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Community Medicine


About Department

Who We Are?

Community Medicine is a specialty of Medicine sciences concerned with disease prevention and health promotion among individuals, families and communities. This branch is also known by various names across the country like Preventive and Social Medicine (PSM), Public Health, Community Health, Social and Preventive Medicine (SPM). The community medicine curriculum is taught most of the undergraduate period (1st to 7th Semester) including the internship period. 

Important topics covered under Community Medicine are History of Medicine, Concepts of health and diseases, Basic and Applied Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Demography, Environmental and Occupational Health, Sociology, Family Health, Communicable and Non-Communicable diseases, Health Promotion, Health education, Maternal and Child Health, Adolescent and Geriatric Health Immunization, National Health Programs, Health care delivery system, Primary health care, Community Need Assessment, Community Diagnosis, Communication and Ethics, Research methodology, Health Data, Monitoring & Evaluation, Health Research, Health management & Administration, Medical Entomology, International Health, New innovations in Health technology, latest updates in field of health and medicine & famous public health personalities. 

GOAL
To produce competent doctors who shall recognize the heath needs of the community, have mastered most of the competencies related to Health Care, imbibed a spirit of scientific inquiry and have the basic skills in communication along with competencies in monitoring and evaluation of health services as well as managing the work professionally and efficiently in any health set up. 

MISSION
Department of Community Medicine has been operational from the year 2017 for effectively meeting the goals and objectives of the Indian Medical Graduates. The mission of the Department of Community Medicine is to create a model to produce medical graduates fully confident to practice clinical skills as well as work as a health manager and health team leader who know their communities and their issues in and out. 

To produce young and dynamic doctors who could decentralize community health care delivery in real sense, could develop networking with other organizations, could initiate policy advocacy for health needs of the underprivileged section of the community. 

The mission of the department is to conduct and promote research on priority health problems and to promote and implement new ideas and innovations for better teaching and training of undergraduates as well as to enhance public awareness on health issues involving different stakeholders.  

Functions
  • Teaching and training to the Undergraduate (MBBS) students.
  • Community Health orientation of students through Urban Health Training Centre, Ramnagar and Rural   Health Training Centre, kunjpura.
  • Carrying out Research 

                >>Departmental Research Projects;

                >>Sponsored projects funded by national agencies i.e. ICMR –STS etc. 

  • Various National Programmes viz Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme, Reproductive and Child Health, Pulse Polio Immunization, National AIDS Control Programme etc. are also being implemented through centres in collaboration with District Health authorities.
  • Public Health Awareness Programs being conducted at hospital premises and field activity area.


Faculty

Sr. No. Name Designation
1 Dr. Rajesh Garg Associate Professor and Head
2 Dr. Gaurav Kamboj Assistant Professor
3 Dr. Harpreet Kaur Assistant Professor
4 Dr. Preeti Arora Demonstrator
5 Dr. Sunidhi Karol Demonstrator
6 Dr. Aseem Tiwari Demonstrator
7 Dr. Sapna Dalal Demonstrator
8 Dr. Gaurav Vashisht Demonstrator

Facilities

Comprehensive health care is being provided to the community at village kunjpura through Rural Health Training Centre and Urban Health Centre at Ramnagar. 

Rural Health Training Centre, Kunjpura (RHTC)

Inpatient Services including Maternal & Child Health in which delivery services are available round the clock at RHTC.

National programmes - All the national programmes are being implemented in catchment area through centre with the involvement of students and health care staff.

The dental services are also available.

Facility for routine  investigations and pertaining to antenatal services are available.

Epidemiological Investigations of Outbreaks of communicable diseases.

Imparting Health education/training to community & health functionaries.

Rural Health Training Centre is providing Comprehensive Health Care to the Community and Catering to population of village kunjpura.


Urban Health Training Ramnagar (UHTC)
Urban Health Training Centre is providing Comprehensive health Care to the Community and Catering to population of Ramnagar.
General OPD services
Immunization services
National programmes - All the national programmes are being implemented in catchment area through centre with the involvement of students and health care staff.
Facilities for routine investigations are available.
Epidemiological Investigations of Outbreaks of communicable diseases.
Imparting Health education/training to community & health functionaries

The field Practice areas for Rural and urban posting have been selected and students are taken regularly to these areas. These centres have well established and documented family folder system of medical records which facilitates family centered teaching, training and follow up health care services. Our vision is to cultivate these centres as the ‘model – centre’ for delivering primary and secondary level health care to community and to endow with the state of art teaching training activities for students.