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The authors are reputable epidemiologists who have written a concise and clear elementary treatment of the statistical methods that are used in epidemiology. The book is very practical and contains some major true data sets. The authors spend a lot of time covering random sampling, the relative risk and the odds ratio and provide enough exercises at the end of the chapters to engage the students. This is a amazing text for a first course or for self-study. It also is a fine reference book for statisticians and practitioners.
What we like. Comprehensive, concise, and clear. Fills the VOID left by other epidemiology analysis texts and the statistics not calculated by SPSS and SAS. Our constant companion in each epidemiology research task. What we do not like. More info on regression analysis in the next edition please.
This is a textbook which was purchased as a requirement for a masters level course in Public Health. I would expect the content to be identical in an ebook as in a hard copy format, however there is missing information. If this info is pertinent to the class or potential testable material then this is a problem. I’ve included a image of one example, but there are more. If you are selling an incomplete text, the buyer should be warned and perhaps the price should decrease accordingly. That’s the reason for the low rating, the textbook is otherwise fine.
It was an ok overall view of Epidemiology. But I highly recommend taking a refresher statistics course if your Epi class is using this book because having a primary understanding of how statistics works in research is really beneficial. It also helps to understand what various studies are conducted and for what purpose that way of study was chosen for a particular disease/problem. My latest statistics course was in 2006 and I hardly remembered anything and this book did not help. It doesn't give clear definitions on key terminology. Regardless I ended up Taking a Withdraw pass on the course and am taking a stats class this up coming semester.
Mediocre book. It kind of meanders sometimes and occasionally fixates on random tangents. Really not what I'd expect as a graduate student text, but that was what my professor used it for. Ok for undergrad, still not anything I'd ever use again. Very glad I just rented it.
I have learned the basics of epi before I used this book. I chose this book for review purpose. I like that the book is well-structured, and explains key concepts very thoroughly. However, there are two major flaws that affect my understanding/review.1. More content should be added for sampling.2. The questions at the end of each chapter were occasionally worded in a very vague manner. For example, Page 114 Question 4 used the term "similar population", which is very ambiguous. Related in baseline characteristics (sex, gender, race) or disease prevalence or both? That ambiguity affects the results of the question. There are more examples in the exercise questions that share the issue of wording.
I search the concepts to be fairly well explained, and the content interesting enough, at least more so than my Nursing Theory class, but the layout created it intolerable to read. To quote a fellow reviewer who shared my sentiments: "I know it's impossible to develop a clear and efficient layout, but it could be better. When you are trying to read AND comprehend the information, you shouldn't have to go forward 4 pages to search the similar table or back 5 pages to search the similar figure. The examples are extremely confusing, and I was left wondering where the numbers to calculate came from."
This is a really amazing textbook. This is a topic that could easily be very dry, but the author writes in a clear, engaging, non-patronizing manner that created it actually pleasurable to read. The author included humor and a amazing multitude of real-life examples to bring home the point- to support you, a non-epidemiologist, understand well. I'm a graduate nursing student with undergraduate degrees in both biology and nursing, and never felt the need to write a textbook review before. Teachers and professors, please consider this textbook for your classes!
Amazing condition as described by seller! Delievered on time. No ’s thick but not so thick book. It’s hard for me to review about the contents though since I ended up dropping the class I required this book for and so haven’t really read it much at all. Would just hold it for future reference or if I happen to need that class later on.
I am currently reading the book for an epi grad class. It has MANY examples that support illustrate points, which I need. Also, the questions at the end of the text support solidify the points, which I also need. What's disappointing is that I bought the e-book ver and the tables and charts are often too little (font and all) for me to read. If this had been an actual book, I am sure it would have been printed in a reading-sized font. The one via Kindle is toooooo little and, thus, I miss much required insight since lots of questions and examples refer to these tables and figures :(Kindle needs to review it's e-printing of this text, including offer ways of enlarging it. (I cannot enlarge it even via my computer's functions).
Simple to read and comprehend concepts and examples. Some examples are oversimplified, but that allows a gentle introduction to the subject and piques interest for further study. My course instructor jumps from sections of the book to other sections, yet the chapters are fairly self-contained and do not presuppose you have read an earlier section. The Kindle ver is ok, but it does not help this jumping around so well. I would recommend this book for anyone wishing an introduction to epidemiology.
To claim to love a textbook would be crazy in some way, but this textbook breaks the topic matter down in an understandable method and has done much to support me understand what my instructors are hoping for me to learn. Is there really much more that one can ask for in a textbook?
