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This page covers Modules 5-7 only. Modules 1-4 are available on the OCW page for Fundamentals of Epidemiology I.


Gordis, L. (2004). Epidemiology. Third edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders. (The second edition is also acceptable.)

Pagano, M. and Gauvreau, K. (2000). Principles of Biostatistics. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Module 5: Epidemiologic Study Designs
12 Randomized Clinical Trials (Kanchanaraksa) Gordis: Chapters 7 & 8
13 Cohort Studies (Kanchanaraksa)

Gordis, L (3rd Ed): Chapter 9

14 Case-Control Studies (Kanchanaraksa)

Gordis: Chapter 10

15 Cross-Sectional Studies (Kanchanaraksa)

Gordis: Chapter 10 (pages 173-175)

Module 6: Estimating Risk and Interpretation of Data from Epidemiologic Studies
16 Measures of Association (Kanchanaraksa)

Gordis: Chapters 11, 12, & 13

17 Use of the Chi-Square Statistic (Diener-West)

Pagano & Gavreau: Chapter 15 (pages 342-352)

18 Bias and Confounding (Kanchanaraksa) Gordis: Chapter 15 (pages 224-232)
19 Causal Association (Kanchanaraksa) Gordis: Chapter 14
20 Interaction (Kanchanaraksa) Gordis: Chapter 15 (pages 232-238)
Module 7: Applying Epidemiology to Evaluation and Roles of Genetics, Public Policy and Epidemiology
21 Epidemiologic Methods for Evaluating Health Services (Crum)

Gordis L: Chapter 17

22 Epidemiologic Methods for Evaluating Screening Programs (Crum)

Gordis L: Chapter 18

23 Assessing the Roles of Genetic and Environmental Factors in Disease Causation (Coresh)

Gordis: Chapter 16

24 Epidemiology and Policy (Ibrahim)

Gordis: Chapters 19 & 20