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Main Title Epidemiology : a very short introduction /
Author Saracci, Rodolfo,
Publisher Oxford University Press,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 458730391
ISBN 9780199543335; 019954333X
Subjects Epidemiology ; Epidemiologic Methods ; Epidémiologie ; Maladies ; Santé publique ; Recherche médicale ; Epidemiologie
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Table of contents
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  RA651.S27 2010 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/26/2011
Collation xiv, 145 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 18 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
What is epidemiology? -- Measuring health and disease -- Searching for the causes of disease -- Establishing the causes of a disease -- Testing how to control a disease -- Following up people's health -- Investigating people's past experiences -- Mapping health and disease -- From epidemiology to medicine, prevention, and public health -- Epidemiology between ethics and politics. "What is epidemiology? How can we trace the causes of a disease, or tell when a pandemic has begun? ... Saracci provides an insight into the logic and methods of epidemiology to show the value of investigating health and disease in human populations. He explains basic statistical concepts necessary for planning and analyzing epidemiological studies, and dispels common misunderstandings abouth their interpretation, looking not only at their ethical and political implications, but on public health as a whole"--Publisher description.