It is concerned with the Measures taken to prevent a disease more than finding a cure for it. It consist of measures like Genetic health, public health chemistry, biostatics, environment health etc.
The doctors of Preventive and social medicine will able to diagnose and manage common nutritional problems at the individual and the community level.
The posses the skills like interacting with other members of the health care team and participating in the organization of health-care services and the Implementation of national health programs. They take rational decisions, relevant to the Community and individual patient intervention along with collection, analysis, interpretation and Presentation of simple community and hospital base data. They also know the principles and Practices of medicine in hospital and community settings and familiarization with elementary Practices.