Department of Community Medicine:

Department of Community Medicine is an important Department of Mymensingh Medical College, Bangladesh. This department is situated in the level 4 of main college building. Community Medicine covers Public Health, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Teaching Methodology and Research Methodology for MBBS, BSc in Nursing, Midwifery and Post-graduation students of different faculties. The unique feature of the department of Community Medicine is its community oriented study of one month duration which includes 10 days’ “Day Visits” to nearby health related organizations, 10 Days’ “Residential Field Site Training (RFST) Programme” at DewanganjUpazila Health Complex, jamalpur and 10 Days’ “Study Tour”. Students enjoy these community oriented studies a lot. This Department provides MPH course in Community Medicine under BSMMU. Doctors of young generation are showing increasing interest regarding building their carrier in Public Health.


Departmental Objectives:

A General Objective: To produce medical graduates to meet community health needs and demands of the country.

B. Specific Objectives:

At the end of the course, the students will be able to:

1.      Provide comprehensive health care to the people.

2.      Deliver primary health care and essential services package.

3.      Conduct epidemiological studies on common health problems.

4.      Organize health education sessions in the community/OPD.

5.      Provide health care with appropriate attitudes.

6.      Works as a member of health team.

7.      Co-ordinate with national and international health organizations and national health programmes.

List of Competencies to acquire:

1.      Identify health needs and problems of the community and prioritize them.

2.      Take measures to meet health needs and problems.

3.      Provide comprehensive health care to the community.

4.      Organize health education sessions at the level of community.

5.      Collect and compile socio-demographic data from the community.

6.      To manage mass casualty incident.

7.      Conduct community based research work and write report.


Community Oriented Medical Education (COME): 30 days

1.      Residential Field Site Training (RFST) Programme: 10 days

2.      Day Visits: 10 days

3.      Study Tour: 10 days


RFST Programme:

RFST Programme for 3rd year MBBS students is an integral part of the curriculum of Community Medicine.

Head of the Department of Community Medicine will implement the programme as a coordinator. Teachers of the Community Medicine assisted by UHFPO will perform the responsibility for successful implementation of the programme. Health Educator of Community Medicine will organize field level activities of the students.


Objectives of RFST: After completion of the Residential Field Site Training Programme as future health care providers the students will be able to:

1. Become accustomed with the environment and lifestyle of peoples of rural community.

2.      Identify health needs and problems of the community people and prioritize them.

3.      Conduct survey based on health needs and problems of the community.

4.      Be acquainted with health care delivery system at primary health care level in Bangladesh.

5.      Develop inter-sectoral co-ordination. 


Activities in RFST Programme:

1.      Introduction to UHC, Primary health care level, Upazila Health Profile & Indoor patient care.

2.      Conducting Community Health Survey.

3.      Attending MCH & FP services: HE in MCH, FP & Immunization session.

4.      Attending OPD, Emergency Department, Laboratory.

5.      Visiting Health related sector working at Upazila level: PHED

6.      Visit to USC, FWC, Community Clinic, Satellite Clinic

7.      Visit to a local NGO

8.      Evaluation of the RFSTP and Presentation


Objectives of day visits:

The students will be acquainted with the-

1.      Organogram of the organization.

2.      Objectives of the organization.

3.      Goal and Target of the organization.

4.      Strategy settings by the organization to fulfill the objectives.

5.      Existing resources available for the organization.

6.      Activities of the organization to reach the target and goal.

7.      Achievement of the organization.

8.      Constraints of the organization.


Sites of day visit (at least 8 visits):

1.      Model Family Planning Clinic, MMCH, Mymensingh

2.      Mosquito Coil Factory of Takowa Marketing Network, Mashkanda, Mymensingh

3.      School Health Clinic, Boundary Road, Mymensingh

4.      Hospital Waste Management, Dr. K. Zaman BNSB Eye Hospital, Dhopakhola, Mymensingh

5.      Surya kanta Kala-azar Research Center, Surya Kanta (SK) Hospital, Mymensingh

6.      Tuberculosis & Leprosy Clinic, Upazila Health Complex, Dewanganj, Jamalpur

7.      EPI Centre, Upazila Health Complex, Dewanganj, Jamalpur

8.      MCH & FP Services, UHC, Dewanganj, Jamalpur

9.      Public Health Engineering Department, Dewanganj, Jamalpur

10.   One health related NGO- World Vision/ParibarikShasthay Clinic

11.   ORT Corner, IDH, SK Hospital, Mymensingh

12.   Civil Surgeon Office, Mymensingh

13.   Pasteurization of milk, BAU, Mymensingh


Guideline for day visit report:

SL. No.



Name of the organization


Location of the organization


Type & date of establishment of the organization


Organogram of the organization


Objectives of the organization


Strategy settings by the organization


Existing resources of the organization


Target & achievement of the organization


Activities of the organization


Social mobilization


Problems/constraints of the organization


Personal observation & opinion regarding the visit of the organization




Objective of the study tour:

To observe different natural and health related organizations of the country for acquiring knowledge and developing skills in assessing health needs and demands of the population.


Sites of study tour:

·         Cox’s Bazar/Kuakata

·         St. Martin’s Island

·         Seaport Health: Chittagong/Mongla

·         Chandraghona Paper Mill

·         Sylhet: Tea Garden/Jaflong

·         Health organizations in capital city

·         Mental Hospital, Pabna.


In course evaluation:

·         Item examinations

·         Card final examinations

·         Term examinations


Summative Assessment:

2nd Professional Examination

Assessment System and Mark Distribution 



Total Marks

Pass Marks (%)

Written Examination:
















Practical Examination:








Report on RFST




Report on Study Tour




Survey Report




Report on Day Visit




Structured Oral Examination:




Board 01




Board 02 




Grand Total Marks





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