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: Julia Smedley on behalf of 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
The Dynamics of Disease Transmission
The Occurrence of Disease: I. Disease Surveillance and Measures of Morbidity
The Occurrence of Disease: II. Mortality and Other Measures of Disease Impact
Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Diagnostic and Screening Tests
The Natural History of Disease: Ways of Expressing Prognosis
Assessing Preventive and Therapeutic Measures: Randomized Trials
Randomized Trials: Some Further Issues
Using Epidemiology to Identify the Causes of Disease
Case-Control Studies and Other Study Designs
Estimating Risk: Is There an Association?
More on Risk: Estimating the Potential for Prevention
A Pause for Review: Comparing Cohort and Case-Control Studies
From Association to Causation: Deriving Inferences from Epidemiologic Studies
More on Causal Inferences: Bias, Confounding, and Interaction
Identifying the Roles of Genetic and Environmental Factors in Disease Causation
Applying Epidemiology to Evaluation and Policy
Using Epidemiology to Evaluate Health Services
The Epidemiologic Approach to Evaluating Screening Programs
Epidemiology and Public Policy
Ethical and Professional Issues in Epidemiology
ANSWERS TO REVIEW QUESTIONS
"The book is extremely well organized with clear sections. It benefits from a high level of illustration, including a variety of pictures, diagrams and even cartoons, some of which are in colour—which are an appealing and welcome break from the textual presentation of epidemiological theory.
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: Julia Smedley, Occupational Medicine Date: July 2015