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  1. General texts for postgraduate health research students 4 items
    1. Public health practice in Australia: the organised effort - Vivian Lin, James Smith, Sally Fawkes 2014

      Book Required

    2. Thinking in Systems: A Primer - Diana Wright, Donella H. H. Meadows 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Required

    3. The Australian health care system - Stephen Duckett, Sharon Willcox 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

  2. Thinking 'populations' 10 items
    1. Sick individuals and sick populations - G. Rose 2001

      Article Required This is a key article and should be carefully read for understanding. Extend your knowledge by reading up about Rose's work. International Journal of Epidemiology, 30, 427-432.

    2. What is the Population Health Approach?

      Webpage Required This is a useful site to gain understanding of terms and concepts in population health.

    3. On the relationship between individual and population health - Onyebuchi A. Arah Aug 2009

      Article Recommended Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 12, 235-244.

    4. Evidence-based medicine beyond the bedside: keeping an eye on context - Jon C. Tilburt Oct 2008

      Article Recommended Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 14, 721-725.

    5. Public health and the muse - Danielle Ofri Jun 2008

      Article Recommended Journal of Public Health, 30, 205-208.

    6. The health impacts of globalisation: a conceptual framework - Maud Huynen, Pim Martens, Henk B. M. Hilderink 2005

      Article Recommended Globalization and Health, 1, 14.

  3. Thinking 'health' 7 items
    1. The salutogenic model as a theory to guide health promotion - Aaron Antonovsky 1996

      Article Required Health Promotion International, 11, 11-18.

    2. What causes wellness - Sir Harry Burns 2014

      Audio-visual document Recommended

    3. What is a disease? - Jackie Leach Scully 2004

      Article Recommended EMBO reports, 5, 650-653.

    4. How should we define health? - M. Huber, J. A. Knottnerus, L. Green, H. v. d. Horst 2011

      Article Recommended BMJ, 343, d4163.

    5. Contextualizing salutogenesis and Antonovsky in public health development - Bengt Lindstrom 2006

      Article Recommended Health Promotion International, 21, 238-244.

    6. A salutogenic interpretation of the Ottawa Charter - Monika Eriksson, Bengt Lindstrom 2008

      Article Recommended Health Promotion International, 23, 190-199.

  4. Past: What has the past taught us? 13 items
    1. Useful resources for activities 2 items
      1. Chapter 1. John Snow, the Broad Street pump and after - John Ashton

        Chapter Required You need to read this account of the work of Dr John Snow (one of the founders of epidemiology) to complete the activity of applying the Epidemiologic Pentagon model to the infamous cholera outbreak in London in 1854. See the Past block for details. Chapter 1 in: The Epidemiological imagination: a reader / John Ashton, 1994

      2. Control of HIV/AIDS through a community engagement approach (box 15.5) - V. Lin, J. Smith, S. Fawkes

        Chapter Required You need to read this case study on HV/AIDS depicting the role of community action in the response to HIV/AIDS to complete the activity of applying the Epidemiologic Pentagon model to the HIV/AIDS epidemic that first appeared in the early 1980s. See the Past Block for details. In: Public health practice in Australia: the organised effort / Vivian Lin, James Smith, Sally Fawkes, 2014

    2. Eras and revolutions 3 items
      1. Public Health In History: Public Health, Policy and Practice - Virginia Berridge, Martin Gorsky, Alex Mold 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Required Read the following chapters. Consider designing a timeline of major events and innovations over time. Gorsky, M. Public health in the West since 1800: The context, pp. 23–41; Gorsky, M. Public health in the West since 1800: The responses, pp. 42–57; Berridge, V. The development of the health professions, pp. 58–73; Berridge, V. Public health in the twentieth century I: 1900–1945, pp. 162–78; Berridge, V. Public health in the twentieth century II: 1945–2000s, pp. 195–210.

      2. The structure of scientific revolutions - Thomas Kuhn 1970

        Book Recommended Do scientific revolutions happen as a result of step-by-step accumulation of knowledge? Kuhn's notable book considers the history and philosophy of science. It challenges us to examine our assumptions about the impact of historical events on science, how scientific discoveries actually emerge, and the nature of scientific revolutions. By focusing on 'time', Kuhn invites us to imagine the intellectual debates, options and strategies available at a particular time, the language used in particular periods, and limitations to the idea that scientific theory builds from the accumulation of facts.

      3. The health impacts of globalisation: a conceptual framework - Maud Huynen, Pim Martens, Henk B. M. Hilderink 2005

        Article  Globalization and Health, 1, 14.

    3. Ten Great Public Health Achievements in the 20th Century

      Webpage Required Read this article with these questions in mind: What do you think the greatest achievements in public health have been? What factors contributed to their achievement? Do these successes offer us lessons about how to approach today's public health challenges or those that are emerging?

    4. Infectious diseases--past, present, and future - P. S Brachman Oct 2003

      Article Required International Journal of Epidemiology, 32, 684-686.

