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Community Medicine


About the Department & Subject teaching

Goal: The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in Community Medicine is to prepare them to function as community and first level physicians.

Objectives: During the training, students should acquire knowledge and skills so that they can practice community medicine after graduation. On completion of training, student is expected to acquire the following knowledge and skills

  1. Understanding of physical, social, psychological, economic and environmental determinants of health and diseases,
  2. Ability to recognize and manage common health problems at individual, family and community level, especially in the context of National Health Programs,
  3. Knowledge of reproductive and child health with regards to national health care priorities and ability to Implement and monitor National health programs in the primary care setting,
  4. Ability to recognize, investigate, report and manage community health problems and emergencies,
  5. Promotion of health and prevention & cure of diseases.

Training of Community Medicine will be undertaken during pre-clinical (Phase I), para clinical (Phase II) and Clinical (Phase III) phases which correspond to Semesters I & II (Phase I), III & IV (phase II) and VI & VII semesters (phase III) of the MBBS course.

Department: It is located on the 3rd floor in main college building and equipped with 2 demonstration rooms, 1 museum, 1 departmental library, both UG & PG research labs and office space for all teaching and non-teaching staff. Department has 3 PHCs namely Rancharda, Saij and Mokasan (all in district Gandhinagar) and UHC Ognaj (in Ahmedabad City) identified for training of medical students. Of these, Rancharda PHC has been identified and developed as RHTC. Department is also committed to improving the quality of health services in these Centres with the help of its staff including a dedicated LMO  and paramedical staff, posted at RHTC and UHTC.

Training in the subject is imparted through lectures, field visits, tutorials, practicals and demonstrations. In addition to this, department undertakes 3 community postings (of total 12 weeks duration) during III, IV, VI & VII semesters; wherein rapid community survey, family/case study, IMNCI training, mini projects, visits to various social, medical and health institutions, visits to PHC (RHTC), UHTC and their allied agencies are conducted, among other things.

In addition to the routine training of students, department also organizes events for students.

Evaluation: Department has a robust system of formative and summative evaluation, which is in accordance to the Medical Council of India and the Gujarat University. University examination is held at the end of VII semester along with the subjects of Ophthalmology and ENT. Internal evaluations are done regularly at the end of II, IV, VI and VII semesters; their marks are added to the marks obtained by students during university examinations as internal marks. Further we do share the feedback of these examinations with parents (especially for those who are poorly performing).

Activities: Various activities such as observance of important public health days, multi specialties OPD, family surveys with follow up visits and other operational research; are being carried out in these centers. Department organized the State level conference for 2015 and had active participation in hosting the Annual National Conference held in Gandhinagar in January 2016. Medical quiz for the UG students is held every year on the occasion of World Health day. We also encourage the students to apply for research projects under agencies like ICMR. In 2015 proposals of two of our students got the ICMR approval and they finished the research successfully.

