Epidemiology, 5th Edition

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Epidemiology, 5th Edition


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!

"Overall, I think it is an excellent book for medical students and occupational medicine trainees and a useful revision and reference text for consultant occupational physicians one of the most clearly laid out and readable general epidemiology texts that I have ever seen". Reviewed by: Occupational Medicine  Date: July 2015
    • 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 320 multiple-choice epidemiology self-assessment questions (120 inside the book plus 200 more online).
    • Access the complete contents online at Student Consult, including over 200 additional multiple-choice epidemiology self-assessment questions not found in the book, with answers to all questions as well as full rationales explaining why every answer is correct or incorrect.
      • Master the latest nuances in epidemiology thanks to a wealth of new and updated illustrations, examples, and epidemiologic data.


      The Epidemiologic Approach to Disease and Intervention

      CHAPTER 1


      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


      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


      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



      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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