Community Medicine

Doctors

Dr. Prathibha Dabas

Professor & HOD

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Dr. George P Jacob

Professor

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Dr. Kanniyan Binub

Associate Professor

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Dr. Premlal. K S

Associate Professor

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Dr. Krishnaraj. J S

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Sobin Sunny

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Remya Ramachandran

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Roshni S S

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Swathi C

Assistant Professor

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Ms. Jossy John

Assistant Professor

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Ms. Krishnaveni

Biostatistician

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About the Department

Community medicine as a discipline is a branch of medicine which deals with the study of health and disease in the population of defined communities in order to identify their health needs and to plan, implement and evaluate health programs to meet these needs. Community medicine is a new branch in medicine and sometimes considered synonymous with preventive and social medicine (PSM) and community health (CH). The primary objective of community medicine is the prevention of disease and promotion of health. It aims to provide comprehensive health services ranging from preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative services. This approach in community medicine is mainly derived from the older disciplines of public health and preventive medicine. Approach to community medicine involves the teaching and learning of various concepts, subjects and disciplines including determinants of health and disease, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, nutritional health, demography, occupational health, social sciences, health information and communication, health care management, health systems and organizations, primary health care, prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases, preventive obstetrics and paediatrics and national health programs. The faculty of the department undertakes quality teaching and skill-based training to students based on the prescribed curriculum incorporating traditional teaching

methods, community based learning, case studies, demonstrations, problem-based learning, projects, self-learning and innovative approaches. The department runs rural and urban health training centres and networks with government agencies, institutions and voluntary organizations to facilitate imparting of quality medical education and training to students, and to provide need-based community based health care services.

MISSION

Overall department mission

To promote health, prevent and manage the disease and maintain the health of the community through quality medical education, primary health care, outreach services and research

The mission of undergraduate teaching

To develop a well-rounded professional demonstrating knowledge and competence in primary health care, health promotion, disease prevention and its management and maintenance of the health of people.

Departmental Focus

Academics

Departmental Focus

  • To undertake quality teaching and skill based training to undergraduate students based on the prescribed curriculum incorporating traditional teaching methods, community based learning, case studies, demonstrations, projects, self-learning and innovative approaches.
  • To develop and maintain rural and urban health training centres and to network with government agencies, institutions and voluntary organizations for imparting quality medical education and training to students, and to provide need based community based health care services.
  • To undertake quality community health research.

Curriculum teaching objectives

After completion of undergraduate course, the medical graduate shall be able to:

  • Promote healthy living, nutrition and environment in the community, school and workplaces and advocate for elimination of personal and environmental hazards.
  • Provide patient-centric comprehensive primary health care including referral to specialized services while continuing care and responsibility.
  • Identify health-care needs of populations and population subgroups, undertake relevant interventions and evaluate the impact.
  • Use basic epidemiological principles in the investigation of diseases and outbreaks and apply health promotion and prevention of communicable and non communicable diseases prevalent in the country.
  • Contribute to national health system performance as a member of the public health team in the generation and efficient utilization of human and material resources for provision of health services.

Clinical

Community outreach clinics and health care

Community outreach clinics and health care The faculty and staff of the department engages in the activities of detection and management of diseases; health information, education and communication; health promotion and disease prevention; maternal and child health care at

  • The communities identified in the areas of rural health training centre (RHTC) at Chakkitapara and urban health training centre (UHTC), Koilandy
  • The clinics in the RHTC and UHTC
  • Outreach clinics in the tribal communities at Vilangad and Muthukad
  • Schools and anganawadi centres
  • Health camps in Kozhikode district
  • Patients are referred to MMCH from outreach centres for further management

Infrastructure

  • The Rural health centre at Chakkitapara
  • The Rural health training centre at Nandhi
  • The urban health training centre at Koilandy
  • Lecture gallery
  • Demonstration rooms
  • Museum with specimens and models
  • Library facility
  • Computer systems for data management
  • Vehicles for field visits and community health care
  • Research Lab

Publications

ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS

Dr.Ranganath B.G

1. Health Status of Tribal population in Kozhikode

2. Health status of Fishermen community in Kozhikode

3. Psychological status of high-risk contacts of Covid-19 under quarantine

Dr.Premlal K

1. Knowledge, attitude and practice regarding infant and young child feeding practices among mothers in Atholi Panchayath.

2. Knowledge, attitude and practice regarding immunization among mothers in and around Atholi Panhayath.

Dr.Krishnaraj

1. A cross-sectional study to evaluate the effectiveness of online teaching among the teaching staffs and students of a tertiary care centre in North Kerala.

