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8.6 Occupational health

8.6 Occupational health Oxford Textbook of Public Health 8.6 Occupational health David Koh and Jerry Jeyaratnam Introduction History and development The Industrial Revolution and occupational health Development of occupational health legislation Occupational health today Health protection of workers Assessing the risk of work Hazard and risk Risk assessment process An example of assessment of psychosocial […]

8.5 The analysis of human exposures to contaminants in the environment

8.5 The analysis of human exposures to contaminants in the environment Oxford Textbook of Public Health 8.5 The analysis of human exposures to contaminants in the environment Paul J. Lioy, Amit Roy, and Natalie Freeman Introduction Format Basic principles Methodologies Approaches used in exposure analysis Media and routes of exposure Techniques Data analysis and models […]

8.4 Control of microbial threats: population surveillance, vaccine studies, and the microbiology laboratory

8.4 Control of microbial threats: population surveillance, vaccine studies, and the microbiology laboratory Oxford Textbook of Public Health 8.4 Control of microbial threats: population surveillance, vaccine studies, and the microbiology laboratory Norman D. Noah Introduction Population surveillance Types of surveillance Essentials of a surveillance system Disease determinants Other Anticipating changes in incidence Early detection of […]

8.3 Radiological sciences

8.3 Radiological sciences Oxford Textbook of Public Health 8.3 Radiological sciences Arthur C. Upton Introduction Ionizing radiation Nature, sources, and environmental levels Nature and mechanisms of injury Clinical manifestations of acute injury Carcinogenic effects Heritable effects Effects of prenatal irradiation Prevention Non-ionizing radiation Ultraviolet radiation Visible light Infrared radiation Prevention Microwave radiation Extremely low-frequency electromagnetic […]

8.2 Toxicology and environmental health: applications and interventions in public health

8.2 Toxicology and environmental health: applications and interventions in public health Oxford Textbook of Public Health 8.2 Toxicology and environmental health: applications and interventions in public health Bernard D. Goldstein and Michael Greenberg Introduction Laws of toxicology The dose makes the poison Specificity Humans are animals Human pathways of exogenous chemicals Absorption Distribution Metabolism Excretion […]

8.1 Environmental and occupational health sciences in public health

8.1 Environmental and occupational health sciences in public health Oxford Textbook of Public Health 8.1 Environmental and occupational health sciences in public health Jonathan Samet Introduction Overview Identifying occupational and environmental risks Pathways for policy formulation Exposures to occupational and environmental agents Overview Definitions Framework for assessment of exposure Biomarkers Environmental exposure assessment Occupational exposure […]

7.9 Public health sciences and policy in developing countries

7.9 Public health sciences and policy in developing countries Oxford Textbook of Public Health 7.9 Public health sciences and policy in developing countries Prayura Kunasol, Khanchit Limpakarnjanarat, and Prasert Thongcharoen Introduction Public health policy developed in response to immediate health problems Policies developed from existing knowledge recommended by international organizations Poliomyelitis eradication programme The WHO […]

7.8 Problems, politics, and processes: public health sciences and policy in developed countries

7.8 Problems, politics, and processes: public health sciences and policy in developed countries Oxford Textbook of Public Health 7.8 Problems, politics, and processes: public health sciences and policy in developed countries Peter Davis Translating knowledge into action Science and policy The role of the public sector The case of public health Articulating a framework Defining […]

7.7 Management and public health

7.7 Management and public health Oxford Textbook of Public Health 7.7 Management and public health David J. Hunter Management and the management process What is management? The culture of management Management structure Management techniques Setting Models of management The managerial role Summary The new rationalism and health Management: science or liberal art? Planning for health […]

7.6 Cost-effectiveness analysis: concepts and applications*

7.6 Cost-effectiveness analysis: concepts and applications* Oxford Textbook of Public Health 7.6 Cost-effectiveness analysis: concepts and applications* Dean T. Jamison Background Assessing the cost-effectiveness of intervention Outcome measurement: QALYs Costs Other issues An application: the World Bank Health Sector Priorities Review Five strategies of public health intervention Clinical interventions Lessons from the Health Sector Priorities […]