An Introduction To Public Health And Epidemiology
McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Sep 1, 2007 - Medical - 176 pages
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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Lessons from the history of public health and epidemiology for the twentyfirst century
Sources and critical use of health information
Measuring the frequency of health problems
Measures of risk
Epidemiological study designs
Weighing up the evidence from epidemiological studies
The determinants of health and disease
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