Community Medicine is a branch of medicine and a significant subject in the MBBS course. It is dedicated to the health of populations and aims to safeguard and enhance the well-being of communities. The subject covers various areas including public health chemistry, medical and health statistics, research methods in public health, epidemiology, demography, population sciences, communicable and infectious diseases prevention, and control strategies. Through the study of Community Medicine, medical professionals learn how to address health issues at the community level, implement preventive measures, and promote public health. This field is crucial for understanding and addressing health challenges on a larger scale.
Keeping in mind the vision of CPMC, the department is responsible to supervise and mentor students research. Through a series of research workshops, the Department of Community Medicine has trained between twenty-five and thirty research mentors. These research mentors are responsible for conducting a weekly session on research methodology and mentoring. More than fifty original research papers have been published by the department in reputable national and international journals.
Facilities in the department:
- Well-equipped museum
- Qualified statistician assisting faculty members with the use SPSS, WHO sample size calculator, Mendeley & Endnote.
Community Oriented Medical Education (COME) and field training are important components of this subject which provide our students with a clear understanding of the socio-cultural, economic, and other multiple factors associated with health and disease, as well as concepts regarding the planning and management of programmes for preventing disease and enhancing community health as a whole.
Dr. Saira Farhat
Dr. Abdullah Yousaf