DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNITY MEDICINE

 
Includes Introduction to the subjects of Demography, Health Economics,Medical Sociology, Hospital Management,Behavioral Sciences inclusive of Psychology. 

OBJECTIVES

  1. KNOWLEDGE

    At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

    1. Explain the principles of sociology including demographic population dynamics..
    2. Identify social factors related to health, disease and disability in the context of urban and rural societies.
    3. Appreciate the impact of urbanization on health and disease.
    4. Observe and interpret the dynamics of community behavior.
    5. Describe the elements of normal psychology and social psychology.
    6. Observe the principles of practice of medicine in hospital and community setting; 
  2. SKILLS

    At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

    1. Principles of practice of medicine in hospital and community settings and familiarization with elementary nursing practices. 
    2. Art of communication with patients including history taking and medico-social work. 
  3. INTEGRATION

    Teaching of community medicine, should be both theoretical as well as practical.  The practical aspects of the training programme should include visits to the health establishments and to the community where health intervention programmes are  in operation. 

    In order to inculcate in the minds of the students the basic concepts of community medicine to be introduced in this phase of training, it is suggested that the detailed curriculum drawn  should include at least 30 hours of lectures, demonstrations, seminars etc. together with atleast 15 visits of two hours each.