Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health

Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health
Author by: Ann Aschengrau,Boston University School of Public Health Boston Massachusetts Ann Aschengrau,George R. Seage
Release: 2013-06-03
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Pages: 650
ISBN: 9781449657352
Language: un
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Successfully tested in the authors' courses at Boston University and Harvard University, this text combines theory and practice in presenting traditional and new epidemiologic concepts. Broad in scope, the text opens with five chapters covering the basic epidemiologic concepts and data sources. A major emphasis is placed on study design, with separate chapters devoted to each of the three main analytic designs: experimental, cohort, and case-control studies. Full chapters on bias, confounding, and random error, including the role of statistics in epidemiology, ensure that students are well-equipped with the necessary information to interpret the results of epidemiologic studies. An entire chapter is also devoted to the concept of effect measure modification, an often-neglected topic in introductory textbooks. Up-to-date examples from the epidemiologic literature on diseases of public health importance are provided throughout the book. The Third Edition is a thorough update that offers: New examples, the latest references, and public health statistics. Nearly 50 new review questions. Updated discussion of certain epidemiologic methods. New figures depicting epidemiologic concepts."

Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health

Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health
Author by: Ann Aschengrau,George R. Seage
Release: 2003
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Pages: 468
ISBN: 0763725374
Language: en
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This new text strives to provide students with a current, comprehensive introduction to principles applied in the practice of epidemiology in public health. It incorporates modern ideas in epidemiological thinking, providing an overview that is up-to-date and thorough. A major emphasis is placed on study design, with separate chapters devoted to each of the three main analytic designs.

Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health

Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health
Author by: Ann Aschengrau,George R. Seage
Release: 2013-06-03
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Pages: 650
ISBN: 9781284150155
Language: en
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Essential Epidemiology

Essential Epidemiology
Author by: Penny Webb,Chris Bain
Release: 2010-12-16
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1139493957
Language: en
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SUMMARY:

The new edition of this popular textbook remains a clear and practical introduction to epidemiology for students in all areas of health. By emphasising the role of epidemiology across a broad range of health monitoring and research, it gives students an understanding of the fundamental principles common to all areas of epidemiology. It also integrates the study of infectious and chronic diseases as well as public health and clinical epidemiology. Avoiding complex mathematics, it steps through the methods and potential problems underlying health data and reports, while maintaining a balance of rigour and clarity. The nuts-and-bolts of epidemiology are embedded in the wider international health perspective through recent and classical examples across different areas of health to engage students from a range of backgrounds. Concepts are illustrated with charts and graphs, and end-of-chapter questions test understanding (with answers provided). Online resources include further exercises, slides for teaching and useful weblinks.

Essentials of Public Health

Essentials of Public Health
Author by: Bernard J. Turnock
Release: 2008-07-08
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781449666552
Language: en
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This comprehensive text is an excellent introduction to the field of public health. The book is divided into two parts. Part I defines and describes the public health system, provide concepts and tools for measuring health in populations, characterizes the relationship of the public health system with medical care and other elements of the overall health system, and identifies government’s unique contributions through federal, state, and local public health agencies.Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition

Essential Public Health

Essential Public Health
Author by: Stephen Gillam,Jan Yates,Padmanabhan Badrinath
Release: 2012-06-28
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139511056
Language: en
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How can society most effectively prevent disease and promote health? That is the challenge addressed by this textbook. Public health is the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organised efforts of society. The 'science' is concerned with making a diagnosis of a population's health problems, establishing their cause and determining effective interventions. The 'art' lies in creatively addressing these problems. Essential Public Health captures both the art and science of the field. This second edition has been fully updated with contemporary examples and includes new chapters on sustainability and change, management and leadership. Examples are taken from health systems throughout the world, giving readers a wider perspective of the challenges faced. This is essential reading for all trainees in health care, social care and related disciplines. An internet companion includes supplementary information and interactive, self-assessment questions to test understanding and aid learning.

