Basic Biostatistics

Author: B. Burt Gerstman

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284025470

Category: Education

Page: 550

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Basic Biostatistics is a concise, introductory text that covers biostatistical principles and focuses on the common types of data encountered in public health and biomedical fields. The text puts equal emphasis on exploratory and confirmatory statistical methods. Sampling, exploratory data analysis, estimation, hypothesis testing, and power and precision are covered through detailed, illustrative examples. The book is organized into three parts: Part I addresses basic concepts and techniques; Part II covers analytic techniques for quantitative response variables; and Part III covers techniques for categorical responses. The Second Edition offers many new exercises. With language, examples, and exercises that are accessible to students with modest mathematical backgrounds, this is the perfect introductory biostatistics text for undergraduates and graduates in various fields of public health. Features: Illustrative, relevant examples and exercises incorporated throughout the book. Answers to odd-numbered exercises provided in the back of the book. (Instructors may requests answers to even-numbered exercises from the publisher. Chapters are intentionally brief and limited in scope to allow for flexibility in the order of coverage. Equal attention is given to manual calculations as well as the use of statistical software such as StaTable, SPSS, and WinPepi. Comprehensive Companion Website with Student and Instructor's Resources.

Basic Biostatistics

Author: Gerstman

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9781284025460

Category: Medical

Page: 550

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Basic Biostatistics is a concise, introductory text that covers biostatistical principles and focuses on the common types of data encountered in public health and biomedical fields. The text puts equal emphasis on exploratory and confirmatory statistical methods. Sampling, exploratory data analysis, estimation, hypothesis testing, and power and precision are covered through detailed, illustrative examples. The book is organized into three parts: Part I addresses basic concepts and techniques; Part II covers analytic techniques for quantitative response variables; and Part III covers techniques for categorical responses. The Second Edition offers many new exercises as well as an all new chapter on "Poisson Random Variables and the Analysis of Rates." With language, examples, and exercises that are accessible to students with modest mathematical backgrounds, this is the perfect introductory biostatistics text for undergraduates and graduates in various fields of public health. Features: Illustrative, relevant examples and exercises incorporated throughout the book. Answers to odd-numbered exercises provided in the back of the book. (Instructors may requests answers to even-numbered exercises from the publisher. Chapters are intentionally brief and limited in scope to allow for flexibility in the order of coverage. Equal attention is given to manual calculations as well as the use of statistical software such as StaTable, SPSS, and WinPepi. Comprehensive Companion Website with Student and Instructor's Resources.

Basic Biostatistics

Author: B. Burt Gerstman

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9781284036015

Category: Education

Page: 648

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Basic Biostatistics is a concise, introductory text that covers biostatistical principles and focuses on the common types of data encountered in public health and biomedical fields. The text puts equal emphasis on exploratory and confirmatory statistical methods. Sampling, exploratory data analysis, estimation, hypothesis testing, and power and precision are covered through detailed, illustrative examples.The book is organized into three parts: Part I addresses basic concepts and techniques; Part II covers analytic techniques for quantitative response variables; and Part III covers techniques for categorical responses.The Second Edition offers many new exercises as well as an all new chapter on "Poisson Random Variables and the Analysis of Rates."With language, examples, and exercises that are accessible to students with modest mathematical backgrounds, this is the perfect introductory biostatistics text for undergraduates and graduates in various fields of public health.Features:Illustrative, relevant examples and exercises incorporated throughout the book.Answers to odd-numbered exercises provided in the back of the book. (Instructors may requests answers to even-numbered exercises from the publisher.Chapters are intentionally brief and limited in scope to allow for flexibility in the order of coverage.Equal attention is given to manual calculations as well as the use of statistical software such as StaTable, SPSS, and WinPepi.Comprehensive Companion Website with Student and Instructor's Resources.

