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, and examples of further reading.




Significant changes occurring in the organisation and practice of public health demand a fresh look at some of the established public health concepts, as well as a consideration of new and emerging themes.

Assuming no previous experience of public health and minimal knowledge of public health concepts, theories, principles and domains, this is the ideal guide for those new to the public health field. It is essential reading for those involved in public health practice. It will also appeal to a wider audience of professionals, lay people and students who are interested in public and community health.

Key Concepts can support programmes of study, or readers may use the book as a reference point, for supplementary reading or to provide an introduction to a specific concept. ...

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