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Tamil Nadu PSC Syllabus For Health Officer Exam & Paper Scheme Details

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) written exam for recruitment of Health Officer in Tamil Nadu Public Health Service is being conducted so that the candidates can be selected who are best in the field. TNPSC Health Service Exam Pattern & Syllabus details are provided below as per which the candidates can prepare for examination.

TNPSC Health Officer Exam Pattern:

Paper I details

  • Subject- Social and Preventive Medicine
  • Total Marks- 300
  • Total Time: 3 Hours

Paper II details

  • Subject- General Studies
  • Total Marks- 200
  • Total Time: 2 Hours

TNPSC Health Officer Syllabus:

In exam, Social & Preventive Medicine syllabus will contain the topics-

Paper – I

Travel Medicine: Health risks of travellers, its prevention, Immunization, Chemoprophylaxis, Medicals kit

Principles of epidemiology and epidemiologic methods: Uses of epidemiology, Descriptive epidemiology analytical epidemiology and Experimental Epidemiology, International death certificate, epidemiological approaches, rates and ratios, measurements of mortality, Investigation of an epidemic, Measurement of morbidity, epidemiological and methods, Aims of epidemiology

Concept of health and diseases: Levels of prevention, and modes of intervention for diseases and condition, International classification of diseases and coding system, Dimension of health, Spectrum of health, Determination of health and Indicator of Health Natural history of disease, concept of disease control, Preventive Medicine, Social Medicine, Definition of health

Laws in the field of community health:

  • The Indian Factories Act 1948
  • The Central Maternity Benefit Act 1961
  • The epidemic diseases Act 1897
  • The prevention of food adulteration Act, 1954
  • The Medical termination of pregnancy Act 1971
  • The Employees State Insurance Act 1948
  • Juvenile Justice Act 1986
  • The Tamil Nadu Public Health Act
  • The Children Act 1960
  • The Central birth and death registration Act 1969

Environment and health: Prevention and Social measures for genetic diseases, common mental health problem and its prevention, Surveillance of drinking water quality water sampling, Air pollution, Noise pollution, Housing, Disposal of Waste solid waste, liquid waste, excreta disposal, Modern Sewage treatments methods, Medical entomology, Insecticides and Larvicides, Life history of arthropods and insects of Public Health Impatience, Vector Control, Occupational health problem its causes, effects, prevention

Screening of diseases: Criteria for screening, sensitivity and specificity of a screening test, types of screening common screening tests used, surveillance for a disease, uses of surveillance, Concept of disease screening, uses of screening, types of surveillance

Epidemiology of: Sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS- Acquired Human immunodeficiency syndromes Measles, Rubella, Mumps, Chicken Pox, Japanese Encephalitis, Leishmaniasis, Leprosy, Acute Respiratory infection, Diptheria, pertussis and tetanus, Tuberculosis, Poliomyelitis, Viral Hepatitis, Acute Diarrhocal diseases, Food Poisoning, Dengue syndromes, Malaria, Filariasis, Rabies, Plague, Blindness, Accidents, Coronary heart disease, Hypertension, stroke, Rheumatic heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity

Social Sciences and Medicine: Hospital sociology, Social security, Concepts in Sociology, social Anthropology, Social control mechanism, Social problem, Personality, components and development, social psychology, Social organization, Social institution, Family in Health and disease, Cultural factors in health disease

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Paper –II

Demography & Family Planning: Contraceptive methods and its evaluation, Demographic cycles, Demographic trends, fertility, National Health Policy, National Population Policy

Health care of the Community: Components, levels of health care, Principles of Primary Health Care, voluntary health agencies, Health status and Health problems, Primary Health Care, concept

International health: WHO, UNICEF, Voluntary Health Agencies

Health Programmes in India:

  • National Malaria Eradication Programme
  • National Fileria Control Programme
  • National Tuberculosis Control Programme
  • National Leprosy Eradication Programme
  • Acute Diarlocal diseases Control Programme
  • Guinea warm Eradication Programme
  • Iodine deficiency disorders control programme
  • National Programme for Control of Blindness
  • National Cancer Control Programme
  • National Mental Health Programme
  • Child Surviod and Safe Mother food Programme
  • Reproductive and child health Programme
  • Universal Immunicatia Programme
  • National Family Welfare Programme
  • National Nutritional Programme

Health Economic: Evaluation of health programmes cost and benefit, Economic values of life, National economy and health, Costs of sickness and cost of health. Budgeting health Programmes

Health information and basic medical statistics: Morbidity Statistics, Fertility statistics, Health information system, Sources of Health Information, Elementary Statistical methods, Statistical averages, sampling, normal distribution, Tests of Significance Mortality statistics, Estimation of beneficiaries for various services.

Preventive Obstetrics, Pediatrics and Geriatrics: ICDS Scheme, Health problem of the Aged, Ante-natal, intra Nstal and Post natal care, Care of new born, Infant care growth monitoring, immunization, Care of the Pre-School child, School Health Service and Programmes, Rehabilitation of handicapped children, Under live clinics, rights of the child, Delivery of MCH Care, Indicators for MCH Care

Health Planning and Management: Planning cycle, Management Process methods and techniques, Health system in India, Planning for a health programme in a community, Evaluation of Health Services, Health Planning objectives

Health education and communication: Counseling process, Health education objectives, contents, principles, communication in health education, Audio Visual AIDS, Practice of Health education, planning for health education

Nutrition and health: Milk hygiene, Meat hygiene, Concept of balanced diet, Common Nutritional deficiency disorders, Assessment of Nutritional status, Social aspects of Nutrition, Nutrition surveillance, Food hygiene, Food borne diseases, Community Nutrition Programmes, Diet, in disease condition like DIABETES & Hypertension

General Studies

History: Latest diary of events, profile of States, national security and terrorism, World organizations, Eminent persons & places in news, Sports & games, Books & authors, Awards & honours, Cultural affairs, old events of great importance, civilizations, historical events

Geography : Earth and Universe‐Solar system, Atmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphere, Monsoon, Water resources, Soil, minerals & natural resources, Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries, Transport including Surface transport & communication, population, Pollution Control

The questions based on political, economic and social issues around India& World are of great importance. Be update on the several issues which are related to political front of India and world.

General science : Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, Biochemistry and biotechnology, Electrochemistry, Polymers and plastics Botany Main Concepts of life science, The cell‐basic unit of life, Classification of living organism, Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration‐Excretion of metabolic waste, Communicable diseases and non‐ communicable diseases‐ prevention and remedies, Alcoholism and drug abuse, Physics Universe, General Scientific laws, Scientific instruments, Inventions and discoveries, National scientific laboratories, Science glossary, Mechanics and properties of matter, Physical quantities, standards and units, Electricity and Magnetism, Electronics and Communication Atomic and nuclear physics, Solid State Physics, Spectroscopy, Geophysics, Astronomy and space science Chemistry Elements and Compounds, Acids, bases and salts, Oxidation and reduction, Chemistry of ores and metals

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