Code No : 81 CBSE NET Social Medicine and Community Health Syllabus 2017

Subject : Social Medicine and Community Health

Note :

There will be two question papers : UGC NET Paper II will cover 50 Multiple Choice Questions ( Multiple choice, Matching type, True / False, Assertion – Reasoning type ) carrying 100 marks and UGC NET Paper III will have two Parts –  A and B.

Part-A will have 10 short essay type questions ( 300 words ) carrying 16 marks each. There will be one question from each unit with internal choice from the same unit. Total marks will be 160.

Part-B will be compulsory and Questions will be set from Unit-I to Unit-X. The candidate will attempt one question from Part – B ( 800 words ) carrying 40 marks. Total marks of UGC NET Paper III will be 200.

UGC NET Paper II and Paper III ( Part A & B )

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 Epidemiology
  • 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
  • MTP

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
  • Nutrition
  • 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.


13 thoughts on “UGC NET 2017 Syllabus for Social Medicine and Community Health

  1. Hello sir i am pursuing m.pharma form analysis… can i apply for social Medicine and Community Health or any other for me. Please inform regarding about this.

  2. hi.I have done bpharma and pursuing mpharma from pharmacology…can you tell me good books for preparing for net with subject as Social medicine and community health…

  3. hi ,
    I have done bpharma and mba in hospital management , Can you provide me tell me good books for preparing for NET with subject as Social medicine and community health.

  4. sir i am completed can i apply for this social medicine and community health or any other subject available for me

  5. Hello sir I have done m.pharm pharmacology branch. Can I apply for this social medicine and community health or any other subject available for me.

  6. I have done microbiology. In ugc net exam, which subject suited to me like environmental science or social medicine and community health ? What is eligibility for both subject?


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