Epidemiology and Disease Prevention A Global Approach

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-07-18
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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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 in 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 of information 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 Disease Prevention now includes over 100 illustrations and an updated chapter list, including a brand new chapter on global public health in the 21st century. Authored and edited by experts from across the world, this is a truly modern approach to epidemiology for students studying medicine, dentistry, and other health-related sciences.

Author Biography

John Yarnell, Epidemiology Research Group, Queen's University, Belfast,Dermot O'Reilly, Epidemiology Research Group, Queen's University, Belfast

John Yarnell

Dermot O'Reilly

Table of Contents

Section 1: Epidemiological enquiry and methods
1. Epidemiology: from Hippocrates to the Human Genome
2. Basic epidemiological tools
3. Epidemiological studies
4. Data analysis in epidemiology
5. Screening for disease
6. Clinical epidemiology and evidence-based medicine
Section 2: Systems-based epidemiology
7. Circulatory system
8. Respiratory system
9. Nutritional, endocrine, and metabolic diseases
10. Oral health
11. Digestive system
12. Renal disease
13. Neurological disease
14. Mental disorders
15. Musculoskeletal disease
16. Maternal and child health
17. Neoplasms
18. Infectious diseases
19. Genetic epidemiology
Section 3: Clinical and public health-applications
20. Social, cultural, and behavioural factors in disease
21. Epidemiology in global public health practice
22. Global health in the 21st Century

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