Epidemiology for Public Health Practice

Epidemiology for Public Health Practice
Author by: Robert H. Friis,Thomas A. Sellers
Release: 2009
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Pages: 717
ISBN: 0763751618
Language: en
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Review: "Now in its Fourth Edition, this best-selling text offers comprehensive coverage of all the major topics in introductory epidemiology. With extensive treatment of the heart of epidemiology - from study designs to descriptive epidemiology to quantitative measures - this reader-friendly text is accessible and interesting to a wide range of beginning students in all health-related disciplines. A unique focus is given to real-world applications of epidemiology and the development of skills that students can apply in subsequent course work and in the field. The text is also accompanied by a complete package of instructor and student resources available through a companion Web site."--Jacket

Essentials of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Essentials of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Author by: Manya Magnus
Release: 2008
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Pages: 227
ISBN: 0763734446
Language: en
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Essentials of Infectious Disease Epidemiology is devoted specifically to the methods required to study infectious disease making the perfect introduction to the field for undergraduate and introductory masters-level public health students. It will provide students with the requisite skills to conduct, evaluate, and understand the field of infectious disease epidemiology.

Essentials of Biostatistics in Public Health

Essentials of Biostatistics in Public Health
Author by: Sullivan
Release: 2017-02-17
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Pages: 378
ISBN: 9781284108194
Language: en
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Study designs -- Quantifying the extent of disease -- Summarizing data collected in the sample -- The role of probability -- Confidence interval estimates -- Hypothesis testing procedures -- Power and sample size determination -- Multivariable methods -- Nonparametric tests -- Survival analysis -- Data visualization

Essentials of Public Health Biology

Essentials of Public Health Biology
Author by: Constance U. Battle
Release: 2009-10-06
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Pages: 613
ISBN: 9780763744649
Language: en
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Important Notice: the digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Essentials of Public Health Ethics

Essentials of Public Health Ethics
Author by: Ruth Gaare Bernheim,University Professor and Hollingsworth Professor of Ethics James F Childress,James F. Childress,Alan Melnick,Richard J. Bonnie,Director Division of Public Health Policy & Practice School of Public Health University of Virginia School of Medicine Charlottesville Virginia Ruth Gaare Bernheim
Release: 2013-11-01
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781284053722
Language: en
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As threats of infectious disease grow and the nation confronts chronic health problems such as diabetes and obesity, health professionals, citizens, and community stakeholders must address increasingly complex ethical conflicts about public health policies and practices. Essentials of Public Health Ethics introduces students to the field of public health ethics, by focusing on cases. Topics span the discipline of public health and integrate materials, concepts, and frameworks from numerous fields in public health, such as health promotion, environmental health and health policy. By delving into both historical and contemporary cases, including international cases, the authors investigate the evolution and impact of various understandings of the concept of the public over time, i.e., the public not only as a numerical population that can be defined and measured, but also as a political group with legally defined obligations and relationships, as well as diverse cultural and moral understandings. While the text examines a range of philosophical theories and contemporary perspectives, it is written in a way that presupposes no previous exposure to the philosophical concepts but at the same time provides challenging cases for students who do have more advanced knowledge. Thus the book should be useful in Schools and Programs in Public Health as well as for undergraduate public health courses in liberal arts institutions and for health sciences students at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels."

How to Read a Paper

How to Read a Paper
Author by: Trisha Greenhalgh
Release: 2019-05-06
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781119484745
Language: en
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Required reading in many medical and healthcare institutions, How to Read a Paper is a clear and wide-ranging introduction to evidence-based medicine and healthcare, helping readers to understand its central principles, critically evaluate published data, and implement the results in practical settings. Author Trisha Greenhalgh guides readers through each fundamental step of inquiry, from searching the literature to assessing methodological quality and appraising statistics. How to Read a Paper addresses the common criticisms of evidence-based healthcare, dispelling many of its myths and misconceptions, while providing a pragmatic framework for testing the validity of healthcare literature. Now in its sixth edition, this informative text includes new and expanded discussions of study bias, political interference in published reports, medical statistics, big data and more. Offers user-friendly guidance on evidence-based healthcare that is applicable to both experienced and novice readers Authored by an internationally recognised practitioner and researcher in evidence-based healthcare and primary care Includes updated references, additional figures, improved checklists and more How to Read a Paper is an ideal resource for healthcare students, practitioners and anyone seeking an accessible introduction to evidence-based healthcare.

