Modern Infectious Disease Epidemiology
A Paperback edition by Johan Giesecke in English (Oct 29, 2001)
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Short Description: The second edition of Modern Infectious Disease Epidemiology, in line with changing health concerns, is a thorough revision of the first. Written from an infectious disease... Read more
The second edition of Modern Infectious Disease Epidemiology, in line with changing health concerns, is a thorough revision of the first. Written from an infectious disease perspective throughout, the book aims to teach epidemiology to those with a background in this field. It seeks to fill the gap between the standard textbooks of epidemiology, which rarely approach the subject from an infectious disease perspective, and standard books on infection surveillance and control, which tend to slant more towards microbiology and practical measures than towards analytical epidemiology.
Divided into two parts, the first covers the tools of epidemiology much like other textbooks, but always from an infectious disease perspective. The second covers the role of contact pattern from an assessment angle, and uses the tools learnt to illustrate the study of fundamental infectious disease concepts, such has infectivity, incubation periods, seroepidemiology and immunity.
This detailed theoretical epidemiology textbook is clearly set out, with an expanded chapter on practical statistical methods, and a new chapter on descriptive epidemiology. Key features include new clinical examples and infectious disease problems of recent interest, such as tuberculosis and vCJD. All students of epidemiology, infectious disease medicine, and microbiology will find this an invaluable guide.
- Johan Giesecke
- Taylor & Francis Ltd , Hodder Arnold
- Publication date
- Oct 29, 2001
- Edition Number 2; Revised
- Product dimensions
- 173 x 243 x 13mm
What Is Special About Infectious Disease Epidemiology? Definitions Risk, Relative Risk and Attack Rate Descriptive Epidemiology The Case-Control Study: Odds, Odds Ratios. The Concepts of Confounding The Cohort Study: Rates. The Concept of Bias Some Statistical Procedures That Are Often Used in Epidemiology Clinical Epidemiology: Sensitivity, Specificity, Misclassification Multivariate Analysis and Interaction Survival Analysis Mathematical Models for Epidemics Detection and Analysis of Outbreaks Routine Surveillance of Infectious Diseases Measuring Infectivity Studying The Natural History of Infectious Diseases Seroepedemiology The Study of Contact Patterns Methods to Decide Whether or Not an Illness is Infectious The Epidemiology of Vaccination The Epidemiology of Aids and VCJD More To Read