1.6-HEALTH EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY PHARMACY
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, behavioural 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 infections-chicken pox, measles, influenza, diphtheria, whooping cough and tuberculosis.
Intestinal Infection: Poliomyelitis, Hepatitis, cholera, Typhoid, food poisoning, Hookworm infection.
Arthropod Borne Infections: Plague, Malaria, Filariasis.
Surface Infection: Rabies, Trachoma, 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 Immunisation – 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