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I have suggested this book to the MSc students i am currently teaching.
A valuable reference for students to develop an understanding of key concepts which underpin the discipline of public health.
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.
Doesn't really offer anything different to many other books like this on the market.
An excellent book that we have adopted for level 6 course.
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.
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.
provides students with the depth of knowledge required to analyse the components and process associated with public health sector
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.
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.
Feel this does not work as well as other 'key concepts' books - the others I regularly use are Medical Sociology and Critical Social Theory.
Currently still deciding on essential reading list as course undergoing changes but definitely recommended
A very good little text with basic concepts of public health presented accessibly. This is aided by the use of case examples. I will be recommending it to my students.
The book gives very brief outlines on different Public Health topics. It is therefore a good introduction to Public Health issues but lacks details for the purposes of this course.
This book is ideal for students across all 3 levels of the podiatry programme. Excellent book
Nice book, all the key concepts for health promotion and public health course. It is a great supplement to other more advanced textbooks
Clear and helpful introduction to concepts and theories related to public health.
I think this book would be helpful, particularly as it relates to UK current policy
I reviewed this text with a view to adopting it as an essential text for a public health course taught to first year medical students. The book is structured in three parts: Theoretical concepts, practical concepts and populations and public health practice. The most useful thing about the text was the way it is structured and the topics covered. In this sense, it is very helpful to tutors looking for ideas on developing a public health course. Some of the case studies serve as good examples to use in teaching.
This book is a comprehensive summary of important concepts and issues in public health. It is a quick reference to global issues affecting and relating to health. I especially appreciate the section on ethics as I feel this in very relevant to public health but not always discussed in the open. The division of theory and practical application makes it easy for the reader to focus on their interest without having to scan though a chapter to look for either theory of application (ideas of how to apply theory).
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