Epidemiology 101, by Friis, Robert H.
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- ISBN: 9780763754433 | 0763754439
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 3/1/2009
Designed to fulfill the four essential learning outcomes of Liberal Education and Americars"s Promise (LEAP)-a campaign of the Association of American Colleges and Universitiesnot;-Epidemiology 101 is the ideal text for an undergraduate, general education course in epidemiology. Using a clear, cohesive writing style, Epidemiology 101 covers the basics of infectious disease epidemiology, environmental epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, and psychosocial/behavioral epidemiology. Numerous tables and charts throughout the text capture the readerrs"s interest and enhance learning. The author uses many examples that are keyed to issues that affect contemporary youth, such as youth violence, substance abuse, and the obesity epidemic which make the text accessible and interesting to a wide range of young readers in the liberal arts, sciences, and other health-related disciplines. Key Features: Follows the basic Epidemiology 101 curriculum framework as recommended by the 2006 Consensus Conference on Undergraduate Public Health Education. Offers current, tangible examples from the field such as recent disease outbreaks, bioterrorism, and uses of epidemiology for policy development. Requires no prior familiarity with health-related fields or statistics. End-of-chapter exercises provide access to a laboratory component for college science courses that require a laboratory. A comprehensive companion website includes a complete package of instructor resources and interactive student resources.