Epidemiology and Disease Prevention

Paperback | June 19, 2013

EditorJohn Yarnell, Dermot OReilly

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Epidemiology is an essential discipline which influences many aspects of clinical practice for doctors, dentists, and other health practitioners. Epidemiology and Disease Prevention, Second Edition, introduces and develops the core principles and practices of epidemiology over three parts:methods of epidemiological enquiry, systems-based epidemiology, and the application of epidemiological findings in clinical and public health practice. This student-friendly textbook guides the reader through the content with the help of illustrations and key points boxes that highlight need-to-know information. Each chapter references up-to-date and landmark work in the field, while lists of further reading direct the reader to the best sources ofinformation for their own work. Case studies help students to relate epemiological theory and data to every day clinical practice and public health campaigns. Furthermore, a comprehensive glossary and practice questions with model answers act as an excellent revision resource. The second edition of Epidemiology and Prevention now includes over 100 illustrations and an updated chapter list, including a brand new chapter on global public health practice. Authored and edited by experts from across the world, this is a truly modern approch to epidemiology for undergraduatestudents studying medicine, dentistry, and other health-related sciences.

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Epidemiology is an essential discipline which influences many aspects of clinical practice for doctors, dentists, and other health practitioners. Epidemiology and Disease Prevention, Second Edition, introduces and develops the core principles and practices of epidemiology over three parts:methods of epidemiological enquiry, systems-bas...

John Yarnell is Reader in Public Health Medicine and Primary Care in the Epidemiology Research Group at Queen's University, Belfast, United Kingdom. Dermot O'Reilly is Senior Lecturer in the Epidemiology Research Group at Queen's University, Belfast, United Kingdom.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pagesPublished:June 19, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199660530

ISBN - 13:9780199660537

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Epidemiological enquiry and methods1. Epidemiology: from Hippocrates to the Human Genome2. Basic epidemiological tools3. Epidemiological studies4. Data analysis in epidemiology5. Screening for disease6. Clinical epidemiology and evidence-based medicineSection 2: Systems-based epidemiology7. Circulatory system8. Respiratory system9. Nutritional, endocrine, and metabolic diseases10. Oral health11. Digestive system12. Renal disease13. Neurological disease14. Mental disorders15. Musculoskeletal disease16. Maternal and child health17. Neoplasms18. Infectious diseases19. Genetic epidemiologySection 3: Clinical and public health-applications20. Social, cultural, and behavioural factors in disease21. Epidemiology in global public health practice22. Global health in the 21st Century

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"This book promises to be a good companion to a lot of epidemiology courses at varying levels of depth and difficulty." --Medical Student, Imperial College School of Medicine, London, UK