Epidemiology 101

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Mar 25, 2010 - Medical - 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. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 HISTORY PHILOSOPHY AND USES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY
1
CHAPTER 2 EPIDEMIOLOGIC MEASUREMENTS USED TO DESCRIBE DISEASE OCCURENCE
25
CHAPTER 3 DATA AND ADDITIONAL MEASURES OF DISEASE OCCURRENCE
45
PATTERNS OF DISEASEPERSON PLACE TIME
65
CHAPTER 5 ASSOCIATION AND CAUSALITY
89
TYPES OF STUDY DESIGNS
105
CHAPTER 7 EPIDEMIOLOGY AND THE POLICY ARENA
121
CHAPTER 8 INFECTIOUS DISEASE AND OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION
137
CHAPTER 9 SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
159
CHAPTER 10 SPECIAL EPIDEMIOLOGIC APPLICATIONS
181
GLOSSARY
197
INDEX
207
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