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Essential epidemiology : an introduction for students and health professionals

Author: Penny Webb; Chris Bain; Sandi Pirozzo
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is an accessible, easily readable and modern introduction to epidemiology for students of medicine and public health. It aims to give health professionals a good understanding of the methods and potential problems underlying epidemiological data and reports, but also provides a thorough introduction for would-be epidemiologists. The 'nuts and bolts' of epidemiology are embedded in the wider health perspective,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Penny Webb; Chris Bain; Sandi Pirozzo
ISBN: 0521546613 9780521546614 0521837456 9780521837453
OCLC Number: 56128438
Description: x, 355 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Epidemiology is --
How long is a piece of string? Measuring disease frequency --
Who, what, where and when? Finding and using public health data --
Watching not waiting: surveillance and epidemiological intelligence / Adrian Sleigh --
Why? Linking exposure and disease --
Solid foundations: research designs for public health --
All that glitters is not gold: the problem of error --
Muddied waters: the challenge of confounding --
Bringing it together: reading and writing papers in practice --
Who sang the boat? Association and causation --
Assembling the building blocks: reviews and their uses --
Outbreaks, epidemics and clusters / Adrian Sleigh --
Prevention: better than cure? --
Early detection: what benefits at what cost? --
A final word.
Responsibility: Penny Webb, Chris Bain and Sandi Pirozzo.

Abstract:

"This is an accessible, easily readable and modern introduction to epidemiology for students of medicine and public health. It aims to give health professionals a good understanding of the methods and potential problems underlying epidemiological data and reports, but also provides a thorough introduction for would-be epidemiologists. The 'nuts and bolts' of epidemiology are embedded in the wider health perspective, and the concluding chapter explores future possibilities and emphasises the integration of the various strands of the discipline. The basic messages are reinforced through numerous examples and questions, with answers provided."--BOOK JACKET.
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