Concepts of Epidemiology: Integrating the ideas, theories, principles, and methods of epidemiology by Raj S. BhopalConcepts of Epidemiology: Integrating the ideas, theories, principles, and methods of epidemiology by Raj S. Bhopal

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

byRaj S. Bhopal

Paperback | October 15, 2016

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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 toreaders 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 geographical analysis 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, aswell 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 de\'1fne 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 andresearchers in medicine, nursing and other health disciplines who wish to improve their understanding of fundamental epidemiological concepts.
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 le...
Title:Concepts of Epidemiology: Integrating the ideas, theories, principles, and methods of epidemiologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.03 inPublished:October 15, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. What is epidemiology? The nature, scope, variables, principal measures, and designs of a biological, clinical, social and ecological science2. The epidemiological concept of population3. Variation in disease by time, place, and person: Background and a framework for analysis of genetic and environmental effects4. Error, bias and confounding in epidemiology5. Cause and effect - The epidemiological approach6. Interrelated concepts in the epidemiology of disease: Natural history and incubation period, time trends in populations, spectrum, iceberg, and screening7. The concept of risk and fundamental measures of disease frequency: Incidence and prevalence8. Summarising, presenting and interpreting epidemiological data: building on incidence and prevalence9. Epidemiological study designs and principles of data analysis: A conceptually integrated suite of methods and techniques10. Epidemiology in the past, present and the future: Theory, ethics, context, and critical appraisalAppendix 1: Possible curriculum for taught courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students and in continuing educationAppendix 2: Useful websitesIndex

Editorial Reviews

"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 booklives 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 of epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, medicine, nursing and allied health professions, while providing a foundation on whichto build their knowledge and skills. More experienced epidemiologists and teachers also will find this a refreshing and useful addition to their library." --Jane M. Young, International Journal of Epidemiology