Across the last forty years, epidemiology has developed into a vibrant scientific discipline that brings together the social and biological sciences, incorporating everything from statistics to the philosophy of science in its aim to study and track the distribution and determinants of health events. A now-classic text, the second edition of this essential introduction to epidemiology presents the core concepts in a unified approach that aims to cut through the fog and elucidate the fundamental concepts. Rather than focusing on formulas or dogma, the book presents basic epidemiologic principles and concepts in a coherent and straightforward exposition. By emphasizing a unifying set of ideas, students will develop a strong foundation for understanding the principles of epidemiologic research.
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The second edition of this essential introduction to epidemiology presents the core concepts in a unified approach that aims to cut through the fog and elucidate the fundamental concepts.
1. Introduction to Epidemiologic Thinking ; 2. Pioneers in Epidemiology and Public Health ; 3. What is Causation? ; 4. Measuring Disease Occurrence and Causal Effects ; 5. Types of Epidemiologic Studies ; 6. Infectious Disease Epidemiology ; 7. Dealing with Biases ; 8. Random Error and the Role of Statistics ; 9. Analyzing Simple Epidemiologic Data ; 10. Controlling Confounding by Stratifying Data ; 11. Measuring Interactions ; 12. Using Regression Models in Epidemiologic Analysis ; 13. Epidemiology in Clinical Settings ; Appendix ; Index
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The small size and relaxed narrative style almost persuade the reader that they are enjoying an interesting novel, and, unlike bulkier tomes, it lends itself to reading on the move or at home. However, far from light reading, the content provides indepth, well constructed descriptions of theories and concepts. These are supported by practical examples, using widely-known studies and common conditions, which even someone at the beginning of their epidemiology education could easily connect with with... In this respect. the book is useful to the graduate student and encourages an appreciation of the public health considerations common to many diseases and conditions. The narrative style is used to great advantage in some chapters, to discuss causation, measures of disease occurrence and epidemiology in clinical settings, as well as in the new chapters in this edition which describe the pioneers of epidemiology and infectious disease epidemiology.
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Selling point: Comprehensive and lucid revision of a classroom-proven text Selling point: Develops a useful platform for considering paths for further study Selling point: Designed for introductory courses and newly minted professionals Selling point: Free downloads and expert answers to chapter questions available on online companion website
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Produktdetaljer

ISBN
9780199754557
Publisert
2012
Utgave
2. utgave
Utgiver
Vendor
Oxford University Press Inc
Vekt
401 gr
Høyde
234 mm
Bredde
258 mm
Tykkelse
15 mm
Aldersnivå
UU, 05
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Antall sider
280

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Kenneth J. Rothman, DrPH, is a Distinguished Fellow at RTI International, an independent nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. He is also Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Medicine at Boston University. His research interests in epidemiology have spanned a wide range of health problems, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurologic disease, birth defects, injuries, environmental exposures, and drug epidemiology, but his main career focus has been the development and teaching of the concepts and methods of epidemiologic research.