Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance, 2nd Edition
August 2016, ©2016, Wiley-Blackwell
First Prize in Public health in the 2017 BMA Medical Book AwardsPublic 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.
This fully updated new edition features:
• More coverage of audit and quality improvement techniques
• Brand new sections on maternal and child health, and health of older people
• New chapters on social determinants of health and guideline development
• Expanded self-assessment material
This accessible guide is an invaluable resource for medical and healthcare students, junior doctors, and those preparing for a career in epidemiology and public health
Preface to the Second Edition
About the authors
1. Introduction to Public Health
2. Public Health Old and New
3. Incidence and prevalence
4. Risks and Odds
5. Hierarchy of evidence and investigating causation
6. Bias, confounding and chance in epidemiological studies
8. Ecological and cross-sectional studies
9. Case-control studies
10. Cohort studies
11. Trials (experimental studies)
12. Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
13. Diagnostic tests
14. Developing Guidelines
15. Health and illness
16. Demographic and epidemiological transitions
17. Health Information
18. Measuring population health status
19. Determinants of Health
20. Lifestyle determinants of health
21. Social determination of health
22. Environmental determinants of health
23. Inequalities in health
24. Health needs assessment
25. Maternal and Infant health
26. Health of older people
27. Disease prevention
28. Principles of disease transmission
29. Communicable disease control
32. Screening principles
33. Screening programmes
34. Health promotion
35. Changing behaviour
36. Economic perspectives on health
37. Economic evaluation
38. Economic perspectives on measuring health-related outcomes
39. Economics of public health problems
40. Health care systems
41. Planning health services
42. Improving services
43. Health care evaluation
Appendix- Practical issues in conducting epidemiological studies
Kumaran Kalyanaraman is Clinical Scientist and Senior Lecturer, MRC Life course Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton Medical School.
Rob Anderson is Associate Professor of Health Economics and Evaluation at the University of Exeter Medical School.
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