About Community Medicine

Community Medicine ( Preventive and social medicine) , a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention of diseases and promotion of Health. The  goal of the teaching in community medicine to medical students is to prepare them as a competent, knowledgeable and skillful community and first level physicians.

About Department

The department was established since inception of Medical College Bhavnagar  in the year 1995. Dr. (Major) A.R.N. Setalvad was first Professor & Head of the department. 

Main Deliverables of Department

  1. Community medicine teaching, training  and assessment  of Undergraduate (MBBS) and postgraduate (MD and Diploma) students
  2. Epidemiology and Biostatistics resource center for faculty and students of  government medical college, bhavnagar 
  3. Capacity building of Health personnel- Faculty members  are resource persons for training on Prevention and control of vector borne diseases, Immunization Management, Cold chain system, Prevention and control of Non communicable diseases, Integrated management of neonatal and childhood illness (IMNCI), Field Epidemiology training programme, Reserch methodology and Medical education technology (


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  • Lecture Theatre : For 200 students
  • Two Demonstration Room : For 75  students each
  • Seminar Room : For 30 students
  • Departmental Library : 200 books
  • Museum: Well maintained museum with models & charts of public health importance.
  • Research Laboratory
  • Audio-Visual Room : Three TV sets, one VCR, one DVD player, Four Laptop, two LCD projecftors, seven Computers
  • Medical Entomology Laboratory

Awards or achievements by students or faculties of the Department of Community Medicine (1st January 2019 till date)

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Name of student / faculty

Award / achievement




Dr. Mihir P. Rupani

CK Purohit Young Scientist award for best published paper

5th January 2019

IAPSMGCCON, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad


Dr. Mihir P. Rupani

3rd prize HM Patel best paper presentation a


Latest MCI Undergraduate competency based  curriculum of community medicine 

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CME programmes, conferences and academic activities conducted by the Department of Community Medicine (1st January 2019 till date)

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Name of event

Date of event

Venue of event


Training on School health Program Evaluation

25th January 2019

Government Medical College Bhavnagar


School Health Program Evaluation

26,30th January 2019

.Bhavnagar corporation area



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