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Invaluable revision resource
on 20 September 2009
I found 'Mastering Public Health' an invaluable revision resource when preparing for the Faculty of Public Health Part A membership examination.
The book is excellently structured to follow the Faculty of Public Health Part A syllabus. This was a sensible choice by the authors because it ensures the book serves as a great 'dip in and out of resource' which can be used to guide and support revision into different sections of the syllabus.
The authors state "our aim throughout the book has been to strike a balance somewhere between brief lecture notes and a full-prose text book." The book definitely leans more to the former, which is no bad thing, because it keeps it relatively concise and each chapter comes with a list of 'further reading' so it is always clear to the reader where to go to gain more in-depth knowledge of a subject.
I hope there will be subsequent editions of this excellent book which keep abreast of developments in Public Health as well as reflect any changes made by the Faculty of Public Health to the Part A examination syllabus.