Epidemiology for Public Health Practice

Epidemiology for Public Health Practice
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Author: Friis
Pages: 717
ISBN: 9781449666637
Release: 2008-03-13
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

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Epidemiology in Public Health Practice

Epidemiology in Public Health Practice
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Author: Annemien Haveman-Nies,Maria Jansen,J. A. M. Van Oers,Pieter van 't Veer
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9086863051
Release: 2017-03-10
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Over the past decades, epidemiology has made a relevant contribution to public health by identifying health problems and analysing their determinants. Recent developments call for new and applied methods to support the planning, implementation and evaluation of public health policies and programmes. This book presents an integrated overview of such epidemiological methods, to be used within the joined working process of several public health disciplines. It provides relevant theories, concepts and tools, illustrated with practical examples in order to empower epidemiologists in public health.The first part of this book describes epidemiological history in a nutshell and explains the relationship with the public health domain. It closes with the presentation of a joint work cycle for policy, practice and research: the public health cycle.Part two presents seven steps epidemiologists should follow to strengthen their contribution to the public health cycle: conduct a needs assessment, support priority setting, formulate aims and objectives, construct a logic model, develop an evaluation plan, perform quality control, and analyse processes and outcomes.Part three illustrates the institutional architecture of public health and describes the professional fields of policy and health promotion as knowledge of these major fields facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration in each stage of the public health cycle.This book is intended for students and epidemiologists in public health practice. It was written by 20 Dutch authors with either longstanding experience or fresh enthusiasm. The editors are all affiliated with Academic Collaborative Centres for Public Health in the Netherlands, which aim to bridge the gap between policy, practice and research.

Epidemiology for Public Health Practice

Epidemiology for Public Health Practice
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Author: Robert H. Friis,Thomas Sellers
Pages: 804
ISBN: 9781449651589
Release: 2013-03-08
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Now in its Fifth 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 Fifth Edition is a thorough revision with updated data throughout including: the top 10 leading causes of death, motor vehicle traffic death rates, mortality ratios, infant mortality rates, cancer deaths rates, tuberculosis incidence, life expectancy, incidence of AIDS, breast cancer death rates, tobacco consumption, dementia, suicide rates, unintentional injuries and much more.

Perinatal Epidemiology for Public Health Practice

Perinatal Epidemiology for Public Health Practice
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Author: Melissa M. Adams,Greg R. Alexander,Russell S. Kirby,Mary Slay Wingate
Pages: 303
ISBN: 0387094393
Release: 2010-01-23
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Perinatal Epidemiology synthesizes perinatal knowledge through the lens of public health practice. This comprehensive text uses a consistent, logical format to offer readers: (1) A spectrum of topics affecting maternal and infant health: reproductive health concerns, maternal and infant morbidity and mortality, and gestation and fetal growth. (2) Information on timely issues, including infertility, gestational diabetes, preterm delivery, postpartum depression, and SIDS. (3) Detailed discussions of current epidemiological trends, measures and measurement issues, data sources, and risk and protective factors for each condition covered. (4) In-depth consideration of public health interventions and their availability, strengths and limitations. (5) Emerging areas of interest and directions for research. (6) Text boxes, definitions of key terms, discussion questions, appendices, and other helpful features. Perinatal Epidemiology is a valuable, ready resource for public health professionals in maternal and child care, reproduction and fertility. Its accessibility and easy-use format make it an equally strong textbook for courses in these fields as well as for advanced medical and nursing students in OB/GYN and pediatrics.

Ethics in Epidemiology and Public Health Practice

Ethics in Epidemiology and Public Health Practice
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Author: Steven Scott Coughlin
Pages: 232
ISBN: 096615200X
Release: 1997
Editor: Quill

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Applied Epidemiology

Applied Epidemiology
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Author: Ross C. Brownson,Diana B. Petitti
Pages: 358
ISBN: 0195187415
Release: 2006
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Applies traditional epideiologic methods for determining disease etiology to the real-life applications of public health and health services research. This text contains a chapter on the development and use of systematic reviews and one on epidemiology and the law.

Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health

Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health
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Author: Ann Aschengrau,Boston University School of Public Health Boston Massachusetts Ann Aschengrau,George R. Seage
Pages: 650
ISBN: 9781449657352
Release: 2013-06-03
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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."

