COURSE DESCRIPTION

COURSE OFFERED

   Study of Community Medicine will start in 1st year of 1st phase with 5 hours of Integrated teaching on Behavioural Science and Health Communication. In 2nd phase the comprehensive course course will continue for 1 year with 110 hours of lectures, 160 hours of tutorials and 30 days of COME (Community Based Medical Education). The course will be evaluated by 2nd Professional Examination.


 

DEPARTMENTAL OBJECTIVES

 

  General objective:

        To produce medical graduates to meet community health needs and demands of the country.

  Specific objectives:

        At the end of the course, the students should be able to:

 

  provide comprehensive health care to the people

  deliver primary health care and essential services package

  conduct epidemiological studies on common health problems

  provide health care with appropriate attitudes

  work as a member of health team

  co-ordinate with national and international health organizations and national health programmes

 


 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

   Community Medicine is about a system of delivery of comprehensive health care (preventive, promotive, curative & rehabilitative) to the people by a health team in order to improve the health of the community. It deals with population or groups rather than individual patients. It is concerned with identification and assessment of health needs of the people, health problems affecting them and to devise appropriate measures (planning, organization, delivery and evaluation of health care services) to meet these requirements as best as possible with the available resources. Community Medicine is thus a bridge between public health and clinical medicine. Successful implementation of a community health program under the leadership of a doctor depends on the mutual co-operation among all grades of health personnels, social workers, community leaders connected with the program and the common team spirit exhibited by them.

   Doctors should be prepared to build up an effective partnership for health. It has now been realized that medical education should include knowledge about behavioral science, for such knowledge will enable medical students to appreciate human behavior better and to understand how different cultures influence health & illness. This will prepare doctors to deal more effectively the diseases and human sufferings.

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