Oxford Textbook of Public Health

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9780198509592: Oxford Textbook of Public Health

The Oxford Textbook of Public Health 4e is unique in its presentation of the breadth and depth of the complex, dynamic field of public health. To accomplish this goal the textbook is divided into three volumes. The first volume presents the scope of public health, the second presents the methodologies and strategies and the third presents the practice of public health. This fourth edition has updated the many changes which have occurred in the field since the third edition was published, has expanded the scope to include issues of developing countries and presents the perspective of public leaders including the Director General of the World Health Organization on startegies to resolve these existing and anticipated public health problems. The textbook tackles such difficult issues as how to prioritize disparate public health problems, how to identify and implement cost effective startegies, the need for mobilizing the community through community involvement and the need for a comprehensive rather than an issue/disease oriented approach for the resolution of public health problems.
The Oxford Textbook of Public Health is a comprehensive reference source for postgraduate students in public health, and provides insights into public health for those not primarily in public health but who need access to its expertise. The book is intended as a reference volume for use by public health professionals and academics. It should be included in every comprehensive library serving the health field and be on the shelf of every public health practitioner.

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About the Author:

Roger Detels is a Professor of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health. James McEwen is a Professor, Department of Public Health, University of Glasgow. Robert Beaglehold is Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Community Health, University of Auckland School of Medicine. Heizo Tanaka is a Professor at the National Institute of Health and Nutrition, Tokyo.

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`It is truly comprehensive in its international scale and the editors must be congratulated for making a clear, consistent and easy to read textbook.' International Journnal of Adolescent Medicine and Health

`Imaginatively structured. The contributions are authoritative.' BMJ

`Any attempt to be comprehensive on such a global scale is a major challenge. The editors have none the less succeeded.' Journal of Public Health medicine

`The standards are high both in content and clarity and the book is up to date. The editors have achieved a remarkable consistency of style and presentation... This well produced volume is highly recommended for postgraduate students, practitioners, and all concerned with public health.' Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

`The Oxford Textbook of Public Health presents discussions by many formidable authorities.' Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

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Editore: Oxford University Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 0198509596 ISBN 13: 9780198509592
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110198509596

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