University of Utah Salt Lake City Utah Glen R Hanson,Peter J Venturelli,Annette E Fleckenstein,Robert R. Pinger,Professor Department of Public Health Sciences Penn State Hershey Professor Emeritus Ball State University James F McKenzie

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449689892

Category: Education

Page: 595

View: 1359

Now with a new full color design and art program, the Eighth Edition of An Introduction to Community & Public Health provides the latest trends and statistics in community health. With an emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in health education, this best-selling introductory text covers such topics as epidemiology, community organization, program planning, minority health, health care, mental health, environmental health, drugs, safety, and occupational health. A robust pedagogy helps students understand and retain key learning objectives and better prepare for class.

Introduction to Epidemiologic Research Methods in Public Health Practice


Author: Susan Bailey,Deepa Handu

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449627846

Category: Education

Page: 310

View: 1897

Tailored for multiple purposes including learning about and being equipped to evaluate research studies, conducting thesis/dissertation/capstone projects, and publishing scientific results, Epidemiologic Research Methods in Public Health Practice covers the full breadth of epidemiologic study designs and topics (case, case-control, and cohort studies).

Population and Health

An Introduction to Epidemiology


Author: Ian R. H. Rockett

Publisher: N.A


Category: Epidemiology

Page: 44

View: 1975

Introduction to Public Health


Author: Mary-Jane Schneider

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763725945

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 496

View: 3747

Basic Epidemiology


Author: R. Bonita,R. Beaglehole,Tord Kjellström,World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241547073

Category: Medical

Page: 213

View: 3193

Basic epidemiology provides an introduction to the core principles and methods of epidemiology, with a special emphasis on public health applications in developing countries. This edition includes chapters on the nature and uses of epidemiology; the epidemiological approach to defining and measuring the occurrence of health-related states in populations; the strengths and limitations of epidemiological study designs; and the role of epidemiology in evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of health care. The book has a particular emphasis on modifiable environmental factors and encourages the application of epidemiology to the prevention of disease and the promotion of health, including environmental and occupational health.