Introduction to Epidemiology

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Jan 12, 2010 - Medical - 418 pages
New Edition Available 8/17/2012 Introduction to Epidemiology, Fifth Edition is the ideal introductory text for the epidemiology student with minimal training in the biomedical sciences and statistics. With updated tables, figures, and examples throughout, the Fifth Edition is a thorough revision that offers an all new chapter covering areas of modern epidemiology such as environmental epidemiology, social epidemiology, and reproductive epidemiology. The chapters feature several new case studies and news files representing applications of commonly used research designs. Learning objectives, as well as study questions with descriptive answers, in each chapter engage the student in further analysis and reflection.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 FOUNDATIONS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY
1
CHAPTER 2 HISTORIC DEVELOPMENTS IN EPIDEMIOLOGY
23
CHAPTER 3 PRACTICAL DISEASE CONCEPTS IN EPIDEMIOLOGY
47
CHAPTER 4 DESIGN STRATEGIES AND STATISTICAL METHODS IN DESCRIPTIVE EPIDEMIOLOGY
83
CHAPTER 5 DESCRIPTIVE EPIDEMIOLOGY ACCORDING TO PERSON PLACE AND TIME
117
CHAPTER 6 GENERAL HEALTH AND POPULATION INDICATORS
155
CHAPTER 7 DESIGN STRATEGIES AND STATISTICAL METHODS IN ANALYTIC EPIDEMIOLOGY
185
CHAPTER 8 EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES IN EPIDEMIOLOGY
209
CHAPTER 11 CHRONIC DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY
273
CHAPTER 12 CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
299
GLOSSARY
313
CASE STUDIES
329
HEALTH INDICATORS IN REPRODUCTIVE EPIDEMIOLOGY
389
CLASSIFICATIONS AND SPECIALTY JOURNALS IN EPIDEMIOLOGY
391
EPIDEMIOLOGIC ASSOCIATIONS AND SOCIETIES
393
SELECTED ANSWERS TO CHAPTER QUESTIONS
395

CHAPTER 9 CAUSAL INFERENCE
225
CHAPTER 10 FIELD EPIDEMIOLOGY
251

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