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PSM i.e. Preventive and Social Medicine is a very vast and important subject for every medical aspirant appearing for PGMEE. Many aspirants find it difficult to prepare for this subject in order to clear their exam. PSM is a scoring subject which should not be ignored at all if you want to clear your exam.

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PrepLadder also understands that it is not that easy to cover all the topics of such a diverse subject. Therefore, we asked for help from Dr. Vivek Jain to give a list of important topics that one should prepare for their Medical PG exams.

The table below includes all the “Key Topics” that are must for every medical PG aspirant. The following list consists of topics that are important based on the NEET/NBE pattern as well as AIIMS pattern.

 

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Topic

NEET/ NBE pattern

AIIMS

Epidemiology

Cohort-RR, Adv/ Disdv

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 

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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 & legislations

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

Fertility 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 Midday 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 Definitions 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 health

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

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Hope this blog will help you to clear your exam. Make sure to revise these topics prudently few days before your exam.

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Also read:

How to prepare for the PG entrance exam: Tips by Dr. Gobind Rai Garg

Important topics in Pharmacology by Dr. Gobind Rai Garg

 

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