Understanding Health 3rd Edition introduces students to the concepts of health and examines public health and its sub-disciplines of health promotion and disease prevention. It uses a framework of determinants to discuss the factors of health and wellness. The new structure of the book easily guides students through the concepts covered.
It begins by discussing the over-arching principles of health and health promotion and continues on to explore how health status and the determinants of health are measured. The book then covers how health is shaped by the determinants of health, and finally, how to use that knowledge to improve health.
The book equips the students to explore the theories and helps them to understand how to put them into practice. The extensive pedagogy highlights important theory, research and practice into the concepts covered within the text.
About the Author
Helen Keleher, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Health Social Science, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. Colin MacDougall, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, & Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity Flinders University and Principal Fellow (Honorary) Brockhoff Child Health & Wellbeing Program, University of Melbourne.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 361
Published: 28th November 2011
Publisher: OUP Australia & New Zealand
Dimensions (cm): 27.7 x 21.1 x 1.65
Weight (kg): 1.01
Edition Number: 3