Essential Public Health

Essential Public Health
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Author: Stephen Gillam,Jan Yates,Padmanabhan Badrinath
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139511056
Release: 2012-06-28
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Epidemiology for Public Health Practice

Epidemiology for Public Health Practice
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Author: Robert H. Friis
Pages: 80
ISBN: 0763789631
Release: 2009-11-30
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Learning

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Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice
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Author: Charles Guest,Walter Ricciardi,Ichiro Kawachi,Iain Lang
Pages: 629
ISBN: 9780199586301
Release: 2013-02-28
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Fully revised and updated for the third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice remains the first resort for all those working in this broad field. Structured to assist with practical tasks, translating evidence into policy, and providing concise summaries and real-world issues from across the globe, this literally provides a world of experience at your fingertips. Easy-to-use, concise and practical, it is structured into seven parts that focus on the vital areas of assessment, data and information, direct action, policy, health-care systems, personal effectiveness and organisational development. Reflecting recent advances, the most promising developments in practical public health are presented, as well as maintaining essential summaries of core disciplines. This handbook is designed to assist students and practitioners around the world, for improved management of disasters, epidemics, health behaviour, acute and chronic disease prevention, community and government action, environmental health, vulnerable populations, and more.

Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health

Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health
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Author: Roger Detels,Martin Gulliford,Quarraisha Abdool Karim,Chorh Chuan Tan
Pages: 1728
ISBN: 9780198810131
Release: 2017-09-28
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Sixth edition of the hugely successful, internationally recognised textbook on global public health and epidemiology, with 3 volumes comprehensively covering the scope, methods, and practice of the discipline.

Population Mental Health

Population Mental Health
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Author: Neal Cohen,Chair of the Department of Epidemiology Sandro Galea, MD,Sandro Galea
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781136737398
Release: 2011-04-25
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

First Published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Introduction to Occupational Health in Public Health Practice

Introduction to Occupational Health in Public Health Practice
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Author: Bernard J. Healey,Kenneth T. Walker
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780470504055
Release: 2009-08-20
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Introduction to Occupational Health in Public Health Practice Bernard J. Healey and Kenneth T. Walker Introduction to Occupational Health in Public Health Practice Introduction to Occupational Health in Public Health Practice uses concepts of prevention, epidemiology, toxicology, disparities, preparedness, disease management, and health promotion to explain the underlying causes of occupational illness and injury and to provide a methodology to develop cost-effective programs that prevent injury and keep workers safe. Students, health educators, employers, and other health care professionals will find that this essential resource provides them with the necessary skills to develop, implement, and evaluate occupational health programs and forge important links between public health and worker safety. Praise for Introduction to Occupational Health in Public Health Practice "Successful evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention efforts recognize that health choices and outcomes of individuals and communities are profoundly affected by their respective social and physical environments. This book is a great tool to identify opportunities and strategies to integrate and leverage efforts for the individual, family, workplace, and broader community." —Robert S. Zimmerman, MPH, president of Public Health Matters LLC, former Secretary of Health, Pennsylvania "A timely and crucial book for all health care professionals." —Mahmoud H. Fahmy, PhD, Professor of Education, Emeritus, Wilkes University

Oxford Handbook of Epidemiology for Clinicians

Oxford Handbook of Epidemiology for Clinicians
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Author: Helen Ward,Mireille B. Toledano,Gavin Shaddick,Bethan Davies,Paul Elliott
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780191654787
Release: 2012-05-24
Editor: OUP Oxford

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Oxford Handbook of Epidemiology for Clinicians provides all the information required by students and junior doctors who need to understand and translate key epidemiological concepts into medical practice. Unlike standard textbooks in this area, the focus throughout is on clinical applications of epidemiological knowledge. Divided into four sections, the handbook begins with the basics of epidemiology in the clinic, moving on to the theories behind evidence-based practice, discussions of optimum methods and studies, and then ends by looking at the epidemiology of common diseases. The material is presented in a logical manner, from problems to the most appropriate solutions or tools to be applied. Interesting topics such as controversies in prevention intervention encourage discussion and thought, and the authors pose sensible and important questions throughout. This handbook is a must for all junior doctors, medical students, and clinicians who need to apply epidemiological concepts to day-to-day practice or who want a practical step-by-step guide to undertaking research, conducting reviews of evidence, or writing up publications.

Epidemiology 101

Epidemiology 101
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Author: Emeritus Professor and Chair Department of Health Science - California State University Long Beach Robert H Friis,Robert H. Friis
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9780763798505
Release: 2010-03-25
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

As an increasing number of colleges and universities call for an epidemiologic content into liberal arts programs. This title is designed to meet the needs of instructors teaching and overview or introductory course of epidemiology. In an easy-to-read and understandable format, the text demonstrates applied approaches in everyday life and also to specific health outcomes. Key Features: Numbers case studies Text boxes and vignettes throughout Exhibits Photographs Figures Illustrations Looking for more real-life evidence? Check out Cases 1-5, 19, & 21 in Essential Case Studies in Public Health, Putting Public Health into Practice.

