Check out Latest Exam Pattern Syllabus for Tamil Nadu PSC Health Officer (Code No. 2029) Exam 2014 Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) Exam Syllabus Important Topics to Study
TNPSC Exam Syllabus 2014
Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) will conduct a Written exam for recruitment of Health Officer (Code No. 2029) in Tamil Nadu Public Health Service (Code No. 052). Nowadays Competition Level become very high so Competitive Exams gets too tougher. Candidates facing critical problem of “What to prepare” and “How to prepare”. So, here we are providing the latest Syllabus & Exam Pattern of Health Officer Exam conducting by Tamil Nadu PSC.
Exam Pattern : Exam Pattern for the Health Officer written Exam is as Follows :-
|Paper||Subject||Maximum Marks||Time Duration|
|Paper – I||Social and Preventive Medicine
(Code No. 105)
|Paper – II||General Studies||200||02:00 Hrs.|
► Minimum Qualifying Marks for selection 171 (for SC, ST, MBC/DC BC(M) & BC) & 228 (for Others).
► The Question paper in “General Studies” will be set both in English and in Tamil and the question paper in the subject “Social and Preventive Medicine” will be set in English only.
► There will also be a Interview of 70 marks.
Exam Syllabus : Exam Syllabus for Tamil Nadu PSC Health Officer Exam is given below :-
Social And Preventive Medicine (DEGREE STANDARD)
Paper – I
1. Concept of health and diseases :- Preventive Medicine, Social Medicine, Definition of health, Dimension of health, Spectrum of health, Determination of health and Indicator of Health Natural history of disease, concept of disease control, Levels of prevention, and modes of intervention for diseases and condition, International classification of diseases and coding system.
2. Principles of epidemiology and epidemiologic methods :- Aims of epidemiology, epidemiological approaches, rates and ratios, measurements of mortality, measurement of merbidity, epidemiological and methods, descriptive epidemiology analytical epidemiology and Experimental Epidemiology. Uses of epidemiology, Investigation of an epidemic, International death certificate.
3. Travel medicine :- Health risks of travelers, its prevention, Immunization, Chemoprophylaxis, Medicals kit.
4. Screening of disease :- Concept of disease screening, uses of screening, criteria for screening, sensitivity and specificity of a screening test, types of screening common screening tests used, surveillance for a disease, types of surveillance, uses of surveillance.
5. Epidemiology of :- Measles, Rubella, Mumps, Chicken Pox, Acute Respiratory infection, Diptheria, pertussis and tetanus, Tuberculosis, Poliomyelitis, Viral Hepatitis, Acute Diarrhocal diseases, Food Poisoning, Dengue syndromes, Malaria, Filariasis, Rabies, Plague, Japanese Encephalitis, Leishmaniasis, Leprosy, Sexually transmitted diseases and Acquired Human immunodeficiency syndromes.
6. Epidemiology of :- Coronary heart disease, Hypertension, stroke, Rheumatic heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, Blindness, Accidents etc.
7. Social Sciences and Medicine :- Concepts in Sociology, social Anthropology, Social control mechanism, Social problem, Personality, components and development, social phychology, Social organization, Social institution, Family in Health and disease, Cultural factors in health disease, Hospital sociology, Social security.
8. Laws in the field of community health :- The prevention of food adulteration Act, 1954 – The Medical termination of pregnancy Act 1971 – The Employees State Insurance Act 1948 – The Indian Factories Act 1948 – The Central Maternity Benefit Act 1961 – The Children Act 1960 – The Central birth and death registration Act 1969 – The epidemic diseases Act 1897 – Juvenile Justice Act 1986 – The Tamil Nadu Public Health Act.
9. Environment and health :- Purification of water, water quality, criteria and standards, 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.
10. Occupational health problem its causes, effects, prevention, Prevention and Social measures for genetic diseases, common mental health problem and its prevention.
1. 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.
2. Demography & Family Planning :- Demographic cycles, Demographic trends, fertility, National Health Policy, National Population Policy, Contraceptive methods and its evaluation.
3. Nutrition and health :- Concept of balanced diet. Common Nutritional deficiency disorders, Assessment of Nutritional status, Social aspects of Nutrition, Nutrition surveillance, Food hygiene, Milk hygiene, Meat hygiene, Food borne diseases, Community Nutrition Programmes, Diet, in disease condition like DIABETES & Hypertension etc.,
4. Preventive Obstetrics, Pediatrics and Geriatrics :- Ante-natal, intra Nstal and Post natal care, Care of new born, Infant care growth monitoring, immunization, Care of the Pre-School child, Under live clinics, rights of the child, Delivery of MCH Care, Indicators for MCH Care, School Health Service and Programmes, Rehabilitation of handicapped children, ICDS Scheme, Health problem of the Aged.
5. Health information and basic medical statistics :- Health information system, Sources of Health Information, Elementary Statistical methods, Statistical averages, sampling, normal distribution, Tests of Significance Mortality statistics, Morbidity Statistics, Fertility statistics, Estimation of beneficiaries for various services.
6. Health education and communication :- Health education objectives, contents, principles, communication in health education, Audio Visual AIDS, Practice of Health education, planning for health education, Counseling process.
7. Health Planning and Management :- Health Planning objectives, Planning cycle, Management Process methods and techniques, Health system in India, Evaluation of Health Services, Planning for a health programme in a community. MONITERING AND SUPERVISION
8. Health care of the Community :- Primary Health Care, concept, components, levels of health care, Principles of Primary Health Care, Health status and Health problems, voluntary health agencies.
