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Concepts of Epidemiology: Integrating the ideas, theories, principles and methods of epidemiology

Raj Bhopal


Epidemiology is the science that underpins health and health care, and is concerned with the pattern, frequency, and causes of disease. This book describes and illustrates epidemiology and its applications to policy making, health service planning, and health promotion. This book's first edition developed a conceptual approach to epidemiology, which involves a systematic focus on underlying concepts and fundamental principles, and this edition expands upon this popular method. It emphasizes theories and principles, as the bedrock of methodology, countering the mounting criticism that epidemiol ... More

Keywords: pattern of disease, frequency of disease, causes of disease, policy making, health service planning, health promotion, conceptual approach, atheoretical discipline

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199543144
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543144.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raj Bhopal, author
Alexander Bruce and John Usher Professor of Public Health, University of Edinburgh; Honorary Consultant in Public Health, NHS Lothian Board, University of Edinburgh; and formerly Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK