The primary goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in Community Medicine is to prepare them to function as first level physicians in the community, health care centres, hospitals and other health institutions in accordance with the institutional goals.
Students are exposed to all domains of Community Medicine which include concepts of health and disease, environmental health, epidemiology and maternal child health. Students are required to go through evidence based public health module during postings which exposes them to research topic formulation, research methodology and statistics. Aside from having the ability to describe and apply public health concepts on common public health issues, students are also expected to have the competency to conduct full research projects which should enable them to analyse and correlate factors under study with the outcome of interest.
In Family Medicine, students go through concepts and principles of primary care, further develop skills in history taking and physical examination, strengthen communication skills and acquire competencies in prevention, promotion and management in primary care settings.