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Key concepts in public health

By: Mabhala, Andi(Edited by) Wilson, Frances(Edited by)

Part of the SAGE key concepts series
0857025082 / 9780857025081
eBook (Adobe Pdf)
305 pages
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"This is a very good text for undergraduate students as it gives a broad overview of the concept of public health, utilising case studies to illustrate practical application. This book would be also be an excellent way for practitioners to increase their own knowledge of public health and could inform their own continuing professional development."

Julie Lemprière, University of Gloucestershire

Key Concepts in Public Health identifies fifty key concepts used across the discipline of public health in order to give the reader a broad perspective of the core topics relevant to training and practice. From epidemiology to health promotion, and ethics to leadership, the book offers an exciting guide to the multiprofessional field.

Each entry features:

- a snapshot definition of the concept

- a broader discussion addressing the main issues and links to practice

- key points relevant to the entry

- case studies to illustrate the application to practice

- examples of further reading.

Highly readable, with clear indexing and cross referencing, this is an ideal book to turn to for learning more about key issues in public health practice and education. The clever structure means the book can be read in its entirety to support a programme of study or readers can use it to dip into and update their knowledge of a particular concept. It meets the validation requirements of all allied health and nursing training programmes and will also be invaluable for policy-makers and healthcare practitioners continuing their professional education.


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