Time: 3 Hours; Marks: 70

1. Definition of Health & Concepts Related to Health (15)

  • Primary Health Care, Secondary Care, and Tertiary Health Care.
  • Promotive Health Care, Preventive Health Care, Curative Health Care, and Rehabilitative Health Care, Spiritual Health Care.
  • Concepts of Social medicine, Preventive medicine and Community medicine and Public Health.

2. Concepts Related to Diseases (15)

  • Different kinds of diseases: Infectious/communicable/non-communicable & degenerative diseases.
  • How interaction between disease causing agents (Physical, Chemical, Biological,) host and environment results in diseases.
  • Modes of transmission of communicable diseases:
    • Diseases of Contact transmission.
    • Air-borne diseases.
    • Water borne diseases.
    • Vector borne diseases.

3. Promotion of Healthy Environment (5)

  • At individual level.
  • At family level.
  • At Community level.

4. Prevention & Control of Diseases (20)

  • Water safety.
  • Food safety.
  • Environmental sanitation (including safe disposal of solid & liquid wastes).
  • Personal hygiene.
  • Safe disposal of human excreta.
  • Safe disposal of Bio Medical wasted (BMW) Management.
  • Control of vectors and pests (control of house files, mosquitoes, rats, cockroaches etc.).
  • Healthy housing & preventing of air pollution.
  • Isolation procedures.

5. Medical Terminology (15)

5.1 Basics of Medical Terminology

  • Words, Prefixes & suffixes used in medical terms (Symptomatic, Diagnostic and Operative terminology).
  • Origin of medical terminology.
  • Terminology to identify basic body systems, and vital signs.
  • Distinction between the symptoms, signs and specific diseases.
  • Determining the specialty by identifying the meaning of the word root.

5.2 Basic Word Roots, Prefixes and Suffixes

5.3 The Human Body in Health and Disease

  • Terms related to pathology of cells, tissues, and glands.
  • Types of diseases.
  • Recognize different medical specialties and specialists.
  • Terms used in different Departments of the hospital (Symptomatology, diagnostic entities, intervention methodology, equipment used etc.)
  • Orthopaedics & traumatology.
  • Digestive system.
  • Circulatory and lymphatic system.
  • Respiratory system.
  • Gynaecological system.
  • Obstetrics & Maternal & child care.
  • Neurology & Psychiatry.
  • Internal Medicine.
  • General Surgery.
  • ENT & Ophthalmology.

5.4 Coding of Diseases

  • Introduction to coding & classification of Diseases.
  • Introduction to Volume I & II of International Code of Diseases (ICD).