Introduction to Public Health, 4th Edition

Authors :
Mary Louise Fleming & Elizabeth Parker & Ignacio Correa-Velez
Date of Publication: 08/2019
Introduction to Public Health is a foundation, introductory text addressing the principles and practice of public health. Written from a multidisciplinary perspective, the text defines the discipline of public health, the nature and scope of public h ...view more
Introduction to Public Health is a foundation, introductory text addressing the principles and practice of public health. Written from a multidisciplinary perspective, the text defines the discipline of public health, the nature and scope of public health activity and the challenges that face public health in the 21st century. Designed for undergraduate health science and nursing students, the text helps readers with their understanding of the nature and scope of public health and the challenges facing the field into the future.
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Introduction to Public Health is a foundation, introductory text addressing the principles and practice of public health. Written from a multidisciplinary perspective, the text defines the discipline of public health, the nature and scope of public health activity and the challenges that face public health in the 21st century. Designed for undergraduate health science and nursing students, the text helps readers with their understanding of the nature and scope of public health and the challenges facing the field into the future.


Key Features
  • Positions public health concepts within an Australian and New Zealand context
  • Chapter case studies and examples to help illustrate key points
  • Chapter reflection and review questions to assist readers with their application to practise
  • Logical structure enabling those new to public health to grasp complex concepts and apply to current health practice
  • New—A suite of video interviews with leading public health experts who each share a broad contextual overview of public health now and into the future

Additional resources on Evolve

eBook on VitalSource

Instructor Resources

  • Image Bank (tables and figures from the book)
  • Case studies
  • Video interviews

Students Resources

  • Student Quiz

Author Information
By Mary Louise Fleming, PhD, MA, BEd, Dip Teach, Public Health Consultant and Board Director. Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland. ; Elizabeth Parker, EdD, MSW, BA, Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland. and Ignacio Correa-Velez, MBBS, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology. Co-CEO (Impact and Innovation), Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT), Brisbane, Australia.