Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

Staff Profile

Dr Sarah Nufable

Associate Professor


Roles and responsibilities

Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs since 2014, I have been in charge of the following responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Dean of Academic Affairs in managing Essentials of Medical Practice (EoMP)/Phase I teaching and learning
  • Contributing in the development of faculty's teaching strategies in medicine by being a member of the Executive Board
  • Ensuring quality and accuracy of EoMP/Phase I documentation and learning materials
  • Providing academic support to EoMP/Phase I students
  • Taking an active role in the management, development and delivery of Phase I assessments
  • Actively participating in the development of the new curriculum
  • Lead of Simulation Team for Essentials of Medical Practice (EoMP)
  • Member of the Team Based Learning (TBL) working group for EoMP
  • Academic Mentor Lead since AY 20172018


I have been a  registered Doctor of Medicine since 2003. Although my most recent clinical experience is in Clinical Geriatrics, I have spent most of my career transferring my knowledge as a teacher and serving the underserved as a community physician. These were my main reasons and will always be my reasons in pursuing this career. Although I am purely teaching as of the moment, I believe that I am still reaching out to the society substantially by ensuring that the future doctors in the region will not only be men of science but human in their innermost core.


  • Curriculum development for Years 1 and 2
  • Collaboration in research on the effectiveness of real time online questioning in the learning of Phase I students
  • Suggested the current design for the name badge of medical students in NUMed
  • Facilitated the creation of Phase I practical guide in Anatomy
  • Pioneered the comprehensive geriatric management of home-bound, disabled geriatric patients in Valenzuela City in collaboration with the City Health Office

Qualifications, Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Alumna, Our Lady of Fatima University, Philippines
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education, Newcastle University, UK
  • Specialist in Community Geriatrics, Philippines
  • Licensed Doctor of Medicine, Philippines - 6th Place (2003, National)
  • Doctor of Medicine (Postgraduate), Philippines - Cum Laude
  • Bachelor of Science In Biology, Philippines - Magna Cum Laude


  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK
  • Member of Philippine College of Geriatric Medicine
  • Diplomate of Philippine College of Gerontology and Geriatrics Incorporation
  • Member of Philippine Medical Association
  • Member of Cavite Medical Society
  • Member of Philippine Society of Anatomists


    Module Coordination

    • Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Renal Medicine I and II (CRRM I and II)
    • Life Cycle 1, 2 and 3 (LC 1, 2 and 3)
    • Foundation Weeks (3)
    • Case 1 (Cardiac Case)
    • Case 25 (Ageing Case)

    Sessions Delivered

    • Cardiovascular Physiology
    • Clinical Skills and Communications
    • Anatomy
    • Nutrition
    • Public Health
    • Geriatrics


    • Prevalence of Diabetic Neuropathy among Senior Citizens with Diabetes in Key Cities in Metro Manila
    • Development of a Cross-Campus Interprofessional Education Curriculum in Malaysia for Pharmacy and Medicine Degree Students
    • Teaching Phase I Students Using Question-Based Instructional Design with Clickers