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The Community Medicine Department seeks to fulfil the country’s needs with highly qualified medical staff capable to assess the community health needs, alleviate its medical problems, and improve the people’s quality of life.


  1. To graduate medical doctors equipped with the knowledge and skills to be able to plan, organize and evaluate appropriate health programmes (promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative) in collaboration with other members of the health team in order to reduce mortality and morbidity in the community.
  2. To develop in the graduates the spirit of team work in promoting health and improving the standards and quality of life and environmental health for the individuals, groups, and the whole community in collaboration with other sectors.


  1. To introduce to the student the concept of Community and Family Medicine and its relevance in the health care delivery system.
  2. To equip the students with the knowledge and skills to be able to carry out studies to identify the prevalent health problems in the community, the causes and determinants of these diseases, and to determine ways and methods to solve these problems.
  3. Emphasise on the preventive measures of different diseases and increase the skills of the graduates to carry out these measures.
  4. Provide opportunities of training, learning, and acquiring skills and knowledge in Community and Family Medicine for postgraduate students.

To complement the traditional lectures, tutorials, demonstrations and practical sessions are used to conduct the syllabi of the curriculum. For this, transparencies, power points and audio-video recordings are used for teaching.