Introduction to Public Health

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Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, Nov 1, 2011 - Medical - 411 pages
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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 (2011)

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.

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.

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