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INTRODUCTION

The Department of Community Health was established to conduct teachings, research and to offer professional services in the field of Community Health to all levels of communities in both urban and rural settings. The teaching activities include topics on recognising factors that influence the presence and causation of diseases within the community, behaviour, organisation, community health problems, control and preventive measures and activities, as well as other disciplines involved in public health. The teaching approach used is based on the three tiers of disease prevention, namely primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. In carrying out department activities and programs, community involvement is given due emphasis as it is recognised that elements within the community including the physical, mental and social environment as well as the cultural aspects interplay and have an effect on each other. Field of Community Health is no longer viewed as being directed to viewed diseases only, but has grown into a concept of community wellness. Thus, field of Community Health is to be treated as a holistic and integrated discipline. Realising that an individual’s health status is collectively affected by behaviour, attitude and beliefs, the many issues in community health need to be explored via the approach of research and community consultation. Therefore a community based approach and relevant strategies are to be employed in achieving the department’s aspirations, in line with the prevailing circumstances within the community as well as being tailored to evolving technology and social values.

MISSION

The Department of Community Health aspires to be a centre of excellence in the areas of teaching, research and provision of professional services in Community Health Medicine. This will contribute toward the improvement in the health status and well-being of the person, family, community and country.

GOAL

The goals of the Department of Community Health are:

  1. To produce high quality graduates who are competitive, independent and dedicated to lifelong learning in the field of Community Health Medicine.
  2. To contribute toward the enrichment of an efficient, transparent and client-centred quality management system in the field of Community Health Medicine.
  3. To promote the activities of research and publication in community health medicine.
  4. To promote professional services and consultation in community health medicine.
  5. To establish a centre of excellence in the field of Community Health Medicine within the department.

ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE

  • Head of Department : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nor Afiah Mohd. Zulkefli
  • Head of Unit:
    • Healthcare Management Unit : Dr. Rosliza Abdul Manaf
    • Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit : Dr. Sri Ganesh Muthiah
    • Family Health Unit : Dr. Anisah Baharom
    • Health Promotion Unit : Dr. Suriani Ismail
    • Occupational Medicine Unit : Dr. Titi Rahmawati Hamedon
    • Environmental Medicine Unit : Dr. Suhainizam Muhamad Saliluddin
  • Program Coordinator:
    • Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Program Coordinator : Dr. Norliza Ahmad
    • Master of Public Health (MPH) Program Coordinator : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhamad Hanafiah JUni
    • Master Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program Coordinator : Dr. Suriani Ismail
    • Year 2 Medical Program Coordinator : Dr. Suhainizam Muhamad Saliluddin
    • Community Medicine Posting Year 4 : Dr Suhainizam Muhamad Saliluddin
    • Package 9 (MD Program) Coordinator : Dr. Huda Zainuddin
    • Package 11 (MD Program) Coordinator : Dr. Sri Ganesh Muthiah
  • Industry and Community Relations Coordinator for Department : Dr. Kulanthayan K.C. Mani
  • Scientific Officer

(See Department Organization Chart)


PREVIOUS HEADS OF DEPARTMENT

  • Col (Ret.) Dr Long Seh Chin (1999-2001)
  • Prof. Dr Mohd Yunus Abdullah (2001-2006)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hejar Abdul Rahman (2006-2009)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd. Yusoff Adon (2009 – 2010)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sharifah Zainiyah Syed Yahya (2010 – 2011)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhamad Hanafiah Juni (2011 - 2017)

CONTACT US

Community Health Department

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia

Telephone : +603-89472424

Facsimile : +603-89450151

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated:: 03/07/2017 [ahmadmustafa]

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