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ISBN13: 9781455737338

Epidemiology : With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

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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...

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best epi text for beginners

This is the best epi book for beginners that I have come across. It is written by one of the greatest epi-teachers. Leon Gordis has a great teaching style. The book essentially covers the topics we covered in class. I enjoyed reading this book when I was a student and now that I have students myself I recommend this text to them...they all love it. Worth the money.

Excellent Introductory Text

When it comes to textbooks, the section I usually use most often is the index so I don't have to plod through pages of material to find the information I need. This is one of the few textbooks I've ever read cover to cover and actually enjoyed. The text is very readable with many examples to demonstrate the concepts discussed. There are also plenty of illustrations and charts to reinforce the information. Also, this isn't just one more book taking up space on my bookshelf -- I still use it as a reference to clarify questions that come up. Epidemiology is a clearly written, methodologically presented introduction to the most important concepts in the field.

The best beginning epidemiology text

This is the best beginning text on epidemiology available-- no other text comes close. The writing is clear and concise, a rare event in science texts. The style, content and layout are extraordinary. Dr. Gordis creates friendly understandable explanations from potentially confusing topics.

Easy to comprehend, fun to read and definetely a recommendat

Epidemiology by Leon Gordis is a great textbook. Having read one or two other books on this topic, I thought I got a great deal of what Epidemiology means and how it's done. Things I thought I fully understood I now do understand. The book has got many illustrations that make the text very easy to comprehend. The text itself is built up in a stepwise manner and the important issues are repeated several times. The examples given are enlightening and, sometimes, funny, too. The book isn't that much concerned with analysis methods in detail (e.g., How do regression methods work?), but it rather deals with the principles, designs and methods of epidemiology. This book definetely earns 5 stars and will remain an epedemiologic classic. Read it!

An unbelievably great textbook!

This was a required textbook for a class on epidemiology that I wasn't required to take. I am getting my Ph.D. in Science Education, but because I am Deaf and work with the deaf community on HIV/AIDS awareness...I made myself take this class. Very rarely do I not return books for cash if it isn't in my direct field or interests, but this was one textbook I plan on keeping. Dr. Gordis made a unknown subject for a deaf student not only fascinating but understandable...especially with all the statistics involved! I luckily had great teachers too, but part of their greatness had to do with finding the best textbook to require in their classroom. I refer back to this text constantly when writing about epidemics in the Deaf community. I hope that Dr. Gordis realizes the impact he will have on not just one person, but on a whole community because of his work and his excellent writing. (He also has a sense of humor, which I love...) Karen Sadler, Science Education, University of Pittsburgh
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