|Includes Introduction to the subjects of
Demography, Health Economics,Medical Sociology, Hospital
Management,Behavioral Sciences inclusive of Psychology.
At the end of the course, the
student should be able to:
- Explain the principles of sociology
including demographic population dynamics..
- Identify social factors related to health,
disease and disability in the context of
urban and rural societies.
- Appreciate the impact of urbanization on
health and disease.
- Observe and interpret the dynamics of
- Describe the elements of normal
psychology and social psychology.
- Observe the principles of practice of
medicine in hospital and community
At the end of the course, the student
should be able to:
- Principles of practice of medicine in
hospital and community settings and
familiarization with elementary nursing
- Art of communication with patients
including history taking and medico-social
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.