Mastering Public Health: A postgraduate guide to examinations and revalidation
CRC Press, Jul 31, 2008 - Medical - 616 pages
Mastering Public Health is an essential study aid for all those preparing for postgraduate exmainations in public health, and a definitive guide for the MFPH examination.
The book covers the five key areas of public health knowledge: Research methods; Disease prevention and health promotion; Health information; Sociology, policy and health economics; and Organisation and management of health care. It is structured to follow the entire MFPH Part A exam syllabus, with appendices on revision strategies, exam technique and essay frameworks.
Written in conjunction with an international team of editors, Mastering Public Health is aimed at public health practitioners who are training or re-validating in the UK and worldwide. Its concise format also serves as a quick reference text for the specialty.
'I am confident that this will rapidly become required reading for all those taking the Faculty's exams, as well as for those undertaking training in public health in many other countries.' Professor Martin McKee, CBE
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