ugc net Social Medicine & Community Health syllabus


Code No.: 81


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

  • Globalization and Its Impact on Health

  • Roles and Responsibility of State, Community and Private Sector in Health

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

General Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • 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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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)