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Encyclopedia of Public Health

Encyclopedia of Public Health

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From disaster relief to AIDS education, we see public health efforts in action around the world. While the field of medicine deals with the diagnosis and treatment of individual patients, public health focuses on population-level measures aimed at preventing disease and promoting the health of the society at large. Public health research, practice and policy are based on multidisciplinary activities, drawing from fields such as sociology, statistics, economics, psychology, social work, and clinical medicine.

The Encyclopedia of Public Health is a summary of current knowledge in the field of public health. The work includes more than 2,500 entries in two volumes, written by international experts across the public health sciences. Entries consist of review-style articles (synopses), detailed essays and short definitions. Extensive cross referencing and hyperlinking offer an easy to use reference in Public Health.

Solidly structured and inclusive, this two-volume reference is an invaluable tool for clinical scientists and practitioners in academia, health care and industry, as well as students and teachers.

Topics covered include:

Biostatistics

Dental Public Health

Disaster Aftermath

Epidemiology

Ethics

Family Health

Health Behavior

Health Care and Rehabilitation

Health Economics (Burden of Disease)

Health Information

Health Management

Health Policy

Health Promotion

Health Technology Assessment

Indigenous People's Health

Infectious Diseases

Migrant Health

Nutrition and Physical Activity

Occupational and Environmental Health

Prevention

Public Health Genetics

Public Health Law

Public Mental Health

About the Editor-in-Chief:

Wilhelm Kirch is a former President of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA). Since 2005, he has served as President of the German Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He is currently a Professor on the Medical Faculty of the Dresden University of Technology.

Book Details
ISBN-13: 9781402056130
Publisher: Springer
Publisher Imprint: Springer
Depth: 0.6875
Height: 267 mm
No of Pages: 1601
Series Title: English
Weight: 3723 gr
ISBN-10: 1402056133
Publisher Date: 01 Jul 2008
Binding: Hardback
Edition: 1
Language: English
Returnable: Y
Spine Width: 71 mm
Width: 203 mm
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