Department Of Community Medicine

Introduction to Department

The objective of this department is to provide under graduate teaching and  interns training programme. Department conducts basic research and various accdemic activities for the students. It also provides health services to the community through Rural health centre & Urban health centre for the welfare of the people.

2.Departmental Library:

No of Books available – 100

Journals – Indian Journal of Community Medicine

Indian Journal of Public Health

Journal of Indian Medical Association

3.Museum (List of equipments, charts and others):

Charts: 100

Models: 43

Dissecting Microscopes: 40

Compound Microscope: 2

Catoalogues : 15 sets available

4. Centres:

  1. Srinivas RHTC, Valachil – 29 KM from the College, Near Adyar Village Population – 21287
  2. Srinivas UHTC,Lingappayakadu – DISTANCE FROM SIMS & RC 8 KM TOTAL POPULATION – 10975
  3. PHC attached to the Department:
    PHC Athur Kemral – 6 KM from the College. Haleangadi turn near Pakshikere church
    PHC katipalla – 10KM from the College. Near Surathkal via MRPL

5. PUBLICATIONS 2012-2017

  1. Pre morbid severity of chronic obstructivepulmonary disease as Risk factor for carbondioxide Retention during Acute Exacerbotion of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Research journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and chemical sciences. July-August 2014, 5(4), PP 201.206. Harshu DS, Vishnusharma, Nanjesh Kumar S, Alukachaitra Bhat, anupama N
  2. Study of coronary risk factors among migrant workers in Mangalore city. Authors: S. Nanjesh Kumar, K. Sachidanda, Geoffrey Vas Floyed, jayaram Subramanya, Narendra shetty, V. manohar Rao, P.V.Kurulkar. International Journal of A J Institute of Medical Sciences. Ref No.: 05/Int J A J Inst Med Sci/2014
  3. Pg/P/110 A Cross-sectional Assessment of Knowledge and attitude towards Heaptitis B among medical students of Mangalore.Dr. Sajjan M., Nanjesh Kumar, Dr. Krutharth B, Dr. Hemanth Kumar, Mrs. Manjula
  4. Study of Coronary Risk Factorsamong Migrant Workers in Mangalore City”. Journal of Evidence based Medicine and Healthcare; Volume 2, Issue 8, February 23, 2015; Page: 970-975. Nanjesh Kumar S, Shahul Hameed, Prashanth M. Naik, Asha Jagtap
  5. Role of new Anthropometric indices, validity of MUAC and WEECH’s formula in detecting under nutrition among under-five children in Karnataka.Krukrath r Brahmbhatt, Shahul Hameed, Prashant M Naik, Prasanna K S, Jayaram S. International Journal of Biomedical and Advance Research. IJBAR 2012 (03) 12.
  6. Quality of life among the geriatric population in a rural area of Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka. Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health gjmedph.org Vol.3, No. 3, 2014. Shahul Hameed*, Krutarth R Brahmabhatt , Dipak C Patil , Prasanna K S, Jayaram S.
  7. Prevelance of Hypertension and it’s correlates in elderly population of Coastal Karnataka. National Journal of Community Medicine/Volume 5/Issue 1/Jan – Mar 2014. Shahul Hameed, Chetana K, Krukath R Brahmbhatt, Dipak C Patil, Prasanna KS, Jayaram S
  8. Hameed S, Kumar N, Naik P M, Sachidananda K, Prasanna K S.Morbidity Pattern Among the Elderly Population in a Rural Area of Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka – A Cross Sectional Study. Nat J of Community Med 2015; 6(2):89-92
  9. Perceptions regarding dog bite and its treatment among accredited Social Health. Activists of Mandya taluk, Karnataka state. Author: M.Vinay, B.Asha, B.J.Mahendra Journal: Association of Prevention and Control of Rabies in India. July 2013, Vol 15, Issue 1
  10. Socio-demographic characteristics affecting compliance to intradermal rabies vaccination at anti rabies clinic in a government tertiary care hospital in Karnataka. Mr. Vinay, B J Mahendra, B. Nagaraj Gouda, B.Asha, ctal. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences. 2013, Vol 2, ISI 37
  11. Retinopathy of prematurely screening of 500 infants in a level II neonatal intensive care unit in Southern Karnataka. National Journal of evolution of medical and dental science, Vol 3, Issue 43, Sep 14. Keerthi B.J, Subhash Babu,Anand Vinekar,Nagaraja Goud, Asha B
  12. A study of prevalence of obesity among high school children of Mandya city using waist circumference. International journal of Scientific study, Oct 2014, Vol 2, Issue 7. B.R Harish, Asha, B.J Mahendra
  13. A STUDY OF CORRELATES OF OVERWEIGHT/OBESITY AMONG HIGH SCHOOL CHILDREN OF MANDYA CITY, KARNATAKA. International Journal of Current Research Vol. 7, Issue, 01, pp.11594-11598, January, 2015. 1*Asha, B., 2Mahendra, B. J. and 3Harish, B. R.Sleeping Hours and Overweight/Obesity among High School Children ofMandya City, Karnataka, India. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research SSN: 2249-9571 www.ijhsr.org. Asha B1, Mahendra B J2, Harish B R3

