Introduction to Public Health book cover

Introduction to Public Health

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

 

Audience
Undergraduate students taking one-semester public health courses

Paperback, 400 Pages

Published: February 2012

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7295-4091-9

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

      

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