University of Malaya
Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Research
Master of Rehabilitation Medicine (MRM)
Master of Rehabilitation Medicine (MRM), Doctor of Medicine
The Medical Rehabilitation started as a section of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1969. Services provided were general physiotherapy, general occupational therapy and orthopaedic appliances service. In May 1995, the need to start Masters in Rehabilitation Medicine and Masters in Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine necessitated the shift from Department of Orthopaedic Surgery to the Department of Allied Health Services.
Rehabilitation medicine is the medical field concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of people with disabling medical conditions. The major goals of the programme are to identify the impairments that may curb a person’s activity and daily tasks; optimise physical and cognitive functioning; and adjust personal and environmental factors to enable better involvement and quality of life.