If you are a public health or epidemiology student you should own this book. What sets it apart from related textbooks is that it very thoroughly and clearly explain necessary concepts; nothing is just glossed over as in other textbooks. It does not go in to amazing depth some methods/tools used in clinical epidemiology such as inter-rater agreement, statistical models and other statistical methods etc., but I don't think it was part of the scope of the book. A truly perfect book you should buy.
amazing book but I got it as a rental and it doesn't contain online access. That access is already taken my someone else. in little letters they wrote Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with rentals. I only notices it after I test accessing the book online
I had this text used for a graduate level introduction to Epidemiology course. I thought it was simple to follow. And as a bonus, if you buy it new, you obtain access to an online copy that contains the ability to highlight the text and take notes, which created studying even easier for me.
This is an perfect book or not depending on your career/major interests. If you are planning to do a PhD in Epidemiology, this is the book that you would wish to read for an introductory class. Instead, if you are doing a Masters in Public Health and Epidemiology is one of the needed courses that you have to take, this will probably be too dense for you and probably will confuse you. I would suggest Epidemiology by Leon Grdis for such e fresh ver is related to the previous ver except that the authors have added a chapter on the history of Epidemiology which I didnt like as it was written in a boring method and too dense.I am giving this book 4 stars for the outstanding content and being probably the only introductory book that introduces Epidemiology concepts correctly. However, I though the previous edition of the book was better!
I have Modern Epidemiology by the same author and I had not bought this book because I thought it had only primary concepts but it was a very amazing surprise when I found a lot of concepts that reinforced what I learned in the master of epidemiology that I completed. Besides, the author shows a lot of amazing examples that create it easier to understand the point he has in mind.
This is the most concise, accessible, and essential introduction to the concepts of modern epidemiology that I have seen. Highlights contain the perfect explanations of confounding and interaction, the enlightened approach to case-control studies, and why testing for statistical significance is often of small practical significance. This book is excellent for public health students at any level, and should be needed reading for every epidemiologist.
This is an perfect book (5 stars for content), but this edition, which is described as "Third Edition, Mid-cycle revision" and dated 2012 appears to be the exact same text as the 2008 Third Edition (3 stars for unclear product description). The only difference is that this product comes with online access to the e-book ver and "additional resources". The only added resource I could search was errata - and this should be available to anyone who purchased the 2008 book anyway. The publisher should create this info clear so customers can create informed buying decisions.
There are quite a few pages in the book that are printed really badly, making those pages illegible. However, since those pages are spread in the middle of the book, it is nearly impossible to explore them immediately. I filed the request to return at about 1 month and 9 days after the initial order date. And the request was rejected... Anyway, for future customers, guess you need to check the book thoroughly ASAP.
I am a social scientist, not an epidemiologist, and I found this book to exceptionally good. It is the most current, complete, and clear presentation of methods for causal inference for observational (i.e. non-experimental) studies that I have seen. The things that really set this book apart for me include:1. It synthesizes contributions by Pearl and Rubin on the foundations of causal inference, and contributes its own perspective via the sufficient cause model. This is truly cutting edge, not to mention impeccably coherent.2. The first third of the book is on study design, including measurement, sampling, and defining effects. This is just fantastic. A lot of methods textbooks jump right into approaches to analyzing data with small time taken to discuss how to create the data in the first place. This book provides a major corrective to that tendency.3. In data analysis, a lot of attention is given to sparse data problems, which again is just great. So a lot of textbooks overlook this problem, which is a large omission.4. The data analysis section contains discussion of up-and-coming data mining and non-parametric methods (e.g. BART, boosted regression, etc.) to characterize response surfaces in the service of causal inference. That's amazingly cutting edge for a textbook.5. The meta-analysis section emphasizes simplicity and provides a very nice list of common errors that should be avoided.6. The references are to state of the art literature not only in epidemiology, but also in econometrics, education research, and statistics. It's amazing to see such cross-fertilization across disciplines, and it shows how these different disciplines are converging, it seems, on common analytical tools for causal inference in observational ere are lots of nice examples throughout the book too. For other social scientists out there, I highly recommend this as a primer on state of the art methods for carrying out observational studies.
If you're an epidemiologist (or studying to be one), this is definitely a resource you need to have on hand. I've found it useful in studying for my PhD qualifying exams, and also as a reference in teaching students. It is the "go-to" whenever there is a question at hand.
I have been a nurse in several various areas, I have now found my method to L&D which is what I have always wanted to do. My boss recommended this book, and I am glad she did. It is very comprehensive, up to date on the recent practices, and explains very much the "why?" we do certain things the method we do in L&D units. Beautiful much explains you what the standard of care is across the board. Some of my experienced nurses also found it very useful as a refresher and ended up buying it as well. Worth the investment.
A terrific text when studying for inpatient OB RNC. The practice questions at the back of the book were particularly useful. This book was a more helpful study tutorial for me personally than the Intrapartum Modules book, in part because the practice questions were better. This book also covers more material, including newborns. I can see myself referring to this book often in my career.
