The department of community medicine at Dhaka National Medical College provides high quality training in Community Medicine to undergraduate medical students of allied health science specialties. In addition to quality teaching, the department is also involved in various research projects funded by national and international funding agencies. The department pursues several collaborations with renowned international universities for conducting research activities.
The department was instrumental in encouraging undergraduate medical students for inculcating research skills among them. The department is also involved in providing promotive, preventive and curative health services to the community for the health and welfare of the people, through different tiers of health care delivery systems.
All the faculty members are well versed in designing and conduct of various epidemiological studies. The department has collaboration with many national and international agencies and Universities for various Health Projects.
About the area of study
Community Medicine (Preventive and Social medicine) is a branch of medicine that deals with the preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative aspects of the community
In contrast to clinician who treats the disease, community physician identifies the cause of disease and disability and implements large-scale solutions in the community. This is a rapidly expanding discipline of medicine encroaching itself upon different aspects of health namely public health genetics, non-communicable disease epidemiology, vaccinology, disaster management, accidentology, mental health, occupational health etc. Community physicians have made important contribution globally over the centuries in elimination & eradication of major diseases. In addition to these, the discipline has made significant contribution in development of policies and programs at the national and the international level based on the extensive research carried out in the field of diseases of public health importance.
Prof. Belal Ahmed
M.B.B.S, MPH, M.Phil
Professor & Head of Community Medicine
Community Medicine Department