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.
5.Details of Heads of the Department
|Sl No||Name of HOD||From||To|
|2||Dr.Lalitha .D.Hiremath||2016||Till date|
Email ID: [email protected]
Extension no: 197
|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|
8. E-Learning Resources:
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
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.
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.