1st Edition

Practising Public Health A Guide to Examinations and Workplace Application

Edited By Adam D M Briggs, Paul A. Fisher, Rob F. Cooper Copyright 2016
    216 Pages 35 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    212 Pages
    by CRC Press

    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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    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


    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, UKRob 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