Department of Family Medicine was formerly known as the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine which was established in 2005 in order to cater and enhance the needs of learning and teaching of medicine for medical undergraduates in general practice and public health. Later on, both departments were separated in 2010 for the betterment of the learning process of students and different medical disciplines altogether.
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Family Medicine introduces a diverse clinical discipline that deals with the whole patient and his own family. It is the medical specialty which provides comprehensively and continuing health care for the individual and family. It's a specialty in breadth that integrates the biological, clinical and behavior sciences.
Currently the department actively runs the Family Medicine posting programme (MED 4906) for Year 4 undergraduate medical programme. This Family Medicine posting is run concurrent with the Public Health posting in one of the three blocks or attachment in Year 4 undergraduate medical student programme. During the three months posting, the students will have five weeks attachment in Family Medicine posting (Department of Family Medicine) and another five weeks in Public Health posting (Department of Community Medicine). There will be one week of revision and followed by the examination week.
The department also offer the postgraduate programme; Master of Medicine (Family Medicine). This is a 4 year clinical training programme. In the first two years of the programme, the candidates will be placed in the hospital on the rotational basis in various medical disciplines. For the final 2 years, the candidates will be placed in an institutional clinic and government health clinics as part of their training to become a competent Family Medicine Specialist.
The Department of Family Medicine is also responsible for the management of IIUM Primary Care Clinic (PCC) since from 1st January 2012. Currently, it gives services to the students, staff and their dependents.
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