Epidemiology for Public Health Practice / Edition 1

Epidemiology for Public Health Practice / Edition 1

by Robert H. Friis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0834206080

ISBN-13: 9780834206083

Pub. Date: 03/08/1996

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

This text provides an introduction to the principles and practice of epidemiology to public health professionals whose primary focus is not epidemiology. Terminology, concepts, and sources of information enable readers to be knowledgeable consumers of the epidemiologic literature. The book covers everything from the historical development of epidemiology,

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This text provides an introduction to the principles and practice of epidemiology to public health professionals whose primary focus is not epidemiology. Terminology, concepts, and sources of information enable readers to be knowledgeable consumers of the epidemiologic literature. The book covers everything from the historical development of epidemiology, concepts of causality, and definitions of disease and health to measures of disease frequency and sources of community health data.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834206083
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
03/08/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: INTRODUCTION
• Epidemiology - What's It All About?
• Historical Antecedents of Epidemiology
• Using Epidemiology in Your Work and Play: The Seven Uses of Epidemiology
• Epidemiology at Work in the Community; Infectious Disease
• Epidemiology at Work in the Community: Health and the Environment
• CONDUCTING AN EPIDEMIOLOGIC INVESTIGATION
• Describing the Problem: Person, Time, Place
• Sources of Epidemiologic
• Data Quantification: Measures of Morbidity and Mortality
• Epidemiologic Research: Prospective, Retrospective, and Cross-sectional
• ANALYTICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
• Epidemiologic Models and Causal Mechanisms
• Reliability and Validity of Measures: Screening for Disease in the Community
• Psychosocial Aspects of Disease
• Epidemiologic Statistical Techniques
• Conclusions and Recent Developments

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