Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Author: Bryan Kestenbaum
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2009-08-28
ISBN 10: 9780387884332
ISBN 13: 0387884335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Epidemiology and Biostatistics Book Review:

Concise, fast-paced, intensive introduction to clinical research design for students and clinical research professionals Readers will gain sufficient knowledge to pass the United States Medical Licensing Examination part I section in Epidemiology

Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Author: Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 119
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN 10: 1475738870
ISBN 13: 9781475738872
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biostatistics and Epidemiology Book Review:

Biostatistics and Epidemiology/A Primer for Health Professionals offers practical guidelines and gives a concise framework for research and interpretation in the field. In addition to major sections covering statistics and epidemiology, the book includes a comprehensive exploration of scientific methodology, probability, and the clinical trial. The principles and methods described in this book are basic and apply to all medical subspecialties, psychology and education. The primer will be especially useful to public health officials and students looking for an understandable treatment of the subject.

Basic Epidemiology

Basic Epidemiology
Author: R. Bonita,R. Beaglehole,Tord Kjellström,World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9241547073
ISBN 13: 9789241547079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basic Epidemiology Book Review:

Basic epidemiology provides an introduction to the core principles and methods of epidemiology, with a special emphasis on public health applications in developing countries. This edition includes chapters on the nature and uses of epidemiology; the epidemiological approach to defining and measuring the occurrence of health-related states in populations; the strengths and limitations of epidemiological study designs; and the role of epidemiology in evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of health care. The book has a particular emphasis on modifiable environmental factors and encourages the application of epidemiology to the prevention of disease and the promotion of health, including environmental and occupational health.

Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Author: Giuseppe La Torre
Publsiher: SEEd
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-11-25
ISBN 10: 9788889688564
ISBN 13: 8889688564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics Book Review:

This book provides not only the theory of biostatistics, but also the opportunity of applying it in practice. In fact, each chapter presents one or more specific examples on how to perform an epidemiological or statistical data analysis and includes download access to the software and databases, giving the reader the possibility of replicating the analyses described.

Basic Biostatistics for Geneticists and Epidemiologists

Basic Biostatistics for Geneticists and Epidemiologists
Author: Robert C. Elston,William Johnson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2008-11-20
ISBN 10: 0470024917
ISBN 13: 9780470024911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basic Biostatistics for Geneticists and Epidemiologists Book Review:

Anyone who attempts to read genetics or epidemiology research literature needs to understand the essentials of biostatistics. This book, a revised new edition of the successful Essentials of Biostatistics has been written to provide such an understanding to those who have little or no statistical background and who need to keep abreast of new findings in this fast moving field. Unlike many other elementary books on biostatistics, the main focus of this book is to explain basic concepts needed to understand statistical procedures. This Book: Surveys basic statistical methods used in the genetics and epidemiology literature, including maximum likelihood and least squares. Introduces methods, such as permutation testing and bootstrapping, that are becoming more widely used in both genetic and epidemiological research. Is illustrated throughout with simple examples to clarify the statistical methodology. Explains Bayes’ theorem pictorially. Features exercises, with answers to alternate questions, enabling use as a course text. Written at an elementary mathematical level so that readers with high school mathematics will find the content accessible. Graduate students studying genetic epidemiology, researchers and practitioners from genetics, epidemiology, biology, medical research and statistics will find this an invaluable introduction to statistics.

Applied Epidemiology

Applied Epidemiology
Author: Ross C. Brownson,Diana B. Petitti
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780195187410
ISBN 13: 0195187415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Epidemiology Book Review:

Applies traditional epideiologic methods for determining disease etiology to the real-life applications of public health and health services research. This text contains a chapter on the development and use of systematic reviews and one on epidemiology and the law.

Fundamentals of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Fundamentals of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Author: Ray M. Merrill
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 421
Release: 2012-05-08
ISBN 10: 1449647723
ISBN 13: 9781449647728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Book Review:

Includes fold-out companion website information guide.