Basic Biostatistics

Statistics for Public Health Practice Bundle

Author: B. Burt Gertsman

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9780763768706

Category: Medical

Page: 557

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Basic Biostatistics , Statistics for Public Health Practice

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1490277730

Category: Education

Page: 49

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Basic Biostatistics , Statistics for Public Health Practice. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Biostatistics: An Applied Introduction for the Public Health Practitioner

Author: Heather M. Bush

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111035148

Category: Education

Page: 608

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BIOSTATISTICS: AN APPLIED INTRODUCTION FOR THE PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTITIONER is designed to help public health researchers, practitioners, and students understand and apply essential biostatistics concepts. This innovative new text emphasizes real-world public health problems and the research questions they inspire. This text provides a unique introduction to statistical concepts and methods used by working professionals during investigations. Unlike other texts that assume a strong knowledge of mathematics or rely heavily on formulas, BIOSTATISTICS consistently emphasizes the public health context, making even complex material both accessible and relevant. The first chapter introduces common statistical terminology by explaining them in clear language, while subsequent chapters explore the most useful and versatile statistical methods for a variety of public health research questions. For each type of question, the author presents a range of applicable methods, from descriptions of data to simple statistical tests, generalized linear models, and multiple variable regression. The text's step-by-step coverage of fundamental concepts is perfect for students new to the field, but its depth and detail also make it ideal for two-course series in M.P.H. or M.H.A. programs, or for working professionals. Readers at all stages of their professional lives can draw on this invaluable resource to help them interpret and conduct statistical studies and support effective evidence-based practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health

Author: Jeannine Coreil

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412957044

Category: Medical

Page: 434

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This book is intended as a core textbook for courses in public health that examines current issues in health from a social and behavioral science perspective. It is a cross-disciplinary course (public health, medical sociology, health psychology, medical anthropology) and thus there are many ways to teach the course based on a particular instructor's perspective. The authors wrote the book because they were dissatisfied with the way other texts apply social science to public health and found that many texts being used were from related fields such as medicine, nursing or general health.The authors are planning to do a major revision based on reviews they have collected and the reviews we have collected. We believe the revised edition will essentially be a new text based on rich feedback. They will include new theory, new cases, new research, and a rich ancillary package. They will also reduce the frameworks presented to make the book more readable to students.

Essentials of Public Health Biology

A Guide for the Study of Pathophysiology

Author: Constance U. Battle

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763744646

Category: Medical

Page: 613

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Important Notice: the digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Essentials of Biostatistics in Public Health

Author: Sullivan

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284108198

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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Study designs -- Quantifying the extent of disease -- Summarizing data collected in the sample -- The role of probability -- Confidence interval estimates -- Hypothesis testing procedures -- Power and sample size determination -- Multivariable methods -- Nonparametric tests -- Survival analysis -- Data visualization

Public Health Administration

Principles for Population-based Management

Author: Lloyd F. Novick,Glen P. Mays

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763735227

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 806

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A refreshing new text that gives students a solid grounding in the principles, practices, and skills essential to successful public health administration. With this text you get full coverage of traditional public health responsibilities -- assessing the burden of disease, preventing and controlling health threats, and developing policies and constituencies to improve health -- in a contemporary framework that fully reflects the ongoing transition from a public to a population health perspective. Each chapter ends with chapter reviews to reinforce major points; examples throughout the textdemonstrate important major concepts; a real-life case study illustrates the application of leadership in public health.

Principles and Practice of Toxicology in Public Health

Author: Ira Richards

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763738239

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 464

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In Five Sections, this reference Offers An Introduction To The Field, As WellAs The Basics Of Toxicology Principles, Chemical Toxicity, Ecotoxicology, AndToxicology Practice.

