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Fundamental Mathematics for EpidemiologyAuthor: Ray M. Merrill
Mathematical concepts and their applications are fundamental to epidemiology. However, many public health students lack adequate quantitative background and find themselves struggling with simple maths such as converting fractions to decimals; filling in 2 by 2 tables; reading story problems; understanding the difference between ratios, proportions, and rates; and connecting selected maths concepts to epidemiologic study designs. Other students have been taught the maths principles that deal with epidemiology, but did not learn how to apply these mathematical tools to research study designs.
As the first of its kind, this book reviews fundamental maths concepts and procedures for epidemiology. Students will learn how to connect the maths principles and procedures to the epidemiologic study designs. They will also will gain opportunities to apply the maths principles to real-life problems and case studies.
Provides step-by-step, practical real-life examples of math principles and procedure in epidemiology throughout the text
Offers instruction on how to utilise Epi InfoTM 7 for describing and assessing health problems, along with author provided EXCEL workbooks
Includes online practice problems that can be solved iteratively, with instant feedback