The Department of Community Medicine has state-of-the-art facilities for the training of undergraduate and postgraduate students. The department has been involved in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of health programs and activities in the local community
- The student should be able to apply the clinical skills to recognize and manage common community health problems including their physical, emotional and social aspects at the individual, family and community level and deal with public health emergencies.
- The student should realize the role of doctor as a team leader and be well aware of the physical, social, psychological, economic and environmental aspect of health and disease.
- Should be able to carry out research activities to identify health problems in the society and means to prevent or control them.
- He should able to interact & communicate efficiently and bring the necessary behavioral changes so as to improve & maintain the health of the members of the community.
ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE
Title “ACTION – 1 Trial – A65913 A Multicounty, Multi-Centre, two arm, parallel double blind, Placebo controlled, randomized trial of antenatal corticosteroids for women at risk of imminent birth in the early preterm period in health facilities in low resource setting to improve newborn outcomes”.Sponsored by WHO Duration July -2017 to Dec.2019 , Dr. M.R. Gudadinni, MD, Associate Professor
Title“ACTION-2 Trial – A A65916 A Multicounty, Multi-Centre, two arm, parallel double blind, Placebo controlled, randomized trial of antenatal corticosteroids for women at risk of imminent birth in the late preterm period in hospitals in low resource countries to improve newborn outcomes” Sponsored by WHO Duration July -2017 to Dec.2019, Project Coordinator: Dr. M.R. Gudadinni , MD: Associate Professor
Title “Early detection & treatment of PPH using the MOTIVE – Bundle” : A World Health Organization cluster randomized trial with health economic analysis (the E- MOTIVE Study), community based trial Funded by University of Burningham & Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Duration 2020 to 2023. Research Coordinator: Dr. M.R. Gudadinni MD, Associate Professor.
Title ““Prevention of Maternal & Neonatal Death/Infections with a single oral dose of Azithromycin in women in labour (in low – and middle – income countries): A Randomized controlled trial”, Duration November 2019 to November 2022. in International Research Funded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development & the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Research Coordinator Dr. M.R. Gudadinni MD, Associate Professor, Funded by University of Burningham & Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Duration 2020 to 2023,Research Coordinator: Dr. M.R. Gudadinni MD, Associate Professor
BLDE –Emory collaborative Research Project Title “Food Choice in Indian Households in the Context of the Nutrition Transition”, Funded by: “Drivers of Food Choice”(DFC) competitive grants programs by UK Governments Department for International development and Bill & Melinda Gates foundation and foundation and managed by University of South Carolina Arnold school of public health USA. Duration: 2 years 2018-2020, Research Coordinator: Dr. Shailaja S Patil, MD, Prof & HOD – Principal Investigators (Indian-PI), Dr. Solveig A. Cunningham, PhD M.Sc – Principle Investigators (Foreign PI)
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