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An Introduction to Epidemiology for Health Professionals

  • Jørn Olsen
  • Kaare Christensen
  • Jeff Murray
  • Anders Ekbom

Part of the Springer Series on Epidemiology and Public Health book series (SSEH, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Descriptive Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jørn Olsen, Kaare Christensen, Jeff Murray, Anders Ekbom
      Pages 3-13
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      Pages 15-17
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      Pages 19-21
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      Pages 23-28
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      Pages 29-35
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      Pages 37-41
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      Pages 43-47
  3. Analytical Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
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      Pages 51-57
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      Pages 59-65
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      Pages 67-78
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      Pages 79-79
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      Pages 81-84
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      Pages 85-87
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      Pages 89-94
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      Pages 95-99
  4. Sources of Error

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Jørn Olsen, Kaare Christensen, Jeff Murray, Anders Ekbom
      Pages 103-105
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      Pages 107-111
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      Pages 113-117
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      Pages 119-122
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      Pages 123-127
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      Pages 129-134
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      Pages 135-137
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      Pages 139-143
  5. Statistics in Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-150
    2. Jørn Olsen, Kaare Christensen, Jeff Murray, Anders Ekbom
      Pages 151-153
    3. Jørn Olsen, Kaare Christensen, Jeff Murray, Anders Ekbom
      Pages 155-156
  6. Erratum to: An Introduction to Epidemiology for Health Professionals

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 159-163

About this book

Introduction

An Introduction to Epidemiology for Health Professionals

Jorn Olsen, Kaare Christensen, Jeff Murray, and Anders Ekbom

 

Who gets sick? What factors—genetic, environmental, social—contribute to their illness?

Easy enough to ask, but the answers are becoming increasingly complicated. Today, as the public worries about emerging diseases and the word epidemic is part of the general discussion, epidemiology should be a basic component of medical training, yet often it is undertaught or even neglected. Concise and readable while also rigorous and thorough, An Introduction to Epidemiology for Health Professionals goes beyond standard textbook content to ground the reader in scientific methods most relevant to the current health landscape and the evolution of evidence-based medicine—valuable keys to better understanding of disease process, effective prevention, and targeted treatment. This volume:

  • Presents material accessibly for readers who may have not studied epidemiology.
  • Focuses equally in descriptive and analytic branches of epidemiology.
  • Demonstrates applications of descriptive and analytic methods in public health, genetic epidemiology, and clinical epidemiology.
  • Includes a "Sources of Error" section addressing problems in inference and decision-making, selection bias, and other common pitfalls.

In addition to its usefulness for graduate students in public health and medical students in clinical epidemiology, An Introduction to Epidemiology for Health Professionals is a timely reference for practitioners needing a refresher in this important discipline.

Keywords

Diabetes GEM919 Public Health clinical epidemiology clinical research epidemiology evidence-based medicine genetic epidemiology obesity prevention study design supplemental textbook

Authors and affiliations

  • Jørn Olsen
    • 1
  • Kaare Christensen
    • 2
  • Jeff Murray
    • 3
  • Anders Ekbom
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Public HealthUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Inst. Public HealthUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdense CDenmark
  3. 3.2182 Medlabs, Department of PediatricsUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  4. 4., Department of MedicineKarolinska InstituteStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1497-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-1496-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-1497-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1869-7933
  • Series Online ISSN 1869-7941
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