Epidemiology and Biostatistics Secrets


  • Robert Nordness, MD, Officer in Charge, Naval Underseas Medical Institute, Groton, CT; Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

The Secrets SeriesĀ® is breaking new ground again. A two-color page layout, a portable size, and a list of the "Top 100 Secrets" in biostatistics and epidemiology help readers to better meet the challenges they face today.
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Students and residents in epidemiology and biostatistics, general medicine, public health, and allied health care professions; practitioners in all fields


Book information

  • Published: November 2005
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-03406-7

Table of Contents

I. Epidemiology

1. Epidemiology: A Historical Perspective

2. Introduction to Epidemiological Principles

3. Measuring Risk

4. Data Sources and Surveillance

5. Disease Transmission and Outbreak Investigation

6. Issues in Association and Causation

7. Research Model Designs

8. Evidence-based Medicine


9. Introduction to Biostatistical Concepts

10. Describing and Summarizing Data

11. Frequency Distribution

12. Presentation of Data

13. Hypothesis Testing

14. Probability and Sampling

15. Characteristics of Diagnostic Tests

16. The Student t-test

17. Bivariate Analysis

18. Multivariate Analysis

19. Survival Analysis