Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences
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Community Medicine Curriculum

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Curriculum


Urban Training program
Training in Community Medicine begins from the very first year of MBBS and is a subject for all medical students till they finish their internship. The course is taught through theory classes, practical classes, family study, clinico-social case study, field visits, project work, seminars and tutorials.

Specialist Health Camps
The college conducts specialist health camps on regular basis in its surrounding villages and urban slums. Fortnightly camps are conducted at Kannamangala, where in on an average 200 patients are seen by the specialists of various departments in each visit. These patients are given free treatment and referral cases are treated free of cost at Vydehi Hospital. Camps are also conducted in other villages covering radius of up to 30 kilometers.

Undergraduate Training
Training in Community Medicine begins in the first year of the MBBS Course and continues up to internship. The course content is taught through theory classes, practical classes, Family Study, Clinico Social study, field visits and project work.
Importance is given to participatory learning. During family study and field visits, students are taken to the community where they interact with the people to try and understand their health issues at the grass root level and the factors that have contributed to the same.

Post Graduate teaching
Postgraduate teaching in Research Methodology and Biostatistics is provided to the post graduate students of the institution. Post graduate training in Community Medicine has started since June 2008. There are regular seminars and journal club meetings every week. The post graduates are also posted to the rural health centres and the Urban Health Training Centre. They are also involved in the planning and organization of the health camps and the school health programmes.