 

  1. RV Mohite, SM Kumbhar, MB Tondare, P Ganganhali, L R Salunkhe Outbreak of Jaundice in Rural School Children: An Epidemiological Investigation. Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, Volume-3 No-3(2012), Page – 20-26
  2. Leena Rahul Salunkhe. ”Socio-Demographic Profile of old age People living in Urban & Urban Slum Areas in Maharashtra, Karad: A Comparative Study”. Journal of Evidence based Medicine and Healthcare; Volume 2, Issue 5, February 02, 2015; Page: 513-521.
  3. Animesh Gupta: Prevalance of Health Care Associated Infections in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka: A Hospital Based Cross Sectional Study. Int J Med Res Health Sci.2015;4(2): 317-321. ,
  4. Animesh Gupta: Prevalence and correlates of hypertension in the rural community of Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka, India. Intrenational journalm of Medical Science and public health I 2016 I Vol 5 I issue 02 . Animesh Gupta , Annasaheb Basappa Halappanavar.
  5. Dr. Anusha Rashmi. “Knowledge regarding RCH dervices among Health workers, Pregnant Mothers and adolscents in rural Field Practice Area”. NUJHS Volume III No. 2 June 2013
  6. Dr. Abhas Shah: Acceptability of usage practices of Insecticide tested Nets(ITN’s) an dprospects for scaling of their use. A study from Rural Ahmadabad International Journal of Scientific Research August 2012.
  7. Dr. Abhas Shah: Assessment of training of trainees (TTO) program for capacity building of District Health Staff. A Pre and Post test study National Journal of Community Medicine January 2013.
  8.  Dr. Abhas Shah: Study of health states and factors affecting health seeking behaviour of migrant construction workers of Civil Hospital Campus, Ahmadabad International Journal of Health Sciences & Research September 2013.
  9. Dr.Leena Salunkhe :Assessment of Quality of life of elderly population Residing in Urban and Urban slum area: A Comparative Study,international journal of current research 2015.
  10. Dr.Leena Salunkhe : Assessment of quality of life and associated factors amongst menopausal women in DK:A hospital based study,International Journal of health science and resaerch  2015.
  11. Dr.Leena Salunkhe : A sedentry behaviour survey amongst shopekeepers in DK: A cross sectional study ,National journal of community medicine 2016.
  12. Dr.A B Halappnavar :Assessment of Quality of Drinking Water and Risk of Contamination of Various Water Sources in a  Rural Area of Belagavi from North Karnataka.Volume : 5 | Issue : 6 | June 2015 | ISSN – 2249-555X;Page:456-458

6. Current Research Work:

Prevalance of the stress and level of Depression among professional college students – Dr Animesh Gupta

