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MAstering practical public health skills: AN INTERNATIONAL EDITION

Advances in medical practice means that people are living longer, often with chronic diseases.  In addition the need for preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through organised efforts and informed choices of society, organisations, public and private sectors, communities and individuals has been increasing in the ever changing World.  The current public health agenda sets out a clear role for all healthcare professionals to be involved in improving the health of the population they serve.  There is now the trend toward multi-professional working in public health sectors around the World.   Public Health Workers are also required to be involved in research and education in order to improve their skills and techniques.  The book on Practical Public Health Skills are designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and understanding in order to face the challenges in public health and medical practice in the changing World.




What the book covers

The book features the following topics:

  • The role of Public Health in Society
  • Evidence-based Medicine, which deals with source of evidence, critical appraisal skills, systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • How national policies affect local practices in different communities
  • Involving the public in decisions that affect their health
  • Epidemiology and Social Medicine
  • Medical statistics
  • Influence of ethnicity and Cultural Health Beliefs
  • Inequalities in health
  • Deprivation and co-morbidity issues
  • The use of new technology in public health
  • Legal and ethical issues in public health
  • Health promotion matters and techniques
  • Research Methods in Public Health
  • Essentials of needs assessment
  • Infectious Diseases and Public Health
  • Many other topics




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