By Ann Aschengrau

Effectively demonstrated within the authors' classes at Boston college and Harvard college, this article combines conception and perform in proposing conventional and new epidemiologic thoughts. wide in scope, the textual content opens with 5 chapters masking the fundamental epidemiologic options and knowledge assets. an incredible emphasis is put on learn layout, with separate chapters dedicated to all of the 3 major analytic designs: experimental, cohort, and case-control reports. complete chapters on bias, confounding, and random errors, together with the position of data in epidemiology, make sure that scholars are well-equipped with the required info to interpret the result of epidemiologic experiences. a complete bankruptcy can be dedicated to the idea that of influence degree amendment, an often-neglected subject in introductory textbooks. up to date examples from the epidemiologic literature on ailments of public wellbeing and fitness value are supplied through the publication. The 3rd version is an intensive replace that gives: • New examples, the most recent references, and public wellbeing and fitness statistics. • approximately 50 new evaluate questions. • up-to-date dialogue of yes epidemiologic equipment. • New figures depicting epidemiologic recommendations.

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