Community Medicine

About the department
Community Medicine is the study of health and disease in the population of defined communities or groups in order to identify their health needs, and to plan, implement, and evaluate health programs to effectively meet these needs. The department was established in the year 2003. The department is striving to provide a high quality, community oriented training in Community Medicine to the under graduate and post graduate medical students, to bring forth eminent and dedicated public health professionals and community physicians. The department is also consistently working towards discovery of new knowledge in the domain of health care of populations and application of the new found knowledge in the field.
 
Vision, Mission and Objectives
Vision
To be the pioneer in field of education, service and research in Community medicine. To produce quality public health professionals, capable of playing significant role in ensuring complete health and wellbeing of the community in which they choose to serve.
Mission
  • To improve the health of the communities through education, service and research.
  • To prepare primary health care providers through the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • To enhance the knowledge and skills of these primary health care providers through continuing education.
Objectives
  • To bring about an awareness regarding physical, social, psychological, economic and environmental aspect of Health and Diseases among the students.
  • To bring about the application of principles and methods in Epidemiology and Bio-statistics in health care.
  • To assess the health needs of various groups in the community and participate in planning, implementation & monitoring of appropriate health care services.
  • To apply clinical skills to recognize and manage common health problems including their physical, emotional and social aspects at the individual, family and community levels and deal with public health emergencies.
  • To understand different types of Bio-medical waste, their potential risks and their management.
  • To partner with government & other agencies in the health care delivery & training of health man power.
 
Head of Department:
Dr. Mayur S. MD, Professor and Head of the department
 
Programmes offered
  • MBBS
  • MD – 4 seats per year
  • DPH – 2 seats per year
 
Activities
Departmental activities
  • Conducting Mega health camps, General Health camps, Eye camps, Outreach activities and Specialty clinics
  • Observing Important World Health days.
Undergraduate activities
  • Teaching Learning activities for 1st Year, 2nd Year and 3rd Year MBBS Undergraduates.
  • Field visits to important public health institutes 
  • Compulsory internship rotation – 2 months for interns.
  • Interns Projects at the respective training centres
Postgraduate activities
  • Teaching Learning activities for Postgraduates including seminar, journal club and case discussion of public health importance diseases.
  • Post graduate M.D. dissertations.
  • Field visits to important public health institutes 
  • Postings to different clinical departments to acquire the diagnostic skill of common diseases
  • Supervision of intern’s project and conducting research in various field of public health importance.
 
Facilities
  • Demonstration rooms
  • Lecture theatres
  • Laboratories            
  • Museum
  • Library
  • Urban and Rural Training centres
  • Medico-social unit
  • Epidemiological unit
  • Family care study unit
  • Health education unit
  • Biostatics unit
 
Patient Care
Rural Health Training Centre, Yadwad, Dharwad
Department manages rural health training centre at Yadwad situated approximately 20km from the college and serving a population of 30,000. Following services are provided at this centre.
  • 6 bedded, Working hours 24 × 7
  • Treatment of all common ailments for free of cost
  • Minor surgical procedures for free of cost
  • Routine laboratory facilities for free of cost
  • Referral services
  • Training the house surgeons to function as primary health care physicians
  • Antenatal and school health services
  • Immunization services
  • Health education sessions on a health related topic
  • Specialist visit from the SDM hospital on designated days to rural centre
  • Implementation of national health programmes i.e Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme, Reproductive and Child Health, National Vector Born Disease Control Programme etc
Urban Health Training Centre, Vidyagiri, Dharwad
Department manages urban health training centre at Vidyagirisituated approximately 5 km from the college and serving a population of 60,000. It covers ward 20 and 21 of HDMC. Following services are provided at this centre.
  • Daily OP from 8:30 am to 5:00 PM .
  • Treatment of all common ailments for free of cost
  • Minor surgical procedures for free of cost
  • Routine laboratory facilities for free of cost
  • Referral services
  • Training the house surgeons to function as primary health care physicians
  • Antenatal and school health services
  • Immunization services
  • Health education sessions on a health related topic
  • Specialist visit from the SDM hospital on designated days to urban centre
  • Implementation of national health programmes i.e Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme, Reproductive and Child Health, National Vector Born Disease Control Programme etc.
 
