In accordance with the recent development in the concept of medical education, much importance is given to the teaching of Community Medicine in all developing countries including Bangladesh. The scope of the subject has broadened and therefore BM&DC curriculum has logically laid much emphasis on the subject. The department of community medicine is equipped with experienced Professors and teachers to make community-oriented general physicians in order to bring primary health care concepts successfully. In the departmental teaching, much emphasis is given on community-based research, environment, sanitation and occupational health, epidemiology of communicable and non-communicable diseases, community diagnosis and community treatment. Community Medicine in the new curriculum is part of the 2nd Professional MBBS Examination.
However, the course comprises 110 hours of lecture class and 160 hours of practical & tutorial classes and 5 hours of integrated teaching. There are 10 days of "Day Visits", 10 days of Residential Field Site Training (REST) & 10 days of Study Tour.
The department is capable enough of conducting an epidemiological survey by the students and is able to prepare a report for presentations & dissemination by the students among faculty members.