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

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

Introduction to Public Health

Author: Mary-Jane Schneider

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284118789

Category: Medical

Page: 625

View: 4580

a thorough, accessible overview of the expanding field of public health for students new to its concepts and actors. Written in engaging, nontechnical language, this best-selling text explains in clear terms the multi-disciplinary strategies and methods used for measuring, assessing, and promoting public health.

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: 3701

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 Genetic Epidemiology

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

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861348975

Category: Medical

Page: 230

View: 3972

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 and Biostatistics

An Introduction to Clinical Research

Author: Bryan Kestenbaum

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387884332

Category: Medical

Page: 242

View: 7289

Concise, fast-paced, intensive introduction to clinical research design for students and clinical research professionals Readers will gain sufficient knowledge to pass the United States Medical Licensing Examination part I section in Epidemiology

Introduction to Epidemiology

Author: Merrill

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284113310

Category: Medical

Page: 340

View: 5511

Introduction to Epidemiology, Seventh Edition is the ideal introductory text for the epidemiology student with minimal training in the biomedical sciences and statistics.

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: 7202

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.

Introduction To Epidemiology

Author: Carneiro, Ilona,Howard, Natasha

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335244610

Category: Medical

Page: 183

View: 1616

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

An Introductory Study Guide to Public Health and Epidemiology

Author: Nigel Unwin,Susan Carr,Joyce Leeson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medical

Page: 152

View: 6206

This book is primarily written for students of nursing and is relevant to all branches of Project 2000. The book covers some of the key issues in public health and epidemiology which are relevant to nursing. The chapters are written in a study guide format, and each poses a series of questions and exercises which the reader is encouraged to think about and work through. The aim is to introduce the reader to some of the key concepts in public health and epidemiology in a way which stimulates them to think through many of the issues for themselves. It is hoped that An Introductory Study guide to Public Health and Epidemiology will prove a useful resource to nursing students, tutors, and to qualified nurses entering the areas of community and public health.

Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance

Author: Margaret Somerville,K. Kumaran,Rob Anderson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118999339

Category: Medical

Page: 128

View: 827

First Prize in Public health in the 2017 BMA Medical Book Awards Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance is a highly visual introduction to the key concepts and major themes of population health. With comprehensive coverage of all the core topics covered at medical school, it helps students understand the determinants of health and their study, from personal lifestyle choices and behaviour, to environmental, social and economic factors. This fully updated new edition features: • More coverage of audit and quality improvement techniques • Brand new sections on maternal and child health, and health of older people • New chapters on social determinants of health and guideline development • Expanded self-assessment material This accessible guide is an invaluable resource for medical and healthcare students, junior doctors, and those preparing for a career in epidemiology and public health

Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Author: Giuseppe La Torre

Publisher: SEEd

ISBN: 9788889688564

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 9881

This book provides not only the theory of biostatistics, but also the opportunity of applying it in practice. In fact, each chapter presents one or more specific examples on how to perform an epidemiological or statistical data analysis and includes download access to the software and databases, giving the reader the possibility of replicating the analyses described.

An Introduction to Community & Public Health

Author: James F. McKenzie,Robert R. Pinger,Denise Seabert

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284139131

Category: Education

Page: 544

View: 3524

The Ninth 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.

Methods in Social Epidemiology

Author: J. Michael Oakes,Jay S. Kaufman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118603737

Category: Medical

Page: 600

View: 5600

A thorough, practical reference on the social patterns behind health outcomes Methods in Social Epidemiology provides students and professionals with a comprehensive reference for studying the social distribution and social determinants of health. Covering the theory, models, and methods used to measure and analyze these phenomena, this book serves as both an introduction to the field and a practical manual for data collection and analysis. This new second edition has been updated to reflect the field's tremendous growth in recent years, including advancements in statistical modeling and study designs. New chapters delve into genetic methods, structural cofounding, selection bias, network methods, and more, including new discussion on qualitative data collection with disadvantaged populations. Social epidemiology studies the way society's innumerable social interactions, both past and present, yields different exposures and health outcomes between individuals within populations. This book provides a thorough, detailed overview of the field, with expert guidance toward the real-world methods that fuel the latest advances. Identify, measure, and track health patterns in the population Discover how poverty, race, and socioeconomic factors become risk factors for disease Learn qualitative data collection techniques and methods of statistical analysis Examine up-to-date models, theory, and frameworks in the social epidemiology sphere As the field continues to evolve, researchers continue to identify new disease-specific risk factors and learn more about how the social system promotes and maintains well-known exposure disparities. New technology in data science and genomics allows for more rigorous investigation and analysis, while the general thinking in the field has become more targeted and attentive to causal inference and core assumptions behind effect identification. It's an exciting time to be a part of the field, and Methods in Social Epidemiology provides a solid reference for any student, researcher, or faculty in public health.

