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Key Concepts in Public Health

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April 2010 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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 program of study or readers can use it to dip into and update their knowledge of a particular concept. It meets the curriculum requirements of all allied health and nursing training programs and will also be invaluable for policy-makers and healthcare practitioners continuing their professional education.

 
PART ONE: UNDERPINNING CONCEPTS - THE BUILDING BLOCKS FOR UNDERSTANDING PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE
Nicholas Fulton Phin
Historical Development of Public Health
Fiona Adshead and Allison Thorpe
Modern Public Health
Soumen Sengupta
Determinants of Health
Ann Bryan
Public Health Theories
Nicola Close
Inequalities in Health
Andy Lovell
Sociological Concepts of Public Health
Hamed A Adetunji
Principles of Epidemiology
Mzwandile (Andi) Mabhala and Walid El Ansari
Public Health and Demography
Hamed A. Adetunji
Population and Surveillance
Nicholas Fulton Phin
Public Health Law
Frances Wilson and Kim Greening
Leadership Development for Public Health Practitioners
Allison Thorpe, Rowena Merritt, Clive Blair-Stevens and Jeff French
Social Marketing
Hamed A. Adetunji
Economics of Health
Mzwandile A. Mabhala and Peete Lesiamo
Public Health and Sustainable Development
Mike Horah and Mzwandile (Andi) Mabhala
Health Literacy
Pat Clarke
Public Health and the Media
Graham Holroyd
Local Strategies for Public Health Implementation
Jill McCarthy
Ehics of Public Health
Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead
Social Exclusion and Stigma
Jan Hardy and Tina Barrows
Vulnerability
 
PART TWO: PRACTICAL CONCEPTS - FOR APPLICATION: IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE
Pat Rose
Assessing Public Health Need
Janine Talley
Planning and Public Health
Elaine Hogard
Evaluating Public Health
Rachel A. Wells
Health Impact Assessment
Nicholas Fulton Phin
Health Protection
Michelle Falconer
Immunisation
Frances Wilson
Public Health and Health Promotion
Mzwandile (Andi) Mabhala
Screening
Alan Massey
Disease Prevention
Kim Greening
Public Health and the Natural Environment
Alex G Stewart and Richard Jarvis Walid El Ansari and Pat Deeny
Environmental Impact on Health Emergency and Disaster Planning
Walid El
User Involvement and Influence
Walid El
Collaborative and Partnership Working
Gail Louw
Evidence Based Practice
Mike Thomas
Public Health and Contemporary Health Issues
Hayley Mills, Diane Crone, Walid El
Public Health and Physical Activity
Basma Ellahi
Public Health and Nutrition
Basma Ellahi
Community Food Initiatives
Frances Wilson and Moyra
Commissioning Public Health
 
PART THREE: POPULATIONS: APPROACHES TO PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE
David Coyle
Public Health and Mental Health
Dianne Phipps and Sara Bell
Adherence to treatment - a person-centred approach
Jean Mannix and John
Public Health and the Preschool Child
Gabrielle Rabie
Public Health and the Schools Community
Gabrielle Rabie and Irene
Public Health and Young People
Sue Phillips
Public Health and Adults
Walid El Ansari
Student Health
Irene Cooke and Jean
Public Health and the Older Person
Judith Lydon and Scott
Public Health and Homelessness
Alan Massey
Public Health and the Workplace

A valuable reference for students to develop an understanding of key concepts which underpin the discipline of public health.

Dr David Matthews
Institure of Health and Wellbeing, Coleg Llandrillo
June 15, 2017

Students found this book beneficial to their studies utilising this text as a keystone to their research. The text covers key concepts in an easy format to understand.

Mr Daniel Patrick George Mullan
Health and Social, The Maltings College
July 21, 2015

Doesn't really offer anything different to many other books like this on the market.

Mrs Beverly Ferguson
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
February 23, 2015

An excellent book that we have adopted for level 6 course.

Mrs Bhawna Solanki
Public Health and Well Being, Wolverhampton University
June 30, 2014

An excellent quick reference book that gives clear and concise descriptions of the key concepts. The case studies and discussion sections at the end of each section provide a good foundation for students and practitioners new to the field of public health.

Mrs Ruth Hopkins
College of He, Swansea University
February 13, 2014

Wilson and Mabhala have produced an excellent resource in the Key Concepts in Public Health. For undergraduate students and practitioners alike, the work provides an excellent overview of the subject in a lively and accessible manner. Far from detracting from the rigor of the text, its concise nature means that it is far more likely that students will read the entire work and benefit hugely from that experience.

Mr Simon Bishop
Science, Technologyand Health, University Campus Suffolk
January 15, 2014

provides students with the depth of knowledge required to analyse the components and process associated with public health sector

Mrs Rosalind Roberts
Business Administration , Swansea Metropolitan University
September 9, 2013

This book is well structured and the content contains current issues in the field of public health. it also stimulates readers to think about the issues of pulbic health from a wider aspect.

Dr Jason Tsai
Health and Social Care, Lincoln University
June 17, 2013

A very useful guide to key concepts, that gives students a quick summary of different aspects of Public Health. Use of case studies is effective.

Dr Ivan Gee
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University
March 5, 2013

Feel this does not work as well as other 'key concepts' books - the others I regularly use are Medical Sociology and Critical Social Theory.

It does cover a wide range of areas, but the writing at times is not great, and the use of the case study does not work for me at all - I want more of the key theoretical and literature concepts, not a practical application in a 'key concept' text.
The heading are sometimes odd and some entries called theoretical such as media, sustainable development, law etc are rather practical in nature.
And was not sure that part 2 and part 3 were conceptually that different.
The key points were sometimes obvious trueisms and wer at times very obvious and not helpful and took up space and disrupted the ability to quickly scan the entry.
Overall, left me more confused at times than enlightened in an area I know quite well!

Dr Richard Cooper
ScHARR Library, Sheffield University
February 18, 2013

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