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.