Health Protection

Health Protection
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Author: Samuel Ghebrehewet,Alex G. Stewart,David Baxter,Paul Shears,David Conrad,Merav Kliner
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780191062667
Release: 2016-10-27
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Health Protection: Principles and practice is a practical guide for practitioners working at all levels in public health and health protection, including those with a non-specialist background. It is the first textbook in health protection to address all three domains within the field (communicable disease control; emergency preparedness, resilience and response (EPRR); and environmental public health) in a comprehensive and integrated manner. Written by leading practitioners in the field, the book is rooted in a practice-led, all-hazards approach, which allows for easy real-world application of the topics discussed. The chapters are arranged in six sections, which begin with an in-depth introduction to the principles of health protection and go on to illuminate the three key elements of the field by providing: case studies and scenarios to describe common and important issues in the practice of health protection; health protection tools, which span epidemiology and statistics, infection control, immunisation, disease surveillance, and audit and service improvement; and evidence about new and emerging health protection issues. It includes more than 100 health protection checklists (SIMCARDs), covering infections from anthrax to yellow fever, non-infectious diseases emergencies and environmental hazards. Written from first-hand experience of managing communicable diseases these provide practical, stand-alone quick reference guides for in-practice use. Both the topical content of Health Protection: Principles and practice, and the clearly described health protection principles the book provides, makes it a highly relevant resource for wider public health and health protection professionals in this continually evolving field.

Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance

Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance
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Author: Margaret Somerville,K. Kumaran,Rob Anderson
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781118999332
Release: 2016-06-15
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

First Prize in Public health in the 2017 BMA Medical Book Awards 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. 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

Epidemiology Foundations

Epidemiology Foundations
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Author: Peter J. Fos
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0470910720
Release: 2010-11-11
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Written by Peter J. Fos—an expert in epidemiology with more than twenty years teaching experience—Epidemiology Foundations offers an ideal introduction to the theory and practice of public health epidemiology. This important text discusses both the historical perspective and future trends of epidemiology, reviews health and disease, and explains how they are measured. The book's overview of epidemiological studies shows how they are used in practice. Epidemiology Foundations takes a social and community perspective and includes information about global diseases and epidemics. Emphasis on concepts such as population health, social determinants, and global health make this book especially interesting and accessible to those new to the subject. Each chapter is supplemented with problem-solving exercises and research assignments to aid readers in understanding its epidemiology principles. Reflecting and expanding on recommendations of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Epidemiology Foundations is the ideal text for any course introducing epidemiology in public health.

Teaching Epidemiology

Teaching Epidemiology
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Author: Jorn Olsen,Rodolfo Saracci,Dimitrios Trichopoulos
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780191575396
Release: 2010-06-25
Editor: OUP Oxford

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Teaching epidemiology requires skill and knowledge, combined with a clear teaching strategy and good pedagogic skills. The general advice is simple: if you are not an expert on a topic, try to enrich your background knowledge before you start teaching. Teaching Epidemiology, third edition helps you to do this, and by providing the world-expert teacher's advice on how best to structure teaching gives a unique insight in to what has worked in their hands. The book will help you plan your own tailored teaching program. The book is a guide to new teachers in the field at two levels; those teaching basic courses for undergraduates, and those teaching more advanced courses for students at postgraduate level. Each chapter provides key concepts and a list of key references. Subject specific methodology and disease specific issues (from cancer to genetic epidemiology) are dealt with in details. There is also a focused chapter on the principles and practice of computer-assisted learning.

Precision Public Health

Precision Public Health
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Author: Tarun Weeramanthri,Hugh Dawkins,Gareth Baynam,Matthew Bellgard,Ori Gudes,James Semmens
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9782889455010
Release: 2018-06-25
Editor: Frontiers Media SA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Precision Public Health is a new and rapidly evolving field, that examines the application of new technologies to public health policy and practice. It draws on a broad range of disciplines including genomics, spatial data, data linkage, epidemiology, health informatics, big data, predictive analytics and communications. The hope is that these new technologies will strengthen preventive health, improve access to health care, and reach disadvantaged populations in all areas of the world. But what are the downsides and what are the risks, and how can we ensure the benefits flow to those population groups most in need, rather than simply to those individuals who can afford to pay? This is the first collection of theoretical frameworks, analyses of empirical data, and case studies to be assembled on this topic, published to stimulate debate and promote collaborative work.