Field Epidemiology

Field Epidemiology

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This practical handbook explains how to perform field investigations when urgent health problems occur. In addition to reviewing basic epidemiological methods, it provides instruction on such areas as surveillance, the operational and legal aspects of field studies, the communication of epidemiological findings, the use of microcomputers, and the processing of field specimens.show more

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  • Hardback | 287 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 521.63g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • line figures, tables, bibliography
  • 0195072073
  • 9780195072075

Table of contents

1: Richard A. Goodman and James W. Buehler: Field Epidemiology Defined. 2: Carl W. Tyler, Jr.,: A Brief Review of Basic Principles of Epidemiology. 3: Stephen B. Thacker: Surveillance. 4: Richard A. Goodman, Michael B. Gregg, Robert A. Gunn, and Jeffrey J. Sacks: Operational Aspects of Epidemiologic Investigations. 5: Michael B. Gregg: Conducting a Field Investigation. 6: Richard A. Goodman and J. Virgil Peavy: Describing Epidemiologic Data. 7: James W. Buehler and Richard C. Dicker: Designing Studies in the Field. 8: Richard C. Dicker: Analyzing and Interpreting Data. 9: Richard A. Goodman and James W. Buehler, Jeffrey P. Koplan: Developing Interventions. 10: Michael B. Gregg: Communicating Epidemiological Findings. 11: J. Virgil Peavy: Surveys and Sampling. 12: Andrew G. Dean: Using a Microcomputer for Field Investigations. 13: Bruce B. Dan: Dealing with the Public and the Media. 14: Verla Neslund: Legal Considerations in a Field Investigationshow more

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"Excellent book for those who want to learn the priciples of 'applied' epidemiology, for those who participate in outbreak investigations, and for those who just would like to have a better understanding of what field epidemiologists do when confronted with an outbreak."--Canadian Journal of Infectious Disease"The coverage of topics is broad, practical, and informal, rather than rigorous or academic. There are not only the expected chapters, such as those on study design, description, analysis, and interpretation of epidemiologic data, but also chapters on presenting scientific findings, dealing with newspaper and television reporters during field investigations, use of microcomputers, legal considerations in field investigations, and international travel....The strengths of the book derive from the authors' vast experiences training epidemiologists in their program. Examples from many CDC investigations provide clear and fascinating demonstrations of the authors' points."-- Journal of the American Medical Association "Excellent book for those who want to learn the priciples of 'applied' epidemiology, for those who participate in outbreak investigations, and for those who just would like to have a better understanding of what field epidemiologists do when confronted with an outbreak."--Canadian Journal of Infectious Disease "The coverage of topics is broad, practical, and informal, rather than rigorous or academic. There are not only the expected chapters, such as those on study design, description, analysis, and interpretation of epidemiologic data, but also chapters on presenting scientific findings, dealing with newspaper and television reporters during field investigations, use of microcomputers, legal considerations in field investigations, and international travel....The strengths of the book derive from the authors' vast experiences training epidemiologists in their program. Examples from many CDC investigations provide clear and fascinating demonstrations of the authors' points."-- Journal of the American Medical Association "Excellent book for those who want to learn the priciples of 'applied' epidemiology, for those who participate in outbreak investigations, and for those who just would like to have a better understanding of what field epidemiologists do when confronted with an outbreak."--Canadian Journal of Infectious Disease "The coverage of topics is broad, practical, and informal, rather than rigorous or academic. There are not only the expected chapters, such as those on study design, description, analysis, and interpretation of epidemiologic data, but also chapters on presenting scientific findings, dealing with newspaper and television reporters during field investigations, use of microcomputers, legal considerations in field investigations, and international travel....The strengths of the book derive from the authors' vast experiences training epidemiologists in their program. Examples from many CDC investigations provide clear and fascinating demonstrations of the authors' points."-- Journal of the American Medical Association "Excellent book for those who want to learn the priciples of 'applied' epidemiology, for those who participate in outbreak investigations, and for those who just would like to have a better understanding of what field epidemiologists do when confronted with an outbreak."--Canadian Journal ofInfectious Disease"The coverage of topics is broad, practical, and informal, rather than rigorous or academic. There are not only the expected chapters, such as those on study design, description, analysis, and interpretation of epidemiologic data, but also chapters on presenting scientific findings, dealing withnewspaper and television reporters during field investigations, use of microcomputers, legal considerations in field investigations, and international travel....The strengths of the book derive from the authors' vast experiences training epidemiologists in their program. Examples from many CDCinvestigations provide clear and fascinating demonstrations of the authors' points."-- Journal of the American Medical Associationshow more