Epidemiology 101 (2nd Edition) – eBook PDF

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  • Author: Robert H. Friis
  • File Size: 38 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 317 pages
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2nd edition (March 2, 2017)
  • Publication Date: March 2, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1284107906, 128410785X
  • ISBN-13: 9781284107906, 9781284107852

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Epidemiology 101 (2nd Edition) By Robert H. Friis – eBook PDF

Designed to fulfill the four essential learning outcomes of Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP)—a campaign of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU*)—Epidemiology 101 meets the needs of instructors teaching an overview or introductory course in epidemiology.

Table of contents :
Cover
Epidemiology 101
Copyright
Contents
The Essential Public Health Series
Prologue
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1 History, Philosophy, and Uses of Epidemiology
Introduction
Epidemiology and Recent Epidemics
The Concept of an Epidemic
Definition of Epidemiology
The Evolving Conception of Epidemiology as a Liberal Art
Application of Descriptive and Analytic Methods to an Observational Science
History of Epidemiology and Development of Epidemiologic Principles
Brief Overview of Current Uses of Epidemiology
Conclusion
Study Questions and Exercises
Chapter 2 Epidemiology and Data Presentation
Introduction
Terminology of Samples
Data and Measurement Scales
Presentation of Epidemiologic Data
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Variation
Distribution Curves
Analyses of Bivariate Association
Parameter Estimation
Conclusion
Study Questions and Exercises
Chapter 3 Epidemiologic Measurements Used to Describe Disease Occurrence
Introduction
Mathematical Terms Used in Epidemiology
General Information Regarding Epidemiologic Measures
Types of Epidemiologic Measures
Epidemiologic Measures Related to Mortality
Specific Rates
Adjusted Rates
Measures of Natality and Mortality Linked to Natality
Conclusion
Study Questions and Exercises
Chapter 4 Data and Disease Occurrence
Introduction
Epidemiology in the Era of Big Data
Online Sources for Retrieval of Epidemiologic Information
Factors That Affect the Quality of Epidemiologic Data
U.S. Census Bureau
The Vital Registration System and Vital Events
Data from Public Health Surveillance Programs: Three Examples
Case Registries
Data from the National Center for Health Statistics
Data From International Organizations
Miscellaneous Data Sources
Conclusion
Study Questions and Exercises
Chapter 5 Descriptive Epidemiology: Patterns of Disease—Person, Place, Time
Introduction
What Is Descriptive Epidemiology?
Uses of Descriptive Epidemiologic Studies
Types of Descriptive Epidemiologic Studies
Person Variables
Place Variables
Time Variables
Conclusion
Study Questions and Exercises
Chapter 6 Association and Causality
Introduction
Disease Causality in History
Deterministic and Probabilistic Causality in Epidemiology
Epidemiologic Research and the Search for Associations
Types of Associations Found Among Variables
The Criteria of Causality
Defining the Role of Chance in Associations
Conclusion
Study Questions and Exercises
Chapter 7 Analytic Epidemiology: Types of Study Designs
Introduction
Overview of Study Designs
Ecologic Studies
Case-Control Studies
Cohort Studies
Experimental Studies
Challenges to the Validity of Study Designs
Conclusion
Study Questions and Exercises
Chapter 8 Epidemiology and the Policy Arena
Introduction
Epidemiologists’ Roles In Policy Development
Policy and the 10 Essential Public Health Services
What Is a Health Policy?
Decision Analysis Based on Perceptions of Risks and Benefits
Examples of Public Health Policies and Laws
Ethics and Epidemiology
Conclusion
Study Questions and Exercises
Chapter 9 Epidemiology and Screening for Disease
Introduction
Overview of Screening
Examples of Screening Tests
Screening and the Natural History of Disease
Measures Used in Screening
Conclusion
Study Questions and Exercises
Chapter 10 Infectious Diseases and Outbreak Investigation
Introduction
Terms Used to Describe Infectious Diseases
The Epidemiologic Triangle: Agent, Host, and Environment
Infectious Disease Agents
Host Characteristics
Environment and Infectious Diseases
How Infectious Disease Agents Are Transmitted
Examples of Significant Infectious Diseases
Methods of Outbreak Investigation
Conclusion
Study Questions and Exercises
Chapter 11 Social and Behavioral Epidemiology
Introduction
Defining Social and Behavioral Epidemiology
Stress and Health
Tobacco Use
Alcohol Consumption
Substance Abuse
Overweight and Obesity
Psychiatric Epidemiology and Mental Health
Conclusion
Study Questions and Exercises
Chapter 12 Special Epidemiologic Applications
Introduction
Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology
Environmental Epidemiology
Epidemiology and Occupational Health
Unintentional Injuries
Other Applications of Epidemiology
Conclusion
Study Questions and Exercises
Glossary
Index

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