Community Medicine

Community Medicine


Community Medicine

Community Medicine is the study of health and disease in the population of defined communities or groups in order to identify their health needs, and to plan, implement, and evaluate health programs to effectively meet these needs. The department was established in the year 2003. The department is striving to provide a high quality, community oriented training in Community Medicine to the under graduate and post graduate medical students, to bring forth eminent and dedicated public health professionals and community physicians. The department is also consistently working towards discovery of new knowledge in the domain of health care of populations and application of the new found knowledge in the field.


Program Teaching

  • Conducting screening health camps at RHTC and UHTC especially for diabetes and hypertension.
  • Conducting Eye camps, Outreach activities and Specialty clinics at RHTC & UHTC.
  • Geriatric health camps conducted at Jeevan sandhya old age home, Sri Krishna anandashram vrudhashram, Sanmati seva samaj, Pudkalkatti, RHTC Yadwad.
  • Anemia screening camp conducted at Dr. Veerendra Hegde Institute of Management Studies & Research.
  • Cancer screening activities in adopted villages in association with Indian Cancer Society (ICS).
  • Malnutrition camp among urban & rural population in association with Govt. of Karnataka. 
  • Tuberculosis screening camp conducted at RHTC.
  • School health camps conducted at MVAS school, JSS School, SDM school and Leelavati charantimath school on regular basis.
  • Collaborating with other institutes like KLE Engineering college to be part of Swach Bharath Abhiyan project and National Service Scheme (NSS) projects.
  • Actively involved with World Health Organization in eliminating polio from India.
  • Assessment of vaccine & cold chain under EVM done at Karnataka, Gujarat & Jharkhand in collaboration with NCCVMRC & UNICEF.
  • Provide COVID vaccination to SDM staff, students & General public.
  • State level RNTCP Quiz College round was conducted in collaboration with District Tuberculosis Office, Department of Family Welfare.   
  • Observing Important World Health days.
  • Regular general health check-up camps in villages adopted under Family Adoption Program (FAP)
  • Dept. was a part of two multicenter studies in coordination with ICMR / NIE Chennai.
    1. “Incidence of adverse outcomes and risk factors for mortality among Mucormycosis patients in India: a multi-centric ambispective cohort study, 2021-2022” 
    2.  ICMR-funded multi-centric study on “Factors associated with sudden deaths among adults aged 18–45 years in India – a multicentric matched case-control study” this year 2023.

Undergraduate activities

  • Teaching Learning activities for 1st Year, 2nd Year and 3rd Year MBBS Undergraduates.
  • Field visits to important public health institutes. 
  • ANTARANG Student’s Conference with Dr. Pushpa S. Patil as Chief coordinator.
  • Compulsory internship rotation – 3 months for interns including District hospital posting.
  • Interns Projects at the respective training centers.
  • SHWAAS (Students for Health Welfare And Associated Services) Program conducted by interns.
  • Family Adoption Program (FAP) for 1st Year, 2nd Year and 3rd Year MBBS Undergraduates.

Postgraduate activities

  • Teaching Learning activities for Postgraduates including seminar, journal club and case discussion of public health importance diseases.
  • Post graduate M.D. dissertations.
  • Field visits to important public health institutes. 
  • Postings to different clinical departments to acquire the diagnostic skill of common diseases.
  • Posting to District hospital under District Residency Program (DRP). 
  • Supervision of intern’s project and conducting research in various field of public health importance.

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