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Foundation Course-Environment and Public Health

Date & Time : 18, April 2021 23:23


I. LINKAGES BETWEEN ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH

Understanding linkages between Environment and Public Health- Effect of quality of air, water and soil on health; Perspective on Individual health - Nutritional, socio-cultural and developmental aspects, Dietary diversity for good health; Human developmental indices for public health.


II. CLIMATE CHANGE AND IMPLICATIONS ON PUBLIC HEALTH

Global warming - Agricultural practices (chemical agriculture) and Industrial technologies (use of non-biodegradable materials like plastics, aerosols, refrigerants); Manifestations of climate change on Public Health.


III. ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES AND PRACTICES

Policies and practices with respect to wild life protection, water and air quality, industrial and household waste disposal


IV. PERSPECTIVES AND INTERVENTIONS IN PUBLIC HEALTH

Epidemiological perspectives – Disease burden and surveillance; Alternative systems of medicine – Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH); Universal Immunization Programme (UIP); Reproductive health-Youth Unite for Victory on AIDS (YUVA) programme of Government of Delhi.


V. DISEASES IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY

(a) Infectious diseases - Role of sanitation and poverty using TB, diarrhoea as examples

(b) Non-communicable diseases - Role of Lifestyle and built environment, Diabetes and Hypertension.