Epidemiological Problem Solving
AusVet Series in Epidemiological Skills for Animal Health
Evan Sergeant, Angus Cameron & Chris Baldock, 2004
This book is targeted at students of epidemiology, and aims to provide practice in developing good epidemiological thought processes and analytical skills. It places particular emphasis on the process of using complex and often imperfect information to develop practical and effective animal health policy.
This book consists of three introductory chapters containing background information on the epidemiological approach to problem solving and analysis. This is followed by five in-depth case studies of real-world epidemiological problems. Each case study consists of some introductory material describing the context, some data relating to the problem, and a series of questions.
Answers to the exercises from the three introductory chapters can be found in the appendix. Data for some of the questions, as well as example answers for all of the questions, are contained in a separate, password protected file (Case Studies). The passwords required to provide access to these files are available on request from AusVet. This allows the text to be used for independent study as well as part of a structured course in epidemiology.
Students using this text as part of a structured course only need to download this volume.Teachers will also require the Teacher’s Guide. Those intending to use the text for private study should download the teacher’s guide if they wish to have access to all the data.
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