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This popular book is written by the award-winning teacher, Dr. Leon Gordis of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. He introduces the basic principles and concepts of epidemiology in clear, concise writing and his inimitable style. This book provides an understanding of the key concepts in the following 3 fully updated sections: Section I: The Epidemiologic Approach to Disease and Intervention Section II: Using Epidemiology to Identify the Causes of Disease Section III: Applying Epidemiology to Evaluation and Policy Clear, practical graphs and charts, cartoons, and review questions with answers reinforce the text and aid in comprehension. Utilizes new full-color format to enhance readability and clarity. Provides new and updated figures, references and concept examples to keep you absolutely current - new information has been added on Registration of Clinical Trials, Case-Cohort Design, Case-Crossover Design, and Sources and Impact of Uncertainty ( disease topics include: Obesity, Asthma, Thyroid Cancer, Helicobacter Pylori and gastric/duodenal ulcer and gastric cancer, Mammography for women in their forties) expanded topics include Person-time. Includes STUDENT CONSULT access, allowing you to: o Access the complete contents of the book online, anywhere you goperform quick searchesand add your own notes and bookmarks. o Test yourself with the additional TEST BANK including 200 MCQs, plus complete rationales for all self-assessment Q&A in the print book. . o Reference all other STUDENT CONSULT titles you own online, tooall in one place! Introduces both the underlying concepts as well as the practical uses of epidemiology in public health and in clinical practice. Systemizes learning and review with study questions in each section and an answer key and index. Illustrates textual information with clear and informative full-color illustrations, many created by the author and tested in the classroom.
Table of Contents
|The Epidemiologic Approach to Disease and Intervention|
|The Dynamics of Disease Transmission||p. 19|
|Measuring the Occurrence of Disease: I. Morbidity||p. 37|
|Measuring the Occurrence of Disease: II. Mortality||p. 59|
|Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Diagnostic and Screening Tests||p. 85|
|The Natural History of Disease: Ways of Expressing Prognosis||p. 109|
|Assessing the Efficacy of Preventive and Therapeutic Measures: Randomized Trials||p. 131|
|Randomized Trials: Some Further Issues||p. 147|
|Using Epidemiology to Identify the Cause of Disease|
|Cohort Studies||p. 167|
|Case-Control Studies and Other Study Designs||p. 177|
|Estimating Risk: Is There an Association?||p. 201|
|More on Risk: Estimating the Potential for Prevention||p. 215|
|A Pause for Review: Comparing Cohort and Case-Control Studies||p. 223|
|From Association to Causation: Deriving Inferences from Epidemiologic Studies||p. 227|
|More on Causal Inferences: Bias, Confounding, and Interaction||p. 247|
|Identifying the Roles of Genetic and Environmental Factors in Disease Causation||p. 265|
|Applying Epidemiology to Evaluation and Policy|
|Using Epidemiology to Evaluate Health Services||p. 293|
|The Epidemiologic Approach to Evaluating Screening Programs||p. 311|
|Epidemiology and Public Policy||p. 333|
|Ethical and Professional Issues in Epidemiology||p. 349|
|Answers to Review Questions||p. 361|
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