Community Medicine

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE

1.HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT:   
The Department focuses to provide high quality training in Community Medicine to the under graduate medical students and Interns to equip them to address the need for community oriented primary care and public health emergencies of the country. The well-equipped museum, public health laboratory and field visits contribute to the holistic development of the primary care Physician .
The Department has the full strength of dedicated faculty ( as per the Medical Council of India (MCI) norms. The training of Undergraduate Medical Students (MBBS students) started in 2014 and a comprehensive, full-time, three year Post graduate course, MD in Community Medicine   is approved by MCI . The annual intake of Post graduates is 05 (FIVE) candidates, these have duly been granted by Medical Council of India / MOHFW, Government of India.
   
2.VISION  Community Medicine is the branch of medicine concerned with the health of population. It strives to protect and promote the health and well-being of the community through Primary Health Care approach.

3.MISSION  To “Reach the Unreached” with a view to provide promotive, preventive, curative rehabilitative and holistic health care to the community specially to those who are underprivileged

The aim of teaching by the department of Community Medicine is directed towards preparation of the medical student to function as community and primary care physician. Towards this end, by completion of training the MBBS student must be
1. Aware of the physical, social, psychological, economic and environmental aspect of health and disease.
2. Able to apply the clinical skills to recognize and manage common health problems including their physical, emotional and social aspects at the individual, family and community levels and deal with public health emergencies.
3. Able to define and manage the health problems of the community he/she serves.
4. Understand different types of Bio-medical waste, their potential risks and their management.

4.OBJECTIVES

  • Organize elementary epidemiological studies to assess the health problems in the area. For this he should be able to design a study collect data, analyze it with statistical tests, make a report and be able to participate in  a health information systems.
  • Priorities the most important problems and help formulate a plan of action to manage them under National Health Programme guidelines including population control and family welfare program. (He should be able to assess and allocate resources, implement and evaluate the programmes)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of principles of organizing prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases.
  • Organize health care service for special groups like mother infants, under five children and school children, handicapped, adolescents and geriatric, rural tribal and urban slum dwellers.
  • Organize health care in case of calamities.
  • Inculcate values like compassion, empathy to poor, rationale and ethical practice, honesty sincerity integrity to ensure quality professional practice.
  • Able to work as an effective leader of the health team within the primary health care set-up.
  • Able to coordinate with and supervise other members of the health team and maintain liaison with various agencies. (Government, non-government and voluntary organizations).
  • Able to plan and implement health education programmes.
  • Able to perform administrative functions of health centers.
  • Able to promote community participation especially in areas of disease control, health education and implementation of national programmes.
  • Aware of national priorities and the goal to be achieved to implement primary health care including health for all.
  • Understand different type of Bio-Medical waste, their potential risks and their management.

5.Details of Heads of the Department

Sl  No Name of HOD From To
1 Dr.Vijaya kumar 2013 2016
2 Dr.Lalitha .D.Hiremath 2016  Till date

6.Contact Information
Email ID: commed.oxford.2013@gmail.com
Extension no: 197

7. Faculty

Name Designation
Dr. Lalita D Hiremath Professor & HOD
Dr. Sudeepa. D Professor
Dr. Shivaramakrishna. H.R. Assoc. Professor 
Dr. Hemalatha A J Asst. Professor
Dr. Kiran Kumar H.V. Asst. Professor
Dr. Nidhi Sharma Asst. Professor
Dr.Garima Kumari Asst. Professor
Dr. Patil Jyothi Asst. Professor
Dr. Sushma N Asst. Professor
Mr. Nandkishor Statistician
Dr.  
Dr.  
Dr. Sheela LMO

8. E-Learning Resources:
    DIGITAL LIBRARY

9.  Infrastructure
DEPARTMENT:
The various activities carried out by the Department of Community Medicine are summarised:--

A. MEDICAL EDUCATION (UG & PG).
The department is equipped with a (A )Lecture theatre- (B). Demonstration room with  Over Head Projector, Slide Projector, Television, Video and other audiovisual aids, so as to accommodate at least 60-75 students. (C). Museum-for the displaying  the  models, charts, specimens and other material concerning communicable diseases, Community Health, Family Welfare planning, Biostatics, Sociology, National Health Programmes, Environmental Sanitation etc. (D). Departmental Library a Departmental library-cum-seminar room  with more than 140 books. E). Research laboratory (50 Sq.m.area) for research purposes. (F). Accommodation  for staff as under, namely:- 1. Professor & Head of the Department- 1 (One room )(18 Sq.m.area); 2. Associate Professor/Reader- 3 (Three rooms) (15 Sq.m.area each); 3. Asstt. Professor/Lecturers -4 (Four rooms) (20 Sq.m.area each); 4. Statistician cum Lecturer-One room (12 Sq.m.area); 5. Epidemiologist cum Lecturer-One room (12 Sq.m.area); 6. Tutor/Demonstrators-6 (Two rooms 20 Sq.m.area each); 7. Department office cum Clerical room - one room (12 Sq.m.area); and 16 8. Working accommodation for non-teaching staff (12sq.m. area)   


B. HEALTH OUT REACH ACTIVITIES

1.RHTC
The RHTC  of  TOMCHRC Muthanallur village serves people of seven villages along with Muthanallur village. The RHTC has an Out Patient Department (OPD) which functions every day. The OPD caters to the health care needs of the population of RHTC field practice area. This has facilities for patient examination, conducting minor surgical procedures and basic laboratory investigations. The diagnosis and treatment of patients including distribution of drugs is free.   It is a center for conducting  training  for  undergraduate, Interns.   The health  education is given  people of RHTC
There is Active  participation in MCH activities under NRHM  and all  other National programme  . Specailist and diagnostic camps  and health education are conducted regularly. House to house  surveillanceis   and follow up is being  done periodically   with implementation of all national programme.

2.UHTC-

The UHTC of TOMCHRC at Ballur.
The UHTC has an Out Patient Department (OPD) which functions every day. The OPD caters to the health care needs of the population of UHTC field practice area. This has facilities for patient examination,laboratory investigation and minor surgical procedures. The diagnosis and treatment of patients is free including distribution of drugs. Staffs,  students  & Interns are posted by rotation to the UHTC.
 There is Active  participation in MCH activities under NRHM  and all  other National programme  . Specailist and diagnostic camps  and health education are conducted regularly. House to house  surveillanceis   and follow up is being  done periodically   with implementation of all national programme

3. CAMPS  As a part of our efforts to make basic healthcare accessible for all,  camps are conducted in villages, schools, factories.

  • The junior doctors, residents and faculty participate in various camps
    conducted by the Medical College Hospital
  • Free medicines are distributed to the patients and the specialist consultation is provided during the camp.
  • Basic laboratory services are also provided during the camp.
  • Patients who require admission   and further management are shifted to our hospital in our own ambulance from the camp.
Other Activites