Awards / Achievements
Dr. Lata Kollur, Associate professor
  1. Trend analysis of malaria – 2ndprize in poster presentation in National CME on Vector Borne Diseases at Manipal, May 2013
Dr. Rakesh Nayak, Assistant professor
  1. Awarded Best Oral Presentation at 55th Annual National Conference of Indian Public Health Association on the Topic, “Prevalence of Low Birth Weight at Kiniye Primary Health Centre” in 2011.
  2. Awarded Financial Grant from ICMR for Thesis entitled, “Assessment of nutritional status of Under- five children residing in Rural area.” in 2011.
  3. Awarded Young Scientist Award at 44th National Conference of the Nutrition Society of India held at Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupati on November 14-16, 2012 for oral presentation on, “Comparison of Under- nutrition in children aged 1-5 years using World Health Organisation and National Centre for Statistics standards”
Dr. Deepthi, Assistant professor
  1. Awarded Financial Grant from ICMR for Thesis entitled, “Polypharmacy and adherence to medication among community dwelling elderly in a rural area Bangalore urban district .” in 2013.
 
Workshops, CME and Conferences
  1. CME on Evidence Based Health Care on September 20th 2014.
  2. Workshop on Bio-medical Communication on 5th& 6th March 2015.
  3. Workshop on Basic Biostatistics on 23rd and 24th September 2016
  4. Ongoing workshop for first and final year post graduates on synopsis and dissertation writing
 