9. International health :- WHO, UNICEF, Voluntary Health Agencies.
10. Health Economic :- Economic values of life. National economy and health, Costs of sickness and cost of health. Budgeting health Programmes, evaluation of health programmes cost and benefit.
General Studies (Degree Standard)
General science : 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‐Force, motion and energy‐Electricity and Magnetism, Electronics and Communication ‐Heat, light and sound‐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‐Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds‐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‐Bio-communication Zoology Blood and blood circulation‐Endocrine system‐Reproductive system‐Genetics the science of heredity‐Environment, ecology, health and hygiene, Bio‐ diversity and its conservation‐Human diseases‐Communicable diseases and non‐ communicable diseases‐ prevention and remedies‐ Alcoholism and drug abuse‐Animals, plants and human life.
Current Events :
History : Latest diary of events – National‐‐National symbols‐Profile of States‐Defense, national security and terrorism‐World organizations‐pacts and summits‐Eminent persons & places in news‐Sports & games‐Books & authors ‐Awards & honors‐Cultural panorama‐Latest historical events‐‐ India and its neighbors‐‐ Latest terminology‐Appointments‐who is who?
Political Science : 1. India’s foreign policy‐2. Latest court verdicts – public opinion‐3. Problems in conduct of public elections‐4. Political parties and political system in India‐ 5. Public awareness & General administration‐6. Role of Voluntary organizations & Govt.,‐7. Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility
Geography : Geographical landmarks‐Policy on environment and ecology
Economics : Current socio‐economic problems‐New economic policy & govt. sector
Science : Latest inventions on science & technology‐Latest discoveries in Health Science‐Mass media & communication
Geography : Earth and Universe‐Solar system‐Atmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphere‐Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate‐Water resources ‐‐‐ rivers in India‐Soil, minerals & natural resources‐Natural vegetation‐Forest & wildlife‐Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries‐Transport including Surface transport & communication‐Social geography – population‐density and distribution‐Natural calamities – disaster management‐Climate change ‐ impact and consequences ‐ mitigation measures‐Pollution Control
History and culture of India : Pre‐historic events‐‐Indus valley civilization‐Vedic, Aryan and Sangam age‐Maurya dynasty‐Buddhism and Jainism‐Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas‐Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis‐South Indian history‐Culture and Heritage of Tamil people‐Advent of European invasion‐Expansion and consolidation of British rule‐Effect of British rule on socio‐economic factors‐Social reforms and religious movements‐India since independence‐Characteristics of Indian culture‐Unity in diversity – race, colour, language, custom‐India‐as secular state‐Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama, music‐ Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN‐Political parties and
populist schemes‐ Prominent personalities in the various spheres – Arts, Science, literature and Philosophy – Mother Teresa, Swami Vivekananda, Pandit Ravishankar , M.S.Subbulakshmi, Rukmani Arundel and J.Krishnamurthy etc.
INDIAN POLITY : Constitution of India‐. Preamble to the constitution‐ Salient features of constitution‐ Union, State and territory‐ Citizenship‐rights amend duties‐ Fundamental rights‐ Fundamental duties‐ Human rights charter‐ Union legislature – Parliament‐ State executive‐ State Legislature – assembly‐ Status of Jammu & Kashmir‐ Local government – panchayat raj –Tamil Nadu‐ Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law‐ Indian federalism –center – state relations‐. Emergency provisions‐ Civil services in India‐ Administrative challenges in a welfare state‐ Complexities of district administration‐ Elections ‐ Election Commission Union and State. Official language and Schedule‐VIII‐ Amendments to constitution‐ Schedules to constitution‐. Administrative reforms & tribunals‐ Corruption in public life‐ Anti‐corruption measures –Central Vigilance Commission, lok‐adalats, Ombudsman, ‐ Comptroller and Auditor General of India‐ Right to information ‐ Central and State Commission‐ Empowerment of women‐ Voluntary organizations and public grievances Redressal‐ Consumer protection forms
Indian economy : Nature of Indian economy‐Need for economic planning‐Five‐year plan models‐an assessment‐Land reforms & agriculture‐Application of science in agriculture‐Industrial growth‐Capital formation and investment‐Role of public sector & disinvestment‐Development of infrastructure‐ National income‐ Public finance & fiscal policy‐ Price policy & public distribution‐ Banking, money & monetary policy‐ Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)‐ WTO‐globalization & privatization‐ Rural welfare oriented programmes‐Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty‐HRD –sustainable economic growth‐ Economic trends in Tamil Nadu ‐Energy Different sources and development‐ Finance Commission ‐Planning Commission‐ National Development Council
Indian national movement : National renaissance‐Early uprising against British rule‐1857 Revolt‐ Indian National Congress‐Emergence of national leaders‐Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Nethaji ‐Growth of militant movements ‐Different modes of agitations‐Era of different Acts & Pacts‐World war & final phase struggle‐Communalism led to partition‐Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐ Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & Others‐Birth of political parties /political system in India since independence
APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY TESTS : Conversion of information to data‐Collection, compilation and presentation of data ‐Tables, graphs, diagrams‐Parametric representation of data‐Analytical interpretation of data ‐Simplification‐Percentage‐Highest Common Factor (HCF)‐Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)‐Ratio and Proportion‐Simple interest‐Compound interest‐Area‐Volume‐ Time and Work‐Behavioral ability ‐Basic terms, Communications in information technology‐Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)‐ Decision making and problem solving‐Logical Reasoning Puzzles Dice Visual Reasoning‐Alphanumeric Reasoning Number Series Logical Number/ Alphabetical/ Diagrammatic Sequences‐
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