The Department is committed in providing the environment and resources to support excellence in Community Orientation and develop Primary care, Communication and Community-based Research Skills for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students through large community based projects.
As a member of The International Network of Community Oriented Health Professions Educational Institutions, the Institute ensures that every medical student is taught fundamental clinical skills and patient-centered primary care. For this purpose, the department has:
It also has a post graduate program (MD) in Community Medicine.
In addition to the faculty, the teaching fraternity of the department includes health care professionals dedicated to leadership in teaching, research and service. They focus on the advancement of the discipline of Community Medicine, enhance the health of the community and prepare doctors for preparing doctors for Primary Health Care. The Department offers new age technology and facilities to enhance advanced medical learning through state of the art laboratories and seminar halls equipped with multimedia.
The department has a Community Oriented training program (listed below) that exposes students to gain real health care experience under the guidance of the teaching fraternity.
PSG Institute is a member of:
The Department runs various community-based projects apart from its academic and social development activities. To name a few:
Extramural Research Projects–Ongoing and recent ones
Intramural Research Projects – Current & Completed ones
The Competent Intern Project, The Problem Solving for Better Health Project, Risk factors for Non Communicable Diseases among Industrial workers of Coimbatore, Prevalence of hypertension and obesity among school children , Developing interns competency for diabetes care at primary health care centers.
Developing Research Aptitude among medical under graduates, Prevalence of Non-communicable disease risk factors and HDL activity among Tribals in Nilgiris, Self-assessment by students: a method for program evaluation & further training needs assessment and continuous quality improvement
Positive Deviance: An approach to Community – based management of childhood Malnutrition.
A. Completed Projects
B. Ongoing Projects
The department has many qualified faculty who have received special Medical Education Technology training as teachers as well as have undergone the Educational Leadership Fellowship program under the “The FAIMER Institute” in India and abroad.