Methods in Field Epidemiology
This unique guidebook covers all aspects of practical field epidemiologic investigation. It explains the requirements, defines terms, and illustrates many examples of how to undertake the tasks of the public health epidemiologist during a field investigation. Unlike other texts of its kind, it breaks down each function of field epidemiology to its constituent parts and thoroughly answers questions related to them.
Topics include: public health surveillance; qualifying a potential outbreak; assembling and equipping a team; hypothesis generation and descriptive epidemiology; epidemiological studies; hypothesis-testing interviews; data analysis; writing a report; public health laboratory's role in field; environmental health components; investigating non-infectious health events; forensic epidemiology investigations; GIS; and special considerations.
The text is accompanied by a complete package of instructor resources including Sample Syllabus, Instructor's Manual, TestBank, and PowerPoint slides.
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Introduction to Outbreak Investigations
Public Health Surveillance
Is a Potential Outbreak Real?
Assembling and Equipping an Outbreak Investigation Team
Hypothesis Generation and Descriptive Epidemiology
Epidemiological Studies in Outbreak Investigations
Writing an Outbreak Investigation Report
The Public Health Laboratorys Role in Field Epidemiology and Outbreak Investigation
Environmental Health Components of an Outbreak Investigation
Investigating Noninfectious Health Events in Public Health Practice
Forensic Epidemiology Investigations
Geographic Information Systemsfor Field Epidemiology
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