Department of Community Medicine plays a pivotal role in complementing and reinforcing the University manifesto of setting exemplary standards in quality teaching, training & research and particularly instilling a rural bias among students. The department has faculty with excellent credentials in terms of qualification, experience & exposure to academics, applied and field research.
Targeted Research Areas in Epidemiology:
Health services research.
Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
Epidemiology of Aging
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Reproductive, Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology
Public and population health,
Global health epidemiology
Research facilities: The department is amply resource- rich as an excellent ‘knowledge hub’ for students perusing post-graduation/doctoral programmes in preventive & social medicine. Infrastructure /facilities include:
Seminar & Demonstration rooms
Public health Research laboratory which is well equipped with dissecting microscopes & entomology slides
Public health museum with 16 models, 142 specimen, 62 charts/Posters
Library that is well stocked with 400+ books and 18 Journals on Community Medicine.
IT enabled communication infrastructure & teaching paraphernalia
Well equipped & appropriately located Rural & Urban Health Training Centres, involved in both training students and providing community based preventive, promotive & curative services.
Service Delivery & Operational Research Profile:
Since inception the department has set exemplary precedents in designing, planning, implementing, monitoring/ evaluating various health projects/ programmes with applied/operational research component.
Projects Implemented/ Ongoing: 42
Outreach Service activities: Services are provided via Community based fixed service out lets - RHTC, RHC, UHTC, & Mobile service Outlets via camps at hilly terrain and social service camps.
Urban Health Training Center (Coverage of a population of 15,000),
Rural health Training Center (Coverage of a population of 28,788; AWC: 13, Schools: 06)
Rural Health centre (Coverage of a population of 1198; families 199).
Community Health Centre
Community Medicine is actively contributing to research in the form of activities through a Mother NGO (RCH) & various research projects in the field of RCH, IDDCP & other important public health areas by collaborating at State & National level.
Future Vision: To develop the department a Center of Excellence in public health, and to become a role model & key/nodal resource in the state for capacity building, policy planning and quality assurance; liaison with national/ international agencies for planning and implementation of need based health & development programme.