This is a well laid out book which covers a variety of topics in 5 broad sections. The chapters and articles within each section are well structured and manageable in terms of the topics they cover and the content is covered clearly and informatively - a straightforward read. It does help having some background knowledge of health promotion when using it, but many new areas are included that give pause for thought (e.g. terrorism)
This book provides a useful insight into different aspects of public health, and will help students develop their learning on issues relating to public health and beyond.
It adds a new dimension to public health studies
Adds a different dimension to public health studies
Recommended as additional reading for course
An excellent book covering key areas in the multidisciplinary field of Public Health. Sections on Global Public Health are very relevant to the 21st Century. This book will supplement texts on the MSc Public Health and Health Promotion and MSc Ageing Studies courses.
This book should be a resource for every health professional
Nursing students have referred to this text within class discussions and in submitted work. Content encourages critical analysis and supports curriculum.
Excellent selection of articles and texts. This book will prove very useful in supplementing classroom teaching with guided reading on the public health programme
Used to support delivery of some elements of the session and recommended to students
Also used for a different course- Public Health and Social Change MSc
excellent introductory reader.
A very well organised book, taking the reader on a journey through the historical development of public health through to controversial arguments and debates about its future direction. The book is well structured, with the introductions to each chapter providing a clear pathway through the arguments and debates. The authors tackle some of the more challenging issues, presenting alternative viewpoints to enable the reader to draw their own conclusions from a range of perspectives.
A very readable book, the links to Global Public Health are extremely relevant to Internationhal students. The questioning debate proffered from numerous perspectives, including terrorism on Public Health throw up some very interesting questions. Several of the chapter titles at first glance are a little disconcerting!
a useful reader for those students keen to pursue wider reading in health promotion. Provides useful and alternative insights into a field often shrouded in controversy and mixed understandings.
proved to be a very valauble resource for the most recent academic year.
An excellent book for use by masters level students. Critical considerations of the issues throughout. Well supported by a range of references. The Global Public Health chapters and case studies will be of particular interest to our growing number of international students.
This book is vey useful for students to gian additional information on a wide range of subjects connected to public health . The short chapter set up is very student friendly
I have given this text to the Public health nursing team who are impressed with the content and will be adding it to the reading list for the SCPHN programme . I liked the variety , the contemporary nature of the text and the chapters all arranged logically and which can all be used independently for students to enahnce their knowledge of the subject
A valuable recommended book for students on both undergraduate and post graduate courses that exposes them to a range of challenging perspectives in the field of public health.
A useful text which promotes a deeper understand of public health and the many issues practitioners face.