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Epidemiology: Overview

Epidemiology

  • the branch of medicine that deals with the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases and other factors relating to health.

Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of diseases in populations. It is the key quantitative discipline that underpins public health, which is often defined as the organised efforts of society to prevent disease and to promote health

 --Prof. Danesh, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge

Defining Epidemiology

Source: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/

Other possible helpful guides

Books

Epidemiology Studies

Courses that might find this guide helpful

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HTSC 440 Intro to Epidemiology

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NRSG 450 Community Health : Individuals and groups for RNs

NRSG 451 Community Health Practicum for RNs

NRSG 475 Intro to Nursing Research for RNs

NRSG 490 Health Care : Policies and access