Preface.

THE NATURE OF SPATIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY.

Definitions, Terminology and Data Sets.

Scales of Measurement and Data Availability.

Geographical Representation and Mapping.

Basic Models.

Exploratory Approaches, Parametric Estimation and Inference.

IMPORTANT PROBLEMS IN SPATIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY.

Small Scale: Disease Clustering.

Small Scale: Putative Sources of Hazard.

Large Scale: Disease Mapping.

Large Scale: Surveillance.

Ecological Analysis.

Infectious Disease Modelling.

Appendix A: Monte Carlo Testing and Simulation Envelopes.

Appendix B: Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods.

Appendix C: Metropolis-Hastings Cluster Sampling.

Appendix D: Glossary of Estimators.

Appendix E: Software.

Bibliography.