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01.1 Phase 1

  1. Health and Health Care services – (Lectures - 7 hours + Tutorials - 2 hours)

Objective

Content

T-L

Activity

Time

Hrs.

Define Health

Describe concepts of disease

Definition of Health & well being

Concepts and Determinants of Health and Disease, Measuring health

Lecture

1

Describe the ‘level of prevention’ and relate them to the ‘natural history of disease;

Describe broad categories of activities, each level of prevention

Describe the importance of the knowledge on levels of prevention to health professionals

Natural history of the disease

Levels of prevention

Broad categories of activities

The importance of the knowledge

Lecture

1

Explain the term ‘healthy lifestyle’ and identify its importance in health

Factors that influence ‘lifestyle’ of an individual / community

Methods that can be used to promote healthy lifestyle

Lecture

1

Describe the different social organizations and the ways in which its influence health of an individual / community

Concepts in medical-sociology, social structures, social organization, family lifecycle,

Social and cultural influences on health and illness

Lecture

1

Describe Primary Health Care (PHC)

Definition       

Components of PHC

Implementation in Sri Lanka

Lecture

1

Describe Health Care Delivery System in Sri Lanka

Concept of health care

Patient Care Services

Public Health Services

Levels of health care

Functions of Health Care Institutions

Health man Power

Lecture

1

Describe the impact of economy on health and health care

Define Health Economics

Health economy linkage

Demand and supply for health care

Health expenditure

Lecture

1

 

RECOMMENDED READING MATERIAL

  • Park, K 2007, ‘Concepts of Health and Disease’, in Park’s Text Book of Preventive and Social Medicine pp. 12- 47, Banarsidas Bhanot Publishers, Jabalpur, India.

  • Department of Health Services Sri Lanka, 2007, ‘Organisation of Health Services’, in Annual Health Bulletin, Medical Statistics Unit, Department of Health Services, Sri Lanka.  

  • Department of Health Services Sri Lanka, 2006, ‘Organisation of Health Services’, in Annual Health Statistics, Medical Statistics Unit, Department of Health Services, Sri Lanka.

 

NEWS AND EVENTS

Dr. B. Kumerendran assumed duties as a Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Medicine ,University of Jaffna from 01-01-2019

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