15 Jan 2019 Learning about Research Opportunities at School of Health Sciences’ Research Day

Conducting research is an important component for the development of scientific thinking and adds to the body of knowledge. At the International Medical University (IMU), providing these opportunities for students at all levels, regardless of discipline is an important factor in their education. It is also important for these students to have a platform to present and share their research outcomes.

With this in mind, the University’s School of Health Sciences (SOHS) organised its very first Research Day on 26 October 2018. The event, which was one of the key celebratory events held in conjunction with the SOHS 10th Annivesary Celebrations, showcased research works from students of various disciplines. The theme of the event was “Quality Life Through Innovation” and it was attended by more than 150 students and staff.

The event started with Prof Leong Chee Onn, an established researcher and Deputy Director of IMU Institute of Research, Development and Innovation, delivering a talk on “Proposal Writing Skills and Funding Opportunities”. The talk saw Prof Leong sharing his extensive experience in writing successful research application. He emphasised that a good proposal should explain the problems and issues to be explored and why they are worth exploring. Besides, getting experienced panel members from a grant body to review and provide feedback on a proposal before submission will certainly increase the success rate. Overall, Prof Leong’s talk provided valuable advice and guidelines for all budding scientists and young lecturers in the audience on writing a good research proposal.

At the same event, there were a total of 32 posters in the poster exhibition section, exhibiting posters by staff and students that have been presented in various national and international conferences. Final year project students participated in an oral presentation competition, which saw a very stiff competition among 12 students from five programmes (Biomedical Science, Medical Biotechnology, Nursing, Dietetics with Nutrition and Nutrition). Their presentations were evaluated based on the project originality, information organisation, articulation, level of knowledge and slide design. Thien Vui Kien (BM116) won the first prize with his outstanding performance overall. The Research Day concluded with a prize presentation ceremony.

The SOHS Research Day was a success in promoting the research activities of the School, while providing a platform for students from SOHS to present and share their research outcomes.

Other activities for School of Health Sciences 10th Anniversary Celebrations:
Creating Awareness on Graduate Employability
IMU School of Health Sciences Alumni Celebrates its 10th Anniversary with Homecoming Night 2018
Gala Dinner Concludes IMU’s School of Health Sciences’ 10th Year Anniversary Celebrations

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