Professional Practice in Public Health

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Format: Ebook

Publication date: October 14, 2009

Pages: 366 pages

ISBN: 9781908625083 Related titles:

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With increasing numbers training and practicing public health across a range of organisations, and policy continuing to drive the public health agenda forward, the need for expertise is greater than ever. Professional Practice in Public Health will provide students and practitioners with a comprehensive and contemporary overview of public health. It is written by respected academics and practitioners drawing from their wide range of experiences in environmental and public health. The book emphasises the importance of reflective practice in developing and administering increasingly relevant policy and strategy.

Each chapter takes account of the framework of competencies required by the UK Public Health Voluntary Register and aims to help students and practitioners work toward these requirements. The book’s main market will be Masters students but the accessible style means that undergraduate students, students on Foundation Degree courses and practitioners will also find this book a useful learning resource.

This book provides an interactive approach that includes case studies, activities and reflection points so that readers are encouraged to engage with the theory, practice, knowledge and skills. Overall the book seeks to help raise the professional stakes in delivering effective public health interventions to tackle health inequalities where they are at their most acute.

1: Introduction

PART 1: AN OVERVIEW

2: Theory and practice in public health

3: Evidence based practice

4: Organisation and delivery of the PH agenda

5: Developing and implementing policy

PART 2: BACKGROUND, POLICY AND PROCESSES

6: Environment, health and sustainability

7: Poverty, inequality and social exclusion

8: Health promotion

9: Health protection

10: Health Needs Assessment

11: Health Impact Assessment

12: Community development and leadership for health

13: Digital technology in health

14: Leadership and change management in public health

15: Ethics in public health

16: Equality, equity, diversity and culture

17: Global health

PART 3: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IN PUBLIC HEALTH

18: Environmental health

19: Food and health

20: Housing and health

21: Conclusions

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