Epidemiology

Epidemiology

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Epidemiology, by award-winning educator and epidemiologist Leon Gordis, is a best-selling introduction to this complex science. Dr. Gordis leverages his vast experience teaching this subject in the classroom to introduce the basic principles and concepts of epidemiology in a clear, uniquely memorable way. He guides you from an explanation of the epidemiologic approach to disease and intervention, through the use of epidemiologic principles to identify the causes of disease, to a discussion of how epidemiology should be used to improve evaluation and public policy. It's your best choice for an accessible yet rich understanding of epidemiology! "Overall, I think it is an excellent book for medical students and occupational medicine trainees and a useful revision and reference text for consultant occupational physicians one of the most clearly laid out and readable general epidemiology texts that I have ever seen". Reviewed by: Julia Smedley on behalf of Occupational Medicine Date: July 2015show more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 416 pages
  • 184 x 258 x 18mm | 759.99g
  • Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
  • Saunders
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • Approx. 411 illustrations (308 in full color)
  • 145573733X
  • 9781455737338
  • 60,137

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-This is best introductory textbook of epidemiology that I have encountered. It is also ranked the highest by my students. The major change from the fourth to fifth edition is the addition of more color to the tables and figures. The overall content has not changed much. Thus, for students who prefer a more colorful presentation, this edition is a worthwhile investment. If this is not the case and students have the previous edition, they can still learn the principles and methods of epidemiology from the prior edition.--Charles Lynch, MD, PhD, MS(University of Iowa College of Public Health) Doody Review: 4 stars -The book is extremely well organized with clear sections. It benefits from a high level of illustration, including a variety of pictures, diagrams and even cartoons, some of which are in colour-which are an appealing and welcome break from the textual presentation of epidemiological theory. Overall, I think it is an excellent book for medical students and occupational medicine trainees and a useful revision and reference text for consultant occupational physicians-one of the most clearly laid out and readable general epidemiology texts that I have ever seen.-? Reviewed by: Julia Smedley, Occupational Medicine Date: July 2015show more

Table of contents

SECTION I The Epidemiologic Approach to Disease and Intervention CHAPTER 1 Introduction CHAPTER 2 The Dynamics of Disease Transmission CHAPTER 3 The Occurrence of Disease: I. Disease Surveillance and Measures of Morbidity CHAPTER 4 The Occurrence of Disease: II. Mortality and Other Measures of Disease Impact CHAPTER 5 Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Diagnostic and Screening Tests CHAPTER 6 The Natural History of Disease: Ways of Expressing Prognosis CHAPTER 7 Assessing Preventive and Therapeutic Measures: Randomized Trials CHAPTER 8 Randomized Trials: Some Further Issues SECTION II Using Epidemiology to Identify the Causes of Disease CHAPTER 9 Cohort Studies CHAPTER 10 Case-Control Studies and Other Study Designs CHAPTER 11 Estimating Risk: Is There an Association? CHAPTER 12 More on Risk: Estimating the Potential for Prevention CHAPTER 13 A Pause for Review: Comparing Cohort and Case-Control Studies CHAPTER 14 From Association to Causation: Deriving Inferences from Epidemiologic Studies CHAPTER 15 More on Causal Inferences: Bias, Confounding, and Interaction CHAPTER 16 Identifying the Roles of Genetic and Environmental Factors in Disease Causation SECTION III Applying Epidemiology to Evaluation and Policy CHAPTER 17 Using Epidemiology to Evaluate Health Services CHAPTER 18 The Epidemiologic Approach to Evaluating Screening Programs CHAPTER 19 Epidemiology and Public Policy CHAPTER 20 Ethical and Professional Issues in Epidemiology ANSWERS TO REVIEW QUESTIONS INDEXshow more

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