Neuromuscular Disease

Neuromuscular Disease
Author: Michael Benatar
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2007-11-06
ISBN 10: 1597451061
ISBN 13: 9781597451062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuromuscular Disease Book Review:

A Certain Kind of Wisdom In Plato’s Apology, the Greek philosopher Socrates is on trial to defend himself against the allegation of corrupting the youth of Athens. Socrates denies this charge and offers an alternate reason for why he is on trial. He explains, “[w]hat has caused my reputation is none other than a certain kind of wisdom. What kind of wisdom? Human wisdom, perhaps(1). ” He proceeds to tell the story of his friend Chaerophon, who once asked the Oracle at Delphi whether there was anyone wiser than Socrates. The Oracle answered that there was not. Socrates did not agree and thought that he would try to prove the Oracle wrong. And so he set about seeking out Athenians with a reputation for wisdom in various regards in order to test their claims to knowledge through questioning. He discovered many with false claims to knowledge and none with genuine wisdom and ultimately concluded that he was the wisest. He reached this conclusion not because of any special knowledge he possessed that others did not, but rather because he recognized his own lack of knowledge and strived to learn more, while others thought that they were kno- edgeable but were not. Socrates’ conclusion that there is wisdom in recognizing the limitations of accepted knowledge represents the motivation for this book.

Epidemiology Biostatistics and Preventive Medicine

Epidemiology  Biostatistics  and Preventive Medicine
Author: James F. Jekel
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 421
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 141603496X
ISBN 13: 9781416034964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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You'll find the latest on healthcare policy and financing, infectious diseases, chronic disease, and disease prevention technology.

Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Author: Michael S. Kramer
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642613721
ISBN 13: 9783642613722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Book Review:

Here is a book for clinicians, clinical investigators, trainees, and graduates who wish to develop their proficiency in the planning, execution, and interpretation of clinical and epidemiological research. Emphasis is placed on the design and analysis of research studies involving human subjects where the primary interest concerns principles of analytic (cause-and- effect) inference. The topic is presented from the standpoint of the clinician and assumes no previous knowledge of epidemiology, research design or statistics. Extensive use is made of illustrative examples from a variety of clinical specialties and subspecialties. The book is divided into three parts. Part I deals with epidemiological research design and analytic inference, including such issues as measurement, rates, analytic bias, and the main forms of observational and experimental epidemiological studies. Part II presents the principles and applications of biostatistics, with emphasis on statistical inference. Part III comprises four chapters covering such topics as diagnostic tests, decision analysis, survival (life-table) analysis, and causality.

Basic Concepts in Statistics and Epidemiology

Basic Concepts in Statistics and Epidemiology
Author: Theodore H. MacDonald,Denis Pereira Gray
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-10-08
ISBN 10: 113803066X
ISBN 13: 9781138030664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basic Concepts in Statistics and Epidemiology Book Review:

This book contains a Foreword by Allyson Pollock, Professor and Head, Centre for International Public Health Policy, University of Edinburgh. Healthcare students, practitioners and researchers need a sound basis for making valid statistical inferences from health data. To make the best use of statistical software, it is necessary to understand how probabilistic inference works. This book explains that, along with the various ways statistical data can be described and presented. It is designed to develop insight rather than simply the mechanical skills found in other textbooks. This book is specifically designed to underpin the concepts of statistics and epidemiology. It is practical and easy to use and is ideal for people who can feel uncomfortable with mathematics. 'Excellent. A great primer for all students and research workers engaged in learning how to use statistical ideas in public health. It sets out the core concepts and explains them clearly, using worked examples as illustration. If followed carefully, the engaged reader should be able to use the standard statistical software packages intelligently and sensitively. It will stimulate the public health student, in whatever context, and new researchers, to approach the enterprise with enhanced confidence in interpreting and coherently explaining their findings.' - Allyson Pollock, in the Foreword.

