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

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

byRaj Bhopal

Paperback | September 28, 2008

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Epidemiology is the science that underpins health and health care, and is concerned with the pattern, frequency and causes of disease. This introductory text describes and illustrates epidemiology and its applications to policy making, health service planning, and health promotion. Raj Bhopaldeveloped a conceptual approach to epidemiology in the first edition of this successful text, which involved a systematic focus on underlying concepts and fundamental principles, and this second edition expands upon this popular method. It emphasizes theories and principles, as the bedrock ofmethodology, countering the mounting criticism that epidemiology is an atheoretical discipline. The interdependence of epidemiological studies and their essential unit within a theoretical, technical and ethical framework is an important theme of this book.The emphasis is on interactive learning throughout, with each chapter including learning objectives, both theoretical and numerical exercises, recent examination questions from relevant courses, and a summary. The text is richly illustrated, with detailed material summarised in tables. The book iswritten in plain language, with all the necessary technical and specialised terminology explained and defined in a glossary.
Raj Bhopal is leader in the organisation of the World Congress of Epidemiology in Edinburgh in 2011.
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Title:Concepts of Epidemiology: Integrating the ideas, theories, principles and methods of epidemiologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.94 inPublished:September 28, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199543143

ISBN - 13:9780199543144

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Table of Contents

1. What is epidemiology? The nature and scope of a biological, social, and ecological science and of its variables2. The epidemiological concept of population3. Variation in disease by time, place, and person: a framework for analysis4. Error, bias, confounding and risk modification/interaction in epidemiology5. Cause and effect: the epidemiological approach6. Interrelated concepts in the epidemiology of disease: natural history, spectrum, iceberg, population patterns, and screening7. The concept of risk and fundamental measures of disease frequency: incidence and prevalence8. Presentation and interpretation of epidemiological data on risk9. Epidemiological study design and principles of data analysis: an integrated suite of methods10. Epidemiology in the future: theory, ethics, context, and critical appraisal