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Epidemiology /

by Gordis, Leon.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Philadelphia [u.a.] : Elsevier Saunders, 2014Edition: 5th ed.Description: 392 p. : ill.ISBN: 9781455737338.Subject(s): Epidemiology | Epidemiology -- methodsSAPHIR theme(s): État de santé des populations - ÉpidémiologieMeSH subject(s): Epidemiology | Epidemiologic Methods | Monograph | Textbooks
Contents:
[Contents] Section I. The epidemiologic approach to disease and intervention. Chapter 1. Introduction. 2. The dynamics of disease transmission. 3. The occurence of disease : I. Disease surveillance and measures of morbidity. 4. The occurence of disease : II. Mortality and other measures of disease impact. 5. Assessing the validity and reliability of diagnostic and screening tests. 6. The natural history of disease: ways of expressing prognosis. 7. Assessing preventive and therapeutic measures: randomized trials. 8. Randomized trials: some further issues. - Section II. Using epidemiology to identify the causes of disease. Ch. 9. Cohort studies. 10. Case-control and other study designs. 11. Estimating risk: is there an association? 12. More on risk: estimating the potential for prevention. 13. A pause for review: comparing cohort and case-control studies. 14. From association to causation: deriving interferences from epidemiologic studies. 15. More on causal interferences: bias, confounding, and interaction. 16. Identifying the roles of genetic and environmental factors in disease causation. - Section III. Applying epidemiology to evaluation and policy. Ch. 17. Using epidemiology to evaluate health services. 18. The epidemiologic approach to evaluating screening programs. 19. Epidemiology and public policy. 20. Ethical and professional issues in epidemiology.
Summary: 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! [Ed.]
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Empruntable IST, Institut universitaire romand de santé au travail; Bibliothèque
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[Contents] Section I. The epidemiologic approach to disease and intervention. Chapter 1. Introduction. 2. The dynamics of disease transmission. 3. The occurence of disease : I. Disease surveillance and measures of morbidity. 4. The occurence of disease : II. Mortality and other measures of disease impact. 5. Assessing the validity and reliability of diagnostic and screening tests. 6. The natural history of disease: ways of expressing prognosis. 7. Assessing preventive and therapeutic measures: randomized trials. 8. Randomized trials: some further issues. - Section II. Using epidemiology to identify the causes of disease. Ch. 9. Cohort studies. 10. Case-control and other study designs. 11. Estimating risk: is there an association? 12. More on risk: estimating the potential for prevention. 13. A pause for review: comparing cohort and case-control studies. 14. From association to causation: deriving interferences from epidemiologic studies. 15. More on causal interferences: bias, confounding, and interaction. 16. Identifying the roles of genetic and environmental factors in disease causation. - Section III. Applying epidemiology to evaluation and policy. Ch. 17. Using epidemiology to evaluate health services. 18. The epidemiologic approach to evaluating screening programs. 19. Epidemiology and public policy. 20. Ethical and professional issues in epidemiology.

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! [Ed.]