Lecture Notes and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Trade in Yours
For a £6.00 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Start reading Lecture Notes on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Lecture Notes: Epidemiology, Evidence-based Medicine and Public Health [Paperback]

Yoav Ben-Shlomo , Sara Brookes , Matthew Hickman
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
RRP: £24.99
Price: £21.65 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
You Save: £3.34 (13%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Friday, 19 Sep.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £20.57  
Paperback £21.65  
Trade In this Item for up to £6.00
Trade in Lecture Notes: Epidemiology, Evidence-based Medicine and Public Health for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £6.00, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Book Description

4 Jan 2013 1444334786 978-1444334784 6th Edition
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.

Frequently Bought Together

Lecture Notes: Epidemiology, Evidence-based Medicine and Public Health + Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice (Oxford Medical Handbooks)
Price For Both: £51.02

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product details

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 6th Edition edition (4 Jan 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444334786
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444334784
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 15 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 147,594 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

This introductory overview for pre–med and medical students, public health students, and junior doctors sets out key concepts, processes, measurements, and types of studies in epidemiology, and outlines major elements of evidence–based medicine, with chapters on diagnosis, prognosis, effectiveness, systematic reviews and meta–analysis, health economics, and research ethics. Final chapters on public health discuss healthcare inequalities. This sixth edition contains new chapters on genetic epidemiology and on global health and climate change, along with new global case studies. The reader–friendly color layout features objectives, boxes, checklists, key points, charts, and process illustrations. Other learning features include a glossary and in–depth case quizzes with explained answers. Each chapter ends with further reading and a list of web sites. Editor Ben–Schlomo teaches clinical epidemiology at the University of Bristol, UK. ( Book News , June 2013)

From the Back Cover

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.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An invaluable resource 13 May 2013
By Uenna TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
The lecture notes on Epidemiology, Evidence based medicine and Public Health is a well written comprehensive but succinct textbook ,on the above three subjects. It is divided into three parts as per the title, with part 1 dealing with Epidemiology and in 7 chapters it covers all one needs to know in epidemiology viz- defining disease and normality, measuring and summarising data, epidemiological concepts, statistical inference, confidence intervals and p-values, observational studies, Genetic epidemiology and investigating causes of diseases. There are self assessment questions at the end. In Part 2 it takes a look at the much vaunted EBM- evidence based medicine.In another 7 chapters it succinctly covers the essentials of EBM including on overview, diagnosis, prognosis, effectiveness, systemic reviews and meta analysis, health economics, audit,research and research governance, with self assessment questions to end.
The last part,part 3 covers Public health -including public health , screening, infectious diease and surveillance, inequalities in health, health improvement, evaluating public health and complex interventions, health care targets and global health, with self assessment questions as in the other parts to end it.The self assessment answers for all 3 parts are found at the back of the book.

This is very well written in simple language and easy to follow. I liked the parts is very useful for the part 1 exams of MRCP and MRCGP (AKT).I think anyone struggling with revising the medical statistics and EBM will find these very useful and high yield. It made it easy to follow and understand the high-faluting concepts in systemic reviews and meta analysis as well as medical statistics. I think that would be the same for any other college exam that has statistics and EBM.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Public health 17 April 2013
By misswise VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
This book provides a good review of key topics in public health and epidemiology in sufficient detail to pass first and second year exams at medical school. I used this to help me understand data interpretation and studies in public health for my second year public health module at medical school. Written in easy to understand language, good value for money.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Sussman VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
In today's society epidemiology and health prevention, is the foundation stone for public health matters and is fundamental to a healthy population, this book covers concepts and good practice that informs policy decisions for evidence-based medicine. This is shown throughout this book by categorizing risk factors for disease and establishing targets.

A few of the key points covered are:

1.Analysis of data and disease trends

2.Interpretation of said data distribution of results

3.Creating effective methodology for use in clinical research and public health matters

4.The use of Screening

5.Effective Biomonitoring

As a previous review has mentioned this book gives succinct and clear ideas and concepts for best practice. The format of the book lends itself to be very user friendly. There is a good Q and A section at the end. The bibliography and other glossary items are easy to access and can lead the reader to further reading.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A well thought out reference 3 April 2013
By Mr. Stephen Redman VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
This book covers its subjects in a lot of breadth; it includes global health, healthcare targets and other aspects of public health, alongside the statistical and technical side involved in epidemiology (the scientific study of infectious diseases and their causes) and evidence-based medicine.

With a great deal of emphasis on evidence bases and their impact on the study of medicine, this book is beyond helpful, offering a lot of insight and summaries which are terse and clear.

With plenty of colour and key text boxes, the book is easy to read compared to many of its kind. The layout has been carefully designed to be clear and yet make relevant issues stick out from the page, making it able to be accessed quite quickly.

It is useful as a reference guide to keep referring to, but gives lots of recommended reading for further depth as well.

I found it useful on the first day I had the book, which is always a winner!

There's also a glossary and a self-assessment guide, making it really friendly for students.

This book is a real winner, and I recommend it thoroughly.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good 22 July 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Simple, easy to read, comprehensive and complete. A really good book for beginners but also for the experience researcher wanting to go back to basics and review concepts.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars A good source for older doctors too 16 May 2013
By Dr. Nicholas P. G. Davies TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
This is a well written book that covers a lot of important medical concepts. It is is written well at a sensible level for undergraduates, and I think it will help this primary group of intended readers well. But I think it can go further than that group alone. It's a clear and simple book that covers topics that regular practising doctors and health policy analysts, as well as journalists, MPs and ministers argue about every day. This is a good book to return to to remind ourselves of basic facts and definitions, and to help us clear our thoughts amongst whatever today's argument is about. It brings us back to questions such as "What actually does this measure? What does this measurement mean? Does it really show what that person claims it does? It is a good sourcebook about population health and its measurement. It's good on clinical epidemiology....but any real doctor will move on to Sackett's et als classic inspirational book Clinical Epidemiology: A Basic Science for Clinical Medicine at some stage of their career. (The earlier the better)

This book is a good introduction to the numerical side of medicine and it will work well for undergraduates, and for other doctors who need to refresh their epidemiology and public health knowledge.

If you find the numerical side of medicine a bit too much and want to remind yourself about the importance of the patient's story then the counter balances could be Thinking About Patients or
... Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback