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Essential Epidemiology

An Introduction for Students and Health Professionals

4th edition

Penelope Webb, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Chris Bain, Andrew Page, Western Sydney University
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Now in its fourth edition, Essential Epidemiology is an engaging and accessible introduction to the foundations of epidemiology. It addresses the study of infectious and chronic diseases, public health and clinical epidemiology, and the role of epidemiology in a range of health monitoring and research activities. Contemporary, historical and hypothetical examples enable students to engage with content, while mathematics is kept understandable with complex mathematics housed in optional material so the book remains accessible. With over ninety questions and answers…
Frontmatter
pp i-iv
Foreword
pp v-vi
Contents
pp vii-xii
Preface
pp xiii-xiv
About the authors
pp xv-xv
Acknowledgements
pp xvi-xvi
How to use this book
pp xvii-xviii
How to use your VitalSource eBook
pp xix-xx
1 - Epidemiology is …
pp 1-26
2 - How long is a piece of string? Measuring disease frequency
pp 27-64
3 - Who, what, where and when? Descriptive epidemiology
pp 65-91
4 - Healthy research: Study designs for public health
pp 92-119
5 - Why? Linking exposure and disease
pp 120-144
6 - Heads or tails? The role of chance
pp 145-158
7 - All that glitters is not gold: The problem of error
pp 159-184
8 - Muddied waters: The challenge of confounding
pp 185-209
9 - Reading between the lines: Reading and writing epidemiological papers
pp 210-227
10 - Who sank the boat? Association and causation
pp 228-243
11 - Assembling the building blocks: Reviews and their uses
pp 244-264
12 - Surveillance: Collecting health-related data for epidemiological intelligence and public health action
pp 265-281
13 - Outbreaks, epidemics and clusters
pp 282-301
14 - Prevention: Better than cure?
pp 302-323
15 - Early detection: What benefits at what cost?
pp 324-352
16 - Epidemiology and the public’s health
pp 353-365
Appendix 1: - Direct standardisation
pp 366-367
Appendix 2: - Standard populations
pp 368-369
Appendix 3: - Calculating risk and lifetime risk from routine data
pp 370-371
Appendix 4: - Indirect standardisation
pp 372-373
Appendix 5: - Calculating life expectancy from a life table
pp 374-375
Appendix 6: - Why the odds ratio approximates the relative risk for a rare disease
pp 376-376
Appendix 7: - Formulae for calculating confidence intervals for common epidemiological measures
pp 377-378
Appendix 8: - The Mantel-Haenszel method for calculating pooled odds ratios
pp 379-380
Glossary
pp 381-392
Answers
pp 393-408
Index
pp 409-416
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