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Introduction to EpidemiologyAuthor: Ray M. Merrill
Introduction to Epidemiology is a comprehensive, reader-friendly introduction to this exciting field. Designed for students with minimal training in the biomedical sciences and statistics, this full-color text emphasizes 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 designs, manage and analyze 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 and effective approach to learning epidemiology.
Carefully revised throughout, the Ninth Edition offers:
- New chapters on Epidemiology Study Plan (5) and on Social Epidemiology (13)
- Greater emphasis on health equity and the social determinants of health throughout
- New appendices on Careers in Epidemiology(II) and Pearson Correlation Coefficient and Regression Models (IV)
- Significant restructuring of chapters (see transition guide – coming soon)
- Navigate Advantage Access (included with the text) a digital-only Access Code that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice quizzes and assessments, PowerPoint slides, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytic reporting tools.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Chapter 1 Foundations of Epidemiology
- Chapter 2 Path to Modern Epidemiology
- Chapter 3 Infectious Disease Concepts in Epidemiology
- Chapter 4 Chronic Disease Concepts in Epidemiology
- Chapter 5 Epidemiologic Study Plan
- Chapter 6 Study Designs
- Chapter 7 Hypothesis Testing and Measures of Association
- Chapter 8 Identifying and Improving Study Validity
- Chapter 9 Causality
- Chapter 10 General Health and Population Indicators
- Chapter 11 Field Epidemiology
- Chapter 12 Clinical Epidemiology
- Chapter 13 Social Epidemiology
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