The purpose of-this book is to impart a sound knowledge about swasthavritta for the undergraduate students and to come out with a text on Swasthavritta in English according to the prescribed syllabus by C.C.I.M. The terminologies of both Ayurvedic and modern medicine according to the syllabus are the limelight in the text. Apart from this, model questions & answers consisting long essays, short essays, short notes, practical material and multiple choice questions, along with few important topics like International classification of communicable disease, health institutions & organizations, WHO themes, important calendar events and latest demographic trends in India are also included. This guide has compilation and orderly arrangement of information .collected from Samhitas and Modern prescribed text of P&SM. This acts as a comprehensive guide for both UGs & PGs. The lucid style helps in convenient reading. I hope this comprehensive guide would be useful for the students appearing in the university examinations, competitive examinations & serves as a guide-cum-reference book for the post graduate students of Swasthavritta.
The first and foremost aim of Ayurveda is the promotion of health of an healthy individual and the prevention of diseases. Ayurveda stated that, the healthy body is the mean to achieve Dharma, Artha, Kama & Moksha. All the preventive principles are described in Ayurveda under the subject ", Swasthevritta ", which is known as preventive and social medicine in modern medical science. Swasthavritta has been included in 'IInd Professional B.A.M.S syllabus by C.C.I.M, New Delhi. There are some text books available in this subject as per the syllabus in Hindi and the regional languages. Most of the colleges do have the English as the medium of instructions and most of the students are also coming from English medium back ground. So there is a need of the hour to bring out the text books in English. With this intention the author has done a commendable job to come out with such a motto.
Even though the book is concised, the author has covered all the topics as per the syllabus. Under the paribhasa topic, he has given meaning and definitions of all syllabus points both Ayurveda & Modern.' He' prepared short notes for Dinacharya, Rutucharya, Ahara, Jala Suddhikarana, vayusuddhikarana and parivara Kalyana Karya Krama etc., international classification of communicable diseases, health institutions, causative organisms, Incubation periods, health agencies, WHO & its themes, and Improtant calender events are the lime lights to this book.
The Model Questions & Answers consisting of long Essays, Short Essays & Short Notes are very much useful for the students appearing university theory examinations, the practical writings, Spotting and multiple choice questions material will help the students for appearing practical examination & Viva - Voce. In total, the material available in this book will serve as a comprehensive guide for both UG& PG students of swasthavritta.
Under one roof, the demands of students irrespective of UG/ PG is being met in this text concerned with the subject. It is not an exaggeration, if I request the students to look into this book before appearing for an Entrance test, but also for the teachers of swasthavritta.
At this juncture, lam really very proud of Dr. P. Sudhakar Reddy, Assistant Professor of our college for having done a wonderful job on to bring out a "Comprehensive Guide to Swasthavritta" in English & I wish him all success in his endeavour.
The purpose of this book is to impart a sound knowledge about swasthavritta for the undergraduate students and to come out with a text on swasthavritta in English according to the prescribed syllabus by C.C.I.M., there are no texts available in English concerned with the subject. The terminologies of both Ayurvedic and modern medicine according to the syllabus are the limelights in the text. Apart from this, I have also added model questions & answers consisting long essays, Short Essays, Short notes, practical material and multiple choice questions, along with few important topics like International Classification of communicable disease, health institutions & organisations, WHO themes, important calender events and latest demographic trends in India are also included. I hope this comprehensive guide would be, useful for the students appearing the university examinations, competitive examinations & Serves as a guide cum reference book for the post graduate students of Swasthavritta.
This guide has compilation and orderly arrangement of information collected from samhitas and Modern prescribed text of P&SM. This acts as a comprehensive guide for both UGs & PGs. The lucid Style helps in convenient reading.
This book has four parts. First part started with important abbreviations, evolution of community medicine and pioneers in modern medicine are added; terminology of Swasthavritta & Modern P & SM are special feature of this book; International Classification of communicable disease is an highlight of the guide. The important points regarding Dinacharya, Ritucharya and Ahara are added. Essentials of Janapadodhwamsa, Vayu & Jala Suddhi prakara listed out. Communicable disease epidemiology, Health committees & health laws, National health programmes, Health administration, health institutions, W.H.O. themes & Important calender events & Latest demographic trends of India are mentioned and philosophy of Nature-cure described, a brief note on chronic non-communicable disease is included.
Second part deals with pattern of questions & answers for long essays, Short Essays & Short Notes, methods of practical examination writing & Spotting, covering all the topics of the subject.
Third part consists of 450 multiple choice questions and key which will help the students in preparing for viva-voce & competitive examinations.
Fourth Part (Appendices) with RGUHS latest papers (2006). Visits, Surveys, tests & further references & List of Figures concluded this book.
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