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Staff Information
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1 Dr Rajesh Mehta Professor & Head View
2 Dr. Nikesh Agrawal Associate Professor View
3 Dr. Rashmi Sharma Associate Professor View
4 Dr. Manish Rana Assistant Professor View
5 Dr. Prakash Prajapati Assistant Professor View
6 Dr. Shailesh Prajapati Assistant Professor View
7 Dr. Vaishali Mehariya Assistant Professor (UHTC In Charge) View
8 Dr. Gneyaa S. Bhatt Assistant Professor (RHTC In Charge) View
9 Dr. Harsh Bakshi Assistant Professor (Epid) View
10 Mr. Nirav K. Bapat Assistant Professor (Stat) View
11 Dr. Parita Patel Tutor View
12 Dr. Brijesh Patel Tutor View
13 Dr. Sanju A Gajjar Tutor View
14 Dr Nirmika Patel Tutor View
15 Dr. Roshni Dave LMO (Lady Medical Officer) View
16 Dr Azbah Humaira Pirzada LMO (Lady Medical Officer) View
Staff Attendance
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Subject Curriculum
For report writing of Rapid Survey & Family Survey
RDA for Indians
Ready reckoner for RDA and Balanced Diet
Presentation Format
Format to be used for presentation of Clinico Social study
Clinico Social study format
Guide for Clinical Social Study
RHS September 2019 Data Entry form
NHRR Doctor Census
Information of All faculties from Department of Community Medicine Department
RHS September 2019 Questionnaire
Rapid Household Survey Questionnaire
RHS September 2019 Datasheet
Excel with data in 2 seperate sheets for analysis of RHS
Monthly Teaching Schedule
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Students Notes
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1 Evaluation of Universal Immunization Programme in Rural Tamil Nadu (Kancheepuram District) Jha Ranjit K, Gopalakrishnan S, Ajitha K, Kuberan D, Rana M, Kiran M. Indian Journal of Maternal & Child Health. 2010, 12 (3); 1-9. 24/01/2016 Download
2 Utilization of Maternal Health care Services in Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu Jha Ranjit K, Gopalakrishnan S, Ajitha K, Kuberan D, Rana M, Kiran M. Indian Journal of Maternal & Child Health. 2010, 12 (4); 1-7. 24/01/2016 Download
3 Animal Bite Management Practices: Study at Three Municipal Corporation Hospitals of Ahmedabad. Vyas S, Gupta K, Bhatt G, Tiwari H. National Journal of Community Medicine; 2010; 1 (2); 75-78 24/01/2016 Download
4 Prevalence of Clinical Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD) amongst Preschool going children in Rural Areas of Kancheepuram District (Tamil Nadu) Jha Ranjit K, Gopalakrishnan S, Mohanraj K, Ajitha K, Rana M, Kumar G. Indian Journal of Maternal & Child Health. 2011, 13 (1); 1-10. 24/01/2016 Download
5 A cost analysis of deliveries conducted in various health care settings in a city of India. Vyas S, Bhatt G, Gupta K, Tiwari H. IAPSM Healthline, 2011, 2 (1); 61-64 24/01/2016 Download
6 Presentation and complications among the malaria death cases from municipal corporation hospitals & civil hospital of Ahmedabad during the year 2007. Vyas S, Bhatt G, Gupta K, Tiwari H. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 2011, 4 (2); 81-85 24/01/2016 Download
7 A case study on use of modified Delphi technique for developing consensus on designing contents of a module for imparting sex education to adolescents in school, In India. Saxena D, Kumar P, Rana M, Shah H. Global Jour. Medical & Pub. Health, 2012, 1 (3); 3 – 7. 24/01/2016 Download
8 Violation of Ethics in HPV vaccination study in India. Saxena D, Rana M. Journal of Royal Society of Medicine, June 2012;105:250—262 24/01/2016 Download
9 Epidemiological study of MDR TB cases registered under RNTCP of Ahmedabad city. Bhatt G, Vyas S, Trivedi K. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 2012, 59 (1); 18-27 24/01/2016 Download
10 Validity and Reliability of Haemoglobin Colour Scale and its Comparison with Validity of Clinical Signs in Diagnosing Anaemia in Pregnancy. Bala DV, Vyas S, Shukla A, Tiwari H, Bhatt G, Gupta K. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. 2012, 18 (7); 749-54 24/01/2016 Download
11 Evaluation of National Immunization Day (NID) Activities Under Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization Program (IPPI) Feb 2012 in Central Gujarat, India. Rana M, Gajjar S, Sharma R, Sinha A, Chudasama B, Kumar P. Nat. J Community Med. 2012; 3(4):720-4. 24/01/2016 Download
12 Study on validity of a rapid diagnostic test kit versus light microscopy for malaria diagnosis in Ahmedabad city, India. S. Vyas, B. Puwar, V. Patel, G. Bhatt, S. Kulkarni, M. Fancy. EMHJ, 2014; 20 (4): 236-241 24/01/2016 Download
13 Introducing Concept of Thematic Village Health and Nutrition Day in Gujarat State- An Experience towards a Step Forward. Gaonkar N, Bhatt Gneyaa, Puwar T, Vasishtha S. IAPSM Healthline, Jan - June 2014; 5 (1) : 61-65 24/01/2016 Download
14 Profile of Infant deaths: Study of Three Years’ Data at Rural Health Training Centre of AMC MET Medical College, Ahmedabad. Gneyaa Bhatt, Sheetal Vyas, Bansi Davda, Mihir Goswami, Meenal Patel. IAPSM Healthline, Jan - June 2014; 5 (1) : 49-52 24/01/2016 Download