Essentials of Environmental Public Health Science

Essentials of Environmental Public Health Science
Author by: Naima Bradley,Henrietta Harrison,Greg Hodgson,Robie Kamanyire,Andrew Kibble,Virginia Murray
Release: 2014-01-30
Editor: OUP Oxford
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780191505393
Language: en
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Environmental public health is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the direct and indirect impact of exposure to environmental hazards on the public's health and wellbeing. Assessing and addressing the risks of chemical, ionising and non-ionising radiation, and noise hazards requires a sound knowledge of toxicology, environmental epidemiology, environmental science, health risk assessment, and public health principles. Essentials of Environmental Science for Public Health provides practical guidance on the technical aspects of environmental and public health investigations. Written by leaders in the field, the authors provide practical, expert advice on a range of topics from key concepts and framework for investigation to contaminated land and waste management. Case studies are used to aid learning and understand of the topics discussed. Produced by Health Protection England, Essentials of Environmental Science for Public Health offers a comprehensive and structured approach to understanding environmental public health issues and will be essential reading for all students and professionals in environmental public health.

Essentials of Public Health Communication

Essentials of Public Health Communication
Author by: Claudia Parvanta,David E. Nelson,Sarah A. Parvanta,Richard N. Harner
Release: 2010-10-25
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781449656096
Language: en
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The field of communications is increasingly recognized as a powerful tool in addressing the world’s most imperative public health challenges. Effective communication in health campaigns can inform, empower, or persuade individuals to adopt healthier lifestyles as well as foster public debate and policy change. Featuring a full chapter on informatics, this book is devoted to the competencies in health communication and informatics recommended by the Association of Schools of Public Health. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Enigmas of Health and Disease

Enigmas of Health and Disease
Author by: Alfredo Morabia
Release: 2014-06-24
Editor: Columbia University Press
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780231168854
Language: en
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This book is the principal account of epidemiology’s role in the development of effective measures to identify, prevent, and treat diseases. Throughout history, epidemiologists have challenged conventional knowledge, elucidating mysteries of causality and paving the way for remedies. From the outbreak of the bubonic plague, cholera, and cancer to the search for an effective treatment of AIDS and the origins of Alzheimer’s disease, epidemiological thought has been crucial in shaping our understanding of population health issues. Alfredo Morabia’s lucid retelling sheds new light on the historical triumphs of epidemiological research and allows for contemporary readers, patients, and nontechnical audiences to make sense of the immense amount of health information disseminated by the media. By drawing from both historical and contemporary sources, Morabia provides the reader with the tools to differentiate health beliefs from health knowledge. The book covers important topics, including the H1N1 swine flu epidemic, breast cancer, the effects of aspirin, and the link between cigarettes and lung cancer. Enigmas of Health and Disease is a concise narrative helping patients and health providers develop a more informed relationship.

Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health

Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health
Author by: Ann Aschengram,George R. Seage
Release: 2002-08-01
Editor: Aspen Publishers
Pages: 300
ISBN: 0834206269
Language: un
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Modern Epidemiology

Modern Epidemiology
Author by: Kenneth J. Rothman,Sander Greenland,Timothy L. Lash
Release: 2008
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Pages: 758
ISBN: 0781755646
Language: en
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The thoroughly revised and updated Third Edition of the acclaimed Modern Epidemiology reflects both the conceptual development of this evolving science and the increasingly focal role that epidemiology plays in dealing with public health and medical problems. Coauthored by three leading epidemiologists, with sixteen additional contributors, this Third Edition is the most comprehensive and cohesive text on the principles and methods of epidemiologic research. The book covers a broad range of concepts and methods, such as basic measures of disease frequency and associations, study design, field methods, threats to validity, and assessing precision. It also covers advanced topics in data analysis such as Bayesian analysis, bias analysis, and hierarchical regression. Chapters examine specific areas of research such as disease surveillance, ecologic studies, social epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, genetic and molecular epidemiology, nutritional epidemiology, environmental epidemiology, reproductive epidemiology, and clinical epidemiology.

Essential Case Studies in Public Health

Essential Case Studies in Public Health
Author by: Katherine Hunting
Release: 2012
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9781449648756
Language: en
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The New Public Health

The New Public Health
Author by: Theodore H. Tulchinsky,Elena A. Varavikova
Release: 2014-03-26
Editor: Academic Press
Pages: 912
ISBN: 9780124157675
Language: en
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The New Public Health has established itself as a solid textbook throughout the world. Translated into 7 languages, this work distinguishes itself from other public health textbooks, which are either highly locally oriented or, if international, lack the specificity of local issues relevant to students' understanding of applied public health in their own setting. This 3e provides a unified approach to public health appropriate for all masters' level students and practitioners—specifically for courses in MPH programs, community health and preventive medicine programs, community health education programs, and community health nursing programs, as well as programs for other medical professionals such as pharmacy, physiotherapy, and other public health courses. Changes in infectious and chronic disease epidemiology including vaccines, health promotion, human resources for health and health technology Lessons from H1N1, pandemic threats, disease eradication, nutritional health Trends of health systems and reforms and consequences of current economic crisis for health Public health law, ethics, scientific d health technology advances and assessment Global Health environment, Millennium Development Goals and international NGOs

Donaldsons Essential Public Health

Donaldsons  Essential Public Health
Author by: Liam J. Donaldson,Paul Rutter
Release: 2017-08-24
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 356
ISBN: 9781498797269
Language: en
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Donaldsons’ Essential Public Health has been in continuous print for 35 years, evolving through successive editions. This unrivalled record of success for a textbook of public health shows the enduring appeal of its content, style, and accessibility to generations of students and practitioners. For many of today’s national and global public health leaders, the book was their guide as they began their careers, their benchmark as they passed their examinations and professional accreditation, and remains their companion as a source of reference and refreshed knowledge for teaching and practice. The book brings together, in one volume, the main health problems experienced by populations and by the key groups within them, the strategies for promoting health and preventing disease, the principles and applications of epidemiology, the main themes of health policy, and a description of health service provision. This fourth edition marks the biggest change to the book in 20 years. For the first time it sets each key subject area in a global health context, whilst retaining its traditional strength in covering population health for the United Kingdom. New and revised chapters for this edition include: Health in a changing world Communicable diseases Non-communicable diseases Social determinants of health Quality and safety of healthcare Mental health Disability Health in later life Environment and health History of public health The content is wide-ranging and written in an accessible and engaging style. It covers topics as diverse as: the story of the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa; the elements of tobacco control policy; the health impact of climate change; the global health organisational architecture; the concept of health; the new paradigm of public mental health; the biological pathways that link to the health effects of social deprivation; the ideal of universal health coverage; the essentials of immunisation; the basis of healthy ageing; the historical events that led to the germ theory of disease and the Victorian sanitary revolution. This new edition is essential reading for all undergraduate and postgraduate students of public health, medicine, nursing, health policy, social science, and public sector management. Those embarking on a career in public health will find it of great value throughout their professional life. The book is also an extremely useful resource for established practitioners in primary care, doctors, senior nurses, health system managers, healthcare policy makers, civil servants in ministries of health, and members of boards of health organisations.