Johor Bahru, 21st January 2019 – The Sales and Marketing Department of Asia Metropolitan University (AMU) successfully organized a Thaipusam Health Screening Camp for the Indian community in Johor Bahru. The camp was held in three different locations; Kovil Sri Bala Subramaniar, Kovil Sri Subramaniar Paripalana Saba and Kovil Sri Bala Subramaniar (Skudai). Ensuring a smooth event was 13 staff and 45 MBBS students from AMU.
The programme aimed to provide basic medical advice. The Organizing committee said the University held such screening camp as a public service because most Malaysians do not undergo regular medical check-ups be it on a monthly or yearly basis. The basic health screening included height and weight check, blood pressure check and cholesterol level check.
This multifaceted programme is in line with the university’s focus on producing graduates that are not only book-smart but are exposed to practice-based learning and hands-on experience. In this way, students are challenged out from their comfort zone as they experience such projects.
From its humble inception in 2004, AMU has grown into a full-fledged university offering a wide range of programmes in Business, Accounting, ICT, Computer Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences from undergraduate to post-graduate levels.