Problem-based Learning for Health Improvement provides a new insight into public health perspectives. Illustrated throughout with practical examples that can easily be incorporated into daily practice, this book highlights, and if used effectively will help develop, the knowledge and skills required to tackle the daily challenges concerning public health facing all health professionals. Individual chapters explore the ten areas of public health competence outlined by the Faculty of Public Health Medicine. Doctors, nurses, social workers and all those involved in promoting public health will find this book invaluable. ‘There is a positive context for public health practice in the United Kingdom which is unparalleled. This is a climate which demands a positive and proactive response from the public health community. This new text is an important part of the endeavour to `make it happen'. Practical, problem-orientated and insightful, each chapter addresses one of the ten areas of public health competency defined by the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians.
Table of Contents
Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being. Promoting and protecting the health of the population. Towards evidence-based healthcare: practical issues in getting research into practice. Working across agencies that impact on health and healthcare. Developing health programmes and services, reducing inequalities. Building a vision and changing the world: developing and implementing policy and strategy. Working with and for communities to improve health and well-being. Strategic leadership for health. Research methods and their application in public health practice. A day in the life of a public health practitioner.