Epidemiology

Paperback | November 7, 2015

byPetra Buettner, Reinhold Muller

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Epidemiology 2nd edition is a methodological and practical guide to conducting evidence-based quantitative research in all health sciences. With a multidisciplinary focus, it integrates a wealth of case studies and examples to demonstrate the application of theory to real-life research anddraws from a broad spectrum of health disciplines. The book follows a two level "methods based" approach which clearly differentiates between introductory knowledge that all students of epidemiology should be familiar with and "beyond the basics" information for the interested or more advanced reader. Each chapter includes tips, key definitions andcritical thinking exercises to help readers engage with key concepts and extend their knowledge of epidemiological methodologies.

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Epidemiology 2nd edition is a methodological and practical guide to conducting evidence-based quantitative research in all health sciences. With a multidisciplinary focus, it integrates a wealth of case studies and examples to demonstrate the application of theory to real-life research anddraws from a broad spectrum of health disciplin...

Petra Buettner is a Director of Tropical Health Solutions Pty Ltd (formerly at James Cook University). Reinhold Muller is a Director of Tropical Health Solutions Pty Ltd (formerly at James Cook University).
Format:PaperbackDimensions:680 pagesPublished:November 7, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195597311

ISBN - 13:9780195597318

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Table of Contents

1. What is Epidemiology?2. Disease Concepts in Epidemiology3. Identification of Disease: Diagnostic Tests and Screening4. Measures of Disease Frequency5. From Research Topic to Research Hypothesis6. Quantitative Descriptive Study Designs7. Experimental Designs8. Observational Designs9. Sources of Bias10. Sampling Strategy and Sample Size Calculation11. Quantitative Methods of Data Collection12. Statistics with Confidence13. Ethical Considerations14. How to Read and Write Scientific Publications