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Title Working in public health : an introduction to careers in public health / edited by Fiona Sim and Jenny Wright
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (x, 187 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Part 1 Introduction; Introduction to the book and to public health; What it means to work in public health; Changing public health issues; Global burden of disease; Introducing the public health workforce; How we categorise the public health workforce; Broad outline of careers in public health; Public health competence; Current organisation of public health workforces in the four UK countries; Structure of this book; Acknowledgements; Part 2 Public Health Functions; 1 Health improvement; Introduction to this function
Clare Ebberson, Martin Seymour and Rebecca Hams, Specialty Registrars in Public Health8 National Health Service; Introduction to this setting; Frances Fairman, Clinical Effectiveness Manager; 9 Health policy settings; Introduction to this setting; Mohit Sharma, Specialty Registrar in Public Health; 10 International and global health; Introduction to this setting; Jenny Amery, DFID: a career in international public health; Manpreet Singh: working in international and global health as a public health practitioner
Manuelle Hurwitz: working in international development and health for the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)11 UK voluntary and community sector organisations; Introduction to this setting; Paul Lincoln, Chief Executive, UK Health Forum; Claire Everett, Regional Commissioning Manager, Food for Life Partnership and Sue Lloyd, Specialist in Public Health and Nutrition; Part 4 Getting into Public Health; 12 Undergraduate and postgraduate education; Introduction; Jane Wills, Professor of Public Health; Helen Hogan, Clinical Lecturer; 13 Public health specialist training scheme
Richard Parish, former Chief Executive, Royal Society for Public HealthEm Rahman, Public Health Workforce Development, Wessex Deanery; 2 Health intelligence; Introduction to this function; Alison Hill, Deputy Chief Knowledge Officer, Public Health England; 3 Healthcare public health; Introduction to this function; Diane Bell, Consultant in Public Health; Jan Yates: a personal account; 4 Health protection; Introduction to this function; Peter Sheridan, Consultant in Communicable Disease Control, and Lorna Wilcox, Environmental Health; Ian Gray, Environmental Health Officer
Surindar Dhesi, Environmental Health Practitioner and Researcher5 Academic public health; Introduction to this function; Katie Cole, Specialty Registrar in public health; Muireann Kelly, Research Officer; Jane Wills, Professor of Public Health; Helen Hogan, Clinical Lecturer; 6 International and global public health; Introduction to this function; Mala Rao, Professor of Public Health; Part 3 Settings for Public Health Practice; 7 Local authorities; Introduction to this setting; Anita Parkin, Director of Public Health
Summary "What can you contribute to improving and protecting the health of your community? Public health is becoming an increasingly central area of healthcare practice and people working in public health come from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds. This practical and accessible book maps out the range of exciting and varied options open to people considering a career in public health, and provides helpful information on how to get there, either as a fully fledged specialist or in an operational practitioner role. Designed especially for those wanting to learn about public heath, it looks at public health work in a range of settings, from health services to the commercial sector, and in a range of different roles, from health protection to public health intelligence. Numerous vignettes and case studies from highly experienced practitioners, as well as those new to their roles, illustrate what their roles involve and how have they had an impact. This is the ideal book for anyone interested in putting public health at the centre of their working lives"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Public Health.
Career Choice.
Vocational Guidance.
Public health -- Vocational guidance -- Great Britain
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
Public health -- Vocational guidance.
United Kingdom.
Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
Author Sim, Fiona, editor.
Wright, Jenny, 1948- editor.
ISBN 0203104404