Successfully tested in the authors' courses at Boston University and Harvard University, this text combines theory and practice in presenting traditional and new epidemiologic concepts. Broad in scope, the text opens with five chapters covering the basic epidemiologic concepts and data sources. A major emphasis is placed on study design, with separate chapters devoted to each of the three main analytic designs: experimental, cohort, and case-control studies. Full chapters on bias, confounding, and random error, including the role of statistics in epidemiology, ensure that students are well-equipped with the necessary information to interpret the results of epidemiologic studies. An entire chapter is also devoted to the concept of effect measure modification, an often-neglected topic in introductory textbooks. Up-to-date examples from the epidemiologic literature on diseases of public health importance are provided throughout the book. The Third Edition is a thorough update that offers: New examples, the latest references, and public health statistics. Nearly 50 new review questions. Updated discussion of certain epidemiologic methods. New figures depicting epidemiologic concepts."
Oxygenation is a unique book that combines anatomy and physiology with interventions to provide a useful approach to a specific nursing concept. Beginning with a review of anatomy and progressing through specific disorders, this text applies nursing knowledge to actual nursing and medical diagnoses in adult patients. Since many disorders of oxygenation are treated in a collaborative manner, both medical and nursing interventions are included in each chapter.Actual case studies help to apply the facts and concepts reviewed in each chapter. Thought-provoking questions help to reinforce learning. Diagrams help the reader to visualize anatomy and equipment. Tables help with concepts such as blood gas interpretations. The entire concept of oxygenation, from the respiratory and circulatory systems to the role of the hematological system, is reviewed because of the variety of ways that disorders can affect the individual patient.
As WHO Director-General Nakajima says of infectious disease, “No country is safe from them.” As public health education grows, so, too will the need for methodologic skills in infectious disease epidemiology. Without these crucial skills, there will be insufficient resources to improve the health of the public, both domestically and globally. Essentials of Infectious Disease Epidemiology is one of the few texts devoted specifically to the methods required to study infectious disease making the perfect introduction to the field for undergraduate and introductory masters-level public health students. It will provide students with the requisite skills to conduct, evaluate, and understand the field of infectious disease epidemiology. Looking for more real-life evidence? Check out Cases 1, 2, 19, & 21 in Essential Case Studies in Public Health, Putting Public Health into Practice.
Essential Readings in Infectious Disease Epidemiology is a collection of readings and practice exercises designed to complement the methods training presented in the main text, Essentials of Infectious Disease Epidemiology. Where the parent text focuses on methods, this book provides actual readings and examples on which to practice new skills. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
Essentials of Environmental Epidemiology for Health Protection is a key handbook and course reader for all professionals in environmental public health. Emphasising the scoping and planning stages of a study in order to avoid common pitfalls, and includes discussions on the limitations of epidemiological studies, ethics and handling large datasets.
Essentials of Public Health, Second Edition, published in partnership with the American Public Health Association, serves as a foundational text for students preparing for a career in the burgeoning sector of public health. Drawn from his extensive experience in the Illinois public health system, author Bernard J. (Barney) Turnock, MD, MPH, combines the best elements of his other two books, Public Health: What It Is and How It Works and Public Health: Career Choices That Make a Difference, for this addition to the Essential Public Health Series. Dr. Turnock's accessible style and comprehensive exploration of the field offers students unique exposure to both the internal workings of public health organizations as well as the various roles and responsibilities of the professionals who drive their operations. Ideally suited for students on a professional public health track seeking to increase their understanding of the organization and activities of health departments, the text also surveys the variety of public health careers including administration, environmental and occupational health, nursing, epidemiology, and disease control. Essentials of Public Health, Second Edition offers a strong introduction to promoting population health with clear, reader-friendly language and learning tools, while exploring practical applications of a public health career and addressing issues such as the size and scope of the workforce, salary expectations, and job security.
This comprehensive text is an excellent introduction to the field of public health. The book is divided into two parts. Part I defines and describes the public health system, provide concepts and tools for measuring health in populations, characterizes the relationship of the public health system with medical care and other elements of the overall health system, and identifies government’s unique contributions through federal, state, and local public health agencies.Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition