Continuing Medical Education

How to pass communication skills for paediatricians course 2014

NUMed campus, Iskandar Malaysia, Nusajaya on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th September 2014. Download Conference Brochure (5.1 M)

A key objective of NUMed Malaysia is to contribute to the lifelong continuum of medical education. While the international campus of Newcastle University has only been established here in Malaysia since 2011, already we support a growing number of continuing medical education programmes.

How to pass communication skills for paediatricians course 2014

Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia will host this Communications Course which is aimed at Paediatric medical officers doing their postgraduate exams.

The objective of the course is to train medical officers in UK style communication skills in order to help them pass their examinations

Friday 26th and Saturday 27th September 2014. Download Conference Brochure (5.1 M)


To register, complete and return the registration form


Elaine Chiang


DAY 1 : 26th September (Friday)

  • 1200-1300 Registration + lunch
  • 1300-1315 Introduction and welcome - Iskandar lecture theatre (Dr Elaine Chiang)
  • 1315-1400 Communication and history taking stations: structure and common pitfalls (Dr Yew Kian Teck)
  • 1400-1445 Calgary Cambridge framework (Dr Christian Harkensee)
  • 1445 -1530 Advance communication skills (Dr Elaine Chiang)
  • 1530-1545 Break
  • 1545-1645 Demonstration (in Iskandar) and practice in 3 groups with roleplayers (smart rooms)
  • 1645– 1700 Summary and close (Dr Elaine Chiang)
  • 1830 Faculty dinner Riverwalk Tandoor

DAY 2 : 27th September (Saturday)

  • 0800-0830 Introduction + breakfast (CPD area)
  • 0830-1030 History taking and management station teaching and practice (3 groups rotating)
  • 1030-1045 Break
  • 1045-1245 Communication station teaching and practice (6 groups rotating)\
  • 1245-1330 Lunch
  • 1330-1340 Prep for mock exam group 1
  • 1340-1500 Group 1 Mock exam (group 2 break)
  • 1500-1615 Group 2 Mock exam (group 1 break)
  • 1615-1645 Evaluation, summary and close

Dr Elaine Chiang
(course director)
NUMed, Nusajaya

Dr K.T Yew
Hospital Pakar Sultana Fatimah,

Dr C. Harkensee
NUHS, Singapore

Dr M Lim
NUHS, Singapore

Forthcoming Events

  • 11th October 2014: Regional Meeting of the Malaysian Society of Geriatric Medicine Download the conference brochure (1.5 M) Registration Form for MSGM Conference
  • 16th - 18th & 20th - 21st October 2014: Ministry of Health, Royal College of Physicians and Newcastle University: Faculty Development for Doctors in Malaysia.
  • September 2015: Engaging in Partnerships to Promote Asian Resiratory Health

To register your interest with any of the forthcoming events taking place at NUMed, please complete the 'Registration of Interest' form

Past Events

  • 15th & 16th August: 3rd Malaysian Breast and Endocrine Surgery Course 2014
  • 1st March 2014: International Translational Research Conference. 'Personalised Medicine - From bench to individual bedside'
  • 11th - 13th & 16th - 17th September 2013: Third RCP workshop.
  • 3rd and 4th July 2013: Laerdal MiniSUN workshop.