The treatment and prevention of diseases have long been the foundation of conventional thoughts in matters of health. These thoughts have undergone changes, albeit slowly, towards the concept of a more holistic management of health, based not only on the biology of diseases but also incorporating aspects of sociological sciences, behaviour and the environment. This concept of health takes cognizance of not only the patients’ welfare but the welfare of the families and society as a whole. Rapid advancement in technology has helped to hasten these transitions in concepts, methodologies and the way health services are disbursed. These facts are taken into account during the development of programmes at the School of Health Sciences established at the Health Campus in Kelantan on the 1st of November 1999. The School’s main objective is to holistically expand the various disciplines in Health Sciences. Included within the ambit of Health Sciences are areas of specialties like Biomedicine, Nursing, Environmental and Occupational Health, Dietetics, Nutrition, Forensic Science, Medical Radiation, Exercise and Sports Science, Audiology and Speech Pathology teaching both at bachelor and postgraduate levels.
School of Health Sciences holds on to a philosophy that education drives the progress and development of humankind. The school is committed to fulfil the aspiration by providing holistic education to produce graduates with integrity as well as the capability to pursue their own goals and directions in life, in addition to contributing to the development and progress of Malaysia as an industrialised and civilised nation.