These courses are a continuation of the axis on Professionalism which begins during the first year. Emphasis during the second year is in patient-confidentiality issues, ethical and professional behavior in the doctor-patient relationship and patient's rights vis a vis societal, religious and cultural beliefs, and other scenarios.


The concepts acquired during the first year in the Community Medicine and Research I course are expanded in this course. This course explores the principles, concepts and methods employed in epidemiologic research, with examples from the literature in communicable and non-communicable diseases. Community health focuses on the health of population or groups. The class will cover a broad range of community health issues and will focus on strategies to improve the health of a population with emphasis on health principles and acquire in-depth of specific health topics through group and individual projects in collaboration with the Community Medicine Program.