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Epidemiology for Canadian Students Workbook
Dr. Kirsten Fiest
Master the core concepts of Epidemiology for Canadian Students (2nd Edition) through more than 70 questions designed to sharpen your command of the content. A thorough answer key will keep you on track.
Used alongside the main text, this workbook will help you define core epidemiological concepts, master key epidemiological calculations, classify epidemiological study designs, and critically appraise published papers employing a variety of study designs.
- Calculating parameters, odds, proportions, and probabilities.
- Defining and quantifying sources of error: selection bias, misclassification bias, random error, and effect modification and confounding.
- Defining key criteria for causal judgement.
- Defining key criteria for generalizability.
- Classifying study designs.
- Applying a template for critical appraisal to real epidemiological studies.
Table of Contents
SECTION 1: A LITTLE MATH GOES A LONG WAY
1.1 Calculating Odds, Proportions, and Probabilities
1.2 Parameter Calculations
1.3 Practice Calculations
SECTION 2: WORKING WITH FOUNDATIONAL CRITICAL-APPRAISAL CONCEPTS
2.1 Systematic Error—Selection Bias
2.2 Systematic Error—Misclassification Bias
2.3 Effect Modification and Confounding
2.4 Random Error
2.5 Causal Judgement
SECTION 3: CLASSIFYING STUDY DESIGNS AND DOING CRITICAL APPRAISAL
3.1 Classifying Study Designs
3.2 An Example of a Critical Appraisal
3.3 Critical Appraisal of a Cross-Sectional Study
3.4 Critical Appraisal of a Case-Control Study
3.5 Critical Appraisal of a Retrospective Cohort Study
3.6 Critical Appraisal of a Prospective Cohort Study
3.7 Critical Appraisal of a Randomized Controlled Trial
Appendix A: Critical Appraisal Template
Appendix B: References for Critical-Appraisal Studies