The Department of Community Medicine since its inception in 1998 is committed to teach medical and health science students and helps them to achieve the required knowledge and skills related to health promotion and prevention and to link that with their clinical competencies.
The Department is also aspiring and helping students to conduct researches in various aspects of health and to present their research in national undergraduate scientific forum.
As part of the commitment of to the society, faculties in the department along with undergraduate and postgraduate students conduct every year health campaign and many outreach educational activities.
Sensing the need for specialized professionals in the field of Public Health, the Department has taken the initiative, invested its resources in developing a graduate program in Public Health, (MPH Program). The program has been developed in accordance with international standards and had received initial accreditation by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, UAE (MOHESR, UAE) in 2010. It is meant to not only compare well with programs provided by professional bodies and institutes of standing in this field, but also, to be flexible and appropriate to the growing needs of the community it is intended to serve.