KULLIYYAH OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES
The field of medicine has given rise to the concept of health which encompasses all aspects of social sciences, behavioral sciences and environmental sciences with emphasis on the disease and the patient. This form of health concept concentrates not only on those suffering from the diseases or ailments but also on those who are healthy.
Based on this advancement, IIUM has developed a new strategy in the teaching of the Health Sciences namely in programmes of Audiology and Speech –Language Pathology, Biomedical Sciences, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy, Nutrition Sciences, Optometry and Visual Sciences, and Physical Rehabilitation Sciences.
The aim of establishing a new faculty by the name of the Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences in the year of 2003 was with the aim of raising the standards of health sciences and also as a contribution to the national manpower or human resource in these fields. IIUM has a campus in Kuantan that houses medical and science-based faculties situated in Bandar Indera Mahkota, Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur. Currently, the Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences is sited in the Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences Building of the Kuantan Campus.
In order to equip the students with both academic and soft skills, of course there are also student societies and Allied Health Science Student Society (HEALS) is the society under this kulliyyah. The students have been organizing lots of programmes every year for themselves and, internal and external communities to enhance their skills as well as filling up their leisure times. These are some highlights of their activities.
IIUM is repositioning itself in this initial duration of 2019 - 2020 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nation (UN) will serve as a guide to all activities undertaken by the Kulliyyahs. Aligning with this new direction, KAHS has taken initiative to introduce these strategic efforts among its members through a townhall meeting on 21 March 2019. All members were briefed by the Dean of KAHS (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suzanah Abdul Rahman) on the aspirations of the University and efforts, target and measures that have been put in place by all quarters in IIUM. Also, the goals and targets of KAHS were explained. In the effort to partly achieve the goals, KAHS has proposed to the university a flagship programme known as Health Information and Knowledge from Malay Medical Manuscripts (HIKAM) which is led by Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohd. Affendi Mohd Shafri. Dr. Affendi proceeded to brief all members on the flagship programme, its aim and objectives including the history and the essence of the projects to be undertaken and how KAHS members can contribute. It is hoped that the flagship will run smoothly in the future and all the targeted SDGs are achieved.