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

Epidemiologic Measurements Used to Describe Disease Occurrence
25
Data and Additional Measures of Disease Occurrence
45
Patterns of DiseasePerson Place Time
65
Association and Causality
89
Types of Study Designs
105
Epidemiology and the Policy Arena
121
Infectious Diseases and Outbreak Investigation
137
Social and Behavioral Epidemiology 1 59
159
Special Epidemiologic Applications
181
Glossary
197
Index
207
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