Introduction to Public Health

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Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, Jun 18, 2014 - Medical - 400 pages

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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About the author (2014)

Professor Mary Louise Fleming is Public Health Consultant and Board Director, Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology. She has over 30 years' experience in teaching and research in higher education, in public health and health promotion. Her research experience is in: action research; process, impact and outcome evaluation in health promotion; and public health intervention design, development and implementation. Mary Louise has worked as a consultant for the World Health Organization and for Commonwealth and state health departments, and has sat on National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) public health project grant review panels. She is a member of the Board of Wesley Medical Research and the Metro North Hospital and Health Service in Queensland. She is widely published in the area of health promotion and public health. Her current role recognises the need for innovative solutions to the health-care system of the future, and working with the health care system to realise gains in efficiency and effectiveness while focused on the patient at the centre of care.

Elizabeth Parker is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology. She has teaching and research experience in public health and health promotion in Australia, and was formerly a senior manager in the Department of Public Health, Toronto, Canada. She is co-author, with Professor Mary Louise Fleming, of the book Health promotion: principles and practice in the Australian context. She holds a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Toronto.

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