|aEpidemiology foundations :|bthe science of public health /|cby Peter J. Fos.
|aSan Francisco, CA :|bJossey-Bass,|cc2011.
|axviii, 281 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aWhy epidemiology? -- History of epidemiology -- Health and disease -- Describing health and disease -- Measuring health and disease -- Epidemiology study designs: observational and experimental studies -- Uses of epidemiological studies -- Epidemics -- Epidemiology and society -- Screening for disease -- Community public health -- Epidemiology today.
|a"Epidemiology Foundations is an accessible introduction to epidemiology. This comprehensive resource covers the topic including information on its foundations, history, health and disease, descriptive epidemiology, measurement, study designs, uses, epidemics, social epidemiology, screening, community health, and global health. This book has been developed to closely respond to recommendations by the Consensus Conference on Undergraduate Public Health Education and is designed for use an introductory text for a course in epidemiology or in any class that features the topic epidemiology"--Provided by publisher.