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SYLLABUS FOR INDUCTION AS A MEDICAL OFFICER

Medical Branch

 

Desirous candidates for the IT Branch in PAF are required to prepare for the academics tests based upon the graduate courses out of the following syllabus:-

The various topics given in this syllabus is a guide, or considered to be important topics which the candidate is expected to know:-

  • Initial management of all medical and surgical emergencies.
  • Diagnosis, management and control of the following communicable diseases: Poliomyelitis, diphtheria, tetanus, measles, tuberculosis, hepatitis, mumps, rubella, salmonella infections, AIDS and  other sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Fever, pain, general and of specific organ systems.
  • Nutrition, weight loss, fatigue, malnutrition and obesity.
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, dehydration and jaundice.
  • Hemorrhage and bleeding from different orifices.
  • Cough, upper and lower respiratory tract infection. Shortness of breath including asthma.
  • Oedema, general and local
  • Swellings, lumps.
  • Common behavioral and socio-cultural problems.
  • Palpitation, anemia, hypertension, coronary heat disease.
  • Diabetes mellitus.
  • Tremors and abnormalities of gait.
  • Addictions, depression and sleep disorders.
  • Loss of hearing and vision. Red eye.
  • Haematuria and disorders of micturation.
  • Poisoning and adverse drug reactions.
  • Insect and animal bites, rabies, tetanus.
  • Abscess and local inflammation, varicose veins.
  • Parasitic infections.
  • Pregnancy, antenatal care, family planning, infertility.
  • Pediatric assessment. Problems of the newborn infants.
  • Common dermatological conditions.
  • Acute toothache.
  • Rational drug use.  
  • Fits including Epilepsy.
  • Low back pain, shoulder and neck pain etc.
  • Communication skills in clinical practice.
  • Immunization of children and adults

Keeping in view, following textbooks are recommended for preparation of entrance exam:

  • Davidson Principles and practice of Medicine 21st  Edition
  • Love & Bally Short practice of Surgery 25th Edition
  • Gynaecology by Ten teachers 19th Edition
  • Textbook of Ear, Nose and Throat by Maqbool
  • Community Medicine by Ilyas 7th Edition
  • Parson- Diseases of Eye 10th Edition
  • Robin Textbook of Pathologic basis of disease 8th Edition