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Epidemiology Kept Simple

An Introduction to Traditional and Modern Epidemiology

Epidemiology Kept Simple by B. Burt Gerstman
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Epidemiology Kept Simple introduces the epidemiologicalprinciples and methods that are increasingly important in thepractice of medicine and public health. With minimum use oftechnical language it fully explains terminology, concepts, andtechniques associated with traditional and modern epidemiology.Topics include disease causality, epidemiologic measures,descriptive epidemiology, study design, clinical and primaryprevention trials, observational cohort studies, case-controlstudies, and the consideration of random and systematic error instudies of causal factors. Chapters on the infectious diseaseprocess, outbreak investigation, and screening for disease are alsoincluded. The latter chapters introduce more advancedbiostatistical and epidemiologic techniques, such as survivalanalysis, Mantel-Haenszel techniques, and tests forinteraction.

This third edition addresses all the requirements of theAmerican Schools of Public Health (ASPH) EpidemiologicalCompetencies, and provides enhanced clarity and
readability on this difficult subject. Updated with new practicalexercises, case studies and real world examples, this title helpsyou develop the necessary tools to interpret epidemiological dataand prepare for board exams, and now also includes review questionsat the end of each chapter.

Epidemiology Kept Simple continues to provide anintroductory guide to the use of epidemiological methods forgraduate and undergraduate students studying public health, healtheducation and nursing, and for all practicing health professionalsseeking professional development. 

Wiley; February 2013
480 pages; ISBN 9781118525401
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Title: Epidemiology Kept Simple
Author: B. Burt Gerstman
 
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