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Epidemiology : a very short introduction

Author: Rodolfo Saracci
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: Very short introductions, 224.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rodolfo Saracci dispels some of the myths surrounding the study of epidemiology. He provides a general explanation of the principles behind clinical trials and explains the nature of basic statistics concerning disease.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Einführung
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Saracci, Rodolfo, 1936-
Epidemiology.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010278544
(OCoLC)458730391
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rodolfo Saracci
ISBN: 9780191572821 0191572829 9780191777257 0191777250
OCLC Number: 714803237
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 145 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits.
Contents: 1. What is epidemiology? ; 2. Measuring health and disease ; 3. Searching for the causes of diseases ; 4. Establishing the causes of a disease ; 5. Testing how to control a disease ; 6. Following-up people's health ; 7. Enquiring back into people's lives ; 8. Mapping health and disease ; 9. From epidemiology to medicine, prevention, and public health ; 10. Epidemiology between ethics and politics
Series Title: Very short introductions, 224.
Responsibility: Rodolfo Saracci.
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Epidemiology is the study of the changing patterns of disease. It is a vital field, central to the health of society, to the identification of causes of disease, and to their management and  Read more...

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