Epidemiology

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Jul 2, 2008 - Medical - 400 pages
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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.
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  • 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.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
The Dynamics of Disease Transmission
19
CHAPTER
23
I Morbidity
37
CHAPTER 4
51
CHAPTER 5
67
Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Diagnostic and Screening Tests
85
Ways of Expressing Prognosis
109
Estimating the Potential for Prevention
215
CHAPTER 15
231
Bias Confounding and Interaction
247
CHAPTER 16
261
SECTION III
291
CHAPTER 18
308
CHAPTER 19
325
CHAPTER 20
349

CHAPTER 8
146
SECTION II
165
CHAPTER 11
193

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