Oxford Textbook of Public Health

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9780198509592: Oxford Textbook of Public Health

The Oxford Textbook of Public Health, 4th edition encapsulates the complex, dynamic field of public health in a single accessible volume for the student or practitioner. In three comprehensive sections it covers the scope of public health; methods of research, both quantitative and qualitative; and the practical applications of public health principles. The textbook discusses new challenges to public health such as re-emerging infectious diseases, globalization, and social inequalities in health. It considers public health in relation to human rights and ethics and tackles such difficult issues as: prioritizing disparate public health problems; identifying and implementing cost effective strategies; and the need for a comprehensive rather than an issue- or disease- oriented approach for the resolution of public health problems. This fourth edition provides a clear international perspective on health policy, including more coverage of issues of relevance to developing countries and presenting the perspective of public leaders including the former Director General of the World Health Organization on strategies to resolve existing and anticipated global health problems.

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. . . this textbook continues to be an excellent reference for public health practitioners, teachers and students. ( Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health)

Now for the first time, it is available in a single volume paperback. So, unlike its three-volume hardback sibling, lovingly described as 'the blue whale of public health', it will occupy just 6cm of shelf space... This fact, together with [the] price tag... begins to bring this text into the realms of accessibility of normal mortals working in public health around the world, as well as specialist libraries, and those senior public health academics and other international authorities in the field, whose words adorn the pages of this book... Every public health facility should have a reference copy of this book. ( Public Health)

A truly remarkable piece of academic work. ( Thierry Louvet, Executive Director, ASPHER, France)

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 Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health)

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'This is the blue whale of public health - a beautiful beast of a book' - Sociology of Health and Illness

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