“Also featuring self–assessment questions to help test learning, this new title will provide an invaluable resource for medical and healthcare students, junior doctors, and those preparing for a career in public health.” ( Kingbook73′s Medical Ebook and Video Collection , 26 August 2014) “This is a useful summary that provides a quick overview so that students or professionals can acquire the basic knowledge of public health. The book is contemporary with recent references and examples. While the book presents basic concepts, the examples are from the U.K., hence their applicability is more relevant for a U.K. audience.” ( Doody’s , 30 August 2012) Pre–publication review: “Like most other medical students I am guilty of ignoring epidemiology and not really seeing or applying its relevance to my studies. I thought this book was truly excellent in highlighting how important it is to my future career as a doctor. It was clear, concise and an enjoyable read. I feel that this book is a truly needed publication, which takes the confusion and monotony out of the subject.” (3rd year Medical Student, University of Southampton)
From the Back Cover
This brand new title in the market–leading at a Glance series provides a highly–illustrated, visual introduction to the key concepts of population–level disease prevention. Accessible, double–page spreads help you understand and appreciate the determinants of health which impact on healthcare services and their effectiveness. Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance features high–yield information on all the topics covered at medical school, including: Measurement of population health Epidemiological concepts of cause and association, surveillance, and risk Use of epidemiology in clinical decision–making Epidemiology of major health problems such as cardiovascular disease and cancer Health promotion Basics of health economics Basics of health policy, needs assessment, and evaluation Also featuring self–assessment questions to help test learning, this new title will provide an invaluable resource for medical and healthcare students, junior doctors, and those preparing for a career in public health.