Community Medicine Prof. Viva Questions [4th Year MBBS]


This blog post contains prof. viva questions of Community Medicine collected from the students of 4th-year MBBS (batch 2013-14) of Bolan Medical College, Quetta. We hope that you people find this blog post useful in your preparations for the viva voce of Community Medicine. 🙂



Community Medicine Prof. Viva Questions

  1. You will be asked about everything related to your research project/assignment. Things like:
    i. Type of research you have conducted
    ii. Calculations
    iii. Findings of your research
  2. What is Epidemiology?
  3. Frequency
  4. Relative Frequency
  5. How to calculate the percentage?
  6. Relative risk (you must read this from K.Park and learn the meanings of R.R = 1, R.R >1, R.R = 2, R.R <1)
  7. Attributable Risk
  8. Host
  9. Health (WHO’s Definition)
  10. Agent (and its types)
  11. Epidemiological study design
  12. What is intervention/manipulation?
  13. Case-Control Study (and its steps, advantages, and disadvantages)
  14. Cohort Study (and its steps, advantages, and disadvantages)
  15. Serial Intervention
  16. Disaster (definition, types and disaster management)
  17. What is Triage?
  18. Health Planning Cycle
  19. Difference between Monitoring and Evaluation
  20. Probability
  21. Screening
  22. Mosquito Control Measures (consult K.Park)
  23. Lice Control Measures
  24. Brain-Eating Amoeba
  25. Objective, Target and Goal (by example)
  26. SMART Objective (SMART is an acronym)
  27. Immunity and its types
  28. Herd Immunity and its mechanism of development
  29. Allergy
  30. Types of Hypersensitive reactions
  31. What is Plan and what are its methods
  32. URDU NAMES OF THE FOLLOWING DISEASES: [click here for Urdu names of these diseases]
    i. Small Pox
    ii. Cholera
    iii. Diptheria
    iv. Measles
    v. Mumps
    vi. Pertussis
    vii. Plague
    viii. Rubella
    ix. Scabies
    x. Tetanus
    xi. Tuberculosis
  33. Types of Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices
  34. The worst side effect of IUCD
  35. Mechanism of action of IUCD
  36. Besides pregnancy, other uses of oral contraceptives
  37. Supplementary protein functions
  38. Pasteurization, why do we chill milk after heating?
  39. Side effects of IUCD
  40. Body Mass Index (BMI), how to calculate it?
  41. Approximately how many gallons of water are consumed by a person daily?
  42. Mother & Child Health (MCH) and its components
  43. Constituents of pulses
  44. Deworming, signs of good attachment?
  45. PERT (Programme Evaluation Review Technique)
  46. Sampling techniques
  47. Planning and Management
  48. SWOT
  49. Etiology of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
  50. Immunization, active and passive differences
  51. Types of vaccines
  52. Pillars of immunization
  53. Prevalence
  54. Incidence
  55. Rate
  56. Ratio
  57. Proportion
  58. Arthropod Control
  59. Lice Control
  60. Lice Diseases
  61. Comprehensive Health Care
  62. Social Sciences and types
  63. Types of Wastes
  64. Members of waste management team
  65. Potable water
  66. Vital layer of filtration and its function
  67. Protein assessment
  68. EPI schedule
  69. Live attenuated vaccines
  70. Sensitivity and specificity
  71. Odd’s Ratio
  72. Population attributable risk and their interpretation
  73. Social evil
  74. Blinding
  75. Randomization Control Trail, and its steps
  76. Association and causation
  77. Temporal Association
  78. Carrier types
  79. Water born diseases
  80. Reservoir
  81. Cold Chain
  82. Incubation period
  83. Latent period
  84. Productivity values
  85. Iceberg phenomenon
  86. Epidemiologist’s bathtub
  87. Growth ratio
  88. Calculation and census
  89. Fertility and fecundity
  90. TFR
  91. GFR
  92. Birth control
  93. Determinants of fertility
  94. Components of MCH
  95. Rheumatic fever
  96. Chlorination
  97. Wholesome water
  98. Sampling and data and their types
  99. Measles
  100. Diarrhea
  101. Sore throat classification
  102. Measles incubation period
  103. Polio incubation period
  104. Hepatitis incubation period
  105. Mortality rate of Tetanus (Ans: 100! Only disease to have 100% mortality rate after the appearance of signs and symptoms)
  106. Arthropod born infections
  107. Oral Contraceptives, types and mechanisms
  108. Modules of IMNCI
  109. T.B causes mode of transmission
  110. Positive and negative predictive values
  111. Primary health care definition, components and principles of PHC
  112. What are three types of MMR?
  113. Infrasound and ultrasound
  114. Odorant Use
  115. Vital layer function
  116. Disinfection, and types.
  117. Define insecticide, types
  118. Types of preventive measures
  119. Environmental protection and Environmental Hygiene
  120. How will you control mites?
  121. Diseases caused by fleas?
  122. Differences between Parasites, true parasites, and saprophytes

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