Community Medicine is the branch of medicine and major subject of MBBS course, concerned with the health of populations. It strives to protect and promote the health and well-being of the community through the Primary Health Care approach. Health needs of populations are measured and appropriate strategies are developed to improve the health status of the community through health promotion, disease prevention and health protection.
Department main goals/objectives are health promotion and prevention of diseases through community participation. Teaching and training in Community Medicine during 4th year MBBS aims at nurturing undergraduate medical students into a” 7- Star Doctor” . We are steadfast to make our future doctors Community Leaders, managers, decision makers, communicators, care providers, life long learners and researchers. Department inculcates research culture not only in its faculty members but also encourages its students for publication of their undergraduate research project.
Curriculum of Community Medicine is in accordance with PMC/UHS for MBBS students. Core Components of the course are Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Care System, Health Education, Health Planning, Maternal & Child Health, Family Planning, Communicable and Non Communicable Diseases’ Prevention & Control Strategies. Mandatory Field Visits encourage students to develop critical thinking habits which are reflected in their evaluation report. During their Research Projects students learn questionnaire designing, data collection, data analysis and academic writing skills which help them to widen their knowledge base. In addition to that, Poster & 3-D Model Competition among students is one the salient features of the department. Every year students develop and design these posters. Community Medicine Journal further enhances innovative and creative skills among medical students. News clipping related to various community health issues is displayed in these journals/notebooks and health and policy gaps are being identified by students.