About Community Medicine
Community Medicine ( Preventive and social medicine) , a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention of diseases and promotion of Health. The goal of the teaching in community medicine to medical students is to prepare them as a competent, knowledgeable and skillful community and first level physicians.
The department was established since inception of Medical College Bhavnagar in the year 1995. Dr. (Major) A.R.N. Setalvad was first Professor & Head of the department.
Main Deliverables of Department
- Community medicine teaching, training and assessment of Undergraduate (MBBS) and postgraduate (MD and Diploma) students
- Epidemiology and Biostatistics resource center for faculty and students of government medical college, bhavnagar
- Capacity building of Health personnel- Faculty members are resource persons for training on Prevention and control of vector borne diseases, Immunization Management, Cold chain system, Prevention and control of Non communicable diseases, Integrated management of neonatal and childhood illness (IMNCI), Field Epidemiology training programme, Reserch methodology and Medical education technology (
NINAD oration Award to Dr. 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
Latest MCI Undergraduate syllabus of community medicine