Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine

Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine

By Norman Vetter, MD, FFPHM, Reader and Honorary Consultant in Public Health, University of Wales College of Medicine and Bro Taf Health Authority, Cardiff, UK; and Ian Matthews, MSc, PhD, Reader in Epidemiology, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK


Section 1 Principles of Epidemiology. Scope of Epidemiology. Measuring Health and Disease. Causation. Cohort Studies. Case Control Studies. Randomised Controlled Trials. Section 2. Measurement. Clinical Diagnosis. Clinical Importance. Treatment Effectiveness. Clinical Risk. Prognosis. Section 3 Assessment of Clinical Evidence. Theory of Critical Appraisal of Medical Evidence. Practical Aspects of Critical Appraisal of Medical Evidence. Section 4 Environmental and Occupational Health. Epidemiology of Environmental and Occupational Health. Environmentally Linked Diseases. Occupationally Linked Diseases. Infectious Disease. Section 5 Application of Epidemiology to Environmental Problems. Investigation of Disease Outbreaks. Environmental Health Surveys. Ionising Radiation. Section 6 Application of Epidemiology to Health Care. The Need for Health Care. Evaluation of Health Care. Measuring Health Care Outcomes. Evaluation of New Technologies. Section 7 Compounds of Health Care. International Health. National Health Service in the UK. Preventive Health Care, Health Promotion and Screening. Primary Health Care. Secondary Health Care. The Move to Community Care. Managing Waiting Lists