Epidemiology - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9781455737338, 9781455742516

Epidemiology

5th Edition

with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Authors: Leon Gordis
Paperback ISBN: 9781455737338
eBook ISBN: 9781455742516
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 25th November 2013
Page Count: 416

Description

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: Occupational Medicine  Date: July 2015

Key Features

  • Gain a solid foundation of basic epidemiologic principles as well as practical applications in public health and clinical practice.
  • Visualize concepts vividly through abundant full-color figures, graphs, and charts.
  • Check your understanding of essential information with 320 multiple-choice epidemiology self-assessment questions (120 inside the book plus 200 more online).
  • Access the complete contents online at Student Consult, including over 200 additional multiple-choice epidemiology self-assessment questions not found in the book, with answers to all questions as well as full rationales explaining why every answer is correct or incorrect.

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

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Details

No. of pages:
416
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781455742516
eBook ISBN:
9780323313162
eBook ISBN:
9780323313148
eBook ISBN:
9780323241243
Paperback ISBN:
9781455737338

About the Author

Leon Gordis

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology; Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Baltimore, Maryland