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice

Author: Charles Guest,Walter Ricciardi,Ichiro Kawachi,Iain Lang

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199586306

Category: Medical

Page: 629

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Fully revised and updated for the third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice remains the first resort for all those working in this broad field. Structured to assist with practical tasks, translating evidence into policy, and providing concise summaries and real-world issues from across the globe, this literally provides a world of experience at your fingertips. Easy-to-use, concise and practical, it is structured into seven parts that focus on the vital areas of assessment, data and information, direct action, policy, health-care systems, personal effectiveness and organisational development. Reflecting recent advances, the most promising developments in practical public health are presented, as well as maintaining essential summaries of core disciplines. This handbook is designed to assist students and practitioners around the world, for improved management of disasters, epidemics, health behaviour, acute and chronic disease prevention, community and government action, environmental health, vulnerable populations, and more.

Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health

Author: Ann Aschengrau,Boston University School of Public Health Boston Massachusetts Ann Aschengrau,George R. Seage

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449657354

Category: Education

Page: 650

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Successfully tested in the authors' courses at Boston University and Harvard University, this text combines theory and practice in presenting traditional and new epidemiologic concepts. Broad in scope, the text opens with five chapters covering the basic epidemiologic concepts and data sources. A major emphasis is placed on study design, with separate chapters devoted to each of the three main analytic designs: experimental, cohort, and case-control studies. Full chapters on bias, confounding, and random error, including the role of statistics in epidemiology, ensure that students are well-equipped with the necessary information to interpret the results of epidemiologic studies. An entire chapter is also devoted to the concept of effect measure modification, an often-neglected topic in introductory textbooks. Up-to-date examples from the epidemiologic literature on diseases of public health importance are provided throughout the book. The Third Edition is a thorough update that offers: New examples, the latest references, and public health statistics. Nearly 50 new review questions. Updated discussion of certain epidemiologic methods. New figures depicting epidemiologic concepts."

Introduction to Public Health

Author: Mary-Jane Schneider

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763763810

Category: Medical

Page: 595

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New to the Third Edition: New or expanded sections covering: Pandemic Flu Response to Hurricane Katrina FDA Regulation of Tobacco Promoting Physical Activity Poisoning (now the #2 cause of injury death) Nonfatal Traumatic Brain Injuries National Children's Study Coal Ash and other unregulated waste from power plants Medical errors Information Technology New information/discussion on: H1N1 swine flu Conflicts of interest in drug trials Problems in planning for the 2010 census Genomic medicine Cell phones/texting while driving National birth defects prevention study The new HPV vaccine controversy Lead paint in toys imported from china Bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates The recent Salmonella outbreak in Peanut Butter Contaminated drug imports from China Managed care efforts to control medical costs Evaluation of Healthy People 2010 and planning for Healthy People 2020 New examples including: Andrew Speaker/Extremely Drug Resistant (XDR) Tuberculosis Football players and increased risk for dementia later in life.

Practical Statistics for Medical Research

Author: Douglas G. Altman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780412276309

Category: Mathematics

Page: 624

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Most medical researchers, whether clinical or non-clinical, receive some background in statistics as undergraduates. However, it is most often brief, a long time ago, and largely forgotten by the time it is needed. Furthermore, many introductory texts fall short of adequately explaining the underlying concepts of statistics, and often are divorced from the reality of conducting and assessing medical research. Practical Statistics for Medical Research is a problem-based text for medical researchers, medical students, and others in the medical arena who need to use statistics but have no specialized mathematics background. The author draws on twenty years of experience as a consulting medical statistician to provide clear explanations to key statistical concepts, with a firm emphasis on practical aspects of designing and analyzing medical research. The text gives special attention to the presentation and interpretation of results and the many real problems that arise in medical research.

