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.
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.
The goals of the Department of Community Health are:
(See Department Organization Chart)
PREVIOUS HEADS OF DEPARTMENT
Community Health Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Telephone : +603-89472424
Facsimile : +603-89450151
Updated:: 03/07/2017 [ahmadmustafa]
Dean's General Office
Level 3, Administration Building,
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences,
43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor Daruh Ehsan.