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Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote  well-being for all at all ages

  Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

 

Health Science is one of the strongest areas of Siam University. We have established the Faculty of Nursing since 1995, Faculty of Pharmacy in 2006, Faculty of Medicine in 2013, Faculty of Public Health in 2017. Next year, we are expected to offer a degree program in Dentistry. Our programs in Nursing and Pharmacy have been fully accredited by professional bodies. In 2021, the Faculty of Medicine has been accredited by TMC.WFME.BME. Standard for a long period until February 29, 2028. The Office of Registration reported that there are 1,254 students enrolled in the above faculties in 2021 and 1,195 students in 2022 (as of October 7, 2022). The number of graduates in 2021 was 229 (18.20% of all gradates in that year).

Number of Students and Graduates in Health Profession

Faculty (Health Science)

2020

2021

2022«

Enroll

Graduate

Enroll

Graduate

Enroll

Graduate

Nursing

500

123

477

134

382

N.A.

Pharmacy

413

41

428

48

454

N.A.

Medicine

297

29

318

44

313

N.A.

Public Health

20

-

31

3

46

N.A.

Total # students & graduates (Health)

1,230

193

1,254

229

1,195

N.A.

Total # SU students & graduates

7,862

1,209

8,222

1,258

9,040

N.A.

% of total SU students

15.64

15.96

15.25

18.20

13.22

N.A.

« As of October 7, 2022

Current Collaborations with Health Institutions

Health and wellbeing for all is our prime concern. Our health science faculties have ongoing collaboration with many health institutions. Thonburi Hospital and Thonburi Healthcare Group (THG) which comprises 18 hospitals all over the country have been partners of the Faculty of Nursing and the Faculty of Medicine. Last year, the Faculty of Medicine resigned MoU with Phranangklao Hospital (our partner since 2016) to accept our pre-clinic students for professional practices. In addition, the Faculty of Pharmacy also has strong collaboration with many leading health institutions such as Police General Hospital, Phayathai lll Hospital, Thonburi Hospital, Taksin Hospital, Bumrungrad Hospital. At local level, the Faculty of Nursing collaborates with Tambon (Sub-district) Health Promotion Hospital in Nonthaburi and Samut Sakhon Provinces, Health centers, Somdet Chaopraya Institute of Psychiatry, Mettapracharak Watraikhing Hospital, Health Service Center and the Nursing Division, Bangkok Metropolis Office. Internationally, the Faculty of Nursing has an academic agreement with Aomori Chuo Gakuin University, Japan.  Faculty of Pharmacy has signed MOU with University of Maryland School of Pharmacy for academic and student exchange while the Faculty of Medicine signed MOU with Belt and Road International Medical Education Alliance (BRIMEA), the People's Republic of China and JIEI-KAI Social Welfare Corporation and INAHO-KAI Social Medical Corporation, Fukuoka, Japan.

On September 27, 2021 the Faculty of Medicine has signed a MoU with the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine, Ministry of Public Health and Ratchaburi Hospital to work on Thai Traditional Medicine Service including the production of Thai traditional doctors and research on Thai herbal medicine which will be beneficial to many SDGs. On December 8, 2021, another MoU was signed between the Faculty of Medicine and Christian Hospital, Sang Khla Buri Christian Center, Kanchanaburi (Foundation of the Church of Christ in Thailand). The partners agree to support clinical practice of Siam University medical students as well as co-work in academic and research and services especially a project on herbal medicine of the minority groups who preside in the province.

As for the Faculty of Pharmacy, we have a long collaboration with Somdet Chaopraya Institute of Psychiatry on academic and research activities as well as professional practice. The MoU was resigned between the two partners on August 25, 2022 by the director of Somdet Chaopraya Institute of Psychiatry and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Siam University.