For Labor and Delivery nurses preparing for Certification Exams (RNC-OB or RNC-EFM) this is an perfect resource. Goes into the pathophysiology of all things Perinatal nursing. Review questions were helpful, just not very a lot of of them. This really goes into the "meat" of Obstetrics and will provide an perfect foundation for any nurse looking to go into Women's Health.
I purchased this text to help studies for an OB certification exam. I was happy to see practice quizzes at the end of each chapter. Unfortunately, I have found several respond errors in the practice quizzes and want there was a method to follow-up for clarification. While these may simply be typo errors, I wonder who proofed the quizzes.
I am a visual learner. Yeah text is necessary but I remember better with pictures and diagrams and this has barely anything in it. And the text color is black and white and some blue. And the non-stop paragraph forms. It bored me to e only amazing thing about the delivery is that I received this book in excellent condition.
I rented this book to provide my daughter with reproductive education since her Christian school requires this of parents. The pictures are beautiful amazing and they cover all subjects from baby formation to STD's and the reproductive organs and processes. The illustrations are fairly well documented and presented. This book allowed us to review the facts of reproduction in one or two evenings mainly using the illustrated pictures.
Amazing book, informative, simple to comprehend, renting the book is a amazing option, not too technical but a small material sometimes feels out of place, repetative, or scarce. Overall a amazing sense of the reproductive system for anyone to read.
For the most part the at a glance books are the same formula. A page of text on one side, a full page drawn graphic on the other side. However, on a lot of subjects I search that they are too superficial lacking the depth to create them real study aids and instead acting as broad strokes overviews of any given topic. That said, if you wish to have an idea about a given system without the depth of Guyton & Hall, or you wish more pictures to support you understand a subject, they are useful.I was however, surprised with the depth of "The Reproductive System at a Glance." This book provides much more detail than a lot of others in the series and will give its readers a sound foundation in reproductive physiology, anatomy, and pathology. Although there were fewer illustrations than in some of the other "Glance" books I found them useful and felt they compliment, the text nicely.I won't say I loved this book but it would be a solid addition to your library and I do recommend it.
This slim book consists of 48 short chapters: 25 on the normal human reproductive system and 23 on different pathophysiological aspects.Each chapter is a double-page spread of text with simple, well-chosen illustrations in color. This structure makes the info simple to access and breaks it into easily-learned quantities, but also causes matter as complex as reproductive genetics to be given exactly as much zone as ere is also no introduction or overview, so the book plunges right into discussion of the pituitary gland and gonadotropins and jumps about to end with syphilis and HIV, which are forced to share the final e table of contents provides no clue to the rationale for the book's organization, but the index is very is would be a amazing accompaniment and study tutorial to coursework that contains a more general perspective and it can also serve as a fast reference. Some coordinated online resources are also available, including helpful flashcards.
This volume of the at a glance series is a lean 107 pages but does cover the basics. In my office my work as a rehabilitation RN often coincides with my less formal role of staff educator for non-medical personnel. Having primary adult level instructional materials helps staff feel they can browse and read up on things that may be going on in their family that they are too embarrassed to ask about. That is especially real for this volume. There are only 2 pages on menopause but they have been read twice by members of my staff in the latest 2 days. I even had one person tell me "that's a whole lot more than my gynecologist told me".Some of this book is more clinically medical than my need in my office but that is alright. I may have preferred less on abnormal sexual development in puberty but who knows who may be looking for that information. Overall a amazing primary reference book for a multitude of purposes. Amazing graphics and simple to read (but small) font.
The Reproductive System at a Glance is exactly as the title says: a glance at the reproductive systems in the male & female species. It's a beautiful in depth glance, though. With just over 100 pages, the book is thin, but somehow manages to cover the basics beautiful rfect for e book is separated into 2 parts: Normal human reproduction and Human reproductive disorders. Normal human reproduction covers subjects such as hormones, primary reproductive anatomy, puberty, the menstrual cycle, fertilization and the establishment of pregnancy, labor, menopause and rt 2, Human reproductive disorders, covers sexual dysfunction, infertility, multi-fetal pregnancies, certain cancers of the reproductive systems, sexually transmitted diseases and ere are some graphs & drawings as well as colourful & bold headings that create this book simple to reference and read through. I highly recommend it as a teaching tool.
I chose this book because a mate has prostate cancer. I wanted to know more about it and the treatment for it. I was quite impressed with the explanatory text and detailed info about the condition. In fact, I was impressed with the entire book. Seems to me that this volume, one in a series of ‘at a glance’ medical books, is a amazing review for specialists and those who will be taking an examination for licensing. While the lay reader may search more professionally oriented info than he wants, the amount of info he will search in two facing pages is amazing.If you are a medical professional, you probably know already how valuable these reference books can be. If you are a lay person seeking more detailed info than generally available to you, test books in this series. You’ll learn a lot in a short VE STARS!
