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Cover for Epidemiology for field veterinarians: an introduction.

This book contains chapters on advanced and complex epidemiology applications that specialize in areas such as simulation modelling of disease outbreaks, spatial epidemiology, quantitative techniques for analyzing large and complex datasets and risk analysis. This book should be of value to private ...

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for What is epidemiology?

This chapter provides an introduction to epidemiology, how it relates to other disciplines, its role in decision making and a brief description of important epidemiological study types.

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The epidemiological approach.

The concept of an epidemiological approach to disease investigation is discussed. This involves the application of a logical, structured and transparent approach to any epidemiological investigation or project. It applies equally well to all types of epidemiological studies but is particularly...

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Patterns of disease.

In this chapter some basic disease principles that result in the patterns that are seen in populations such as in cases involving a particular village outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, and outbreak of pregnancy toxaemia in sheep Q fever (due to Coxiella burnetti infection) are presented.

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Measuring disease frequency.

This chapter focuses on how to measure the frequency of disease, which is a fundamentally important part of epidemiology (veterinary as well as human). Topics include counting in epidemiological study, ratios, proportion, and rates, measures of morbidity (Illness) in a population, cumulative and...

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diagnosis and screening.

This chapter discusses the important epidemiological characteristics of tests and their practical application and interpretation in epidemiological studies and surveillance activities. The epidemiological evaluation of tests is also briefly discussed.

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sampling populations.

This chapter discusses the various population-based methods to investigate disease problems, identify and evaluate interventions to control disease methods and provides guidance on suitable methods to ensure that representative samples are obtained.

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Data collection and management.

The various types, sources and methods used for collecting and recording of epidemiological data to make better decisions about disease control or prevention are described.

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction to statistical principles.

This chapter is intended to provide an introduction to the theoretical principles that underpin statistics and reviews statistical concepts relevant to a wide variety of statistical methods. Clear and non-complex terminology are used to provide readers with sufficient familiarity with the core...

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Regional animal health programmes.

The aim of this chapter is to provide an understanding of the key epidemiological concepts involved in the development and implementation of effective national or regional animal health programmes.

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter