Department of Community Medicine

Course Offered
Study of Community Medicine will start from 1st Term and extend over six terms of six months each ( 31/2 years). In the first three terms (First Professional MBBS Course) Department of Community Medicine will offer 70 hours’ introductory course on concepts of Community Medicine, Behavioral Sciences and Biostatistics, which will be followed by comprehensive Community Medicine Course during 2nd Professional MBBS Course.

Course Description
Community Medicine is about a system of delivery of comprehensive health care (preventive, promotive, curative & rehabilitative) to the people by a health team in order to improve the health of the community. It deals with population or groups rather than individual patients. It is concerned with identification and assessment of health needs of the people, health problems affecting them and to devise appropriate measures (planning, organization, delivery and evaluation of health care services) to meet these requirements as best as possible with the available resources. Community Medicine is thus a bridge between public health and clinical medicine. Successful implementation of a community health program under the leadership of a doctor depends on the mutual co-operation among all grades of health personnels, social workers, community leaders connected with the program and the common team spirit exhibited by them.

Doctors should be prepared to build up an effective partnership for health. It has now been realized that medical education should include knowledge about behavioral science, for such knowledge will enable medical students to appreciate human behavior better and to understand how different cultures construct health & illness. This will prepare doctors to deal more effectively the diseases and human sufferings.

Objectives of Community Medicine
The objective of teaching by the Department of Community Medicine is to produce basic doctors towards fulfillment of community health needs of the country. However, to achieve this department will provide medical students with learning experiences:

  • For comprehensive health care,
  • To develop insight into concept and practice of primary health care and essential services package.
  • For carrying out epidemiological studies for community health problems,
  • In organizing and practicing health education programmes in the community,
  • For developing appropriate attitude to deal with common health problems,
  • To work as a member of health team,
  • To participate in national health programmes.


Faculty Members
Prof. Dr.
Md. Azfarul Habib
MBBS, Mphil (Community Medicine)
Prof. (C.C) & Head of the Dept. of Community Medicine
TMSS Medical College

Dr. Md. Abdul Hannan Sarker
B.Sc, MBBS, MPH
Assistant Professor of Community Medicine
TMSS Medical College

Dr. Sukanta Kumar Ghose
MBBS
Lecturer of Community Medicine
TMSS Medical College 

Dr. Debashish Sarkar
MBBS
Lecturer of Community Medicine
TMSS Medical College 

Dr. Joly Yeasmin
MBBS
Lecturer of Community Medicine
TMSS Medical College 

Dr. Nushrat Jahan
MBBS
Lecturer of Community Medicine
TMSS Medical College

Dr. Anjima Tamim Mithila
MBBS
Lecturer of Community Medicine
TMSS Medical College

Part Time Teachers
Prof. Dr. A.K.M. Ahsan Habib
MBBS, BCS, D(Card), MPH
Associate Professor of, Community Medicine
Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College

Dr. Md. Jahangir Alam
MBBS, M.Phil, (PSM), FCGP (Family Medicine)
Assistant Professor Community Medicine
Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College (SZMC)