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Leon Gordis' Epidemiology: with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 4th Edition addresses an increasingly significant advancement in clinical practice and public health. This subject of basic disease prevention is presented in a thorough yet concise writing style that engages readers while increasing their awareness of the foundational ideology of...
Leon Gordis' Epidemiology: with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 4th Edition addresses an increasingly significant advancement in clinical practice and public health. This subject of basic disease prevention is presented in a thorough yet concise writing style that engages readers while increasing their awareness of the foundational ideology of epidemiology. This text visually appeals to users through the incorporation of fresh full-color graphics and organization while the effective organizational style of past editions remains intact. Engaging the user through the integration of graphs, charts, cartoons, and review questions, this resource strives to provide a thorough understanding of epidemiology concepts while intriguing the interests of the reader. Gordis combines the best highlights of previous editions along with new and improved facets and resources in this 4th Edition Epidemiology: with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access. The most current information and studies have been added to such features as the 'Registration of Clinical Trials,' 'Case-Cohort Designs,' 'Case-Crossover Design,' and 'Sources and Impact of Uncertainty.' The 'STUDENT CONSULT' online access allows students to view the complete textbook online with the ability to perform searches and even add notes and bookmarks. This interactive tool also allows students to assess their knowledge with the 'Test Bank' which includes 200 multiple choice questions. This all-inclusive text is organized into three detailed sections. Section I, entitled 'The Epidemiologic Approach to Disease and Intervention' includes chapters on the dynamics of disease transmission, morbidity, mortality, diagnostic and screening tests, ways of expressing prognosis, as well as preventative and therapeutic measures. Section II, 'Using Epidemiology to Identify the Causes of Disease' looks at such topics as cohort studies, case-control studies, the estimation of risk, deriving inferences from the use of epidemiologic studies, and identifying the roles of genetic and environmental factors in disease control. The last section, 'Applying Epidemiology to Evaluation and Policy' completes this resource with the presentation of using epidemiology to evaluate health services, screening programs, and public policy as well as the ethical and professional issues surrounding epidemiology.
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