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Department of Epidemiology

  • The Department of Epidemiology was established in the Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R.Medical University in February 1997 with assistance from the Government of Tamil Nadu under the Part II scheme. A full time Professor was appointed in 1998 and the department has expanded in terms of man power and other provisions since thereafter.

    Objective

    • Research and Teaching are the twin important objectives of the department.

    Areas of Focus

    • The first activity taken up by the department was to establish a Clinical Epidemiology unit (CEU) with members representing other departments of the University. The unit has been recognized by the INTERNATIONAL CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY NETWORK (INCLEN). The unit utilizes the expertise of resource personnel from other Medical and Research institutions for its various programs.
    • The department offers 2-year Post Graduate course (M.Sc.) in Epidemiology and Doctorate programme (Ph.D.). Post graduate course in Epidemiology was started in the year 2001 for graduates in Medicine / Dental / Indian Medicine / Allied Health Sciences. So far, seven batches of students have successfully completed this course.
    • Research is an important thrust area of the Department and forms a major component of the job responsibilities of the faculty members. The Department strongly believes that the faculty members should also pursue Research in their own individual capacity in order to teach Epidemiology and Research Methodology effectively and with credibility.
    • In order to promote Research within Medicine / Dental / Indian Medicine / Allied Health Sciences colleges, it is very important that the faculty members and students of such institutions undergo necessary training on the basics of Research Methodology. Hence, short term courses such as 'Research Methodology and Biostatistics' and 'Evidence Based Medicine' are being conducted by the department once in every quarter of the year.

    Mission Statement

    • 'To achieve excellence in medical education, clinical practice and medical research by the rationale use of clinical epidemiological methods and critical appraisal skills and thereby equip medical and paramedical graduates with skills necessary for high quality research and rational clinical practice. To identify, prioritize and address health related issues specific to the regions of Tamilnadu and contribute knowledge and information gained through it for incorporation into the curriculum developed for under graduate and post graduates'

    Goals

    • To prioritize the Research needs by identifying different diseases including Non -communicable ones which contribute to the burden of illness in our populations.
    • To carry out high quality Research in areas relevant to the health needs of the community.
    • To conduct PhD and Post Graduate courses.
    • To serve as a Resource Centre for other Ph.D. and Post graduate students pursuing quality research.
    • To offer short and long term courses on Research Methodology, Evidence Based Medicine, Critical Appraisal and Biostatistics etc. for promoting Research among clinicians.
    • To envisage a statewide Health Surveillance System and build up a database that would be of use to make recommendations on policy issues to the government.
    • To bring in Clinical Epidemiology as one of the subjects in the undergraduate curriculum.
  • M.sc., Epidemiology

    • Master of Science in Epidemiology is a 2 year programme. Candidates will spend the 1st year at The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai undergoing training courses and being involved in on -going research programmes. During the second year candidates will work on their thesis. The number of seats is limited to four. So far nine batches has admitted for the course.

    Eligibility

    • Candidates seeking admission for the 1st year of the Master of Science in Epidemiology should have passed any one of the following examinations recognized by the MCI /DCI / CCIM /CCH /CCNY/ PCI / INC.
    • Should have passed any one of the following examinations recognized by The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University or any other University recognized as equivalent thereto.
    • MBBS/BDS/AYUSH/B.V.Sc./M.P.T./M.O.T./M. Pharmacy / M.Sc (Nursing) / M.Sc. Nutrition /M.Sc. Biochemistry /Anatomy /Physiology/ Pharmacology/ Microbiology and other Medical related M.Sc's
    • Permanent registration certificate from the concerned Councils
    • Three years experience in public health or clinical side after passing the above course will be a desirable qualification.

    Ph.d Programme

    • The Department is recognized for carrying out Ph.D programme. So far three scholars have been completed.

