Introduction to Public Health

By

  • Mary Louise Fleming, PhD, MA, BEd, Dip Teach, Head of the School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland
  • Elizabeth Parker, EdD, MSW, BA, Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland

A new edition providing a fundamental overview of public health and its key concepts.

Introduction to Public Health, 2nd Edition is an Australian publication, designed for a one-semester introductory public health subject.

This Australian public health textbook provides an overview of the field of public health and its key concepts. Its content has been thoroughly updated to reflect the nation’s current health policy and the changing health environment in Australia.

Concepts addressed in Introduction to Public Health, 2nd Edition also pertain to Australia and include the history of public health, health determinants, epidemiology, planning and evaluation, evidence-based practice, Indigenous health, epidemics and health promotion.

The text in this new edition is clear, straightforward and designed with public health students in mind. Learning tools like review questions, chapter summaries, reflection activities, case studies boxes, chapter learning objectives and major public health highlights feature throughout the book.

Comprehensive public health lecturer and student ancillaries for Introduction to Public Health, 2nd Edition include:
- Course and tutorial plan for use with a one semester subject in public health
- PowerPoint slides linked to tutorial plan
- Web links
- Multiple choice questions

Also for instructors only:
- Course and tutorial plan for use with a one semester subject in public health
- PowerPoint slides

 

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Audience

Undergraduate students taking one-semester public health courses

 

Book information

  • Published: February 2012
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-7295-4091-9


Table of Contents

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