Introduction to Epidemiology

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Author: Ray Merrill, PhD, MPH
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication Date: 2021
ISBN 10: 1284170705
ISBN 13: 9781284170702
eISBN: 9781284170719
Edition: 8th
Introduction to Epidemiology, Eighth Edition is a comprehensive, reader-friendly introduction to this exciting field. Designed for students with minimal training in the biomedical sciences and statistics, this full-color text emphasizes the application of the basic principles of epidemiology according to person, place, and time factors in order to solve current, often unexpected, and serious public health problems. Students will learn how to identify and describe public health problems, formulate research hypotheses, select appropriate research study designs, manage and analyze epidemiologic data, interpret and apply results in preventing and controlling disease and health-related events. With real-world examples in the form of case studies and news files in each chapter, Introduction to Epidemiology is an accessible and effective approach to learning epidemiology. The Eighth Edition features: *Same organization as the prior edition allowing for easier transition *New or expanded coverage of ther models of causation, methods of age adjustment, age-period cohort models, incubation and latency periods, and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves *Clearer connection between statistical inference and causal inference *New and updated practical examples and News Files help solidify concepts and show real-world application *Updated tables and figures throughout *Access to Navigate 2 online learning materials, including a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, learning analytics reporting tools, and more
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