Department of Preventive and Community medicine

Community Medicine deals with promotion of health and prevention of diseases, involving people’s participation. This subject will help to inculcate a holistic view of health and medical interventions primarily focused on the community. It will enable the learners to acquire knowledge, skills, competencies in primary, secondary and tertiary care, control and prevention of outbreaks/epidemics, community diagnosis, health needs assessment, epidemiological assessment, research and planning evidence-based health policies and programmes. The main purpose of Community Medicine teaching and training is to create a cadre of professionals who are competent to meaningfully contribute their expertise in planning, implementation, co-ordination, monitoring, evaluation of primary health care programmes based on scientific evidence

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