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Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health and health-related events in populations. The aim of epidemiology is the control of health problems, and it is concerned with the traditional study of infectious epidemic diseases along with health-related phenomena such as accidents, suicide and the effects of toxic agents.
Areas of epidemiology are categorised by either physiology/disease or methodological approach, and some of the areas of study include:
- infectious disease epidemiology
- cancer epidemiology
- reproductive epidemiology
- renal epidemiology
- psychiatric epidemiology
- pediatric epidemiology
By methodological approachEdit
- clinical epidemiology
- social epidemiology
- molecular epidemiology
- primary care epidemiology
- infection control and hospital epidemiology