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Noemi Jianna Lastrilla for LIS 141

December 4, 2012

BIOSTATISTICS Definition: The science of statistics applied to the analysis of biological or medical data (The American Heritage Medical Dictionary) Etymology: Ancient Greek bio life statistics originally meant analysis of data about the state New Latin statisticum collegium council of state Italian statista statesman, politician Related Terms: biology, statistics, bioinformatics, population health, health care management Suggested Books: Jekel, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine, 3rd Edition, 2007, Elsevier brings today's best knowledge on epidemiology, biostatistics, preventive medicine, and public health-in one convenient source emphasizes the application of epidemiologic and biostatistical concepts to everyday clinical problem solving and decision making presents abundant illustrations and well-organized tables to clarify and summarize complex concepts

Dawson, Basic & Clinical Biostatistics, 4th Edition, 2004, McGraw-Hill Companies comprehensive user-friendly introduction to biostatistics and epidemiology applied to medicine, clinical practice, and research features Presenting Problems (case studies) drawn from studies published in the medical literature, end-of-chapter, and a CD-ROM with data sets and statistical software programs

EPIDEMIOLOGY Definition: The branch of medicine that deals with the study of causes, distribution, and control of diseases in populations (The American Heritage Medical Dictionary) Etymology: Greek epi upon Greek demos people

Greek logos study Related Terms: pathology, biomedicine, infectious diseases Suggested Books: Szklo, Epidemiology: Beyond the Basics, 3rd Edition, 2012, Jones & Bartlett Learning for intermediate students and practicing epidemiologists who wish to expand their knowledge of epidemiology and its role in the medical and public health sciences completely revamped page design that will make it easier to navigate through the many charts, graphs, and mathematical formulas expanded chapter exercises, new and updated references throughout updated package of instructor materials including instructors manual, PowerPoint lecture slides, and a test bank

Rothman, Epidemiology: An Introduction, 2nd Edition, 2012, Oxford University Press presents the core concepts in a unified approach that aims to cut through the fog and elucidate the fundamental concepts presents basic epidemiologic principles and concepts in a coherent and straightforward way by emphasizing a unifying set of ideas, students will develop a strong foundation for understanding the principles of epidemiologic research

PUBLIC HEALTH Definition: The approach to medicine that is concerned with safeguarding and improving the health of the community as a whole (Dorlands Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers) Etymology: public concerning the people as a whole Latin publicus pertaining to the people health state of well-being Middle English helthe Old English hlth and hl Related Terms: nutrition, health education, environmental health, emergency preparedness, occupational safety and health Suggested Books:

Turnock, Public Health: What It Is and How It Works, 5th Edition, 2011, Jones & Bartlett Learning straightforward systems approach what it is, what it does, how it works, and why it is important covers the origins and development of the modern public health system; the relationship of public health to the overall health system evidence-based practice and an approach to program planning and evaluation for public health interventions; public health activities like epidemiological investigation, environmental assessment, policy development, and more

Detels, Oxford Textbook of Public Health - 3 Volume Set, 6th Edition, 2011, Oxford University Press Contributors are drawn from across the world, offering perspectives from vastly different health systems, with ranging public health needs and priorities. includes substantial new material on the impact of private support of public health; globalization; water and sanitation; leadership; community-intervention trials; the practice of public health etc

SO, Biostatistics application of statistics to biological data, which may be used to

Epidemiology study of diseases in populations

Public Health to safeguard and improve the health of the community as a whole

TRIVIAS: You burn more calories sleeping than watching television. (http://www.wspha.org) The first illness attributed to an animal carrier is malaria. (http://www.thisispublichealth.org) Chopsticks played an early role in improving sanitation and hygiene. (http://www.thisispublichealth.org) Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush. (http://www.ezwebsite.org)