At a Glance: Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance

Editor/Author Somerville, Margaret, Kumaran, K. and Anderson, Rob
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 978-1-118-99932-5
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 61
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: March 2019
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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.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface to the second edition
  • Acknowledgements
  • About the authors
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to public health
  • Chapter 2: Public health old and new
  • Part 2: Epidemiology and evidence-based practice
  • Chapter 3: Incidence and prevalence
  • Chapter 4: Risks and odds
  • Chapter 5: Hierarchy of evidence and investigating causation
  • Chapter 6: Bias, confounding and chance in epidemiological studies
  • Chapter 7: Standardisation
  • Chapter 8: Ecological and cross-sectional studies
  • Chapter 9: Case–control studies
  • Chapter 10: Cohort studies
  • Chapter 11: Trials (experimental studies)
  • Chapter 12: Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • Chapter 13: Diagnostic tests
  • Chapter 14: Developing clinical guidelines
  • Assessing population health
  • Chapter 15: Health and illness
  • Chapter 16: Demographic and epidemiological transitions
  • Chapter 17: Health information
  • Chapter 18: Measuring population health status
  • Chapter 19: Determinants of health
  • Chapter 20: Lifestyle determinants of health
  • Chapter 21: Social determinants of health
  • Chapter 22: Environmental determinants of health
  • Chapter 23: Inequalities in health
  • Chapter 24: Health needs assessment
  • Chapter 25: Maternal and infant health
  • Chapter 26: Health of older people
  • Part 4: Improving and protecting health
  • Chapter 27: Disease prevention
  • Chapter 28: Principles of disease transmission
  • Chapter 29: Communicable disease control
  • Chapter 30: Surveillance
  • Chapter 31: Immunisation
  • Chapter 32: Screening principles
  • Chapter 33: Screening programmes
  • Chapter 34: Health promotion
  • Chapter 35: Changing behaviour
  • Part 5: Health economics
  • Chapter 36: Economic perspectives on health
  • Chapter 37: Economic evaluation
  • Chapter 38: Economic perspectives on measuring health-related outcomes
  • Chapter 39: Economics of public health problems
  • Part 6: Effective healthcare
  • Chapter 40: Healthcare systems
  • Chapter 41: Planning health services
  • Chapter 42: Improving services
  • Chapter 43: Healthcare evaluation
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Self-assessment answers
  • Appendix: practical issues in conducting epidemiological studies
  • Further reading