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.

Biostatistics for Clinical and Public Health Research

Author: Melody S. Goodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351651714

Category: Medical

Page: 558

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Biostatistics for Clinical and Public Health Research provides a concise overview of statistical analysis methods. Use of SAS and Stata statistical software is illustrated in full, including how to interpret results. Focusing on statistical models without all the theory, the book is complete with exercises, case studies, take-away points, and data sets. Readers will be able to maximize their statistical abilities in hypothesis testing, data interpretation, and application while also learning when and how to consult a biostatistician. This book will be an invaluable tool for students and clinical and public health practitioners.

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

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.

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.

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 Public Health Biology

Author: Loretta DiPietro,Julie Deloia,Victor Barbiero

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 128416781X

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Essentials of Public Health Biology explores the biologic mechanisms of diseases in both developed and developing countries. A detailed examination of the reciprocal relationships of genetic, environmental, and behavioral determinants of health and disease prepares students to analyze, discuss, and communicate biologic principles of disease.

Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Author: Giuseppe La Torre

Publisher: SEEd

ISBN: 9788889688564

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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This book provides not only the theory of biostatistics, but also the opportunity of applying it in practice. In fact, each chapter presents one or more specific examples on how to perform an epidemiological or statistical data analysis and includes download access to the software and databases, giving the reader the possibility of replicating the analyses described.

Biostatistics in Public Health Using STATA

Author: Erick L. Suárez,Cynthia M. Pérez,Graciela M. Nogueras,Camille Moreno-Gorrín

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498722024

Category: Mathematics

Page: 190

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Striking a balance between theory, application, and programming, Biostatistics in Public Health Using STATA is a user-friendly guide to applied statistical analysis in public health using STATA version 14. The book supplies public health practitioners and students with the opportunity to gain expertise in the application of statistics in epidemiologic studies. The book shares the authors’ insights gathered through decades of collective experience teaching in the academic programs of biostatistics and epidemiology. Maintaining a focus on the application of statistics in public health, it facilitates a clear understanding of the basic commands of STATA for reading and saving databases. The book includes coverage of data description, graph construction, significance tests, linear regression models, analysis of variance, categorical data analysis, logistic regression model, poisson regression model, survival analysis, analysis of correlated data, and advanced programming in STATA. Each chapter is based on one or more research problems linked to public health. Additionally, every chapter includes exercise sets for practicing concepts and exercise solutions for self or group study. Several examples are presented that illustrate the applications of the statistical method in the health sciences using epidemiologic study designs. Presenting high-level statistics in an accessible manner across research fields in public health, this book is suitable for use as a textbook for biostatistics and epidemiology courses or for consulting the statistical applications in public health. For readers new to STATA, the first three chapters should be read sequentially, as they form the basis of an introductory course to this software.

Principles and Practice of Toxicology in Public Health

Author: Ira S. Richards,Marie Bourgeois

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284065995

Category: Medical

Page: 475

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All public health professionals should have some level of knowledge of the basic principles of Toxicology. Whether dealing with issues as diverse as a workers’ compensation claim for a job-related exposure and injury or the removal of toxic wastes from an urban community, public health professionals must be able to communicate with each other, the public, and our political leaders concerning how chemicals can, and the conditions under which they may, realistically produce harm. Principles and Practice of Toxicology in Public Health provides students with an understanding of the nature and scope of the discipline, so that they may be prepared to participate in a meaningful way in the often highly visible problem-solving and decision-making processes required of public health professionals. In four sections, it offers an introduction to the field, as well as the basics of toxicology principles, systemic toxicity, and toxicology practice. The text is immediately readable for the student with little technical background. The Second Edition is a thorough update that has been expaneded with a new chapter on endocrine toxicology. Instructor Resources: Instructor Manual, PowerPoint, TestBank

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.

Epidemiology for Public Health Practice

Author: Robert H. Friis,Thomas Sellers

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449651585

Category: Education

Page: 804

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Now in its Fifth Edition, this best-selling text offers comprehensive coverage of all the major topics in introductory epidemiology. With extensive treatment of the heart of epidemiology—from study designs to descriptive epidemiology to quantitative measures—this reader-friendly text is accessible and interesting to a wide range of beginning students in all health-related disciplines. A unique focus is given to real-world applications of epidemiology and the development of skills that students can apply in subsequent course work and in the field. The Fifth Edition is a thorough revision with updated data throughout including: the top 10 leading causes of death, motor vehicle traffic death rates, mortality ratios, infant mortality rates, cancer deaths rates, tuberculosis incidence, life expectancy, incidence of AIDS, breast cancer death rates, tobacco consumption, dementia, suicide rates, unintentional injuries and much more.

