Lecture Notes on Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine / Edition 5

Lecture Notes on Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine / Edition 5

by Richard D. T. Farmer, Ross Lawrenson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405106743

ISBN-13: 9781405106740

Pub. Date: 01/15/2004

Publisher: Wiley

Lecture Notes: Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine new edition, is a core text that covers the basics of epidemiology - preventive medicine - public health - the organisation of medical care. The book is divided into three parts:

Part 1
Written to provide background and detailed information on epidemiology and public health medicine.

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Overview

Lecture Notes: Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine new edition, is a core text that covers the basics of epidemiology - preventive medicine - public health - the organisation of medical care. The book is divided into three parts:

Part 1
Written to provide background and detailed information on epidemiology and public health medicine. Casue and risk factors are discussed along with examples of theory and practice. The different types of epidemiological study design, sources of information and demographical data and studies are included.

Part 2
Evidence-based medicine is covered along with general principles on epidemiology. Promoting and educating on the control and immunisation procedures are dicsussed, with empahsis on environmental health and preventative methods and screening are topics highlighted.

Part 3
Historical cases and principles are reviewed. The effects on epidemiology and public health is dicussed in relation to the National Health Service, and targets and evaluation procedures are covered.

Lecture Notes: Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine is aimed at setting the basic medical science into a global and clinical setting. The book will appeal to all medical students and practising doctors who want to make clinical decisions based on sound evidence. Public health Nurses may also find this book as a useful resource too.

Review quotations from the previous edition:

"makes the best job possible of explaining the seemingly impenetrable jungle of epidemiology"
Scope Magazine

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405106740
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/15/2004
Series:
Lecture Notes Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Contents.

Preface.

List of Abbreviations.

Part 1.

1 Epidemiology.

2 ‘Cause’ and ‘risk’ and types of epidemiological study.

3 Descriptive study.

4 Surveys, survey methods and bias.

5 Cohort studies.

6 Case–control studies.

7 Intervention studies.

8 Health information and sources of data.

9 Indices of health and disease, and standardization of rates.

10 Medical demography.

Part 2.

11 Evidence-based medicine.

12 General principles.

13 Health promotion and health education.

14 Control of infectious disease.

15 Immunization.

16 Environmental health.

17 Screening.

Part 3.

18 History and principles.

19 The National Health Service.

20 Health targets.

21 Evaluation of health services.

Appendices.

Appendix 1: Suggested further reading.

Appendix 2: List of websites.

Index

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