Biostatistics

Biostatistics
Author: Ronald N. Forthofer,Eun Sul Lee
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 567
Release: 2014-05-19
ISBN 10: 1483296741
ISBN 13: 9781483296746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biostatistics Book Review:

The Biostatistics course is often found in the schools of public Health, medical schools, and, occasionally, in statistics and biology departments. The population of students in these courses is a diverse one, with varying preparedness. The book assumes the reader has at least two years of high school algebra, but no previous exposure to statistics is required. Written for individuals who might be fearful of mathematics, this book minimizes the technical difficulties and emphasizes the importance of statistics in scientific investigation. An understanding of underlying design and analysis is stressed. The limitations of the research, design and analytical techniques are discussed, allowing the reader to accurately interpret results. Real data, both processed and raw, are used extensively in examples and exercises. Statistical computing packages - MINITAB, SAS and Stata - are integrated. The use of the computer and software allows a sharper focus on the concepts, letting the computer do the necessary number-crunching. * Emphasizes underlying statistical concepts more than competing texts * Focuses on experimental design and analysis, at an elementary level * Includes an introduction to linear correlation and regression * Statistics are central: probability is downplayed * Presents life tables and survival analysis * Appendix with solutions to many exercises * Special instructor's manual with solution to all exercises

Basic Statistics and Epidemiology

Basic Statistics and Epidemiology
Author: Antony Stewart
Publsiher: Radcliffe Publishing
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1846191963
ISBN 13: 9781846191961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basic Statistics and Epidemiology Book Review:

This straightforward primer in basic statistics emphasises its practical use in epidemiology and public health, providing an understanding of essential topics such as study design, data analysis and statistical methods used in the execution of medical research.

Biostatistics for Epidemiologists

Biostatistics for Epidemiologists
Author: Anders Ahlbom
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-11-22
ISBN 10: 1351463675
ISBN 13: 9781351463676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biostatistics for Epidemiologists Book Review:

Biostatistics for Epidemiologists is a unique book that provides a collection of methods that can be used to analyze data in most epidemiological studies. It examines the theoretical background of the methods described and discusses general principles that apply to the analysis of epidemiological data. Specific topics addressed include statistical interference in epidemiological research, important methods used for analyzing epidemiological data, multivariate models, dose-response analysis, analysis of the interaction between causes of disease, meta-analysis, and computer programs. Biostatistics for Epidemiologists will be a useful guide for all epidemiologists and public health professionals who rely on biostatistical data in their work.

Statistical Methods in Epidemiology

Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
Author: Harold A. Kahn,Christopher T. Sempos
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 292
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 0195050495
ISBN 13: 9780195050493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistical Methods in Epidemiology Book Review:

Based on Kahn's An Introduction to Epidemiological Methods (Oxford, 1983), this book contains a wealth of new material, including a substantially expanded discussion of the statistical concepts and methods fundamental to epidemiology.

Biostatistics for Medical and Biomedical Practitioners

Biostatistics for Medical and Biomedical Practitioners
Author: Julien I. E. Hoffman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 770
Release: 2015-09-03
ISBN 10: 0128026073
ISBN 13: 9780128026076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biostatistics for Medical and Biomedical Practitioners Book Review:

Biostatistics for Practitioners: An Interpretative Guide for Medicine and Biology deals with several aspects of statistics that are indispensable for researchers and students across the biomedical sciences. The book features a step-by-step approach, focusing on standard statistical tests, as well as discussions of the most common errors. The book is based on the author’s 40+ years of teaching statistics to medical fellows and biomedical researchers across a wide range of fields. Discusses how to use the standard statistical tests in the biomedical field, as well as how to make statistical inferences (t test, ANOVA, regression etc.) Includes non-standards tests, including equivalence or non-inferiority testing, extreme value statistics, cross-over tests, and simple time series procedures such as the runs test and Cusums Introduces procedures such as multiple regression, Poisson regression, meta-analysis and resampling statistics, and provides references for further studies

Basics in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Basics in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Author: Waqar H Kazmi,Farida Habib Khan
Publsiher: Jaypee Brothers,Medical Publishers Pvt. Limited
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2014-10-20
ISBN 10: 9789351526315
ISBN 13: 9351526313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Epidemiology in Public Health Practice