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.

Introduction to Public Health

Author: Mary-Jane Schneider

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284118789

Category: Medical

Page: 625

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a thorough, accessible overview of the expanding field of public health for students new to its concepts and actors. Written in engaging, nontechnical language, this best-selling text explains in clear terms the multi-disciplinary strategies and methods used for measuring, assessing, and promoting public health.

Basic Biostatistics for Geneticists and Epidemiologists

A Practical Approach

Author: Robert C. Elston,William Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470024917

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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Anyone who attempts to read genetics or epidemiology research literature needs to understand the essentials of biostatistics. This book, a revised new edition of the successful Essentials of Biostatistics has been written to provide such an understanding to those who have little or no statistical background and who need to keep abreast of new findings in this fast moving field. Unlike many other elementary books on biostatistics, the main focus of this book is to explain basic concepts needed to understand statistical procedures. This Book: Surveys basic statistical methods used in the genetics and epidemiology literature, including maximum likelihood and least squares. Introduces methods, such as permutation testing and bootstrapping, that are becoming more widely used in both genetic and epidemiological research. Is illustrated throughout with simple examples to clarify the statistical methodology. Explains Bayes’ theorem pictorially. Features exercises, with answers to alternate questions, enabling use as a course text. Written at an elementary mathematical level so that readers with high school mathematics will find the content accessible. Graduate students studying genetic epidemiology, researchers and practitioners from genetics, epidemiology, biology, medical research and statistics will find this an invaluable introduction to statistics.

Essential Statistics for Medical Practice

Author: D.G. Rees

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351088807

Category: Mathematics

Page: 239

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A firm understanding of the basic statistical methods used in current medical literature is now essential for medical practice, as research papers have become increasingly statistical in nature. This book has a unique, case-study approach, starting with six actual research papers showing which statistical methods were used and how the results were obtained. It will enable the medical professional to understand the methods in an easy and accessible way.

Introduction to Public Health, Second Edition

Promises and Practice

Author: Raymond L. Goldsteen, DrPH,Karen Goldsteen,Karen Goldsteen, PhD, MPH,Terry Dwelle, MD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826196667

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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The only public health text to incorporate new Affordable Care Act legislation Praise for the first edition: "More than just another preliminary textbook, this comprehensive introduction for those who are new to the field of public health weaves together its values, goals, and practices into a lucid introductory text." —Sally Guttmacher, PhD Professor, Director, Master’s in Community Public Health Program New York University This second edition of Introduction to Public Health is the only text to encompass the new legislation implemented by the Affordable Care Act, with its focus on prevention and its increase in funding for prevention research. Updated and thoroughly revised, this foundational resource surveys all major topics related to the U.S. public health system, including organization on local and national levels, financing, workforce, goals, initiatives, accountability, and metrics. The text is unique in combining the perspectives of both academicians and public health officials, and examines new job opportunities and the growing interest in the public health field. Comprehensive and accessible, the text discusses a variety of new trends in public health, particularly regarding primary care and public health partnerships. The second edition also includes information about new accountability initiatives and workforce requirements to contribute to health services research and clinical outcomes research in medical care. The text stresses the increasing emphasis on efficiency, effectiveness, and equity in achieving population health improvements, and goes beyond merely presenting information to analyze the question of whether the practice of public health achieves its promise. Each chapter includes objectives, review questions, and case studies. Also included are an instructor’s manual with test questions (covering every major public health improvement initiative and introducing every major data system sponsored by the U.S. public health system) and PowerPoint slides. The book’s nine chapters address the history of U.S. public health from its inception and offer a sweeping examination of topics in organization and financing, infectious disease control, injury and noninfectious diseases, system performance, system improvement, public health leadership, building healthy communities, and the future of public health. New to the Second Edition: Completely updated and revised Addresses changes brought about by Obamacare Discusses building healthy communities and the determinants of health Adds new chapter on public health leadership Covers new developments in treating Lyme disease, West Nile virus, and other illnesses Investigates intentional injuries such as suicide, homicide, and war Key Features: Provides information that is holistic, comprehensive, and accessible Covers all major topics of organization, financing, leadership, goals, initiatives, accountability, and metrics Relates current public health practice to the field’s history and mission Analyzes successful and unsuccessful aspects of health care delivery

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