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Community Medicine

Department Of Community Medicine

1. Introduction: Community Medicine earlier known as Department of Preventive and Social Medicine (PSM) is the branch of medicine concerned with the health of populations. Community  physicians are involved in implementing the disease prevention programs, assessing the community health needs, managing the healthcare teams and doing advocacy for health promoting policies besides diagnosing and treating the diseases.

Provision of comprehensive health care to all members of the community is one of the major responsibilities of Community Medicine.

2. Academics

      Department of Community Medicine has been training undergraduates from the inception of  HIMS , HASSAN and Postgraduates from 2014.

    A. Undergraduate training includes-

             Medical-MBBS

             Paramedical Disciplines :

             Diploma in Health Inspector (DHI)

             Diploma  in Medical Records Technology (DMRT)

             Mid Level Health Providers (MLHP) Certificate Course

             Epidemiology And Biostatistics Classes for   BSc AND MSc nursing students

    B. Postgraduate training- MD in Community Medicine 

Public health Training: students are not only taught on the principles and concepts of community health but also given field level training at Urban And Rural Health Training Centers attached To HIMS, Hassan.

 

 3. Services provided:

         a.Anti rabies clinic (ARC); Dog bite wound management and vaccination against rabies

         b.Immunization clinic: Providing Vaccination and counseling services for all pregnant and under five children against vaccine preventable diseases

         c.Community based Palliative care services in association with Local NGO

 

4. Faculty and staff:

Sl.No

Name of Teaching Staff

Designation

01

Dr.Venkatesh  G.M

Professor and Head

02

Dr.Praveen  G

Associate Professor

03

Dr.Thejeshwari  H.L

Associate Professor

04

Dr.Siddharam S. Metri

Assistant Professor

05

Dr.Sumana  M

Assistant Professor

06

Dr.Sreelatha  C.Y

Assistant Professor

07

Dr.Anjan Sriranga

Assistant Professor

08

Dr. Pavithra P

Assistant Professor

09

Mr.M.Lakshmi Narayana

Assistant Professor/

Statistician

10

Mr. R.Vijaykumar

MSW

11

Mrs.Nischithakumari

MSW

 

 

 

 5. RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:

        a. On Going

         1.High resolution genome based tracing of anti-microbial resistant Escherichia coli in pork production chain to identify the critical control points: A ONE HEALTH SYSTEM STUDY

         2.Effectiveness of community based palliative care in terminally ill cancer patients of Hassan district : A cluster randomized study

         3.Prevalence of nutritional anemia and barriers to implement Weekly Iron Folic Acid Programme (WIFS) among rural adolescents.

         4.Impact of supplementary nutrition on rural lactating woman of Hassan district-an interim evaluation

 

         b. Completed(Funded Projects)

SL NO

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

FUNDING AGENCY

YEAR

1

IMPACT OF GROWING TOBACCO ON THE HEALTH AND LIVELIHOOD OF TOBACCO FARMERS IN HASSAN DISTRICT

 

State Anti Tobacco Cell through District Tobacco Control Cell, Hassan Under National Tobacco Control Program)

March 2019 to May 2019

2.

 

PREVALENCE OF IODINE DEFICIENCY DISORDERS AMONG 6– 12 YEAR OLD CHILDREN OF HASSAN DISTRICT

NIDDCP Through the Deputy Director (Nutrition), Department of Health and Family Welfare, Hassan

 February 2019 to August 2019

3.

 

EARLY DETECTION OF ORAL CANCER AMONG THE GENERAL POPULATION IN  HASSAN DISTRICT

State Anti Tobacco Cell through District Tobacco Control Cell, Hassan

Under National Tobacco Control Program)

 April 2019 to August 2019

  

FUNDED PROJECTS FROM DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE DURING 2019-2020

 

6. Publications

A. On Non Communicable Diseases

1. Kudachi H, Gonibeedu V, Ramappa S, Muniswamy S. Comparative study of diabetic self-care management “educational intervention among family members on diabetic individuals”, in rural field      practicing area, a cluster randomization study.Int J Community Med Public Health 2020;7:3160-5

2. Sumana M, Kudachi H, Sundar M. Prediction of risk of development of type 2 diabetes mellitus using Indian diabetic risk score in rural areas of Hassan. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health. 2018 Feb 24;5(3):948-52.

