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Epidemiology

with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

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!

Audience
Health Professional market: Medical, Public health, and Nursing students

Paperback, 416 Pages

Published: November 2013

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3733-8

Contents

  • 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

    INDEX

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