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Defining health and public health

Fleming, MaryLou (2011) Defining health and public health. In Fleming, Mary Louise & Parker, Elizabeth (Eds.) Introduction to Public Health [2nd ed.]. Elsevier Australia/Churchill Livingstone, Chatswood, NSW, pp. 3-23.

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    Abstract

    • define health and public health

    • discuss how the concept of ‘health’ means different things to different individuals and be able to consider the range of factors that influence these definitions

    • identify and describe the principles of public health

    • recognise and describe how public health is defined and how each definition has shaped the development and implementation of public health approaches

    • describe the relationship between public health and other disciplines

    • discuss the nature and scope of public health

    • describe the varying roles of the public health workforce

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    ID Code: 47702
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Keywords: public health, public health workforce
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
    Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
    Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Elsevier Australia
    Deposited On: 14 Dec 2011 08:00
    Last Modified: 18 Dec 2011 14:55

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