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 (ĕp′ĭ-dē′mē-ŏl′ə-jē, -dĕm′ē-)
The branch of medicine that deals with the study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.

[Medieval Latin epidēmia, an epidemic; see epidemic + -logy.]

ep′i·de′mi·o·log′ic (-ə-lŏj′ĭk), ep′i·de′mi·o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
ep′i·de′mi·o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
ep′i·de′mi·ol′o·gist n.
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Adj.1.epidemiologic - of or relating to epidemiology; "epidemiological studies"
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WHO has a constitutional mandate to act as the directing and coordinating authority on international health work and also the substantial tasks--among many others--of establishing and maintaining epidemiologic and statistical services and of proposing regulations dealing with international health matters.
Furthermore, a proper case definition is not only needed from an epidemiologic classification standpoint but also has downstream implications related to identifying cases, controlling an outbreak, and saving lives.
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Human health risk assessments have traditionally relied heavily on toxicologic and other experimental data, but there is an increased recognition of the value of using epidemiologic data in risk assessment.
He covers disease causality, epidemiologic measures, random and systematic error in studies of casual factors, the infectious disease process, outbreak investigation, screening for disease, and advanced biostatistical and epidemiologic techniques, such as survival analysis, Mantel-Haenszel techniques, and tests for interaction.
Its content includes presentations and discussions of epidemiologic principles, basic statistical analysis, public health surveillance, field investigations, surveys and sampling, and discussions of the epidemiologic aspects of current major public health problems in global health.