Introduction

Department of Community Medicine is established in 2011. Previously it was combined and known as Department of Community Health and Family Medicine. 

Public health focuses on preventive medicine and health promotion. It deals with subtopics in epidemiology, biostatistics, research methodology, occupational health, environmental health, family health, nutritional health, demography, health management and health promotion. 

Academic

Undergraduate Programme

 

The department offers course of MBBS 4109 (Public Health) for undergraduate Year 4 medical students. Students are being taught on the principles of public health medicines, basic fundamentals and clinical epidemiology, biostatistics and its application in health services to the community.

The students will be exposed to the various health programs under Ministry of Health Malaysia, such as Communicable Disease Control, Non Communicable Disease, Demography, Family Health, Nutritional Health, Environmental Health, Occupational Health, International Health and Primary Care. They will visit rural areas in Jerantut, Pahang and observe how health services are being provided to the people in remote areas.

Students are also required to conduct community research. They will learn the complete process of doing a research from selecting research topic, planning for data collection, data collection proper, data analysis, presentation of research finding and executing the intervention programme in the community. In addition, they will be also exposed to Evidence Based Medicine where they will learn how to appraise medical articles.

Industrial Visit

Rural Health and Riverine Posting

 Postgraduate Programme

The department is preparing to offer Master in Public Health (MPH) and Doctor in Public Health (DrPH).

This will be a 3+1 years programme, which is divided as one year MPH and three years for DrPH.

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Postgraduate Programme
in Health Science

The department offers Master and PhD of Health Sciences (Public Health) programmes, under the purview of Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Kulliyyah of Medicine. 

There are two modes of study:
 i – Coursework and Research mode
ii – Research only mode

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Services

Research Consultation Clinic

Our department provides service for research consultation clinic. Booking for your appointment here.

Research Methodology Workshop

This is a 2-days course, held 2 times per academic year. The objective is to provide the knowledge and skill to conduct proper research based on sound research methodology. It is open to all postgraduate students, academicians, researchers and any interested individuals from IIUM and non-IIUM.

Basic and Advanced Biostatistics Workshop

This is a 2-days course, held 2 times per year. The objective is to provide the knowledge and skill to analyse research data using basic and advanced statistical tests. It is open to all postgraduate students, academicians, researchers and any interested individuals from IIUM and non-IIUM.

Scientific Writing Workshop

A 2-days course organised for interested internal and external organisations. An introductory course for writing and publishing scientific works.

Community Engagement Project

An initiative in giving contribution and engagement to the public by organising health promotion day and also conducting health study in the community.

Laboratory Equipment Loan

The equipment available for:
- Occupational Health Unit - Environmental Health Unit - General Public Health Unit

Research and Publications​

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Staff

Academic Staff

Asst. Prof. Dr. Hafizah binti Pasi

Head of department, assistant Professor

drhafizah@iium.edu.my

Prof. Dr. Jamalludin bin Ab Rahman

Professor

arjamal@iium.edu.my

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Razman bin Mohd Rus

Associate Professor

razman@iium.edu.my

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hashima E NAsreen

Associate Professor

drnasreen@iium.edu.my

Asst. Prof. Dr. Karimah Hanim binti ABd. Aziz

DEPUTY HEAD, Assistant professor

karimahanim@iium.edu.my

Asst. Prof. Dr. nor faiza binti mohd tohit

Assistant Professor

faizatohit@iium.edu.my

Asst. Prof. Dr. edre bin mohammad aidid

Assistant Professor

edreaidid@iium.edu.my

Asst. Prof. Dr. mohammad farhan bin rusli

Assistant Professor

farhan@iium.edu.my

Asst. Prof. Dr. Noor artika binti hassan

Assistant Professor

noor_artika@iium.edu.my

Asst. Prof. Dr. MUHAMMAD 'adil bin zainal abidin

Assistant Professor

adilza@iium.edu.my

Asst. Prof. Dr. muhammad zubir bin yusof

Assistant Professor

zubiryusof@iium.edu.my

Support Staff

NUR HAKIMAH BINTI A MANAN

SCIENCE OFFICER

nurhakimah@iium.edu.my

mohamad syazwan bin adnan

assistant administrative officer

mohamadsyazwan@iium.edu.my

SHIMAH BINTI MOHD ROSLI

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

shimamr@iium.edu.my

Contact Us:

Department of Community Medicine
Level 4, Kulliyyah of Medicine,
International Islamic University Malaysia,
Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Bandar Indera Mahkota,
25200 Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur. 
Phone: 09-570 4592
Email : commed@iium.edu.my