The Faculty of Allied Health Professions was established in 2008. Currently, the Faculty has 2 schools under its care:
Initially these two schools were under the School of Allied Health Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Science. However, due to the increasing demand of the allied health courses and its intense academic activities, AIMST University has restructured some of the existing faculties, following which the Faculty of Allied Health Professions was formed to oversee the specific allied health science courses in AIMST University.
The AIMST University allied healthcare program is designed to advance the comprehensive performance of allied healthcare providers in the dynamic health care environment. We address the healthcare workforce shortage by preparing allied healthcare providers to be a competent, compassionate and well-balanced allied health care practitioner to provide optimal health services to the clients and the society at large, and enhance their professional roles through evidence-based critical thinking, culturally competent patient care, effective communication and the development of leadership skills.
AIMST University offers outstanding educational programs in a range of health profession areas and promotes activities that foster the integration of health, wellness, and education.
Our faculty is highly experienced in their disciplines, have excellent teaching skills, and are committed to student learning through both teaching and learning. We provide an up-to-date learning environment in a variety of settings. Our many collaborative activities across programs on campus, and with other educational and healthcare institutions also serve to enhance the education of our students.
These allied healthcare programs are designed to prepare students to:
School of Nursing
As one of the world's oldest professions, Nursing is a challenging yet rewarding career with vast, international opportunities and prospects. It is also a vocation dedicated to the prevention of illness, alleviation of suffering and rehabilitation of patient of all ages and their families.
The Diploma in Nursing at AIMST University is a structured student-centred programme approved by the Nursing Board of Malaysia and Ministry of Higher Education. Theoretical learning is underpinned with practical experience in hospital and community setting. Clinical placement and training is conducted in special allocated government and private hospitals and also in state and district health clinics identified by Ministry of Health.
School of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy is an allied healthcare profession related with the prevention, evaluation and treatment of physical injuries and disorders of movement. This 3-year programme integrates the theoretical, clinical and practical input of the science of physiotherapy.
Students will gain experience in various disciplines of physiotherapy such as respiratory care, neurology, musculoskeletal problems and disability impairment. Clinical placements are completed in a hospital setting within the State of Kedah.
The programme also prepares the students clinical knowledge skills, and the attitude necessary for health education and competent assessment, prevention as well as treatment and rehabilitation of patients with physical disorders.