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Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health, Third Edition

Author(s): Ann Aschengrau, ScD, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
George R. Seage, ScD, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
  • ISBN-13: 9781284028911
  • Product With Access Code    534 pages      © 2014
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Successfully tested in the authors' courses at Boston University and Harvard University, Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health, Third Edition combines theory and practice in presenting traditional and new epidemiologic concepts. Broad in scope, the text opens with five chapters covering the basic epidemiologic concepts and data sources. A major emphasis is placed on study design, with separate chapters devoted to each of the three main analytic designs: experimental, cohort, and case-control studies.

Full chapters on bias, confounding, and random error, including the role of statistics in epidemiology, ensure that students are well-equipped with the necessary information to interpret the results of epidemiologic studies. An entire chapter is also devoted to the concept of effect measure modification, an often-neglected topic in introductory textbooks. Up-to-date examples from the epidemiologic literature on diseases of public health importance are provided throughout the book.

The Third Edition is a thorough update that offers:

  • New examples, the latest references, and public health statistics.
  • Nearly 50 new review questions.
  • Updated discussion of certain epidemiologic methods.
  • New figures depicting epidemiologic concepts.


New To This Edition  
  Chapter  1  The Approach and Evolution of Epidemiology
  Chapter  2  Measures of Disease Frequency
  Chapter  3  Comparing Disease Frequencies
  Chapter  4  Sources of Public Health Data
  Chapter  5  Descriptive Epidemiology
  Chapter  6  Overview of Epidemiologic Study Designs
  Chapter  7  Experimental Studies
  Chapter  8  Cohort Studies
  Chapter  9  Case-Control Studies
  Chapter  10  Bias
  Chapter  11  Confounding
  Chapter  12  Random Error
  Chapter  13  Effect Measure Modification
  Chapter  14  Critical Review of Epidemiologic Studies
  Chapter  15  The Epidemiologic Approach to Causation
  Chapter  16  Screening in Public Health Practice
  Chapter  17  Ethics in Research Involving Human Participants
  Chapter  18  Answers to Chapter Questions

Ann Aschengrau, ScD-Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts

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George R. Seage, ScD-Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts

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ISBN-13: 9781284028911

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Test Bank
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