Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, it guides the novice through both the theory and practical pitfalls with the aid of familiar examples.
Subjects covered include:
What is Epidemiology?
Quantifiying Disease in Populations
Comparing Disease Rates
Measurement Error and Bias
Planning and Conducting a Survey
Case–control and Cross Sectional Studies
Outbreaks of Disease
Reading Epidemiolgical Reports
This concise and readable book, now revised and updated, is an invaluable tool for all health care professionals and medical students whether they are getting to grips with epidemiology for the first time or as a practical revision aid for those needing to refresh or update their knowledge.
2 Quantifiying Disease in Populations.
3 Comparing Disease Rates.
4 Measurement Error and Bias.
5 Planning and Conducting a Survey.
6 Ecological Studies.
7 Longitudinal Studies.
8 Case–control and Cross Sectional Studies.
9 Experimental Studies.
11 Outbreaks of Disease.
12 Reading Epidemiolgical Reports.