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.
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Section 1 History, definitions and public health policy
1 Defining health and public health
2 History and development of public health
3 Public health policy
4 Social policy and public health
Section 2 Determinants of health
6 Biological and environmental determinants
7 Social and emotional determinants
Section 3 Ethics, evidence and practice
8 Ethics and public health
9 Evidence-based practice
10 Planning and evaluation
Section 4 Health protection and promotion
11 Disease control and management
12 Environmental health
13 Disaster preparedness and public health
14 Health promotion
Section 5 Contemporary issues
15 Globalisation and health
16 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
17 Grand challenges for public health
Professor Mary Louise Fleming is Public Health Consultant and Board Director, Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology. She has over 30 years' experience in teaching and research in higher education, in public health and health promotion. Her research experience is in: action research; process, impact and outcome evaluation in health promotion; and public health intervention design, development and implementation. Mary Louise has worked as a consultant for the World Health Organization and for Commonwealth and state health departments, and has sat on National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) public health project grant review panels. She is a member of the Board of Wesley Medical Research and the Metro North Hospital and Health Service in Queensland. She is widely published in the area of health promotion and public health. Her current role recognises the need for innovative solutions to the health-care system of the future, and working with the health care system to realise gains in efficiency and effectiveness while
focused on the patient at the centre of care.
Parker, Elizabeth Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland..
Elizabeth Parker is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology. She has teaching and research experience in public health and health promotion in Australia, and was formerly a senior manager in the Department of Public Health, Toronto, Canada. She is co-author, with Professor Mary Louise Fleming, of the book Health promotion: principles and practice in the Australian context. She holds a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Toronto.