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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTC67H3
Professor
Larry Sawchuk
Semester
Winter

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Chapter 1 NoteWhat is Epidemiology Epidemiology originates from Hippocrates observation more than 2000 years ago that environmental factors influence the occurrence of disease However it was not until the nineteenth century that the distribution of disease in specific human population groups was measured to any large extent Epidemiology in its modern form is a relatively new discipline1 and uses quantitative methods to study diseases in human populations to inform prevention and control efforts Box 11 Epidemiology in its modern form is a relatively new discipline1 and uses quantitative methods to study diseases in human populations to inform prevention and control efforts Epidemiology as defined by Last is the study of the distribution and determinants of healthrelated states or events in specified populations and the application of this study to the prevention and control of health problemsThe term disease encompasses all unfavorable health changes including injuries and mental healthThe word epidemiology is derived from the Greek words epi upon demos people and logos study This broad definition of epidemiology can be further elaborated as followsTerm Explanation
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