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  Published: 28/03/2018





Public health is commonly defined as ‘the organised efforts made by society to prevent disease, promote health and prolong the life of the population. 1

’ Public Health Medicine is defined as "that branch of medical practice which is primarily concerned with the health and care of populations. It is concerned with the promotion of health and the prevention of disease, with the assessment of a community’s health needs and with the provision of services to communities in general and to specific groups within them." 2

1 R. Beaglehole: ‘Prospects for Public Health in New Zealand’, New Zealand Medical Journal, 105 (1992), 29–31
2 Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine. Advanced Training Handbook. Sydney: AFPHM, 2004.

Public Health training Programme - 2016 Auckland region RMO Careers Fair

A presentation by Dr Doone Winnard and Dr Peter Sandiford, Public Health Physicians and Dr Carol Barker, Public Health Registrar.

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