History and development of public health

Fleming, Mary-Lou (2011) History and development of public health. In Fleming, Mary Louise & Parker, Elizabeth (Eds.) Introduction to Public Health [2nd ed.]. Elsevier Australia/Churchill Livingstone, Chatswood, NSW, pp. 24-45.

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Abstract

  • briefly describe the importance of public health history to contemporary public health

  • briefly describe the ancient history of public health

  • outline the key periods and activities in the modern history of Western public health

  • describe and understand the important roles of political, social, environmental and economic factors as they impact on health

  • consider the major factors that have influenced an understanding of contemporary public health in the past 40 years.

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ID Code: 47707
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: public health history
ISBN: 9780729540919
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: 13 Dec 2011 22:28
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2011 04:55

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