Essential Epidemiology: An Introduction for Students and Health Professionals

Essential Epidemiology: An Introduction for Students and Health Professionals

by Penny Webb, Chris Bain
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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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'In this book, the authors have succinctly outlined the key concepts in modern epidemiology … the way forward is to 'think smarter' - this book provides the ideal starting point for those wanting to do just that.' International Journal of Epidemiology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780511852831
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/16/2010
Series:
Essential Medical Texts for Students and Trainees
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Penny Webb is a Senior Research Fellow and Head, Gynaecological Cancers Group, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia.
Chris Bain is Reader in Epidemiology, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

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