MBBS Community Medicine Syllabus

SYLLABUS OF
COMMUNITY MEDICINE

S.No

Topic

Domain

Hours as per MCI
1 MAN AND MEDICINE:
Changing concepts in public health

Nice to Know

1 hr.
2 CONCEPT OF HEALTH AND DISEASE:
1.Dimensions and determinants of Health
2. Indicators of Health.
3.Natural history of disease
4. Primary Health Care  (Group Discussion )

Must Know

5 hrs.

 

3 ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH:

  1. Water
  2. Air
  3. Light
  4. Ventilation
  5. Noise
  6. Meteorological environment.
  7. Humidity
  8. Housing
  9. Disposal of waste
  10. Excreta disposal
  11. Medical entomology &Insecticides
  12. Rodents & related Disease
  13. Radiation
  14. Zoonosis

Desirable to Know

Must Know

 

 

28 hr.

4 MEDICINE AND SOCIAL SCIENCE :

  1. Concepts in Sociology.
  2. Psychology
  3. Social Psychology
  4. Family in health and disease.
  5. Cultural factors in health and disease.
  6. Hospital Sociology.
  7. Art of Interviewing.
  8. Social Problems.
  9. Economics.
  10. Social security

Must Know

 

7hrs

 

 

 

 

  1. Family Visit & Socio Clinical Case Study

Must Know

52 hrs.
5 SCREENING FOR DISEASE:

  1. Concept of screening
  2. Uses of Screening
  3. Criteria for screening
  4. Sensitivity and specificity
  5. Problems of the border line.

Must Know

 

1hr.

 

2hrs

6 HOSPITAL WHASTE MANAGEMENT:

  1. Sources of health care waste.
  2. Health care waste hazards.
  3. Method of treatment.
  4. Bio medical waste management.
  5. Color coding.

Must Know

 

3hrs

 

 

7 EPIDEMIOLOGY:

  1. Aims and Approaches of Epidemiology.
  2. Rates, ratios and measurement of morbidity and mortality.
  3. Epidemiological methods – Descriptive, Analytical and experimental.
  4. Association and causation.
  5. Uses of epidemiology.
  6. Infectious disease epidemiology – Dynamics of disease transmission, Immunity and immunizing agent.
  7. Disease prevention and control.
  8. Disinfection.
  9. Investigation of an epidemic Including Filed survey

Must Know

 

15hrs.

 

 

 

 

2hrs.

8hrs.

8 EPIDEMIOLOGY OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES:

  1. Small pox …..
  2. Chickenpox
  3. Measles
  4. Mumps
  5. Rubella
  6. Influenza
  7. Diphtheria
  8. Whooping cough
  9. Meningococcal meningitis
  10. SARS
  11. ARI
  12. Tuberculosis
  13. Polio
  14. Viral hepatitis
  15. Acute diarrheal diseases
  16. Cholera
  17. Typhoid fever
  18. Food poisoning
  19. Worm infestation
  20. Dengue
  21. Malaria
  22. Filiariasis
  23. Rabies
  24. JE
  25. KFD
  26. Chikungunya fever
  27. Plague
  28. All ricketsial diseases.
  29. Leishmaniasis
  30. Hydatid disease
  31. Trachoma
  32. Tetanus
  33. Leprosy
  34. STD
  35. AIDS
  36. Emerging and Reemerging infectious disease
  37. Hospital acquired infections

Nice to know

Must Know

 

 

 

40 hrs.

 

 

 

 

 

8hrs.

9 EPIDEMIOLOGY OF NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASE:

  1. Cardiovascular diseases.
  2. Coronary heart disease.
  3. Hypertension
  4. Stroke
  5. RHD
  6. Cancer
  7. Diabetes

Must Know

8hrs.

 

 

4hrs.

10 DEMOGRAPHY AND FAMILY PLANNING:

  1. Fertility
  2. Contraception
  3. Family planning
  4. National population policy
  5. Visits

Must Know

 

6hrs.

 

2hrs.

11 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE IN PAEDIATRICS OBSTATRICS AND GERIATRICS:

  1. Introduction to MCH
  2. Antenatal and post natal care
  3. Care of the children.
  4. Low birth babies.
  5. Growth and development.
  6. Child health problems.
  7. Rights of women and children.
  8. Indicators of MCH care.
  9. IMNCI
  10. School health services.
  11. Handicap children
  12. Behavioral problems in children.
  13. Social welfare programs.
  14. Preventive medicine and geriatrics

Must Know

14hrs.

 

 

 

 

6 Hours

12 NUTRITION AND HEALTH:

  1. Introduction to nutrition
  2. Vitamins
  3. Minerals
  4. Nutritional problems of public health importance
  5. Nutritional requirements.
  6. Assessment of nutritional status.
  7. Nutritional surveillance and social aspects of nutrition.
  8. Food hygiene and Food borne disease.
  9. Prevention of food adulteration act.
  10. Community nutrition programs.