Publications
2016
  1. CM Shettar, PS Patil. Road safety environment around urban schools of Dharwad, India: a crosssectional study.Int J Community Med and Public Health.2016; 3 (3), 607 -609.ISSN: 2394-6032
  2. AM Amgiavasanth, PS Patil. Profile of breast cancer patients attending a tertiary care centre: a crosssectional study.Int J Community Med and Public Health.2016:3 (3), 663-667.ISSN: 2394-6032
  3. Ashwini S, Katti SM, Mallapur MD. Nutritional Status of Children Aged One Year in              urban& rural  Areas of North Karnataka a cross-sectional study.Ntl J Community              Medicine;7(4):245-251.
  4. Chandan N, KotrabasappaK.Awareness of animal bites & rabies among agricultural workers in rural Dharwad, Karnataka.Int J Community Med and Public Health.2016;3:1851-5.ISSN - 2394-6033
  5. Huliyappa D, KotrabasappaK. Risk factors & outcome of stroke in young in a testing care hospital.Int J Community Med and Public Health.2016;3:1015-9.ISSN - 2394-6032
  6. PS Patil, UR Dixit.New born care in rural area: a cross-sectional study.Int J Community Med and Public Health.2016;3(4)826-830.ISSN: 2394-6032
2015
  1. Nayak RK, Walvekar PR, Mallapur MD. Thinness among pre-school children residing   in rural area – A cross sectional study. Journal of the scientific society 2015;42(2):78-81. ISSN: Print -0974-5009, Online - 2278-7127.
  2. Hiremath BR, Angadi MM, Sorganvi V. Status of Antental Care Practices and Place of Delivery in a rural Community. National Journal of Research in Community Medicine,2015; 4(1): 159-166. ISSN: 2277 – 1522.
  3. Deepthi, N. F. Fathima, B. Bhavya, B. Ravindran, J. James, S. Jyoti and R. Naveen.Cost of Diabetes mellitus management in a tea plantation–economic evaluation from provider’s perspective.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev.2015; 3(7): 191-196
  4. Vasanth D, Ramesh N, Fathima FN, Fernandez R, Jennifer S, Joseph B. Prevalence, pattern, and factors associated with work-related musculoskeletal disorders among pluckers in a tea plantation in Tamil Nadu, India. Indian J Occup Environ Med 2015;19:167-70.
2014
  1. Dixit UR. Prescription Patterns for common acute infections – A cross sectional study. IJAR. 2014; vol.4(3): 348-349. ISSN 2320-5407
  2. Kollur LR. Nutritional status of Adolescent Girls from community in Maharashtra- A cross sectional study. Int J of Med Sci& Public Health. 2014; 3(8). ISSN (online) : 2277-338XISSN (Print) : 2320–4664.
  3. Kollur LR. Smokeless Tobacco (Mishery) use among Adolescent Girls – A neglected entity. National Journal of Research in Community Medicine. 2014; 3(4). p-ISSN 2277 – 1522, e-ISSN 2277 – 3517.
  4. Kollur LR. Conquering Leprosy – Achievements of National Leprosy eradication programme with experience at National & state level. National Journal of Research in Community Med. 2014; 5 (4). p-ISSN 2277 – 1522, e-ISSN 2277 – 3517.
  5. Nayak RK, Walvekar PR, Mallapur MD. Determinants of nutritional status of under five children- A cross sectional study. Annals of Community Health 2014,2(2):26-30. e-ISSN 2347 – 5714, p-ISSN 2347 – 5455.
  6. Nayak RK, Walvekar PR, Mallapur MD. Comparison of under-nutrition among children aged 1-5 years using WHO and NCHS growth charts. Al Ameen J Med Sci 2014, 7(4):299-306.ISSN: 0974 – 1143.
  7. Nayak RK, Walvekar PR, Mallapur MD. Body mass index as an indicator to assess under-nutrition in pre-school children – A cross sectional study. Indian Journal of Maternal and Child Health 2014;16(2):1-7. ISSN 0970-8928.
  8. Ashwini S, Katti SM, Mallapur MD. Comparison of breast feeding practices among urban and rural mothers : A cross sectional study. I J Med PH, 2014;4(1);120-124. ISSN: 2230 – 8598.
  9. Ashwini S, Katti SM, Mallapur MD. Comparison of complementary feeding practices among urban and rural mothers – A cross sectional study. Al Ameen J of Medical Sciences, 2014;7(4):257-264. ISSN: 0974 – 1143.
  10. Hiregoudar V, Karinagannavar A, Khan W, Raghavendra B,. Proportion and determinants of adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV positive people registered under ART centre in South India. BMC Infectious diseases, 2014; 14(3): 33. ISSN: 1471-2334.
2013
  1. Patil PS. Establishing an effective Journal club – A Post graduate educational tool. Education in Medicine J. 2013; 5(3). ISSN 2180 – 1932.
  2. Prabhu M, Patil SH, Kangokar PR. Glaucoma awareness and knowledge in a tertiary care hospital in a tier-city in South India. J SciSoc 2013; 40: 3-8. ISSN: Print -0974-5009, Online - 2278-7127
  3. Hegde V, Anegundi RT, Pravin Chandra KR. A Reliable Indicator for Diagnosing Taurodontism using Panoramic Radiographs and Bio-metric Analysis. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2013; 7(8): 1779-1781. ISSN 0973 – 709X
  4. Kollur LR. Pubertal changes in Adolescent Girls – A cross sectional study. National J of Community Medicine, 2013. ISSN: 0976 – 3325
  5. Nayak RK, Walvekar PR, Mallapur MD. Morbidity profile of under-five children residing in rural area of North Karnataka. IJPM. 2013;1(1):41-7. ISSN 2321 – 5917.
  6. Nayak RK, Walvekar PR, Mallapur MD. Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding rabies among general practitioners of Belgaum city. Al Ameen Journal of Medical sciences. 2013; 6(3): 237-42. ISSN: 0974 – 1143.
  7. Ashwini S, Katti SM, Mallapur MD Breast feeding practices among Rural Mothers – A Community based Cross sectional study. IJPM, 2013; 1(2): 69-73. ISSN 2321 – 5917.
  8. Angadi MM, Hiremath BR, Sorganvi V. A Study on factors influencing selection of place of delivery among             pregnant women in Urban slums of Bijapur city, Karnataka. Al Ameen J Med Sci, 2013; 6(2): 189-192. ISSN: 0974 – 1143
  9. Angadi MM, Hiremath BR, Sorganvi V. A Study on neonatal care practices in a rural area of BijapurTaluk,             Bijapur District, Karnataka. Int J Pharma Bio Sci, 2013; 4(4): 492-496. ISSN: 0975 – 6299.
  10. Hiremath BR, Angadi MM, Sorganvi V. A Cross sectional study on Breast feeding practices in rural area of North Karnataka. Int J Cur Res Rev, 2013; 5(21) : 13-18. ISSN: 2231 – 2196
  11. Karinagannavar A, Khan W, Raghavendra B, Hiregoudar V. Socio-demographic profile and factors attributing to initiation of tobacco use among tobacco consumers in Bellary, India. Journal of Evolution of Medical & Dental Sciences, 2013; 2 (18). e-ISSN 2278 – 4802 p-ISSN 2278 – 4748.
  12. Karinagannavar A, Khan W, Raghavendra B, Hiregoudar V.A Study on Measles vaccine storage conditions at Bellary District.  Int J cur Res Rev, 2013; 5. ISSN: 2231 – 2196
  13. Hiregoudar V, Hemagiri T, GangadharGoud. Breast feeding practices in Bellary, Karnataka. A hospital based study. J of Public Health Medical Research 2013; 1(2): 76-78. e-ISSN 2279-9036.
2012
  1. Mayur S S, Radhika M S, Wantamutte A , Mallapur M D. A Study to Evaluate Risk Factors among Drivers involved in Non-Fatal Road Traffic Accidents. IJMST 2012; 5(1):1-5. 
  2. Patil PS. A study to assess the knowledge regarding Breastfeeding in rural women – A  Cross Sectional study. Indian J of maternal and child health. 2012; 14(2). ISSN 0970-8928
  3. Patil PS, Dixit UR, Shettar CM. Risk factors of Osteroarthritis knee – A cross sectional study. IOSR Journal of Dental & Medical Sciences. 2012; 2(5): 8-10. e-ISSN 2279 – 0853, p-ISSN 2279 – 0861.
  4. Kollur LR, Manjrekar S, Chowti JV. KAP on Malaria – A brief account of responses of newly joined Medical             undergraduates of SDMCMS & H, Dharwad. Indian Journal of Science & Technology. 2012; 5(9): 3337-9. ISSN: 0974 – 6846.
  5. Ashwini S, Shivaswamy MS, Katti SM, Mallapur MD. Profile of Antenatal women attending Urban Health Centre, Khasbag,        Belgaum. MedicaInnovatica,  2012; 1(2): 43-48. p-ISSN : 2278-7526, e-ISSN: 2320-7582.
2011
  1. Mayur SS, Radhika MS, Chowti JV, Chowti SJ. Utilization of Antenatal Services among Pregnant Women in Urban Slums of   Dharwad District of North Karnataka. Asian journal of obs and gynae practice 2011;1:24-27 
  2. Patil PS, Venkatesh R, Shivaswamy MS. Study of fertility pattern and contraceptive Practices in a Rural Area – A Cross Sectional study. Indian J of Sci&Techn. 2011; 4 (4): 429-431. ISSN: 0974 – 6846.
  3. Patil PS, Dixit UR, Hiralal BKD. Study of diabetes in Dharwad-an urban area in India. Indian journal of Science and Technology 4 (11), 1481 -1483
  4. Pravin Chandra KR, Prabhakara GN. Teaching of Social Sciences in Medical College. RGUHS J Med Sciences. 2011; 1 (4): 25-29.
  5. Pravin Chandra KR. Occupational and Environmental Health: An Integral Part of Community   Health. RGUHS J Med Sciences. 2011; 1 (4): 34-38.
  6. Chowti JV, Pravinchandra KR, Chowti SJ, AvadhootBhatta NG, Prabhakara GN. Counseling Children and Adolescents: Observations at Medical Colleges in Hubli Dharwad RGUHS J Med Sciences. 2011; 1 (2):15-2.
2010
  1. Mayur SS, Radhika MS, Chowti JV, Chowti SJ.  Knowledge and attitude about HIV/AIDS among Pregnant Women of Urban Population of south India. IJMST  2010;3(5):37-40
 
