Health and sports science studies
THE Faculty of Health and Sport Science formally known as Faculty of Allied Health Science of MAHSA University, has recently established the Department of Sport Science. The faculty has three other departments – Department of Physiotherapy, Department of Medical Imaging and Department of Environmental Health.
Faculty dean Assoc Prof Chan Sook Chin who is also the Physiotherapy Department head has planned for research laboratories such as the biomechanics and gait lab, exercise and physiology lab in the Bandar Saujana Putera Campus.
Students and academic staff will be able to conduct research and practical sessions in the state- of- the- art laboratories and facilities. Assoc Prof Chan believes the success of any programme is not attributed to a welldesigned curriculum but other factors as well. They include organisation and management of the programmes; availability of up- to- date facilities and equipment; opportunities of learning in a variety of clinical, field and industrial settings; a team of committed and experience academic staff and motivated learners.
The graduates of the Medical Diagnostic Imaging diploma and degree are certified radiographers who perform diagnostic procedures using a range of imaging modalities to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses. They are essential members of the healthcare team, working closely with doctors, nurses and other health care professionals in a wide range of clinical settings.
The structured programmes will provide the students with the knowledge and skills to carry out diagnostic radiological procedures for medical doctors to make accurate diagnosis and treat illnesses by producing quality medical images.
The scopes of practice include conventional radiography, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and positron emission tomography, which will offer many career opportunities for future graduates.
Environmental Health Sciences is a challenging, dynamic and broad- based study of all aspects of human health, including the quality of life determined by factors in the environment, which include biological, chemical, physical, social and psychosocial factors. This programme empowers students with the necessary knowledge and skills in assessing, correcting and preventing these factors from affecting health.
The programme emphasises on workplace safety which includes noise control, ergonomics and safety management. This programme is also designed to provide graduates with critical thinking, management and leadership skills.
Graduates enjoy rewarding career prospects such as an environmental health and safety officer in the Health Ministry, Local Government, Port Authority, Waste Water and Solid Waste Management Companies, hospitality industries, manufacturing industries and hospitals.
All diploma and degree programmes in the faculty are fully accredited and graduates can seek employment in both private and public healthcare facilities. They include the Diploma in Physiotherapy, Diploma in Medical Imaging, Diploma in Environmental Health, Bachelor of Physiotherapy ( Hons), Bachelor of Medical Imaging ( Hons) and Bachelor of Environmental Health and Safety ( Hons).
For more information, call 1800 880 300 or visit www. mahsa. edu. my.
Faculty dean Assoc Prof chan sook chin also heads the Physiotherapy department.