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https://nursing.siam.edu/

https://nursing.siam.edu/

 

MoU Siam University and Christian Hospital, Sang Khla Buri Christian Center

MoU Siam University and Somdet Chaopraya Institute of Psychiatry

 

Response to Covid-19 Pandemic

The situation of the Covid-19 pandemic is better but we still have to take precaution. During the outbreak, all faculties in health science have done tremendous volunteer work for both SU family and the public. We have provided vaccination service in various vaccine centers. Faculty members, staff, and students of the Faculty of Nursing have also stationed with high spirit at Thonburi Hospital, a field hospital in the Royal Thai Army Camp 11, and a hospitel in Bangkok. The field hospital was officially closed on June 14, 2021 with appreciation to our students and staff.

Nevertheless, Siam University believes that prevention measure for Covid-19 is still imperatives. As such, the University signed a MoU with Chaiyo Korea Co., Ltd. exporter of COVID PCR test kits. These kits will be donated in the efforts of fighting against the pandemic. The value of more than 6 million Baht of COVID test kits will be distributed to Thonburi hospital and other local hospitals as well as to the Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation from 11 January 2022.

 

 

    
        
Siam University donated COVID PCR test kits to Ministry of Public Health and Phranangklao Hospital

 

Closing of field hospital, Thonburi Hospital

 

Health Outreach Programmes

The Osoth Siam Pharmacy and Public Services

Siam University supports activities to promote health and well-being including hygiene, nutrition, family planning, sports, exercise, aging well, and other health and well-being related topics. For instance, a workshop on “Smart Ageing with New Gen Family Members” was organized by the Faculty of Nursing, Siam University with the collaboration of students from the Faculties of Nursing in Asia-Pacific International University (former Mission Hospital), Bangkokthonburi University, and Saint Louis College.

As for the Faculty of Pharmacy, the Osoth Siam Pharmacy was co-established by the Faculty and the leading chain pharmacy in Thailand (Fascino) since December 1, 2010. The drug store not only serves as professional training but also sells drug for common illness as well as provides valuable knowledge and free health services to the public-at-large such as blood pressure check, smoking cessation clinic as well as screening and transferring chronic patients. Throughout the year, the Osoth Siam Pharmacy has disseminated knowledge about health and drug via a YouTube channel, and a Facebook: “Osotsiam SU”. The links are sent to pharmacists in public health centers and village health volunteers (VHV) in communities around our campus. During last year, the Osoth Siam Pharmacy has shared knowledge about drug usage for the elderly, herbal medicine: alternative for prevention and curation of the diseases, all about “gout”, volunteer pharmacists for smoke quitting, long COVID, Monkeypox, mosquito-borne disease: danger in the rainy season, and hyperlipidemia.

The Osoth Siam Pharmacy has become a drug store chain of the Department of Health, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. Each year the department hold awarding ceremony to selected drug store based on 5 standards, (1) infrastructure, (2) quality management, (3) pharmaceutical service and advice, (4) compliance to rules, regulations, and ethical standards, and (5) community and society participation and provision of services. It is our pride that the Osoth Siam Pharmacy has been selected to recipient of an “Outstanding Performance Award” from the Department of Health, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.

 

 

 

Above: “Osotsiam SU” Facebook, Below: Infographic for Communities

 
  


  

Faculty of Pharmacy community workshops on drug usage for the elderly, herbal medicine and long covid

 

 

Students in the Faculty of Nursing working on “Healthy Community” project at
Lertsuksom community, Phasi charoen district

Screening for chronic disease at the Osoth Siam Pharmacy


 

“Smart Ageing with New Gen Family Members” project of the Faculty of Nursing

 


The Faculty of Medicine provided medical services to public on Prince Mahidol Day, September 23, 2021. Their pre-clinical students also provided voluntary work many times. On August 6, 2022, the students worked on the mangrove forest conservation and school development at Wat Kao Kaew School in Petchaburi province. Activities included building playground area, painting playground equipment, fixing bridge in the mangrove forest, cleaning and improving the environment as well as donating sport equipment and scholarships for students in the basic education institutions. Later, they volunteered to work in HadJaosumran district, Petchaburi province, by initiating projects in school cleaning, building repair, and providing classroom necessities and gifts to students on October 23. On the next day, October 24, free health check service was provided to the people in HadJaosumran Subdistrict Administrative Organization (SAO). Recently, the students participated in the “Covid-19 Prevention Program for Pre-primary Schools” organized by the Ministry of Public Health on October 12, 2022. The event was chaired by the Minister of Public Health.

