As per the prescribed syllabus of T.N.Dr MGR medical university, Venkatewara Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital has a fully equipped community medicine lab. Community medicine is one of the subjects of the Final year BHMS curriculum. Introduction to community medicine is done during 3rd BHMS. Students, during their third year are expected to complete 30 hours of theory class and 15 hours of Practical class fowled in their final year with 100 hours of theory classes and 100 hours of practical, as part of their curriculum.
Practical classes include field visits to Integrated Diary production and preservation units like Aavin, Water Purification Plant like Chennai Metropolitan Water supply & Sewage Board and Sewage disposal & treatment plant. In addition these students are taken for Industrial Visits with an object to understand Good Manufacturing Practices, Occupational Hazards and other safety systems or practices adopted in the Industry.
Besides the above, the Students of Community Medicine are taken to Primary Health Centres (PHCs) to understand for system observation, to Balwadi to learn about the school going kids Nutrition Profile through the “Mid-Day Meals Scheme” and to the State owned dedicated Community Medical Centres like TB Sanatorium, Leprosy Centre & other vector bond control research institutions.
In addition to that the Students of Community Medicine Department encouraged and facilitated to actively participate in various Public Health Awareness Programmes conducted by the Institution periodically at the College OPD and other peripheral health care units of the College, during International awareness days like Cancer Day, Brest week, TB Day, AIDS Awareness Day etc. . . . College conducts periodical medical camps, School Health Screening and other Epidemic Awareness and Preventive Measures programmes in association with Tamil Nadu Dr. M. G. R. Medical University, Chennai.
Students are encouraged and supported to actively contribute and participate in all Heath Care theme of the Year at National & International level.
The college has well equipped spacious museum, with display of charts, models, specimens, prototype, various programmes, Nutritional Charts, Vaccines Table (age wise), preserved foods & vegetables and other grains / pulses etc. . . . The Department encourages the students to design models and make proto- types or charts for references and to display in the museum.
Well-designed demonstration room is provided by the department for the students to understand the objective through “see-do-learn” model with Projector, Systems and other electronic learning support devices including data collection & storage provisions.