Lecture Notes: Epidemiology, Evidence-based Medicine and Public Health (Lecture Notes 6th Revised edition)

Lecture Notes: Epidemiology, Evidence-based Medicine and Public Health (Lecture Notes 6th Revised edition)

By: Matthew Hickman (author), Sara Brookes (author), Yoav Ben-Shlomo (author)Paperback

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Translating the evidence from the bedside to populations This sixth edition of the best-selling Epidemiology, Evidence-based Medicine and Public Health Lecture Notes equips students and health professionals with the basic tools required to learn, practice and teach epidemiology and health prevention in a contemporary setting. The first section, Epidemiology , introduces the fundamental principles and scientific basis behind work to improve the health of populations, including a new chapter on genetic epidemiology. Applying the current and best scientific evidence to treatment at both individual and population level is intrinsically linked to epidemiology and public health, and has been introduced in a brand new second section: Evidence-based Medicine (EBM), with advice on how to incorporate EBM principles into your own practice. The third section, 'Public Health', introduces students to public health practice, including strategies and tools used to prevent disease, prolong life, reduce inequalities, and includes global health. Thoroughly updated throughout, including new studies and cases from around the globe, key learning features include: * Learning objectives and key points in every chapter * Extended coverage of critical appraisal and data interpretation * A brand new self-assessment section of SAQs and True/False questions for each topic * A glossary to quickly identify the meaning of key terms, all of which are highlighted for study and exam preparation * Further reading suggestions on each topic Whether approaching these topics for the first time, starting a special study module or placement, or looking for a quick-reference summary, this book offers medical students, junior doctors, and public health students an invaluable collection of theoretical and practical information.

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About Author

Yoav Ben-Shlomo is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol Sara T. Brookes is Senior Lecturer in Health Services Research & Medical Statistics, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol Matthew Hickman is Professor in Public Health and Epidemiology, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol


Preface, vi List of contributors, viii Part 1 Epidemiology 1 Epidemiology: defining disease and normality, 3 Sara T. Brookes and Yoav Ben-Shlomo 2 Measuring and summarising data, 11 Sara T. Brookes and Yoav Ben-Shlomo 3 Epidemiological concepts, 20 Sara T. Brookes and Yoav Ben-Shlomo 4 Statistical inference, confidence intervals and P-values, 26 Kate Tilling, Sara T. Brookes and Jonathan A.C. Sterne 5 Observational studies, 36 Mona Jeffreys and Yoav Ben-Shlomo 6 Genetic epidemiology, 46 David M. Evans and Ian N.M. Day 7 Investigating causes of disease, 55 Debbie A. Lawlor and John Macleod Self-assessment questions Part 1: Epidemiology, 63 Part 2 Evidence-based Medicine 8 An overview of evidence-based medicine, 69 Yoav Ben-Shlomo andMatthew Hickman 9 Diagnosis, 74 Penny Whiting and Richard M.Martin 10 Prognosis, 84 Yoav Ben-Shlomo andMatthew Hickman 11 Effectiveness, 92 Sara T. Brookes and Jenny Donovan 12 Systematic reviews and meta-analysis, 102 Penny Whiting and Jonathan Sterne 13 Health economics, 112 William Hollingworth and Sian Noble 14 Audit, research ethics and research governance, 120 Joanne Simon and Yoav Ben-Shlomo Self-assessment questions Part 2: Evidence-based medicine, 128 Part 3 Public Health 15 Public health, 135 Matthew Hickman, Ruth Kipping and David Gunnell 16 Screening, 145 Angela E. Raffle 17 Infectious disease epidemiology and surveillance, 152 Caroline Trotter, Isabel Oliver and Matthew Hickman 18 Inequalities in health, 160 Bruna Galobardes,Mona Jeffreys, and George Davey Smith 19 Health improvement, 170 Bruce Bolam 20 Evaluating public health and complex interventions, 177 Yoav Ben-Shlomo and Rona Campbell 21 Health care targets, 184 Maya Gobin and Gabriel Scally 22 Global health, 191 Sanjay Kinra, David L. Heymann and Shah Ebrahim Self-assessment questions Part 3: Public health, 202 Glossary of terms, 205 Self-assessment answers Part 1: Epidemiology, 221 Self-assessment answers Part 2: Evidencebased medicine, 224 Self-assessment answers Part 3: Public health, 228 Index, 233

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/01/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781444334784
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781444334784
  • weight: 478
  • ISBN10: 1444334786
  • edition: 6th Revised edition

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