Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

Staff Profile

Poongothai Shanmugaraja

Clinical Instructor

Background

Clinical Instructor. 

SRN Poongothai Shanmugaraja qualified with a Diploma from Puteri Nursing College, Kuala Lumpur in 1995, followed by a Nursing Degree from Northumbria University . She has worked in various private Malaysian and Singaporean Hospitals before joining NUMed to become a Clinical Instructor. Her role in NUMed is to teach and supervise students in the Clinical Skills Lab. She is also involved in Simulation Teaching Team to prepare Stage 3 and 5 students before their clinical attachments. She is now pursuing her Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education which she hopes to complete this year.

 

Teaching

Phase 1 

Stage 1 :

  • Introduction to Clinical Skills and Basic Hand Hygiene – Lecture

  •  – Hand Hygiene Practical

  •  – Skills Revision 

  •  – Blood Pressure & Pulses 

  •  – Clinical Skills Revision

  • MOCK OSCE Examiner

  • OSCE Examiner

Stage 2 :

  •  – Basic First Aid

  •  – Venepuncture & Hand Hygiene

  •  – BP & Pulses Revision

  •  – Breast Examination

  •  – CPR Revision & Ethics

  •  – Hospital Visit Debrief

Stage 3 :

  • – Blood Glucose Procedure

  •  – Preparing Sterile Field, Donning of Sterile Gowns n Gloves

  • - Manual Handling 

  •  – Simulation

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  1. SimLAb (Simulation Lab) – Critical Care , HBP, Paediatric Emergencies, O&G Emergencies

Stage 3 & 5 :

  • Involved in simulation practice as “Nurse” to help medical students to practice clinical based scenarios.

  • Involved in giving feedback to students post simulation to improve learning.

     

  1. MOSLER

  • EJR ( Stage 3 ) – Translator

  • ESR ( Stage 5 ) – Translator

  • SIM MOSLER – as “Nurse” assisting medical students to practice clinical based scenarios.

     

     

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