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  • 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