Written for those who are familiar with the basic strategies of analytic epidemiology, Epidemiology: Beyond the Basics takes readers through a more rigorous discussion of key epidemiologic concepts and methods such as study design, measures of association, research assessment, and more. With real-life examples throughout, the book avoids complex statistical formulations and is an invaluable resource for intermediate students and practicing epidemiologists who wish to expand their knowledge of epidemiology and its role in the medical and public health sciences. This thorough revision features end-of-chapter exercises as well an entirely new chapter devoted to issues related to the interface between epidemiology, health policy, and public health, such as Rothman’s causality model, proximal and distal causes, and Hill’s guidelines. Careful attention is also given to sensitivity analysis, meta-analysis, and publication bias.
Great Research for a Grad Student
By Christina M. Ventura "Christina Ventura-DiPer... - March 2, 2008
This book is a wonderful book for those 2nd year Master's Epidemiology students who want a detailed but direct resource book for any and all ideas within graduate school. As the title entails, this is not an introductory book or for anyone who is new to the subject. I particularly love the chapter on confounding - it has helped me greatly with writing my thesis. The information is very deep at times, however, but is straight enough to be able to use as a quick resource for any forgotten first year ideas. I recommend this as a NECESSARY book for all graduate students and new professional epidemiologists. It's a timeless book that will more than pay for itself in its usefulness.
By Rachel SE - February 18, 2007
Agree with most of the other reviewers - this IS a very well written text and does a great job at explaining many complex concepts (I too had many lightbulbs go off when reading this text).
I think its strength is that it is written for a reasonably advanced level (i.e., this is NOT meant for intro epi students) and goes into more depth (and more up-to-date examples) than Kelsey, without being as undecipherable as Rothman. Lots of relevant examples that illustrate the concepts discussed in the text, and broken into logical sections. This is a text I will continue to use throughout my career.
Good for "beyond basics" study
By gpatama - September 24, 2010
This is a recommended reading for the advance training clinical research class. First time I read this book before the class - felt so confusing and could not finish the first chapter. However, after instruction class - I read it again and found it provide clear figures and examples to add on clear concepts in class lecture. The formal writting style may need high concentration in reading, meanwhile it give clear definition, good for using as reference. In conclusion, this book provide deep understanding for "beyond the basics epidemiology" student espacially accompany with course.
Updated: I learnt that there are some terminology that the reader need calibrate with current concept eg. "Nested case control", Definition of confounding.
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