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Introduction to public health /

Title:
Introduction to public health /
Author:
Schneider, Mary-Jane, 1939-
Published:
Sudbury, Mass. : c2011.
Format:
Book
Institution:
Emmanuel College, Emerson College, MCPHS Boston
Contents:
Preface -- New to this edition -- Prologue: Public health in the news -- Acknowledgments -- Part 1: What Is Public Health? -- Chapter 1: Public health: science, politics, and prevention -- What is public health? -- Public health versus medical care -- Sciences of public health -- Prevention and intervention -- Public health and terrorism -- Conclusion -- Chapter 2: Why is public health controversial? -- Economic impact -- Individual liberty -- Moral and religious opposition -- Political interference with science -- Conclusion -- Chapter 3: Powers and responsibilities of government -- Federal versus state authority -- How the law works -- How public health is organized and paid for in the United States -- Local public health agencies -- State health departments -- Federal agencies involved with public health -- Nongovernmental role in public health -- Conclusion -- Part 2: Analytical Methods Of Public Health -- Chapter 4: Epidemiology: the basic science of public health -- How epidemiology works -- Typical epidemiologic investigation-outbreak of hepatitis -- Legionnaires' disease -- Eosinophilia-Myalgia syndrome -- Epidemiology and the causes of chronic disease -- Heart disease -- Lung cancer -- Conclusion -- Chapter 5: Epidemiologic principles and methods -- Kinds of epidemiologic studies -- Intervention studies -- Cohort studies -- Case-control studies -- Conclusion -- Chapter 6: Problems and limits of epidemiology -- Problems with studying humans -- Sources of error -- Proving cause and effect -- Epidemiologic studies of hormone replacement therapy-confusing results -- Ethics in epidemiology -- Conflicts of interest in drug trials -- Conclusion --

Online access:
MCPHS Circulation - Manchester Campus RA425 .S28 2011 Full text (MCPHS users only)
Library holdings:
Emerson Main Stacks
RA425 .S28 2011Available
Emmanuel Main Stacks
RA425 .S28 2011Available
MCPHS Circulation - Boston Campus
RA425 .S28 2011Available