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Introduction

Tools of Epidemiology

Epidemiology is comprised of a set of tools, including:

  • Scientific methods for study/research
  • Techniques for collecting and organizing information
  • Information about the biological basis of health and illness
  • Information about human behavior that affects health
  • “People skills” needed to gain cooperation and gather solid information