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Introduction to Public Health : 2nd Edition - Mary Louise Fleming

Introduction to Public Health

2nd Edition


Published: 1st November 2011
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Designed for a one-semester introductory public health subject, Introduction to Public Health 2nd Edition provides an overview of the field of public health and its key concepts such as the history of public health, health determinants, epidemiology, planning and evaluation, evidence-based practice, indigenous health, epidemics and health promotion. The second edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect current health policy and the changing Australian health environment. Each chapter is designed with the student in mind and includes chapter learning objectives, review questions, chapter summaries, reflection activities, case studies boxes and major public health highlights.

Introduction Section 1: History and Definitions of Public Health Introduction 1. Defining health and public health 2. History and development of public health 3. Contemporary public health policy Section 2: Risk and Determinants of Health Introduction 4. Epidemiology 5. Biological and environmental determinants 6. Social and emotional determinants Section 3: Ethics, Evidence and Practice Introduction 7. Ethics and public health 8. Evidence-based practice 9. Planning and evaluation Section 4: Public health interventions Introduction 10. Disease control and management 11. Environmental Health 12. Emergency Planning and Response 13. Health promotion Section 5: Contemporary issues Introduction 14. Health and globalisation 15. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 16. The future for public health Reflection: Public Health Achievements and Challenges in the 21st Century Glossary

ISBN: 9780729540919
ISBN-10: 072954091X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st November 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 19.0  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.96
Edition Number: 2