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Published: 28 August 2008

456 Pages | 100 black-and-white line illustrations


ISBN: 9780199543144

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Highly commended in the Public Health Category of the BMA Book Awards 2009

Concepts of Epidemiology

Integrating the ideas, theories, principles and methods of epidemiology

Second Edition

Raj Bhopal

  • The definitive guide to epidemiology and healthcare research
  • Concepts, principles and theory are discussed as a means to understanding methods and techniques
  • Examples are both theoretical and applied, to demonstrate how epidemiology works in various settings
  • Exercises with answers are embedded in the text, with supplementary exercises at the end of each chapter, to encourage active learning
  • Amply illustrated with figures and tables to enhance visual learning
  • Objectives expressed in terms of understanding

New to this Edition:

  • Features a broader range of concepts, including regression to the mean, interaction, the counterfactual approach, and cohort effects
  • New and revised questions, answers, problems and exercises, including 20 questions to test understanding of study design
  • Sample examination questions with model answers so students can test themselves
  • New introductory material on the burgeoning field of genetic epidemiology, and the purposes and principles of systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • For course teachers, suggestions for the curriculum content for undergraduates, postgraduates, and for continuing education for policymakers and managers

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