Inequities In Health: A Global Perspective
Inequalities in health are: “Differences in the prevalence or incidence of health problems between individual people of higher and lower socio-economic status”. Inequities in health are these differences but articulated as being preventable, unjust and wrong. This presentation gives a global perspective of these inequalities.
The Historical Origins of Public Health
A presentation giving the Historical origins of Public Health from the definition of public health through to the different perspectives that various civilisations have had over the years.
Globalization and health
40 PowerPoint slides from Richard Smith of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Globalization and Health, covering: What is globalization; Relationship between globalization and health; Aspects of globalization that may effect health; Health, international trade and the WTO; Trade in health services and GATS
Externalities and health
48 PowerPoint slides from Richard Smith of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Externalities & Health, covering: What are 'externalities'; Positive externalities and health; Negative externalities and health; 'Global' externalities and health; Externalities and public goods
Public goods and health
41 PowerPoint slides from Richard Smith of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Public goods and health, covering: What is a 'public good'; Is 'health' a public good; Importance of public goods for health; 'Global' public goods and health
Ethics, equity and economics
42 PowerPoint slides from Richard Smith of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Ethics, equity and economics covering; theories of "justice"; medical versus economic polarisation; definitions; health, need” and access vs. use; micro versus macro; equity and efficiency
Rationing in health care
38 PowerPoint slides from Richard Smith of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Rationing in health care, covering: What does 'rationing' mean; Rationing with respect to efficiency or equity; Implicit versus explicit rationing; Methods and examples of explicit rationing
Measurement and valuation of health
21 PowerPoint slides from Richard Smith of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Measurement and Valuation of Health, covering: What is 'health'?; Why do we need to measure it?; How can it be measured?; Why do we need to value it?; How can it be valued?
Health care reform and the NHS
8 PowerPoint slides from Richard Smith of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Health Care Reform and the NHS, covering: UK health care expenditure (HCE); How NHS compares with other countries; Health care reform; Past, and current, reforms in the UK; The future
Resource allocation and the market
36 PowerPoint slides from Richard Smith of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Resource allocation and the market, covering: Demand, supply and the market; Sources of "failure" in the market for health care; The "insurance" system of funding health care; Resource allocation in the absence of the "free" market
Economics, health and health economics
33 PowerPoint slides from Richard Smith of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Economics, health and health economics, covering: What is economics?; What isn’t economics?; What is Health?; What is Health Economics?; Key Economic Concepts - Opportunity cost - Efficiency
TALAT Lecture 3203: The Filling of Castings
This lecture describes the function and design of all parts of the running and gating systems used in the production of castings. The students will be able to tackle the design of a simple running system in a systematic manner. Basic knowledge of foundry processes and basic mathematics is assumed.
High carbon steel
Treated at 1000 centigrade for 15 minutes and then isothermally treated at 250 centigrade for 25 days, end of bainite transformation. This micrograph shows laths of bainitic-ferrite and the austenite thin films trapped between them (dark phase). Reference: Proceedings of International Conference on Martensitic Transformations (ICOMAT '02), Helsinki, Finland, 2002.
Health promotion, health education and HIV/AIDS
This article will focus on the role that health promotion can play in preventing the transmission of HIV. The school setting is taken as an example and a range of effective methods and approaches focusing on young people are identified. It gives an outline of the nature of health promotion, followed by consideration of school-based efforts, which aim to protect the future generation, and a summary of some of the strategies that have been effective in this setting. Finally, issues related to heal
Philip Cowley, Reader in the University’s School of Politics and International Relations, was recently nominated for the Times Higher young researcher of the year award. In this podcast, Philip discusses his research into back bench rebellions within the British parliament. Philip describes his research as practical politics, linking academic research to the real world of political debate. Since the British Labour party’s re-election with a reduced majority of 66 MPs in May 2005, some back b
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 The 'Evaluation Techniques' module is one of the core modules taught on the Masters in Public Health which is offered by the Division of Epidemiology and Public Health at The University of Nottingham. This resource includes an overview of the module, a recommended reading list that supports the module and 3 of the 7 lectures that are delivered. Suitable for study at Masters Level
International Classification of Function, Disability and Health
This package was originally designed for undergraduates in Medicine at the University of Nottingham. It will also be useful to students in nursing, allied health professions and pharmacy. Practitioners in these fields, who are new to the ICF, will also find it a useful introduction. It describes the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), a classification system published by the World Health Organisation to describe health status. This system is widely used in r
Understanding and classifying a stroke
Stroke is the third largest cause of death in the UK after heart disease and cancer. It is also the single leading cause of severe disability in the UK. Classification of stroke is crucial in planning treatment and is a good indication of prognosis This Learning Object helps individuals understand how to make the diagnosis of stroke using the Oxford Stroke classification. It is suitable for any health care professionals involved in the management of stroke but especially doctors and medical stud
Marginal Analysis and Programme Budgeting
Meeting individual health needs and improving the health of populations within a finite budget is a challenge for health systems worldwide. Programme budgeting and marginal analysis (PBMA) is a tool for tackling this, and for putting some science behind the art of managing scarcity and competing demands. This module explores the definitions, tools and practical application of PBMA. Online interactive learning resource from HealthKnowledge website, for Public Health practitioners, healthcare work
This module challenges you to come up with ways to think more about climate change and the action your organisation can take to reduce its carbon footprint, whilst improving healthcare. Online interactive learning resource from HealthKnowledge website, for Public Health practitioners, healthcare workers and all those wishing to increase their public health skills.