Dept of Community Medicine Curriculum | Course

Curriculum

Undergraduate Training program

Training in Community Medicine begins from the very first year of MBBS and is a subject for all medical students till they finish their internship. The course is taught through theory classes, practical classes, small group discussions, Self-directed learning family health study, clinico-social case study, field visits, project work, seminars and tutorials. Importance is given to participatory learning. During family study and field visits, students are taken to the community where they interact with the people to try and understand their health issues at the grass root level and the factors that have contributed to the same

Specialist Health Camps

The college conducts specialist health camps on regular basis in its surrounding villages and urban slums. Fortnightly camps are conducted at Kannamangala, where in on an average 200 patients are seen by the specialists of various departments in each visit. These patients are given free treatment and referral cases are treated free of cost at Vydehi Hospital. Camps are also conducted in other villages covering radius of up to 30 kilometers.

Post Graduate Teaching

Postgraduate teaching in Research Methodology and Biostatistics is provided to the post graduate students of the institution. Post graduate training in Community Medicine has started since June 2008. There are regular seminars, journal club meetings, case presentations and family health studies  every week. The post graduates are also posted to the Rural Health Training centres and the Urban Health Training Centre and other peripheral postings. They are also involved in the planning and organization of the health camps and the school health programmes.