2. Food handling hygiene knowledge, attitude and practice among canteen workers in a tertiary care centre, south Kerala.

Dr.Liby Mary Victor

1. Prevalence of Non-communicable disease in fisherman colony in Koyilandy

2. Assessment of physical activity among MBBS students at MMC, Calicut using IPAQ

3. Knowledge, Attitude and practice of COVID -19 infection among patients attending tertiary care centre, south Kerala.

PG RESEARCH PROJECTS

1. Study of mental health status for health care workers who had contact with Covid-19 patients at Malabar Medical College Hospital & Research Centre.

UG RESEARCH PROJECTS

Dr.Ranganath B.G

1. “Prevention of Covid-19 transmission - Development of an App to facilitate people with morbidity & disability& elderly people to access medical care”. Young Innovator’s program (YIP),Kerala Development & Innovation Strategic Council(K-DISC), Govt. of Kerala.

Dr.Premlal K

1. Cross sectional study of chronic sinusitis and associated risk factors among nasal septum deviation of Malabar medical college students

2. Study on Hearing impairment among medical students

3. Prevalence of cataract in patients attending ophthalmology outpatient department

Dr Beeson Thomas

1. A cross-sectional study is to determine the proportion of poor knowledge on the awareness and first aid measures of snakebite and its perceptions, in adults of 18 to 70 years age group visiting tertiary care centre in Kozhikode, South India during March 20201

2. ICMR STS PROJECT: A cross-sectional study to assess the prevalence of Uncomplicated Urinary tract infection among school-going children between the age group 9-14 years from their perspectives in schools of Payyanur block, North Kerala, during September 2020.

3. BPT STUDENTS: A cross-sectional study to describe various musculoskeletal dysfunction and nutritional status in security workers and canteen workers of 18-70 years of age working in a tertiary care centre , Kozhikode

INTERNS RESEARCH PROJECTS

Dr Beeson Thomas

1) A Cross-sectional study to assess the quality of work-life among staff nurses in a tertiary healthcare hospital in Kerala, South India during September- October 2020.

2) A cross-sectional study to assess knowledge, attitude and practice regarding the disease diabetes, to identify the various preventive levels failed in the health care system and advice patient regarding preventive measures, to develop IEC Information, Education and communication material

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3) A cross-sectional study to estimate the prevalence of dermatological problems in migrant workers in Kozhikode-Kerala during October 2019.

4) To assess the communication skills of interns and junior residents in a tertiary health care centre in Kozhikode –Kerala during September 2020

5) To assess the quality of sleep among interns in a tertiary health care centre in Kozhikode –Kerala during September 2020

6) A cross-sectional study to compare the effectiveness of online v/s traditional classes among undergraduates of tertiary medical college during the academic year 2020

Dr.Krishnaraj

1. A cross-sectional study to evaluate internet addiction among the medical students of a tertiary care centre, North Kerala.

2. Prevalence of needle stick injury among the medical staffs of a tertiary care centre, Calicut.

FACULTY No of Research Publication
Dr.Ranganath B.G 17
Dr.Bhosale Shankar Bapu 10
Dr.Premlal 8
Dr Kanniyan Binub 12
Dr Beeson Thomas 2
Dr.Liby Mary Victor 1
Ms.Jossy John 4

Publication of Faculty in the last 5 years

Dr.Ranganath B.G

1. Ranganath BG. Japanese Encephalitis Syndrome: Prevention and Control Strategies in India (Review article). J Clin Biomed Sci 2015;5:98-106.

2. Ranganath BG. Acute encephalitis syndrome in India – Japanese encephalitis, polluted water and malnutrition (Editorial). J Clin Biomed Sci 2015;5(2)

3. Latha Krishnamurthy, Ranganath BG, Shruthi MN, Mahesh Venkatesha. Menstrual hygiene practices and knowledge among high school girls in rural Kolar. Nat J Com Med 2016;7(9):754-58.

4. Ranganath BG. Progress in lymphatic filariasis elimination – A review. J Clin Biomed Sci 2016;6(2)

5. Ananyalakshmi, Ranganath BG. Improved coverage and compliance to anti-filarial drugs in the ninth round of MDA campaign at Raichur district. J Clin Biomed Sci 2016;6(4):125-30.

6. ShashikanthKiragi,Ranganath BG. Craniofacial anthropometric measurements of selected communities in Kolar region. Jr of Ana Soc of Kar 2017;66: S34.

