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The postgraduate students of Community Medicine are posted in the urban health programme for 18 months, which is divided as posting at urban health centre, academic activities, field assignment, and other special activities. The posting at CRHSP, Ballabgarh is for 18 months and is residential. Out of the total duration, they spend 5 months and 10 days each, at the sub-district hospital and both PHCs on a rotation. This gives them adequate opportunity to gain the necessary skills and experiences both at the SDH and PHC. The regular teaching programme includes seminars, family and clinical case presentations, operational research and problem solving exercises based on Health Management Information System and field data. Residents also participated in various activities conducted at the PHCs and in the villages under various National health Programme.
The interns are posted for a total duration of three months at the CRHSP Ballabgarh. This period is divided into six weeks at SDH, and three weeks at each of the PHCs located at Dayalpur and Chhainsa. The entire posting is residential. At SDH, interns are posted in OPD and Wards that help them in learning basic clinical skills, as well as in-patient management, including conducting normal deliveries. In OPDs, they are rotated in all the available clinical disciplines at SDH under the supervision of respective Senior Resident (SR). During PHC posting, interns participate in health care delivery at the clinics of PHC, sub-centres as well as in antenatal clinics. They are also posted at the delivery hut at each PHC under overall supervision of SR of Community Medicine. They get experience in community level activities such as supervision of health workers, follow-up of patients that have defaulted while on anti-tuberculosis treatment, supervision of sub-centres, undertaking outreach activities, immunization and other ongoing activities at the PHC. At the end of the CRHSP posting interns submit their log-book duly signed by respective SRs under whom they were posted for end posting assessment.
MBBS students in their 4th-5th semester are posted in the urban health program for five weeks and conduct epidemiological exercise, health talks and family studies. During these two semesters, they also participate in the Family Health Advisory Services (FHAS) in which they follow up their allotted families over a period of nine months and implement interventions to improve the health of the family. Recently, FHAS was remodelled to focus on chronic diseases , children, and adolescents. MBBS students of the 7th semester, of the All India institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, are posted at CRHSP Ballabgarh, in four batches for six weeks each. During posting students are taught concepts of epidemiology, are given an orientation to community health, including social determinants of health, community aspects of child health and mental health, health systems at various levels, and health programmes. The students also undertake a brief qualitative method based research project under module Orientation of Undergraduates to Community Health (OUCH) during this posting. Each posting of six weeks is concluded by an internal assessment.
Nursing and post certificate nursing
B.Sc. nursing students and post certificate nursing students are posted for one and half months at CRHSP Ballabgarh. This posting is residential in nature. They spend one month at SDH and two weeks in either of the two PHCs. They are provided training in antenatal care, management of ward, and immunization. They are posted both in OPD and in ward. They provide health talks, and IEC in OPD, and ward. Training of nursing students is supervised by a Faculty Member from the College of Nursing, AIIMS, New Delhi.