By: Leon Gordis(Author)
392 pages, 308 colour & 103 b/w illustrations, colour tables
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.
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
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