Essentials of Public Health Biology: A Guide for the Study of Pathophysiology available in Paperback
Understanding how and why manifestations of a disease occur and incorporating this knowledge into public health decision-making is the very essence of public health practice.
As the only text of its kind, Essentials of Public Health Biology explores pathophysiology within the context of the disciplines and profession of public health. Readers will gain a clear understanding of the pathogenesis of various disease conditions and how to identify critical points at which such pathogenesis could either be prevented or interrupted. Infectious, nutritional, metabolic, genetic, and environmental risks and the impact of such risks on various organ systems are thoroughly examined.
Ideal for the student with a science background, this text applies the scientific clinical foundation to the practice of public health through case studies, exercises, and points for discussion.
• Gives readers a clear understanding of the biological basis of disease put in the context of Public Health.
• Teaches key skills in public health to prepare the student for further investigation of critical topics.
• Includes a complete package of instructor and student resources including interactive flashcards and glossary available at www.jbpub.com/essentialpublichealth/battle.
About the Author
The George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health
Table of Contents
Preface Contributors Preface Foreword Preface Prologue Preface How to Use This Text: Key To Chapter Format Part I Concepts of Health and Disease in Public Health Chapter Introduction Chapter 1 Essay: The Origins And Achievements Of Modern Science Chapter 2 Biochemistry: A Foundation For Health Sciences Chapter 3 Genetics And Public Health Chapter 4 The Public Health Triad Chapter 5 Epidemiological And Public Health Perspectives On Aging In America Chapter 6 Drug-Induced Diseases And Safe Medication Use Chapter 7 Disease Versus Disease: How Some Diseases Ameliorate Others Chapter 8 Behavioral Determinants Of Health Part II Using Public Health To Address Behavioral Change Chapter Introduction Chapter 9 Understanding Nutrition For The Public's Health Chapter 10 The Nutrition Transition: Changes In Eating Patterns And The Relationship To Chronic Illness Chapter 11 Exercise: The Vaccine And Antidote For Obesity Chapter 12 Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Lifespan Perspective Chapter 13 Smoking, Nicotine And Addiction: Tobacco Or Health? Chapter 14 Pathophysiology Of Injury: Why Gravity Is Your Enemy Chapter 15 Oral Health: The Neglected Epidemic In Public Health Part III Concepts of Pathophysiology Chapter Introduction Chapter 16 Immunizations And Immunity Chapter 17 Inflammation: Understanding Its Role In Acute And Chronic Disease Chapter 18 Why We Stay Well: Stress, Allostasis, And Scientific Integrative Medicine Chapter 19 Cancer Prevention From A Biologist's Perspective Chapter 20 Colon Cancer: A Common, And Yet Preventable, Cancer Part IV The Public Health Burden of Infectious Disease Chapter Introduction Chapter 21 Soil-Transmitted Helminths: Worms The Most Common Pathogens of Humankind Chapter 22 Malaria: The Challenge Of Scaling-Up Multiple Effective Tools Chapter 23 Tuberculosis: The Deadly Comeback Of An Old Infectious Disease Chapter 24 Acquired Immune Deficieny Syndrome (AIDS): History And Timeline Chapter 25 HIV:Biology, Transmission, And Natural History In Humans Chapter 26 Afterword: The HIV/AIDS Epidemic Chapter 27 Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA): A Deadly Superbug Chapter 28 Meningococcal Meningitis: It Strikes Without Warning! Chapter 29 Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection And Immunization Chapter 30 Helicobacter Infection And Peptic Ulcer Chapter 31 Avian And Seasonal Influenza Chapter 32 Bioterrorism: Medical And Public Health Implications Part V The Public Health Burden of Chronic Disease Chapter Introduction Chapter 33 Hypertension And The Kidney Chapter 34 Epidemiology Of Atherosclerosis Chapter 35 Stroke: A Guide For Prevention For Patients And Families Chapter 36 Diabetes: A Public Health Pandemic Chapter 37 Chronic Kidney Disease: The New Epidemic Chapter 38 Achieving Asthma Control Chapter 39 Arthritis: The Nations Most Common Cause Of Disability Chapter 40 Osteoporosis:A Significant Cause Of Disability And Mortality Chapter 41 Alzheimer's Disease: A Slow Death Chapter 42 Perinatal Depression: A Worldwide Problem In Women's Health Chapter 43 The Science Of Sleep Part VI Skills and Tools of Public Health Chapter Introduction Chapter 44 Information-Seeking Strategies In Public Health Chapter 45 Communicating Public Health Information
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This book does not seem to provide enough information on each of the topics. This book is being used for a 200 level college course and assumes that everyone has extensive knowledge on each of the books topics. I would not recommend this book to another student and would definitely not recommend it for use in another college level course.