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Public Service Commission Syllabus for Public Health Officer

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Syllabus for Public Health Officer 7th Level Examination – Public Service Commission


[1st Paper]


1 Health and Public Health (5%) (Questions-5)

1.1. Meaning of health and disease, Factors that influence health, concept of health and disease, Dimension of disease, Measurement of health, disease and well being
1.2 Public health concept, Historical development and changing concept

2 Health Planning and Management (20%) (Questions-20)

2.1 Approaches, models, methods and practices
2.2 Need assessment, planning cycle, Planning, monitoring and evaluation
2.3 Strategic and operational planning
2.4 Inventory management
2.5 Drug management
2.6 Financial management
2.7 Health economics, Health care financing: Basic concepts and economic evaluation of health care services
2.8 Health care need assessment
2.9 Decentralization in health management
2.10 Quality assurance in health care

3 General Epidemiology (10%) (Questions-10)

3.1 Definition, concepts, approaches, aims, and use of epidemiology
3.2 Epidemiological methods, Incidence, Prevalence, association and causation, disease prevention and control
3.3 Epidemiology of communicable and non communicable diseases
3.4 Dynamics of disease transmission
3.5 Investigation of an epidemics
3.6 Screening of diseases
3.7 Health indicators

4 Health Statistics (5%) (Questions-5)

4.1 Sources of health information, Health information system
4.2 Tabulation, graphic and diagrammatic presentation of data
4.3 Statistical methods; Measures of central tendency, Measures of variability
4.4 Sampling size, Sampling survey and test of significance, correlation and regression

5. Demography (5%) (Questions-5)

5.1 Population trends-world and national
5.2 Measures of population dynamics
5.3 Factors affecting fertility, mortality and migration
5.4 Urbanization, Life expectancy

6 Applied Epidemiology and Disease Control (20%) (Questions-20)

6.1 Epidemiology, Prevention and control of communicable diseases including: Measles, Diphtheria, Whooping cough, Acute respiratory tract infection, Rubella, Mumps, Influenza, Tuberculosis, Viral hepatitis, Food poisoning, Typhoid fever, Intestinal worms, Acute diarrhoeal diseases, Filaria, Leishmaniasis, Malaria, Japanese encephalitis, Rabies, Tetanus, Trachoma, Leprosy, STD and HIV/AIDS
6.2 Prevention and control of non-communicable diseases
6.3 Concept of Control, elimination and eradication of diseases

7 Food and Nutrition (5%) (Questions-5)

7.1 Nutritional profiles
7.2 Nutritional problems
7.3 Assessment of nutritional status
7.4 Food intoxication, additives and fortification;

8 Environmental Health (5%) (Questions-5)

8.1 Management and control of basic and fundamental factors; Water, Air, Lighting, Noise, Housing
8.2 Solid waste disposal and control
8.3 Excreta disposal and control
8.4 Medical entomology-Mosquito, housefly, sand fly, lice, fleas, bugs etc. control
8.5 Insecticides safe use and resistance
8.6 Rodents control

9 Occupational Health (5%) (Questions-5)

9.1 Occupational environment and safety
9.2 Occupational hazards
9.3 Management and prevention of occupational hazards
9.4 Measures for general health protection of workers

10 Health Education and Health Promotion (10%)

10.1 Concept, Objectives and principles and their importance
10.2 Methods of health education
10.3 Health education medias and production
10.4 Behavior change communication (BCC)
10.5 Community organization and participation
10.6 Communication and information: concepts and importance
10.7 School health program: concepts, areas and importance

11 Primary Health Care (PHC), Essential Health Care Services (EHCS) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) (5%) (Questions-5)

11.1 Concept, Components, Status and Prospects
12 International Health 5%
12.1 External development partners and their priorities
12.2 UN agencies: WHO, UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, UNAIDS and World Bank
12.3 Bilateral agencies working in Nepal: USAID, JICA, GTZ, DFID, SDC, CIDA, AUSAID, NORAD, FINIDA, KOIKA

[2nd Paper]


Section A- 30 Marks

1 Health Policies Issues (10%) (Questions-1)

1.1 National Health Policy 1991
1.2 Current National Population Policy
1.3 Second Long Term Health Plan (1997-2017)
1.4 Health Sector in Current Five Year Plan

4. Health Issues and Regulations (20%) (Questions-2)

4.1 Health act, 2053 and Health regulation, 2054
4.2 Current financial administration regulation
4.3 Local governance and decentralization in health
4.4 Health and human right
4.5 Professional council and related regulations
4.6 Ethical issues in health

Section B- 30 Marks

2 Introduction, Objectives, Strategies, Targets and Current Status of National Health programs (30%) (Questions-3)

2.1 Family Planning, Safe Motherhood, Immunization Program, Nutrition, Integrated management of Childhood illness (IMCI), Malaria, Tuberculosis, Leprosy, Sexually transmitted Infections (STI) and HIV/AIDS
2.2 National health training center: basic, refresher and other continuous medical education programme
2.3 National Health Education Information and Communication Center: Critical overview of functions and roles
2.4 Development of District Health Profiles
2.5 Female Community Health Volunteers Programme (FCHV)
2.6 Primary Health Care Outreach Programme (PHC-ORC)
2.7 Disaster Management and Early Warning Reporting System(EWARS)
2.8 Health Sector Reform Program: Strategy and planning programs
2.9 Health Economics and Financing Unit (HEFU)
2.10 Health Management Information System (HMIS)
2.11 Logistic Management Information System (LMIS)
2.12 Human Resource Information Center (HURIC)


Section C- 20 Marks

3 Management of Public Health Programme in the District with Special Reference to (20%)(Questions-2)

3.1 Family Planning, Safe Motherhood, Immunization Program, Nutrition, Integrated management of Childhood illness (IMCI), Malaria, Kala-azar, J.E. and other Vector borne diseases, Tuberculosis, Leprosy, Sexual transmission diseases (STD) and HIV/AIDS.
3.2 Training activities in the district;
3.3 Health education, information and communication activities in the District
3.4 Management of Camps


Section D- 20 Marks

5 Management Issues in Nepal Health Services (20%) (Questions-2)

5.1 Personnel management: concept, principles, nature
5.2 Human resource management: concept, functions and different aspects
5.3 Community organization: Concepts, principles and process
5.4 Supervision, monitoring and evaluation of health care system: Principles, practice and importance
5.5 Inter and intra-sectoral coordination in health services
5.6 Indigenous and traditional health care system including Ayurveda and other system: Concepts, status and their analytical study
5.7 Analytical study of organizational structure of Ministry of Health and Population and functions




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