Department of Community Medicine


UnderGraduate Teaching

Teaching  Students in various courses – MBBS, MSc & BSc Nursing, B-Pharm, D-Pharm, Ophthalmic assistants and lab Technicians  are  routinely done. Methods include Seminars, Group discussions, Demonstrations, Practical work, visits to public health Institutions, and Community  oriented training. Epidemiological and statistical methods are given impetus. University examination is in the Seventh semester for MBBS Course Interns training stresses on  primary and secondary level care in rural and urban settings.

Rural Field Practice-  MCH UNIT CHERUPPA under administrative control  of the medical college is the field practice area  for all students and interns. ROME CHC at  Thiruvangoor, and CHC Melady  are also utilized for training.

Urban Field Practice – UHC under medical college provides services for a population of 50000. Other urban Training Centres are UHC Mankavu and UHC Paniankara .

Post graduate Course (MD)

Duration ( 3 Years) Intake of 4 students/Year –

Seminars, Journal clubs, attendance at CMEs ,participation in National health programmes, Community health , thesis work & research activities are carried out. Around 33 students have completed their MD Program since 1980. 

Charitable Endowment Prizes : 

1) Dr Vasanthi Menon Memorial Prize

2)Koman Nair Memorial Prize

3)Dr Sushila Karunakaran Memorial Prize

Awarded to the MBBS  student ofCalicutMedicalCollege,securing highest marks  in Community Medicine Examination of Calicut University. 

CME Programmes: 

            CME Programmes are conducted  every year.

2000 Disease Surveillance Program
2001 Geriatric care / Rabies control
2002 Rational use of vaccines in current practice
2003 Hospital Waste Management
2004 Road safety –World Health day ThemeResearch Methodology
2005 Ethical Dimensions in Biomedical Research/ Diarrhoeal  Diseases
2006 World TB Day /Avian Influenza
2007 Vaccine UpdateChikungunya update
2008 Adverse events  following Immunization
2009 Intradermal Rabies vaccinationWorkshop on Child Survival and Maternal Health -UNICEF-IPHA
2010 IDRV/ERIG Training Programmes for district staff
2011 ICTC team training –KSACSFacts for Life – UNICEF,GOI
2012 Japanese Encephalitis –PEID cellDisease Surveillance –PEID cell



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