Epidemiology: Principles and Practical Guidelines

  • Jan Van den Broeck
  • Jonathan R Brestoff

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jan Van den Broeck, Jonathan R. Brestoff, Matthew Baum
      Pages 3-18
    3. Lars Thore Fadnes, Victoria Nankabirwa, Jonathan R. Brestoff, Jan Van den Broeck
      Pages 19-36
    4. Jan Van den Broeck, Jonathan R. Brestoff
      Pages 37-58
  3. Study Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Jan Van den Broeck, Meera Chhagan
      Pages 61-81
    3. Jan Van den Broeck, Jonathan R. Brestoff, Meera Chhagan
      Pages 83-99
    4. Jan Van den Broeck, Jonathan R. Brestoff, Meera Chhagan
      Pages 101-135
    5. Jonathan R. Brestoff, Jan Van den Broeck
      Pages 137-155
    6. Jan Van den Broeck, Jonathan R. Brestoff
      Pages 157-169
    7. Jan Van den Broeck, Ingvild Fossgard Sandøy, Jonathan R. Brestoff
      Pages 171-196
    8. Jan Van den Broeck, Jonathan R. Brestoff, Ari Friedman, Nora Becker, Michael C. Hoaglin, Bjarne Robberstad
      Pages 197-240
    9. Jan Van den Broeck, Jonathan R. Brestoff
      Pages 241-260
    10. Meera Chhagan, Shuaib Kauchali, Jan Van den Broeck
      Pages 261-279
    11. Jan Van den Broeck, Jonathan R. Brestoff
      Pages 281-295
    12. Emma A. Meagher, Tracy S. Ziolek, Jan Van den Broeck
      Pages 297-310
  4. Study Conduct

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Jan Van den Broeck, Shuaib Kauchali, Jonathan R. Brestoff, Meera Chhagan
      Pages 313-328
    3. Douladel Willie, Jan Van den Broeck, Jonathan R. Brestoff, Ingvild Fossgard Sandøy
      Pages 329-344

About this book

Introduction

This textbook presents epidemiology in a practical manner, contextualized with discussions of theory and ethics, so that students and professionals from all academic backgrounds may develop a deep appreciation for how to conduct and interpret epidemiological research. Readers will develop skills to:

·         Search for and appraise literature critically

·         Develop important research questions

·         Design, plan, and implement studies to address those questions

·         Develop proposals to obtain funding

·         Perform and interpret fundamental statistical estimations,           tests,and models

·         Consider the ethical implications of all stages of research

·         Report findings in publications

·         Advocate for change in the public health setting

Epidemiology is and will remain a discipline in motion, and this textbook aims at reflecting this dynamism and keeping pace with its momentum. This textbook is not only a classroom tool with high utility but also an essential reference and guide for those engaging in research involving human subjects.

Keywords

Clinical research Epidemiology Medical research Public Health Research methods

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Van den Broeck
    • 1
  • Jonathan R Brestoff
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for International HealthUniversity of BergenBergenNorway
  2. 2.Perelman School of MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5989-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5988-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5989-3
  • About this book
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