THEORY (50 hours)

Concept of health: Definition of physical health, mental health, social health, spiritual health determinants
of health, indicatory of health, concept of disease, natural history of diseases, the disease agents, concept of
prevention of diseases.
Nutrition and health: Classification of foods, requirements, diseases induced due to deficiency of
proteins, vitamins and minerals-treatment and prevention.
Demography and family planning: Demography cycle, fertility, family planning, contraceptive methods,
behavioral methods, natural family planning methods, chemical methods, mechanical methods, hormonal
contraceptives, population problem of India.
First aid: Emergency treatment in shock, snake-bite, burns, poisoning, heart disease, fractures and
resuscitation methods, Elements of minor surgery and dressings.
Environment and health: Source of water supply, water pollution, purification of water, health and air,
noise, light-solid waste disposal and control-medical entomology, arthropod borne diseases and their
control. rodents, animals and diseases.
Fundamental principles of microbiology: Classification of microbes, isolation, staining techniques of
organisms of common diseases.
Communicable diseases: Causative agents, mode of transmission and prevention. Respiratory infectionschicken pox, measles, influenza, diphtheria, whooping cough and tuberculosis.
Intestinal infection- poliomyelitis, Hepatitis, cholera, Typhoid, food poisoning, Hookworm infection.
Arthropod borne infections- plague, Malaria, filariases.
Surface infection- Rabies, Tranchoma, Tetanus, Leprosy.
Sexually transmitted diseases- Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, AIDS.
Non-communicable diseases: causative agents, prevention, care and control.
Epidemiology: Its scope, methods, uses, dynamics of disease transmission. Immunity and immunization:
Immunological products and their dose schedule. Principles of disease control and prevention, hospital
acquired infection, prevention and control. Disinfection, types of disinfection procedures, for-faces, urine,
sputum, room linen, dead-bodies, instruments.