Summary of Week 1

We have now reached the end of Week 1. We now have a clearer understanding of how public health was defined, structured, and who was responsible for ensuring good public health.

Next week we will look at the different challenges posed to public health in post-war Britain. We will discuss the epidemiological transition, and look at the changing nature of challenges to public health. We will also discover the challenges that both chronic and infectious diseases posed to public health. Finally, we will end the week by discussing the impact of inequality and socio-economic status on health outcomes.

The activities are available to view now, but if you decide to review them early you may want to return to the comments and discussions while the week is live to see the perspectives of other learners and to offer your own.

At the end of each week we collate the key thoughts, themes, and any questions from your conversations in a summary document added to the Downloads section at the bottom of this page.

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A History of Public Health in Post-War Britain

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine