1. What is epidemiology? The nature and scope of a biological, social, and ecological science and of its variables ; 2. The epidemiological concept of population ; 3. Variation in disease by time, place, and person: a framework for analysis ; 4. Error, bias, confounding and risk modification/interaction in epidemiology ; 5. Cause and effect: the epidemiological approach ; 6. Interrelated concepts in the epidemiology of disease: natural history, spectrum, iceberg, population patterns, and screening ; 7. The concept of risk and fundamental measures of disease frequency: incidence and prevalence ; 8. Presentation and interpretation of epidemiological data on risk ; 9. Epidemiological study design and principles of data analysis: an integrated suite of methods ; 10. Epidemiology in the future: theory, ethics, context, and critical appraisal
Highly commended in the Public Health Category of the BMA Book Awards 2009
Raj Bhopal is leader in the organisation of the World Congress of Epidemiology in Edinburgh in 2011.
Among many other strengths are an abundance of worked out problems and references to relevant literature that follow each chapter...On balance, Iwould strongly recommend this as a supplementary text that can double as a study guide for the serious graduate student in epidemiology. Preventive Medicine Case studies are abundant and the questions and answers that end the chapters should be particularly useful for those using the book outside of a course setting. Figures have been used creatively to explain key concepts American Journal of Epidemiology There are some undoubted gems in this book. The European Journal of Public Health The range of topics is broad, updated, and appropriate for an introductory text. American Journal of Epidemiology This is not the usual introductory book in epidemiology...It reaches students and stimulates thinking, and this second edition does this better than the first. James C. Torner, PHD (University of Iowa College of Public Health) The value of this book lies in its ability to enable the reader (whether they be student or teacher) to dip in and out of the text when needed. As such, it will remain a recommended, and read, text on my bookshelf. Journal of Public Health Concepts of Epidemiology is one of the more comprehensive and effective texts for teaching introductory epidemiology to graduate students. Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada In contrast to the first edition, the author has expanded the question and answer sections and further simplified the language to accomodate those students whose main language is not English. He has also added introductions to particular fields, including genetic epidemiology and the purpose of reviews (narrative, systematic and meta-analysis). Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada