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  • The Brilliance of Biomedical Sciences

    Biomedical sciences is a field of research that is dedicated to advancing knowledge, technology and treatments in healthcare. Specifically, it is defined as the set of science disciplines that focuses on life processes at all levels – from molecular and cellular to the whole organism. It examines the biology of the human body and diseases. Thus, biomedical sciences encompasses a whole range of scientific subjects including pharmacology, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, neuroscience and more.

    published on: 21 February 2019

  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Teaching Fellow Programme

    Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) welcomed a fresh batch of graduates to its Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Teaching Fellow Programme, which is designed to provide a platform for them to take part in teaching the university’s current MBBS undergraduate students. Throughout the programme, the fellows will also have the opportunity to develop their own professional educational knowledge and teaching skills as they continue honing their medical knowledge using a variety of methods.

    published on: 21 February 2019

  • Delivering Academic Excellence From The UK

    With a history of over 180 years, Newcastle University expanded its operations to Iskandar Puteri in Johor, Malaysia, in 2009 with an aim to deliver the very best of medical education and research for the benefit of students and society in Malaysia as well as the greater ASEAN region.

    published on: 14 February 2019

  • Nurturing the Next Generation of Engaged & Skilled Researchers

    Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) is preparing to welcome a new batch of biomedical sciences (BMS) graduates to its BMS Graduate Research Fellowship, a year-long placement designed around innovation that expands fundamental knowledge, addresses societal and global needs, supports sustainable economic growth, and promotes health and wellbeing.

    published on: 14 February 2019

  • Grooming Doctors of the Future

    Being a doctor is not an easy task. In addition to being knowledgeable about medicine in general as well as their area of expertise, doctors also need to possess a sense of responsibility, dedication, compassion, empathy, professionalism, humility and, most importantly, good communication skills. But that’s just a part of it.

    published on: 14 February 2019

  • Giving Back to the Community: Delving into Oral Cancer

    Oral cancer, also known as mouth cancer, may not sound familiar; but did you know it’s the sixth most common cancer in the world? According to the National Health Services in the UK, approximately 6,800 people are being diagnosed with mouth cancer there every year. This equates to almost 2% of the total number of cancers diagnosed worldwide.

    published on: 28 January 2019

  • An Insight into Medical Practices and Procedures in Malaysia

    A career in medicine is highly revered and sought after in the world. To add to the appeal, medical doctors are also some of the highest paid professionals. Most people are aware that the road to becoming a doctor is longer than others and often not as easy. However, with ardour and proper knowledge on what this journey entails, one can be sure to thrive throughout the entire process.

    published on: 16 January 2019

  • A Vibrant Learning Community at NUMed

    In keeping with its mission to develop an attractive, supportive, and inspiring environment for its students, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) plays an integral part in creating opportunities that lie at the intersection between lifelong memories and service to empower them to make a difference in community.

    published on: 7 January 2019

  • Pioneering Medical Education in Southeast Asia

    With a history of over 180 years, Newcastle University expanded its operation to Southeast Asia in EduCity at Iskandar Puteri, Johor, Malaysia in 2011 with an aim to deliver the very best of medical education for students in Malaysia and to translate the benefits of both its teaching and research for the benefit of Malaysian society and the greater Asian region.

    published on: 4 January 2019

  • Preparing for Medicine, Biomedicine and more

    JOHOR BAHRU - The Asian Medical Student Association (AMSA) at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) recently concluded its NUMed PreMed Workshop 2018, a two-day preparatory course for aspiring medical students. The workshop, which took place on 15 and 16 December 2018 at the university’s campus, garnered a total of 88 people consisting of 55 participants and 33 members of the student committee.

    published on: 4 January 2019

  • Understanding Leukaemia

    Leukaemia is ranked 13th among the most common cancers according to the World Cancer Research Fund, with 437,033 new cases diagnosed in 2018. Leukemia occurs when there is an abnormal formation of white blood cells in the bone marrow, and it is a common cancer among children.

    published on: 4 January 2019

  • NUMed Honours Students for their Academic Excellence

    Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) held its annual Award Ceremony on 26 October 2018 at the Iskandar Demonstration Theatre in Iskandar Puteri, Johor, to honour its high-performing students. The awards were presented by senior University figures, including Prof. David Burn, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Medical Sciences and Mr Richard Dale, Executive Director of Finance from the UK campus, and Professor Chris Baldwin, CEO and Provost of NUMed.

    published on: 11 December 2018

  • Fighting Obesity with NUMed Health Camp 2018

    Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) held its annual NUMed Health Camp on 10 November 2018. Villagers from Kampung Dato Sulaiman Menteri and its vicinity attended the event, which was held at SK Majidi Bahru. The event was organised and conducted by NUMed’s clinical students with help from NUMed clinical staff.

    published on: 11 December 2018

  • What I Hope to Achieve in my First Year

    The brilliant cosmologist Stephen Hawking once said, “Where there is life, there is hope.” How true, for, he himself is a living example of his own words. He suffered from his crippling condition called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, leading to the death of neurons controlling voluntary muscles and being trapped in his paralyzed body. His mind and will however, never gave in and his passion for science led him to his ground-breaking discoveries. Fascinated by his spirit, I too was driven in to the wormhole of science, inspiring to be a pioneer in my field. My passion however is to understand the biochemical reactions happening in the mind and body, which led me to choose Biomedical Sciences in Newcastle University Malaysia.

    published on: 11 December 2018

  • Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia Celebrates Diversity at its Cultural Festival

    Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) was transformed into a global wonderland during its Cultural Festival 2018 on 16 November 2018. Organised by the University’s Student Association, the event, which saw the university’s clubs and societies representing the different countries of the world, was attended by a crowd of Medical and Biomedical Sciences students.

    published on: 11 December 2018

  • A Whole New World Awaits Graduates of NUMed's 5th Congregation

    Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) celebrated its 5th Congregation on 27 October 2018. A total of 126 students received their scrolls during this auspicious event, with 100 of them hailing from the university’s Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme, eight from its BSc (Honours) Biomedical Sciences programme, 17 from its Master of Research programme, and one from its Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education programme.

    published on: 30 October 2018

  • From Newcastle. For The World: Newcastle’s Bold New Vision and Strategy

    1 October 2018 marked an important milestone for Newcastle University. On this day, the University’s new vision and strategy, “From Newcastle. For the World”, was unveiled via a video conference across all four campuses of the Newcastle University family, namely Newcastle University, Newcastle University London, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) and Newcastle University Singapore.

    published on: 23 October 2018

  • Obtain a Distinguished UK Qualification in Malaysia

    The opportunity to obtain a UK qualification in medicine might be closer than you think. Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed), the only international campus of Newcastle University dedicated to medicine, opens up a world of opportunities for students in Malaysia and around the region to earn a highly sought-after degree from this world-leading institution in medical research and teaching, right on our shores.

    published on: 23 October 2018

  • Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia Welcomes New CEO and Provost

    Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) welcomed its new CEO and Provost, Professor Christopher Baldwin, on 1 September 2018. Professor Baldwin, who was formerly the Head of Biomedical Sciences in Newcastle University, UK, joined NUMed in (2015) as the Dean of Biomedical Sciences prior to his current appointment as CEO and Provost.

    published on: 23 October 2018

  • Giving Back to the Community: Diving into Dementia

    Did you know that every three seconds someone in the world develops dementia? In fact, it is estimated that over 50 million people around the world are suffering from dementia. Dementia is actually a term used to describe a group of symptoms highly associated with cognitive decline, which affects the individual’s skills, abilities and interactions. Although the likelihood of being diagnosed with dementia increases with age, it is not a normal process of ageing. Common causes of dementia include Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

    published on: 23 October 2018

  • Not Just Books and Exams: How Medical Students Cope with Their Busy Student Life

    The medical course is known to be one of the most difficult and gruelling courses that a student can take. With this perception, prospective students may be reluctant to consider the course as an option since it would mean that their lives will turn into an endless cycle of studying However, medical students use various methods and skills to make their university lives rich and fulfilling. At medical school, it’s not necessarily just “all work and no play” but an appropriate mixture of both.

    published on: 23 October 2018

  • Virtual Reality to Treat Children with Autism

    When you think about ‘virtual reality’, the first thing that pops into your head is probably ‘video games’. But virtual reality actually has a number of applications other than entertainment. In fact, the researchers at Newcastle University have developed The Blue Room, which uses virtual reality as a tool to help children with autism overcome their fears and phobias.

    published on: 23 October 2018

  • Why is a UK degree the best choice for medical education?

