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Unformatted text preview: Risk- probability (not certainty), likelihood of something occurring whether it is good or bad o Fields share issue of prevention, but on different scales Public health works off of reports that are sent back by physicians, to notice incidence of conditions Case-control model: one set of population with disease that is being studied, one control population that does not have disease o To compare similarities and differences Cohort model: looking for changes over a period of time within a particular population Public health is looking for relationships between risk factors and outcomes o Etiology- study of the causes of a disease, how it comes about o Environmental factors can be closely linked to causes of diseases o Example of public health and physicians at the river (keeping patients from falling in vs. pulling them out)...
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2011 for the course PUBLIC HEA 356 taught by Professor Patrickhill during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.
- Fall '11