Epidemiology in Public Health Practice
Author: Annemien Haveman-Nies,Maria Jansen,J. A. M. Van Oers,Pieter van 't Veer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-03-10
ISBN 10: 9789086863051
ISBN 13: 9086863051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Epidemiology in Public Health Practice Book Review:

Over the past decades, epidemiology has made a relevant contribution to public health by identifying health problems and analysing their determinants. Recent developments call for new and applied methods to support the planning, implementation and evaluation of public health policies and programmes. This book presents an integrated overview of such epidemiological methods, to be used within the joined working process of several public health disciplines. It provides relevant theories, concepts and tools, illustrated with practical examples in order to empower epidemiologists in public health.The first part of this book describes epidemiological history in a nutshell and explains the relationship with the public health domain. It closes with the presentation of a joint work cycle for policy, practice and research: the public health cycle.Part two presents seven steps epidemiologists should follow to strengthen their contribution to the public health cycle: conduct a needs assessment, support priority setting, formulate aims and objectives, construct a logic model, develop an evaluation plan, perform quality control, and analyse processes and outcomes.Part three illustrates the institutional architecture of public health and describes the professional fields of policy and health promotion as knowledge of these major fields facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration in each stage of the public health cycle.This book is intended for students and epidemiologists in public health practice. It was written by 20 Dutch authors with either longstanding experience or fresh enthusiasm. The editors are all affiliated with Academic Collaborative Centres for Public Health in the Netherlands, which aim to bridge the gap between policy, practice and research.

Statistics for Epidemiology

Statistics for Epidemiology
Author: Nicholas P. Jewell
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2003-08-26
ISBN 10: 0203496868
ISBN 13: 9780203496862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistics for Epidemiology Book Review:

Statistical ideas have been integral to the development of epidemiology and continue to provide the tools needed to interpret epidemiological studies. Although epidemiologists do not need a highly mathematical background in statistical theory to conduct and interpret such studies, they do need more than an encyclopedia of "recipes." Statistics for Epidemiology achieves just the right balance between the two approaches, building an intuitive understanding of the methods most important to practitioners and the skills to use them effectively. It develops the techniques for analyzing simple risk factors and disease data, with step-by-step extensions that include the use of binary regression. It covers the logistic regression model in detail and contrasts it with the Cox model for time-to-incidence data. The author uses a few simple case studies to guide readers from elementary analyses to more complex regression modeling. Following these examples through several chapters makes it easy to compare the interpretations that emerge from varying approaches. Written by one of the top biostatisticians in the field, Statistics for Epidemiology stands apart in its focus on interpretation and in the depth of understanding it provides. It lays the groundwork that all public health professionals, epidemiologists, and biostatisticians need to successfully design, conduct, and analyze epidemiological studies.

The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual

The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual
Author: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2018-11-20
ISBN 10: 0190624264
ISBN 13: 9780190624262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual Book Review:

A NEW AND ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR THE PRACTICE OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual is a definitive guide to investigating acute public health events on the ground and in real time. Assembled and written by experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as other leading public health agencies, it offers current and field-tested guidance for every stage of an outbreak investigation -- from identification to intervention and other core considerations along the way. Modeled after Michael Gregg's seminal book Field Epidemiology, this CDC manual ushers investigators through the core elements of field work, including many of the challenges inherent to outbreaks: working with multiple state and federal agencies or multinational organizations; legal considerations; and effective utilization of an incident-management approach. Additional coverage includes: · Updated guidance for new tools in field investigations, including the latest technologies for data collection and incorporating data from geographic information systems (GIS) · Tips for investigations in unique settings, including healthcare and community-congregate sites · Advice for responding to different types of outbreaks, including acute enteric disease; suspected biologic or toxic agents; and outbreaks of violence, suicide, and other forms of injury For the ever-changing public health landscape, The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual offers a new, authoritative resource for effective outbreak response to acute and emerging threats. *** Oxford University Press will donate a portion of the proceeds from this book to the CDC Foundation, an independent nonprofit and the sole entity created by Congress to mobilize philanthropic and private-sector resources to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's critical health protection work. To learn more about the CDC Foundation, visit www.cdcfoundation.org.