Social Medicine and Community Health UGC NET New Syllabus


UGC NET Paper-2 Syllabus

The following part of the UGC NET syllabus were previously under UGC NET Paper-2 and Paper-3 (Part-A and Part-B) syllabus in Social Medicine and Community Health, however, as UGC has now only two papers i.e. UGC NET Paper-1 which is general and compulsory for all subjects and UGC NET Paper-2 on the specific subject (including all electives, without options) instead of previous three papers i.e. UGC NET Paper-1 which was general and compulsory for all subjects and UGC NET Paper-2 and Paper-3 on the specific subject, so, now-a-days, the following part is also considered as part of the UGC NET Paper-2 syllabus.

Unit – I

Definitions and Concepts

Evolution of Public Health

Important Public Health Acts

Health problems of developed and developing countries

Health problems in India

Environment and Health

Unit – II

Definition and Concepts of Epidemiology

Concepts of Health and Disease

Role of Genetics in Health and Disease

Levels of Prevention

Types of

Uses of Epidemiology

Unit – III

Epidemiology, Etiology, Pathogenesis, Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases, like Malaria, Cholera, Tuberculosis, Leprosy, Diarrhoea, ARI, Poliomyelitis, Viral Hepatitis, Measles, Dengue, Rabies, AIDS, etc.

Non – communicable diseases, like coronary heart disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, cancers, etc.

Occupational disorders like, pneumo-coniosis, hearing loss, accidents, dermatosis, etc.

Unit – IV

Major nutritional problems, etiology, manifestations and prevention Components of RCH care.

Need and package of services under RCH Program.

Unit – V

Health planning in India including various committees and National Health Policy and Health Goals set from time to time

Organised sector with reference to Centre, State, District and Block level structures and local bodies and Panchayati Raj

Organisation and functions of community health centres and primary health centres

Health Manpower

Primary Health care and concept

Alternative systems of medicine, like Ayurveda, Homeopathy, etc.

Holistic Approach

Non – Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Private Voluntary Organisations (PVOs)

Unorganised Sector.

Unit – VI

Definition, scope and evolution

Problems of Population growth

Birthrates, death rates, fertility rates, age-specific mortality rates, MMR, CPR, etc.

Approaches and methods of contraception


Unit – VII

Definition and scope of social and behavioural sciences in Health

Concept and significance of social structure and social organisation

Culture and Behaviour related to Health and Disease

Political and Economical aspects of Health

Concepts and techniques of Information, Education and Communication including Counselling methodology

Unit – VIII

Basic concepts in statistics

Concepts of epidemiology, approaches and methods

Techniques of social sciences research relevant to health fields

Health systems research, operational research, mathematical models

Research related to health economics, medical geography

Unit – IX

Environmental sanitation

Family Welfare and Planning

Reproductive and Child health

Communicable and Non – communicable diseases

Unit – X

Objectives and Organisation of important agencies, like WHO, UNICEF, FAO, ILO, Indian Red Cross Society, UNFPA, World Bank, Asia Development Bank, Ford Foundation, CARE, Rockefeller Foundation, etc. and their role in Health care activities in India.

Social Medicine and Community Health: Social medicine seeks to understand how social and economic conditions impact health, disease and the practice of medicine and foster conditions in which this understanding can lead to a healthier society. This type of study began formally in the early 19th century. The Industrial Revolution and the subsequent increase in poverty and disease among workers raised concerns about the effect of social processes on the health of the poor. Prominent figures in the history of social medicine include Rudolf Virchow, Salvador Allende, and more recently Paul Farmer and Jim Yong Kim.

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