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Author Somerville, Margaret
Title Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance
Imprint Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2012
©2012
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (96 pages)
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Series At a Glance Ser. ; v.72
At a Glance Ser
Note Intro -- Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- About the authors -- 1: Introduction to public health -- Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Practice -- 2: Incidence and prevalence -- 3: Risks and odds -- 4: Hierarchy of evidence and investigating causation -- 5: Bias, confounding and chance in epidemiological studies -- 6: Standardisation -- 7: Ecological and cross-sectional studies -- 8: Case-control and cohort studies -- 9: Trials (experimental studies) -- 10: Systematic reviews and meta-analysis -- 11: Diagnostic tests -- Assessing Population Health -- 12: Health and illness -- 13: Demography -- 14: Epidemiological transition -- 15: Health information -- 16: Measuring population health status -- 17: Lifestyle determinants of health -- 18: Environmental determinants of health -- 19: Inequalities in health -- 20: Socio-economic inequalities in health -- 21: Health needs assessment -- Improving and Protecting Health -- 22: Disease prevention -- 23: Principles of disease transmission -- 24: Communicable disease control -- 25: Surveillance -- 26: Immunisation -- 27: Screening principles -- 28: Screening programmes -- 29: Health promotion -- 30: Changing behaviour -- Health Economics -- 31: Economic perspectives on health -- 32: Economic evaluation -- 33: Economic perspectives on measuring health-related outcomes -- 34: Economics of public health problems -- Effective Health Care -- 35: Health care systems -- 36: Planning health services -- 37: Health care evaluation -- Self-Assessment -- Self-assessment questions -- Self-assessment answers -- Appendix: Practical issues in conducting epidemiological studies -- Further reading -- Index
This brand new title in the market-leading at a Glance series provides a highly-illustrated, visual introduction to the key concepts of population-level disease prevention. Accessible, double-page spreads help you understand and appreciate the determinants of health which impact on healthcare services and their effectiveness. Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance features high-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 cardiovascular disease and cancer Health promotion Basics of health economics Basics of health policy, needs assessment, and evaluation Also featuring self-assessment questions to help test learning, this new title will provide an invaluable resource for medical and healthcare students, junior doctors, and those preparing for a career in public health
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Somerville, Margaret Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2012 9780470654453
Subject Public health.;Epidemiology
Electronic books
Alt Author Kumaran, K
Anderson, Rob
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