Concepts of Epidemiology: Integrating the ideas, theories, principles, and methods of epidemiology

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Epidemiology is a population science that underpins health improvement and health care, by exploring and establishing the pattern, frequency, trends, and causes of a disease. Concepts of Epidemiology comprehensively describes the application of core epidemiological concepts and principles to readers interested in population health research, policy making, health service planning, health promotion, and clinical care. The book provides an overview of study designs and practical framework for the epidemiological analyses of diseases, including accounting for error and bias within studies. It discusses the ways in which epidemiological data are presented, explains the distinction between association and causation, as well as relative and absolute risks, and considers the theoretical and ethical basis of epidemiology both in the past and the future. This new edition places even greater emphasis on interactive learning. Each chapter includes learning objectives, theoretical and numerical exercises, questions and answers, a summary of the key points, and exemplar panels to illustrate the concepts and methods under consideration.Written in an accessible and engaging style, with a specialized glossary to explain and define technical terminology, Concepts of Epidemiology is ideal for postgraduate students in epidemiology, public health, and health policy. It is also perfect for clinicians, undergraduate students and researchers in medicine, nursing and other health disciplines who wish to improve their understanding of fundamental epidemiological concepts.
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ISBN-13: 9780198739685
ISBN-10: 0198739680
Pagini: 480
Dimensiuni: 170 x 246 x 25 mm
Greutate: 0.82 kg
Ediția: 3
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP Oxford
Locul publicării: Oxford, United Kingdom


Students frequently seek guidance as to the best introductory-level textbook on epidemiology. This book, now in its third edition, is a worthy contender. [...] This is an easy and engaging read, with clear, simple explanations that belie the complexity of the subject matter [...] The book lives up to its promise to integrate the ideas, theories, principles and methods of epidemiology. As an introductory textbook, it will pique the interest of students ofepidemiology, public health, biostatistics, medicine, nursing and allied health professions, while providing a foundation on which to build their knowledge and skills. More experienced epidemiologists and teachers also will find this a refreshing and useful addition to their library.
Praise for Previous Editions
The text carries the trademarks of an experienced and conscientious teacher, as befits an author who is a senior professor and head of the Department of Community Health Sciences at the venerable institution of the University of Edinburgh. He writes forthright prose, clear and uncomplicated throughout; he deploys an array of teaching tools; and the tables and uncomplicated throughout; he deploys an array of teaching tools; and the tables and diagrams are numerous andwell done.
Highly commended in the Public Health Category of the BMA Book Awards 2009
Among many other strengths are an abundance of worked out problems and references to relevant literature that follow each chapter...On balance, Iwould strongly recommend this as a supplementary text that can double as a study guide for the serious graduate student in epidemiology.
Case studies are abundant and the questions and answers that end the chapters should be particularly useful for those using the book outside of a course setting. Figures have been used creatively to explain key concepts.
"The range of topics is broad, updated, and appropriate for an introductory text."

Notă biografică

Raj Bhopal is Bruce and John Usher Professor of Public Health in Edinburgh University and honorary consultant in public health with the NHS Lothian Board.His books include Concepts of Epidemiology (OUP) and Migration, Ethnicity, race and Health (OUP). His academic publications include about 300 journal articles, on topics including legionnaires disease, primary care epidemiology, environmental epidemiology and ethnicity and health.He is currently focusing on ethnic variations in disease, with a special emphasis how to respond to this knowledge with more effective public health interventions and clinical services, particularly around cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. As Chairman of the Management Executive Committee he was leader of the 19th World Congress of Epidemiology 2011, held in Edinburgh. Raj Bhopal has enjoyed several honours and prizes, most notably being appointed CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in 2001.