02 Dec 2016

Shedding Light on Juvenile Arthritis

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What makes a childhood? Idyllic days playing with friends at the nearby park? Scribbling strange words and doodles in the back of school workbooks? Happy days with the family at the beach? Perhaps childhood is best surmised with a mindset: the innocent mind without a care in the world, full of curiosity of the wonders of the world, and the feeling of endless hope and joy. A contented and happy childhood is to all of us the most precious and […]

01 Dec 2016

IMU Lecturer awarded Fellowship in Forensic Pathology

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October 2016  - Dr Vasudeva Murthy was awarded Fellowship in Forensic Pathology (FAFMS (ForensPath) from Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences (UK). He is a specialist in forensic pathology and clinical forensic medicine currently working at the Department of Pathology, IMU. This fellowship was established in 2010 following a request from National Specialist Board in Forensic Pathology, Malaysia. This was to assess the pathologist to a level suitable for working as a senior consultant in Malaysia. It is a qualification which is […]

30 Nov 2016

Raising Awareness on Chinese Medicine at IMU

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The annual Chinese Medicine Week was organised at the IMU Bukit Jalil campus by the Division of Chinese Medicine from 31 October to 2 November 2016. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness and knowledge of Chinese Medicine to both the IMU community and the public. Students from seniors to juniors, with the guidance from the lecturers, worked hand-in-hand to ensure that this event is a success. Despite their busy schedules, all the students from every cohort actively […]

29 Nov 2016

Gynaecology versus Uro-Gynaecology

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Women today inhabit multiple and varied roles, ranging from office executives to serving as the glue that binds families together to designated caregivers for their friends, colleagues, children, partners and parents. Having dedicated their lives to the emotional and physical well-being of others, too often many women overlook themselves. Fortunately, there are dedicated and specialised physicians in a field focused on the prioritisation of women’s health. This field is gynaecology. The word gynaecology is derived from ancient Greek, with ‘gyne’ […]

28 Nov 2016

Intern of the Year Recipient Gains a Wealth of Experience during Internship in Australia

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Elisha Teh Hwee Yee has always looked for challenges in life that will excel her professionally and at the same time provide her enrichment in life, gaining her a wealth of experience. One of the challenges was pursuing work experience out of her comfort zone as a pharmacist in Australia. Elisha’s determination in achieving this goal has led her to pursue her internship in Australia. To realise this pursuit of internship in Australia, Elisha took 2 Australian Pharmacy Council papers […]

25 Nov 2016

Can We Fight Depression?

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No one chooses it. No one deserves it. It runs in families, it ruins families. Depression is not an emotion. Depression has no cause. Too often depression is conflated with sadness or anxiety. It is often treated as a taboo subject. It is like dropping a D-bomb in a conversation. How prevalent is depression? Table 1. studies on Prevalence of Depression in Malaysia Population No of Studies Reviewed  Prevalence Rate (%) Primary Care  3 6.7-14.4 Clinical   5 3.9-46 General Community […]

24 Nov 2016

Medical Doctor Working in the Oil and Gas Industry

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Treating many work related injuries while serving as a medical officer in the Orthopedic and Traumatology Department developed Dr Noris Tan’s interest in the prevention of work related injuries and occupational health. “I’ve never thought of anything other than orthopedics. But when I went for an Occupational Health Doctor course in National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), I met Prof Dr Abu Hasan Samad, who inspired me a lot to become a part of occupational health. So far, […]

23 Nov 2016

IMU Collaborates with PSM for a Cleaner Environment at Bukit Komenwel

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A clean and safe environment is vital for human health and well-being. It is therefore vital to clean the environment in order to reduce pollution, protect its unique ecosystems, prevent extinction of endangered species and conserve resources, such as water, land and air. With this in mind, the Academic Services Department (ASD), Academic Programme Development (APD) and the School Administrators teamed up to start an environmental project under IMU Cares: Gotong-Royong at Bukit Komenwel. This project is one of the […]

22 Nov 2016

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2016 – A Celebration of Student Innovation and Excellence

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Research is considered as an important pillar of a university. Involvement in research has become an increasingly important component of the undergraduate curricula. Research experience allows undergraduate students to better understand published works, learn to balance collaborative and individual work, determine an area of interest, and jump start their careers as researchers. Through exposure to research as undergraduates, many students discover their passion for research and continue on to graduate studies and faculty positions. The International Medical University (IMU) has […]

21 Nov 2016

Studying Chinese Medicine in Australia

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Hi everyone! My name is Amelia Ang Sze Yun, a Chinese Medicine physician at IMU Healthcare. I started my journey as a Chinese Medicine physician purely by accident. Dentistry was actually my first choice when I visited IMU, however, I did not manage to get into the dentistry programme due to the limited number of students admitted into the programme for each intake. I found out about Chinese Medicine at IMU by surprise, told my parents about my interest in […]

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