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An introduction to public health and epidemiology

Author: Susan Carr; Nigel Unwin; Tanja Pless-Mulloli
Publisher: Maidenhead : McGraw Hill/Open University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This second edition introduces the key, contemporary concepts in public health and epidemiology in a way that stimulates the reader to think through many of the issues for themselves. The interactive style features public health skills for practice.
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Genre/Form: Résumés, programmes, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Carr; Nigel Unwin; Tanja Pless-Mulloli
ISBN: 9780335216253 0335216250 9780335216246 0335216242
OCLC Number: 175282783
Description: xii, 176 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: IntroductionLessons from the history of public health and epidemiology for the 21st centurySources and critical use of health informationMeasuring the frequency of health problemsMeasures of riskEpidemiological study designsWeighing up the evidence from epidemiological studiesThe determinants of health and diseaseHealth promotionHealth needs analysisPrinciples of screeningChanging public health: What impacts on public health practice?
Responsibility: Susan Carr, Nigel Unwin, and Tanja Pless-Mulloli.

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