Medicine

Epidemiology - Current Perspectives on Research and Practice

Edited by Nuno Lunet, ISBN 978-953-51-0382-0, 222 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published March 13, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2241
Edited Volume

This special issue resulted from the invitation made to selected authors to contribute with an overview of a specific subject of their choice, and is based on a collection of papers chosen to exemplify some of the interests, uses and views of the epidemiology across different areas of research and practice. Rather than the comprehensiveness and coherence of a conventional textbook, readers will find a set of independent chapters, each of them of a great interest in their own specialized areas within epidemiology. Taken together, they illustrate the contrast between the attempt to extend the limits of applicability of epidemiological research, and the "regular" scientific activity in this field or an applied epidemiology. Epidemiologists with different levels of expertise and interests will be able to find informative and inspiring readings among the chapters of this book.