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Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice 4e


  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198800125
  • Year: 2020
  • Pages: 688

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Fully revised and updated for the fourth edition, the award-winning Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice remains the first resort for practitioners in the field. Structured into practical sections addressed towards professional competencies and translating evidence into policy, this Handbook provides concise summaries and covers real issues from across the globe, providing a world of experience at your fingertips.

Easy-to-use, concise, and practical, this Handbook is divided into seven parts that focus on the vital areas of this broad discipline. Reflecting recent advances, the most promising developments in the practice of public health are presented, along with essential summaries of the core disciplines. Specific sections are devoted to the development of professional competencies including negotiation, communicating risk to the public, community action, and translating evidence into policy.

Written by an international team of experts, and considering both social and scientific advances since the previous edition, this Handbook will assist students, trainees and practitioners around the world with its enriched information on the management of disasters, epidemics, health behaviour, acute and chronic disease prevention, community and government action, environmental heath, vulnerable populations, and more.

  • Provides everything that a public health practitioner needs to know in seven easy-to-navigate sections
  • Includes professional competencies, matched to international standards
  • Emphasizes practical evidence-based advice, contemporary issues, and emerging topics
  • Features work from expert contributors from around the world to make it a truly global guide

New to this Edition:

  • Includes coverage of the latest developments such as genomic medicine and implementation science
  • Features new chapters on professional skills and competencies, matched to revised standards
  • Fully updated and revised to reflect developments in the field