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Chapter-01 Concepts of Community Medicine, Health and Disease by Subramanian Mangala (2012) Edition : 1/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/11695_1      

The chapter briefly discusses the concepts of community medicine, human health and diseases. Community medicine deals with populations and comprises those doctors who try to measure the needs of the population, both sick and well, who plan and administer services to meet those needs, and those who are engaged in research and teaching in the field. Health is ... [More]

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Chapter-01 Present Health Status by Hiremath Lalita D, Hiremath Dhananjaya A (2012) Edition : 2/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/11660_1      

It is estimated that the disease burden of the people of India is one of the highest in the world. Reasons for high disease burden are poor economy of the country, maldistribution of country’s resources, poor governance and management to utilize resources appropriately, and poor people participation. About 17 per cent of all deaths and about 21 per cent of a... [More]

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Chapter-01 The Relevance of Community Psychiatry in India by Murthy R Srinivasa (2012) Edition : 1/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/11688_1      

This chapter discusses the development process and the progress of community psychiatry in India, its relevance to the development of mental healthcare and to identify the forces and factors responsible for the movement. Certain challenges faced by the professionals in organizing the care programs are tabulated. The international health care development proc... [More]

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Chapter-02 Family by Hiremath Lalita D, Hiremath Dhananjaya A (2012) Edition : 2/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/11660_2      

Family is a group of individuals, who are related by blood or marriage, live under same shelter and share common kitchen. Each student is assigned families in the village. The objective of this program is to provide opportunities to the medical student to learn that the family is the basic unit for epidemiological studies and obtain practical experience in t... [More]

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Chapter-02 Nutrition by Subramanian Mangala (2012) Edition : 1/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/11695_2      

The chapter discusses various aspects of nutrition and national nutrition programmes of India. Nutritional assessment can be done by direct and indirect methods. Direct methods are clinical examination, nutritional anthropometry, biochemical tests and biophysical tests. While indirect methods are morbidity data, mortality data, food consumption data, food pr... [More]

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Chapter-02 Psychiatry in India: A Historical Perspective by Nizamie S Haque, Katshu Mohammad Zia Ul Haq, Praharaj Samir Kumar (2012) Edition : 1/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/11688_2      

In India the history of psychiatry gives the description of mental ailments and their remedies in the Vedas, around 3,000 years ago. It can be reviewed in four distinct phases: in ancient India, in medieval India, during the colonial period, and the growth that occurred in the postindependence era, against a brief background of the history of world psychiatr... [More]

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Chapter-03 Economics by Hiremath Lalita D, Hiremath Dhananjaya A (2012) Edition : 2/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/11660_3      

This chapter provides an overview of economics. Poverty line is generally defined in terms of minimum per capita consumption level of the people. As per the definition given by the Planning Commission, this level is the calorie intake of people. Thus, poverty line refers to the cutoff point of income below which people are not able to purchase food sufficien... [More]

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Chapter-03 Epidemiology by Subramanian Mangala (2012) Edition : 1/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/11695_3      

The chapter discusses the definition, incidence, prevalence, methods and other aspects of epidemiology. Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specified populations and the application of this study to the control of health problems. The primary aim of the epidemiologist is to study disease occurr... [More]

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Chapter-03 General Hospital Psychiatry by Behere Prakash B, Bhise Manik C (2012) Edition : 1/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/11688_3      

Psychiatry has evolved over time in different phases. Initially, the care of the mentally ill was mainly restricted to mental asylums. The general hospital psychiatry unit (GHPU) services under one roof in general hospitals provide new units to medical facilities and ensure the patients thorough physical investigation and early detection of physical problems... [More]

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Chapter-04 Communicable Diseases by Hiremath Lalita D, Hiremath Dhananjaya A (2012) Edition : 2/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/11660_4      

Communicable disease is an illness because of a specific infectious agent or its toxic products capable of being directly or indirectly transmitted from man to man, animal to animal or from the environment to man or animal. The entry and development or multiplication of an infectious agent in the body of man and animals is known as infection. A clinically ma... [More]