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Essentials of Public Health Biology

Essentials of Public Health Biology Author Constance U. Battle
ISBN-10 9780763744649
Release 2009-10-06
Pages 613
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Essentials of Public Health Biology

Essentials of Public Health Biology Author Loretta DiPietro
ISBN-10 9781284167818
Release 2018-03-07
Pages 240
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Essentials of Public Health Biology explores the biologic mechanisms of diseases in both developed and developing countries. A detailed examination of the reciprocal relationships of genetic, environmental, and behavioral determinants of health and disease prepares students to analyze, discuss, and communicate biologic principles of disease.



Essentials of Public Health

Essentials of Public Health Author Clinical Professor and Director Division of Community Health Sciences School of Public Health University of Illinois Chicago Illinois Bernard J Turnock, M.D.
ISBN-10 9781284069365
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 300
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As one of the foundational texts in the Essential Public Health series, Essentials of Public Health is an excellent introduction to the field of public health. Written for senior-level undergraduates or graduate students in public health, health science, nursing, and other health professions, Essentials of Public Health gives special focus to public health careers and the workings of public health agencies. Combining the best elements of Dr. Turnock's other books: Public Health: What It Is and How It Works and Public Health: Career Choices That Make a Difference, Essentials of Public Health, Third Edition, uses clear, reader-friendly language and helpful learning tools such as chapter exercises and discussion questions, making it an ideal text to prepare your students for the profession of public health. New to the Third Edition: Comprehensive new coverage of topics such as: the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, strategic planning, accreditation of public health organizations and credentialing of public health workers Extensive information on state and local public health practice derived from national surveys conducted since 2012 Two separate chapters on Community Public Health Practice and Emergency Preparedness (formerly covered in one single chapter) New conceptual frameworks for the public health system, overall health system, and public health workforce An examination of an additional 16 different public health occupations a total of 39 covered in all More than 60 new or revised charts and tables and a series of outside-the-book thinking exercises appears in each chapter. This book: Defines and describes the public health system Provides concepts and tools for measuring health in populations Characterizes the relationship of the public health system with medical care and other elements of the overall health system Identifies government s unique contributions through federal, state, and local public health agencies Offers basic information on the size and composition of the public health workforce Addresses careers and jobs in public health administration, epidemiology, public health nursing, health education, and more."



Basics of Public Health Core Competencies

Basics of Public Health Core Competencies Author Larry Holmes
ISBN-10 9780763765378
Release 2009-10-07
Pages 222
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From the Back Cover: Basics of Public Health Core Competencies is a reader-friendly review of the five core competencies outlined by the Association of Schools of Public Health. One chapter is devoted to each of the disciplines of epidemiology, biostatistics, behavioral and social sciences, environmental health, and health policy and management sciences, along with vignettes that illustrate the application of concepts. Using a clear outline format, this text is ideal for courses that offer a basic introduction to the field of public health, or for courses that prepare MPH students for the new Certification in Public Health exam. Learn more about each competency with the Essential Public Health series. See www.jbpub.com/essentialpublichealth for the latest information on the series.



Public Health and Social Justice

Public Health and Social Justice Author Martin Donohoe
ISBN-10 9781118236765
Release 2012-10-10
Pages 656
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Praise for Public Health and Social Justice "This compilation unifies ostensibly distant corners of our broad discipline under the common pursuit of health as an achievable, non-negotiable human right. It goes beyond analysis to impassioned suggestions for moving closer to the vision of health equity." —Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, Kolokotrones University Professor and chair, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; co-founder, Partners In Health "This superb book is the best work yet concerning the relationships between public health and social justice." —Howard Waitzkin, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of New Mexico "This book gives public health professionals, researchers and advocates the essential knowledge they need to capture the energy that social justice brings to our enterprise." —Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH, Distinguished Professor of Public Health, the City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College "The breadth of topics selected provides a strong overview of social justice in medicine and public health for readers new to the topic." —William Wiist, DHSc, MPH, MS, senior scientist and head, Office of Health and Society Studies, Interdisciplinary Health Policy Institute, Northern Arizona University "This book is a tremendous contribution to the literature of social justice and public health." —Catherine Thomasson, MD, executive director, Physicians for Social Responsibility "This book will serve as an essential reference for students, teachers and practitioners in the health and human services who are committed to social responsibility." —Shafik Dharamsi, PhD, faculty of medicine, University of British Columbia



