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dpt-community-medicine

Community Medicine

Overview

Dept of Community Medicine has incorporated Training, Preventive Promotive and Curative Services inclusive of Research Projects.

Dept of Community Medicine
Is being updated as per National Medical Commission to train as per the recent Competency Based Medical Education.

Teaching Faculty of Dept of Community Medicine are competent as per National Medical Commission to train Undergraduates, Post – Graduates and allied Health course Students. In this regard the Dept is updated regarding Practical Classes, Field based Activities, Research Projects, Observation of Important World Health Days, Specialist Health Camps, etc

Recent Research and Academic Activities of Dept of Community Medicine are as follows:

  • Covid 19 Vaccination – Covishield Vaccine – Administered to 7000+
    – Inclusive of Staff & Students.
  • ICMR Project –Effectiveness of BCG Vaccination in reducing Morbidity & Mortality in Elderly Individuals in Covid 19 Hotspots in India
  • Staff & PG’s of Community Medicine – Coordinated with BBMP Task Force Surveillance , IEC – Information-Education- Communication & Primary & Secondary Contact Tracing Activities in RajaRajeswari Nagar & Bangarappanagara Government Health Centre – UHTC Field Practice Area
  • Counseling & Tele ICU support provided by Junior Doctors under Directorate of Medical Education after Training.
  • Participated in State Surveillance Task Force Committee Managing Data Base, Information-Education & Communication
  • Discussions held in Ramanagara DC Office on 01/07/2020 & Micro – Plan – Finalized – Zone wise IEC – Information Education Program, Fever Surveillance, ILI & SARI Screening – Zone – wise – PHCs, Monitoring of Patients under Quarantine – by Interns – by Rotation.
  • Hospital – Covid 19 Patients – Data – Base Documentation.
  • Urban Health Training Centre– Field Practice Area, Channasandra, Uttarahalli Main Road, Bengaluru – Awareness Program for Employees of Indo-America at 2 locations. Urban Health Training Centre – Functioning as Fever Surveillance Centre & Referral center.
  • Rapid serological survey to assess the Burden of Covid 19 among Urban Slum Population in Bengaluru City funded by RGUHS.
  • Specialist Health Camps Conducted in Bengaluru Urban & Bengaluru Rural Districts in Coordination with Dept of Health & Family Welfare – Govt of Karnataka under RBSK – Rashtriya Bala Swasthya Karyakrama under Mother & Child Health Programme.
  • Observation of World Health Days like World TB Day, World AIDS Day, World Breast Feeding Week etc.
    Dept Funded Projects :

  • ICMR Project –Effectiveness of BCG Vaccination in reducing Morbidity & Mortality in Elderly Individuals in Covid 19 Hotspots in India.
  • UNNAT BHARAT ABHIYAAN – Rural Development of Villages –Project – Under Ministry Human Resource Development (MHRD), IIT NEW Delhi – initiated @ Rural Health Training Centre (RHTC) – K R Halli.

Why Choose Us?

  • To understand Primary Health Care
  • To understand Preventive, Promotive & Curative health care services
  • To understand National Health Programmes, Health Planning & Management, Disease Surveillance, Reporting etc...

Facilities

The Department is furnished with well equipped laboratory, Research room with teaching aids, and Topic -wise arranged Museum.

  • Field Based Activities of Department of Community Medicine include functioning of Rural & Urban Health Training Centres, inclusive of Preventive, Promotive & Curative Services. Rural Health Training Centre – Chunchunkuppe Village, Bengaluru Urban District , near Big Banyan Tree, Urban Health Training Centre – Channasandra, Uttarahalli Main Road, ,Padmashri Health Clinic near Kengeri Satellite Town Kommaghatta , Mysore Road, Rural Health Training Centre, K R Halli near Bidadi, Mysore Road, besides conducting various Specialist Health Camps, in the catchment areas of Rajarajeswari Medical College & Hospital, Bangalore Urban District.
  • The Department has networked with Govt. bodies, NGO's - Rotary Organizations, Jana Shikshana Sansthan, Youth for Seva, Kannada Sangha, Nearby Housing Societies, etc for out-reach activities Alliances with Department of Health & Family Welfare, Karnataka, Department of Factories & Boilers, Govt. of Karnataka, which has enriched the Department in Academics.
  • Hospital based activities of the Department include, Allergy Clinic, Disease Surveillance Unit, Co-ordination with National TB Elimination Programme, Co-ordination with National AIDS Control Programme, Covid 19 Vaccination Programme, etc

Faculty

Research

  • Reproductive Health Assessment & Improvement Strategies among the adopted Population at the Field Practice Areas.
  • Grama - Panchayathi Population - Adoption Programme with allotment of unique Identification Number   for every house - hold, for   provision of cashless Health Services at RRMCH Hospital &   Household surveys are conducted by the Para- medical workers of the department, in this regard.
  • Occupational Health Survey
  • Non-Communicable disease survey — Urban Slums.
  • Evaluation of National Health Programmes
  • Anganwadi Health - Check-up
  • Community Care Center - Ramanagara, under National HIV/AIDS control programme.
  • Epidemiology Training program in Collaboration with "Health Protection Agency" U.K.