7. Dr Animesh Gupta

  1. Academic Editor & Reviewer in the “International Journal of Medical and Clinical Research” since 11th August 2015
  2. Delivered Guest lecture on “Anti-Drug Addiction” at Srinivas College of Pharmacy, Mangalore on National Ant Drug Addiction Day observed on 03rd October 2015, organized by Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Dakshina Kannada District, Mangalore.
  3. Attended Karnataka Association of Community Health Conference 2015 at Mangalore
  4. Delivered Talk on “Diabetes – Prevention and Management (World Health Day Theme 2016)” at Srinivas College of Pharmacy, Mangalore on National Pharmacy Week on 03rd December 2016, organized by Srinivas College of Pharmacy and Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Dakshina Kannada District, Mangalore.
  5. Delivered guest lecture on “Stress & Health” at Srinivas College of Nursing on 15th December 2016.
  6. Delivered guest lecture on “Stress & Health” at Sridevi College of Physiotherapy & Sridevi College of Nursing on 09th January 2017.
  7. Delivered Talk on “ Importance of World Health Day 2017-Depression lets talk” at Srinivas Medical College, Mangalore on 8th April 2017.

Dr. Leena

  1. Attended Karnataka Association of Community Health Conference 2015 at
  2. Delivered Talk on ‘ Cancer ‘ on the observance of World Cancer Day 2016 at Srinivas Medical College, Mangalore on 4th February 2016.

      Dr Shahul Hameed

  1. Delivered Guest lecture on “Tobacco & Health” at Srinivas College of Pharmacy, Mangalore on National Ant Drug Addiction Day observed on 03rd October 2015, organized by Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Dakshina Kannada District, Mangalore.
  2. Delivered Talk on “HIV” at Srinivas College of Pharmacy, Mangalore on National Pharmacy Week on 01st December 2016, organized by Srinivas College of Pharmacy and Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Dakshina Kannada District, Mangalore.

8. Activities

    1. Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Mukka, Mangalore participated in a scientific exhibition organised by Government of Karnataka at Pilikula Museum (Sanctuary), Mangalore on 19th & 20th September 2015. Under the leadership of Dr Animesh Gupta, Assistant Professor, Community Medicine Department, 14 students from 4th, 6th & 7th terms MBBS  participated in the event. Models and specimens on Environmental Health, Non Communicable Diseases & Emerging diseases were displayed and sensitised the general public.  A quiz competition for visiting students of various Schools and colleges, regarding prevailing health problems of public health importance was conducted by Dr Animesh Gupta. The Event was presided over by District Health Officer, Mangalore and the certificates were distributed to the participatory colleges.
    2. On the auspicious of World Heart Day 2015, Department of Community Medicine conducted Quiz and Poster Competition in Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Mukka on 01st October 2015. The event was co-ordinated by Dr Animesh Gupta, Assistant Professor, Community Medicine. Dr Krishna Prasad, Dean chaired the event.  Dr A B Halappanavar, Prof. & HOD, Dept of Com. Medicine, Dr Raghavendra Bhat & Dr Raghuveer, Department of Medicine, SIMS & RC were the judges for the poster competition. The response from the students was quite encouraging and 42 students took part in quiz competition and 35 students in the poster competition. The prizes and certificates were distributed to winners & participants in the event.
    3. On the observance of World Cancer Day 2016, Department of Community Medicine organised a full day event regarding Cancer in the form of Talk, Quiz, Poster, Speech and short movie competition at Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Mukka on 04th February 2016. Dr Diwakar Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor welcomed the audience and participant for the event. The event was inaugurated by Dr Uday Kumar Rao, Dean, SIMS & RC; Dr A B Halappanavar, Organising Chairman & HOD; Dr Shakuntala Pai, Professor & HOD, Department of Anatomy; and Dr Animesh Gupta, Organising Secretary & Assistant Professor. The event started with the introductory speech by Dean, followed by Talk on World Cancer Day by Dr Leena Salunkhe, Assistant Professor. Further events like Short Movie and E-poster Competition were conducted in first half. The post lunch event started with Speech competition and Quiz Competition conducted by Dr Animesh Gupta, followed by Prize distribution and concluding remarks by Dr A B Halappanavar. Overall 92 students participated in all competition. Around 40 students from 2012 batch were volunteers for the event and made it as grand success.
    4. World No Tobacco Day was observed on 31st May 2016 at Rural Health Training centre (RHTC) Valachil in the form of poster presentation and health education. The health hazards and information regarding tobacco was prepared in the forms of display charts & posters by the Interns namely Dr Amarnath, Dr Dhanya, Dr Dhriti and Dr Jeena. Around 96 students of nursing college and 30 local people attended the health education given by the interns & staff. The event was guided and supervised by Dr Animesh Gupta (Asst. Professsor) & Dr Shahul Hameed (Asst. Professsor).

