Teaching Epidemiology: A Guide for Teachers in Epidemiology, Public Health and Clinical Medicine (4th edition)

ISBN : 9780199685004

Jorn Olsen; Naomi Greene; Rodolfo Saracci; Dimitrios Trichopoulos
576 Pages
155 x 234 mm
Pub date
Apr 2015
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Teaching epidemiology requires skill and knowledge, combined with a clear teaching strategy and good pedagogic skills. The general advice is simple: if you are not an expert on a topic, try to enrich your background knowledge before you start teaching. The new edition of Teaching Epidemiology helps you to do this and, by providing world-expert teachers' advice on how best to structure teaching, providing a unique insight into what has worked in their hands. This book will help you to tailor your own epidemiology teaching programme. The fourth edition of this established text has been fully revised and updated, drawing on new research findings and recently developed methods including research technologies in genetic epidemiology and method development in relation to causal analysis. Analytical tools provide teachers in the field with the skills to guide students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Each chapter in Teaching Epidemiology comprises key concepts in epidemiology, subject specific methodologies, and disease specific issues, to provide expert assistance in the teaching of a wide range of epidemiology courses.


1. Introducing the history of epidemiology
2. Important concepts in epidemiology
3. Study Design
4. Statistics in epidemiology
5. Teaching a first course in epidemiologic principles and methods
6. Questionnaires in epidemiology
7. Environment
8. Occupational epidemiology
9. Life course epidemiology
10. Pharmacoepidemiology
11. Nutritional epidemiology
12. Genetic epidemiology
13. Teaching molecular epidemiology
14. Social inequalities in health
15. Climate change and human health: issues for teacher and classroom
16. Infectious disease epidemiology
17. Cancer epidemiology
18. Teaching a course in psychiatric epidemiology
19. Neurologic diseases
20. Reproductive epidemiology
21. Teaching chronic respiratory disease epidemiology
22. Epidemiology of injuries
23. Dental epidemiology
24. Clinical epidemiology
25. Study of clustering and outbreaks
26. Registries and medical databases
27. Teaching epidemiology inside and outside the classroom
28. Guide for teaching assistants in a methods course at a department of epidemiology

About the author: 

Jorn Olsen is Professor of Epidemiology at AU, SDU and UCLA. Have published books and articles in several fields of epidemiology but most of the work has been in reproductive health.; Naomi Greene holds a Ph.D in Epidemiology and MPH in Community Health Sciences from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She has an extensive clinical background in maternal and child health which guides her research interest in lifecourse epidemiology and the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease.; Dimitrios Trichopoulos MD, PhD, is Professor of Cancer Prevention and Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is Member of the Athens Academy and President of the Hellenic Health Foundation, Greece. He has served as director of the Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention; chairman of the Epidemiology Departments at the University of Athens and at Harvard; and adjunct professor of medical epidemiology at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Dr. Trichopoulos has received several awards and distinctions, including honorary Doctorates, the Brinker International Award for Breast Cancer Clinical Research, the Julius Richmond Award, and the Medal of Honor of the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

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