|Nomenclature||Museum||Research Lab.||Demo. Rooms||Seminar Rooms||Practical Hall|
|Size (Area)||103.22m2||50.6 m2||50.6 m2||30 m2||150.11 m2|
|Nomenclature||Dept. Office||Professor / Head of the Dept.||Professors||Associate Professor||Assistant Professor||Tutors|
|Weigh with Height Ma|
|List of equipments|
|· Dissecting Microscope|
|· Analytical Balance|
|· Kitchen Balance|
|· BP Apparatus|
|· Weighing machine (Adult)|
|· Weighing machine (Baby)|
|· Height Measuring Stand|
|· Measuring tape|
|· Horrock’s Apparatus/ Chloroscope|
|· Sling Psychrometer|
|· Sixs Max.-Min. Thermometer|
|· Wet & Dry Thermometer|
|· Autoclave (vertical)|
|· Centrifuge – clinical|
|· Hand Lens|
|· LCD Projector|
|· Suction apparatus|
|· Wrights peak outflow meter|
|· Hand lens|
|· Vaccine carrier|
|· ECG machine|
|· X ray machine|
|· Dental chair|
|· Delivery table|
|· Dome light|
|· Operating table|
|· Oxygen cylinder with mask|
|· Laryngoscope pediatric|
|· Gram staining kit|
|· Leishman staining kit|
|· Counting chambers|
|· Zeil-Nelson stain kit|
|· Test tube and rack|
|· Chemicals for mounting specimens|
|· Cover slip|
|· Oto scope|
|· Infra-red light|
|· Benedicts reagent|
|· Spirit lamb|
|· Waste bins- colour coded|
|· Extraction apparatus|
|· Gas stove and cylinder|
|· Filter (PC/Berkefeld)|
|· Urine dipsticks|
|· Vacutainer set|
Area of Department Library: 30m2
No. of Books Available
Central Library: 518
Departmental Library: 140
|Area||No. of Specimens||Charts/Diagrams|
Muttappallymyalil, Jayakumary; Mathew, Elsheba; Sreedharan, Jayadevan; Al Sharbatii, Shatha; Shaikh, Rizwana B.; Basha, Shaikh Altaf. Self reported physical activity among University Students in Ajman, UAE. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences;Oct2010, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p782
Research projects utilizing Dept research Lab:
Provide brief information on staff and activities of the following sections of Community Medicine Department:-
Faculty Incharge: Dr. Tharyan Tharyan
Lecture series arranged for students in relevance of social sciences in Medicine, Psychosocial and cultural determinants of Health, Models of health behaviour, communication in health. Social security, social science research methods, questionnaire design, FGDs, in depth interview; community participation, social marketing etc. Skilled assistance provided in patient counselling in the RNTCP activities and in the urban/rural health centres. ICTC for HIV being finalized with the AIDS control society of Kerala and MOU being signed.
Faculty Incharge: Dr. Felix Johns
Aid services for mother, children and family welfare. Lectures for medical and paramedical students in measuring of maternal and child health, health problems of mothers and children, Challenges in improving maternal health in India, evolution of family, limitation, RCH, NRHM. The section also runs the unique “Family Doctor Programme”, which provides comprehensive health care to residents of 4 villages in Tiruvalla Taluk.
Identification and mapping of houses in the field practice area of urban and rural health centres. Regular visits and maintenance of family health folders in both rural and urban centres. Family allotment and training of undergraduate students in conduct of family health and diet survey, identification of problems and community diagnosis.
Faculty Incharge: Dr. Jacob Abraham
RNTCP – Under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme, the pushpagiri unit has a DOTS centre and is a recognised DMC. We conduct regular training programmes for the lab technicians, other paramedical staff, interns, postgraduates and faculty members. Counselling and health education programmes for organized for the TB patients coming to the DOTS centre.
Undergraduate medical students are trained in the basic concepts of health education and health communication. The students make a ‘health talk’, under the guidance of the health educators and the community medicine faculty on current locally relevant health issues. Through this simulated environment, they get trained in the nuances of health communication to lay audience, preparation and use of appropriate AV aids etc. They use this expertise during their visit to the allotted families during their community postings. Also, health education is carried out on a regular basis in the RNTCP/DOTS clinic and also in the peripheral health centres run by the department.
First Aid: A first aid training programme called SMILE for all the police force of Pathanamthitta district.
Observance of days of public health importance like the World Health Day. Students and faculty conduct rallies, role plays and awareness campaigns.
Health education sessions are conducted in our rural and urban centres and hospital OPDs on a weekly basis.
Faculty Incharge: Dr. Elsheba Mathew
Lecture series to medical, dental, para-medical and nursing students on Principles of Epidemiology and epidemiological method, research techniques, research strategies, identification of research question, planning and conduct of epidemiologic studies of different kinds, uses, in depth theoretical knowledge of factors which influence the selection and interpretation of data such as bias, randomization confounding, blinding, epidemic investigation etc. The said unit also guides and supervises the undergraduate research projects, including those funded by ICMR. The epidemiology unit also handles consultations for MD/MS, M.Pharm and Msc (Nursing) thesis dissertations. It also carries out water quality surveillance apart from hygiene studies in the various kitchens inside the hospital campus.
PIED cell activity – Weekly reporting of the details about the infectious disease cases attending PIMSRC hospital to the district medical officers of the respective districts. We receive the monthly report from the government.
In case of any outbreak, investigations are carried out by the department of community medicine in Pushpagiri and its outreach areas.
Faculty Incharge: Mrs. Nisha Kurian
Classes on elements of biostatistics, analysis and presentation of statistical data, central tendency, dispersion, probability theory, distributions, tests of significance correlation and regression, multivariate analysis, survival analysis, nonparametric tests, analysis of qualitative data:- principles, method of usage and relevance in health, sources of vital statistics etc.
It also aids in compilation of research data and statistical analysis of all research activities. Apart from the training and research activities of medical college this unit also helps students dental, pharmacy and nursing.
Cancer Registry: For the national cancer mapping project of ICMR we collect and report the details regarding the patients suspected and diagnosed to have malignancy in PIMSRC.
National cancer registry programme of the Indian Council of Medical Research was started in this institute. Based on the histopathology, the details of the diagnosed cases are entered into the form and also onto the online registry. With the help of the departments of oncology and radiology, we are transforming this registry into a hospital based registry which will include cases based on clinical and imaging techniques in addition to the biopsies.
Urban/Slum: (UHTC) whether Owned and controlled by Institution : Yes
Name : Urban Health Training Centre,
Population covered : 16300
Since when started : 2002
Schedule of P.G. posting : Will be posted
Field Staff posted there : M.O. L.M.O. Para-Medics
|Medical Officer of Health-cum-Lecturer/Asst. Professor||Dr. Philip Mathew|
|Lady Medical Officer||Dr. Mercy Rachel Mathew|
|Medical Social Workers||Mr. Shan Mohan
Ms Rinu Mary
|Public Health Nurse||Smt Anumol Issac|
|Health Inspectors||Smt Resmitha Gopal
Smt Bindu G.
|Health Educator||Mr. Joel John|
|Technical Asst./Techn||Smt Vincy Mathew
Smt. Riya M. Chacko
|Van Driver||Mr. John Cherian|
|Store Keeper||Smt. Sheeba Antony|
|Record Clerk||Ms. Sajitha|
|Sweepers||Smt. Ponnamma Babu
Smt. Beena George
Distance from Medical College : 2 Km
Residential/Non-residential : Non-Residential
Any special activity undertaken :
Rural: (RHTC) whether under Administrative
control of Dean or not : Yes (proof of ownership or full administrative control of Dean attached)
Name : Rural Health Centre, Punnakunnam, Champakulum
Population covered : 27570
Since when started : 2002
Schedule of P.G. posting : Will be posted as described
Field Staff posted there : M.O. L.M.O. Para-Medics
|Medical Officer of Health-cum-Lecturer/Asst. Professor||Dr. Sherin Susan Paul|
|Lady Medical Officer||Dr. Lea James|
|Medical Social Workers||Mr Rijo Rajan
Mr. Juby John
|Public Health Nurse||Ms Susan Jacob|
|HI/Health Assistant (Male)||Mr. Abin Anthony
Ms. Sinimol P.K
|Health Educator||Mr. Shahida|
|Technical Asst./Techn||Ms. Leelamma|
|Peon||Ms Treesa Xavier|
|Van Driver||Mr Jacob Mathew|
|Store Keeper cum Record Clerk||Mr. Lijo P. Thomas|
Distance from Medical College : 28 Km
Residential/Non-residential : Residential
Any special activity undertaken. : Palliative Care