UGC NET- July 2018: Complete Analysis of “Social Medicine and Community Health” Subject (Download PDF)

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Unit 1 - Basic concepts of health and diseases (No. of questions asked in July 2018 NET = 07) - 1. Definitions and concepts, 2. Evolution of public health, 3. Important public health acts.

4. Health problems of developed and developing countries

5. Health problems in India

6. Environment and health

Unit 2- Basic concepts of epidemiology

(No. of questions asked in July 2018 NET = 13)

  • Definition and concepts of epidemiology
  • Concepts of health and disease
  • Role of genetics in health and disease
  • Levels of prevention
  • Types of epidemiology
  • Uses of epidemiology

Unit 3-Epidemiology of diseases

(No. of questions asked in July 2018 NET = 42)

  • Epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, prevention and control of communicable diseases like Malaria, Cholera, TB, Leprosy, Diarrhoea, ARI, Poliomyelitis, Viral Hepatitis, Measles, Dengue, Rabies, AIDS, etc.
  • Non- communicable diseases like CHD, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, cancers, etc.
  • Occupational disorders like pneumoconiosis, hearing loss, accidents, dermatosis, etc.

Unit 4- Reproductive and Child Health

(No. of questions asked in July 2018 NET = 08)

  • Major nutritional problems, etiology, manifestations and prevention components of RCH care.
  • Need and package of services under RCH programme.

Unit 5- Health Committees and primary healthcare

(No. of questions asked in July 2018 NET = 06)

  • Health planning in India including various committees and National health policy and health goals set from time to time.
  • Organized sector with reference to Centre, State, District and Block level structures and local bodies and Panchayati Raj.
  • Organization and function of CHCs and PHCs.
  • Health manpower
  • Primary health care and concept
  • Alternative systems of medicine like Ayurveda, Homeopathy, etc.
  • Holistic Approach
  • NGOs and PVOs
  • Unorganized sector

Unit 6- Demography

(No. of questions asked in July 2018 NET- 03)

  • Definition, scope and evolution
  • Problems of population growth
  • Birth rates, death rates, fertility rates, age specific mortality rates, MMR, CPR, etc.
  • Approaches and methods of contraception
  • MTP

Unit 7- Social sciences and health

(No. of questions asked in July 2018 NET- 04)

Definition and scope of social and behavioural sciences in health.

Concept and significance of social structure and social organization.

Culture and behaviour related to health and disease.

Political and economic aspects of health.

Concepts and techniques of information, education and communication including counseling methodology.

Unit 8- Biostatistics

(No. of questions asked in July 2018 NET- 04)

  • Basic concepts in statistics
  • Concepts of epidemiology, approaches and methods.
  • Techniques of social sciences research related to health field.
  • Health system research, operational research, mathematical models.
  • Research related to health economics, medical geography.

Unit 9- Nutrition and environment

(No. of questions asked in July 2018 NET = 12)

  • Environmental sanitation
  • Nutrition

Unit 10- International Health

(No. of questions asked in July 2018 NET- 01)

  • Objectives and organization of important agencies like WHO, UNICEF, FAO, ILO, Indian Red Cross Society, UNFPA, World Bank, ADB, Ford Foundation, CARE, Rockefeller Foundation, etc and their role in health care activities in India.

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- Published/Last Modified on: July 19, 2018

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