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1. Epidemiology [2014]

Book
xv, 392 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
  • 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.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781455737338 20160612
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!.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781455737338 20160612
Green Library
HUMBIO-151P-01, HUMBIO-154B-01