Epidemiology 101

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Mar 25, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 220 pages
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As an increasing number of colleges and universities call for an epidemiologic content into liberal arts programs. This title is designed to meet the needs of instructors teaching and overview or introductory course of epidemiology. In an easy-to-read and understandable format, the text demonstrates applied approaches in everyday life and also to specific health outcomes. Key Features: Numbers case studies Text boxes and vignettes throughout Exhibits Photographs Figures Illustrations Looking for more real-life evidence? Check out Cases 1-5, 19, & 21 in Essential Case Studies in Public Health, Putting Public Health into Practice.
  

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Contents

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About the Author xiii
History Philosophy and Uses of Epidemiology 1
Epidemiologic Measurements Used to Describe Disease Occurrence 25
Patterns of DiseasePerson Place Time 65
Association and Causality 89
Types of Study Designs 105
Epidemiology and the Policy Arena 121
Chapter8 Infectious Diseases and Outbreak Investigation 137
Social and Behavioral Epidemiology 159
Special Epidemiologic Applications 181
Glossary 197
Index 207
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