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Public Health week 3

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Public Health week 3 PBHL 2001 001

CU Denver

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these notes cover epidemiology and how we are going to study that topic
Introduction to Public Health
Savita Malik
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Cesarperez731 on Monday September 12, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PBHL 2001 001 at University of Colorado Denver taught by Savita Malik in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Public Health in Public Health at University of Colorado Denver.


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Date Created: 09/12/16
Cesar Perez 8/29/2016 Into to public health  Plagiarism Word for word copying Mosaic taking bits and pieces of other things or places Fabrication aka inventing Neglecting to quote material Epidemiology and statistics  Epidemiology Study of diseases. It is a Diagnostic Discipline of public health And observational science that observes humans in their daily lives  Distribution of Who is getting the disease disease Where is it happening  Person Age, sex, race, socioeconomic status, kinship or family, genetic makeup  Place Where does this disease of injury or condition occur?  Time When does the disease of injury or condition occur?  Disease Count number of people with disease and relate to the Frequency population at risk (rate) May be total population, exposed population, specific subgroup. Two ways to measure frequency Incidence is the rate of new cases of a disease in a defined population over a defined period of time Prevelance is the total number of existing cases in a defined population at a specific time  Epidemic Epidemic vs. endemic vs. pandemic surveillance Notifiable diseases Recognition of new disease Increase importance with threat of bioterrorism  Pandemic No precise definition based on number of countries or continents  Outbreak Verify the diagnosis investigation: Construct a case definition shoe leather Find cases systematically epidemiology Interview people Quarantine or incubate people Look for a common source of exposure Father of modern Epidemiology  John Snow Investigated an outbreak of cholera in London in 1848 2 water companies I changed their practices and the other did not which provided a natural experiment  Role of vital Data on births deaths mairrages and other popular statistics in characteristics. epidemiology  Epidemiology Physicians, hospitals >local public health>states public health surveillance Cesar Perez 8/29/2016 Into to public health  Epidemiologic Prospective or retrospective. study designs Cohort study  Experimental More then one group studies Experimental and control group You wach them over time and wait for th outcomes Randomized tests. Two groups should be similar as much as possible.  Cross sectional Point in time or snapshot cannot observe change in studies individuals Precursor to other studies Find associations/linkages/correlation Suggests possible relationships Cant determine what happened first Can use large surveillance in datasets  Cohert study People choose their own exposure  Case control Find people who already have the disease Find people that don’t have the disease but look the same Compare them both and see what it is that gives one person the disease and why the pther one doesnt          Rose article on the 13 of September               


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