Dictionary making never ends because languages are always changing Widely used throughout the world, this book will continue to serve as the standard English language dictionary of epidemiology in its Fourth Edition It covers all the common terms used in epidemiology and many from related fields such as biostatistics, infectious disease control, health promotion, genetics, clinical epidemiology, health economics, and medical ethics The definitions are clear and concise, but there is space for some brief essays and discussions of the provenance of important terms Sponsored by the International Epidemiological Association, the dictionary represents the consensus of epidemiologists in many different countries All the definitions were reviewed repeatedly by an international network of contributors from every major branch of epidemiology They are authoritative without being authoritarian The Fourth Edition contains well over 150 new entries and substantial revisions of about the same number of definitions, plus a dozen new illustrations Many of the new terms relate to methods used in environmental and clinical epidemiology....
|Title||:||A Dictionary of Epidemiology|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press 4 edition December 15, 2000|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
|File Size||:||864 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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A Dictionary of Epidemiology Reviews
A quality dictionary gives answers to the seeker. This dictionary does and adds considerable
As a research and teaching assistant, as well as a 2nd year Epidemiology student, I have found this to be the absolute BEST book for resources within the subject. I have used this book to grade papers against (with definitions), and have used it in my own understanding of forgotten or convoluted concepts. If you want a very accurate, succinct definition of everything epi, you need this book. In fact, if you are involved in Epi in ANY way, you need this book. It is a wonderful book for an even better price. I carry it with me at all times.
I purchased this dictionary while reading for my masters degree in public health and found myself using it on an almost daily basis, particularly when working on my thesis. As other reviewers have pointed out, many of the terms used by epidemiologists are still evolving, and this dictionary does a great job explaining their meanings in a clear manner. It also implicitly cautions against committing common errors found in the literature (for example, the term "rate" is often incorrectly used by epidemiologists to refer to proportions despite the fact that they contain no units of time). All students of epidemiology and public health should own this book.
As a resident, I frequently prepared journal clubs, where we have to carefully discuss and scrutinize studies. I gained some introduction from "Appleton and Lange's Review of Epidemiology and Biostatistics for the USMLE". But preparing for journal clubs was quite different. There are many of statistical and epidemiological terminology in each article, some I am familiar with, but others are confusing and new. In this very helpful "dictionary" I was able to find more than 95% of the terms with brief definition and good short explanation that successfully allowed me to soundly evaluate the studies and prepare an impressive brief, neat handouts. The great thing about this dictionary was its well organization and ease to find what you are looking for. My friends frequently borrowed when they have to prepare their journal clubs, and found it really helpful.
I am a doctoral student in epidemiolgy and have been working in the field of public health for the past ten years. This book is highly recommended. It is particularly useful for MDs and other professionals who need quick and easily understandable explainations of epidemilogical terms.
A useful reference by John Last, which, I believe, will be his last edition. Beginning researchers, especially non-epidemiologists such as clinicians, will find that many of the statistical and epidemiologic terms which they encounter in the medical literature are defined here in one compact reference.
I'm a first year student in a doctoral program in epidemiology. This book has been a life saver!