Department of Community Medicine is primarily vested with the responsibility of imparting community-based education, which is essential to acquire skills for providing primary health care. The domain of the subject is extensive, ranging from the promotion of health and prevention of diseases to the implementation of policies and programs using socially-oriented strategies.
The goal of the specialty is to ensure that students should achieve broad public health competency for providing comprehensive care, taking into consideration the various principles of primary health care.
The goal of the department is to produce skilled, knowledgeable, and empathetic doctors, capable of providing need-based services to the community, trained through innovative teaching-learning methodologies. He/She should be a good clinician, capable of providing comprehensive care, a good researcher, an excellent communicator, and a lifelong learner who is ethically responsive to the community.
Students should be able to identify the socioeconomic inequalities as determinants of health and suggest interventions based on moral values at the individual, family, and community levels.
URBAN HEALTH TRAINING CENTRE- Sundarapuram
RURAL HEALTH TRAINING CENTRE- Thekani