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Epidemiology - 4th edition

Epidemiology - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9781416040026

ISBN10: 1416040021

Epidemiology by Leon Gordis - ISBN 9781416040026
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 4TH 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.
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Epidemiology by Leon Gordis - ISBN 9781416040026

ISBN13: 9781416040026

ISBN10: 1416040021

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 4TH 09
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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

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Sect. I The Epidemiologic Approach to Disease and Intervention

Ch. 1 Introduction 3

Ch. 2 The Dynamics of Disease Transmission 19

Ch. 3 Measuring the Occurrence of Disease: I. Morbidity 37

Ch. 4 Measuring the Occurrence of Disease: II. Mortality 59

Ch. 5 Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Diagnostic and Screening Tests 85

Ch. 6 The Natural History of Disease: Ways of Expressing Prognosis 109

Ch. 7 Assessing the Efficacy of Preventive and Therapeutic Measures: Randomized Trials 131

Ch. 8 Randomized Trials: Some Further Issues 147

Sect. II Using Epidemiology to Identify the Cause of Disease

Ch. 9 Cohort Studies 167

Ch. 10 Case-Control Studies and Other Study Designs 177

Ch. 11 Estimating Risk: Is There an Association? 201

Ch. 12 More on Risk: Estimating the Potential for Prevention 215

Ch. 13 A Pause for Review: Comparing Cohort and Case-Control Studies 223

Ch. 14 From Association to Causation: Deriving Inferences from Epidemiologic Studies 227

Ch. 15 More on Causal Inferences: Bias, Confounding, and Interaction 247

Ch. 16 Identifying the Roles of Genetic and Environmental Factors in Disease Causation 265

Sect. III Applying Epidemiology to Evaluation and Policy

Ch. 17 Using Epidemiology to Evaluate Health Services 293

Ch. 18 The Epidemiologic Approach to Evaluating Screening Programs 311

Ch. 19 Epidemiology and Public Policy 333

Ch. 20 Ethical and Professional Issues in Epidemiology 349

Answers to Review Questions 361

Index 363

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