 


Faculty of Medicine provided medical services to public on Prince Mahidol Day, September 23, 2021.

 


 

 

 Medical School pre-clinic students worked on mangrove forest conservation
and school development at Wat Kao Kaew School in Petchaburi province (October 6, 2022)

Voluntary work of the Medical school students at HadJaosumran school and Health center at HadJaosumran SAO.


Shared Sports Facilities

Siam University allows free access to outdoor basketball courts in the campus sports ground and the “Healthy Space and Learning Garden, Siam University”. Our Sports Complex Center also gave permission to use our facilities for charity events and school students. The pandemic has obstructed full use of the facilities and we have just reopened the facilities.

A big event was organized on June 18, 2022 when the University hosted the 8th International Day of Yoga. The event was well attended by over 90 members, local, and international students and community members. The Chief Guest of this Yoga Day was the first Secretary (Consular) Mr. Kesang Wangdi, from Embassy of India and Prof. Dr. Nitin Tripathi, Professor from AIT. Our President, Dr. Pornchai Mongkhonvanit actively participated and spread the awareness of Yoga to add the value towards SDG 3 Good Health and Wellbeing as Yoga is a pathway to “Clear your Mind; Transform your Body and Nourish your Spirit”.

Furthermore, with regards to sport activities, Siam University is proud to announce good news from our students who participated in the 31st SEA Games at Hanoi City, Vietnam during May, 2022 has won two medals. Miss Varunee Buahin from the Faculty of Communication Arts, who received scholarship from the University, have won the Gold Medal in Judo mixed team while Mr. Theerawat Jantajorn, also university scholarship recipient, received the Bronze Medal in Basketball. Also, our students had been selected to play basketball and badminton in the 2022 ASEAN University Games during July 26 – August 6, 2022. They have won medals in the Games.

 

   



The 8th International Day of Yoga at SU Sports Complex

      


Mental Health Support and Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Services

Siam University provides group health insurance to our staff and students. SU family and the public can use the facilities and services at our Health Center and medical center where one can receive services from experts in a quiet, and comfortable atmosphere. The Faculty of Nursing is active in providing students and staff with access to health services for either physical or mental needs. Faculty members from the Department of Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing have long experience in providing academic and service especially during the Covid-19 breakout. Recently, an online application with a QR code has been provided to increase better and anonymous health advice in such case as mental health support as well as other health advice including sexual and reproduction health care.

 


 Smoke-free policy

"Smoke-free" policy and campaign has been a priority at Siam University. We were selected as 1 of the 5 core universities for the campaign of Thailand Youth Institute (TYI), Thai Health Promotion Foundation and Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation. The Faculty of Nursing and Faculty of Pharmacy regularly give advice and disseminate knowledge about harmful of smoking, electric cigarettes and hold campaigns on the annual “World No Tobacco Day” on May 31 within the campus as well as school students and general public. The activities were organized year-round in the Osoth Siam Pharmacy. Most importantly, a team of students and faculty members from the Faculty of Pharmacy has just received a consolation prize in the Online Social Media Innovation Competition from their work on quitting electric cigarettes under the concept of “Nursing student leaders and their challenging role for Smoke Free and Prevention of NCDs from Cigarettes” from the Nurses' Association of Thailand under The Royal Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Srinagarindra.


  

Above: Voulnteer Pharmacists for Smoke Quitting Campaign

Below: Quit Smoking Campaign on “World No Tobacco Day” on May 31, 2022 organized by the Osoth Siam Pharmacy and Public Health Center 62 at Siam University and Intra Community, Phasi charoen district