Quantcast Uses of Epidemiology - Principles of Epidemiology and Microbiology

Share on Google+Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on Stumble Upon
Custom Search
 
  
 
1-13. USES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY
In general, epidemiology has three principal uses in the field of preventive
medicine.
a. First, it may provide the key to discovering the etiology, or causative origin, of
a disease whose exact cause is not yet known. For example, during the London
cholera epidemic of 1849-54, John Snow, an English physician, established that cholera
was caused by polluted water and not by "bad air" as most people at that time believed
to be the cause. His hypothesis was based upon a study of the occurrence of the
disease within the city and the source from which each affected family obtained its
drinking water.
b. Second, epidemiology is used to investigate epidemics of diseases in which
the causative agents are known, but the means of transmission are unknown. An
epidemic of infectious hepatitis at Holy Cross University in 1968 was traced to a polluted
water supply by means of the tools of epidemiology.
c. Third, epidemiology is a useful administrative tool in the implementation of a
preventive medicine program. It assists us in planning the type of health care facilities
needed, planning education programs, identifying high risk groups, identifying areas in
which to locate health care facilities, and in many other facets of preventive medicine.
MD0151
1-12



Medical News
How is depression related to dementia?
A new study by neuropsychiatric researchers at Rush University Medical...
medicalxpress.com
New research shows lack of motivation affects cognitive performance in schizophrenia
New research from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health...
medicalxpress.com
Liberia shuts schools in battle against Ebola: president
Liberia announced Wednesday it was shutting all schools and placing...
medicalxpress.com
Diverticulitis patients reveal psychological, physical symptoms long after acute attacks
UCLA researchers interviewed people with diverticulitis and confirmed that many...
medicalxpress.com
Calif. Considers Bilingual Drug Labels
(MedPage Today) -- This week California?s Board of Pharmacy will...
medpagetoday.com
Pesticide DDT linked to slow metabolism, obesity and diabetes
Exposure of pregnant mice to the pesticide DDT is linked...
medicalxpress.com
Kids with autism and sensory processing disorders show differences in brain wiring
Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that children with...
medicalxpress.com
Room for Improvement -- Even in Quality Measures
(MedPage Today) -- Even quality measures can benefit from quality...
medpagetoday.com
Fatigue, fear are daily lot of Ebola fighters: experts
Doctors, nurses and hospital workers fighting the Ebola epidemic in...
medicalxpress.com
New malaria vaccine candidates identified
Researchers have discovered new vaccine targets that could help in...
medicalxpress.com
TV spot features a more humane approach to late-stage cancer care
Is it possible to cut the costs of late-stage cancer...
scopeblog.stanford.edu
TV spot features a more humane approach to late-stage cancer care
Is it possible to cut the costs of late-stage cancer...
scopeblog.stanford.edu
Pay and Practice: Kennedy Rebuts Critics on Thimerosal
(MedPage Today) -- On July 24, MedPage Today published a...
medpagetoday.com
Scientists call for new strategy in pursuit of HIV-free generation
In light of the recent news that HIV has been...
medicalxpress.com
Birthweight and breastfeeding have implications for children's health decades later
Young adults who were breastfed for three months or more...
medicalxpress.com
Dissolvable fabric loaded with medicine might offer faster protection against HIV
Soon, protection from HIV infection could be as simple as...
medicalxpress.com
Appreciation for fat jokes, belief in obese stereotypes linked
From movies to television, obesity is still considered "fair game"...
medicalxpress.com
EndoType: Health Nuts? They Grow on Trees
(MedPage Today) -- A tree nut industry group is reaping...
medpagetoday.com
Menopause HT Doesn't Touch Arterial Plaque
(MedPage Today) -- Hormone replacement therapy early in menopause does...
medpagetoday.com
Target growth-driving cells within tumors, not fastest-proliferating cells
Of the many sub-groups of cells jockeying for supremacy within...
medicalxpress.com
 


Privacy Statement - Copyright Information. - Contact Us

comments powered by Disqus

Integrated Publishing, Inc.
9438 US Hwy 19N #311 Port Richey, FL 34668

Phone For Parts Inquiries: (727) 755-3260
Google +