Must Know

 

18hrs.

13 DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Must Know

1 hr
14 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH:

  1. Occupational hazards and diseases.
    2. Prevention and control of occupational diseases.

3. Factory act and ESI act.

Must Know

3 hrs
15 GENETICS AND HEALTH:
1.Introduction to genetics

  1. Chromosomal and multi-factorial disorders.
  2. Preventive and social measures.

Must Know

3hrs
16 MENTAL HEALTH:

  1. Warning signals
  2. Types causes and preventive aspect of mental illnesses.

Must Know

2hrs.
17 HEALTH INFORMATION AND BASIC MEDICAL STASTICS:

  1. Sources of health information
  2. Elementary statistical measures.
  3. Charts and diagrams.
  4. Statistical averages.
  5. Measures of dispersion.
  6. Normal distribution.
  7. Sampling.
  8. Test of significance
  9. Chi square test.
  10. Co relation and regression.

Must Know

 

10hrs.

 

 

10hrs

18 COMMUNICATION FOR HEALTH DUCATION:

  1. Communication process.
  2. Health education definition approaches and models.
  3. Health education contents, principles and practices.

Must Know

3hrs

 

  1. Case Studies & visit

Must Know

2hrs.
19 HEALTH PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT:

  1. Health planning and planning cycle.
  2. Management methods and techniques.
  3. National health policy.
  4. Health systems in India.
  5. Visit to Health care facility

Must Know

 

31hrs.

20 HEALTH CARE OF THE COMMUNITY:

  1. Primary health care and Health for all.
  2. Millennium development goals
  3. Health status and health problems.

Must Know

3hrs.
21 INTERNATIONAL HEALTH:

  1. WHO
  2. Other united nation agencies and other NGOs

Nice to Know

2hrs
22 HEALTH PROGRAMMS IN INDIA:

  1. NVBDCP
  2. RNTCP
  3. NACO
  4. NACP
  5. Nation program for control of blindness
  6. UIP
  7. National Health mission.
  8. RCH
  9. RMNCH +A
  10. NPCDCS
  11. IDSP
  12. IDD
  13. National mental health.
  14. Minimum needs program me.
  15. 20 point program me.

Must Know

 

15hrs.

Distribution of topics for paper I & Paper I- Final MBBS part I

Department of Community Medicine

Syllabus of Community Medicine for Paper I

  1. Man and medicine : towards health for all
  2. Concept of health & disease
  3. Principles of epidemiology and epidemiologic methods
  4. Screening for disease
  5. Nutrition and health
  6. Medicine and social sciences
  7. Environment and health
  8. Hospital waste management
  9. Disaster management
  10. Occupational health
  11. Genetics and health
  12. Health information and basic medicine statistics

Syllabus of Community Medicine for Paper II

  1. Epidemiology of communicable diseases
  2. Epidemiology of chronic non communicable disease and conditions
  3. Essential medicine and counterfeit medicine
  4. Demography and family planning
  5. Preventive medicine in obstetrics, paediatrics and geriatrics
  6. Communication for health education
  7. Health planning and management
  8. Health care of the community
  9. National Health programmes in India
  10. International health
  11. Mental health 

Books Recommended:

  1. Parks text book of preventive & social medicine – K. Park ,Bhanot Publication
  2. Text Book of Community Medicine with Recent Advances- Suiryakatha, JP

Brothers Publication

  1. Text Book of Community Medicine- Sunderlal & others
  2. A Treatise on Health Management- SC Mohapatra, M.Mohapatra & VMohapatra ,JP Brothers Publication Pvt Ltd
  3. Applied Statistics in Health Sciences – NSN Rao & NS Murthy, JP Brothers Publication
  4. Text Book of Epidemiology—Leon Gordis
  5. Sathya Swaroop, Introduction to Health Statistics. Latest edition – E & S Living Stone Ltd., Edinburgh, London.
  6. Nutritive value of Indian foods – C.Gopalan, NIN Publiucation

Reference books

1) Public health & preventive medicine -Maxcy-rosenau

2) Oxford text book of public health -Oxford medical publication

3) O.P. Ghai’s text book of applied medicine -O.P.Ghai

4) An outline of sociology as applied to medicine- David armstrong

5) Uses of epidemiology – Morris

6) Short textbook of medical statistics – Hicc

7) Preventive & community medicine – Clark

8) Human nutrition & Dietetics – Passmore

9) Epidemiology-principles & methods – Macmohan

10) Practical epidemiology – Barker

11) Theory & practice of public health – Hobson

12) An introduction to epidemiology – Michael Acderson

13) Food poisoning & Food hygiene – Hobbs