7. Naresh Kumar SJ, Ranganath BG. Awareness on causes and transmission of malaria in rural Kolar of southern India: a comparative study. Int J Community Med Public Health 2018;5(7):2802-06.


Dr.Bhosale Shankar Bapu

1. Bhosale SB, Jadhav SL, Singru SA, Banerjee A. Behavioral surveillance survey regarding human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome among high school and junior college students. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology. 2010 Jan 1;76(1):33.

2. N.N. Gujar, P.G. Chougule, S. Bhosale , H. Mane, S.B. Paighan, V. Balachandran. Long-Term Results of Simple Closure of Perforated Duodenal Ulcer in the Era of Proton Pump Inhibitor and Anti-H.Pylori Therapy. The Internet Journal of Surgery. 2012 Volume 28 Number 3. DOI: 10.5580/2bfc

3. Singru S, Debnath D, Bhosale SB, Pandve H, Fernandez K. Study of knowledge, attitude and practices regarding dengue in the urban and rural field practice area of a tertiary care teaching hospital in Pune, India. Medical Journal of Dr. DY Patil University. 2013 Oct 1;6(4):374.

4. Bhosale S, Tripathi S, Fernandez K. Knowledge attitude and practices regarding hepatitis' B'among class IV hospital workers of tertiary care teaching hospital in Pune, India. Medical Journal of Dr. DY Patil University. 2014 Jan 1;7(1):96-.

5. Singru SA, Bhosale SB. Oats: Prospects and Challenges in India. Editorial. Al Ameen J Med Sci 2015; 8(1) :1-2

6. Bhosale S, Singru SA, Khismatrao D. Study of psychosocial problems among adolescent students in Pune, India. Al Ameen Journal medical sciences. 2015:150-5.

7. Singru SA, Bhosale SB, Kundap R. Some issues in vaccination scene in India. Letter to Editor.Al Ameen J Med Sci 2015; 8(4) :311-312

8. Bhosale S, Pawar AT, Durgesh KK. Healthcare-seeking behavior among diabetic patients in Kozhikode, Kerala. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health. 2017 Oct 1;6(10):1524-8.

9. Mutalik AV, Bhosale SB, Pawar AT. Risk assessment of type 2 diabetes mellitus among fisherman community in Beypore area of Kozhikode. International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health. 2017 Sep;4(9):3196.

10.Pawar AT, Bhosale S, Kumar D. Tobacco use and health: Case control study in rural Kerala. Nat J.of Research in Community Medicine,Oct-Dec 2017;6(4)1-5


Dr.K.S.Premlal

1. Haridas H, Premlal KS, Sruthi M. A Study on Dental Caries and Risk Factors for Non Communicable Diseases among Undergraduate Medical Students of Palakkad District, Kerala. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development. 2020 Aug 31;11(8):44-9

2. Premlal KS, Sruthi MV. Dental caries and dietary habits among undergraduate medical students from Palakkad district, Kerala.International Journal of Scientific Research. Volume-9 | Issue-5 | May-2020.

3. Dr.Midhun. M, Dr.Premlal. K.S A Study to Evaluate the Neurological Manifestations in HIV Patients International Journal of Scientific Research Volume-8 | Issue -5 | May-2019

4. EnnazhiyilSV, Ramakrishnan P, Akshara V, Premlal K, Chitra S, Benjamin W, Nagalingam S. Effects of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus on Umbilical Cord Morphology: A Comparative Study. Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research. 2019 Jul 1;13(7).

5. Dr.Vasantkumar VBhanushali,Dr. K.S. Premlal,Dr.Vinu. E. Prevalence of Hypertension and its Risk Factors Among Adult Population – A Hospital Based Cross Sectional Study. International Journal of Scientific Research. Volume-8 | Issue-3 | March-2019

6. Vinu, K.S. Premlal,SaranyaNagalingam. "A cross sectional study on pattern and associated risk factors of musculoskeletal morbidities among government bus drivers in Mangalore, Karnataka." International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health,Vol 5, No 12 (2018)

7. Premlal KS, Bhanushali VV, Nagalingam S. A cross sectional study to evaluate the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among college students aged 18-25 years in and around Calicut. International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health. 2018 Jul;5(7):2829.

8. Arumugam B, Premlal KS, Nagalingam S. Prevalence of overweight and obesity among college going students at Kancheepuram town, Tamil Nadu. International Journal of Preventive and public health sciences. 2015 Nov 30;1(6):15-9.


