Family Medicine & Public Health Department
  • About
  • Mission & Vision
  • Services

About Family Medicine & Public Health Department

Established in 1986, the Department of Family Medicine & Public Health is one of the major clinical departments in the College of Medicine & Health Sciences (COM&HS) and Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH). The clinical services are provided through the University Health Centre and the Student Clinic. The SQU Health Centre is a pioneer primary care institution in Oman. It is the first health centre in the country to receive international accreditation as a “model health centre” by the Arab Board of Medical Specializations and by the Royal College of General Practitioners, UK, for clinical services and training of family medicine residents. Our Health Centre is a leading primary healthcare centre (PHC) in Oman in terms of PHC ideology, quality, comprehensiveness of care and preventive services.

Vision

The Department aspire for:

  • Provision of patient and family-centred, comprehensive, high quality, evidence-based and cost effective health care.
  • Development and maintenance of quality medical education for students and residents.
  • Promotion and dissemination of knowledge important to clinical, teaching and improvement of health care of the population.

 

Mission

The Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, Sultan Qaboos University, College of Medicine and Health Sciences is an academic and clinical department dedicated to the advancement of family medicine specialty through the development of outstanding educational, research, and clinical care programmes aimed at teaching and providing high quality, patient-centred primary health care. Thus, the mission of the Department is to enhance the health of the population through leadership in quality education, research, and patient care in Family Medicine, and Public Health.

Services

The University Health Centre is open from Sunday to Thursday, from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. The centre is staffed by family physicians and family medicine residents. A total of 40,869 patients were seen at the Health Centre in 2018. The Department runs separate clinics for Antenatal and Postnatal Care besides the MOH extended programme of immunisation for children and adults. The Dermatology Clinic receives referrals from various departments in SQUH and from all over the country for consultation and for performing various procedures including laser treatment. The Student Clinic serves SQU students for all of their primary health care needs. It offers the following clinics: General Appointments; Walk-in and Smoking Cessation.