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    DescriptionThe second edition of this popular textbook provides an introduction to the principles and methods of epidemiology. Since publication of the first edition in 1993, Basic epidemiology has become a standard reference for education, training and research in the field of public health and has been translated into more than 25 languages. It is used widely for training public health and environment professionals, undergraduate medical students, and students in other health professions. The second edition provides updated examples of how and why the basics of epidemiology are essential to anyone who is required to understand and apply the principles of disease causation and prevention. The book has a particular emphasis on modifiable environmental factors and encourages the application of epidemiology to the prevention of disease and the promotion of health, including environmental and occupational health. It prepares members of the health-related professions to respond to the need for health services to address all aspects of the health of populations, and to ensure that health resources are used to the best possible effect. It shows how good clinical practice is informed by clinical epidemiology; and its lively, concise style is designed to stimulate a continuing interest in the subject. This edition includes comprehensive chapters on the nature and uses of epidemiology; the epidemiological approach to defining and measuring the occurrence of health-related states in populations; the strengths and limitations of epidemiological study; designs, causation; the contribution of epidemiology to the prevention of disease; the promotion of health and the development of health policy; and the role of epidemiology in evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of health care.It enables students to describe the common causes of death, disease and disability in her or his community; outline appropriate study designs to answer specific questions concerning disease causation, natural history, prognosis prevention and the evaluation of therapy and other interventions to control disease and critically evaluate the literature.


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    Title
    Basic Epidemiology
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) World Health Organization, By (author) Ruth Bonita, By (author) Robert Beaglehole, By (author) Tord Kjellstrom
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 256 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789241547079
    ISBN 10: 9241547073
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.1T
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    BIC subject category V2: MBNH
    LC classification: RA
    B&T General Subject: 510
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T Merchandise Category: MAJ
    BISAC V2.8: MED078000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26930
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: MBNS
    BISAC V2.8: MED028000
    DC22: 614.4
    Abridged Dewey: 614
    BISAC V2.8: MED039000
    Thema V1.0: MBNS, MBN
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    figs, tables
    Publisher
    World Health Organization
    Imprint name
    World Health Organization
    Publication date
    01 December 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Geneva