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.
This book introduces the key elements of epidemiological methods concerned with describing the patterns of diseases, identifying their causes and evaluating the effectiveness of health care and public health interventions.
"Statistiken sind merkwürdige Dinge ...", dies wird so mancher Mediziner denken, wenn er sich mit der Biometrie befaßt. Sei es im Rahmen seiner Ausbildung oder im Zuge wissenschaftlicher oder klinischer Studien, Kenntnisse der Statistik und Mathematik sind unentbehrlich für die tägliche Arbeit des Mediziners. Ziel dieses Lehrbuches ist es, den Mediziner systematisch an biometrische Terminologie und Arbeitsmethoden heranzuführen, um ihn schließlich mit den Grundlagen der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechung vertraut zu machen. Nach der Lektüre dieses Buches hält der Leser ein Werkzeug in den Händen, das ihm bei der Lösung medizinscher Fragestellungen hilft ebenso wie bei der Beschreibung von Ergebnissen wissenschaftlicher Studien und natürlich bei der Doktorarbeit!
Introduction to Public Health, Second Edition covers the basic elements of public health as well as essential data and statistics. This thorough revision contains new chapters on bioterrorism and emergency preparedness. Further bioterrorism issues have been woven through relevant chapters. New additions in epidemiology include anthrax and SARS.
This text introduces students to the core concepts and principles of public health: the nature and scope of public health; its history; an introduction to health determinants and epidemiology; evidence-based practice in public health and understanding public health data plus more.
"An Introduction to Public Health is about the discipline of public health and the nature and scope of public health activity set within the challenges of the twenty first century. It is an introductory text to the principles and practice of public health written in a way that is easy to understand. Of what relevance is public health to the many allied health disciplines who contribute to it? How might an understanding of public health contribute to a range of health professionals who use the principles and practices of public health in their professional activities? These are the questions that this book addresses. An Introduction to Public Health leads the reader on a journey of discovery that concludes with not only an understanding of the nature and scope of public health but the challenges that face the field into the future."--Provided by publisher.
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.
Medical by Jørn Olsen,Kaare Christensen,Jeff Murray,Anders Ekbom
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.
Education by 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
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
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.
NEW : Starting 12/15/2009, this book is available with a new Student Study Guide at no additional cost. With all new review questions for each chapter, additional essay questions, and 12 new appendices, The new Student Study Guide is an excellent way to further enhance student learning. Order ISBN 978-0-7637-8968-8. Contact your publisher's representative to learn more. From authors Friis and Sellers comes the Fourth Edition of this best-selling introduction to epidemiology: Epidemiology for Public Health Practice . In clear and accessible language, this comprehensive text will introduce your students To The most important and timely issues in epidemiology today. New to this edition: Information on new disease outbreaks: E. coli in spinach Avian influenza XDR TB Expanded coverage of the history of epidemiology New coverage of the natural history of disease Updated coverage of morbidity and mortality data throughout the text Method for rate adjustment updated To The 2000 standard population New information on health disparities, including the Hispanic mortality paradox Updated information on data sources including notifiable diseases Additional statistical measures provided, e.g., measures of life expectancy New coverage of models of causality New chapter on professional issues in epidemiology Exciting new figures, tables, and exhibits provided throughout Additional exercises and study questions Visit the Companion Website For The comprehensive resource package including: For Instructors: For Students: • Sample Syllabus • Review Questions • Lecture Outlines • Web Links • PowerPoints
This Very Short Introduction outlines the nature of public health in our world today and places public health in its historical context from the earliest times, analysing in particular the changes in public health regulation through the nineteenth century and the twentieth and twenty first centuries.
Introduction to Occupational Health in Public Health Practice Bernard J. Healey and Kenneth T. Walker Introduction to Occupational Health in Public Health Practice Introduction to Occupational Health in Public Health Practice uses concepts of prevention, epidemiology, toxicology, disparities, preparedness, disease management, and health promotion to explain the underlying causes of occupational illness and injury and to provide a methodology to develop cost-effective programs that prevent injury and keep workers safe. Students, health educators, employers, and other health care professionals will find that this essential resource provides them with the necessary skills to develop, implement, and evaluate occupational health programs and forge important links between public health and worker safety. Praise for Introduction to Occupational Health in Public Health Practice "Successful evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention efforts recognize that health choices and outcomes of individuals and communities are profoundly affected by their respective social and physical environments. This book is a great tool to identify opportunities and strategies to integrate and leverage efforts for the individual, family, workplace, and broader community." —Robert S. Zimmerman, MPH, president of Public Health Matters LLC, former Secretary of Health, Pennsylvania "A timely and crucial book for all health care professionals." —Mahmoud H. Fahmy, PhD, Professor of Education, Emeritus, Wilkes University
This third edition of Introduction to Public Health by Fleming and Parker continues to cement itself as a highly-respected resource for public health students. This title provides an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the key concepts and principles of public health from a multidisciplinary perspective. This highly anticipated new edition of Introduction to Public Health addresses topical issues, including epidemiology, ethics and evidence-based practice. Parker and Fleming also includes a new focus on infectious diseases and disease presence. The inclusion of the new chapter 'Public health and social policy' will help broaden the readers’ understanding of the influence policy has on public health. Evolve resources for students and instructors: Student Quiz Evolve resources for instructors only: PowerPoint slides Lesson and tutorial plans Image bank (tables and figures from book) New chapter: 'Public health and social policy' Focus on infectious diseases and disease prevention
This clear and accessible text helps public health professionals gain a solid understanding of geographic information system technology; what it is, how it works, and how it shapes their careers. Using examples drawn from public health practice, the author fully explains this exciting technological development.
New Edition Available 4/1/2013 With a unique emphasis on possible solutions to world health problems, this book addresses all the key issues of global health at a level basic enough that students from a variety of majors can understand the material. It will give the reader: An understanding of biological and social aspects of major global health issues, especially in the areas of infectious disease, nutrition, and environmental health. A knowledge of population groups that are at increased risk of poor health and familiarity with policies and programs designed to reduce health inequalities. A familiarity with global health vocabulary, the basic methods used to assess global health, and the tools to locate and understand additional global health information. The author has included over 170 tables and figures to illustrate important concepts as well as a supplemental chapter on how to read journal articles. The text is also accompanied by downloadable instructor resources including PowerPoint slides, a TestBank, and an instructor’s manual with suggested discussion questions and sample syllabi.
Epidemiology, by award-winning educator and epidemiologist Leon Gordis, is a best-selling introduction to this complex science. Dr. Gordis leverages his vast experience teaching this subject in the classroom to introduce the basic principles and concepts of epidemiology in a clear, uniquely memorable way. He guides you from an explanation of the epidemiologic approach to disease and intervention, through the use of epidemiologic principles to identify the causes of disease, to a discussion of how epidemiology should be used to improve evaluation and public policy. It’s your best choice for an accessible yet rich understanding of epidemiology! Gain a solid foundation of basic epidemiologic principles as well as practical applications in public health and clinical practice. Visualize concepts vividly through abundant full-color figures, graphs, and charts. Check your understanding of essential information with 120 multiple-choice epidemiology self-assessment questions. Master the latest nuances in epidemiology thanks to a wealth of new and updated illustrations, examples, and epidemiologic data.
Medical by Margaret Somerville,K. Kumaran,Rob Anderson
Author: Margaret Somerville,K. Kumaran,Rob Anderson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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.