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Epidemiology for Public Health Practice

Epidemiology for Public Health Practice - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0763731700

Cover of Epidemiology for Public Health Practice 3RD 04 (ISBN 978-0763731700)
ISBN13: 978-0763731700
ISBN10: 0763731706
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 04
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Published: 2004
International: No

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Epidemiology for Public Health Practice - 3RD 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0763731700

Robert H. Friis and Thomas A. Sellers

ISBN13: 978-0763731700
ISBN10: 0763731706
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 04
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Epidemiologic speculations and research findings increasingly blaze across media headlines and heighten anxiety among the public. Understanding the foundations of such news can be daunting. Now in its third edition, Epidemiology for Public Health Practice has become a favorite textbook for undergraduate and graduate students new to epidemiology by providing a comprehensive look at all major topics, from study designs and descriptive epidemiology, to quantitative measures and terminology. Distinguishing itself from other texts with its accessible writing style and immediacy of information presented, the Third Edition has been extensively revised, with updated data and statistics essential to understanding the importance of epidemiology to public health.

  • Updated case studies throughout the book demonstrating the real world application of epidemiologic concepts that students can apply in subsequent coursework or in employment settings.
  • Coverage of contemporary and historical underpinnings of the field, such as: anthrax, bioterrorism, the SARS epidemic, the work of William Farr, and landmark achievements of epidemiology.
  • A new chapter on Cohort Study Designs, providing in-depth coverage of life table methods, examples of major cohort studies, and a table that compares observational study designs.
  • Increased coverage of diverse populations and sub-populations to reflect the growing diversity of the American society and to help reduce disparities among these groups.
  • A glossary of terms that allows students quick access to major terms used in the field.
  • An added appendix that provides a guide to the critical appraisal of an epidemiologic/public health research article.
  • Coverage of specific content areas for applications of epidemiology, including a separate chapter on environmental health, molecular and genetic epidemiology, and psychosocial epidemiology.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The History and Scope of Epidemiology
Chapter 2. Practical Applications of Epidemiology
Chapter 3. Measures of Morbidity and Mortality Used in Epidemiology
Chapter 4. Descriptive Epidemiology: Person, Place, Time
Chapter 5. Sources of Data for Use in Epidemiology
Chapter 6. Study Designs: Ecologic, Cross-Sectional, Case-Control
Chapter 7. Study Designs: Cohort
Chapter 8. Experimental Study Designs
Chapter 9. Measures of Effect
Chapter 10. Data Interpretation Issues
Chapter 11. Screening for Disease in the Community
Chapter 12. Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
Chapter 13. Epidemiologic Aspects of Work and the Environment
Chapter 14. Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology
Chapter 15. Psychologic, Behavioral, and Social Epidemiology

Appendix A. Glossary
Appendix B. Answers to Selected Study Questions