POSTGRADUATE INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE
UNIVERSITY OF COLOMBO
SELECTION EXAMINATION IN POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN
Date: 10th July 2008 Time :1.00 p.m.-4.00 p.m.
Answer all five questions.
Answer each question in a separate book.
1. “HIV/AIDS epidemic in Asia has made a big impact in Myanmar,
Thailand, India, Cambodia and some other countries. In comparison
Sri Lankan epidemic is in low prevalence state.”
Discuss this statement. (100 marks)
2. A 45 year old widow presents to you at the well women clinic in your
MOH area with a history of excessive vaginaldischarge for 3 months.
2.1. List the possible reasons for the vaginal discharge in this women.
2.2. What further imformation would you gather in the history ?
2.3. How would you manage this patient as the Medical Officer of
Health in the well women clinic ? (40 marks)
3. Theme of the World AIDS Day 2009 is “Universal Access and Human
Rights”. As a Medical Officer of Health, describe in detail how you
would plan and carry out a programme to commemorate World AIDS
Day in your area based on the above theme. (100 marks)
4. Write an essay on current status of control and prevention of sexually
transmitted infections in Sri Lanka. (100 marks)
5. Write short notes on :-
5.1. Measures of central tendency. (25 marks)
5.2. Validity of a screening test. (25 marks)
5.3. Incidence and prevalence. (25 marks)
5.4. Literacy rate in Sri Lanka. (25 marks)