GITAM University Elements of Environmental Sanitation
Origin and spread of Communicable diseases like Cholera, Smallpox, Tuberculosis, Malaria,
Filaria, and Plague – common methods. Role of Public Health Engineers in the preventive aspects
of the above diseases – Roll of vectors in transmitting diseases.
Rural water supply and sanitation – Sanitary protection of wells – springs, Economic methods of
Food Sanitation – Food poisoning /Food preservation sanitary maintenance of catering and eating
establishments – market places – slaughter houses etc / milk and milk products – milk sanitation.
Refuse sanitation – Quality and quantity of garbage, night Soil – methods of conveyance and
sanitary disposal methods, latest technologies adopted to dispose of the solid wastes. Insect vector
and Rodent control.
Institutional Sanitation: Sanitary Requirements and Maintenance of Public Places – Schools,
hospitals, jails and offices.
1. Ehlers Steel., Municipal and Rural Sanitation, Tata McGraw Hill
2. Salvato, Environmental Sanitation, Tata McGraw Hill, Toppan Printing Campany 1958.