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Teaching Epidemiology: A guide for teachers in epidemiology, public health and clinical medicine / Edition 3
     

Teaching Epidemiology: A guide for teachers in epidemiology, public health and clinical medicine / Edition 3

by Jorn Olsen, Rodolfo Sarraci
 

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ISBN-10: 0199239479

ISBN-13: 9780199239474

Pub. Date: 06/25/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Teaching epidemiology requires skill and knowledge, combined with a clear teaching strategy and good pedagogic skills. The general advice is simple: if you are not an expert on a topic, try to enrich your background knowledge before you start teaching. Teaching Epidemiology, third edition helps you to do this. By providing world-expert teachers' advice on how

Overview

Teaching epidemiology requires skill and knowledge, combined with a clear teaching strategy and good pedagogic skills. The general advice is simple: if you are not an expert on a topic, try to enrich your background knowledge before you start teaching. Teaching Epidemiology, third edition helps you to do this. By providing world-expert teachers' advice on how best to structure your teaching, this book gives a unique insight in to what has worked in their hands, and it will help you to plan your own tailored teaching programme.

The book is a guide to new teachers in the field at two levels; those teaching basic courses for undergraduates, and those teaching more advanced courses for students at postgraduate level. Each chapter provides key concepts and a list of key references. Subject specific methodology and disease specific issues (from cancer to genetic epidemiology) are dealt with in detail. There is also a focused chapter on the principles and practice of computer-assisted learning.

Teaching Epidemiology is published in collaboration with the International Association of Epidemiology (IEA) and the European Educational Programme in Epidemiology (EEPE).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199239474
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/25/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors xi

Part 1 Context

1 Introducing the history of epidemiology Rodolfo Saracci 3

2 Important concepts in epidemiology Olli S. Miettinen 25

3 Study design Jørn Olsen Olga Basso 51

4 Statistics in epidemiology Per Kragh Andersen 67

5 Teaching a first course in epidemiologic principles and methods Kenneth J. Rothman 77

Part 2 Exposure-oriented epidemiology

6 Questionnaires in epidemiology Jakob Bue Bjorner Jørn Olsen 93

7 Environment Anders Ahlbom 105

8 Occupational epidemiology Neil Pearce 115

9 Lifecourse epidemiology Yoav Ben-Shlomo Diana Kuh 127

10 Pharmacoepidemiology Susan Jick 143

11 Nutritional epidemiology Walter C. Willett 159

12 Genetic epidemiology Harry Campbell Susan Service 177

13 Teaching molecular epidemiology Betsy Foxman 203

14 Social inequalities in health Nancy Krieger 215

15 Climate change and human health: issues for teacher and classroom Anthony J. McMichael Ulisses Confalonieri 241

Part 3 Outcome-oriented epidemiology

16 Infectious disease epidemiology Marc Lipsitch 271

17 Cancer epidemiology Pagona Lagiou Dimitrios Trichopoulos 291

18 Teaching a course in psychiatric epidemiology Rebecca Fuhrer Ezra Susser 311

19 Neurologic diseases C. A. Molgaard A. L. Golbeck J. F. Rothrock 325

20 Reproductive epidemiology Jørn Olsen Ellen Aagaard Nøhr 345

21 Teaching chronic respiratory disease epidemiology Josep M. Antó 359

22 Epidemiology of injuries Eleni Petridou Evi Germeni Mark Stevenson 377

23 Dental epidemiology Flemming Scheutz Georgios Tsakos 397

24 Clinical epidemiology John A. Baron Henrik Toft Sørensen 411

25 Study of clustering and outbreaks Paul Elliott 429

26 Field studies in developing countries Japhet Killewo Anita Sandström 441

27 Registries and medical databases Henrik Toft Sørensen John A. Baron 455

28 Teaching epidemiology inside and outside the classroom J. H. Abramson 467

Part 4 Pedagogies

29 Computer-assisted learning-principles and practice Charles du V. Florey Ralph R. Frerichs 495

30 Competency-based curriculum in epidemiology Haroutune Armenian Michael E. Thompson Jonathan Samet 509

31 Guide for teaching assistants in a methods course at a department of epidemiology Naomi Greene Tarun Bhatnagar 519

Index 531

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