Essential Epidemiology An Introduction for Students and Health Professionals

ISBN-10: 0521177316

ISBN-13: 9780521177313

Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)

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List price: $84.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 466
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Penny Webb is a Senior Research Fellow and Head, Gynaecological Cancers Group, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia.

Chris Bain is Reader in Epidemiology, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Epidemiology is ...
How long is a piece of string? Measuring disease frequency
Who, what, where and when? Descriptive epidemiology
Healthy research: study designs for public health
Why? Linking exposure and disease
Heads or tails?: The role of chance
All that glitters is not gold: the problem of error
Muddied waters: the challenge of confounding
Reading between the lines: reading and writing epidemiological papers
Who sank the boat? Association and causation
Assembling the building blocks: reviews and their uses
Outbreaks, epidemics and clusters
Watching not waiting: surveillance and epidemiological intelligence
Prevention: better than cure?
Early detection: what benefits at what cost?
A final word ...;; Answers to questions
Direct standardisation
Standard populations
Calculating cumulative incidence and lifetime risk from routine data
Indirect standardisation
Calculating life expectancy from a life table
The Mantel-Haenszel method for calculating pooled odds ratios
Formulae for calculating confidence intervals for common epidemiological measures
Index
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