3. Gonibeedu V, Kakileti V. Quantitative Study of Factors Associated With Breast Cancer among Women Reporting To a Tertiary Care Hospital in Karnataka. Natl J Community Med 2020;11(6):244-247

4.Venkatesh, G. M.; Sundar, M Breast Cancer Screening: Are ‘At Risk Population’ Known by Public Health Nurse Practitioners?.Indian Journal of Public Health Research &Development . Jan2020, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p369-373. 5p.

5. KJ Subhashini, G Praveen -An era of digital slavery: a study on internet addiction among professional college students of Hassan, Karnataka. Int J Community Med Public Health, 2018

6. Subhashini K J, Praveen G. Assessment of Depression among Adolescent Students of Government Medical and Engineering Colleges, Hassan, Karnataka. National Journal of Community Medicine 9 (4), 260-26

7. G Praveen, Subhashini KJ. Assessment of magnitude and determinants of overweight and obesity among school going adolescents of rural field practice area of the medical college, Hassan, Karnataka. International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine 2 (3), 186-192

8. Sundar M, Urs HSR. Community-based cross-sectional assessment of depression among geriatric population. J. Evid. Based Med. Healthc. 2018; 5(5), 453-456. DOI: 10.18410/jebmh/2018/91

9. Subhashini KJ, Praveen G, Sundar M.Assessment of Depression among AdolescentStudents of Government Medicaland Engineering Colleges, Hassan,Karnataka. Natl J Community Med 2018; 9(4): 260-265

 

B.On Maternal and Child Health

10. Venkatesh GM, Janardhan HL. Determinants of BCG Vaccine Wastage: An Effort towards Vaccine Security. Int J  Preven  Curat  Comm  Med 2019; 5(2): 10-14

11. Thejeshwari hl, poornima s khot, kumar k, prasanna kumar, sunder m. A cross sectionalstudy on outborn neonate refferal pattern and factors influencing the neonatal outcomes among the outborn neonates admitted to sick newborn care units of government teaching hospital. International journal of community medicine and public health februrary 2020 vol 7 issue 2 pp 499-504

12. Javaregowda SK, Govindagowda P, Krishna CT, Varadaraju S. A community based study to determine the prevalence of infertility and associated socio demographic factors in rural area of Mandya district of Karnataka. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health. 2019 May 27;6(6):2444-8.

 C. On Nutrition

13. KJ Subhashini G. Praveen. Assessment of the Nutritional Status and Determinants of Malnutrition among School Going Adolescents in the Rural Field Practice Area of the Medical College, Hassan, Karnataka. International Journal of TROPICAL DISEASE & Health 40 (2), 1-13

D. On Communicable Diseases

14. M. Venkatesh1 , C.R. Hiraniah2 , M. Sundar3. Animal Bite Surveillance Data Quality at Primary Health Centres of Hassan District . Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, September 2019, Vol. 10, No. 9. P24-27

15. G Praveen, K J Subhashini*, Siddharam S Metri. Assessment of compliance to anti-rabies vaccination of post exposure prophylaxis among animal bite cases reporting to dedicated anti rabies clinic of a tertiary care hospital. MedPulse International Journal of Community Medicine 11 (3), 48-53

16. Praveen Gowda, Subhashini K. J.*, Siddharam S. Metri. Study of demographic profile of animal bite cases and management practices in a dedicated anti rabies clinic of a tertiary care hospital, Hassan, Karnataka. International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health 6 (11), 4816-4821

17. Reddy KR, Sundar M, Venkatesh R, Hirannaiah CR. Assessment of barriers and constraints Involved in Early Dog bite case reporting and Management Under Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), Hassan (Karnataka). Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development. 2019;10(5):155-60.

