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Successfully tested in the authors' courses at Boston University and Harvard University, this text combines theory and practice in presenting traditional and new epidemiologic concepts. Broad in scope, the text opens with five chapters covering the basic epidemiologic concepts and data sources. A major emphasis is placed on study design, with separate chapters devoted to each of the three main analytic designs: experimental, cohort, and case-control studies. Full chapters on bias, confounding, and random error, including the role of statistics in epidemiology, ensure that students are well-equipped with the necessary information to interpret the results of epidemiologic studies. An entire chapter is also devoted to the concept of effect measure modification, an often-neglected topic in introductory textbooks. Up-to-date examples from the epidemiologic literature on diseases of public health importance are provided throughout the book. The Third Edition is a thorough update that offers: New examples, the latest references, and public health statistics. Nearly 50 new review questions. Updated discussion of certain epidemiologic methods. New figures depicting epidemiologic concepts."

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Genre: Education
Author: Ann Aschengrau
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release: 2013-06-03
File: 650 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781449657352

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The new edition of this popular textbook remains a clear and practical introduction to epidemiology for students in all areas of health. By emphasising the role of epidemiology across a broad range of health monitoring and research, it gives students an understanding of the fundamental principles common to all areas of epidemiology. It also integrates the study of infectious and chronic diseases as well as public health and clinical epidemiology. Avoiding complex mathematics, it steps through the methods and potential problems underlying health data and reports, while maintaining a balance of rigour and clarity. The nuts-and-bolts of epidemiology are embedded in the wider international health perspective through recent and classical examples across different areas of health to engage students from a range of backgrounds. Concepts are illustrated with charts and graphs, and end-of-chapter questions test understanding (with answers provided). Online resources include further exercises, slides for teaching and useful weblinks.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Penny Webb
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2010-12-16
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 1139493957

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Essentials of Infectious Disease Epidemiology is devoted specifically to the methods required to study infectious disease making the perfect introduction to the field for undergraduate and introductory masters-level public health students. It will provide students with the requisite skills to conduct, evaluate, and understand the field of infectious disease epidemiology.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Manya Magnus
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release: 2008
File: 227 Pages
ISBN-13: 0763734446

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A theoretical and practical introduction to the basics of public health, written for a multidisciplinary audience.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Stephen Gillam
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2012-06-28
File: 343 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781107601765

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Study designs -- Quantifying the extent of disease -- Summarizing data collected in the sample -- The role of probability -- Confidence interval estimates -- Hypothesis testing procedures -- Power and sample size determination -- Multivariable methods -- Nonparametric tests -- Survival analysis -- Data visualization

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Genre: Education
Author: Sullivan
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release: 2017-02-17
File: 378 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781284108194

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What is public health -- Understanding and measuring health -- Public health and the health system -- Law, government, and public health -- Public health emergency preparedness and response -- Public health workforce -- Public health administration -- Environmental and occupational health -- Public health nursing -- Epidemiology and disease control -- Public health education and information -- Other public health professional occupational -- Public health program occupations -- Public health practice.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Bernard Turnock
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release: 2007
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780763745257

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As the first title in the Essential Public Health series, Essentials of Environmental Health is a clear and comprehensive study of the major topics of environmental health, including: background of the field and “tools of the trade” (environmental epidemiology, environmental toxicology, and environmental policy and regulation); environmental diseases (microbial agents, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation); and applications and domains of environmental health (water and air quality, food safety, waste disposal, and occupational health). Perfect for the beginning student as well as the experienced health professional, each chapter concludes with study questions and exercises to engage the reader in further study. The forthcoming companion website for this edition will provide additional resources and learning aids, including PowerPoints, an instructor's manual, test questions, and flashcards.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Robert H. Friis
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release: 2008-07-08
File: 390 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781449666606

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Review: "Now in its Fourth Edition, this best-selling text offers comprehensive coverage of all the major topics in introductory epidemiology. With extensive treatment of the heart of epidemiology - from study designs to descriptive epidemiology to quantitative measures - this reader-friendly text is accessible and interesting to a wide range of beginning students in all health-related disciplines. A unique focus is given to real-world applications of epidemiology and the development of skills that students can apply in subsequent course work and in the field. The text is also accompanied by a complete package of instructor and student resources available through a companion Web site."--Jacket

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Genre: Medical
Author: Robert H. Friis
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release: 2009
File: 717 Pages
ISBN-13: 0763751618

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Public Health is regarded as the basis and cornerstone of health, generally and in medicine. Defined as the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals, this discipline has been renewed by the incorporation of multiple actors, professions, knowledge areas and it has also been impacted and promoted by multiple technologies, particularly - the information technology. As a changing field of knowledge, Public Health requires evidence-based information and regular updates. Current Topics in Public Health presents updated information on multiple topics related to actual areas of interest in this growing and exciting medical science, with the conception and philosophy that we are working to improve the health of the population, rather than treating diseases of individual patients, taking decisions about collective health care that are based on the best available, current, valid and relevant evidence, and finally within the context of available resources. With participation of authors from multiple countries, many from developed and developing ones, this book offers a wide geographical perspective. Finally, all these characteristics make this book an excellent update on many subjects of world public health.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Release: 2013-05-15
File: 744 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789535111214

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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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Genre: Medical
Author: Emeritus Professor and Chair Department of Health Science - California State University Long Beach Robert H Friis
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release: 2010-03-25
File: 220 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780763798505

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