Dr.Kanniyan Binub

1. Nayar KR, Koya SF, Ramakrishnan V, Rao AP, Libu GK, Binub K, Ali A, Abdulla MC, Gopinathan M, Ebrahim SH. Call to avert acceleration of COVID-19 from India’s Sabarimala pilgrimage of 25 million devotees. Journal of Travel Medicine. 2020 Sep 5.

2. Binub K, Ali A. COVID-19: Kerala Experience. Kerala Medical Journal. 2020 May 22;13(2):86–8.

3. Nizar A, Haveri SP, Binub K, Ishaque S, Sasi ST, Venugopal AK. Investigation of hepatitis A outbreak in a municipality in Northern Kerala. Int J Community Med Public Health 2020;7:3414-9.

4. Gopalamenon N, Binub K, Ramachandran R. Exclusive breastfeeding and infection amongst children in Northern Kerala. Int J Community Med Public Health 2020;7:528-31.

5. Binub K. Burnout among health professionals in a tertiary medical college of northern Kerala, India. Int J Community Med Public Health 2019;6:229- 33

6. Binub K. Prevalence of burnout and its correlates among medicos of Malappuram district. Indian Journal of Forensic and Community Medicine. 2019 Jan;6(1):6-9

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7. Binub K. Medicos: Knowledge and attitude on Nipah at Malappuram district, India. IJCMPH. 2019 Jan 24;6:784-8.

8. Mathew SI. Binub K STUDY OF ALTERED GLUCOSE LEVELS IN CASES OF ACUTE ISCHEMIC STROKE AND ITS EFFECT ON PROGNOSIS. International Journal of Medical and Biomedical Studies. 2019 Sep 18;3(9).

9. Mathew S, Chacko S, Philip T,Sharma RN, Binub K. Platelet count splenic diameterratio as predictor for esophagealvarices in patientswith cirrhosis: a diagnostic evaluation study. Int JRes Med Sci 2019;7:4535-8.

10.Ramani PN, Sreeraj V, Binub K. Prevalence of multiple myeloma and its complication in a tertiary medical college at Calicut district, India. Int J Res Med Sci 2019;7:3138-42.

11.Sreeraj V, Binub K. Clinical profile of multiple myeloma in a tertiary medical college northern Kerala, India. IP International Journal of Medical Paediatrics and Oncology. 2019 Jul 15;5(2):58-61.

12.Binub K “Substance abuse amongmedical students in a medical college at Northern Kerala.International Journal of CurrentResearch, 10, (12), 76668- 76670.


Dr. Beeson Thomas

1. David KV, Pricilla RA, Thomas B. Meningococcal meningitis C in Tamil Nadu, public health perspectives. Journal of family medicine and primary care. 2014 Oct;3(4):438.

2. Dharmaraju N, Mauleshbhai SS, Arulappan N, Thomas B, Marconi DS, Paul SS, Mohan VR. Household food security in an urban slum: Determinants and trends. Journal of family medicine and primary care. 2018 Jul;7(4):819.


Dr.Liby Mary Victor

1. Victor LM, Karunakaran U. Depression and associated factors among students studying in higher secondary schools in North Kerala. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences. 2018 Aug 27;7(35):3894-9


Ms.Jossy John

1. John J, Nath K. Prevalence and factors associated to depression among geriatric population in a rural area of Kanyakumari district Tamil Nadu. International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health. 2019;6(2):804.

2. Vidhya V, John J. Awareness and Practises on Biomedical Waste Management among the Health Care Workers in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Kanyakumari District. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences. 2018;7(12):2779-2785.

3. Nath K, John J. Knowledge of Menstrual Hygiene among Adolescent Girls in a Rural Area of Kanyakumari District of Tamilnadu. International Journal of Preventive, Curative & Community Medicine. 2019;05(01):22-27.

4. Nath K, John J. Menstrual Hygiene Practices among Adolescent Girls in a Rural Area of Kanyakumari District of Tamilnadu. Indian Journal of Youth & Adolescent Health. 2019;6(1):8-14.


RESEARCH PROJECTS

1-Ongoing Research Projects

2-PG Research Projects

3-UG Research Projects

4-Interns Research Projects

1-ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS

Dr.Ranganath B.G

1. Health Status of Tribal population in Kozhikode

2. Health status of Fishermen community in Kozhikode

3. Psychological status of high-risk contacts of Covid-19 under quarantine

Dr.Premlal K

1. Knowledge, attitude and practice regarding infant and young child feeding practices among mothers in AtholiPanchayath.

