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ABOUT

ABOUT

MESSAGE FROM THE ORGANISING CHAIRPERSON

Welcome to the website of the Office of the Campus Director. IIUM Kuantan Campus is located in Kuantan town, the heart of Pahang State.  We are blessed to have such a remarkable community coming from diverse cultures and backgrounds.Our Campus comprises six science based kulliyyahs, apart from the major administration department, we have various facilities to offer, however, we still put our students at the centre of our focus. Our campus is designed to enable our community to progress at the pace that suites our abilities and circumstances.Our aim is to make high quality facilities available for innumerable needs. Through OCD, we bring experiences to collaborative activities in which we hope to engage locally, nationally and internationally.Our world is changing rapidly due to technological advances, migration and residential patterns, and global economic, environmental, political and social conditions. In such an environment, we need ongoing assessment that will help to inform the educational programs, policies and related strategies in order to meet the needs, interests, expectations and aspirations of individuals and communities alike.

I am Prof. Dr. Kamaruzzaman Yunusthe Campus Director.

 

In 2013, the university has initiated and organised a well-attended first World Congress on Integration and Islamicisation of Acquired Human Knowledge, with the theme “the Need to Apply the Paradigm of Tawhid as an Alternative to the Secular Paradigm”. The second session of the same congress was held in 2016, with the theme “Incorporating Moral Values and Maqasid Al-Shari’ah into Medical and Health Care Practices”. Each of these sessions of the Congress attracted more than three (3) hundred international and local speakers and presenters from Asia, Africa, America and Europe. More than 90 selected papers presented in 2016 session were published in SCOPUS journals, while the rest were published in non-Scopus journals. The university has decided to hold the Third Session of the World Congress on Integration and Islamicisation of Acquired Human Knowledge (WCII 3), in March 2020. The theme of WCII 3, 2020 is “Incorporating Ethical Values and Maqasid Al Shariah in Sustainable Healthcare and Wellbeing”. The organising committee hopes to bring about 300 presenters and participants to address certain aspects of contemporary medical and healthcare sciences, particularly areas of harm reduction and mental health. The proceedings of the Congress would be in Arabic, English and Malay-Indonesian languages.

Students, researchers and academicians whose works are focused on the integration of human knowledge in the areas of medical and healthcare sciences as well as those who seek to understand the role of moral values and Maqasid al-Shari’ah in medical and healthcare practices, in a more comprehensive framework. Educators as well as those interested in the relationship between what can be achieved and what ought to be achieved in medical and health sciences are also welcomed to participate.

THEME 1 : Humanizing Technology in line with the Principles of Maqasid al-Shari’ah

  1. Philosophical and moral concerns about the advancements in natural sciences
  2. Incorporating ethical values and principles of maqasid al-shari’ah into medical and healthcare sciencesIncorporating ethical values and principles of maqasid al-shari’ah into medical and healthcare sciences
  3. Human intellect VS artificial intelligence: are we risking (diminishing) or boosting the functions and the stability of the human intellect? 
  4. Islamic world view on preservation of environment and natural resources for health development

THEME 2 : Harm Reduction: Balancing Between Biomedical Advances and Shari’ah Principles

  1. How technological advances in the fields of biomedicine and biotechnology are helping therapies to treat neurological and mental disorders
  2. Applications of harm reduction principles of Islamic jurisprudence and law in :
  3. Genetic studies and related interventions
  4. Medical profession and the practices of intentionally ending a life from Islamic perspective.
  5. The roles of law and regulations in harm reduction in the fields of medicine and healthcare.

THEME 3 : Cyberpsychology and Wellbeing in the Age of 4th Industrial Revolution 

  1. The impact of advancements in the fields of information communication technology and media on mental health.
  2. The place/state of human psyche and mind in the age of post-material sciences: is post-material sciences approach a challenge to mental health.
  3. Prevention and management of psychiatric and mental health disorders
  4. Resilience in young population
  5. Islamic principles of family health and parenting
  6. Role of Non-Governmental Organisations, baitulmal and other government agencies in medical and healthcare.

THEME 4 : INTEGRATION OF SPIRITUALITY & MENTAL HEALTH

  1. Islamic approach to mental health and the Qur’anic concepts of al-nafs al-mutma’inah (satisfied soul), al-itmi’nan al-qalb (happy heart), ridha al-nafs (happiness).
  2. Methods and approaches of realizing Divine ideals (qiyam al-wahy) in addiction medicine.
  3. Providing palliative and end life care, and spiritual care from the Islamic perspective.
  4. Self-harm: Concept, assessment and prevention from Islamic perspective

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