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DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

Community Medicine also known as Social and Preventive Medicine refers to measures taken to prevent diseases, (or injuries) rather than curing them or treating their symptoms. This is includes one of the strong components known as Public health. Public Health is "the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals." It is concerned with threats to the overall health of a community based on population health analysis and deals with population-level, rather than individual-level health issues.