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Epidemiology: Uses of epidemiology

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1. To study the disease trend since past
2. Community diagnosis
3. Planning and evaluation of health services
4. Evaluation of a new therapy or a new health measure
5. Determining the risk to an individual
6. Identification of syndromes
7. Filling in the gaps in the natural history of the disease
8. Searching for the cause of a disease

Mnemonic: Using Epidemiology for Planning to Cause a Gap in Community is a New Syndrome but is a Risky Trend
Key for the above Mnemonic
Planning - Planning & evaluation
Cause - Finding cause or RF
Gap -Gaps in natural history
Community -Community diagnosis
New Syndrome - New therapy trial & New syndrome identification
Risky Trend - Individual risk & Disease trend

Tiwari P. Epidemiology Made Easy. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers; 2003
Gordis, L. (2014). Epidemiology (Fifth edition.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders.
Bonita, R., Beaglehole, R., Kjellström, T., & World Health Organization. (2006). Basic epidemiology. Geneva: World Health Organization.
Schneider, Dona, Lilienfeld, David E (Eds.), 4th ed. Lilienfeld’s Foundations of Epidemiology. New York: Oxford University Press; 2015
K. Park. Principles of Epidemiology and Epidemiologic Methods. In Park’s Textbook of Preventive and Social Medicine. 24th Ed. Jabalpur: Banarasidas Bhanot, 2017: pg 58 – 145

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Steps in Investigation of an Epidemic:
Tests of Significance:
Monitoring and Evaluation:
Advantages and Disadvantages of Case Control Studies:
Advantages and disadvantages of cohort study:
Basic Concepts in Epidemiology:
Types of Epidemiological Studies:
Differences between Case – control and cohort study:
Uses of epidemiology:
Blinding in Experimental Studies:
Evaluation of a Screening Test: