The Department of Community Medicine aims to impart community-oriented medical education and conducts the following activities:
|1||Theory and Practical classes fulfilling the medical curriculum prescribed by MCI and Dr. MGR University|
|2||Community oriented teaching through participation and interaction at community level|
|3||Research projects by faculties|
|4||CRRI research projects as part of completion of two months of community posting|
|5||Mentoring the ICMR awarded STS projects with medical undergraduates|
|6||Regular field exposure visits to sites of public health significance for medical undergraduates|
|7||Supervision of functioning of Rural Health Training Centre|
|8||Commemorating International and National days of health importance|
|9||Conduction of CME and workshops in research methodology and public health topics|
|10||Guiding students for paper presentation in national and state level conferences|
Rural Health and Training Centre, Kelambakkam and Urban Health and Training Center, Chromepet under the supervision of Department of Community Medicine are carrying out the following activities:
|1||Out patient department (OPD) services for common ailments|
|2||Admission and observation services for minor ailments|
|3||Community-oriented teaching for medical undergraduates|
|4||Regular household survey in the catchment population|
II.Community-based research project
III.Out Reach camps-twice weekly
IV.Health Education sessions on weekly basis
|6||Observation of health days at center and community|
So far 5 ICMR STS projects have been approved under department of Community medicine
|Sl No||Faculty Name||Project Title and Year|
|1||Dr. Balaji . A M.D||Occupational stress among different occupation workers - 2013|
|2||Dr. Sree T. Sucharitha M.D||Mobile phone - SMS based educational intervention to Medical under graduates for reduction of stigma and discrimination against PLHIV in health care settings- 2013|
|3||Dr. Sree T. Sucharitha M.D||Evaluating feasibility and potential impact of `what app` messenger education intervention on self- medication practices of Medical and Non- Medical professional course students in Chennai, South India. - 2015|
|4||Dr. Sree T. Sucharitha M.D||FoodSwitch: Can a Smartphone application help consumers switch to healthier food choices? A pilot study - 2016|
|5||Dr. Vinoth Ganana Chellaiyan, MD||Association between Sedentary behavior and negative emotional effects among medical college students in Tamil Nadu. - 2016|
On November 5th 2019,Department of Community Medicine, commemorated World Diabetes day was at GGN International school for the teachers, regarding Prevention and Awareness about Diabetes. Dr.Balaji,Professor and Head gave awareness talk to the participants.Dr.Karthik,Assistant Professor also took part in the event.Around 50 participants were given health education
On November 12th 2019,Department of Community Medicine, commemorated World Diabetes day was at SSN Engineering College, regarding Prevention and Awareness about Diabetes. Dr.Balaji,Professor and Head gave awareness talk to the participants.Dr.Karthik,Assistant Professor also took part in the event.Around 50 participants were given health education
On November 14th 2019,Department of Community Medicine, commemorated World Diabetes day atHospital Corridor,Tagore Medical College and Hospital, through a health talk and role play by second year MBBS students under the guidance of Dr.Balaji,Professor and Head..Dr.Suganya.E,Assistant Professor gave health education
Department of community medicine conducted a diabetic health awareness session under the supervision of Dr.A.Balaji, HOD& professor and Dr.Karthik, Asst. professor at sreevashtha Vivekananda senior higher secondary school on 19-10-19. Dr.A. Balaji gave overview about Diabetes and its complication and life style modifications. Total no. of beneficiaries-84.
Department of Community Medicine has conducted SwachhtaPakhwada 2019- Sep 1 to 15(A central government initiative under Ministry of Human Resource Development, as a part of SWACHH BHARAT MISSIONin both the urban and rural health centres and in the field practice area.
2. Department of community medicine conducted a diabetes health camp and diabetic awareness session under the supervision of Dr.A.Balaji, HOD& professor. And also conducted blood donation camp at on 06-09-19 at Tamilnadu Sports University, kandigai.
Dr T. Sucharitha Awarded First Prize in Poster Presentation during on “International Conference on Health care Leadership Development and Training on 5th September 2018”
State Level Essay Competition
S.Divyadharshini of 112 batch have bagged second prize in state level essay writing competition on World Health Day theme “Depression Let’s Talk” conducted by Indian Medical Association, Tamilnadu on 8th July 2017. She was awarded with a certificate of achievement, a pendrive and cash prize of Rs.5,000. She received the prize from Dr.Vijaya Baskar, Hon’ble Health minister of Tamilnadu and Dr.Radhakrishnan, Hon’ble Health Secretary of Tamilnadu. The student was trained and motivated by the department of community medicine.
They competed with students of 24 medical colleges from various part of India. Preliminary round was conducted and our students emerged as the first team to qualify for final quiz with maximum marks. The students were trained and motivated by the department of community medicine.
Health camp held in chitlapakkam to create awareness about Nutritional problem in public health.
No. of Participants:
Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) is an important initiative aiming at early identification and early intervention for children from birth to 18 years to cover 4 ‘D’s viz. Defects at birth, Deficiencies, Diseases, Development delays including disability.
Students of PALLAVAPURAM GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL 10TH & 12th STD (300 students were examined )
|Sl No||Name of the event||Month of conduction|
|2||International Women`s Day (along with OBG)||11.03.2016|
|3||World Health Day||07.04.2016|
|4||The World No Tobacco Day||31.05.2016|
|5||International Yoga Day||21.06.2016|
About various types of Nutritional deficiencies in public health like vit A, Iodine, Iron , Protein energy malnutrition, fluorosis.
Clinical features :
Complication : Blindness
Prevention : Vit A prophylaxis.
Clinical features :
Prevention : National iodine deficiency disorder control programme ( iodised salt)
Complication : Heart failure, Infections.
Prevention : National nutritional anemia prophylaxis programme ( iron folic acid supplementation and iron fortified salt).
Clinical features :
Prevention : food fortification , protein rich food , immunization , breast feeding .
Sources of fluorine : fluorinated water, toothpaste, corn.
Clinical presentation : skeletal and dental fluorosis ( Genu valgum and corroded teeth ).
Prevention : avoidance of fluorine rich sources, dental care.
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