Preventive and social medicine, a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention of disease and bring the awareness of the health in the society. The department was established at the same time when Medical College Bhavnagar was inaugurated, that was in the year 1995. Dr. A.R.N. Setalvad was first Professor & Head of the department. Present Professor & Head, Dr. M.P. Singh joined on 1st December 1998 and served the department till 31st October 2017.
Malaria, measles, diphtheria, cholera, chikungunya, fever epidemic.
National Health Programs
NINAD oration Award to rDr. M.p. Singh at IAPSM-GC conference, Karamsad, January 2011
. Gold Medal from Breastfeeding Promotion Network of Indi (BPNI) for various activities organized during Breastfeeding Week to protect, promote and support breastfeeding by Dr. Ilesh Kotecha
FAIMER fellowship for 2009-2010 (Fellowship for Advancement of International Medical Education & Research). It is two year South East Asia Regional Fellowship in health professions education methodology and leadership Dr. Ilesh Kotecha.
The department organized the PSBH (Problem Solving for Better Health) workshop for undergraduate students. The workshop is intended to create awareness and encourage undergraduate students about research methodology.
The department took up the project to boost up booth coverage IPPI in the area of Bortalav area in Bhavnagar city in October 2004. The project increased the booth coverage significantly. The project was funded by UNICEF Gujarat.
State Level Review Meeting
MSU review meeting
Regional Workshop REVIEW & ASSESSMENT OF MALNUTRITION IN CHILDREN on 20 & 21st July`06
RRT ( Rapid Response Team ) for IPPI in Bihar & UP in the year 2004-2005
Including information to the subjects of Demography, Health economics, Medical Sociology, Hospital management, Behavioral sciences inclusive of Psychiatry.
Teaching of community medicine shall be both theoretical as well as practical. The practical aspects of the training programme shall include visits to the health establishments and to the community where health intervention programmes are in operation.
In order to inculcate in the minds of the students the basic concept of community medicine to be introduced in this phase of training, it is suggested that the detailed curriculum drawn shall include at least 30 hours of lectures, demonstrations, seminars etc. together with at-least 15 visits of two hours each.
|Theory Lectures (1 hour each)||Field visits (2 hours each)|
|Introduction to the subject PSM & Department||Visit of the hospital|
|Health: Definitions, concept and spectrum||Record section|
Presently this unit is looking after Bhavnagar , Amreli ,Junagadh and Surendranagar districts.
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