This book is written as a comprehensive basic introductory textbook for graduate and undergraduate courses in epidemiology or for entry level practitioners new to the practical work of epidemiology.- Introduction to Epidemiology- Epidemiology-Social EpidemiologyCourse DescriptionThis course examines the basic concepts, methods and findings of epidemiology, the study of the distribution of diseases in human populations and the factors that explain such distributions. The course sets forth a historical framework of epidemiology's evolution as a tool to elucidate health problems in society. Special emphasis will be placed on the interactions among several factors including the individual's biological, social and economic condition as well as factors external to the person such as the accessibility of health services and geographical variations in health risks. The application of epidemiology in health risk assessment, disease prevention and health planning will be addressed. Course Objectives: The course is designed to help the student acquire an understanding of:-basic principles of epidemiological investigation;-causal reasoning and study design in epidemiological analysis;-morbidity and mortality statistics;-socio-environmental factors in disease occurrence and distribution;-epidemiological bases of health planning and health policiesTimmreck, Thomas C. is the author of 'Introduction to Epidemiology' with ISBN 9780763700607 and ISBN 0763700606.