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Essentials of Public Health Biology Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): Loretta DiPietro, PhD, Professor, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Washington D.C.
Julie Deloia, PhD, Dean, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Roanoke, Virginia
Victor Barbiero, Professorial Lecturer, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Washington D.C.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284077919
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     240 pages      © 2019
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Public health students at all levels need to understand the biological basis for public health. New understandings of genetics, immunology, and brain function require basic knowledge of biology. New preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic technologies cannot be successfully applied without a comprehension of the underlying biology.

Essentials of Public Health Biology starts by introducing students to basic concepts of cellular biology, immunology, and physiology which are key to appreciating the connections between biology and public health. The authors build on these concepts to discuss the biological aspects of important public health problems from communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases to aging, nutrition, environmental exposures, and injuries.

Key Features:

  • Organized into three sections including fundamental concepts, applications, and connecting the science and public health
  • Examines fundamental biologic concepts of the disease process as they relate to important communicable and noncommunicable diseases observed globally in public health
  • Emphasizes the population perspective as the key to understanding the biology of epidemic disease and immunizations as well as issues of environmental risk
  • Filled with graphics, case studies, and in-depth examples to engage the reader in learning

Essentials of Public Health Biology is part of the Essential Public Health series. The text provides the basis for course work which addresses the Council on Education for Public Health expectations for accreditation and also serves as preparation for the certifying examination in public health. 

    Section  I  Fundamental Concepts
    1  Risk Assessment, Communication, and Assessment
    2  Cell Properties and Function
    3  Microbiology
    4  Immunizations and Immunity
    5  Genetics in Public Health
    6  Epigenetics
    Section  II  Applications to Current Public Health Issues
    7  A Public Health View of Cancer
    8  Nutrition and Public Health
    9  Overfeeding, Disuse, and Cardiometabolic Outcomes
    10  Maternal and Infant Health
    11  Aging
    12  Mental Illness and Addiction
    13  Unintentional and Intentional Injury
    14  The Natural History of Infectious Disease
    15  Malaria
    16  Tuberculosis
    17  HIV/AIDs

Loretta DiPietro, PhD-Professor, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Washington D.C.

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Julie Deloia, PhD-Dean, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Roanoke, Virginia

Victor Barbiero-Professorial Lecturer, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Washington D.C.

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ISBN-13: 9781284077919

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