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KERALA PSC EXAM SYLLABUS: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN HOME SCIENCE (FOOD AND NUTRITION) KERALA COLLEGIATE EDUCATION (Category No.: 304/2019)

PSC EXAM SYLLABUS: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN HOME SCIENCE (FOOD AND NUTRITION) KERALA COLLEGIATE EDUCATION & PREVIOUS QUESTION PAPER 

ഈ പരീക്ഷയുടെ മുഴുവൻ സിലബസും ചുവടെ നൽകുന്നു. ഒപ്പം അതിന്റെ പി.ഡി.എഫ് ലിങ്കും നൽകിയിട്ടുണ്ട്. കൂടാതെ ഈ പരീക്ഷയുടെ മുൻ ചോദ്യപേപ്പർ ഡൗൺലോഡ് ചെയ്യാനുള്ള ലിങ്കും ചുവടെ നൽകിയിട്ടുണ്ട്.

FULL SYLLABUS

1. HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY- Blood and circulatory system, digestive system, Respiratory system, Excretory system, endocrine system, nervous system, Sense organs, Reproductive system, Immunology, Skeletal and muscular system

2. MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY - Diet during fevers, Diseases of GIT, Kidney and Liver diseases, Metabolic disorders, NCDs, Genetics conditions, Cancers, In allergies, HIV/AIDS

3. FOOD MICROBIOLOGY AND SANITATION- Fundamentals Of Microbiology - Bacteria, Yeasts, Moulds-morphology, reproduction physiology, significance in foods, microbial contamination of foods, uses in the food industry, prebiotics, probiotics, Quality control of foods, GMP

3. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY & STATISTICAL TOOLS - Significance of research. Types of research, criteria of good research, Selection of the research problem, Development of hypothesis and its significance, hypothesis testing, Variables – types and characteristics, review of Literature, Research Design, Methods and tools of Data Collection –Interview, Case study, Survey, Scaling methods, Schedules and questionnaires, Reliability and validity of measuring instruments, Sampling Design-Population and sample, Steps in Sample Design, Criteria for selecting a sampling procedure, Different types of sampling techniques – probability sampling and non-probability sampling. Merits and demerits of sampling, Organisation, Analysis and interpretation of Data, Ethics in Research in Home Science, Academic scientific writing, Measures of central tendency and dispersion, Parametric and non-parametric tests, Normal Distribution and its Properties, Large and Small Sample tests and interpretation, Z-test, ‘t’ test, paired ‘t’ test, ‘F’ Test, Chi-square test, Correlation and Regression, Analysis of Variance and its interpretation

4. FOOD SCIENCE - Physiochemical Changes in foods- changes in carbohydrates, proteins, fats during cooking Processing methods in Milk and milk products- homogenization, pasteurization. cheesemaking –Pulses and legumes processing- germination, fermentation. Vegetable and fruits cookery, Food preservation, Sensory Evaluation of foods

5. NUTRITION THROUGH LIFE CYCLE - Indian RDA, compared to WHO/FAO/US/UK standards, nutritional needs during infancy, for preschool children, for school going child, during adolescence, adulthood, old age, pregnancy and lactation

6. FOOD TECHNOLOGY - Processing Technology related to Cereals, Millets, Pulses, Meat, Fish and Poultry, Dairy products, oilseeds, beverages, Nutrigenomics, Nutraceuticals, Xenobiotics, Nano Technology in Foods, Single-cell protein, Novel proteins, Post-harvest technology Packaging Technology
7. FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY ASSURANCE - Food Laws and Regulations, FSSAI, BIS, PFA, AGMARK, ISI, ISO, CODEX, HACCP, GAP, TQM, GHP, Toxins in food- Naturally present, environmental contaminants, processing contaminants

8. PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION - Public Health Problems -Grade of malnutrition, PEM, SAM, MAM, micronutrient deficiencies NCDs,
Incidence and prevalence of Communicable diseases – Tuberculosis, Cholera, Diarrhoea and AIDS, Economics of Nutrition, Assessment of nutritional status in Community settings, Food and nutrition security – Green, White and Blue revolution, Nutrition education, food fortification, food enrichment, Public Distribution System, Nutrition Intervention programmes - organised by the governmental and non-governmental agencies for the vulnerable sections of the population, Role of national and International Organizations to combat malnutrition

9. SPORTS NUTRITION - Energy pathways during the exercise of various duration and intensity- aerobic, anaerobic, very short duration, long duration, endurance, fatigue, the onset of fatigue, nutrition and fatigue Endurance training and fatigue, Nutrient requirements during various sports, Ergogenic Aids Water requirements, loss of water and electrolytes during exercise, sports drinks, commonly seen nutritional problems in sports person, Sports anaemia, female athlete triad, RED S

10. NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMISTRY - Carbohydrates– Structure, classification, properties and metabolism of CHO, LipidsStructure classification, properties and metabolism, Proteins- Structure, classification, properties and metabolism of, Nucleic acids -Composition, functions and classification Isolation, structure and properties of DNA and RNA, Commonly used Techniques in biochemistry, the role of macro and micronutrients in human health, energy measurement.

NOTE: - It may be noted that apart from the topics detailed above, questions from other topics prescribed for the educational qualification of the post may also appear in the question paper. There is no undertaking that all the topics above may be covered Min the question paper
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