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B Pharm Social And Preventive Pharmacy PDF Notes

Updated: Feb 9

B-Pharmers, step into the world of social impact with B Pharm Social And Preventive Pharmacy PDF Notes! Imagine going beyond dispensing drugs to promoting community health and preventing disease. Buckle up as we explore public health, understanding social determinants of health and how our environment shapes well-being. We'll delve into disease prevention strategies, from immunization programs to health education campaigns. Feeling empowered? You'll learn about essential drugs and rational drug use, ensuring communities access safe and effective medications. Remember, pharmacy isn't just about products; it's about people. By the end of this course, you'll be equipped to be a public health advocate, contributing to a healthier society and empowering individuals to take charge of their well-being.

B Pharm Social And Preventive Pharmacy Notes
B Pharm Social And Preventive Pharmacy Notes


The purpose of this course is to introduce to students a number of health issues and their challenges. This course also introduced a number of national health programmes. The roles of the pharmacist in these contexts are also discussed.


Upon completion of the subject student shall be able to

  1.  Acquire high consciousness/realization of current issues related to health and pharmaceutical problems within the country and worldwide.

  2. Have a critical way of thinking based on current healthcare development.

  3. Evaluate alternative ways of solving problems related to health and pharmaceutical issues

B Pharm Social And Preventive Pharmacy PDF Notes

Unit 1

Concept of health and disease: Definition, concepts and evaluation of public health. Understanding the concept of prevention and control of disease, social causes of diseases and social problems of the sick

Social and health education: Food in relation to nutrition and health, Balanced diet, Nutritional deficiencies, Vitamin deficiencies, Malnutrition and its prevention.

Sociology and health: Socio cultural factors related to health and disease, Impact of urbanization on health and disease, Poverty and health

Hygiene and health: personal hygiene and health care; avoidable habits

Unit 2

Preventive medicine: General principles of prevention and control of diseases such as cholera, SARS, Ebola virus, influenza, acute respiratory infections, malaria, chicken guinea, dengue, lymphatic filariasis, pneumonia, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, cancer, drug addiction-drug substance abuse

Unit 3

National health programs, its objectives, functioning and outcome of the following: HIV AND AIDS control programme, TB, Integrated disease surveillance program (IDSP), National leprosy control programme, National mental health program, National 158 programme for prevention and control of deafness, Universal immunization programme, National programme for control of blindness, Pulse polio programme.

Unit 4

National health intervention programme for mother and child, National family welfare programme, National tobacco control programme, National Malaria Prevention Program, National programme for the health care for the elderly, Social health programme; role of WHO in Indian national program

Unit 5

Community services in rural, urban and school health: Functions of PHC, Improvement in rural sanitation, national urban health mission, Health promotion and education in school.


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