Department of Community Medicine & Primary Health Care

OBJECTIVES

The broad objective of the programme in the Department of Community Medicine is to prepare students in the field of Community Medicine through the acquisition of knowledge and skills for the identification and solution of health problems in the community leading to improved health in the communities.

Specifically, students at the end of the programme are expected to be able to:

  1. Render service, including teaching and the conduct of research, focused on achieving the highest levels of health (physical, mental and social well-being) for all citizens on a community basis;
  2. Diagnose the root-cause of prevalent diseases and health problems; and
  3. Deal, both curatively and preventively, with such diseases through a judicious ultilization of governmental, private and especially community resources.