The at a Glance medical series offers assorted topics at affordable prices, and The Reproductive System at a Glance in my opinion. The copy I have received is the Fourth Edition. With an accompanying www service offering self tests as well as flash cards, one can enhance their learning experience. The books in the series that I have obtained all share a primary double page per topic format with drawn illustrations and a small, contemporary font. Chapters include endocrinological and psychological influences in addition to the primary reproductive development. Later chapters deal with abnormalities in individual male/female function as well as in locations of reproduction. This very primary publication is well worth the cost for medical students, physician assistants and nurses.
This is a slim but thorough volume deals with the human reproduction system. Filled with colourful illustrations and charts, it is divided into two parts. The first deals with the reproductive system itself while the second focuses on selected disorders. The companion www service provides opportunity for self assessment and testing. While not the end all of reproductive tomes, it is a solid reference that that will help students and specialists alike.
This book was a lot thinner then I thought it would be - consider it more of a light guide. It does have a lot of valuable info but I think it is in more of primary book verses a really useful supplement. I guess it really depends on your level of knowledge. If you're relatively unaware of the reproductive system, this will give you a lot of information. If you're a bit more advanced, you might think this is lacking.
This book is simple to read and arranges the info in a format that holds your interest. Newer versions may be more helpful, but I had to purchase this as a needed textbook for my graduate level public health course. It isn't overly complex or overly complicated...It is one of the few books that I feel was worth the money. I feel instructors should rely on this material more than other textbooks. If you don't wish to spend the cash to purchase this in paperback or hard cover - Amazon has a "rent" option that is very reasonable for this textbook. All textbooks these days should come with on-line study tutorials for students - we definitely pay enough for the textbooks and deserve to obtain as much help in understanding, retaining and applying the content as possible.
It's incredibly useful to be able to use find & highlight features for my textbook (since I purchased the Kindle edition).BUT a solid third of the figures in the book are not shown because "Rights were not granted to contain this figure in electronic media. Please refer to the printed publication." which is a beautiful huge letdown. Almost all the charts he references (up to ch. 5 at least) are shown, which is obviously more necessary than visual aids to historic or scientific references, but it would be nice to have the other figures, too!
1. This is a amazing text for learning about the fundamentals of epidemiology. It's clear and concise. I give it 5 stars for being a amazing EVERLike others have said, the Kindle ver SUUUUUUUUUUUCKS. Do NOT waste your cash on the kindle version. It's missing ~60% of the figures that are in the book. And really, you need those. I don't even know why they thought that this was an acceptable substitute to market, it's absolutely useless. I returned the Kindle ver and bought a physical copy.
The content of the book is fine, no complaints s very annoying though that every other page has a note: "Rights not granted to contain this figure in electronic media. Please refer to the printed publication"Some images/figures are included some or not. Seems as if 50% of figures are not included in e-version. That was not indicated before I bought this book. Be warned when buying for Kindle.
I took epidemiology 12 years ago with the second edition. At the time, I was frankly amazed by the quality of the book. Apparently, subsequent changes have done small but to add words and muddle concepts. If you need it for your class, you don't have much choice. I hope Dr. Gordis considers whittling down some though, and spending more time reinforcing vital concepts, as opposed to adding contemporary examples to already sufficient ones.
Being a novice in the field of Epidemiology, I do not know that I am well versed enough to give an opinion but...I can't say I really like the book. It starts out very interesting but then gets in to all the calculations for epidemiological issues. Unfortunately the explanations are hard to follow with not good analogies. I think in Epidemiology analogies are very necessary and would be a important teaching tool. I do not believe I would have chosen this book for students. Method too a lot of pics of graphs and table without adequate explanation as to what they represent.
This book provides a very primary overview of epidemiology, which is helpful if you are a novice to the subject. I required the book because my professor tends to create things seem more complicated, and I wanted an organized, simplistic method to look at epidemiology. This book was excellent for that, though it is not for anyone with an understanding of primary epidemiology.
This book is fairly useless in the kindle format for following along with reading assignments for class because of the lack of page numbers. In addition a huge number of figures and tables/graphs are unavailable because the publisher didn't have permission to reprint them in electronic format. These facts should be labeled clearly in the Kindle marketplace.
CRAP! You can search alternative resources all over the web. This book will go out of its method to confuse you! The example and content is difficult to follow and does a not good job conveying the concept. Had to rely on other sources just to understand the easy concepts... avoid if possible, but then, it might be required... buy used!
I reviewed the 2e and though it was a amazing book. Still ever, it's still not as amazing as my standard: Jekel's Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Preventive Medicine and Public Health.If you have the opportunity to review both, do it before you buy either one.