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.
gLike most other medical students I am guilty of ignoring epidemiology and not really seeing or applying its relevance to my studies. I thought this book was truly excellent in highlighting how important it is to my future career as a doctor. It was clear, concise and an enjoyable read. I feel that this book is a truly needed publication, which takes the confusion and monotony out of the subject.h (3rd year Medical Student, University of Southampton)
Table of Contents
Preface. ¡1. Introduction to public health.
Part 1 Epidemiology and Evidence-based practice. ¡2. Incidence and prevalence. ¡3. Risks and rates. ¡4. Investigating causation. ¡5. Bias, confounding and chance. ¡6. Standardisation. ¡7. Ecological, time-series and cross-sectional studies. ¡8. Case-control and cohort studies. ¡9. Trials. ¡10. Systematic review and meta-analysis. ¡11. Diagnostic tests.
Part 2 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.
Part 3 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.
Part 4 Health Economics. ¡31. Economic perspectives on health. ¡32. Economic evaluation. ¡33. Economic perspectives on measuring health-related outcomes. ¡34. Economics of public health problems.
Part 5 Effective Health Care. ¡35. Health care systems. ¡36. Planning health services. ¡37. Evaluation.
Part 6 Self-assessment. ¡38. Questions. ¡39. Answers.
Appendix: Using epidemiological studies in communicable disease control. Index.
Margaret Somerville is Director of Public Health and Health Policy, NHS Highland, Inverness K. Kumaran is a Consultant in Public Health Medicine, NHS Somerset Rob Anderson, Institute of Health Service Research, Peninsula Medical School, Exeter