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

Jørn Olsen, Naomi Greene, Rodolfo Saracci, and Dimitrios Trichopoulos


This is the fourth version of this text. The book provides suggestions for what a course in general epidemiology or a course in a specific field of epidemiology should include. The book is written by experienced teachers in epidemiology. The chapters in this book provide advice on a teaching curriculum that works. The aim is that this book will help improve teaching, which, should reflect background, skills, and needs for the students. The book covers a wide range of topics but not all topics. The most important aspect of teaching at the university level is, of course, that the teachers know w ... More

Keywords: epidemiology, teaching, concepts, curriculum, university level

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199685004
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685004.001.0001


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

Naomi Greene, editor
Assistant Researcher, Department of Epidemiology, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles

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

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Part 1 Context

Chapter 3 Study design

Jørn Olsen and Olga Basso

Part 2 Exposure-oriented epidemiology

Chapter 7 Environment

Anders Ahlbom

Chapter 9 Life course 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 18 Teaching a course in psychiatric epidemiology

Rebecca Fuhrer and Kelly K. Anderson

Chapter 19 Neurologic diseases

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

Chapter 20 Reproductive epidemiology

Jørn Olsen and Ellen Aagaard Nøhr

Chapter 22 Epidemiology of injuries

Eleni Petridou, Patricia Gerakopoulou, and Constantine N. Antonopoulos

Chapter 23 Dental epidemiology

Georgios Tsakos and Vibeke Baelum

Chapter 24 Clinical epidemiology

John A. Baron, Henrik Toft Sørensen, and Harold C. Sox Jr

Chapter 25 Study of clustering and outbreaks

Paul Elliott and Anna Hansell

Chapter 26 Medical databases

Henrik Toft Sørensen and John A. Baron

Part 4 Pedagogies

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