Key Concepts in Public Health
- Frances Wilson - Chester University, UK
- Andi Mabhala - Chester University, UK
SAGE Key Concepts series
Community / Public Health Nursing | Public Health | Public Health Education & Health Promotion
Julie Lemprière, University of Gloucestershire
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
- examples of further reading.
Highly readable, with clear indexing and cross referencing, this is an ideal book to turn to for learning more about key issues in public health practice and education. The clever structure means the book can be read in its entirety to support a programme of study or readers can use it to dip into and update their knowledge of a particular concept. It meets the validation requirements of all allied health and nursing training programmes and will also be invaluable for policy-makers and healthcare practitioners continuing their professional education.
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.