Teaching Epidemiology: A guide for teachers in epidemiology, public health and clinical medicine

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Teaching Epidemiology requires skill and knowledge, combined with a clear teaching strategy and good pedagogic skills. The general advice is simple: if you are not an expert on a topic, try to enrich your background knowledge before you start teaching. Teaching Epidemiology third edition helps you to do this, and by providing the world-expert teacher's advice on how best to structure teaching gives a unique insight in to what has worked in their hands. The book will help you plan your own tailored teaching programme.

The book is a guide to new teachers in the field at two levels; those teaching basic courses for undergraduates, and those teaching more advanced courses for students at postgraduate level. Each chapter provides key concepts and a list of key references. Subject specific methodology and disease specific issues (from cancer to genetic epidemiology) are dealt with in details. There is also a focused chapter on the principles and practice of computer-assisted learning.

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Jorn Olsen is Professor and Chair in the Department of Public Health at UCLA, Los Angeles,California, and Professor of Epidemiology and Social Medicine at the University of Aarhus, Denmark where he was awarded his MD in Medicine and his PhD in Epidemiology. He has published extensively in the field of Epidemiology and has served as a member of the Governing Board of the International Association for Research on Cancer and as President elect of the International Epidemiological Association. Dimitrios Trichopoulos, MD, PhD has served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens Medical School, Chairman of the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, and Director of the Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention. He is the Vincent L. Gregory Professor of Cancer Prevention and Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, Adjunct Professor of Medical Epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, and a Regular Member of the Athens Academy.
He has received various distinctions, including the Distinguished Physician, Hellenic Medical Society of New York (1999), Hygeia Award, New England Hellenic Medical and Dental Society (2001), Julius Richmond Award for demonstrating the association of passive smoking with lung cancer (2004), Medal of Honour, International Agency for Research on Cancer - WHO (2007), Honorary Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, London, UK (2008). Rodolfo Saracci worked for thirty years (1976-2006) as Chief of Analytical Epidemiology and later as consultant at the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon. He is currently Adjunct Professor, University of Aarhus (Denmark), and has been director since 1988 of the summer didactic programme "European Educational Programme in Epidemiology" (Florence,Italy). He has authored some two hundred publications in Medline, most on cancer as related to environment and nutrition, and on empirical research on ethical issues in medicine & epidemiology. His qualifications/awards include Former President (1996-99) International Epidemiological Association; Founder and Emeritus Member, Italian Association of Epidemiology (AIE, Associazione Italiana Epidemiologia); currently Associate Editor, International Epidemiological Association; and Former Member of editorial boards 'American Journal of Epidemiology' and 'Epidemiology'.

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Review from previous edition: "This is an extremely useful book. It covers the appropriate mix of methodology and specific topics, and teachers at all levels will find plenty of material to help them to prepare or revise their courses or teaching sessions."

--European Journal of Public Health, Vol 14, No 2 2004

"The only book that tries to teach 'how to teach' epidemiology . . . the great strength of this book is its breadth . . . The authors are to be congratulated on bringing together this invaluable volume, which synthesizes the vast 'teacher years' of many of our leading epidemiologists."

--International Journal of Epidemiology

"The challenge for the teacher . . . is to deliver a comprehensive course that meets professional expectations. This is the book for that teacher."

--Journal of Public Health Medicine 2002

"The new edition of Teaching Epidemiology . . . is a completely different type of book, more a philosophy of teaching than a resource book."

--American Journal of Epidemiology, Vol 156, No 2 2002

"New teachers in the field of epidemiology, those teaching basic courses for undergraduates and those teaching more advanced courses for postgraduate students, will find this book very useful."

--CAB Abstracts July 2003

From reviews of the previous edition: "Experience teaches.......this is not an epidemiology textbook but is a guide for less experienced teachers written by more experienced colleagues."

--British Medical Journal

"I found it particularly useful for evaluating my undergraduate epidemiology course. I would recommend the book and I shall certainly have it to hand as I prepare next year's courses."

--International Journal of Epidemiology

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