The department of community medicine is a basic science department within the Rashid Latif Medical College. The department's teaching commitments cover the disciplines of basic Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Epidemiology of Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases, Reproductive Health, Demography, Occupational Health, School Health Services, Mental Health, and not last the health systems. The diversity of the courses taught aims at imparting holistic approach to health and illness and prepares them to cope with the disease not in the individual patients but also to reduce it at the population level. The nut shell of the training is how to deliver efficient health service delivery to the people. In addition to classroom learning activities, the students undertake a research project, make study tours of various places where health services are being delivered and visit different work setting to observe their health conditions. A household survey is also a part of their training, which helps them understand the household conditions having impact on the health. The department is run by faculty who are fellows of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan having a rich experience in research work done in collaboration with international agencies and implementing various public health projects in Pakistan
The objective of Community Medicine department is to provide students basic knowledge. Our mission is to provide a stimulating learning environment that is enhanced by research procedures.