    5. Ecological public health: the 21st century’s big idea? - Tim Lang, Geof Raynor 2012

      Article Required BMJ, 345, e5466.

    6. The Perpetual Challenge of Infectious Diseases - Anthony S. Fauci, David M. Morens 2 Feb 2012

      Article Recommended New England Journal of Medicine, 366, 454-461.

    7. The Professions of Public Health Sep 2001

      Article  American Journal of Public Health, 91, 1362-1364.

    8. Models and Frameworks 1 item
      1. Association or causation: evaluating links between "environment and disease". - Robyn M. Lucas, Anthony J. McMichael Oct 2005

        Article  Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 83, 792-795.

  5. Present: What's on the public health agenda? 40 items
    1. Population health status and trends 7 items
      1. Mortality trends and setbacks: global convergence or divergence? - Anthony J. McMichael, Martin McKee, Vladimir Shkolnikov, Tapani Valkonen 3 Apr 2004

        Article Required The Lancet, 363, 1155-1159.

      2. Projections of Global Mortality and Burden of Disease from 2002 to 2030 - Colin D. Mathers, Dejan Loncar 2006

        Article  PLoS Medicine, 3, e442.

      3. Economic insecurity during the Great Recession and metabolic, inflammatory and liver function biomarkers: analysis of the UK Household Longitudinal Study - Claire L. Niedzwiedz, Srinivasa Vittal Katikireddi, Aaron Reeves, Martin McKee Oct 2017

        Article  Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 71(10), 1005-1013.

    2. Australia's prevention agenda 3 items
      1. A vision for prevention in Australia - Vivian Lin, Sally Fawkes, Alison Hughes 2008

        Document Required

    3. NCDs and populations 10 items
      1. Social determinants and the health of Indigenous Australians - Michael Marmot 2011

        Article Required Medical Journal of Australia, 194, 512-513.

      2. Reframing non-communicable diseases as socially transmitted conditions - Luke N. Allen, Andrea B. Feigl Jul 2017

        Article  Lancet Global Health, 5(7), e644-e646.

      3. The commercial determinants of health - Ilona Kickbusch, Luke Allen, Christian Franz Dec 2016

        Article  Lancet Global Health, 4(12), e895-e896.

    4. Action on noncommunicable diseases 11 items
      1. The Paradox of Disease Prevention - Harvey V. Fineberg 3 Jul 2013

        Article Required JAMA, 310, 85-90.

      2. Why 'Nudges' Hardly Help | The Atlantic - Frank Pasquale 4 Dec 2015

        Webpage Recommended

      3. Tackling Indonesia's diabetes challenge: Eight approaches from around the world - Tim Fountaine, Jessica Lembong, Raajesh Nair, Claudia Süssmuth Dyckerhoff 2016

        Webpage 

      4. The tobacco endgame: a qualitative review and synthesis - Patricia A. McDaniel, Elizabeth A. Smith, Ruth E. Malone Sep 2016

        Article  Tobacco Control, 25, 594-604.

      5. NCDs—why are we failing? - Richard Horton 22-28 Jul 2017

        Article  Lancet, 390(10092), 346.

      6. HIV and NCDs: the need to build stronger health systems - The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology 2016

        Article  Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, 4(7), 549-550.

    5. NCD risk factors: Alcohol 1 item
    6. NCD risk factors: Obesity 4 items
      1. The aetiology of obesity beyond eating more and exercising less - Emily J. Dhurandhar, Scott W. Keith Aug 2014

        Article Recommended Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology, 28, 533-544

    7. NCD risk factors: Physical inactivity 2 items
    8. Altmetric Top 100 Articles 2016

      Webpage Required In the past year, Altmetric has tracked over 17 million mentions of 2.7 million different research outputs. These are the top 100 most-discussed journal articles of 2016.

  6. Futures: What are our next public health challenges? 22 items
    1. Useful resources for Assessment Task 3 7 items
      1. Projections of Global Mortality and Burden of Disease from 2002 to 2030 - Colin D. Mathers, Dejan Loncar 2006

        Article  PLoS Medicine, 3, e442.

    2. Institute for the Future: Health Futures

      Webpage  The Institute for the Future is a network of people from diverse disciplines who are interested in global futures implications.

  7. General interest: Resources to deepen our insights 7 items
    1. Items for consideration during the 64th WHA - People's Health Movement

      Document  This paper by the People’s Health Movement provides a useful counterpoint to ‘official’ perspectives and adopts a critical stance, which is always interesting.

    2. The role of medicine: dream, mirage, or nemesis? - Thomas McKeown 1979

      Book Recommended Print copy also available at Bundoora General 610.1 M157r

    3. Betrayal of trust: the collapse of global public health - Laurie Garrett c2000

      Book Recommended

    4. Making globalization work - Joseph E. Stiglitz 2006

      Book Recommended

    5. SARS: how a global epidemic was stopped - World Health Organization c2006

      Book Recommended