Dissertation
  1. “Assessment of menopausal symptoms and healthcare seeking behavior among postmenopausal women”
    • Name of PG:       Dr. Vijayalaxmi Mangasuli
    • Guide:                  Dr. Mayur S Sherkhane
  2. “Study of physical morbidity profile and quality of life of elderly people of rural Dharwad – A cross sectional study”
    • Name of PG:       Dr. Diganth C Divya
    • Guide:                  Dr. Kotrabasappa K
  3. “Utilization of antenatal services among women residing in urban and rural areas of SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad”
    • Name of PG:       Dr. Kiran Patil
    • Guide:                  Dr. Puspha S Patil
  4. “Mental health status of young adults in an urban community of Dharwad city”
    • Name of PG:       Dr. Sathvik Rai N
    • Guide:                  Dr. Mayur S Sherkhane
  5. “Factors affecting low birth weight in a tertiary care hospital – a case control study”
    • Name of PG:       Dr. K Aravind Kumar
    • Guide:                  Dr. Puspha S Patil
  6. “ Evaluvation of health insurance schemes in rural areas attached to SDM College of Medical Sciences and hospital, Dharwad”
    • Name of PG:       Dr. Chandan N
    • Guide:                  Dr. Mayur S Sherkhane         
  7. “Assessment of depression among geriatric population in an urban community”
    • Name of PG:       Dr. Shruti Kardalkar
    • Guide:                  Dr. Mayur S Sherkhane
  8. “Cost analysis among chronic kidney disease patients undergoing hemodialysis in SDM College of Medical Sciences and hospital, Dharwad”
    • Name of PG:       Dr. Ashwini V Rao
    • Guide:                  Dr. Puspha S Patil

