An Introduction To Public Health And Epidemiology

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Sep 1, 2007 - Medical - 176 pages
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This book provides a multi-professional introduction to the key concepts in public health and epidemiology. It presents a broad, interactive account of contemporary public health, placing an emphasis on developing public health skills and stimulating the reader to think through the issues for themselves.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Lessons from the history of public health and epidemiology for the twentyfirst century
5
Sources and critical use of health information
17
Measuring the frequency of health problems
35
Measures of risk
49
Epidemiological study designs
57
Weighing up the evidence from epidemiological studies
72
The determinants of health and disease
83
Health promotion
97
Health needs analysis
111
Principles of screening
131
Changing public healthwhat impacts on public health practice?
146
Futher readingreferences and resources
160
Index
169
Back Cover
177
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Susan Carr is Reader in Public Health and Primary Care at Northumbria University,UK, where she researches and teaches public health and primary care issues.

Nigel Unwin is Professor of Epidemiology, in Advancing Research in Chronic Disease Epidemiology (ARCHES) and lead of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Diabetes, in the Institute of Health and Society at Newcastle University, UK.

Tanja Pless-Mulloli is Professor of Environmental Epidemiology and lead of the Environment and Health team in the Institute of Health and Society at Newcastle University, UK.

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