Establishment and Growth
The department of Community Medicine at Aarupadai Veedu Medical College provides high quality training in community medicine to undergraduate medical students and postgraduate medical students and also for undergraduate and postgraduate students of allied health science specialties. The department provides promotive, preventive and curative health care services to all through the various levels of the health care system. All faculty members are well equipped in designing and conducting various epidemiological studies since research in public health areas and community health are essential aspects of the department. The department provides training in the prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases as well as in conducting research, as the students may subsequently be involved in research as regulatory requirements for conducting clinical trials or take up careers in academic or industrial healthcare systems.
The department aims to produce medical graduates who are efficient community leaders in healthcare delivery, can understand the health needs of the community as a whole and who are updated with the current challenges in the healthcare system. At the postgraduate level, the department prepares important human resource in the form of public health specialists. Knowledge on basic human health care is imparted with the help of educational charts, models, spotters and training in prescription skills, through problem and computer based learning. The prevention, control and screening of various communicable and non-communicable diseases are done by conducting field trips, visiting various health centres, and through various national programmes conducted by the government. The goal of the department is to prepare students for productive and successful careers in the community health care industry, academics, research, and public sectors. The department has well-equipped labs for both U.G teaching and PG teaching and research. The department has a well- furnished demo room with audiovisual facility and a library.
The Department of Community Medicine offers training for the following courses: MBBS, MD Community Medicine, Master of Public Health, BSc (Nursing), Bachelor of Physiotherapy, and Bachelor of Audiometry and Speech Language Pathology under the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences (Trauma Care). We also offer a value-added course of 1 week duration in ‘Field Epidemiology’ and ‘Clinical Physiology’ for undergraduate students.
- Research methodology workshops for undergraduate / postgraduate medical students
- Research guidance to all postgraduate students by faculty of Community Medicine
UNIQUE FEATURES OF THE DEPARTMENT
- Paperless data collection by epicollect application