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.
Preface to the Second Edition
About the authors
Introduction to Public Health
Public Health Old and New
Incidence and prevalence
Risks and Odds
Hierarchy of evidence and investigating causation
Bias, confounding and chance in epidemiological studies
Ecological and cross-sectional studies
Trials (experimental studies)
Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
Health and illness
Demographic and epidemiological transitions
Measuring population health status
Determinants of Health
Lifestyle determinants of health
Social determination of health
Environmental determinants of health
Inequalities in health
Health needs assessment
Maternal and Infant health
Health of older people
Principles of disease transmission
Communicable disease control
Economic perspectives on health
Economic perspectives on measuring health-related outcomes
Economics of public health problems
Health care systems
Health care evaluation
Appendix- Practical issues in conducting epidemiological studies
Margaret Somerville is Director of Public Health and Health Policy at NHS Highland. Previously she was Senior Lecturer and Director of Public Health Learning in the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry.
Kumaran Kalyanaraman is Clinical Scientist and Senior Lecturer, MRC Life course Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton Medical School.
Rob Anderson is Associate Professor of Health Economics and Evaluation at the University of Exeter Medical School.
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