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Epidemiology and Disease Prevention

A Global Approach

Second Edition

Edited by John Yarnell and Dermot O'Reilly

May 2013

ISBN: 9780199660537

448 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Price: £29.49

This second edition of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention summarizes the natural history of the major disease groups, explaining and applying core epidemiological principles and practices with the help of case studies, questions, and references to the most important sources of information in the field.

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This second edition of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention summarizes the natural history of the major disease groups, explaining and applying core epidemiological principles and practices with the help of case studies, questions, and references to the most important sources of information in the field.

  • A modern, international, systems-based introduction to epidemiology aimed at students in medicine, dentistry, and other health-related sciences
  • Illustrations, key points in boxes, and case studies bring theory to life and sharpen critical thinking
  • Comprehensive glossary and practice questions with model answers make this textbook an excellent revision resource
  • Fully referenced to the most up-to-date and reputable sources of data, with lists of further reading to encourage students to take their research further

New to this edition

  • Now contains double the number of illustrations
  • A new chapter structure to ensure a modern approach that remains relevant to courses in medicine, dentistry, and other health-related sciences
  • Brand new chapter on global public health practice

About the Author(s)

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

Table of Contents

    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
    7:Circulatory diseases
    8:Respiratory system
    9:Nutritional, endocrine, and metabolic diseases
    10:Oral health
    11:Digestive system
    12:Renal disease
    13:Neurological diseases
    14:Mental disorders
    15:Musculoskeletal diseases
    16:Maternal and child health
    17:Neoplasms
    18:Infectious diseases
    19:Genetic epidemiology
    20:Social, cultural, and behavioural factors in disease
    21:Epidemiology in public health practice
    22:Global health in the 21st Century

Reviews

"The format, using major health problems as the structure with which to explore epidemiological concepts, is a neat way to approach the subject of global health. ... This is a good book for those looking for a brief overview of epidiological concepts with lots of practical examples." - Erin M. Reynolds, PhD, University of Southern Indiana