15 Polio Eradication in India: New initiatives in sanitation Sukla P, Sharma KD, Rana M, Zaidi SHN. . Indian Jounal of Community Health. 2013; 25(1): 74-76. 24/01/2016 Download
16 Item and test analysis to identify quality multiple choice questions (MCQS) from an assessment of medical students of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Gajjar S, Sharma R, Kumar P, Rana M. Indian J Community Med 2014;39:17-20. 24/01/2016 Download
17 MR/ MMR vaccine in measles control: A case of missed opportunity. Sharma K D, Rana M. Indian J Community Med 2014;39:49-50. 24/01/2016 Download
18 A Qualitative Study on Self-Medication Practices in Urban Settings of Jamnagar, Gujarat Patel P, Solanki D, Patel N. Int J Res Med. 2013; 2(3); 38-41 24/01/2016 Download
19 Nutritional and morbidity profile of children aged 2-5 years attending Anganwadi at urban slum areas of Jamnagar city Patel P, Dindod S. IJSR; November 2013; 2(11); 385-387 24/01/2016 Download
20 Pattern of Suicidal Deaths in Females of South Gujarat Region. Pankaj P, Shailesh P, Anil P, Vishrut J, Namrata P. National Journal Of Medical Research. 2012;2 (1); 31-34 24/01/2016 Download
21 Assessment of knowledge and skills of Counselling among link workers of link Workers’ scheme for HIV/AIDS in rural areas Of Surat district. Desai B, Parmar R, Kosambiya JK, Solanky P, Prajapati S, Kantharia SL. National Journal of Community Medicine. 2012; 3(2); 348-351 24/01/2016 Download
22 Are care takers of link worker’s scheme of HIV/ AIDS knowledgeable youth? Assessment study of link workers scheme in Surat district. Parmar R, Desai B, Kosambiya JK, Solanky P, Prajapati S, Kantharia SL. NJMR; 2012; 2(2);173-175 24/01/2016 Download
23 A study on measurements and indices of human scapula at Jamnagar Medical College. Singal G, Rathod H, Patel A, Modi P, Prajapati S, Parmar R. Int J Res Med. 2013; 2(1);66-69 24/01/2016 Download
24 Ear print recognization in forensic science. Bansal A, Bansal R, Prajapati S, Prajapati P. Int J Res Med. 2013; 2(2);154-157 24/01/2016 Download
25 A cross sectional study to determine the prevalence of computer related health problems among students of information technology in various college of Surat city. Bansal A, Bansal R, Prajapati S, Prajapati P. Int J Res Med. 2013; 2(2);45-49 24/01/2016 Download
26 Study of relation between motor nerve conduction velocity and height in healthy individual. Patel A, Sanghavi S, Joshi R, Patel B, Harkhani J, Joshi S. IJBAP, 2013, 2(1), 114-117 24/01/2016 Download
27 Validation of the Vitamin A supplementation data reported under Health Management Information System by the Primary Health Centres of rural Vadodara. Patel SV, Bakshi HN, Mazumdar VS, et al. RRJoI, 2014, 4(2), 12-19 24/01/2016 Download
28 Study of services provided to beneficiaries of Chiranjeevi Yojana in urban slum of Ahmedabad city of Gujarat. Vaishali K Mehariya, Jay K Sheth, D V Bala. NJCM, 2015, Jan-March, 6(1) 24/01/2016 Download
29 Twin load of Hypertension and Diabetes aong adults Community based study from ammu & Kashmir, India Rehman S, Kadri SM, Kausar R Sharma R. Int J Res Med Sci; 2014; 2; 139-44 24/01/2016 Download
30 Validation of the Post Natal Care health data reported under Health Management Information System by the Primary Health Centres of rural Vadodara, Gujarat Patel SV, Bakshi HN, Zalavadiya D, Kotecha PV. IJCP, March 2015, 25(10), 947-57 24/01/2016 Download
31 Validation of the Immunization data reported under Health Management Information System by the Primary Health Centres of rural Vadodara, Gujarat Patel SV, Bakshi HN, Mazumdar VS, Kotecha PV. JHM, 2015, 17(2), 154-62 24/01/2016 Download
32 Immunization coverage in Rural and Urban field practice areas of a Medical College of Gujarat BHatt G, Mahariya V, Dave R, Mahavadiya M, Rana M, Sharma R, Kumar P. NJCM, 2015, 6(2), 398-404 24/01/2016 Download
33 Exploring hidden epidemic of hypertension and diabetes in catchment areas of RHTC & UHTC of GMERS Medical College, Sola, Ahmedabad through camp approach Sharma R, Bhatt G, Mahariya V, Rana M, Kumar P. Healthline, 2015, 6(2), 49-53 25/01/2016 Download
34 A study to determine factors affecting the adherence to ART among the patients attending ART centre, New Civil Hospital Surat, India Prajapati S, Kantharia SL, Verma M, Shah H, Kumar P. Int J Res Med, 2015, 4(3), 1-7 25/01/2016 Download
35 Impact Evaluation of Domains of Learning on Universal Work Precautions (UWP) Amongst Nursing Staff in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Western India Rashmi Sharma, Pradeep Kumar, Brijesh Patel, Sanju Gajjar 18/12/2018 Download
36 Evaluation of Skill-oriented Training on Enhanced Syndromic Case Management (ESCM) of Reproductive Tract Infections / Sexually Transmitted Infections (RTI/STIs) of Care Providers from Three-tier Health-care System of Gujarat Rashmi Sharma, Shailesh Prajapati, Brijesh Patel, Pradeep Kumar 18/12/2018 Download
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