Introduction

The III Year BDS students are trained in General Medicine to cater the medical needs of patients who come for dental treatments. They have exposure to learn a vast array of medical conditions and the various treatment modalities at Sree Mookambika Institute of Medical Sciences which is situated in the same campus. Faculty of the General Medicine department play an important role in teaching them.

The Department of general medicine at Sree Mookambika Institute of Medical Sciences provides care for more than 20,000 patients annually in both inpatients and outpatients. The Department of General Medicine is one of the largest departments of the Institution. The physicians are committed to applying the latest medical knowledge and technology to meet the needs of the patients. 

The department also conducts community camps where screening for various medical problems like Diabetes, Hypertension, Bronchial Asthma, etc., are performed.

The III Year BDS students have 3 hours of Clinical postings a week in General Medicine.

The III Year students are mainly taught about the following medical conditions and their management.

  • Preventive Health/ Infectious disease

    Acute and chronic infection
    HIV and tuberculosis

  • Metabolic disorders

    Diabetes mellitus
    Hypertension
    Dyslipidemia

  • Obesity

    Endocrine Disorders
    Osteoporosis

  • Respiratory Disorders

    Acute and chronic infections
    Occupational lung disease
    Chronic obstructive airway disease

  • Cardiovascular disorders

    Rheumatic Heart Disease
    Coronary Heart Disease

  • Gastrointestinal Disorder

    Acid peptic disease
    Acute and chronic infection of the Git
    Acute and chronic liver disease

  • Nutritional Disorders

    Anemia
    Vitamin and trace element deficiency diseases

  • Women’s Health

  • Adult Vaccination