Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 9, 2012 - Medical - 94 pages
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This brand new title in the market-leading at a Glance series provides a highly-illustrated, visual introduction to the key concepts of population-level disease prevention. Accessible, double-page spreads help you understand and appreciate the determinants of health which impact on healthcare services and their effectiveness.

Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance features high-yield information on all the topics covered at medical school, including:

  • Measurement of population health
  • Epidemiological concepts of cause and association, surveillance, and risk
  • Use of epidemiology in clinical decision-making
  • Epidemiology of major health problems such as cardiovascular disease and cancer
  • Health promotion
  • Basics of health economics
  • Basics of health policy, needs assessment, and evaluation

Also featuring self-assessment questions to help test learning, this new title will provide an invaluable resource for medical and healthcare students, junior doctors, and those preparing for a career in public health.


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About the author (2012)

Margaret Somerville is Director of Public Health and Health Policy, NHS Highland, Inverness

K. Kumaran is a Consultant in Public Health Medicine, NHS Somerset

Rob Anderson, Institute of Health Service Research, Peninsula Medical School, Exeter

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