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Introduction to EpidemiologyAuthor: Ray M. Merrill
Introduction to Epidemiology, Eighth Edition is a comprehensive, reader-friendly introduction to this exciting field. Designed for students with minimal training in the biomedical sciences and statistics, this full-colour text emphasises the application of the basic principles of epidemiology according to person, place, and time factors in order to solve current, often unexpected, and serious public health problems.
Students will learn how to identify and describe public health problems, formulate research hypotheses, select appropriate research study designs, manage and analyse epidemiologic data, interpret and apply results in preventing and controlling disease and health-related events. With real-world examples in the form of case studies and news files in each chapter, Introduction to Epidemiology is an accessible, timely, and highly effective approach to learning epidemiology.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 2 Historic Developments in Epidemiology
Chapter 3 Practical Disease Concepts in Epidemiology
Chapter 4 Design Strategies and Statistical Methods in Descriptive Epidemiology
Chapter 5 Descriptive Epidemiology According to Person, Place, and Time
Chapter 6 General Health and Population Indicators
Chapter 7 Design Strategies and Statistical Methods in Analytic Epidemiology
Chapter 8 Experimental Studies in Epidemiology
Chapter 9 Causality
Chapter 10 Field Epidemiology
Chapter 11 Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Chapter 12 Clinical Epidemiology
Appendix I Case Studies
Appendix II Measures of Association Used with Types of Exposure and Outcome Data
Appendix III Common Study Designs with Selected Measures of Association and Test Statistics
Appendix IV Summary of Confidence Intervals for Evaluating Selected Hypotheses
Appendix V Classification and Specialty Journals in Epidemiology
Appendix VI Epidemiologic Associations and Societies
Appendix VII Selected Answers to Chapter Questions
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