Essential Epidemiology

An Introduction for Students and Health Professionals

Author: Penny Webb,Chris Bain,Andrew Page

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316684199

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 7752

Taking a practical approach and supported by global examples from all areas of health, the new edition of this popular and highly commended textbook has been updated to reflect current epidemiological thinking and teaching. Based on feedback from teachers and students, material has been reordered to better suit courses and reflect the underlying logic and purpose of epidemiology. • Provides students with a rounded picture of the field by emphasizing the commonalities across different areas of epidemiology, including clinical epidemiology, and highlighting the key role of epidemiology in public health • Avoids complex mathematics by restricting this to optional material, thereby keeping the book accessible to students from non-quantitative backgrounds • Integrated and supplementary questions help students to reinforce concepts • A wealth of online material is available at, including additional questions, advanced material for key concepts, recommendations for further reading, links to useful websites and slides for teaching, supporting both students and teachers.

Biostatistics for Epidemiology and Public Health Using R

Author: Bertram K.C. Chan, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826110266

Category: Medical

Page: 500

View: 6475

Since it first appeared in 1996, the open-source programming language R has become increasingly popular as an environment for statistical analysis and graphical output. This is the first textbook to present classical biostatistical analysis for epidemiology and related public health sciences to students using the R language. Based on the assumption that readers have minimal familiarity with statistical concepts, the author uses a step-by-step approach to building skills. The text encompasses biostatistics from basic descriptive and quantitative statistics to survival analysis and missing data analysis in epidemiology. Illustrative examples, including real-life research problems drawn from such areas as nutrition, environmental health, and behavioral health, engage students and reinforce the understanding of R. These examples illustrate the replication of R for biostatistical calculations and graphical display of results. The text covers both essential and advanced techniques and applications in biostatistics that are relevant to epidemiology. Also included are an instructor's guide, student solutions manual, and downloadable data sets. Key Features: First overview biostatistics textbook for epidemiology and public health that uses the open-source R program Covers essential and advanced techniques and applications in biostatistics as relevant to epidemiology Features abundant examples to illustrate the application of R language for biostatistical calculations and graphical displays of results Includes instructor's guide, student solutions manual, and downloadable data sets.

Introduction to Epidemiology

Author: N.A

Publisher: McGraw-Hill International

ISBN: 9780335218332

Category: Medical

Page: 164

View: 5211

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.

Introduction to Epidemiology: Distribution and Determinants of Disease

Author: Caroline A. Macera,Richard Shaffer,Peggy M. Shaffer

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111540306

Category: Education

Page: 276

View: 1566

INTRODUCTION to EPIDEMIOLOGY: DISTRIBUTION AND DETERMINANTS OF DISEASE gradually immerses students in the science of public health while learning about cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, infectious diseases, and more. The first half of the book focuses on basic concepts in epidemiology, such as its history and integration into public health, disease occurrence, data sources, accuracy, and study design. Delving into high impact diseases and conditions, the second half guides students through the distribution and determinants of disease, including those of developing countries, which provides a global perspective. This first edition text was written for students with no prior knowledge of epidemiology, and includes useful online references, basic math resources, real-world problems, and an optional supplement package for better, faster comprehension! CourseMate includes an interactive eBook, interactive learning tools, including Quizzes, Flashcards, Videos, and more, as well as Engagement Tracker, which allows instructors to track individual or class progress. (Optional purchase with text -- learn more about CourseMate at Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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: 9610

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.

Epidemiology Matters

A New Introduction to Methodological Foundations

Author: Katherine M. Keyes,Sandro Galea

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199331243

Category: Medical

Page: 239

View: 1354

Epidemiology Matters offers a new approach to understanding and identifying the causes of disease -- and with it, how to prevent disease and improve human health. Utilizing visual explanations and examples, this text provides an accessible, step-by-step introduction to the fundamentals of epidemiologic study, from design to analysis. Across fourteen chapters, Epidemiology Matters teaches the individual competencies that underlie the conduct of an epidemiologic study: identifying populations; measuring exposures and health indicators; taking a sample; estimating associations between exposures and health indicators; assessing evidence for causes working together; assessing internal and external validity of results. With its consequentialist approach -- designing epidemiologic studies that aim to inform our understanding, and therefore improve public health -- Epidemiology Matters is an introductory text for the next generation of students in medicine and public health.