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Author Keleher, Helen

Title Understanding Health
Edition 4th ed
Published Melbourne : OUPANZ, 2015


Description 1 online resource (372 pages)
Contents Part 1. Understanding health -- 1. Concepts of health /Helen Keleher and Colin MacDougall -- 2. Determinants of health /Helen Keleher and Colin MacDougall -- 3. Primary health care /Helen Keleher and Colin MacDougall -- 4. Public health /Helen Keleher -- 5. Population health /Helen Keleher -- 6. Global health /Helen Keleher -- 7. Health promotion /Helen Keleher -- Part 2. Measuring health -- 8. Health and well-being data /Helen Keleher -- 9. Epidemiology /Melissa Graham -- 10. Evidence in public health practice /Jan Garrard -- Part 3. Shaping and improving health -- 11. Determinants of behaviours /Colin MacDougall -- 12. Social determinanats and the health of Australia's first peoples /Kim O'Donnell and Colin MacDougall -- 13. Ecology and health /Michael Bentley and Colin MacDougall -- 14. Human rights and health /Colin MacDougall and Helen Keleher -- 15. Marginalised populations /Karen Block -- Part 4. Strategies for health practice -- 16. Social marketing /Joshua D. Newton -- 17. Health education for empowerment /Helen Keleher -- 18. Program planning and evaluation /Helen Keleher -- 19. Policy for health /Helen Keleher -- 20. Organisational change /Paul Laris and Colin MacDougall
Summary "Understanding Health 4th edition introduces students to all of the key health disciplines, examining public health, health promotion, social determinants of health and primary health care as a means of achieving greater fairness, social justice and health equity. It provides an update of important new developments in determinants thinking and adds new material on how to take action on the social determinants of health from whatever your field of endeavour with an emphasis on the evidence for better health and equity. It takes a more practical approach and looks at strategies for improving health practice. The structure of the book begins by discussing the over-arching principles of health and health promotion and continues on to explore how health status and the determinants of health are measured. The book then covers how health is shaped by the determinants of health, and finally, how to use that knowledge to improve health. The book equips the students to explore the theories and helps them to understand how to put them into practice. The extensive pedagogy highlights important theory, research and practice into the concepts covered within the text."--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Public health -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Australia
Public health -- Australia -- Textbooks
Health promotion -- Australia
Social medicine.
Health promotion.
Medicine, Preventive.
Social Medicine
Health Promotion
Preventive Medicine
Social medicine
Medicine, Preventive
Health promotion
Public health
Public health -- Study and teaching (Higher)
SUBJECT Australia
Subject Australia
Genre/Form Textbooks
Form Electronic book
Author MacDougall, Colin
ISBN 9780195597424