National Board of Examination DNB Syllabus Papers
X(1) Knowledge and skills for life-saving procedures: Medical, Obstetric, Paediatric, including neonatal resuscitation, Surgical and Trauma.
X(2) Maternal and child health : prevention, screening , health education, nutritional guidance and immunization, ante-natal and post-natal check up, well baby clinic and family planning procedures. Age-specific risk assessment including cancer risk, adolescent health and lifestyle guidance.
X(3) Principles of anaesthesia: local, regional and intravenous sedation
X(4) Paediatrics :Growth and development, infectious diseases, malnutrition, immunization and common paediatric illnesses.
X(5) General Medicine:Initial management of all symptoms/health problems, recognition, assessment, management, follow-up of common medical conditions in the community, prevention and health promotion, geriatric problems in the community, palliative care of terminally ill patients, poisoning, chronic disease conditions; hypertension, diabetes, asthma ischaemic heart disease, obesity, epilepsy and osteoarthritis.
X(6) Diseases of public health importance. e.g., – tuberculosis, leprosy, HIV/AIDS, STD and malaria.
X(7) Reproductive and sexual health problems including HIV/STD.
X(8) Common dermatological problems and investigations.
X(9) Mental health problems in a community setting:Common psychological problems pertaining to life-cycle, behavioural problems, substance abuse, domestic violence, psychoneurosis, anxiety and depression, dementia and identification of at risk patients by age, sex and environment.
X(10)Orthopaedics :Reduction of simple fractures and dislocations, trauma management and fundamentals of physiotherapy.
X(11) Common ophthalmological problems, both curable and incurable.
X(12) Common problems in otorhinolaryngology.
X(13) Oral health: management of dental emergencies and preventive measures.
X(14) Occupational health.
X(15) Radiodiagnosis: Interpretation of x-rays, preparation for radiological and imaging procedures, understanding interpretation and limitations of other imaging technologies.
X(16) Hospital and practice management :Management science/organization, management of clinics, resource management, financial management, accounting and auditing and health economics and health insurance schemes.
X(17) Basic epidemiology and clinical epidemiology.
X(19) Behavioral and social sciences related to family medicine.
X(20) Research methodology – use of quantitative and qualitative research methods, use of statistical packages, writing scientific papers.
X(21) Critical appraisal of literature and evidence-based medicine.
X(22) Communication skills with patients, peers, through media and publications.
X(23) Legal and ethical considerations in family practice, Medical negligence and consumer protection act.