Principles and Practice of Toxicology in Public Health

Principles and Practice of Toxicology in Public Health Author Ira S. Richards
ISBN-10 9781284065992
Release 2013-07-24
Pages 475
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All public health professionals should have some level of knowledge of the basic principles of Toxicology. Whether dealing with issues as diverse as a workers’ compensation claim for a job-related exposure and injury or the removal of toxic wastes from an urban community, public health professionals must be able to communicate with each other, the public, and our political leaders concerning how chemicals can, and the conditions under which they may, realistically produce harm. Principles and Practice of Toxicology in Public Health provides students with an understanding of the nature and scope of the discipline, so that they may be prepared to participate in a meaningful way in the often highly visible problem-solving and decision-making processes required of public health professionals. In four sections, it offers an introduction to the field, as well as the basics of toxicology principles, systemic toxicity, and toxicology practice. The text is immediately readable for the student with little technical background. The Second Edition is a thorough update that has been expaneded with a new chapter on endocrine toxicology. Instructor Resources: Instructor Manual, PowerPoint, TestBank



Introduction to Epidemiologic Research Methods in Public Health Practice

Introduction to Epidemiologic Research Methods in Public Health Practice Author Susan Bailey
ISBN-10 9781449627843
Release 2012-08-21
Pages 310
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Tailored for multiple purposes including learning about and being equipped to evaluate research studies, conducting thesis/dissertation/capstone projects, and publishing scientific results, Epidemiologic Research Methods in Public Health Practice covers the full breadth of epidemiologic study designs and topics (case, case-control, and cohort studies).



Essentials of Environmental Health

Essentials of Environmental Health Author Robert H. Friis
ISBN-10 9781449666606
Release 2008-07-08
Pages 390
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As the first title in the Essential Public Health series, Essentials of Environmental Health is a clear and comprehensive study of the major topics of environmental health, including: background of the field and “tools of the trade” (environmental epidemiology, environmental toxicology, and environmental policy and regulation); environmental diseases (microbial agents, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation); and applications and domains of environmental health (water and air quality, food safety, waste disposal, and occupational health). Perfect for the beginning student as well as the experienced health professional, each chapter concludes with study questions and exercises to engage the reader in further study. The forthcoming companion website for this edition will provide additional resources and learning aids, including PowerPoints, an instructor's manual, test questions, and flashcards.



Essentials of Human Disease

Essentials of Human Disease Author Leonard Crowley
ISBN-10 9781449643898
Release 2012-09-14
Pages 550
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Essentials of Human Disease, Second Edition is a consolidated and modified version of the very successful Introduction to Human Disease, now in its Ninth Edition. This book is designed for students who have limited time to master basic disease concepts. It covers the essential structural and functional characteristics of common and important diseases, as well as the principles of diagnosis and treatment. The book is organized into two main sections. The first section deals with general concepts and with diseases affecting the body as a whole. The second section considers the various organ systems and their diseases. Each chapter begins with learning objectives, followed by a brief review of the anatomy and physiology of the organ system discussed, then a systematic survey of the pathology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and principles of treatment of the diseases covered.



Prevention Policy and Public Health

Prevention  Policy  and Public Health Author Sarah Moreland-Russell
ISBN-10 9780190224653
Release 2016-02-04
Pages 384
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The greatest public health victories of the last century -- public sanitation, vehicle safety measures, limits on smoking and tobacco use -- have all been facilitated by public policies. While policy is an unparalleled tool for effecting change in public health, most professionals are unprepared to plan, apply, or study policy in a consequential way. Prevention, Policy, and Public Health provides a basic foundation for students, professionals, and researchers to be more effective in the policy arena. It offers information on the dynamics of the policymaking process, theoretical frameworks, analysis, and policy applications. It also offers tools for advocacy and communication, two integral aspects of shaping policies for public health. Organized around the leading risk factors for premature death and supplemented with illustrative case study examples, this book will help professionals and researchers understand the dimensions of policy, which can in turn inform the conduct of research and evaluation. These skills, combined with an understanding of opportunities and limitations within governments, can be highly applicable to designing effective policies and programs. With current pressures to implement broad and sustainable public health improvements, policies are more important than ever for anyone in the study and practice of public health. This book can be considered a primer to truly understanding the connection between prevention, policy, and public health.



Introductory Statistics for Health and Nursing Using SPSS

Introductory Statistics for Health and Nursing Using SPSS Author Louise Marston
ISBN-10 9781847874832
Release 2010-01-20
Pages 251
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With the inclusion of real-world data and a host of health-related examples, this is an impressive introductory statistics text ideal for all health science and nursing students. Health and nursing students can be anxious and lacking in confidence when it comes to handling statistics. This book has been developed with this readership in mind. This accessible text avoids using long and off-putting statistical formulae in favor of non-daunting practical and SPSS-based examples. What’s more, its content will fit ideally with the common course content of stats courses in the field.



