The textbook contains facts and concepts from latest editions of Park 22nd 2013. There is no brief description for the topics covered in the book as it is a reference manual with small or one-line points for fast revision. Key revision points are also given on the side of each topic, making it easier for the reader to cover more topics in less time. The book has been divided into two sections: section 1 contains annexure whereas section 2 consists of various preventive and social medicines related topics.
Topics included in annexure are Incubation Period of Diseases, Important Days of Public Health Importance, Instruments of Importance in Public Health, Mode(s) of Transmission of Diseases, Some Important Health Legislations Passed in India, Some Important Health Programmes of India, Vectors and Diseases Transmitted, New Tuberculosis Diagnosis (RNTCP) Guidelines in India (w.e.f. 01 April, 2009 onwards), National Population Policy (NPP) 2000, National Health Policy (NHP) 2002, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), New Malaria Treatment Guidelines in India (2013 onwards), Draft Guidelines: Biomedical Waste Management Guidelines 2011, Golden Points (Sets 1–5), Current Public Health Related Statistics of India, Newer Concepts in Preventive and Social Medicine, Honours in Health and Medicine and High Level Expert Group (HLEG) Report on Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
Some of the important topics that are covered in the section 2 are History of Medicine, Concepts of Health and Disease, Epidemiology and Vaccines, Screening of Disease, Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases, National Health Programmes, Policies and Legislations in India, Demography, Family Planning and Contraception, Preventive
Obstetrics, Paediatrics and Geriatrics, Nutrition and Health, Social Sciences and Health, Environment and Health, Biomedical Waste Management, Health Education and Communication, Health Care in India, Health Planning and Management, International Health and Bio statistics.
Each chapter begins with theory including subject-related topics and sub-topics that are covered with small descriptions for clarity. At the end of each chapter, various multiple choice questions are given so that the readers can self-evaluate their performance. Plus, explanations for each solution are also provided for better understanding of the concepts.
About the author:
An MBBS graduate from Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, Vivek Jain got his post-graduate MD degree from Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, with Community Medicine as his specialty. He has also authored many medical books for prospective medical students.