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Mid-term review July 3 2008

What is epidemiology? How disease is distributed in a population and the factors taht influence or determine this distribution.
What are the objectives of epidemiology? 1. etiology and risk factors; 2. extent of disease in the community; 3. To study the natural history and prognosis of disease; 4. evaluate existing and new preventive and therapeutic measures and modes of healthcare delivery
What is the purpose of epidemiology? increase oru knowledge/understanding of disease, determinants of disease and disease processes.
Format of research study Abstract Introduction: background, statement of purpose, hypothesis Method: participants, materials, procedures Results Discussion References
Describe the information contained in chapter 1 of a research proposal a. The problem b. Need for the study. c. Purpose of the study d. research hypotheses, null hypotheses, or research questions. e. limitations of the study f. definition of terms.
How diseases are transmitted? Direct - person to person; indirect: common vehicle
Created by: jonyeh