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    Essential Epidemiology: An Introduction for Students and Health Professionals (Cambridge Medicine (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Penny Margaret Webb, By (author) Christopher James Bain

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    DescriptionThe new edition of this popular textbook remains a clear and practical introduction to epidemiology for students in all areas of health. By emphasising the role of epidemiology across a broad range of health monitoring and research, it gives students an understanding of the fundamental principles common to all areas of epidemiology. It also integrates the study of infectious and chronic diseases as well as public health and clinical epidemiology. Avoiding complex mathematics, it steps through the methods and potential problems underlying health data and reports, while maintaining a balance of rigour and clarity. The nuts-and-bolts of epidemiology are embedded in the wider international health perspective through recent and classical examples across different areas of health to engage students from a range of backgrounds. Concepts are illustrated with charts and graphs, and end-of-chapter questions test understanding (with answers provided). Online resources include further exercises, slides for teaching and useful weblinks.


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    Title
    Essential Epidemiology
    Subtitle
    An Introduction for Students and Health Professionals
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Penny Margaret Webb, By (author) Christopher James Bain
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 465
    Width: 186 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 962 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521177313
    ISBN 10: 0521177316
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.1T
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: MBN, MBNH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16900
    B&T General Subject: 510
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: MAJ
    BISAC V2.8: MED078000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BIC subject category V2: MBNS
    BISAC V2.8: MED028000
    DC22: 614.4
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: RA651 .W385 2011
    Thema V1.0: MBNS, MBNH
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    78 colour illus. 62 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Penny Webb is a Senior Research Fellow and Head, Gynaecological Cancers Group, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia. Chris Bain is Reader in Epidemiology, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
    Review quote
    'In this book, the authors have succinctly outlined the key concepts in modern epidemiology ... the way forward is to 'think smarter' - this book provides the ideal starting point for those wanting to do just that.' International Journal of Epidemiology
    Table of contents
    1. Epidemiology is ...; 2. How long is a piece of string? Measuring disease frequency; 3. Who, what, where and when? Descriptive epidemiology; 4. Healthy research: study designs for public health; 5. Why? Linking exposure and disease; 6. Heads or tails?: The role of chance; 7. All that glitters is not gold: the problem of error; 8. Muddied waters: the challenge of confounding; 9. Reading between the lines: reading and writing epidemiological papers; 10. Who sank the boat? Association and causation; 11. Assembling the building blocks: reviews and their uses; 12. Outbreaks, epidemics and clusters; 13. Watching not waiting: surveillance and epidemiological intelligence; 14. Prevention: better than cure?; 15. Early detection: what benefits at what cost?; 16. A final word ...; Answers to questions; Appendix 1. Direct standardisation; Appendix 2. Standard populations; Appendix 3. Calculating cumulative incidence and lifetime risk from routine data; Appendix 4. Indirect standardisation; Appendix 5. Calculating life expectancy from a life table; Appendix 6. The Mantel-Haenszel method for calculating pooled odds ratios; Appendix 7. Formulae for calculating confidence intervals for common epidemiological measures; Index.