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Essential epidemiology : an introduction for students and health professionals

Author: Penny Webb; Chris Bain
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series: Cambridge medicine.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Penny Webb; Chris Bain
ISBN: 9780521177313 0521177316
OCLC Number: 665130177
Description: xiv, 445 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Epidemiology is ... --
How long is a piece of string? Measuring disease frequency --
Who, what, where and when? Descriptive epidemiology --
Healthy research: study designs for public health --
Why? Linking exposure and disease --
Heads or tails? The role of chance --
All that glitters is not gold: the problem of error --
Muddied waters: the challenge of confounding --
Reading between the lines: reading and writing epidemiological papers --
Who sank the boat? Association and causation --
Assembling the building blocks: reviews and their uses --
Outbreaks, epidemics and clusters --
Watching not waiting: surveillance and epidemiological intelligence --
Prevention: better than cure --
Early detection: what benefits at what cost? --
A final word.
Series Title: Cambridge medicine.
Responsibility: Penny Webb and Chris Bain.

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