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Epidemiology for Public Health Practice + Navigate Advantage Access, 6th Edition

  • Robert H. Friis
  • ‎Thomas Sellers
  • ISBN-10: 128417543X
  • ISBN-13: 9781284175431
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2021 Published
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About the Product

Epidemiology for Public Health Practice is a best-selling text offering comprehensive coverage of all the major topics in introductory epidemiology and alignment to the core competencies in epidemiology for graduate and undergraduate courses. With extensive treatment of the heart of epidemiology—from study designs to descriptive epidemiology to quantitative measures—this reader-friendly text is accessible and interesting to a wide range of beginning students in all health-related disciplines. A unique focus is given to real-world applications of epidemiology and the development of skills that students can apply in subsequent course work and in the field.


  • New chapter on epidemiology and policy

  • Increased emphasis on health disparities, genetic epidemiology, and current epidemics (e.g., the opioid epidemic, cannabis misuse, and gun violence)

  • Coverage of data acquisition (big data), wearable technology for collecting health data, climate change, and more.

  • Unique chapters on psychosocial epidemiology, environmental and occupation health, molecular and genetic epidemiology, and career options

  • Refreshed examples, updated tables and figures throughout the text

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: History and Scope of Epidemiology
Chapter 2: Practical Applications of Epidemiology
Chapter 3: Measures of Morbidity and Mortality Used in Epidemiology
Chapter 4: Descriptive Epidemiology: Person, Place, Time
Chapter 5: Sources of Data for Use in Epidemiology
Chapter 6: Study Designs: Ecologic, Cross-Sectional, Case-Control
Chapter 7: Study Designs: Cohort Studies
Chapter 8: Experimental Study Designs
Chapter 9: Measures of Effect
Chapter 10: Data Interpretation Issues
Chapter 11: Screening for Disease in the Community
Chapter 12: Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
Chapter 13: Epidemiologic Aspects of Work and the Environment
Chapter 14: Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology
Chapter 15: Social, Behavioral, and Psychosocial Epidemiology
Chapter 16: Epidemiology as a Profession
Chapter 17: Epidemiology and Health Policy