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Essentials of International Health

Author(s): Manoj Sharma, MBBS, MCHES, PhD, FAAHB, School of Public Health, Jackson State University
Ashutosh Atri, MD, MS, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763765293
  • Paperback    500 pages      © 2010
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Essentials of International Health provides an introduction to international health with a focus on epidemiological, political, behavioral, sociological, cultural, and medical dimensions in the field.  The text covers problems concerning both developed and developing countries (with an emphasis on developing countries) and introduces population-based public health approaches to solving international health problems.

Topics include historical perspectives, health indicators, role of culture and behavior, communicable diseases, non communicable diseases, malnutrition, nutritional deficiencies and obesity, environmental health and population issues, health of women, health of children, mental health, world health systems, and future issues in international health.  This text is ideal for undergraduate students, introductory graduate classes, and practitioners interested in working in developing countries.

Features & Benefits

Each chapter begins with a list of key terms and a set of learning objectives. This helps readers focus their attention and retain important information.

A succinct introduction and a concise summary have been included in each chapter.  Chapter summaries provide an opportunity for readers to prepare for exams and master key concepts through reinforcement. 

The book provides practical skill building activities in each chapter that help the student to gain mastery over applying concepts.  These activities will enable the students to hone their skills relating to planning and evaluation in international health.

Each chapter also includes one or two Focus Features that provide an account of interesting discoveries, anecdotes, or future directions being pursued on a particular topic that should help to consolidate interest on a topic and foster further reading. 

Applicable Courses

Ideal for undergraduate or introductory graduate courses in international or global health.  Also an excellent resource for practitioners interested in working in developing countries.

Chapter  1  Introduction and Historical Perspectives
Chapter  2  Health Indicators in International Health
Chapter  3  The Role of Culture and Behavior in Health
Chapter  4  Infectious and Communicable Diseases
Chapter  5  Noncommunicable Chronic Diseases
Chapter  6  Malnutrition, Nutritional Deficiencies, and Obesity
Chapter  7  Environmental Health and Population Issues
Chapter  8  Women's Health
Chapter  9  Child Health
Chapter  10  Mental Health
Chapter  11  World Health Systems
Chapter  12  Future Issues in International Health

Manoj Sharma, MBBS, MCHES, PhD, FAAHB-School of Public Health, Jackson State University

Manoj Sharma, MBBS, MCHES, Ph.D.,FAAHB,  is a professor in the school of Public Health at Jackson State University. He is a physician by initial training and has also completed his doctorate in Preventive Medicine/Public Health from The Ohio State University. He has worked in Community Health designing and evaluating health education programs for more than 25 years at all levels: local (Columbus Health Department, Omaha Healthy Start Program, Lead Safe Omaha Coalition); state (Nebraska Health & Human Services, Ohio Commission on Minority Health, Ohio Department of Health); national (American School Health Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing); and international (India, Italy, Mongolia, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vietnam). His research interests are in designing and evaluating theory-based health education and health promotion programs, childhood obesity, alternative and complementary systems of health, and community-based participatory research. His hobbies include: yoga and meditation.

Ashutosh Atri, MD, MS-Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center

Ashutosh Atri, MD, MS is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center. He has completed post graduate training in health education and health promotion from the University of Cincinnati. He has worked as a physician at SS Medical College, Rewa, India and MGM Medical College, Indore, India. His research interests are in the field of international health, psychoeducation, mental health and designing health education interventions for the mentally ill.  

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  • "...this book is designed for student learning. The authors' goals are met by their clear learning objectives and educaitonal approaches throughout the text. I recommend this excellent book for both classroom use and general knowledge of the field."

    --Alvin Winder, PhD, MPH

  • Chapter 1
    Introduction and Historical Perspectives
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Instructor Resources:
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Student Resources:
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Crossword Puzzles
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Interactive Glossary

 

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Companion Web site

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The Companion Web site contains the following Student Resources:

Web Links
Crossword Puzzles
Flashcards
Interactive Glossary