Establishment of primary care centre for University Malaysia Sabah

Viegas, Claire Maria (2006) Establishment of primary care centre for University Malaysia Sabah. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 18 (2). pp. 51-55. ISSN 1010-5395


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University Malaysia Sabah campus moved to its present site in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia in 1999. A health centre was included in the development plans and a two-storey building was constructed to provide the facility for in-patient and outpatient care. Clinical catchments include 10,000 students, 1000 academic and support staff. The medical faculty was inaugurated in 2003, and it was given the responsibility to establish and run the facility for students and staff of the University. This paper describes the development of the facility from merely a physical structure to what is now a comprehensive, functional outpatient service catering for student healthcare, screening, preventive medicine and health promotional activities. Currently, these services are provided by the faculty members of the Medical School. The incorporation of the medical student teaching and collaborative research adds intangible value to the facility. Future plans for expansion include specialist medical services.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Health promotion, Healthcare, Research, Teaching, University clinic
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA1-1270 Public aspects of medicine > RA960-1000.5 Medical centers. Hospitals. Dispensaries. Clinics Including ambulance service, nursing homes, hospices
Department: SCHOOL > School of Medicine
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2012 15:06
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2017 11:05

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