Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health

ISBN-10: 076374025X
ISBN-13: 9780763740252
Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)
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Description: Successfully tested in the authors' courses at Boston University and Harvard University for five years, this text combines theory and practice in presenting traditional and new epidemiologic concepts. Broad in scope, the text opens with five  More...

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Book details

List price: $368.85
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 6/8/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 516
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Successfully tested in the authors' courses at Boston University and Harvard University for five years, this text combines theory and practice in presenting traditional and new epidemiologic concepts. Broad in scope, the text opens with five chapters covering the basic epidemiologic concepts and data sources. A major emphasis is placed on study design, with separate chapters devoted to each of the three main analytic designs: experimental, cohort, and case-control studies. Full chapters on bias, confounding, and random error, including the roll of statistics in epidemiology, ensure that students are well-equipped with the necessary information to interpret the results of epidemiologic studies. An entire chapter is also devoted to the concept of effect measure modification, an often-neglected topic in introductory textbooks. Up-to-date examples from the epidemiologic literature on diseases of public health importance are provided throughout the book. The second edition has been thoroughly revised with up-to-date examples and data from epidemiologic literature and features over 100 new study questions.

Preface
The Approach and Evolution of Epidemiology
Measures of Disease Frequency
Comparing Disease Frequencies
Sources of Public Health Data
Descriptive Epidemiology
Overview of Epidemiologic Study Designs
Experimental Studies
Cohort Studies
Case-Control Studies
Bias
Confounding
Random Error
Effect Measure Modification
Critical Review of Epidemiologic Studies
The Epidemiologic Approach to Causation
Screening in Public Health Practice
Ethics in Research Involving Human Participants
Answers to Chapter Questions
Index

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