Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiology

ISBN-10: 0335216242
ISBN-13: 9780335216246
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 9/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

This second edition of 'An Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiology' introduces the key, contemporary concepts in public health and epidemilogy in a way that stimulates the reader to think through many of the issues for themselves. The interactive style features public health skills for practice.

Susan Carr is Reader in Public Health and Primary Care at Northumbria University,UK, where she researches and teaches public health and primary care issues.Nigel Unwin is Professor of Epidemiology, in Advancing Research in Chronic Disease Epidemiology (ARCHES) and lead of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Diabetes, in the Institute of Health and Society at Newcastle University, UK.Tanja Pless-Mulloli is Professor of Environmental Epidemiology and lead of the Environment and Health team in the Institute of Health and Society at Newcastle University, UK.

Preface
Introduction
Lessons from the history of public health and epidemiology for the twenty-first century
Sources and critical use of health information
Measuring the frequency of health problems
Measures of risk
Epidemiological study designs
Weighing up the evidence from epidemiological studies
The determinants of health and disease
Health promotion
Health needs analysis
Principles of screening
Changing public health: what impacts on public health practice?
Further reading, references and resources
Index

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