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This new text strives to provide students with a current, comprehensive introduction to principles applied in the practice of epidemiology in public health. It incorporates modern ideas in epidemiological thinking, providing an overview that is up-to-date and thorough. A major emphasis is placed on study design, with separate chapters devoted to each of the three main analytic designs.

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Genre : Health & Fitness
Author : Ann Aschengrau
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release : 2003
File : 468 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0763725374

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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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Genre : Education
Author : Ann Aschengrau
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release : 2013-06-03
File : 650 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781284150155

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How can society most effectively prevent disease and promote health? That is the challenge addressed by this textbook. Public health is the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organised efforts of society. The 'science' is concerned with making a diagnosis of a population's health problems, establishing their cause and determining effective interventions. The 'art' lies in creatively addressing these problems. Essential Public Health captures both the art and science of the field. This second edition has been fully updated with contemporary examples and includes new chapters on sustainability and change, management and leadership. Examples are taken from health systems throughout the world, giving readers a wider perspective of the challenges faced. This is essential reading for all trainees in health care, social care and related disciplines. An internet companion includes supplementary information and interactive, self-assessment questions to test understanding and aid learning.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Stephen Gillam
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2012-06-28
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781139511056

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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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As one of the foundational texts in the Essential Public Health series, Essentials of Public Health, Fourth Edition -- formerly authored by Turnock -- is an excellent introduction to the field of public health, covering public health practice, government public health, and careers in public health. After defining Public Health and looking at the current U.S. public health system and practice, the book looks at population health measurement, policy development, and collaboration between the public health and the health system. Final chapters explore career opportunities in public health administration, epidemiology, public health nursing, and health education as well as emerging ones such as health information technologists, emergency managers, and more. Helpful learning tools such as chapter exercises and discussion questions, making it an ideal text to prepare your students for the profession of public health.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Guthrie S. Birkhead
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release : 2020-02-18
File : 350 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781284173253

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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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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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Genre : Medical
Author : Constance U. Battle
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release : 2009-10-06
File : 613 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780763744649

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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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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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