Health and sports sci­ence stud­ies

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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.

Med­i­cal imag­ing

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

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.

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