Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice and Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice and Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics

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Two titles from the bestselling Oxford Medical Handbooks series are now available in this great value pack.

Fully revised and updated for the third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice remains the first resort for all those working in this broad field. Structured to assist with practical tasks, translating evidence into policy, and providing concise summaries and real-world issues from across the globe, this literally provides a world of experience at your fingertips.

Easy-to-use, concise and practical, it is structured into seven parts that focus on the vital areas of assessment, data and information, direct action, policy, health-care systems, personal effectiveness and organisational development. Reflecting recent advances, the most promising developments in practical public health are presented, as well as maintaining essential summaries of core disciplines. This handbook is designed to assist students and practitioners around the world, for improved
management of disasters, epidemics, health behaviour, acute and chronic disease prevention, community and government action, environmental health, vulnerable populations, and more.

To practice evidence-based medicine, doctors need to understand how research is conducted and be able to critically appraise research evidence. A sound understanding of medical statistics is essential for the correct evaluation of medical research and the appropriate implementation of findings in clinical practice. Written in an easily accessible style, the Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics provides doctors and medical students with a concise and thorough account of this often
difficult subject. It promotes understanding and interpretation of statistical methods across a wide range of topics, from study design and sample size considerations, through t- and chi-squared tests, to complex multifactor analyses, using examples from published research. References for further reading are
given for more information on specific topics.Helping readers to conduct their own research or critically appraise other's work, this volume provides all the information readers need to understand and interpret medical statistics.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 1200 pages
  • 98 x 181 x 46mm | 624g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0198793502
  • 9780198793502
  • 1,661,320

Table of contents

OXFORD HANDBOOK OF PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE; OXFORD HANDBOOK OF MEDICAL STATISTICS
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'Excellent chapters, clearly explained...informative, useful and practical...An essential book for anyone in public health or with a public health interest...continues to succinctly give the tools to be an effective public health practitioner to survive and succeed in these times...[The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice] is the equivalent of the 'Public Health' Bible.' * BMA Medical Book Competition * 'Any specialist in training is faced witht he ominous question-how do I do this? For the fully fledged practitioners it is often some time since they had to exercise certain skills, and faced with a new challenge need a reminder of how to approach it. To have an answer to this delivered by an eminent cast of experienced public health luminaries would be ideal, and it is this that [The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice] delivers.' * John Lucy, Public Health * '[The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice] contains a wealth of knowledge and practical advice directly or indirectly applicable to occupational health practice ... The book is easily read and well structured ... it is a user-friendly practical guide aimed at developing the skils and guiding the practice of public health professionals. To the occupational health audience, it forms a unique and immensely useful resource, especially for those practising at a
strategic level.' * Occupational Medicine * Review from previous edition 'The editors of the Oxford handbook of Public Health Practice have achieved their aim. It is excellent value for money and is essential reading for new trainees and experienced practitioners of Public Health medicine alike... It must have become the must have public health book of the year... my congratulations on a superb book.' * Public Health *
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About Janet Peacock

Dr Charles Guest has worked in government and academic public health in Australia and elsewhere, following graduation from Melbourne, Deakin and Harvard Universities. After medical registration in 1980 and clinical practice in Melbourne, he joined the Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, posted to the New York City Department of Health in 1984. Subsequently, he undertook research on chronic disease in Australian Aborigines,
communicable disease and environmental health. He is currently a Senior Specialist in Population Health, Australian Capital Territory Government, and Adjunct Professor in the College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, Australian National University.


Professor Walter Ricciardi is the Director of the Institute of Hygiene, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome. He graduated from the University of Naples (Medicine and Surgery) in 1984, specialised in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine in 1988 and obtained his MSc (Community Medicine) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1989. Since 1993 he has held a number of key positions including President of the European Public Health Association, and has undertaken work with
the World Health Organisation and the European Union. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom and is a Member of the National Board of Medical Examiners, USA.



Dr Ichiro Kawachi is Professor of Social Epidemiology, and Chairman of the Department of Society, Human Development and Health, at the Harvard School of Public Health. Kawachi received his medical degree and Ph.D. (epidemiology) from the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is the author of over 400 articles on the social and economic determinants of population health. He was the co-editor (with Lisa Berkman) of the first textbook on Social Epidemiology, published by Oxford University Press in
2000. He is also Senior Editor of the Social Epidemiology section of the international journal Social Science & Medicine. He has served as an advisor to the WHO, the World Bank, and the Pan American Health Organization.


Dr Iain Lang is a Consultant in Public Health with NHS Devon Primary Care Trust and a Senior Lecturer in Public Health based at the National Institute for Health Research Peninsula Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (PenCLAHRC), Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Exeter, UK. His practice and research interests are in the health of middle-aged and older people, quality of care, and health service improvement.



Janet Peacock is Professor of Medical Statistics in the Department of Public Health Sciences and Medical Statistics, University of Southampton School of Medicine, where she leads the discipline of Medical Statistics.
She previously worked for over 20 years at St George's University of London. There she worked with Martin Bland and Sally Kerry with whom she has co-authored two books, Statistical Questions in Evidence-based Medicine (with Martin Bland) and Presenting Medical Statistics from proposal to publication (with Sally Kerry). She has always been enthusiastic about teaching medical statistics to medical students, doctors, and other health professionals, and is passionate about communicating the subject
clearly. During her career to date she has collaborated with a wide range of health professionals in numerous epidemiological studies, randomised controlled trials and meta-analyses.



Philip Peacock qualified in medicine at Bristol in 2007 and is currently working as an Academic Clinical Fellow at the University of Bristol alongside specialty training in paediatrics within the Severn Deanery. He has been involved in research projects both as an undergraduate and since qualifying, and has produced several publications. Phil enjoys combining medical research with clinical practice, and is keen to help others understand and get involved with the research process.
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