Short Textbook of Preventive and Social Medicine

by GN Prabhakara

The book “Short Text Book of PSM” provides a simple and systematic guide to the trainers and trainees in medical science, health science and Para medical science field for day to day professional activity and research. Recommendations by Health Science University and medical council of India are followed in the inclusion of chapters as per the curricula and syllabus. Recent area of interest like AIDS Day, Avian Influenza, Chikungunya Fever epidemic, Desmotology, Emporiatrics, Family medicine, Kangaroo mother care, Meta Analysis, National Health Goals by 2015, NRHM, National socio demographic goals by 2010, PC and PNDT, Poison control information, Red Cross Day, Social accountability of hospitals and medical colleges and universal declaration of human rights, etc. In this book 10 section under 36 chapters, all chapters are eagerly looked for both by teachers and students. Section 1 introduces public health through three chapters. Section 2 deals with related areas of community health namely social medicine, health statistics and demography. Section 3 is dealt with concept of health, concept of disease, environment health and medical entomology through four chapters. Section 4 describes two components namely occupational health with social security and Genetic disorders. Section 5 texts on nutrition, epidemiology and health education. Section 6 deals with detailed aspect of communicable and non communicable diseases that are of public health importance in our country. Section 7 deals with four major components namely RCD, School health, national health programmes and mental health. Section 8 deals with public health administration, geriatrics and rational drug management through 7 chapters. Section 9 deals with Health organisations (voluntary, Nongovernmental and International) Urban health, medical ethics and P H Law. Section 10 is exclusively the descriptions of 48 new are of interest which are awaited by public health trainers and trainees.

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Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Prabhakara GN SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Manjushree Nagar, Sattur, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
Medical Arts Photography and Modelling, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Manjushree Nagara, Sattur, Dharwad, Karnataka
Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, India
SDM Medical College, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
ISBN 9789380704104
Speciality Community Medicine
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/11257
Edition 2/e
Publishing Year 2010
Pages 444
Book Type Textbook


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