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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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Teaching chronic respiratory disease epidemiology

Teaching chronic respiratory disease epidemiology

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(p.390) Chapter 21 Teaching chronic respiratory disease epidemiology
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Teaching Epidemiology
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Josep M. Antó

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685004.003.0021

The recognition that chronic airway diseases, mainly asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), impose a high burden of health on society, as well as the sustained increase in epidemiological research about the understanding of chronic respiratory diseases, have increased the interest in respiratory epidemiology. This chapter primarily addresses chronic obstructive respiratory disease and asthma and aims to facilitate the establishment of introductory courses and sessions of respiratory epidemiology in a variety of teaching contexts. The chapter includes teaching objectives and the following teaching contents: frequency and burden of disease, disease definition, etiology, genomic factors, natural history, treatment, prevention, and control. Some recommendations about teaching methods and format are also provided.

Keywords:   epidemiology, teaching, chronic respiratory diseases, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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