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Introduction to Epidemiology and public health

Introduction to Epidemiology and public health Epidemiology is the study of the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease in defined populations. It is the cornerstone of public health, and informs policy decisions and evidence-based medicine by identifying risk factors for disease and targets for preventive medicine. Epidemiologists help with study design, collection and statistical analysis of data, and interpretation and dissemination of results (including peer review and occasional systematic review). Epidemiology has helped develop methodology used in clinical research, public health studies and, to a lesser extent, basic research in the biological sciences. Public health is "the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals" (1920, C.E.A. Winslow). It is concerned with threats to health based on population health analysis. The population in question can be as small as a handful of people or as large as all the inhabitants of several continents (for instance, in the case of a pandemic). The dimensions of health can encompass "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity", as defined by the United Nations' World Health Organization. Public health incorporates the interdisciplinary approaches of epidemiology, biostatistics and health services. Environmental health, community health, behavioral health, health economics, public policy, insurance medicine and occupational health (respectively occupational medicine) are other important subfields. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epidemiology  
Nicole Chalmers
over 7 years ago
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How Occupational Medicine Works

Dr. Gayle Rhodes, occupational medicine specialist for Owensboro Health, discusses the keys to building a great employee health program.  
youtube.com
almost 6 years ago
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Occupational health research: tips on conducting surveys

Surveys can form an important role in occupational health research. They are a research methodology used to assess opinions and trends in business, commerce and education.  
personneltoday.com
almost 6 years ago
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Will the NMC force occupational health to split from other nurses? - Personnel Today

The clock is ticking for occupational health (OH) practitioners to make their voice heard on the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) plans for three-yearly checks, or “revalidation”, of practitioners’ fitness to continue to practise and its proposals to revise the NMC Code of Conduct. Nic Paton reports.  
personneltoday.com
almost 6 years ago
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Skin cancer prevention | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

In addition, it may be of interest to people working in healthcare who have a direct or indirect role in preventing skin cancer, people involved in employee health and wellbeing, those working in the wider public, private, voluntary and community sectors and to members of the public.  
nice.org.uk
almost 6 years ago