Foundations of Community Medicine - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9788131210550

Foundations of Community Medicine

2nd Edition

Authors: G. M. Dhaar
Paperback ISBN: 9788131210550
Imprint: Elsevier India
Published Date: 15th July 2008
Page Count: 824
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The first edition was published in the year 2006. It had a good initial response (or wide acceptance of readers) from the market apart from few lacunae which has been added in this second edition to make it more relevant and updated for undergraduate medical students.

Designed primarily for undergraduate medical students, this edition includes an elaborate discussion on public health problems of Indian significance, namely, population overgrowth, human disasters, and emerging and re-emerging diseases. It also provides detailed description of public health practices, namely, immunization, disinfection and sterilization, notification, isolation and quarantine, public health surveillance, and population screening.

Key Features

  1. It lays adequate stress on applied aspects of preventive medicine and public health with focus on Indian situation.
  2. It contains well organized material which is free from repetition, confusion and uncertainty and which ensures availability of all the relevant information on a topic at one place.
  3. It has a unique style of narration that appeals to medical students because of its simplicity, lucidity, readability, retainability and enjoyability.
  4. It extends a managerial treatment to the description of health organizations, health programmes and health care systems of relevance to Indian situation.
  5. It incorporates a comprehensive coverage of physical, social and biological environments laying due stress on environmental pollution and its control.
  6. It presents a uniquely simplified and readily intelligible discourse on basic concepts of epidemiology and statistics which are usually abhorred by medical students.
  7. It incorporates a detailed description of national population policy and national health policy in consideration of their crucial importance in the formulation of national health care programmes for the country.
  8. It contains numerous comparison tables, flowcharts, graphs and diagrams to improve the comprehension and facilitate retention of the subject matter.
  9. It encloses multiple solved examples on epidemiology, vital statistics and basic statistics to enable the students to calculate rates, ratios and statistical values of applied significance.

 

New to this Edition

  • A new section on ‘Public Health Problems’ has been added that includes chapters on ‘Population Problem in India and its Containment’, ‘Human Disasters and their Management’ and ‘Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases and their Behaviour’.
  • A chapter on ‘Adolescent Health Care’ has been added to the section on ‘Personal Health Care’.
  • The chapter on ‘National Health Programmes’ has been reorganized into two chapters designated as ‘National Health Programmes: Disease Oriented’; and ‘National Health Programmes: Service Oriented’; both of them have been thoroughly updated.
  • New programmes added to the chapter on disease-oriented National Health Programmes are ‘Dengue and Chikungunya Fever Control’; ‘National Programme for Prevention and Control of Diabetes’; ‘Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke’; and ‘National Programme for Prevention and Control of Deafness’.
  • A sub-chapter on ‘Indian Hospital System’ has been added to the chapter on ‘Health Care in the Indian Context’. The sub-chapter includes discussion on hospital acquired infection and hospital waste management.
  • A sub-chapter on ‘National Rural Health Mission’ has been included in the chapter on service-oriented National Health Programmes.
  • A sub-chapter on ‘Mental Disorders’ has been included in the chapter on ‘Natural History of Non-Communicable Diseases, Disorders and Accidents’.
  • A sub-chapter on ‘Vital Statistics’ has been added to the chapter on ‘Applied Statistics’ to provide room for numerical examples in this area.
  • Information on ‘Millennium Development Goals’ has been included in the chapter on Primary Health Care.
  • Information on RCH-II has been added to the sub-chapter on this topic.

Table of Contents

SECTION I Health, Disease and Medicine

1. MEDICINE THROUGH THE AGES

2. PROFILES OF MODERN MEDICINE

3. EPIDEMIOLOGICAL PROFILES OF HEALTH

4. EPIDEMIOLOGICAL PROFILES OF DISEASE

SECTION II Physical Environment and Health

5. METEOROLOGY AND HEALTH

6. COMMUNITY WATER SUPPLY

7. DISPOSAL OF COMMUNITY WASTES

8. RESIDENTIAL ENVIRONMENT

9. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION

SECTION III Biological Environment and Health

10. HUMAN POPULATION AND ITS CONTROL

11. ARTHROPOD POPULATION AND ITS CONTROL

12. RAT POPULATION AND ITS CONTROL

SECTION IV Social Environment and Health

13. SOCIAL SCIENCES

14. FAMILY SYSTEM

15. SOCIAL PATHOLOGY

16. APPLIED SOCIOLOGY

SECTION V Occupational Environment and Health

17. PHYSICAL HAZARDS

18. CHEMICAL HAZARDS

19. BIOLOGICAL HAZARDS

20. OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES, DISORDERS AND ACCIDENTS

21. HEALTH AND WELFARE OF INDUSTRIAL WORKFORCE

22. ERGONOMICS

23. LEGAL PROVISIONS FOR INDUSTRIAL WORKERS

SECTION VI Nutrition and Health

24. NUTRIENTS AND HEALTH

25. NUTRITIVE VALUE OF FOODS

26. BALANCED DIET: AN OVERVIEW

27. NUTRITIONAL PROBLEMS OF MOTHERS AND CHILDREN

28. NUTRITIONAL DISEASES OF ENDEMIC IMPORTANCE

29. MALNUTRITION: A PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM

SECTION VII Personal Health Care

30. MATERNAL HEALTH CARE

31. INFANT HEALTH CARE

32. CHILD HEALTH CARE

33. ADOLESCENT HEALTH CARE

34. GERIATRIC HEALTH CARE

SECTION VIII Public Health Practices

35. DISINFECTION AND STERILIZATION

36. IMMUNIZATION

37. NOTIFICATION, ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

38. PUBLIC HEALTH SURVEILLANCE

39. POPULATION SCREENING

SECTION IX Natural History of Diseases: Their Prevention and Control

40. NATURAL HISTORY OF A COMMUNICABLE DISEASE AND MEASURES OF ITS PREVENTION

41. RESPIRATORY ROUTE INFECTIONS

42. ALIMENTARY ROUTE INFECTIONS

43. MUCOCUTANEOUS ROUTE INFECTIONS

44. MULTIPLE ROUTE INFECTIONS

45. NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES, DISORDERS AND ACCIDENTS

SECTION X Epidemiology: Principles and Practice

46. DESCRIPTIVE EPIDEMIOLOGY

47. CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY

48. CASE-CONTROL STUDY

49. COHORT STUDY

50. EXPERIMENTAL STUDY

51. INVESTIGATION OF AN EPIDEMIC

SECTION XI Health-Related Disciplines

52. INFORMATION, EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION

53. APPLIED STATISTICS

54. HUMAN GENETICS

SECTION XII Public Health Problems

55. POPULATION PROBLEM IN INDIA AND ITS CONTAINMENT

56. HUMAN DISASTERS AND THEIR MANAGEMENT

57. EMERGING AND RE-EMERGING DISEASES AND THEIR BEHAVIOUR

SECTION XIII Health Administration and Organization

58. HEALTH CARE IN THE INDIAN CONTEXT

59. NATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAMMES: DISEASE ORIENTED

60. NATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAMMES: SERVICE ORIENTED

61. INTERNATIONAL HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS

Details

No. of pages:
824
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier India 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier India
Paperback ISBN:
9788131210550

About the Author

G. M. Dhaar