Public Health 101

Public Health 101 Author Riegelman
ISBN-10 9781284118445
Release 2018-03-08
Pages 338
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From clean drinking water, to seat belts, to immunizations, the impact of public health on every individual is undeniable. For undergraduates, an understanding of the foundations of public health is an essential step toward becoming an educated citizen. Public Health 101 provides a big-picture, population perspective on the determinants of health and disease and the tools available to protect and promote health. It examines the full range of options for intervention including use of the healthcare system, the public health system, and society-wide systems such as laws and taxation.



Essentials Of Public Health Biology A Guide For The Study Of Pathophysiology

Essentials Of Public Health Biology  A Guide For The Study Of Pathophysiology Author CTI Reviews
ISBN-10 9781490269399
Release 2016-10-16
Pages 63
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Essentials Of Public Health Biology, A Guide For The Study Of Pathophysiology. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.



Essentials of Public Health Preparedness

Essentials of Public Health Preparedness Author Rebecca Katz
ISBN-10 9781449675486
Release 2011-10-21
Pages 172
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The public health community plays a vital role in identifying, responding to, containing, and recovering from emergencies. This book will introduce your students to the important and timely field of public health preparedness. The book presupposes no previous exposure to the concepts, yet provides enough depth for students who may have advanced knowledge. Divided into four parts, Public Health Preparedness explores: principles of public health preparedness; defining the problem; creating an infrastructure; and solving problems. Recent and current topics are examined such as weapons of mass destruction; the 9/11 commission findings; the National Incident Management System, and biosecurity. Part of the Jones & Bartlett Learning Essential Public Health series. Learn more at www.essentialpublichealth.com. Looking for more real-life evidence? Check out Cases 6, 19, & 21 in Essential Case Studies in Public Health, Putting Public Health into Practice.



American Plagues

American Plagues Author Stephen H. Gehlbach
ISBN-10 9781442256514
Release 2016-04-14
Pages 280
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Smallpox, yellow fever, malaria, and polio, fearful diseases that once beset Americans, are now largely, just unhappy history. Yet from our confrontations with these past plagues come lessons that inform today’s struggles to understand and remedy problems like HIV/AIDS, coronary heart disease, and Ebola infection. American Plagues weaves stories of encounters with epidemics over our history with lessons that aid our present understanding of health and disease. Doctors and clergy, writers and newsmen, public health institutions, and even an entire town relate their personal experiences with various outbreaks and the ways they were identified, contained, and treated. The stories are filled with ambition and accomplishment, jealousy and disappointment, public spirit and self-interest, egotism and modesty. Some episodes lead to vital discoveries. Others were unproductive. Yet each proved instructive and expanded our abilities to gather and process information in ways that improve medicine and public health today. American Plagues gives readers insights into some of the people and events that make up our rich public health history as well as skills to better grasp the complex health information that cascades upon us from the media.



Mental Health and Disasters

Mental Health and Disasters Author Yuval Neria
ISBN-10 9780521883870
Release 2009-07-20
Pages 624
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A reference on mental health and disasters, focused on the full spectrum of psychopathologies associated with many different types of disasters.



Philosophy of Population Health

Philosophy of Population Health Author Sean A Valles
ISBN-10 9781351670784
Release 2018-05-11
Pages 224
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Population health has recently grown from a series of loosely connected critiques of twentieth-century public health and medicine into a theoretical framework with a corresponding ?eld of research—population health science. Its approach is to promote the public’s health through improving everyday human life: afford-able nutritious food, clean air, safe places where children can play, living wages, etc. It recognizes that addressing contemporary health challenges such as the prevalence of type 2 diabetes will take much more than good hospitals and public health departments. Blending philosophy of science/medicine, public health ethics and history, this book offers a framework that explains, analyses and largely endorses the features that de?ne this relatively new ?eld. Presenting a philosophical perspective, Valles helps to clarify what these features are and why they matter, including: searching for health’s "upstream" causes in social life, embracing a professional commitment to studying and ameliorating the staggering health inequities in and between populations; and reforming scienti?c practices to foster humility and respect among the many scientists and non- scientists who must work collaboratively to promote health. Featuring illustrative case studies from around the globe at the end of all main chapters, this radical monograph is written to be accessible to all scholars and advanced students who have an interest in health—from public health students to professional philosophers.