Superspeciality Course in Public Health

In Nashik

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Vani Road, Mhasrul, Nashik , 422004, Maharashtra, India
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Course programme

Superspeciality Course in Public Health

The overall goal of training programme is to produce a competent public health specialist
who can function as a leader of health team and is able to provide effective health care at
the primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

Skills to be acquired by the DPH Candidates by the end of 2 years
A) Clinical Skills:
· Patient examination (Men, Women and Children)
· Immunization
· Simple Gynecological Examinations, treatment, referral.
· ANC examination and detecting high risk and referral.
· Under fives anthropocentric, assessment & referral.
· Cu. T insertion & removal
· AFB & grams staining of slides.
· Pap's smear collection and fixing slide.
· Collection of blood and conducting routine blood tests:- CBC, ESR,
· Urine - Routine
· Chlorination of water
A) Organizational skills:-
· Community diagnosis
· Organizing community programme
· Communication of programme
· Leadership skills
· Implementation of programme
· Evaluation
· Disaster management and investigation of an epidemic
· Inspection of Hotel, industry, bakery and certification of the same.

COURSE CONTENTS ( 2 years course)
1. Environment in community health
2. History of public health in India
3. Concepts in Community health
4. Report of various health committees
5. Principles and levels of prevention
1. Microbes of public health importance including various and parasites
Morphology examination of milk and water
2. Bacteriology examination of milk and water Collection, transportation
and lab diagnosis of microbes
3. Disinfection, sterilization and insecticide
4. Entomology
5. Immunology: Basic principles.
1. Definition, concept, scope and objectives and functions
2. Measurements in Epidemiology
3. Association and causation
4. Disease transmission and principles of control
5. Analysis of descriptive study; time, place & personal characteristics
6. Studies in Epidemiology - Techniques and analysis
7. Epidemiology of communicable and non communicable diseases in India
8. General principles of investigation of an epidemic
1. Surveillance of communicable and non - communicable diseases.
Calculations of epidemic and epidemic nature of diseases, seasonal index etc
2. Surveillance and impact of health services
3. Development of health information systems
4. Updating Epidemiological skills of peripheral worker
5. Investigation and control of epidemics.
1. Social factors influencing nutrition
2. Nutrients
3. Nutritional requirements, nutritional deficiency
4. Balanced diet, Nutritional Assessments
5. Prevention of nutrition diseases
6. Nutritional programs and nutritional rehabilitation
1. Environment health hazards in industries
2. Health Hazards due to chemical and biological agents
3. Prevention of occupational diseases
4. Industrial psychology
5. Industrial health organization
1. General administration at Centre, state and district Panchayat Raj
2. Principles of ganisation and administration
3. Health administration at state, Centre and Municipal Corporation
4. National health policy
5. National health programs and National Disease Control & Eradication
6. Primary health care in India
7. Planning and evaluation of programs
8. Management of motivating
9. Health care administrator - roles, tasks and functions
10. Management of motivation
11. Team concept and functioning
12. Management of district health services
a. Structure and function of or organization at district level
b. Role stress, case sheet
c. Community health diagnosis
d. Action plan analysis
e. Monitoring performances of P.H.C.
13. Mobilizing community resources and creating demand for services
14. Management of human resources
15. Management of supportive system, including man power planning and
development system
16. Managing conflict and interpersonal behavior, and understanding inter
personal behavior
17. Communication and coordination.
18. Office management
19. Finance, Material Management, Vehicle Management
20. Public health Laws.
1. Study of Society, Community, Culture
2. Family, marriages and other institutions
3. Socialization and social control
4. Social stratification
5. Social psychology, theories and learning
6. Motivation, incentives and dis incentives
7. Knowledge, attitude and practice - Assessment and influencing health and
8. Leadership - qualities, types, etc.
1. Theories of learning
2. Communication
3. Principles and planning of health education
4. Methods and media
1. Principles of Antenatal, Intranatal and Postnatal Care
2. Domiciliary M. C. H. services
3. Growth and Development
4. Preschools and school health services
5. Indicators and evaluation of M.C.H. services
6. Child survival and safe motherhood
7. Reproductive health
1. Mental health problem in India
2. National mental Health Problems
1. Statistics Methods: nature of date, Tabulation
2. Graphical representation of data
3. Sampling techniques, survey methods, calculation of various rates and ratio,
standardization of rates, tests of significance
4. Health indicators: health information system
5. Demography and population statistics
6. Test of Significance
7. Survey methodology
8. Life table techniques
I Microbiology applied to Public Health:
(a) Hands on experience in staining techniques and its interpretation
(a.i.) Liehaman
(a.ii.) Grams
(a.iii.) A.F.B.
(a.iv.) Alberts
(a.v.) Ziehl Neelsen
b) Peripheral blood smears0 Thick and Thin, Staining and Reporting
c) Interpretation of commonly used tests like Widal, HIV, HB, VDRL,
Viral Antibody tires.
d) Microscopic examination of stools and reporting
e) Collection and dispatching of samples to Laboratory
II Environmental Sanitation:
(a) Collection of water samples, analysis and interpretation
(b) Study of requirement of water in Urban and Rural setting
(c) Waste Management
III Medical Entomology:
(a) Collection of insects of Medical importance
(b) Hands on experience in mounting of specimens and reporting
(c) Conduct entomological survey and report
IV Epidemiology and Statistics:
(a) Exercises to illustrate principles and practice
(b) Investigation of an outbreak of disease and measures to control
V Exercise in Public Health Administration (Problem Based)
(a) Beneficiary need analysis
(b) Preparation of an Annual plan
(c) Budgeting at the P.H.C. Level
(d) Supervision of vaccines, Medicines, Stationary etc., for a P.H.C.
(e) Organization of F.W. Camp
(f) Conduction of an immunization camp
VI Nutrition:
(a) Nutritional assessment of a Community
(b) Collection of food samples and dispatch
VII Study of environment and its influence of health in:
(a) Work Place
(b) Household
(c) Community
VIII study visit to places like Market place, Slaughter house, Cinema, Hotel, Milk
Dairy, Food and Beverages processing units and report
IX Family study - Urban and Rural
The following methods of learning will be adopted:-
1. Lecture cum discussion
2. Solving problem based exercises
3. Practical demonstrations
4. Community health survey
5. Study visits to places of public health importance and reporting
6. Investigation of an Epidemic
7. Evaluate any one of the national Health Programme and repot
8. Undertake a small project work
9. Participation in Journal review meeting and presentation of Journal articles
10. Problem based learning
1. Haffkine Institute
2. Public Health Laboratory
3. Rehabilitation Centre
4. Blind School
5. Central Labour Institute
6. Worli Dairy Plant
7. Yoga Institute
8. Sewage Treatment Plant
9. Bhandup Water Filtration Plant
10. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
11. Rehabilitation Centre
12. Family Welfare, Research & Training Centre
P.H.C. 2 months
District level 15 days
Urban Health Centre 6 months
Infectious disease hospital 1 month
Municipal Corporation at MOH level 15 days
Pediatrics 1 month
M.C.H. Centre 15 days