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Basics of Public Health Core Competencies

Author(s): Larry Holmes Jr., PhD, DrPH, CPH, Head, Epidemiology Laboratory, Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research, Newark, Delaware, Clinical Epidemiologist/Biostatistician, Orthopedic Department, A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Delaware, Adjunct Associate Professor, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware, Wilmington
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763765378
  • Paperback    222 pages      © 2009
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Basics of Public Health Core Competencies is a reader-friendly review of the five core competencies as recommended by the Association of Schools of Public Health. A single chapter is devoted to each of the disciplines of epidemiology, biostatistics, behavioral and social sciences, environmental health, and health policy and management sciences along with vignettes that illustrate the application of concepts. Using a clear outline format, this text is ideal for courses that offer a basic introduction to the field of public health, or for courses that seek to prepare MPH students for the new certification in public health exam.

 



Introduction  Principles and Practice of Public Health   
Chapter  1: Principles and Methods of Biostatistics in Public Health   
Chapter  2: Environmental Sciences in Public Health   
Chapter  3: Principles and Methods of Epidemiology   
Chapter  4: Health Policy and Management Sciences in Public Health   
Chapter  5: Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health   

Larry Holmes Jr., PhD, DrPH, CPH-Head, Epidemiology Laboratory, Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research, Newark, Delaware, Clinical Epidemiologist/Biostatistician, Orthopedic Department, A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Delaware, Adjunct Associate Professor, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware, Wilmington

Larry Holmes, Jr., PhD, DrPH, CPH, has over nine years of experience as a
reviewer of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) questions
(1994–2003). During this period, he taught the quantitative medicine
(epidemiology, biostatistics), among other courses, and was responsible for
both the summative and formative examination preparation materials for
the medical schools in the Caribbean.

At the International University of the Health Sciences (IUHS) in St. Kitts,
Holmes directed the assessment for the basic medical sciences and clinical
correlates and managed over 18 thousand questions in the examination
bank. He was responsible for preparing the summative examination of 350
questions for every organ system in the USMLE learning objectives, and
these examinations were offered every three months at IUHS. Holmes also
wrote review questions for immunology and infectious diseases, quantitative
medicine (epidemiology and biostatistics), preventive medicine, behavioral
sciences, geriatrics, and pharmacology

Dr. Holmes is currently a Clinical Epidemiologist at the Alfred I. duPont
Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, where he directs the clinical
research methodology (modern epidemiology and biostatistics)
research and education program. He is the head of Molecular Epidemiology
Lab at the Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research, and teaches
the Clinical Trial course as Adjunct Associate Professor at the University
of Delaware, Newark. He is a published primary or senior author in many
peer-reviewed scientific journals, a reviewer for scientific journals including
Military Medicine and AIDS Care, and a member of the American College
of Epidemiology.