Book Title: Introduction to Epidemiology
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Author: Ray M. Merrill
Introduction to Epidemiology, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive, reader-friendly introduction to this exciting field. Designed for students with minimal training in the biomedical sciences and statistics, this 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 results, and apply results in preventing and controlling disease and health-related events. Offering 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 Seventh Edition is a thorough revision that offers:
• Updated tables, figures and examples throughout
• Greater emphasis on epidemiology in international settings, causality, and disease transmission
• Real-world public health problems involving both infectious and chronic diseases and conditions