Oxford Textbook of Public Health

  • Edited by Roger Detels
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This fifth edition of the ever-popular Oxford Textbook of Public Health has been thoroughly updated, and remains the ultimate resource on the subject of public health and epidemiology. Two new editors, Mary Ann Lansang and Martin Gulliford, join the established editor team of Roger Detels and Robert Beaglehole, representing a truly global outlook from four continents. The contributors are drawn from across the world, offering perspectives from vastly different health systems, with ranging public health needs and priorities. With contributors including Dr Margaret Chan, Director of the World Health Organization, this book offers a globally comprehensive picture of modern health. The book retains its approach of dividing the complex, dynamic subject of public health into three topics. First, the scope of public health is covered, looking at the development of the discipline, determinants of health and disease, public health policies, and law and ethics. The second volume focuses on the methods of public health, including the main science behind the discipline - epidemiology. Environmental factors, information systems, and social science techniques are also considered.Finally, the third volume puts the theory into practice, examining specific public health problems and options for prevention and control. As well as identifying these issues by system or disease, there is also an awareness of the unique needs of particular population groups. The book concludes with an analysis of the functions of public health, and a look at the future of public health in the 21st century. The picture of world health has moved on dramatically since the publication of the fourth edition in 2002. This new edition includes substantial new material on the impact of private support of public health; globalization; water and sanitation; leadership; community-intervention trials; disease and infection; gene environment interactions; obesity and physical inactivity; urbanization; minorities and indigenous populations; health needs assessment; clinical epidemiology; and the practice of public health. This ensures that the Oxford Textbook of Public Health remains the most comprehensive, accessible text for both students and practitioners in public health and epidemiology.
VOLUME 1: THE SCOPE OF PUBLIC HEALTH; SECTION 1: THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE DISCIPLINE OF PUBLIC HEALTH; 1.1 The scope and concerns of public health; 1.2 The history and development of public health in high-income countries; 1.3 The history and development of public health in low- and middle-income countries; 1.4 The development of the discipline of public health in countries in economic transition: India, Brazil, China; SECTION 2: DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH AND DISEASE; 2.1 A framework for understanding determinants of health; 2.2 Globalization; 2.3 Behavioural determinants of health and disease; 2.4 Genomics and public health; 2.5 Water and sanitation; 2.6 Food and nutrition; 2.7 Infectious diseases; 2.8 The global environment; 2.9 Health services as determinants of population health; 2.10 Assessing health needs: the Global Burden of Disease approach; SECTION 3: PUBLIC HEALTH POLICIES; 3.1 Overview of policies and strategies; 3.2 Public health policy in high-income countries; 3.3 Health policy in low- and middle-income countries; 3.4 Leadership in public health; SECTION 4: PUBLIC HEALTH LAW AND ETHICS; 4.1 The right to the highest attainable standard of health; 4.2 Comparative national public health legislation; 4.3 International public health instruments; 4.4 Ethical principles and ethical issues in public health; VOLUME 2: THE METHODS OF PUBLIC HEALTH; SECTION 5: INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND SOURCES OF INTELLIGENCE; 5.1 Information systems in support of public health in high-income countries; 5.2 Information systems and community diagnosis in low- and middle-income countries; 5.3 Web-based public health information dissemination and evaluation; SECTION 6: EPIDEMIOLOGICAL AND BIOSTATISTICAL APPROACHES; 6.1 Epidemiology: the foundation of public health; 6.2 Ecologic variables, ecologic studies, and multi-level studies in public health research; 6.3 Cross-sectional studies; 6.4 Principles of outbreak investigation; 6.5 Case-control studies; 6.6 Cohort studies; 6.7 Methodology of intervention trials in individuals; 6.8 Methodological issues in the design and analysis of community intervention trials; 6.9 Community-based intervention studies in high-income countries; 6.10 Community-based intervention trials in low- and middle-income countries; 6.11 Clinical epidemiology; 6.12 Validity and bias in epidemiological research; 6.13 Causation and causal inference; 6.14 Systematic reviews and meta-analysis; 6.15 Statistical methods; 6.16 Mathematical models of transmission and control; 6.17 Public health surveillance; SECTION 7: SOCIAL SCIENCE TECHNIQUES; 7.1 Sociology and psychology in public health; 7.2 Demography and public health; 7.3 Health promotion, health education, and the public health; 7.4 Cost-effectiveness analysis: concepts and applications; 7.5 Governance and management of public health programmes; 7.6 Public health sciences and policy in high-income countries; 7.7 Public health sciences and policy in low- and middle-income countries; SECTION 8: ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SCIENCES; 8.1 Environmental health issues in public health; 8.2 Radiation and public health; 8.3 Control of microbial threats: population surveillance, vaccine studies, and the microbiological laboratory; 8.4 The science of human exposures to contaminants in the environment; 8.5 Occupational health; 8.6 Ergonomics and public health; 8.7 Toxicology and risk assessment in the analysis and management of environmental risk; 8.8 Risk perception and communication; VOLUME 3: THE PRACTICE OF PUBLIC HEALTH; SECTION 9: MAJOR HEALTH PROBLEMS; 9.1 Gene-environment interactions and public health; 9.2 Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases; 9.3 Neoplasms; 9.4 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma; 9.5 Obesity; 9.6 The epidemiology and prevention of diabetes mellitus; 9.7 Public mental health; 9.8 Dental public health; 9.9 Musculoskeletal diseases; 9.10 Neurological diseases, epidemiology and public health; 9.11 The transmissable spongiform encephalopathies; 9.12 Sexually transmitted infections; 9.13 Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; 9.14 Tuberculosis; 9.15 Malaria; 9.16 Chronic hepatitis and other liver disease; 9.17 Emerging and re-emerging infections; SECTION 10: PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF PUBLIC HEALTH HAZARDS; 10.1 Tobacco; 10.2 Drug abuse; 10.3 Alcohol; 10.4 Injury prevention and control: the public health approach; 10.5 Interpersonal violence prevention: a recent public health mandate; 10.6 Collective violence: war; 10.7 Urban health in low- and middle-income countries; 10.8 Public health aspects of bioterrorism; SECTION 11: PUBLIC HEALTH NEEDS OF POPULATION GROUPS; 11.1 The changing family; 11.2 Women, men and health; 11.3 Child health; 11.4 Adolescent health; 11.5 Ethnic minorities and indigenous peoples; 11.6 People with disabilities; 11.7 Health of older people; 11.8 Forced migrants and other displaced populations; SECTION 12: PUBLIC HEALTH FUNCTIONS; 12.1 Need: what is it and how do we measure it?; 12.2 Needs assessment: a practical approach; 12.3 Socio-economic inequalities in health in high-income countries: the facts and the options; 12.4 Reducing health inequalities in low- and middle-income countries; 12.5 Prevention and control of chronic, non-communicable diseases; 12.6 Principles of infectious disease control; 12.7 Population screening and public health; 12.8 Environmental health practice; 12.9 Structures and strategies for public health intervention; 12.10 Strategies for health services; 12.11 Public health workers; 12.12 Planning for and responding to public health needs in emergencies and disasters; SECTION 13: THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC HEALTH; 13.1 Private support of public health; 13.2 Global health agenda for the 21st century
A clear, consistent and easy read textbook... This is an important book that should be found at every public health library and at the side of specialists in public health medicine. International Jo
Uitgavejaar 2009
ISBN 9780199218707
Serie Oxford Textbook
Verschijningsdatum 1 jul. 2009
Omvang 2
Auteur(s) Edited by Roger Detels
Bindwijze Gebonden
Taal Engels

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