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Epidemiology

study of distribution & determinants of HERD:

Health status
Exposures
Risk factors
Disease

Applies to populations, not individuals.

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Determinants

factors that impact dx

exp. SES, culture, diet)

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4 biological mechanisms for dx

1. toxins
2. Bx
3. Genes
4. Infectious agents

usually addressed in individuals, not populations.

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4 social/population-based mechanisms for dx

1. Environment
2. Culture
3. Society
4. Economics

usually addressed in populations.