18. Sreelatha CY Sumana M, Sundar M Anjan Sreeranga, Pavithra P. Prevalence of symptoms of reproductive tract infections among married reproductive age group women in selected rural areas of Hassan Karnataka India Int  J Community Med Public Health o 2017 :4: 206-210

 

E. On Disability

19. Thejeshwari hl, poornima s khot siddharam s metri sunder m. Assessment of pattern of disability certificates issued in a government tertiary care hospital of karnataka south india – a three year study. National journal of community medicine december 2019 vol 10 issue 12 pp 673-677

20. Thejeshwari hl, poornima s khot siddharam s metri Comparing the unmet needs of  rural and urban disabled adolescents in Hassan district—in press

21. Vishwanath D, 2 Venkatesh G M, 1 Impanashree K.Y, 1 prajwal h.d.a retrospective study of poisoning cases autopsied in the mortuary of a tertiary care hospital .j-simla vol. 12, no 2, September 2020

 

7. CONTINUDED MEDICAL EDUCATION / WORKSHOPs Organized by the Department:

a. STATE LEVEL Research Methodology Work Shop –Aug 12th to 14th of  2015

b. WORLD HEALTH DAY: Let’s Beat DIABETES on 7th April 2016

c. CME ON -RNTCP- RECENT UPDATES on 24th June 2016

d. WORLD HEALTH DAY: Depression-Let’s Talk 7th April 2017

e. STATE LEVEL Research Methodology Work Shop – 16TH -17TH Aug 2018

f. WORLD HEALTH DAY: On Universal Health Coverage -7th April 2018

 

8. Training provided by the staff:

sl no

TRAINING/WORKSHOP

Resource person

Year

1.     

Covid-19 Vaccination Training

Dr G M Venkatesh

Dr Siddharam S Metri

Dr Suman M

Dr Sreelatha C Y

Dr. Anjan Sreeranga

 

2020

2.     

Zoontic Diseases Control Programme-Rabies And Leptospirosis

Dr G M Venkatesh

Dr Praveen G

2020

3.     

Covid-19 Infection Prevention And Control Practices

Dr Thejeshwari HL

2020

4.     

BCC In NCD Prevention For Medical Officers

Dr Thejeshwari  HL

2017-2019

5.     

MR Immunization

Pulse Polio Immunization Training

 

Dr Siddharam S Metri

2018

6.     

IDSP Training For Medical Officers

Dr Thejeshwari HL

 

2017

7.     

Kayakalpa –Training

Dr Siddharam S Metri

Dr Thejeshwari HL

Dr Pavithra P

 

2016-2018

 

8. 

STI/RTI Training

 

Dr Siddharam S Metri

Dr Suman M

2014-2020

9. 

Research methodology workshop

ALL STAFF

2015-2020

 

9. Details of conferences attended by the staff:

SL NO Staff Names Year Conference attended
1 GM VENKATESH 2019

“Determinants of BCG Vaccine Wastage: An Effort towards Vaccine Security”.

Presented at  KACHCON 2019; AIMS., B G Nagar Bellur

2 THEJESHWARI HL

2020

 

2019

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2016

 

 

2015

Barriers to implement Kayakalp at peripheral public health institutions of Hassan district- by key informant interview  presented at  47 th IAPSMCON- 2020  at MAHABALIPURAM, Tamilnadu

1.Flipping the class to impart self directed learning among undergraduate medical students… presented at 11th  NCHPE -2019 at JNMC Belgavi.

2.Utilization of nagu magu ambulance services in Hassan district by Lot Quality Assurance Sampling Presented at KACHCON 2019; AIMS., B G Nagar Bellur.

1.occupational health status of employees working in petrol stations of Hassan district Karnataka Presented at National Bioethics Conference 2017  Held at Father Muller Medical College Mangalore.

2.Prevalence of dementia in rural area of Hassan district… presented at IAPSM Karnataka state chapter conference 2017 held JSS Mysore.

1.Impact Of High Way Road Widening On Rural community Of Hassan District Karnataka.

2. Burnout syndrome among women working in nursing and banking sector of Hassan-Presented at 43rd IAPSM 2016 conference  held at Gandhinagar Gujarat

1. Tracking of MCTS in Three Health Centres of HASSAN District Karnataka presented at World Congress Of Public Health 2015 WCPH held at SCIENCE CITY Kolkatta.

2.Health status of self employed BPL card holders Presented at 27th KACHCON 2015.

