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Overview

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!

  • 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 book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Charles F Lynch, MD, PhD, MS (University of Iowa College of Public Health)
Description: This introduction to epidemiology is more pictorial than most books in this area, providing many tables and figures to illustrate epidemiological principles and methods.
Purpose: Most students in public health and even medicine can reap a career benefit from an understanding of the principles and methods of epidemiology. This book achieves its objectives through many colorful tables, figures, and pictures that are attractive to the eye and stimulating to the mind to foster an understanding of the accompanying text.
Audience: This book is written for students, residents, and practitioners who want to learn about the basics of epidemiology.
Features: The book has three primary sections. The first covers the epidemiological approach to disease and intervention. The second covers the application of epidemiology to identify causes of disease. The third addresses applying epidemiology to evaluation and policy. This edition adds more color to the tables and figures, which makes them more attractive. A few new examples have been added, as well as a few new problems at the end of some of the book's 20 chapters. Since its first edition, the innovative characteristic of this book has been its extensive use of tables and figures to convey epidemiological principles and methods. The review questions at the end of several of the chapters are well written, with answers at the end of the book. Over my 25 years of teaching an introductory epidemiology course to over 2,500 students, this book has been rated the highest by the students. I believe this is because of its pictorial content, which is attractive to the eye and stimulating to the mind. This is an excellent textbook and has few, if any, shortcomings.
Assessment: This is best introductory textbook of epidemiology that I have encountered. It is also ranked the highest by my students. The major change from the fourth to fifth edition is the addition of more color to the tables and figures. The overall content has not changed much. Thus, for students who prefer a more colorful presentation, this edition is a worthwhile investment. If this is not the case and students have the previous edition, they can still learn the principles and methods of epidemiology from the prior edition.
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"This is best introductory textbook of epidemiology that I have encountered. It is also ranked the highest by my students. The major change from the fourth to fifth edition is the addition of more color to the tables and figures. The overall content has not changed much. Thus, for students who prefer a more colorful presentation, this edition is a worthwhile investment. If this is not the case and students have the previous edition, they can still learn the principles and methods of epidemiology from the prior edition."-Charles Lynch, MD,PhD, MS(Univeristy of Iowa College of Public Health) Doody Review: 4 stars
Epidemiology and Community Health
The book by Gordis has become my overall favourite as a first serious textbook in epidemiology; it is ideal for the master's level entrant and has a great deal of material suitable for the undergraduate.
Epidemiology
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455737338
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/9/2013
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 35,861
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 10.12 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    Terrible

    No Graphs Or Pics Available. Can't Enlarge pages Or Tables, Needs An Addition Code And to View Viewing Is Online Only. Better Off Purchasing The Actual Book An Avoid All The Headaches

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Good

    I like the textbook a lot, it explains the concepts clearly; but, a lot of the images are taken out of the electronic version due to copyright issues. I think that for the most part they are not essential, but it's hard for me to be sure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2010

    GREAT BOOK

    This book is written well, and makes learning Epi concepts very easy!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2008

    student

    one of the clearest textbooks on basic epidemiology written.... very logical and easy to follow and understand

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