THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE
The Department of Community Medicine is one of the Para – Clinical departments of Government Villupuram Medical college, recognized by the medical council of India, New Delhi and is affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University Chennai, Tamil Nadu State, India. It was established in march 2010. The objective of this Department is to provide a high quality training in community Medicine to the Under graduate Medical Students enrolled for MBBS. In addition, the department sensitizes the undergraduate medical students towards being public health minded while pursuing their career. The other activities of the Department are to conduct basic research, conduct training programs and to provide promotive, Preventive and curative health services to the community for the health and welfare of the people. The department consists of both teaching and non-teaching staff as stipulated by the Medical council of India.
1.Professor - 1
2.Associate Professor - 2
3.Assistant Professor - 2
5.Epidemiologist - 1
6.Statistician - 1
Course supported by the department: MBBS
The department imparts basic training to the undergraduates in Community Medicine, Community health and Nutrition, Biomedical Statistics, Medical Entomology and Parasitology, Demography and vital Statistics, Public health Administration, Epidemiology of Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases and Medico -Sociology.
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT:
Essay question, Short essay, Short answer questions, MCQs, Problem solving
exercises, OSCE,OSPE, Epidemiological Exercise, Records Review, Checklist,
Research Project reports and Oral Viva Voce.
RURAL HEALTH TRAINING CENTRE
The Community medicine department runs Rural Health Training Centre
( kedar) which is situated 25km from the college. Population covered by this centre is 30,000
URBAN HEALTH TRAINING CENTRE
The Community medicine department runs Urban Health Training Centre
( Vikkiravandi) which is situated 3km from the college. Population covered by this centre is 30,000
WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
- Health Education programs conducted in various sections of the society like schools, colleges, residential associations and colonies.
1)Public Health Updates- an ongoing monthly CME series of Health Professionals was launched. CME on Dengu Fever was conducted on June 28, 2014.
2)“veeduthorum vizhippunarvu”a public health awareness programme to create the health awareness in the public in about 2km radius around the medical college area.The students in this programme get benefitted by having direct contact with people in their residence and also make the people aware about personal hygiene.It began on 30th
October 2012 and is continuing as per schedule.
3)Dengue Awareness Rally on 5th November 2012
had about 200 students in which each of the1st and 2nd
year students participated.We went around the streets of Mundiambakkam village making people aware about our motto.Panchayat president,VAO,Block Medical officer,Health inspector,Schoolchildren and school teachers were a part of this initiative.
4)Our department teaching faculty is a member of Core Committee for Revised National Tuberculosis Control programme ( RNTCP) TB Cell at Government Villupuram Medical College Hospital, Villupuram .
INTEGRATED DISEASE SURVEILLANCE PROJECT
-THERE IS ALWAYS MORE IN IT!! AN APPEAL!!
- Several communicable diseases are endemic in India.
- An effective surveillance system is essential for planning, implementation and monitoring of disease control programmes.
- Many of these diseases have seasonal and cyclic trend, which can be detected through the surveillance system.
- Diseases can also cause outbreaks with the potential to spread rapidly and cause many deaths.
GOVERNMENT VILLUPURAM MEDICAL COLLEGE IS GEARING UP TO THIS TASK
WITH THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES:
Establish early warning signals for outbreaks
· Appropriate and timely response for prevention & control of outbreaks
· Laboratory support for confirmation of diagnosis
· Rapid communication
World Health Organization - www.who.int
Centre for Disease Control - www.cdc.gov
Rabies in Asia Foundation - www.rabiesinasia.org
WHO day report
Ø The dean, Faculties & students of govt. villupuram medical college & hospital commemorated the world health day with the theme of “Beat Diabetes” on 7th april (Thursday) 2016.
Ø The programme started with world health day exhibition. Prefinal MBBS students displayed flex, charts and video presentation on WHO organization, Theme, Stratergies, Diabetes symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Selfcare and prevention. Around 250 outpatients are benefited.
Ø We organized a rally to create awareness regarding world health day theme. The participants of rally are Dean, faculties, MBBS students, Staff nurses & paramedical staffs.
Ø The programme ended with a world health day message by dean and head of the departments
Ø The competition for students was conducted for poster presentation, slogan presentation, poem writing.