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Epidemiology Foundations: The Science of Public Health Peter Fos

Epidemiology Foundations: The Science of Public Health

Peter Fos

Published December 21st 2010
ISBN : 9780470402894
Paperback
281 pages
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Written by Peter J. Fos--an expert in epidemiology with more than twenty years teaching experience--Epidemiology Foundations offers an ideal introduction to the theory and practice of public health epidemiology. This important text discusses both theMoreWritten by Peter J. Fos--an expert in epidemiology with more than twenty years teaching experience--Epidemiology Foundations offers an ideal introduction to the theory and practice of public health epidemiology. This important text discusses both the historical perspective and future trends of epidemiology, reviews health and disease, and explains how they are measured. The books overview of epidemiological studies shows how they are used in practice. Epidemiology Foundations takes a social and community perspective and includes information about global diseases and epidemics.Emphasis on concepts such as population health, social determinants, and global health make this book especially interesting and accessible to those new to the subject. Each chapter is supplemented with problem-solving exercises and research assignments to aid readers in understanding its epidemiology principles. Reflecting and expanding on recommendations of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Epidemiology Foundations is the ideal text for any course introducing epidemiology in public health.