Epidemiology & Disease Surveillance
The epidemiology and disease surveillance module provides information on the different types of epidemiological studies that are available to study the different health problems in populations.
- Authors: Sélilah Amour, Thomas Benet & Philippe Vanhems
- Publisher: Mérieux Foundation
- Language: English
- Theme: Epidemiology & Disease Surveillance
Chapter 1 is an introduction to epidemiology. It defines the epidemiology, its objectives and presents the history of this discipline and the main scientists who have participated in its progress.
Chapter 2 describes and classifies the different types of epidemiological studies, including descriptive and analytical studies.
Chapter 3 describes in detail the descriptive studies such as cross sectional surveys, case control series and ecological studies.
Chapter 4 describes the different types of cohort studies and their implementation.
Chapter 5 describes in detail the different types of case-control studies.