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    David Kleinbaum, 2015

     

    ActivEpi Web, is an electronic textbook for teaching epidemiology, available free on-line. This unique instructional tool can be accessed using the link: http://activepi.herokuapp.com.

    ActivEpi Web features:

    • 15 lessons (chapters), each with several activities.

    Topics covered in most introductory epidemiology texts:

    • study designs, measures of frequency and effect, potential impact,validity (selection, information, and confounding biases),interaction/effect modification, analysis of 2x2 tables, control of variables, stratified analysis, matching, introduction to logistic regression.

    A full range of learning activities:

    • Narrated instructional expositions that use video and/or animation
    • Interactive study questions within expositions
    • Interactive short quizzes
    • Exercises using computer software to analyze data
    • Homework exercises with solutions available to instructors only
    • Linkage to resources on the World Wide Web

    Materials for the Instructor:

    • PowerPoint presentation lecture materials
    • Homework exercises and exam questions
    • Answer files to homework exercises and exam questions available only to instructors
     

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    David Kleinbaum, Ph.D., Professor of Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, originally developed ActivEpi in 2001 as a CD Rom.  Because many computers no longer have CD capability, Kleinbaum converted it to a Web format in 2015.
     “I consider this text an important educational gift to the world and hope it has a major impact on education in the health, medical and mathematical/statistical fields,” said Kleinbaum who has written seven epidemiology textbooks and won numerous teaching awards during his 40-year career.  “I hope it provides a clear understanding of how epidemiology links the health and medical sciences with mathematics and statistics.”

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