Chapter1 Epidemiology 37707

Activities performed in epidemiology identifying risk

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Unformatted text preview: ogy. Discover causal factors and modes of transmission Estimate number of new cases and the distribution of cases throughout population Prevent new cases, eradicate existing cases and prolong life To predict the occurrence of disease: To control the occurrence of disease. Activities performed in epidemiology Activities performed in epidemiology Identifying risk factors for disease, injury, and death Describing the natural history of disease Identifying individuals and populations at greatest risk for disease Identifying where the public health problem is greatest Monitoring diseases and other health­related events over time Activities performed by epidemiologists Activities performed by epidemiologists Evaluate the efficacy and effectiveness of prevention and treatment programs Provide information useful in health planning and decision making for establishing health programs with appropriate priorities Assist in carrying out public health programs Be a resource person for health professionals and the general public Communicating public health information Foundations of Epidemiology Foundations of Epidemiology Interdisciplinary Medicine, Sta...
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2009 for the course HED 10520 taught by Professor Edmundson during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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