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Teaching EpidemiologyA guide for teachers in epidemiology, public health and clinical medicine$
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Jørn Olsen, Naomi Greene, Rodolfo Saracci, and Dimitrios Trichopoulos

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199685004

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685004.001.0001

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Genetic epidemiology

Genetic epidemiology

(p.177) Chapter 12 Genetic epidemiology
Teaching Epidemiology

Harry Campbell

Susan Service

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A major challenge for epidemiology in the future is understanding the role of genetic risk factors and how genetic factors interact with environmental factors in causing disease. There is a clear need for all epidemiologists to understand how sequencing of the human genome and developments in genetic technology have increased the potential for investigation of genetic risk factors. To be able incorporate these study design elements into epidemiological studies and follow published articles in this field, it is important that students have or acquire a minimum understanding of basic genetic epidemiology terms, concepts, and methods. This chapter outlines some of the key aspects that a course on this topic should cover.

Keywords:   genetic, sequencing, risk factor, epidemiology, genetic technology

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