    Malaysia is currently facing an oversupply of medical graduates. So, if you are an aspiring medical professional, how do you make yourself stand out in this overabundance of competition? Acquiring a UK medical education degree will provide you with the skills and expertise to be remarkably more successful than the average medical graduate.

    published on: 14 September 2018

  • Benefits of Technology in Healthcare

    Technology plays an important role in many aspects of our lives, one of which is healthcare. The integration of technology in areas like biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, information technology as well as the development of medical devices and equipment has made significant contributions to improving healthcare and saving lives all around the world. From “small” innovations like adhesive bandages and ankle braces to larger, more complex technologies like MRI machines, artificial organs, and robotic prosthetic limbs, technology has undoubtedly made an incredible impact on medicine.

    published on: 14 September 2018

  • The Fast and the Furious Brain

    It has been decades of research and studies, yet the human brain remains as the most mysterious and amazing organ to all of us. This unique organ weighs about three pounds, which is only about 2% of a human’s body weight, yet it requires about 20% constant blood flow and uses about 20% of all the oxygen that we breathe. The brain may look like the head of the cauliflower but it is soft and spongy to hold. If you compare the human brain with a rat’s brain, you will notice that the surface of the human brain is not smooth like the rat’s brain – it has lots of wrinkles. These wrinkles are actually increasing the surface area of the brain, so that the brain can have more neurons without the need of enlarging the size of our head!

    published on: 13 September 2018

  • The Journey to Becoming a Medical Specialist

    Medical school is a long-term commitment. It can easily take over a decade for a person to become a medical specialist. Obtaining a medical degree alone will take five years. Furthermore, unlike other professions, medical graduates will not yet be considered qualified medical personnel. In Malaysia, it is compulsory for them to undergo housemanship for two years, during which they will rotate among specialist wards like General Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Emergency Medicine.

    published on: 6 September 2018

  • Medical Education Helps in the Character-Building of a Doctor

    Medical school is the first official step toward a medical career. It equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform the job. Still, technical expertise is not the only requirement to becoming a doctor. The character of a doctor matters as well. Patients trust and rely on those they acknowledge as a “good doctor”. But what are the qualities of a good doctor?

    published on: 6 September 2018

  • Bracing for the next infectious disease

    THIS year, marks the 100th anniversary of the Spanish flu pandemic. Spanish flu is probably the worst pandemic in human history. Nearly one-third of the planet’s population were infected and between 20 million and 50 million innocent lives were taken.

    published on: 20 August 2018

  • Early path to good health

    MALAYSIA has one of the highest prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) in the world. According to the National Health and Morbidity Survey 2015, 17.5% of Malaysians aged 18 and above are diabetic. This is more than twice the world’s average at 8.5%.

    published on: 20 August 2018

  • An education at home and abroad

    Moving abroad, no matter for how long, can be a tough and stressful experience. The new environment is often very different and this can settling in and adapting to the surroundings challenging. Luckily for the students of Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed), this is not an issue.

    published on: 17 August 2018

  • How to survive your first year in medical school

    How to survive your first year in medical school

    published on: 17 August 2018

  • Coloured Tapes on a Skeleton: NUMed Bags Gold Award for Innovative Teaching Method

    Sticking coloured adhesive tapes on a human skeleton might seem like a bizarre teaching approach, but to Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia’s (NUMed) medical students, it’s a fun, interactive and innovative way to learn about human anatomy.

    published on: 15 August 2018