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1. Public health: an introduction to local and global contexts Pranee Liamputtong; Part I. Historical and Theoretical Perspectives: 2. Public health: historical and contemporary principles and practices Rebecca E. Olson; 3. Health promotion principles and practice: addressing complex public health issues using the Ottawa Charter Bernadette Sebar, Kirsty Morgan and Jessica Lee; 4. Primary health care and community health Irene Blackberry; 5 Public health ethics Jane Williams and Stacy Carter; Part II. Determinants of Health: 6. Social determinants of public health John Oldroyd; 7. Behavioural, nutritional and environmental determinants and public health Jonathan Hallett, Gemma Crawford, Christina Pollard and Toni Hannelly; 8. Individual decision-making in public health John Bidewell; 9. Political determinants of public health Marguerite C. Sendall; 10. Human rights, social justice and public health Ann Taket; Part III. Public Health and Research: 11. Qualitative research methodology and evidence-based practice in public health Pranee Liamputtong; 12. Assessing the health of populations: epidemiology in public health Patricia Lee; 13. Public health: planning and evaluation Stuart Wark; Part IV. Public Health Issues and Special Populations: 14. Health of children: the right to thrive Lisa Gibbs, Elise Davis and Simon Crouch; 15. Promoting adolescent wellbeing: health concerns, help-seeking and models of public health Jessica Heerde and Sheryl Hemphill; 16. Healthy ageing Elizabeth Cyarto and Frances Batchelor; 17. The health inequalities of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities: strategies for change Teresa Iacono and Christine Bigby; 18. The health of indigenous peoples Sharon Chirgwin and Heather D'Antoine; 19. Health of migrants and refugees Celia McMichael; 20. The health of rural peoples Alan Crouch, Lisa Bourke and David Pierce; 21. Drug use in Australia: a public health approach Andrew Smirnov and Jake Najman.

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Provides students with an overview of Australian and international public health issues and contexts.

About the Author

Pranee Liamputtong is a medical anthropologist and Professor of Public Health at the School of Science and Health, Western Sydney University. Previously, Pranee held a personal chair in public health in the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University, Melbourne until January 2016. She also previously taught in the School of Sociology and Anthropology and worked as a public health research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Mothers' and Children's Health, La Trobe University. Liamputtong has a particular interest in issues related to cultural and social influences on child-bearing, child-rearing and women's reproductive and sexual health. She works mainly with refugee and migrant women in Melbourne and with women in Asia (mostly in Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam). She has published several books and a large number of articles in these areas.

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