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Principles of Epidemiology Workbook: Exercises and Activities

Author(s): Ray M. Merrill, PhD, MPH, Brigham Young University, Utah
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763786748
  • ISBN-10:0763786748
  • Paperback    274 pages      © 2011
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Instructor Resources: Instructor's Manual, PowerPoints, Answer Key, Case Studies
Student Resources: Companion Website with Interactive Glossary, Flashcards, WebLinks, Matching Questions, Crosswords

Written by the best-selling author of Introduction to Epidemiology, this interactive workbook will engage your students in learning and prepare them to successfully evaluate public health programs and effectively communicate information that can inform public health officials and individuals. Divided into five chapters, the book covers assessment, disease etiology and investigation, clinical topics, evaluation, and communication. Definitions of statistical concepts and terms used in medical and epidemiologic literature are provided throughout.

Perfect as a companion resource to any introductory Epidemiology text, Principles of Epidemiology Workbook provides an introduction to epidemiologic methodology for conducting public health assessment. Readers will come away with solid foundation of basic causal theory for identifying determinants of adverse health-related states or events and will gain a better understanding of the biological principles underlying the natural course of disease.

Each chapter features:
• 10-20 mastery check questions with detailed answers
• 5 optional problems
• A case study
• A multiple choice, short answer quiz.

(Answers to the cases and quizzes are provided as part of the online instructor resource package.)

Applicable Courses

Introduction to Epidemiology, Principles of Epidemiology, Epidemiology in Public Health

Chapter  1  Foundations of Epidemiology
Chapter  2  History of Epidemiology
Chapter  3  Practical Disease Concepts in Epidemiology
Chapter  4  Descriptive Epidemiology
Chapter  5  Frequency Measures Used in Epidemiology
Chapter  6  Analytic Epidemiology
Chapter  7  Experimental Studies
Chapter  8  Statistical Hypothesis Testing in Epidemiology
Chapter  9  Causal Inference
Chapter  10  Field Epidemiology
Chapter  11  Chronic Disease Risk Factors
Chapter  12  Screening for Disease

Ray M. Merrill, PhD, MPH-Brigham Young University, Utah

Ray M. Merrill, Ph.D., M.P.H. has been actively involved in epidemiology since his professional career began in 1995. As a Cancer Prevention Fellow at the National Cancer Institute, he worked with leading researchers in the area of cancer epidemiology. In 1998 he joined the faculty in the Department of Health Science at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, where he continued his research in epidemiology. Since 1999 he has also held an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah. In 2001, he spent a sabbatical working in the Unit of Epidemiology for Cancer Prevention at the International Agency for Research on Cancer Administration, Lyon, France. He has won various awards for his research in cancer epidemiology.

Dr. Merrill currently teaches introductory and advanced level classes in epidemiology and biostatistics. He has over 100 professional publications in epidemiology and public health journals. He is currently a full professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Brigham Young University.

Additional Titles by this Author
  • "... a very practical and useable course supplement for the student of Epidemiology."

    --Professor P.J. Gammarano, Dept. of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9780763786748

Additional Resources for Instructors
Answers to In-Text Questions
Case Studies
Instructor Manual
Slides in PowerPoint Format