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PSM is an important part of Medical PG Entrance exams. Most aspirants find it boring and a vast subject.

In order to simplify your preparations, we approached the famous faculty of PSM, Dr. Vivek Jain to cast some light on the key topics in PSM which will be useful for upcoming PGMEE examinations.

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The table below comprises of the list of topics from NEET/NBE and AIIMS point of view.

The comprehensive list prepared by Dr. Vivek Jain must be prepared and revised thoroughly.

Important Topics in PSM

 

NEET/ NBE pattern

AIIMS

Epidemiology

Cohort-RR, Advantages/ Disadvantages

Case control-OR, Adv/ Disdv RCT

Clinical trials

Retrospective/ Mixed cohort Nested case control

RCT

Meta-analysis

Evidence Based medicine

History of medicine

Theories of disease causation Names of Scientists

Names of epidemiologists

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Health & Disease

PQLI/ HDI

Levels of prevention ICD-10

Types of epidemics

HPI/ Multidimensional poverty

Vaccines & Cold chain

Types of vaccines National schedule Contraindications

Cold chain

AEFIs

Screening of disease

Sensitivity/ Specificity Names of Screening tests Names of diagnostic tests

Validity/ Reliability Likelihood ratio ROC curve

Bayes’ theorem

 Communicable diseases  

Measles, Rubella, Influenza, TB Typhoid, Cholera, ORS Hepatitis A/ E

HIV

Malaria/ Dengue Rickettsial diseases

TB, H1N1

Cholera epidemic Hepatitis B STDs/ HIV

Malaria/ Dengue

 Non-communicable diseases  Blindness

Obesity Cancers

 Blindness
National health programs & policies & legislation  

RNTCP, NVBDCP, NLEP, NACP

MTP

 

NHM, NRHM, RNTCP, NVBDCP, NLEP, NACP, NPCDCS

RBSY

NREGA, MTP, PNDT

 Social sciences  

Definitions

SES scale - Kuppuswami

 Theories of diseases (Sociology)
Health economics Definitions – GDP, NNP, GNI

Values – GDP Growth, Health

Expenditure

Demography

Definitions & values

Formulae

Census

Family Indicators

Data collection systems

Definitions

Contraception

Methods in RCH program

Pearl index

Composition, Adv/Disadv

Newer Methods

Preventive Obstetrics, Paediatrics

Values

RCH program components

Pneumonia control

School health, IQ level

ICDS

RCH program components

JSSK

School health

Nutrition

RDA of nutrients,

References man/ woman

Vitamin deficiencies

Mid-day meal program

Uncommon nutrient deficiencies

Environment

Values

Water-Chlorination, Quality

Air-Quality

Entomology- Vectors

Water- Chlorination, Quality

Air- Quality

Waste Disposal

Entomology- Vectors, Control

Health communication

Didactic/ Socratic methods

Definition of methods

Health propaganda

Health care system

Health centres

Health workers

Primary health care- Definition

Primary health care- Definition, Elements, Principles

Health planning & management

H. committees

H. management techniques

Universal health coverage

International health

International health regulations

WHO, UNICEF

Bioterrorism agents

International surveillance

Biomedical waste management

Wastes segregation, disposal

Newer Methods

Occupational health

Pneumoconioses

Lead poisoning

ESI/ Factory act

ESI act

Occupational cancers

Genetics

ABO system

Hardy Weinberg law

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Mental heath

Epidemiology in India

Suicide

Mental health care act

Biostatistics

Central tendency

Dispersion

Normal distribution

Statistical graphs

Variables

Chi-square test/ Paired t-test

Central tendency

Dispersion

Normal/ skewed distribution

Statistical graphs

Scales

Sampling- Methods/ Size

Correlation/ Regression

Statistical tests

Statistical errors

Confidence level/ intervals

Images

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