Introduction of Community Medicine
Welcome to the Department of Community Medicine. Our department, housed at level four of IAA block is one of the most active departments with a vision to be a leading centre in community medicine in the region.
Community Medicine is mainly concerned with the health of population and plays leading and collaborative roles in the maintenance and improvement of health of the community. The emphasis is on prevention of disease in the community, recognition of environmental and occupational hazards and the early diagnosis of disease to prevent disability. It is a well-recognized discipline that aims to train health professionals in combating community health related issues. Objective of the department is to serve the process of inculcating the students with the holistic approach in health care provision.
The main function of this department is teaching and training undergraduates in Community Medicine from the first year onwards. We also contribute to teach community perspectives of other subjects in the undergraduate curriculum as per the PMDC (Pakistan Medical and Dental Council) laid down criteria and syllabus and through community oriented medical education.
Our department is well equipped with all requisite models /specimens and equipment for practical and tutorials. Field visits to places of public health importance, household surveys and research work in well-developed field demonstration area are planned to enhance skills of students.
The well qualified faculty is also involved in many other teaching, service and research activities. We have a policy of mutual support and compassionate camaraderie in all activities and provide conducive environment for effective learning. We are looking forward to be accredited with College of Physician and Surgeon and Air University to start MPH, FCPS and PhD programs.