Holistic pathway to health sciences

Real world skills: SEGi students are exposed to hands-on experiences during their studies at the varsity.

MORE than a hundred SEGi University students from its Sibu Campus have registered as volunteers at the Lanang Health Clinic Sibu, Sarawak, in support of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK).

The SEGi Clinic at SEGi University Kota Damansara, Selangor, has also been recognised as one of the Vaccine Administration Centres (PPVs) to help the government in their initiative of boosting the vaccination rate at the national level.

It opened its doors to the public on June 15, while SEGi Clinic Sibu, Sarawak, started operating as a PPV on June 24.

Both clinics are run by lecturers from the Faculty of Medicine, support staff, and medical students, the varsity said in a press release.

Recognised as “the first Malaysian university that earned five stars for prioritising society’s needs in Malaysia” in the 2016 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Stars ranking, an international evaluation system for universities based on auditing, SEGi delivers health care through a variety of fields, namely, pharmacy, optometry, dentistry and medicine.

The varsity said its health care professionals aim to maintain the mental and physical well-being of patients and are not only involved in the treatment of illness but also its prevention.

The SEGi Health Sciences programme provide students with an in-depth science background to prepare them as future workforce in the health care industry.

Health Sciences, the varsity said, encompasses a variety of sub-disciplines aimed at improving health through scientific research.

“The laboratories used for the teaching of pharmaceuticals chemistry, pharmaceutics, biology/microbiology are well-equipped with modern instruments.

“Our curriculum is designed and taught in an integrated manner throughout the four year duration of the programme to provide students with the scientific knowledge and skills in achieving competencies in the different disciplines of pharmacy.

“Visits and placements to hospitals, the community, and industrial pharmacies to prepare students for work-based training, are arranged by the faculty,” the statement read.

Accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and the Pharmacy Board Malaysia (PBM), its Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) is taught by qualified and experienced academic staff who are dedicated to research and are passionate about the profession.

The Bachelor of Optometry (Hons) programme comes under SEGi EyeCare which comprises general optometric, specialty clinics, and an optical dispensary for effective learning and teaching.

The SEGi Faculty of Dentistry, which is equipped with a fully functioning dental clinic and many in-house dental professionals and auxiliaries, aims to place quality oral health education within reach of willing minds and natural talents.

Here, the students are given hands-on practical training, which provides insights into working as a dental team and with patients.

The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme offers patient as well as student-centred collaborative learning experience.

“Our integrated curriculum is focused on educating our students in a patient-centred, science-driven, and team-based, high-value health care environment.

“The Faculty of Medicine provides diverse learning opportunities in a variety of clinical settings across the country so that students benefit from an environment that is conducive to develop their leadership skills and prepare them to become the doctors of tomorrow.”

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