 

Faculty
1
Dr. Mayur S. Sherkhane
Professor & HOD
2
Dr. Pushpa S. Patil
Professor
3
Dr. Kotrabasappa K.
Professor
4
Dr. K R. Pravinchandra
Associate Professor
5
Dr. Umesh R. Dixit
Associate Professor
6
Dr. Kollur Lata Radhakrishna
Associate Professor
7
Dr. Rakesh Nayak
Assistant Professor & Epidemiologist
8
Dr. Ashwini S
Assistant Professor & MOH (RHTC)
9
Dr. Bhavana R Hiremath
Assistant Professor & MOH (UHTC)
10
Dr. Vandana Hiregoudar
Assistant Professor
11
Dr. Deepthi
Assistant Professor
 12
Dr. Sushma J. Chowti
LMO –DGO-UHTC
13
Dr. Vinoda Patil
LMO-–DGO-RHTC
14
Mrs. Reshma S Bachagoudar
Lecturer in Statistics (Msc)
15
Dr. Aravind Kumar K
Tutor
16
Dr. Sathvik Rai N
Tutor
17
Dr. Deepti Shettar
Tutor
18
Dr. Shruti Kardalkar
Tutor
19
Dr. Ashwini V Rao
Tutor
20 Dr. Kumar Vikas Tutor
 

 

 

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