Basic epidemiology – R. Bonita, R. Beaglehole, T. Kjellström – 2nd Edition



AutoresR. Bonita, R. Beaglehole, T. Kjellström  |  Categoría: Medicina  |  Formato: PDF  |  Idioma: Español  |  ISBN: 978-924-154707-9  |  Editorial: Wolrd Health Organization  |  Edición: 2da  |  Año: 2006  |  Páginas: 226

Basic epidemiology starts with a definition of epidemiology, introduces the history of modern epidemiology, and provides examples of the uses and applications of epidemiology. Measurement of exposure and disease are covered in Chapter 2 and a summary of the different types of study designs and their strengths and limitations is provided in Chapter 3. An introduction to statistical methods in Chapter 4 sets the scene for understanding basic concepts and available tools for analysing data and eva

the impact of interventions. A fundamental task of epidemiologists is
to understand the process of making causal judgements, and this is covered in Chapter 5. The applications of epidemiology to broad areas of public health are covered in the following chapters: chronic noncommunicable disease (Chapter 6), communicable disease (Chapter 7), clinical epidemiology (Chapter 8) and environmental, occupational and injury epidemiology (Chapter 9); the process of health planning is outlined in Chapter 10. The final chapter, Chapter 11, introduces the steps that new epidemiologists can take to further their education and provides links to a number of current courses in epidemiology and public health.


Chapter 1. What iss eidemiology?.
Chapter 2. Measuring health and disease.
Chapter 3. Types of studies.
Chapter 4. Basic biostatistics: concepts and tools.
Chapter 5. Causation in epidemiology.
Chapter 6. Epidemiology and prevention: chronic noncommunicable diseases.
Chapter 7. Communicable diseases: epidemiology surveillance and response.
Chapter 8. Clinical epidemiology.
Chapter 9. Environmental and occupational epidemiology.
Chapter 10. Epidemiology, health policy and planning.
Chapter 11. First steps in practical epidemiology.


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