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Teaching Epidemiology: A guide for teachers in epidemiology, public health and clinical medicine

Jørn Olsen, Rodolfo Saracci, and Dimitrios Trichopoulos


The aim of this book is to help the inexperienced teacher in epidemiology when planning a course, and to be an inspiration for experienced teachers when he/she is trying to improve teaching performance. Each chapter includes a suggested course structure, syllabus, and set of key literature references related to the topic of the course. The chapters also include personal guidelines for how to teach the course and how to evaluate student performance. The book includes courses in methodology at different levels as well as courses in specific diseases, specific disease determinant and data collect ... More

Keywords: epidemiology, teaching guidelines, course evaluations, disease oriented epidemiology, exposure oriented epidemiology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199239481
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239481.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jørn Olsen, editor
Professor and Chair, UCLA School of Public Heath, California, USA and Professor, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Rodolfo Saracci, editor
Director of research in Epidemiology, National Council, Pisa, Italy; Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, University of Aarhus, Denmark; and Scientific consultant, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France

Dimitrios Trichopoulos, editor
Vincent L. Gregory Professor of Cancer Prevention and Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA

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Part 1 Context

Chapter 3 Study design

Jørn Olsen and Olga Basso

Part 2 Exposure-oriented epidemiology

Chapter 6 Questionnaires in epidemiology

Jakob Bue Bjorner and Jørn Olsen

Chapter 7 Environment

Anders Ahlbom

Chapter 9 Lifecourse epidemiology

Yoav Ben-Shlomo and Diana Kuh

Chapter 12 Genetic epidemiology

Harry Campbell and Susan Service

Part 3 Outcome-oriented epidemiology

Chapter 17 Cancer epidemiology

Pagona Lagiou and Dimitrios Trichopoulos

Chapter 19 Neurologic diseases

C. A. Molgaard, A. L. Golbeck, and J. F. Rothrock

Chapter 20 Reproductive epidemiology

Jørn Olsen and Ellen Aagaard Nøhr

Chapter 22 Epidemiology of injuries

Eleni Petridou, Evi Germeni, and Mark Stevenson

Chapter 23 Dental epidemiology

Flemming Scheutz and Georgios Tsakos

Chapter 24 Clinical epidemiology

John A. Baron and Henrik Toft Sørensen

Chapter 26 Field studies in developing countries

Japhet Killewo and Anita Sandström

Chapter 27 Registries and medical databases

Henrik Toft Sørensen and John A. Baron

Part 4 Pedagogies

Chapter 29 Computer-assisted learning—principles and practice

Charles du V. Florey and Ralph R. Frerichs

Chapter 30 Competency-based curriculum in epidemiology

Haroutune Armenian, Michael E. Thompson, and Jonathan Samet

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