Epidemiologic Methods Studying the Occurrence of Illness
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Description: This is a rigorous, systematic introduction to the basic concepts and practical tools of epidemiologic research. Besides offering clear descriptions of key concepts, the book is rich with examples illustrating how these concepts are applied. Some examples are drawn from classic studies in the field, while many others concern modern-day epidemiologic studies of problems of current public health importance. Almost every chapter includes a set of exercises (with answers) to help students gain practice in applying new ideas and techniques. The book's chapters are organized around three main themes: general concepts and methods of epidemiology; major study designs; and evaluating policies and programs. Both authors are experienced epidemiologic researchers and have won multiple awards for effective teaching.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/5/2003
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
|Introduction: An Epidemic of Blindness in Young Children|
|Diseases and Populations|
|Disease Frequency: Basics|
|Disease Frequency: Advanced|
|Overview of Study Designs|
|Sources of Data on Disease Occurrence|
|Person, Place, and Time|
|Inferring a Causal Relation Between Exposure and Disease|
|Measures of Excess Risk|
|Confounding and Its Control|
|Induction Periods and Latent Periods|
|Improving the Sensitivity of Epidemiologic Studies|
|Evaluating the Effects of Policies on Health|