Designed to introduce senior undergraduates and graduate students in public health and nursing to the study of infectious disease,Foundations of Infectious Disease: A Public Health Perspectiveplaces the study of infectious diseases squarely into its social, historical, and scientific context to demonstrate how it applies to the public and community health setting.
Beginning with an introductory chapter that surveys how infectious diseases have impacted human societies over the centuries, this broad descriptive text moves on to examine epidemiological concepts related to infectious disease, from outbreak and epidemic investigations, to study design infectious disease transmission and prevention. Subsequently, it delves into infectious disease topics of concern to today's public and community health professionals: sexually transmitted infections, foodborne infections, healthcare-acquired infections, and neglected tropical diseases. A final chapter looks at future trends in the field of infectious diseases.
Each chapter provides discussions of the biology, transmission, clinical aspects, epidemiology, and prevention of specific diseases
Numerous text boxes, tables, full-color illustrations and real-world case studies of infectious disease investigations help clarify concepts and engage students.
Highlights of national and global research related to specific pathogens and the infectious diseases they cause are included in each chapter along with links to extensive references.
Learning objectives, key terms, and review questions provide guidance and reinforcement of concepts presented.
Upper level undergraduate and graduate infectious disease courses in public health, nursing and the biological sciences.
David P Adams, PhD, MPH, MSc - Instructor in Social and Biological Sciences, Point University-Savannah, Savannah, Georgia
David P. Adamsearned his doctorate from the University of Florida, his M.P.H. from the Ohio State University, and his MSc from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He studied at Louisiana State University, McGill University, and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
He has more than three decades of teaching and research in infectious diseases, the history and sociology of medicine, and public health. He has held faculty positions in the Ohio State University Medical School’s Department of Family Medicine, the Duke University School of Medicine’s Department of Community and Family Medicine, and the Mercer University School of Medicine’s Department of Community Medicine.