Department of Community Medicine
Coimbatore Medical College,
Short History of the Department :
In 1966, the Department of Community medicine was started. One of the pioneer departments, which has evolved as Community medicine department which deals with epidemiology of all diseases and Prevention of diseases.
Previously in this department, the entomological sanitation aspects were only dealt. But now the syllabus is enhanced, which includes preventive aspects of all communicable and Non communicable diseases and National Health Programmes. We have a very good museum and laboratory. From I M.B.B.S to C.R.R.I’s, students are taught and trained in our department.
PROFESSOR : ONE
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR : FOUR
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/TUROR : NINE
MEDICAL ENTAMOLOGIST : ONE
STAFF NURSE : ONE
STATISTICAL ASSISTANT : ONE
Type of courses :
- Diploma in Pharmacy.
- Multipurpose Health worker Training Courses.
For Eligibility, course duration, number of sanctioned seats, affiliated university, examination details etc., please see COURSES
- Multipurpose health workers are selected by the Directorate of Public health and sent to our department for training.
Course duration :
Multipurpose health workers: 6 months training
Sanctioned number of seats FOR Multipurpose health workers: 50
Periodic academic activities held in the Department.
I M.B.B.S : Field visits, survey, visit of Primary health centre, water treatment plant. Dairy (Aavin), Briefing about health care systems, Demography and National Health Programmes.
II M.B.B.S : 2 months block postings in the morning (10.00 am – 12.15 pm) where they are taught about IMNCI (Integrated Management of Neonatal and child hood Illness) Statistics and they are expected to select a title and do a project in the Community and submit. They are taught about the various clinical cases like Tuberculosis, Leprosy, preumonia. Theory class weekly once.
III M.B.B.S : 1 month block postings in the morning (10.00 am – 12.15pm), where they are taught about Clinico Social Case discussion for T.B, Leprosy, Pneumonia, STD, Protein Energy Malnutrition, Diabetes, Hypertension, mother and child health – including antenatal, postnatal and anaemia complicating pregnancy, Vital statistics, National Health Programmes, (OSPE), Case Simulation exercises.
Internal Assessment Test and Seminars are held monthly once.
Theory classes are held weekly twice.
Adolescent Health Training for M.B.B.S students and Nursing students
C.R.R.I’s are posted in 3 Primary Health Centres and one Urban health centre, T.B., Diabetology, STD & IDSP – Fever Clinic for total period of 2 months. Each batch of C.R.R.I’s are trained for Research methodology and they are given a certificate of training. Every Friday review meeting is held with C.R.RI’s and the log books are verified.
PHC’S ATTACHED WITH THIS INSTITUTION ARE
- SARKARSAMAKULAM (RHTC)
- SUNDAKAMUTHUR (PHC)
- THUDIYALOOR (PHC)
URBAN HEALTH CENTRE ATTACHED WITH THIS INSTITUTION IS
- Clinico social case examination field survey
- Family survey
- Medical Camps along with NSS unit.
- Adolescent Health camps (Thursdays)
WATER TREATMENT PLANT – PILLOOR
FOOD AND WATER LAB AT DDHS OFFICE, COIMBATORE
AVIN DAIRY PLANT – Pachapalayam, Perur. Coimbatore.
HEALTH EDUCATION CAMPS:
Dengue fever Awareness and Health education camps in the UHC field area.
SEMINARS ARE CONDUCTED ON SATURDAYS BY MBBS STUDENTS
Some of the topics are
Health Related Millenium Development Goals
Vector Borne Diseases
International Classification of Diseases.
Indian Tick Typhus.
Models of Health Education
Rural Health Scheme.
Health Insurance system
classes are held weekly twice. Which covers Communicable Diseases, Non – Communicable Diseases and Health Education.
Multipurpose Health Workers
During their training period of 6 months, Classes are taken according to their syllabus from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm and also taken for field visits.
I.D.S.P ( Integrated Disease Surveillance Project)
is a part of our work. We are running a fever Clinic of our own in Coimbatore Medical College Hospital exclusively managed by the faculties of our department and C.R.R.I’s of Community Medicine.
All the fever clinic reports are daily sent to the Directorate of Public Health and Director of Medical Education. Weekly Consolidated reports are sent to the district Deputy Director of Health Services Office.
Prizes and Awards Considered by the Department:
Every year we give prizes for our students who ranks top 3 in the total internal assessment mark. In Collaboration with Stanley Medical College, every year in the month of December we are conducting a M.C.Q exam exclusively for Community Medicine subject and the top ranker is awarded a cash Prize of Rs. 1000/-
Prizes and Awards won:
Many students send their Project work for ICMR Project. 3 years ago, one of our student’s Project won the best student’s project Award in Trivandrum conference.
CMES / Workshop / Conferences conducted by the department.
In March 2010, a CME Programme was conducted on “Recent Strategies for Polio Eradication” in our college.
Monthly “Research Methodology” workshops for C.R.R.I’s are held.
Research methodology workshop for all post graduates of Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital is done for 2 days in the month of August along with Medical Education Department of this college.