Disaster Health Management: A Primer for Students and Practitioners by Gerry FitzGerald (Editor); Mike Tarrant (Editor); Peter Aitken (Editor)Disaster health is an emerging field that focuses on developing prevention, preparation, response and recovery systems for dealing with health problems that result from a disaster. As disasters worldwide differ in their nature, scope and cultural context, a thorough understanding of the fundamental tenets of sound disaster health management is essential for both students and practitioners to participate confidently and effectively in the field. Disaster Health Managementis the first comprehensive textbook to provide a standard guide to terminology and management systems across the entire spectrum of disaster health. Authored by experienced educators, researchers and practitioners in disaster health management, this textbook provides an authoritative overview of: The conceptual basis for disaster management Systems and structures for disaster management Managing disasters through the continuum of preparedness, response and recovery The variations associated with both natural and technological disasters The strategic considerations associated with leadership, research, education and future directions. Using Australasian systems and structures as examples of generic principles which will find application globally, Disaster Health Managementis an essential text for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as for professionals involved in all aspects of disaster management.
Call Number: 363.348 44 & eBook
Publication Date: 2017
Essentials of Environmental Health by Robert H. FriisEssentials of Environmental Health is a clear and comprehensive study of the major topics of environmental health, including a background of the field and "tools of the trade" (environmental epidemiology, environmental toxicology, and environmental policy and regulation); Environmental diseases (microbial agents, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation); and Applications and domains of environmental health (water and air quality, food safety, waste disposal, and occupational health). Using a straightforward, non-technical approach, the author has included many examples and illustrations of environmental health issues. Perfect for the beginning student as well as the experienced health professional, each chapter concludes with study questions and exercises to engage the reader in further study. The Third Edition maintains the structure of the previous edition with thoroughly updated examples, data, charts, tables and figures throughout. The most recent findings on the Ebola and Zika viruses have been added to the chapter on Zoonotic and vector-borne diseases. Additional study questions, exercises and ancillary materials have also been added.
Call Number: 616.98 44 /3
Publication Date: 2019
Koenig and Schultz's Disaster Medicine by Kristi L. Koenig (Editor); Carl H. Schultz (Editor)As societies become more complex and interconnected, the global risk for catastrophic disasters is increasing. Demand for expertise to mitigate the human suffering and damage these events cause is also high. A new field of disaster medicine is emerging, offering innovative approaches to optimize disaster management. Much of the information needed to create the foundation for this growing specialty is not objectively described or is scattered among multiple different sources. Now, for the first time, a coherent and comprehensive collection of scientific observations and evidence-based recommendations with expert contributors from around the globe is available in Koenig and Schultz's Disaster Medicine: Comprehensive Principles and Practices. This definitive work on disaster medicine identifies essential subject matter, clarifies nomenclature, and outlines necessary areas of proficiency for healthcare professionals handling mass casualty crises. It also describes in-depth strategies for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of victims suffering from blast injuries or exposure to chemical, biological, and radiological agents.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2010
Public and Environmental Health Law by Christopher ReynoldsThis book provides a critical assessment of the legislation, cases and policies that impact on public health practice in Australia and New Zealand. It outlines and discusses laws in a range of important areas including environmental health, food safety, communicable disease, obesity, tobacco and alcohol, the human health impacts of pollution control and planning law. Designed for students of environmental health and public health, for environmental health officers, medical officers and others working in the field, it is written in a way that highlights the potential for law to act strategically.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2014
WHS: A Management Guide by Archer, RThe 5th edition of this market-leading text continues to take a humanist approach, (work should satisfy human needs equally with organisational goals), and goes beyond the risk-management model of physical safety to take into account the larger perspective of human health needs, including psychological and social needs. Our author team which includes industry experts, academics and trainers provides insight into the most recent legislation.
Call Number: 363.11071194 1 /3 & eBook
Publication Date: 2018
Workplace Health and Safety Law in Australia by Foster, NeilWorkplace Health and Safety Law in Australia provides an introduction to the law of workplace health and safety in Australia, and offers clear concise commentary on all aspects of related civil and criminal law. The book sets out the wide range of legal obligations employers and managers must understand to provide a safe and compliant workplace, including discussion of the contract of employment, common law obligations, workers’ compensation law, anti-discrimination legislation and the statutory workplace safety law. This revised edition incorporates a thorough discussion of the state of the law since the introduction of harmonised legislation around Australia, including reference to the latest cases. It is an invaluable resource for business and law students, legal professionals and senior business managers alike.
Call Number: 347.49 FOST
Publication Date: 2016
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