Government Medical College, jammu
 
 

POST-GRADUATE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE GOVT. MEDICAL COLLEGE JAMMU
 

 

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Dr. Dinesh Kumar

HOD Community Medicine

WHAT IS COMMUNITY MEDICINE?

 

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.

 

WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE?

 

Protection and promotion of public health.

 

HOW COMMUNITY MEDICINE DIFFERS FROM OTHER BRANCHES OF MEDICINE?

 

Community medicine specialist is a five star doctor. Community medicine reaches out to the people to provide services for prevention of diseases such as immunization, pre-natal care, health screening etc. Promotion of health such as safe water supply and sanitation, vector control measures, tobacco control policy etc and provision of primary medical care such as treatment of common ailments like diarrhoea, pneumonia, TB, leprosy, malaria, hypertension etc where as other branches of medicine largely provide diagnostic and treatment services to patients who seek treatment.

 

IS COMMUNITY MEDICINE DIFFERENT FROM PUBLIC HEALTH?

 

In India community medicine is synonymous with what is known as public health in other countries.

 

WHO ARE COMMUNITY MEDICINE SPECIALISTS?

 

Medical doctors who have MBBS degree and have taken a three year doctor of medicine (MD) course in community medicine during which they are trained in:

ØEpidemiology and bio-statistics.
ØHealth planning and health management
ØHealth education and health promotion
ØPrimary medical care.

 

COMMUNITY MEDICINE SPECIALIST-A FIVE STAR DOCTOR.

 

ØEpidemiologist.
ØHealth manager.
ØHealth communicator.
ØHealth advocate.
ØFamily physician.

 

A COMMUNITY MEDICINE SPECIALIST.

 

ØHas in depth understanding of determinants of health and disease.
ØDiagnoses and manages common illnesses and emergencies encountered in the community.
ØAdopts integrated approach to develop policies to meet the health needs of the individual, family and community.
ØConducts epidemiological investigations of communicable and non-communicable diseases and suggests appropriate solutions of public health problems.
ØConducts investigations into the problem of health services of the community. Plans , organizes, implements and evaluates health services and health programs.
ØInterprets records and reports of health services at various levels of health care delivery system.
ØPerforms research and applies research findings to improve health services of the community.
ØUndertakes teaching and training assignments in the field of community medicine for various categories of medical and Para-medical personnel.
ØFunctions as an effective member as well as a leader of the health team.

 

CAREER OPTIONS FOR COMMUNITY MEDICINE SPECIALIST.

 

ØEpidemiologist in health services or in research organizations.
ØPublic health officer in the state or in central health services.
ØPublic health project manager in United Nations, WHO and other NGOs.
ØResearch officer in medical organizations and pharmaceutical industries.
ØFamily physician in health care or health maintenance organizations.
ØTeacher in medical colleges and public health schools.

Occupational health officer in industries.

The blocks affiliated to Govt. Medical College, Jammu under P&SM Department for training of Undergraduates & Post-graduate students  are as under.

  • R. S.Pura,

  • Urban Health Centre, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu.

 

                OTHER FACULTY

   

Dr.Rajiv Gupta

Associate Professor

Mb No:94-196-80490

rajivkumargupta@gmail.com

   

Dr.Rakesh Bhal

Associate Professor

Mb No:94-191-92166

rbrakeshbahl@gmail.com

 

Dr.Kiran Bala

Lecturer

Mb No:94-192-80069

kiranlachla@gmail.com

 

Dr.Bhavana Langer

Lecturer

Mb No: 94-192-32309

 

Dr.Rashmi Kumar

Lecturer

Mb No:

 

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