Epidemiology Kept Simple

An Introduction to Traditional and Modern Epidemiology

Author: B. Burt Gerstman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111852540X

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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Epidemiology Kept Simple introduces the epidemiological principles and methods that are increasingly important in the practice of medicine and public health. With minimum use of technical language it fully explains terminology, concepts, and techniques associated with traditional and modern epidemiology. Topics include disease causality, epidemiologic measures, descriptive epidemiology, study design, clinical and primary prevention trials, observational cohort studies, case-control studies, and the consideration of random and systematic error in studies of causal factors. Chapters on the infectious disease process, outbreak investigation, and screening for disease are also included. The latter chapters introduce more advanced biostatistical and epidemiologic techniques, such as survival analysis, Mantel-Haenszel techniques, and tests for interaction. This third edition addresses all the requirements of the American Schools of Public Health (ASPH) Epidemiological Competencies, and provides enhanced clarity and readability on this difficult subject. Updated with new practical exercises, case studies and real world examples, this title helps you develop the necessary tools to interpret epidemiological data and prepare for board exams, and now also includes review questions at the end of each chapter. Epidemiology Kept Simple continues to provide an introductory guide to the use of epidemiological methods for graduate and undergraduate students studying public health, health education and nursing, and for all practicing health professionals seeking professional development.

Introduction to Statistical Inference

Author: E. S. Keeping

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486685021

Category: Mathematics

Page: 451

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This excellent text emphasizes the inferential and decision-making aspects of statistics. The first chapter is mainly concerned with the elements of the calculus of probability. Additional chapters cover the general properties of distributions, testing hypotheses, and more.

Study Guide to Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Author: J. Richard Hebel,Robert J. McCarter

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449604757

Category: Education

Page: 219

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Help your students understand some of the most elusive fundamentals of epidemiology and biostatistics with this fully updated revision of the bestselling Study Guide to Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The Seventh Edition offers expanded chapters as well as coverage of new topics that have become prevalent in the medical literature such as: receiver-operator curve analysis to improve sensitivity/specificity; the power of a statistical test; one-tailed P values; comparison-wise significance levels versus study-wise significance levels; confidence interval and its relationship to statistical significance; meta-analysis with current methods for assessing heterogeneity and the potential for publication bias; and the use of propensity scoring to reduce bias in non-experimental studies. Key Features: • 46 objectives, expressed in behavioral terms, cite the concepts to be learned and the level at which students are expected to perform • Study Notes, which can be used as the sole source of input to cover the material or used to supplement attendance at a lecture series • Chapter Exercises, which encourage students to immediately use their newly acquired knowledge, and thus improve retention through practice • Multiple Choice Examinations, which have the same scope and are on the same level that students may expect to encounter in professional examinations

Essentials of Leadership in Public Health

Author: Louis Rowitz

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284111482

Category: Education

Page: 325

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Public Health Affects Us All. As Such, There Will Always Be A Need For Professionals To Monitor The Health Of The Public And Create Programs To Enhance Our Health. Well-Trained Public Health Leaders Are Critical To Make The Entire Process Work. This Text Reflects The Complexities Of Leadership In Public Health As Well As The Overall Needs Of Effective Leadership In A Constantly Changing Social Environment. In Addition, The Book Examines The Impact Of Health Reform, With An Expanding Definition Of Public Health And Understanding Of How Our Leaders Will Be Affected By These New Changes. Part I Explores The Theories And Principles Of Leadership, Leadership Styles And Practices, The Public Health System, And The Five Levels Of Public Health Leadership. Part II Presents The Core Functions Model And Its Application To Public Health Leadership. In Part III, The Author Examines The Leadership Tools Needed For The 21St-Century. Part IV Presents Information On The Personal Evaluation Of Leadership And The Evaluation Of Leadership Programs. Part V Looks To The Future And Presents Some Emerging Public Health Trends. Throughout The Book, Case Studies Written By Public Health Leaders Are Presented. Students Also Benefit From Leadership Exercises And Discussion Questions In Each Chapter.

Environmental Health

Author: Monroe T. Morgan,Darryl Bradley Barnett

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534517175

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 346

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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH not only covers the environmental sciences but also the human population. This text emphasizes the environmental practices that support human life as well as the need to control factors that are harmful to human life. Chapters focus on the requisites of life, water, air, food, space, and shelter. Chapters also address proper management of wastewater treatment, solid waste management, insect and rodent control and agents that cause diseases. The top Environmentalist from around the world contribute a chapter in their area of expertise to form the most comprehensive text available.