Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • How to survive your first year in medical school

    How to survive your first year in medical school

    published on: 17 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

  • 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

  • Top-notch Medical Education in Malaysia with NUMed

    Top-notch Medical Education in Malaysia with NUMed

    published on: 18 July 2018

  • Monash and Newcastle Universities’ offer united research strengths to South East Asia

    Monash and Newcastle Universities’ offer united research strengths to South East Asia

    published on: 24 May 2018

  • NUMed teacher wins Global Teaching Excellence Award

    Albert Einstein once said that ‘Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think’.

    published on: 11 May 2018

  • Getting a head start for medical school

    Aspiring medical doctors can often feel intimidated by the next stage of their education, particularly after studying for their A Levels. It can be a daunting experience if the transition feels like a big jump.

    published on: 6 May 2018

  • Interprofessional Education

    Interprofessional education (IPE) occurs when students or members of two or more professions learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care (CAIPE, 2013).

    published on: 5 April 2018

  • Globally Acclaimed Medical Education in Malaysia

    New developments are constantly taking place in the field of medicine and healthcare, with both research and experience harnessed to create groundbreaking technologies and implement better practices.

    published on: 7 May 2018

  • The many benefits of AMSA NUMed’s Pre-Med Workshop

    published on: 4 April 2018

  • Yayasan Khazanah Scholarship Application is now open

    We are pleased to announce that Yayasan Khazanah Scholarship Application is now open.

    published on: 16 March 2018

  • An Intensive Two-Day Workshop on Regression Models using SPSS

    This two-day intensive workshop provides an introduction to regression models, a powerful family of methods, which can be used to test hypotheses, quantify the magnitude and precision of effects and make predictions.

    published on: 15 February 2018

  • The alternative pathway to a medical degree offered by Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

    Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) now offers an alternative and more efficient route to medical school for those aspiring to become medical doctors.

    published on: 8 February 2018

  • Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia - Open Day 2018

    Choosing where you study is a big decision.

    published on: 7 February 2018

  • Grooming Graduates with Passion

    Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) gives students an environment where they can learn from the best, gain ample practical experiences and lead a fulfilling lifestyle.

    published on: 20 December 2017

  • Meet the CEO of Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

    Meet the CEO of Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia, Professor Roger Barton

    published on: 30 November 2017

  • Pre-Med Workshop by AMSA NUMed

    We are pleased to announce that AMSA NUMed will be having a Pre-Med Workshop.

    Date/Time: 16/12/2016 to 17/12/2017

    Venue: Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

  • The First Step to Serving Humanity

    Hippocrates, Greek Physician and Father of Modern Medicine, famously said” Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity.” This is what Jerry Tan and Izham Halid, first year medical students of Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed), are discovering as they embark on their journey through medicine.

    published on: 4 July 2017

  • 400 visitors extract DNA at NUMed

    400 visitors extract DNA at NUMed

    published on: 13 April 2016

  • NUMed students find a home away from home in the UK

    NUMed students find a home away from home in the UK

    published on: 13 April 2016

  • Studying in the UK as part of your NUMed degree

    Studying in the UK as part of your NUMed degree

    published on: 13 April 2016

  • NUMed awards top performing students

    NUMed awards top performing students

    published on: 13 April 2016

  • Ten reasons to study the Newcastle University Foundation Certificate in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

    Ten reasons to study the Newcastle University Foundation Certificate in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

    published on: 13 April 2016

  • NUMed launches alternative pathway to medicine degree

    NUMed launches alternative pathway to medicine degree

    published on: 13 April 2016

  • NUMed hosts expert Channel NewsAsia Panel

    NUMed hosts expert Channel NewsAsia Panel

    published on: 13 April 2016

  • Second graduation at NUMed

    The second cohort of students pursuing the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) graduated this month.

    published on: 12 April 2016

  • Halloween is a spooktacular success at NUMed

    Halloween is a spooktacular success at NUMed

    published on: 12 April 2016

  • Winner of Research Impact Guardian University Awards 2016

    Our pioneering mitochondrial diseases research work has been recognised in the Guardian University Awards 2016. Find out why this work matters.   

    published on: 17 March 2016

  • Happy Chinese New Year

    Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia would like to take the opportunity to wish all of our friends and colleagues a Happy Chinese New Year. May good luck and good fortune always be with you : View Chinese New Year Card

    published on: 5 February 2016

  • Newcastle University ranked in world's Top 100 for International Outlook

    Newcastle University is one of the ‘most international universities' in the world, according to a new study.

    published on: 19 January 2016

  • Newcastle academics take on Asia's 'Question Time'

    A series of six hard-hitting televised debates featuring senior Newcastle University academics is about to be broadcast across South East Asia as part of Channel NewsAsia’s influential Perspectives series.

    published on: 10 December 2015

  • Happy Deepavali

    Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia would like to take the opportunity to wish all of our friends and colleagues Happy Deepavali.  Take care of yourself and your loved ones during this festive season. Enjoy the holidays! View Deepavali Card

    published on: 5 November 2015

  • Minister of Higher Education attends NUMed Graduation Ceremony

    NUMed was delighted to have the Minister of Education as guest of honour at our recent graduation ceremony

    published on: 3 November 2015

  • From research to remedy - how biomedical science has shaped medicine

    From research to remedy - how biomedical science  has shaped medicine 

    published on: 13 August 2015

  • Learning comes to life at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

    Learning comes to life at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

    published on: 6 August 2015

  • Selamat Hari Raya

    Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia would like to take the opportunity to wish all of our friends and colleagues Selamat Hari Raya.  Take care of yourself and your loved ones during this festive season. Enjoy the holidays! View Hari Raya Card

    published on: 15 July 2015

  • Five minutes with Reg Jordan

    Looking to the future.

    published on: 28 June 2015

  • General Medical Council recognises Malaysian House Officer training for first time

    UK-Recognised House Officer Training

    published on: 11 June 2015

  • General Medical Council recognises Malaysian House Officer training for first time

    NUMed graduates can now apply for full registration as doctors with the UK General Medical Council as well as the Malaysian Medical Council. 

    published on: 8 June 2015

  • Newcastle University Medical School ranked Top 50 in the world

    A highly respected international ranking of research performance has confirmed Newcastle University as one of the leading universities for medicine in the world.

    published on: 29 May 2015

  • Combining Exercise With Laughter

    Future doctors play an active role in promoting health

    published on: 14 May 2015