Medical Post Graduate Courses - Community Medicine (M.D. Pre and Para Clinical - 3 Years)
To prepare Community Physicians of highest caliber who have basic understanding of clinical practice, a thorough knowledge of epidemiological principles and methods and the epidemiology of communicable and non-communicable diseases, a familiarity with statistical methods, the relevant aspects of the social sciences and the principles of administration and management and the ability to apply this knowledge to the management of health services and the study of diseases.

After completion of the course a Community Medicine specialist should be able to-

  • Possess an in-depth understanding of the determinants and disease in the community,
  • Plan and conduct investigations into the problems of health services of the community and its special groups,
  • Conduct epidemiological investigations of communicable and non-communicable diseases and suggest appropriate solutions to public health problems,
  • Plan, organize, implement and evaluate health services and health programme,
  • Undertake teaching and training assignments in the field of community medicine for various categories of medical and paramedical personnel,
  • Diagnose and manage common illnesses and emergencies encountered in the community,
  • Function as an effective member as well as a leader of health team,
  • Evaluate and interpret records and reports of health care services at various levels of health care delivery system, and
  • Adopt an integrated approach to meet the health needs of the individual, his family and the community.
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