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Author: Ann Aschengrau
Genre: Education
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449657352
Book Pages: 650
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

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."


Author: Ann Aschengrau
Genre: Education
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781284150155
Book Pages: 650
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

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Author: Penny Webb
Genre: Medical
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139493957
Book Pages:
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

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.


Author: Stephen Gillam
Genre: Medical
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139511056
Book Pages:
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

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.


Author: Bernard Turnock
Genre: Medical
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763745257
Book Pages: 272
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

What is public health -- Understanding and measuring health -- Public health and the health system -- Law, government, and public health -- Public health emergency preparedness and response -- Public health workforce -- Public health administration -- Environmental and occupational health -- Public health nursing -- Epidemiology and disease control -- Public health education and information -- Other public health professional occupational -- Public health program occupations -- Public health practice.


Author: Manya Magnus
Genre: Medical
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763734446
Book Pages: 227
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

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.


Author: Robert H. Friis
Genre: Medical
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763751618
Book Pages: 717
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

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


Author: Sullivan
Genre: Education
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781284108194
Book Pages: 378
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

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


Author: Susan Bailey
Genre: Education
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449627843
Book Pages: 310
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Tailored for multiple purposes including learning about and being equipped to evaluate research studies, conducting thesis/dissertation/capstone projects, and publishing scientific results, Epidemiologic Research Methods in Public Health Practice covers the full breadth of epidemiologic study designs and topics (case, case-control, and cohort studies).


Author: Robert H. Friis
Genre: Medical
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449666606
Book Pages: 390
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

As the first title in the Essential Public Health series, Essentials of Environmental Health is a clear and comprehensive study of the major topics of environmental health, including: background of the field and “tools of the trade” (environmental epidemiology, environmental toxicology, and environmental policy and regulation); environmental diseases (microbial agents, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation); and applications and domains of environmental health (water and air quality, food safety, waste disposal, and occupational health). Perfect for the beginning student as well as the experienced health professional, each chapter concludes with study questions and exercises to engage the reader in further study. The forthcoming companion website for this edition will provide additional resources and learning aids, including PowerPoints, an instructor's manual, test questions, and flashcards.