Dictionary of Epidemiology, A

Publication Year: 2014

Edition: 6th Ed.

Authors/Editor: Porta, Miquel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 978-0-19-997673-7

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 92

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Reflects the profound substantive and methodological changes that have come to characterize epidemiology and its associated disciplines.

Sponsored by the International Epidemiological Association, this book remains the essential reference for anyone studying or working in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, medicine, or the growing number health sciences in which epidemiologic competency is now required.

More than just a dictionary, this text is an essential guidebook to the state of the science. It offers the most current, authoritative definitions of terms central to biomedical and public health literature - everything from confounding and incidence rate to epigenetic inheritance and Number Needed to Treat.

Special features:

  • An official publication of the International Epidemiological Association.
  • Clear, concise definitions accompanied by examples and illustrations.
  • Entries in clinical, environmental, life course, and social epidemiology.
  • Emphasis on epidemiologic methods, including new techniques.
  • Ideal for students and professionals in medicine, public health, and related disciplines looking for a clear introduction to the new definitions of both common and advanced terms.

New to this edition:

  • The most extensive revision in the book's six editions.
  • Core terms now better defined to reflect current standards.
  • Expanded topical coverage now includes genetics, clinical epidemiology, public health practice/policy, preventive medicine, health promotion, social sciences, and epidemiology for clinical research.


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Porta, Miquel
ISBN: 978-0-19-997673-7
Language: English
Edition: 6th Ed.
Pages: 376
Year: 2014
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 92