UGC NET Social Medicine Syllabus

UGC NET Social Medicine Syllabus
UGC NET Social Medicine Syllabus

Subject: SOCIAL MEDICINE AND COMMUNITY HEALTH                         Code No.: 81

Unit-I Evolution and Basic Concepts of Public Health/ Social Medicine and Community Health
• History of Social Medicine and Community Health
• History of Public Health and Its Milestones
• Comprehensive Health Care
• Social Development and Health
• Dimensions and Determinants of Health
• Concepts and Indicators of Health and Wellbeing
• Natural History of Disease
• Levels of Prevention
• Globalisation and Its Impact on Health
• Roles and Responsibility of State, Community and Private Sector in Health

Unit-II Evolution of Health Policies and Health Services in India
• Health Committees and Development of Health Services in Independent India
• Constitutional Provisions, Federal Structure and Social Security
• National Health Policies (1983, 2002, 2017), Population Policy, Nutrition Policy,
• Policy on Indian Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy, 2002
• Important Health Legislations in India
• Health Infrastructure in India—Public, Private, and Charitable, Public Private Partnership(PPP)
• Health financing and Health insurance, Out of Pocket expenditure
• Civil society and Social Movements in Health

Unit-III General Epidemiology and Bio-statistics

• Basic concepts and definitions in Epidemiology
• Types of epidemiology
• Uses of epidemiology
• Measurements in epidemiology
• Epidemiological Study Designs
• Screening and surveillance
• Validity of Screening and Diagnostic tests
• Causation , Association and Biases
• Investigation of an epidemic
• Basic concepts in Bio statistics
• Types of data and data sources for Public Health
• Sampling techniques and sample size estimation
• Probability and Tests of significance
• Data analysis, presentation and interpretation

Unit-IV Social Sciences and Health
• Definition, Scope, Concepts and Significance of Social, Economic, Cultural and Behavioral factors on Health and Disease
• Social Theories of Causation of Disease
• Implications of Social Structure and Socio-economic Status for Health
• Political and Economic Aspects of Health
• Health Perceptions and Behavior
• Health Economics
• Qualitative Research Methodology
Social Work Approach in Health Care

Unit-V Epidemiology of Common Health Problems In India and National Health Programmes
• Communicable Diseases—Common, Emerging and Re-emerging diseases, Hospital acquired infections, Antimicrobial resistance
• Non-Communicable Diseases—Cardio-vascular diseases, Diabetes, Cancers, Rheumatic heart disease, Blindness, Mental Health, Occupational Diseases, Genetic diseases
• Accidents , Injuries and Disasters
• All National Health Programs and data sources.

Unit-VI Basic Determinants of Health

a. Environment and Health
• Water and sanitation
• Environmental pollution and Health impacts
• Built environment and Housing
• Climate change and impact on health
• Waste management
• Hospital waste management
b. Nutrition
• Ecology of malnutrition
• Assessment of Nutritional status
• Nutritional diseases and their management
• Food and nutrition security and related legislations
• National Nutrition programs
• Socio cultural aspects of nutrition
• Food safety, Food standards and related legislations
c. Social determinants of Health

Unit-VII Demography, Family Welfare and RCH
a. Demography and Family Planning
• Definition, concepts and indicators related to demography and family planning
• Demographic cycle
• Size, composition and distribution of India’s population
• Approaches and methods of contraception
• Evolution of National Family Welfare Program
• Social issues related to Family Planning
• Felt need and unmet need in Family planning
• Social marketing in family planning
• Counseling in Family planning
• PC and PNDT Act-1994
• MTP Act 1971
b. Reproductive and Child Health
• Evolution of Maternal/ Reproductive and child Health programs
• Safe motherhood and essential newborn care with related schemes and programs
• Gender issues in women’s health
• Major health problems of children in India and related National Health Programs
• Adolescent health and related schemes and programs
• Rights of child and related schemes and Programs
• School Health Programme

Unit-VIII Health Education/ IEC/ BCC and Information Technology in Health

• Concepts, objectives and approaches of health education
• Methods , modes and barriers of communication
• Planning, Management and Organization of health education programs
• E-medicine, Distance education and associated legal issues
• Role of media in Health Education
• E Health and m Health

Unit-IX Health Systems Research, Planning and Management and Recent Advances in Public Health
• Health planning and management
• Health systems research- Operations Research, System analysis, Health Technology assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation
• Health Management Information System
• Medical and Social Audits
• Health teams and their management
• Human Resources in Health
• Role of Ayush in local Health traditions
• Health policy studies
• Quality assessment of Health Services- parameters and standards
• Ethics in Health Care
• National Institutes of Public Health Research and Training

Unit-X International Health

• Health problems of developed and developing countries
• Health problems of South East Asia region
• International agencies in Health
• Emporiatrics
• Health for All approaches- Primary Health Care (1978) to Universal Health Coverage
• Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)


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