Epidemiology 2nd edition is a methodological and practical guide to conducting evidence-based quantitative research in all health sciences. With a multidisciplinary focus, it integrates a wealth of case studies and examples to demonstrate the application of theory to real-life research and draws from a broad spectrum of health disciplines.
The book follows a two level `methods based' approach which clearly differentiates between introductory knowledge that all students of epidemiology should be familiar with and beyond the basics information for the interested or more advanced reader. Each chapter includes tips, key definitions and critical thinking exercises to help readers engage with key concepts and extend their knowledge of epidemiological methodologies.
New to this editionNew and updated case studies throughout the text, providing insights into current Australian and international epidemiological research.
A new section on superiority, equivalence and non-inferiority status in Chapter 7: Experimental Designs.
Revised and updated section of infectious disease concepts, including discussion of emerging infectious diseases and a new case study on transmission routes.
Greater coverage of missing values, internet-based surveys and the Dillman Protocol, and agreement studies, with inclusion of the Bland-Altman Plot.
A testbank of multiple choice and short answer questions, for lecturers to use in their teaching.