Public Health: Local and Global Perspectives provides students with a comprehensive overview of Australian and international public health issues and contexts. It explores recent changes in the local public health field, as well as complex global public health issues, and engages with the political and cultural impacts these have on public health systems. The book aims to deepen students’ understanding of the determinants of health, historical and theoretical perspectives of public health, and current health research – particularly in the area of evidence-based practice. Through consideration of new perspectives, it introduces the latest public health discourses, and explores issues of health promotion and health inequalities that inform much of the understanding of public health today. Drawing on more than 25 years experience, Pranee Liamputtong leads a stellar author team to present this essential resource. Each chapter includes learning objectives, key words, tutorial exercises and further reading, as well as illustrative and informative case studies to aid students’ understanding of key concepts. A comprehensive and engaging overview of Australian and international public health issues and contexts.
- • Provides a comprehensive understanding of public health from both Australian and international contexts
- • Addresses important issues such as the historical and theoretical perspectives of public health, determinants of health, public health issues and special populations, and public health and research, particularly evidence-based practice in public health
- • Led by Pranee Liamputtong, the book brings together contributions from experts in their field who add different perspectives rather than the views of a single author • Explores issues of health promotion and health inequalities that inform much of the understanding of public health today.