Epidemiology and Biostatistics

An Introduction to Clinical Research

Authors: Kestenbaum, Bryan

  • Is a concise, intensive introduction to clinical research design for students and clinical research professionals with no previous background in epidemiology or statistics
  • Provides students and other health professionals with the knowledge necessary to interpret clinical research articles, design clinical studies, and learn essential epidemiological concepts in an expedient manner
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This text provides students and other health professionals with the knowledge necessary to interpret clinical research articles, design clinical studies, and learn essential epidemiological concepts in an expedient and concise manner. Fundamental concepts are presented in a highly succinct format suitable for students with no previous background in epidemiology or statistics.

Drawing on teaching experience and student feedback, the author has created a text that attempts to recreate the perspective of learning epidemiology and biostatistics for the first time. The text serves as a rapid, intensive course in clinical research methods that can be used by students taking the required epidemiology course, residency and fellowship programs for physicians entering the clinical research portion of their training, and clinical research programs in fields such as nursing and nutrition that need an intensive course in clinical research design.

About the authors

Dr. Kestenbaum is an Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, at the University of Washington.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"In this introductory textbook, examples are carefully chosen to help readers understand important concepts in epidemiology and biostatistics, as well as their application to the field of clinical research. … the book will be useful to any healthcare practitioner interested in having a better understanding of clinical research. … This book has the important quality of providing students with an introductory overview that not only helps them understand the methods, but also guides those interested in learning more in the right direction." (Daniela Claudia Moga, Doody’s Review Service, November, 2009)

“This concise introductory textbook was ‘born from a disparate collection of written materials that were created to teach epidemiology and biostatistics to second-year medical students.’ … to provide medical students with a basic instruction to clinical epidemiology and biostatistics … . suitable for … students with no previous background in clinical epidemiology or biostatistics and for practitioners who want concise introduction to facilitate interpretation of the medical literature. … serve as the course text for a medical student introduction to clinical research methods.” (Douglas J. Lanska, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 303 (18), 2010)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Measures of Disease Frequency

    Kestenbaum, Bryan

    Pages 3-12

  • General Considerations in Clinical Research Design

    Kestenbaum, Bryan

    Pages 13-24

  • Case Reports and Case Series

    Kestenbaum, Bryan

    Pages 25-27

  • Cross-Sectional Studies

    Kestenbaum, Bryan

    Pages 29-31

  • Cohort Studies

    Kestenbaum, Bryan

    Pages 33-44

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Book Subtitle
An Introduction to Clinical Research
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-88433-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-88433-2
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-88432-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 242
Number of Illustrations and Tables
46 b/w illustrations
Topics