2. Knowledge, attitude and practice regarding immunization among mothers in and around AtholiPanhayath.

Dr.Krishnaraj

1. A cross-sectional study to evaluate the effectiveness of online teaching among the teaching staffs and students of a tertiary care centre in North Kerala.

2. Food handling hygiene knowledge, attitude and practice among canteen workers in a tertiary care centre, south Kerala.

Dr.Liby Mary Victor

1. Prevalence of Non-communicable disease in fisherman colony in Koyilandy

2. Assessment of physical activity among MBBS students at MMC, Calicut using IPAQ

3. Knowledge, Attitude and practice of COVID -19 infection among patients attending tertiary care centre, south Kerala.

PG RESEARCH PROJECTS

1. Study of mental health status for health care workers who had contact with Covid-19 patients at Malabar Medical College Hospital & Research Centre.

UG RESEARCH PROJECTS

Dr.Ranganath B.G

1. “Prevention of Covid-19 transmission - Development of an App to facilitate people with morbidity & disability& elderly people to access medical care”. Young Innovator’s program (YIP),Kerala Development & Innovation Strategic Council(K-DISC), Govt. of Kerala.

Dr.Premlal K

1. Cross sectional study of chronic sinusitis and associated risk factors among nasal septum deviation of Malabar medical college students

2. Study on Hearing impairment among medical students

3. Prevalence of cataract in patients attending ophthalmology outpatient department

Dr Beeson Thomas

1. A cross-sectional study is to determine the proportion of poor knowledge on the awareness and first aid measures of snakebite and its perceptions, in adults of 18 to 70 years age group visiting tertiary care centre in Kozhikode, South India during March 20201

2. ICMR STS PROJECT: A cross-sectional study to assess the prevalence of Uncomplicated Urinary tract infection among school-going children between the age group 9-14 years from their perspectives in schools of Payyanur block, North Kerala, during September 2020.

3. BPT STUDENTS: A cross-sectional study to describe various musculoskeletal dysfunction and nutritional status in security workers and canteen workers of 18-70 years of age working in a tertiary care centre , Kozhikode

INTERNS RESEARCH PROJECTS

Dr Beeson Thomas

1) A Cross-sectional study to assess the quality of work-life among staff nurses in a tertiary healthcare hospital in Kerala, South India during September- October 2020.

2) A cross-sectional study to assess knowledge, attitude and practice regarding the disease diabetes, to identify the various preventive levels failed in the health care system and advice patient regarding preventive measures, to develop IEC Information, Education and communication material.

3) A cross-sectional study to estimate the prevalence of dermatological problems in migrant workers in Kozhikode-Kerala during October 2019.

4) To assess the communication skills of interns and junior residents in a tertiary health care centre in Kozhikode –Kerala during September 2020

5) To assess the quality of sleep among interns in a tertiary health care centre in Kozhikode –Kerala during September 2020

6) A cross-sectional study to compare the effectiveness of online v/s traditional classes among undergraduates of tertiary medical college during the academic year 2020

Dr.Krishnaraj

1. A cross-sectional study to evaluate internet addiction among the medical students of a tertiary care centre, North Kerala.

2. Prevalence of needle stick injury among the medical staffs of a tertiary care centre, Calicut.

Other Activities

OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

1-Health Checkup Camps/Medical Camps :

2-Health Surveys/Household Surveys: Areas Covered Under Surveys: Chakkitapara, Koilandy, Nandi, Muthukad, Panangad, Food Handlers Survey Mmch, Leprosy Detection Camp At MMCH

3- School Health Services :

4-NCD(Noncommunicable Diseases) / Preventive Clinics/ Screening Camps/IDSP(Integrated Diseases Surveillance Project )

5- Nutritional And Health Assessment For Under-five Children

6-Health Education-I EC Activity (Information, Education And Communication )

7-AIDS Day Awareness Programme 2021                                 View Report

8- Balussery Taluk Health Fitness Camp - 8th January 2022  View Report

9- Activities during March and April 2022  View

ACHIEVEMENTS

STUDENT RESEARCH PROJECTS(2019-2020)

Harshitha H(2018 BATCH) 4th Term Medical student ICMR STS Short Term Studentship Program (STS-2020).
Sreehari Suresh, Aswin Gopi, Sruthi VP, Rajasree Baburaj, DevisreeVK and (2019 Batch)First Year Medical students YIP(Young Innovator’s Programme) Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council