Time: 3 Hours; Marks: 70

1. Health Education: Meaning, Definition, Objectives and Importance (4)

2. Communication for Health (7)

  • Information: Definition and Components.
  • The process of communication.
  • Methods & media of communication.
  • The concept of Information Education and communication (IEC) for health.
  • Health Ethics.

3. Making Health Communication Effective (6)

  • Inter personal methods of communication.
  • Mass Media Methods of communication.
  • Equipment for mass media communication.
  • Modes, types and barriers of communication.

4. Patient Education for Common Acute Diseases (10)

  • Dental Diseases.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Vomiting.
  • Cough.
  • Cough & breathlessness (Bronchitis).
  • Asthma.
  • Skin Diseases (e. g. scabies, boils, infected wounds).

5. Patient Education in Chronic Diseases (10)

  • Diabetes.
  • Asthma and Chronic Bronchitis.
  • Hypertension.
  • Arthritis.
  • Ischemic Heart Disease.
  • Obesity.
  • Cancers.
  • Other Chronic Diseases.

6. Personal Hygiene (4)

  • Essentials of personal hygiene including personal grooming.
  • Hand washing and its importance.
  • Methods and pitfalls in hand washing.
  • Prevention of food poisoning through proper personal hygiene.

7. Environmental Sanitation (4)

  • Essentials of sanitation.
  • Human faeces – methods of appropriate disposal.
  • Faecal – oral contamination and Faecal – oral diseases.
  • Methods of sanitation and hygiene to break faeco – oral transmission of diseases.
  • Disposal of solid and liquid waste.

8. Sexuality Education and Family Life Education (5)

  • Prevention of STDs (Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)).
  • Prevention & control of HIV/AIDS.
  • Safe sex.
  • Universal safety precaution for control of HIV/AIDS.
  • Planned Parenthood and Family Planning.

9. Public Relations in Health Care Service Institutions (5)

  • Definition of public relation.
  • Role and importance of public relations in health care service institutions.
  • Role of General Health Assistant (GHA) in the hospitals.
  • Staff-patient relationship.
  • Doctor-patient relationship.
  • Personal hygiene of hospital staff.
  • Empathy Vs sympathy in patient care.

10. Public Health (10)

  • Principles of Public Health.
  • Immunization.
  • National Health Programmes I (National Rural Health Mission including RCH II).
  • National Health Programmes II (RNTCP, Malaria control, Blindness control, HIV/AIDS control, others).
  • Disinfection of Water.
  • Sanitation & disposal of Excreta.
  • Methods of Disinfection.
  • Data Collection.
  • Basics of Medical Statistics like Mean, Mode, Median, Charts, Diagrams & Sampling Method.
  • Techniques of Health Education.

11. Organizational Behaviour: Meaning, Importance of Human Relationship in Healthcare Institutions. (5)

  • Organizational Behaviour: Meaning, need and importance, Internal and External human relations, factors affecting human relations, behavior in organizations at the individual and group level, effect of organization structure and process on behaviour.
  • Group Behaviour: Group Dynamics formal and informal groups, Group decision making techniques, Team: Meaning, purpose, Type, Life cycle, Team work, Team building, team effectiveness.
  • Conflicts: Nature, levels, effects, conflict resolution process, Transactional analysis – meaning, benefits.
  • Customer Relations: Significance, How to deal with customers.