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ActivEpi Companion Textbook

A supplement for use with the ActivEpi CD-ROM

Benefits

  • Fully revised second edition to popular introduction to Epidemiology material

  • Contains the content of the ActivEpi CD-ROM pages plus additional exercises and an appendix on computer packages

  • New edition is in step with the ActivEpi CD-ROM version 2 and features added glossary

Textbook

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. David G. Kleinbaum, Kevin M. Sullivan, Nancy D. Barker
    Pages 1-15
  3. Objectives and Methods of Epidemiologic Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 16-16
    2. David G. Kleinbaum, Kevin M. Sullivan, Nancy D. Barker
      Pages 17-35
    3. David G. Kleinbaum, Kevin M. Sullivan, Nancy D. Barker
      Pages 37-66
    4. David G. Kleinbaum, Kevin M. Sullivan, Nancy D. Barker
      Pages 67-103
    5. David G. Kleinbaum, Kevin M. Sullivan, Nancy D. Barker
      Pages 105-138
    6. David G. Kleinbaum, Kevin M. Sullivan, Nancy D. Barker
      Pages 139-173
  4. Validity of Epidemiologic Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 174-174
    2. David G. Kleinbaum, Kevin M. Sullivan, Nancy D. Barker
      Pages 175-193
    3. David G. Kleinbaum, Kevin M. Sullivan, Nancy D. Barker
      Pages 195-229
    4. David G. Kleinbaum, Kevin M. Sullivan, Nancy D. Barker
      Pages 231-281
    5. David G. Kleinbaum, Kevin M. Sullivan, Nancy D. Barker
      Pages 283-310
    6. David G. Kleinbaum, Kevin M. Sullivan, Nancy D. Barker
      Pages 311-329
  5. Epidemiologic Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 330-330
    2. David G. Kleinbaum, Kevin M. Sullivan, Nancy D. Barker
      Pages 331-385
    3. David G. Kleinbaum, Kevin M. Sullivan, Nancy D. Barker
      Pages 387-418
    4. David G. Kleinbaum, Kevin M. Sullivan, Nancy D. Barker
      Pages 419-476
    5. David G. Kleinbaum, Kevin M. Sullivan, Nancy D. Barker
      Pages 477-515
    6. David G. Kleinbaum, Kevin M. Sullivan, Nancy D. Barker
      Pages 517-518

About this book

Introduction

This Companion Textbook supplements the ActivEpi CD-ROM, sold separately. The ActivEpi CD-ROM provides a multimedia presentation of concepts, commonly taught in an introductory epidemiology course. ActivEpi mixes a full array of media to motivate, explain, visualize and apply epidemiological concepts. Virtually all of the material on the ActivEpi CD-ROM is included in the Companion Textbook.

Because individuals differ in their learning skills, the ActivEpi CD-ROM and the ActivEpi Companion Textbook offer readers different but related options on how to learn epidemiology. The Textbook can be used as a hardcopy reference of the textual materials contained on the CD-ROM, as a resource for the practice exercises, as a general reference, or even a self-contained textbook.

The ActivEpi CD-ROM uses:

Video to instill real-world motivation for learning and applying epidemiological concepts

Narrated Expositions to teach the concepts using high-quality audio synchronized with text, pictures, and animations

Quizzes to provide self-evaluation of basic terms and concepts

Data Desk to provide practice applying the methods learned to real data

Navigational Tools such as a dynamic table of contents, index and glossary, to allow easy-to-use methods for working through content

Web Links to augment the material on the CD with complementary content authored by others.

ActivEpi includes 15 lessons and over 50 hours of content via more than 250 launchable activities and homework exercises. It can be used in a variety of teaching formats: distance learning, self-paced learning, on-campus courses, and short courses. For the latest additions to ActivEpi, visit David Kleinbaum's website.

http://www.sph.emory.edu/~dkleinb/activepi.htm

Keywords

ActivEpi Disease Frequency Epidemiologic Research Epidemiology Risk Factors

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Rollins School of Public HealthEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Rollins School of Public Health, Dept. EpidemiologyEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.AlpharettaUSA

About the authors

Dr. Kevin M. Sullivan is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. He has worked in the area of epidemiology and public health for over 35 years and has over 84 publications in peer-reviewed journals, has co-authored a number of books and manuals on epidemiology and epidemiologic software, and has published chapters in several books. He is one of the developers of OpenEpi (www.OpenEpi.com ) and Epi Info (www.cdc.gov/EpiInfo) computer programs.

David G. Kleinbaum is a Professor of Epidemiology at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta, GA, and an internationally recognized expert in teaching biostatistical and epidemiological concepts and methods at all levels.

Ms. Nancy Barker is a statistical consultant who formerly worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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