3. Utilization Of Insurance Schemes-A Focussed Group Discussion Among Rural Households Of Hassan District Karnataka Presented at KACH CON 2015- held at YENEPOYA UNIVERSITY MANGALORE

3 Dr. SIDDHARAM S METRI

2016

 

 

2015

1. Domestic violence and health hazards among married women in rural areas of Hassan Karnataka presented at 43RD National IAPSM Conference -2016 at Gujarat India.

2. Prevalence of abuse and mistreatment during clinical internship 43rd National IAPSM  conference-2016 held at  Gujarat India

A study on breast feeding awareness among mothers attending tertiary care hospital - presented at 14TH World Congress on Public Health 2015 (WCPH) held at  Kolkatta INDIA

4 Dr. SUMANA M

2010

2011

 

 

 

 

 

2017

Oral presentation: “Delays in diagnosis and treatment of Tuberculosis patients” IPHA National conference 2010 Visakhapatnam.

1. oral presentation: “A study on factors influencing delayed health seeking by patients with chronic cough.” IAPSM National conference 2011 , Berhampur.

2. Oral presentation: “Cost incurred to patients with cough prior to diagnosis of Tuberculosis” IPHA National conference 2011 Belgaum

3. Oral presentation: "Prevalence of refractive error and other ocular morbidities among school going children aged 9 -16 years in salagame, Hassan district , Karnataka" IPHA national conference, Tirupathi.

1. Oral presentation: Clinician's practices and perspectives regarding tobacco cessation in a teaching Hospital, Karnataka, India, IPHACON 2017 61st National conference of IPHA.

2. Oral presentation: Prediction of risk of development of type 2 diabetes using indian diabetic risk score in rural field  practicing area of Hassan institute of  medical sciences,Hassan. PH-CON 2017 IAPSM Karnataka state chapter conference JSS Mysore.

3. Epidemiology and outcome of Burns in Hassan, PH-CON 2019 IAPSM Karnataka state chapter conference at AIIMS , B G Nagar

 

10. Awards and achievements:

 

Year Awards and achievements
2020

Dr Thejeshwari  H L awarded with Best oral paper presentation and ICM-MMC award at 47 th IAPSMCON- 2020 NATIONAL Conference of  Indian Association of  Preventive and Social Medicine for the Research paper  Titled: “COMPARISON OF UNMET NEEDS OF RURAL AND URBAN DISABLED ADOLESCENTS USING INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF FUNCTIONING, DISABILITY AND HEALTH (ICF)”  At  MAHABALIPURAM, Tamilnadu, India organized by Madras Medical college, chennai, Tamilnadu

2019

Dr. Maliakel Steffi Francis awarded with Best poster at KACHCON 2019 and received the KACH millennial award for the Poster presentation titled “A Cross-Sectional Study on the health problems and substance abuse in tobacco farmers in Hassan” organized by Adichunchanagiri  Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya, Karnataka.

2018

Dr Subhashini KJ  awarded with  Best oral paper at ‘IAPSMCON’- 2018, State Conference of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine at Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu, India. Title: “Assessment of magnitude and determinants of Overweight and Obesity among school going adolescents of Rural field practice area of the Medical college, Hassan, Karnataka.” at IAPSM Conference- Tamilnadu Chapter- 2018 organized by Kanyakumari Medical college, Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu

 

11. PG alumini:

Sl no

Name of the student

Year

1

Dr UMA S K

2014-17

2

Dr Rajani Urs H.S

 

Dr Hanumanthappa kudachi

 

2015-2018

3

Dr Subhashini K J

Dr Reshma Reddy Kesaram

2016-2019

4

Dr Poornima B khot

DrMaliakel  Steffi Francis

2017-2020

5

Dr Priyanka  Aggarwal

 

Dr Posima Jayasai

 

2020-2023

 

 

12.Photo gallery;

CME

   

 

WHO DAY

 

PULSE POLIO

 

AIDS DAY

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

   

 

At HIMS Hospital/DHO Office

   

 

13. Contact information:

Department of Community Medicine

4 th floor college building

HIMS Hassan-573201

phcm2021@gmail.com

 

Professor & HOD,

Department of Community Medicine,

Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences,

Hassan.

 

 

Last Updated: 10-08-2021 01:03 PM Updated By: Admin


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