Awards

  • Congratulations to Dr. Shashikala Manjunatha, Professor & HOD , Department of Community Medicine, Awarded Certificate of Appreciation- In recognition of Exemplary of services to RRMC on Foundation Day - Rajarajeshwari Medical College & Hospital – Sep 2016.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Parasuramulu.B.G, Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Awarded the B M Patil Memorial Oration Award of 2009 by Karnataka Association of Community Health. Awarded the Fellowship of Indian Academy of Allergy in 2011
  • Congratulations to Dr. Dr.Srividya. V, Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Awarded Certificate of Appreciation- In recognition of Exemplary services to RRMC on Foundation Day - Rajarajeshwari Medical College & Hospital – Nov 2021.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Swapna.M, Professor, Department of Community Medicine DNB Certificate, Awarded - Gold Medal, Diplomate of National Board. Sep 21st 2018
  • Congratulations to Dr. Dr.Vidusha.K.S.S, Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine 1. Awarded certificate of Excellence for winning the ‘Best Reviewed Assignment’ conducted in International Peer Review Workshop 2020 organised by IP Innovative Publication Pvt. Ltd. On 19th to 27th September, 2020 2. Best Poster Award for the presentation entitled “Screening for risk of eating disorders: A Study among Students from Selected Colleges in Bengaluru” at “47th Annual National Conference of Indian Association of Preventive and social Medicine. Jan 28-30th 2020.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Dr.Aishwarya.S, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Awarded Best Poster Award for Presenting in National Conference IPHACON 2016 at Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun.

Publications

national

international

Paper Presentation

Curriculum

  • Undergraduate academic activities,
  • Outreach health activities,
  • Core & Extended academic activities,
  • Knowledge sharing activities,
  • Extra-curricular activities.

World Breastfeeding week (August 1st week)

  • To instill a sense of social activism among the undergraduate students with regard to important Public Health Issues, so that they mature to become Doctors who are more proactive when it comes to health issues of community. Towards this end, rallies and health education programmes are organized.
  • Educational programmes are organized at Ittamadu PHC area, Ramnagara District, (Rural Field Practice area of our Institute, the PHC being adopted by the Dept. of Community Medicine, RRMCH)

Health Camps

  • Health check-up camps are being organized at our Institutional field practice areas
  • In collaboration with Rotary Club, we run an Outreach Health Centre at Agara village,
  • We conduct Health check-ups at Schools & Anganwadi centers

Occupational Health check-up

  • Our extended curricular activities include health screening programs for Industrial workers, viz...
  • Health checkup at Interplex Electronics, Electronic City, Bangalore

World Environment day (5m June)

  • Theme: “Your planet needs you - Unite to combat climate change”.
  • In pursuance of the UN campaign, trees were planted by staff & students in our campus... "Be the change you want see".
  • Dr. Surendra V.H.H, Industrial Medical Officer, Govt. of Karnataka, spoke on issues related to occupation health, global warming. Climate change and its effect on health.
  • A collage competition was held with the theme "Unite to Combat Change", to focus the creative talents of students towards an important cause.

Educational Seminar at Nittur Technical and Training Foundation, Peenya, Bangalore,Knowledge sharing exercise:

General health issues including hygiene, common diseases and occupational health:
  • NTTF - Bangalore,
  • Seminars on RNTCP at DTO - Bangalore (U), and on NLEP at THO – Ramnagara district.
  • Dr. Surendra V.H.H, Industrial Medical Officer, Govt. of Karnataka, spoke on issues related to occupation health, global warming. Climate change and its will effects on health.
  • A collage competition was held with the theme "Unite to Combat Change", to focus the creative talents of students towards an important cause.

Community Health Programme for HIV Positives

Our extended curricular program includes involvement in the following HIV/AIDS prevention/control activities;
  • Managing a Community Care Centre (CCC) for the PLHAs in Ramanagaram district, through a NACO-GFATM-KHPT-SPRVHA grant
  • SManagement of the Department at teaching staff as Consultants with the 'Tami Nadu state JU^OS control society, for mentoring support of CCC and Drop-in-centers in the state of TN,
  • Establishing ICTC Centre at RajaRajeswari Hospital, Bangalore

Other Activities:

  • Chikungunya epidemic investigation at Ittamadu PHC area, Ramanagara District
  • Conducting seminars for capacity building of Medical officers of PHC (Health care waste management and Tuberculosis)
  • Secured unique Institutional Ethical Review Board (IRB) & Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) numbers from National Institute of Health, USA, for ethical conduct of research projects and administrative systems in grant management
  • Facilitates International collaboration in program and research activities

Faculty

  • Dr. Shashikala Manjunath

    Professor & HOD
  • Dr.B.G.Parasuramalu

    Professor
  • Dr. Sri Vidya V

    Professsor
  • Dr. A.C. Shyam

    Professor
  • Dr. Usha S

    Professor
  • Dr. Swapna M

    Professor
  • Dr. Vidya G.S

    Associate Professor
  • Dr. Karavadi Sri Sai Vidusha

    Associate Professor
  • Dr Naveen Kumar P

    Asst. Professor/Medical Officer
  • Dr Monica Krishnappa

    Assistant Professor
  • Dr Sarala M S

    Medical Officer
  • Dr. Aishwarya Subramanian

    Asst. Professor
  • Mrs. C.Chandrakala

    Tutor/Statistician
  • Dr.Neshant Balaje R.S.

    Tutor
  • Dr.Krithika T.T

    Tutor
  • Dr.Akshatha N.

    Tutor
  • Dr.Shaik Nazia Nazndeen

    Tutor
  • Dr. Suhasini K.A

    Tutor
  • Dr. Jinsa Nizam

    Tutor
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