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Practising Public Health
A Guide to Examinations and Workplace Application

ISBN 9781482238655
Published November 30, 2015 by CRC Press
216 Pages 35 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Practising Public Health: A Guide to Examinations and Workplace Application helps public health professionals in the UK and elsewhere to optimise their everyday public health practice. The book incorporates theory, skills, tips, and examples that illustrate communication skills, listening skills, information assimilation, and how to make appropriate public health judgements in given situations. It also provides comprehensive support for those taking the UK Membership of the Faculty of Public Health (MFPH) Objective Structured Public Health Examination (OSPHE).

The book includes eight videos of genuine MFPH OSPHE scenarios that provide examples of what good (and not so good) performances look like. Viewers then score the candidates before reading the marks and feedback provided by experienced OSPHE examiners. A helpful ‘Assessments’ section includes further ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ from previously successful OSPHE candidates. As well as assisting candidates preparing for professional exams, these exercises will help improve the necessary skill set required by all public health professionals.

Each chapter is broken down into an introduction, an overview of relevant theory, and detail on how to apply the theory illustrated with real-world examples. A ‘Further Reading’ section at the end of each chapter links to useful additional information and the book’s glossary provides examples of how to communicate technical terms in lay language.

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Table of Contents

Health Protection
Paul Fisher and Nigel Smith

Health Promotion
Val Messenger, Angela Baker and Adam Briggs

Healthcare Public Health
Christopher Chiswell, Rob Cooper and Chris Packham

Leadership and Change Management
Rachael Leslie and Adam Turner

Relevance to Public Health Assessments and Examinations
Adam Briggs

Video Scenarios
Paul Fisher, Rob Cooper, Jill Meara and Chris Packham

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Edited by

Adam Briggs, Wellcome Trust research training fellow, University of Oxford; and honorary specialty registrar in public health, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

Paul Fisher, research fellow in public health, University of Birmingham, UK

Rob Cooper, associate postgraduate dean and head of school of public health, Health Education England (West Midlands); and honorary senior clinical lecturer, University of Birmingham, UK