School of Public Health researchers, academics and graduates play a major role in shaping the future of healthcare in Australia and overseas. Tobacco as a Health Hazard: Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease in the U.S. Recognition of tobacco use as a health hazard has resulted in restrictions on cigarette advertising, consumer education campaigns and initiatives aimed at reducing the population’s exposure to environmental tobacco smoke.
Data for indicator 2.22 have been revised for the following areas: England, Derbyshire, Dorset, Harrow, Tameside, Leeds, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees, and Nottingham, in line with revised data from Department of Health released in November 2012.
From the beginnings of human civilization , it was recognized that polluted water and lack of proper waste disposal spread communicable diseases (theory of miasma ). Early religions attempted to regulate behavior that specifically related to health, from types of food eaten, to regulating certain indulgent behaviors, such as drinking alcohol or sexual relations Leaders were responsible for the health of their subjects to ensure social stability, prosperity , and maintain order.
Students from anywhere in the University (and from outside the University) who meet the entry requirements can apply for the Bachelor of Philosophy Honours program and this guarantees that Public Health students will be exposed to research methods and topics from wide ranging fields of study.
Public Health Science deals with dangers to the public health of a population, whether small or large (i.e. populations of a continent) to improve the quality of health and the quality of life in through detecting and preventing disease and other physical and mental health conditions, promoting health behaviors, tracking cases and health indicators.