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Module Reading List

Individuals and Populations 2, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
Dr Tracey Farragher
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

There are a number of learning resources available on any internet-enabled machine. They are accessed through the VLE ( ), selecting “MEDI2202 Individuals & Populations 2”. The slides from each lecture will be available on the VLE along with additional material provided by lecturers and the audio recording of the lecture (when available/appropriate). We will provide a range of other eLearning resources for self-directed learning related to each week/session/topic including highlighting specific texts/chapters from the reading list.

The following books are divided into essential (must read), recommended (should read) and background (could read):

Public health

Donaldson, L.J. and Donaldson, R.J. (2009)  Donaldsons' essential public health.. 3rd edition. Oxford: Radcliffe.  [recommended]

Gillam, S., Yates, J., Badrinath, P. (2007).  Essential public health : theory and practice  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  [essential]

Asthana, S. & Halliday, J. (2006).  What works in tackling health inequalities? : pathways, policies and practice through the lifecourse  Bristol: The Policy Press.  [background]

Khaw, K. & Marmot, M. (2008).  Rose's strategy of preventive medicine : the complete original text  Oxford: Oxford University Press.  [recommended] Commentary available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Marmot, M. & Wilkinson, R.G. (2006).  Social determinants of health  (2nd Ed.) . Oxford: Oxford University Press.  [recommended]

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Law GR, Pascoe SW. Statistical epidemiology. CABI, Wallingford, 2013. [recommended]

Coggon, D., Barker, D., Rose, R. (2003). Epidemiology for the uninitiated (5th Ed.). London: Wiley/Blackwell BMJ Books. [background]

M.J. Campbell and T.D.V. Swinscow 2009.  Statistics at square one . 2009 edition. London: Wiley/Blackwell BMJ books.  [recommended]

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Critical appraisal

Bowers, D. House, A. & Owens, D. (2006).  Understanding clinical papers  (2nd Ed.) . London: Wiley/Blackwell BMJ books.  [essential]

Greenhalgh, T. (2010).  How to read a paper: the basics of evidence-based medicine  (4th Ed.) . London: Wiley/Blackwell BMJ books.  [recommended]

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Later career

While the above reading list will provide the underpinning required for each area/topic, there is no single textbook that adequately covers both the theory of epidemiology, Critical Appraisal and current practice of UK public health. The following book covers epidemiology to more advanced level than is necessary for medical students, but it will be useful throughout your career:

Hennekens CH, Buring JE (1987) Epidemiology in medicine. Little, Brown & Co. [background]

This list was last updated on 31/07/2018