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Health Studies (3rd Edition)

An Introduction

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 472
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08 May 2015

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23 April 2015

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This new edition of a very successful textbook provides an up-to-date, broad and authoritative introduction to studying health. With chapters including biology, epidemiology, anthropology, politics and psychology, it is the...

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This new edition of a very successful textbook provides an up-to-date, broad and authoritative introduction to studying health. With chapters including biology, epidemiology, anthropology, politics and psychology, it is the only book to explore all the major disciplines and highlight how they can contribute to our understanding of health in one single volume.


Comprehensive, accessible and written by leading experts in the different fields, this is the introductory text for all students of health studies. 

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Designed to engage readers and assist learning

Each chapter features a case study on food, diet and obesity as a contemporary health issue

Includes questions for discussion, reading, and reflection

Encourages the reader to use their experience to understand and apply concepts

Uses examples to illustrate concepts and methodologies

Explore contemporary issues

A whole new chapter on geography and health: it explores the relationship between people's health and the natural and built environments

New example features in every chapter which apply each discipline to contemporary health issues -from the increase in obesity to the impact of changing social and welfare policies- along with bullet points that highlight the latest research in the field

A complete update on both the design and layout ensures an even more navigable and enjoyable read for current students, along with new contributions from experts from across the globe
Introduction
1. Human Biology and Health
2. History and Health
3. Epidemiology and Health
4. Health Psychology
5. Sociology and Health
6. Geography and Health
7. Cultural Studies and Anthropology
8. Politics and Health
9. Social Policy and Health
10. Organisation and Management of Health and Health Care
11. Health Economics
12. Ethics and Law

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Jennie Naidoo is Principal Lecturer in Health Promotion and Public Health at the University of the West of England, UK.

Jane Wills is Senior Lecturer in Health Promotion and Public Health at South Bank University, UK.

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Jennie Naidoo is Principal Lecturer in Health Promotion and Public Health at the University of the West of England, UK.

Jane Wills is Senior Lecturer in Health Promotion and Public Health at South Bank University, UK.

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