Department Of Community Medicine


The Department of Community Medicine, SDUMC was established at the time of inception of Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College with an aim of preparing primary health care physicians and public health professionals who are able to provide comprehensive health care services to the community. Since 2007, it is functioning as a University Department under Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research, Kolar. As a University Department it admits postgraduate students for the preparation of specialists in the field of community medicine. Apart from the class room facilities and public health laboratory facilities for teaching and training of students, the Department has a well-established Urban Health Training Centre at Kolar town and a Rural Health Training Centre at Devarayasamudra village in Mulbagal Taluk of Kolar district.

Undergraduate students, interns and postgraduates are posted to these centers to observe and practice Community Medicine under the supervision of the faculty and field staff. The Department also provides medical services to the communities of Kolar and neighboring Chikaballapur districts through outreach clinics and general and specialty health camps. The Department networks extensively with the district health administration and its health centres, panchayats, non-governmental organizations, trusts, individuals and groups in organizing these services.

The faculty, postgraduates and the field staff are involved in the delivery of and monitoring and evaluation activities of National Health programmes in the District. The Department regularly undertakes outreach activities, CME, workshops, seminars and other academic activities in alignment with the National Health policy and programmes for the benefit of the community and health professionals.

  • PG Course objectives
      At the end of course the student should be able to
    • Apply the principles of epidemiology, biostatistics and public health management in comprehensive health care
    • Plan, organize, implement and evaluate teaching learning activities for medical, paramedical and general public
    • Critically evaluate various programme policies related to health care
    • Design, undertake and publish research activities
    • To function as an able team leader for health care providers in relation to public health disciplines.
  • UG Course objectives
      At the end of course the student should be able to
    • Analyze health an diseases multifactorially using the principles and methods of epidemiology
    • Assess the health needs of the population, involve in planning and implementation of health care services to meet the needs according to priority
    • Effectively involve in the planning and management of health promotional activities to bring about desirable changes in health related behaviour

Undergraduate Courses

  • Medical: MBBS

  • Postgraduate Courses
    • MD (Community Medicine)
    • MPH (Master of Public Health)

    Thrust Areas
    • Non Communicable Diseases (Diabetes Mellitus & Cancer)
    • Maternal & Child Health
    • Lifestyle & Health (Tobacco and Smoking)
    Awards & Achivements
  • Books Authorship 2023
  • Faculty

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