Public Health And Epidemiology At A Glance 2nd Ed.

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Margaret Somerville, K. Kumaran, Rob Anderson
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30 ago. 2016
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. Contents Preface to the Second Edition Acknowledgements 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 Standardisation Ecological and cross-sectional studies Case-control studies Cohort studies Trials (experimental studies) Systematic reviews and meta-analysis Diagnostic tests Developing Guidelines Health and illness Demographic and epidemiological transitions Health Information 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 Disease prevention Principles of disease transmission Communicable disease control Surveillance Immunisation Screening principles Screening programmes Health promotion Changing behaviour Economic perspectives on health Economic evaluation Economic perspectives on measuring health-related outcomes Economics of public health problems Health care systems Planninghealthservices Improving services Health care evaluation Self-Assessment Self-assessment Questions Self-assessment Answers Appendix- Practical issues in conducting epidemiological studies Further reading Index Author Information 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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