    Regular Short Term Workshop's

    • Research Methodology and Bio- Statistics - every three months- for Research Scholars, Post Graduates and all health professionals.
    • Evidence Based Medicine - Every three months only for government doctors since 1999 .
  • The Department of Epidemiology, TN Dr.MGR Medical University has been functioning as the Clinical Epidemiology Unit of the IndiaCLEN. A Separate Identity for the CEU has been established in 2006.The Department has been carrying out the projects in the IndiaCLEN with funding from the INCLEN. The CEU is also holding meetings on academic subjects and journal clubs which have been regularly attended by Doctors from Medical Colleges who were also members of the IndiaCLEN. Clinical Epidemiology Unit was established with the following objectives

    • To build a research Network in the State of Tamilnadu, through appropriate capacity building in the affiliated institutions of the Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University
    • To hold short term and long term courses in research methodology, critical appraisal and Bio-statistics for clinicians seeking to undertake research.
    List of CEU Members
    Dr. D.Shantharam, M.D., D.Diab., Vice - Chancellor Sponser
    Prof. Head, Dept.of Epidemiology Director
    Members
    Dr. S. Pushkala, M.D.,
    Reader, Dept. of Transfusion Medicine
    Dr. Jeevanandam, M.B.B.S., D.L.O., M.B.A., Ph.D.,
    Reader, Dept. of Hospital Administration
    Dr. S. Mini Jacob, M.B.B.S., M.D.,
    Reader. Dept. of Experimental Medicine
    Dr. S. Parameswari, M.B.B.S., M.Sc.(Epid), (Ph.D.),
    Asst Prof, Dept. of Experimental Medicine
    Dr. Jasmine S. Sundar, , M.B.B.S., M.Sc.(Epidemiology)
    Tutor, Dept. of Epidemiology
    Dr. Sri Lakshmi , DCH, Ph.D.,
    Reader, Dept. of Genetics
    Dr. Priya Kannan, MCE.,
    Lecturer, Dept. of Genetics
    Dr. S.G. Radhiga, M.D.,
    Reader, Dept. of Transfusion Medicine
    Dr. S. Hamsa Vardhini, M.B.B.S.,
    Tutor, Dept. of Transfusion Medicine
    Dr. G. Deepa Devi, M.B.B.S.,
    Tutor, Dept. of Transfusion Medicine
    Dr. S. Kalpana M.Sc., Ph.D.,
    Research Officer, Dept. of Epidemiology

  • Publications / Workshops / Students Projects

    Selection List - M.Sc. Epidemiology Degree Course 2015-16 Batch

    M.Sc. Epidemiology Degree Course – 2015- 16 Batch

    S.No. Name of the Candidate
    01 Dr.ANITHA. U.
    02 Dr.EUGENE WILSON
    03 Dr.RAVINDRA PRATAP SINGH

    XXXVI Workshop on “Research Methodology and Bio-Statistics” during 16th to 20th November 2015
    XXXV WORKSHOP ON “RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND BIO-STATISTICS” DURING 22ND TO 26TH JUNE 2015
    XXXII Workshop on “Research Methodology and Bio-Statistics” during 17th to 21st Nov. 2014

  • Epidemiology / Statistical consultation

    Researchers will be given guidance from PROTOCOL DEVELOPMENT of Medical Research for their Ph.D work/ Post Graduate Dissertation.

    A nominal fee will be charged for the Statistical Analysis of Research Data

    S.NO Courses Fees
    1 Preliminary Consultation Rs.500/-
    1 UG Dissertation Rs.1000/-
    2 PG Dissertation Rs.2000/-
    3 Ph.D Thesis Rs.2000/-

    Statistical Analysis of Research Data.Statistical Analysis Requisition Form

    Name  
      UG/PG/Ph.D
    Name of the Course  
    Name of the college  
    Project/Dissertation  
    Tittle  
    Emil Id  
    Phone Number  
    Payment Details THROUGH NEFT / RTGS / CHALLAN / DD
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    Date
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  • Faculties
    Dr. Parameswari Srijayanth,M.B.B.S, M.Sc.(Epid), (Ph.D.),br /> HOD I/C
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    Dr. Joseph Maria Adaikalam,M.D(Siddha)., M.Sc.(Epidemiology),
    lecturer
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    Dr. Jasmine S Sundar,M.B.B.S., M.Sc. (Epidemiology),
    Assistant Professor
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    Dr. S. Kalpana,M.Sc., Ph.D.,
    Research Officer
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    Mrs. S. Valarmathi, M.Sc., M.Phil.,
    Research Officer (Statistics)
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    Staff
    Dr. G. Srinivasan, Ph.D.,
    Lab Technician GR II
    Mr. D. Rajkumar,B.Sc., DMLT,
    Lab Technician GR III
    Mr. P. Ponnuswamy,B.Sc., DMLT,
    Lab Technician GR III

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