Epidemiology the backbone of public health

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Annette Gerritsen

Published on

2 August 2017

In this short video Greg Martin (a medical doctor with an MPH and MBA degree working as a Specialist Registrar in Public Health Medicine in Dublin) tries to capture the essence of epidemiology.

Epidemiology underpins everything we do in public health and global health. Epidemiology is more than just research methods and qualitative and quantitative study design. Its about understanding the distribution of states of health and the exposures that cause them. And its about causation. Epidemiology is about population health, outbreaks, pandemics, epidemics. And of course its includes non-communicable diseases too.

This video was created with support from the University of Maryland. Click on this link to find out more about their Global Health programs.

He hopes that this will be a useful resource for students and young professionals who find it difficult to make sense of epidemiology.

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