Basics of Community Medicine is primarily meant for the undergraduate medical students. This field of Medicine is of immense importance to tackle the communicable and non-communicable diseases specifically in the developing countries. Hence, conceptual clarity of this subject is of prime importance for the students. At present, there is no such book available that simplifies the subject matter for the benefit of students to ease their conceptual understanding. This book is a sincere attempt to fill that void.
The present book also covers the fundamentals of epidemiology, statistical methods and details related to the Indian National Programmes and Policies on health matters. The first volume of the book deals with general concepts of health and diseases, effects of environment on health, general concepts of epidemiology and disease-specific epidemiology of communicable and non-communicable diseases. The second volume mainly covers other aspects related to health, such as nutrition and health, healthcare of the vulnerable group, healthcare delivery system of India and basic statistical methods used in the field of medicine.
The book would also be helpful to the dental, nursing and paramedical students to properly understand the subject of Community Medicine and its application.