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Epidemiology Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 5th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Epidemiology Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 5th Edition

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    • 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 120 multiple-choice epidemiology self-assessment questions.
        • Master the latest nuances in epidemiology thanks to a wealth of new and updated illustrations, examples, and epidemiologic data.

        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

        Leon Gordis, MD, MPH, DrPH, Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology; Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Baltimore, Maryland

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