::Departments : Pre & Para Clinical : COMMUNITY MEDICINE

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE
 
 
HISTORY:
 
Chengalpattu Medical College has completed its Golden Jubilee in the year 2015. The Department of Community Medicine is functioning since the existence of the college. The   Department is located in the second floor of the old examination block.
 
MISSION: 
 
The Department of Community Medicine facilitates the students to “think globally and act locally” and committed to educate the medical students to be community oriented primary care physicians.
 
GOAL:
 
The goal of undergraduate teaching / training in Community Medicine is to achieve “Better Health for All” and in turn to develop  socio-economic status  of the country.
 
OBJECTIVES:
 
After completion of training, the MBBS student should be able to:
 
1.      Recognize the physical, social, psychological, environmental and economic determinants of health and disease.
2.      Apply the clinical skills to diagnose and to treat comprehensively and function as  a community and first contact physician.
3.      Apply the epidemiological principles to identify, prioritize and manage common health problems at the individual, family and community levels and deal with public health emergencies. 
4.      Perform as an effective leader of health team at primary care level in planning, supervising & monitoring the services of health professionals in health team.
5.      Use the research competencies gained in accessing and appraising scientific information, presentation and publication of research findings.
 
 TEACHING FACULTY:

 
Sl.No. Post Name of the Faculty
1 Professor DR. A. TAMILMANI
2 Asso. Prof. DR.P.GETRUDE BANUMATHI
3 Asso. Prof. DR.P.PARAMESHWARI
4 Asst.Prof. Dr.S.SUJATHA
5 Asst.Prof. Dr.D.JAIGANESH
6 Asst.Prof. Dr.V.SIVACHANDIRAN
7 Asst.Prof. Dr.R.REVATHI
8 Asst.Prof. Dr.GAYATHRI
9 Epidemio-Logist-Cum-Asstt. Prof. Vacant
10 Statistician-Cum- Vacant


 
ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES:
 
The training in Community Medicine is spread over a period of three and half years, incorporating both vertical and horizontal integration programmes.
  
COURSE THEORY - HOURS PRACTICAL – HOURS
(BLOCK POSTINGS)
I MBBS 30 hours 30 hours
II MBBS 56 hours 144 hours
III MBBS 52 hrs 72 hrs
NURSING – I year 30 hrs  
NURSING – II year 30 hrs  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Lecture discussions
  • Small Group Teaching / Focused Group Discussions
  • Practical Demonstrations
  • Clinico-Social Case discussions
  • Field visits – Family health Surveys / Nutrition surveys
  • Institutional visits – Public health important institutions
  • Seminars & tutorials
  • Assignments and learning by doing.
  • Student research Projects
  • Health Education activities.
  • Web based learning
CRRI TRAINING:
The CRRI’s are posted for about 3 months in the department of Community Medicine. They are posted in Primary Health Centre’s, Urban Health Centre, CLTRI, Chest Clinic, ENT and Opthalmology departments.
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:
The Department guides the undergraduate and postgraduates in conduction of research activities and provides technical inputs to faculty members in their research projects. The faculty members of the department are involved in various research projects and published about 25 articles in reputed journals. Training on Research Methodology and Bio-statistics is also conducted.
FIELD PRACTICE AREAS:
The Following PHC’s & UHC are identified as field practice areas for Rural/Urban training activities.  Acharapakkam PHC is the Rural Health & Training Centre and Hanumanthaputheri  UHC  is the Urban Health and Training Centre. Other rural centres attached are Manampathy PHC and Sadras PHC.
 
 Health Centre’s RHTC 
Acharapakkam PHC
Manampathy PHC Sadras PHC UHTC Hanumanthaputheri  UHC
Distance from College 28 km 29 km 27 km 4 km
Population covered 43100 61125 18556 81514
Average daily OPD 250 210 190 100
 
 
CME / SEMINAR / SYMPOSIA / WORKSHOP CONDUCTED: 
S. NO TOPICS TYPE OF SESSION NO. OF PARTICIPANTS
1. WORLD HEALTH DAY 2016      [07/04/2016]
Theme: BEAT DIABETES – Scale up prevention, strengthen care and enhance surveillance
SEMINAR 200 M.B.B.S Students
2. WORLD BREAST FEEDING WEEK – 2016
Breast feeding a key to Sustainable development
[August 1 – 7th , 2016]
SEMINAR
GROUP DISCUSSION
42 Antenatal and Postnatal mothers
3. DENGUE AWARENESS PROGRAMME
[17/11/2016 & 23/11/2016]
SEMINAR
ROLE PLAY
100 M.B.B.S Students
 
4.
WORLD AIDS DAY 2016 CELEBRATION
[Dec 1st  2016]
POSTER COMPETITION
HEALTH EDUCATION
UG Students
 
General Public
5. WORKSHOP ON RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR MEDICAL POSTGRADUATES   [Jan 24 – 25, 2017] WORKSHOP 28 POST GRADUATES
 
 
 

 

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