    Heart- A- Thon

    1. On the observance of World Heart Day 2016, Department of Community Medicine conducted a Marathon of 4 Kms. on Sunday, 25th Septemeber 2016. The marathon starts at 7 AM from Srinivas hospital, Mukka to Surathkal junction. The event was organised by Dr. Animesh Gupta, Assistant Professor, Community Medicine and 6th & 7th term students (2013 Batch). Athelete Mr. Vikas  Puthran lighted the sports lamp. The runners were flagged off by Col. Ranjith Chacko & Ms. Sukrutha Wagle (Actor). Many doctors, students from srinivas medical college & NITK, and local public from Mukka participated in marathon. The prizes were distributed to the winners & certificates to all participants.

    World Heart Day

    1. On the auspicious of World Heart Day 2016, Department of Community Medicine conducted full day event, includes Talk on Preventive Cardiology By Dr. Rajgopal, H.O.D, Dept. of Cardiology, and various competition on 29th September 2016 at Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Mukka on 01st October 2015. The event was organised by Dr. Animesh Gupta, Assistant Professor, Community Medicine and 6th & 7th term students (2013 Batch). Dr Uday Kumar Rao, Dean & Staffs from various department, SIMS & RC attended the event. The response from the students was quite encouraging and all students from each term took part in skit, pick and speak, poster making competition. The prizes and certificates were distributed to winners & participants in the event.



    Science & Technology for improvement in Environment Exhibition at Pilikula

    1. Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Mukka, Mangalore participated in a scientific exhibition “Science & Technology for improvement in Environment” organised by Government of Karnataka at Pilikula Museum (Sanctuary), Mangalore on 28th February 2017. Under the leadership & guidance of Dr. Animesh Gupta, Assistant Professor, Community Medicine Department, 32 students from 6th term (2014) MBBS participated in the event. Models and specimens on Environmental Health, child health problems & vaccination, and Non Communicable Diseases; live workshop on Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) were displayed and sensitised the general public. The Event was presided over by District Health Officer, Mangalore and the certificates were distributed to the participatory colleges.

    World Health Day 2017 – Depression Let’s talk

    1. On the observance of World Health Day 2017 – Depression Let’s talk, Department of Community Medicine conducted a programme, which includes Talk on “Importance of World Health Day” by Dr Animesh Gupta, Organizing secretary & Asst. Professor, Dept. of Community Medicine; “Talk on DEPRESSION – A practical approach” by Dr. Vrinda Kamath, Professor & Head, Department of Forensic Medicine; and “Clinical approach & Management of Depression” by Dr. Caroline P. Dsouza, Asst. Professor, Dept. Of Psychiatry. Dr Uday Kumar Rao (Dean), Dr A B Halappanavar (Organising Chairman, Prof & H.O.D), Dr Tara Shanbag (Prof. & Head, Dept. of Pharmacology) and other dignitaries inaugurated the event.  The programme also includes the skit, debate, poster making and Mad Ads Competition. The response from the students was quite encouraging and all students from each term took part in skit, pick and speak, poster making competition. The prizes and certificates were distributed to winners & participants in the event.