Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health

Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health
7th Ed.
2022 © Oxford University Press, Inc.
Roger Detels; Quarraisha Abdool Karim; Martin Gulliford; Liming Li; Fran Baum; Alastair H Leyland
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-881680-5
eISBN-13: 978-0-19-887166-8
Public Health, Basic Sciences


The Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health is the ultimate resource on the subject of public health and epidemiology. It offers a global and comprehensive perspective on wide-ranging public health needs and priorities in modern health care. Thoroughly revised and updated for the seventh edition, the book is split into three main topics. 'The Scope of Public Health' covers the development of the discipline, determinants of health and disease, and policies, law, and ethics. The second volume focuses on The Methods of Public Health, including the science of epidemiology, social science techniques, and environmental techniques. Finally, The Practice of Public Health is fully explored, with sections on specific public health problems, ways of prevention and control, the varying needs of different populations, and the functions of public health services and professionals.

Three new editors have joined for this edition, Liming Li (China), Fran Baum (Australia), and Alastair H Leyland (UK), complimenting Quarraisha Abdool Karim (South Africa) and Roger Detels (USA), for a truly global perspective on public health. Featuring over 225 contributors from countries all over the world ensures that the book covers public health from all aspects, with vastly different health systems and priorities.

Featuring new chapters on gender identity and gender-based violence, environmental health and climate change, genomics, and epidemiology, and emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, the seventh edition of the Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health remains the most comprehensive text on the subject and is a vital resource for public health practitioners and trainees, clinical epidemiologists, and students in the field.

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"This book stands on its own in the broadest sense. The global contributors and the all-inclusiveness of the subject matter makes this a perfect read for any public health student or global health professional. Those working in non-governmental organizations may find it very useful in understanding and coordinating with global health challenges and systems. This edition brings the newest information and demands into focus, making it very current."

-- Margaret Bortko, RN, FNP, DNP (Round River Health Care) Doody's Review


The book is written for students and health professionals in the field of public health. The authors are global health experts from around the world. The book is an international concerted effort that offers a strong discourse on global health.

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