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Community Medicine

Introduction:
Department of Community Medicine was established in 2007 initially with two faculty members. The first batch of MBBS was admitted in 2010. Subsequently, the Department has been in expansion with regular recruitment of faculty and staff in different cadres as per the needs of Medical Council of India. 

The Department is currently situated in its permanent location on the IIIrd floor, right wing of College Block.
The Department has got rooms as per MCI norms for:-
 
Department Group Photo:
 

 

Besides the above, the Primary Health Centre at Lawspet as  Urban Health Training Centre  and the Community Health Centre at Karikkalapakkam as Rural Health Training Centre are attached to the Department.  The students are taken to these centers for practical training during their community postings.

Objectives/ Goals/ Mission/ Vision of Department:
Vision:
To Collaborate Actively with Public Health Machinery in Puducherry and improve quality of life.
 
Mission:
To contribute to the development of a well-rounded (holistic) medical professional, who will demonstrate knowledge and competence with compassion in dealing with primary health care, desire for lifelong learning, evidence-based practice, interdisciplinary team work, and professional and ethical behavior in practice in order to improve and sustain the health of the population

 

 
Goal:
To ensure that the medical graduate has acquired broad public health competencies needed to solve health problems of the community with emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention, cost-effective interventions and follow up.
 
 
Objectives:
At the end of the course the graduate doctors should be able to:
  1. Conceptualize people as the focus of the lifetime service of a doctor and be ready to help always and specially in time of need, minimize the suffering of people and have the ability to “think globally and act locally”;
  2. Apply the basic epidemiological principles to investigation of diseases, outbreaks, health promotion and disease prevention;
  3. Contribute to health systems’ performance as a member of the health team in the generation and efficient utilization of human and logistic resources;
  4. Foster healthy lifestyles in the individual and the community level to prevent environmental degradation and to promote social harmony;
  5. Identify the health needs of populations and population subgroups through planning, intervention, monitoring and evaluation.
  6. Provide patient-centered comprehensive primary health care including referral, continuing care and follow-up.
  7. Ensure research competencies in i) accessing and appraising scientific information ii) preparation of reports and maintaining records iii) presentation of research findings and publishing.

 

Contact

Department of Community Medicine
IIIrd Floor, College Block
Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute (IGMC & RI)
(A Government of
Puducherry Institution)
Vazhudhavur Road, Kathirkamam,
Puducherry – 605 009
Phone :+91-413-2274552
Fax:+91-413-2277289
Email: comunitymedicineigmcpondy
          @gmail.com
 

 

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