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Understanding global health

Understanding global health

Markle, William H., author; Fisher, Melanie A., author; Smego, Raymond A., Jr., author

A complete introductory review of the key issues in global health and medicine, this title expertly reviews all the core topics that clinicians must know to thrive in today's decentralized new global health environment. A complete introductory review of global health--updated to reflect the latest issues and challengesThe first edition of Understanding Global Health set a new information standard for this rapidly emerging subject. Written by a remarkable group of authors and contributors, this comprehensive, engagingly written text offers unmatched coverage of every important topic--from infectious disease to economics to war. Created with thenon-specialist in mind, Understanding Global Health explores the current burden of disease in the world, howhealth is determined, and the problems faced by populations and health care workers around the world.The second edition has been thoroughly updated to include the most current information and timely topics. New chapters cover such topics as human trafficking, malaria and neglected tropical diseases, surgical issues in global health, and mental health. Every chapter includes Learning Objectives, Summary, Study Questions, and References and, in many instances, practical case examples.Thorough coverage of every important subject, including:Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and SurveillanceNutritionPrimary Care in Global HealthTuberculosis and HIV/AIDSEducation and Careers in Global HealthAging Populations and Chronic IllnessGlobal Health Ethics

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English. Electronic books.
Second edition.
Published New York: McGraw-Hill Medical, [2014]

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Statement of responsibility: William H. Markle, Melanie A. Fisher, Ray A. Smego
ISBN: 0071791019, 9780071791014
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Formerly CIP.
Physical Description: ix, 529 pages : illustrations
Series: A Lange medical book
Subject: Health and Wellbeing; Public health.; World health.; Public health & preventive medicine; Medicine: general issues; Health systems & services
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Lange medical book.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780071791007


  1. 1. Global Health: Past, Present, and Future 2. The Global Burden of Disease 3. Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Surveillence 4. Women's and Children's Health 5. Environmental Health 6. Nutrition 7. Primary Care 8. Tuberculosis and HIV 9. War and Catastrophe 10. Injury 11. Aging Populations 12. Emerging Diseases 13. Global Health Communications and Social Media 14. Economics and Global Health 15. Health Systems and Management 16. Ethics in Global Health 17. Education and Careers in Global Health