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Multidisciplinary public healthUnderstanding the development of the modern workforce$
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Jenny Wright, Fiona Sim, and Katie Ferguson

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300335

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300335.001.0001

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One Introduction and methods

One Introduction and methods

Chapter:
(p.1) One Introduction and methods
Source:
Multidisciplinary public health
Author(s):

Jenny Wright

Fiona Sim

Katie Ferguson

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447300335.003.0001

This chapter provides an overview of the context of public health, what it is, how it has been and is defined and categorised in the UK, its functions as well as how the workforce has changed and developed since the mid- nineteenth century drawing on international comparisons. It concludes with an outline of the book content, each chapter concluding with what was achieved and leading into the subsequent chapters.

Keywords:   Definitions of public health, public health functions, public health workforce, international public health, overview of public health history

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