Introduction to Public Health E-Book

Introduction to Public Health E-Book

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Introduction to Public Health E-Book by Mary Louise Fleming PhD, MA, BEd, Dip Teach, Elizabeth Parker EdD, MSW, BA

This text introduces students to the core concepts and principles of public health: the nature and scope of public health; its history; an introduction to health determinants and epidemiology; evidence-based practice in public health and understanding public health data plus more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780729578905
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 01/16/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 401
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Mary Louise Fleming

About the Authors xii

Acknowledgements xiii

Reviewers xiv

Section 1 History and definitions of public health 1

Introduction Mary Louise Fleming

1 History and development of public health Mary Louise Fleming 3

2 Defining health and public health Mary Louise Fleming 25

3 Contemporary public health policy and management Elizabeth Parker 46

Section 2 Risk and determinants of health 69

Introduction Mary Louise Fleming

4 Epidemiology Bonnie Macfarlane Mary-Anne Kedda 71|

5 Physical and environmental determinants Mary Louise Fleming Thomas Tenkate 93

6 Social and emotional determinants of health Elizabeth Parker 119

Section 3 Ethics, evidence and practice 141

Introduction Mary Louise Fleming

7 Ethics and public health Trish Gould 143

8 Evidence-based practice Mary Louise Fleming Gerry FitzGerald 165

9 Planning and evaluation Elizabeth Parker 192

Section 4 Public health interventions 213

Introduction Mary Louise Fleming

10 Disease prevention and control Thomas Tentake Mary Louise Fleming Gerry FitzGerald 215

11 Health protection Thomas Tenkate 247

12 Health promotion Elizabeth Parker 280

Section 5 Contemporary issues 305

Introduction Mary Louise Fleming

13 The impact of globalisation on health Xiang-Yu (Janet) Hou 307

14 The new epidemics Gerry FitzGerald 332

15 The future for public health Mary Louise Fleming 350


Public health achievements and challenges in the 21st century Mary Louise Fleming 363

Glossary 368

Index 375

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