Essential Epidemiology. An Introduction For Students And Health Professionals 3rd Ed.

43,86 €
Penny Webb, Chris Bain, Andrew Page
Cambridge University Press
Fecha Publicacion
12 ene. 2017
Taking a practical approach and supported by global examples from all areas of health, the new edition of this popular and highly commended textbook has been updated to reflect currentepidemiological thinking and teaching. Based on feedback from teachers and students, material has been reordered to better suit courses and reflect the underlying logic and purpose ofepidemiology. • Provides students with a rounded picture of the field by emphasizing the commonalities across different areas of epidemiology, including clinical epidemiology, and highlighting thekey role of epidemiology in public health • Avoids complex mathematics by restricting this to optional material, thereby keeping the book accessible to students from non-quantitativebackgrounds • Integrated and supplementary questions help students to reinforce concepts • A wealth of online material is available at, includingadditional questions, advanced material for key concepts, recommendations for further reading, links to useful websites and slides for teaching, supporting both students and teachers. Demonstrates the commonalities between different areas of epidemiology and emphasizes the key role of epidemiology in public health Considers the nature and practical implications of the fundamental biases of selection and measurement, providing a clear conceptual outline, examples, and flow charts to support students asthey master this tricky topic Avoids complex mathematics, making the book accessible to those from a non-quantitative background Online resources include additional questions, suggestions for further reading, links to useful websites and teaching slides  Table of contents Preface Epidemiologyis… Howlongis a piece of string? Measuringdiseasefrequency Who, what, where and when? Descriptiveepidemiology Healthyresearch: studydesignsforpublichealth Why? Linkingexposure and disease Headsortails: the role of chance Allthatglittersisnotgold: theproblem of error Muddiedwaters: thechallenge of confounding Reading between the lines: reading and writing epidemiological papers Whosanktheboat? Association and causation Assemblingthebuilding blocks: reviews and their uses Surveillance: collectinghealth-related data forepidemiologicalintelligence and publichealthactionMartyn Kirk and AdrianSleigh Outbreaks, epidemics and clustersMartyn Kirk and AdrianSleigh Prevention: betterthan cure? Earlydetection: whatbenefits at whatcost? Epidemiology and thepublic'shealth Answers to questions Appendix 1. Direct standardisation Appendix 2. Standard populations Appendix 3. Calculating risk and lifetime risk from routine data Appendix 4. Indirect standardisation Appendix 5. Calculating life expectancy from a life table Appendix 6. Why the odds ratio approximates the relative risk for a rare disease Appendix 7. Formulae for calculating confidence intervals for common epidemiological measures Appendix 8. The Mantel–Haenszel method for calculating pooled odds ratios Glossary Index
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