Epidemiology - the study of disease in relation to populations - is an important aspect of medicine. It has its own techniques of data collection and interpretations and its necessary jargon of technical terms. In this text, David Coggon and Professors Geoffrey Rose and David Barker guide the novice through the theory and practical pitfalls.
What is epidemiology?; quantifying disease in populations; comparing disease rates; measurement error and bias; planning and conducting a survey; ecological studies; longitudinal studies; case-control and cross sectional studies; experimental studies; screening; outbreaks of disease; reading epidemiological reports.