Introduction to Public Health - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780729542036, 9780729583442

Introduction to Public Health

3rd Edition

Authors: Mary Louise Fleming Elizabeth Parker
Paperback ISBN: 9780729542036
eBook ISBN: 9780729583442
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone Australia
Published Date: 14th August 2015
Page Count: 400
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Description

This third edition of Introduction to Public Health by Fleming and Parker continues to cement itself as a highly-respected resource for public health students. This title provides an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the key concepts and principles of public health from a multidisciplinary perspective.

This highly anticipated new edition of Introduction to Public Health addresses topical issues, including epidemiology, ethics and evidence-based practice. Parker and Fleming also includes a new focus on infectious diseases and disease presence. The inclusion of the new chapter 'Public health and social policy' will help broaden the readers’ understanding of the influence policy has on public health.

Evolve resources for students and instructors:

  • Student quiz

Evolve resources for instructors only:

  • PowerPoint slides
  • Lesson and tutorial plans
  • Image bank (tables and figures from book)

 

Table of Contents

Section 1 History, definitions and public health policy

Introduction

1 Defining health and public health

2 History and development of public health

3 Public health policy

4 Social policy and public health

Section 2 Determinants of health

Introduction

5 Epidemiology

6 Biological and environmental determinants

7 Social and emotional determinants

Section 3 Ethics, evidence and practice

Introduction

8 Ethics and public health

9 Evidence-based practice

10 Planning and evaluation

Section 4 Health protection and promotion

Introduction

11 Disease control and management

12 Environmental health

13 Disaster preparedness and public health

14 Health promotion

Section 5 Contemporary issues

Introduction

15 Globalisation and health

16 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

17 Grand challenges for public health

Glossary

Index

Details

No. of pages:
400
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Churchill Livingstone Australia 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone Australia
Paperback ISBN:
9780729542036
eBook ISBN:
9780729583442

About the Author

Mary Louise Fleming

Professor Mary Louise Fleming is Head of the School of Public Health at the Queensland University of Technology. She has over 20 years’ experience in teaching and research in higher education as well as public health and health promotion. Her research experience is in action research; process, impact and outcome evaluation in health promotion; and public health interventions. Mary Louise has worked as a consultant for the World Health Organization and Commonwealth and state health departments and has sat on National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) public health project grant review panels. She has been widely published in the area of health promotion.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of the School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland

Elizabeth Parker

Elizabeth Parker is an Adjunct Associate Professor, and formerly Director of Academic Programs, in the School of Public Health at the Queensland University of Technology. She has teaching and research experience in public health and health promotion, and was a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee for the Health Promotion Journal of Australia. She worked as a senior manager in the Toronto Department of Public Health, and has acted as a consultant on projects for the Australian Government and Queensland Health.

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland