News - 2008

News Archive

DECEMBER

19 December 2008

The Department held an entrance exam for candidates entering the Masters in Public Health Course for the June 2009 intake. The candidates had come from all over the country and sat for the exam to gauge their understanding on public health issues. Later, Prof. Dr. Awang Bulgiba gave an introduction to the department and the program. More...

18 December 2008

Prof Awang Bulgiba presented on “Predictive Modelling Using the ACG system” at the Putrajaya Hospital on 18 December 2008. More...

17 December 2008

The Asia Europe Clinical Epidemiology workshops on Clinical Trials and Prognostic Research were succesfully conducted. The three days workshop was held at the Department and attended by participants from various agency including the Faculty and Ministry of Health. More...

14 December 2008

Prof Awang Bulgiba and Dr Mas Ayu conducted a 2-day course for psychiatrists from all over Malaysia from 13-14 December 2008 at the Damai Laut Swiss-Garden Resort in Lumut, Perak. The course was attended by 20 psychiatrists all over the country. The topics covered included basic statistical analysis and the use of PICO and RAMmBO in systematic review. More...

03 December 2008

The department received a visit from Post graduate students in International Health from Curtin University in Australia. The group was lead by their supervisor, Professor Helen Fairnie is currently on a field trip to Malaysia to study the health system of the country. A briefing of the department and of the public health situation in the country was given by Prof Dr. Awang Bulgiba. Prof Awang later presented them with the book "Health Care in Malaysia" by Dato Dr. S. N. Ghani and Professor Hematram Yadav. More..

NOVEMBER

29 November 2008

A/P Dr. Retneswari and Dr. G. Jayakumar launched their book entitled "Occupational Health For Health Care Professionals - Caring For The Carers" at the Hilton Petaling Jaya Hotel. The launching which was performed by the Hon. Minister of Human Resource Datuk Dr. S. Subramaniam was also attended by academicians and prominent occupational health practitioners in the country. The head of SPM department, Prof. Dr. Awang Bulgiba, academic staffs and students from the department had also landed their support and attended the ceremony.

26 November 2008

Lunch was given in honour of Professor Robert Cumming of the University of Sydney who was here as an external examiner for the MPH(Epid) viva. The luncheon was held at the Sri Melaka Restaurant in AmCorp Mall in Petaling Jaya on 26 November 2008. Earlier, he gave a talk on 'Lessons from Cohort Studies Conducted in Australia' at the UMMC Clinical Auditorium. More...

24 November 2008

Lunch for APACPH Conference organising committee - In accordance to the succesful organisation of the APACPH conference recently, a lunch gathering was organised for the organising committee and support staff at the Eastin Hotel. The chairman of the organising committee, Prof. Dr. Awang Bulgiba had thanked everyone for their effort during the conference and hoped that everyone would continue to work together in the future.

21 November 2008

Farewell lunch for Dr. Victor Hoe - A farewell lunch for Dr. Victor Hoe was organised at the department. Dr. Victor Hoe will be leaving for Monash University to further his study today. He will be on leave for 3 years to obtain his PhD degree. The department wishes him all the best in his next endeavour. Bon Voyage! More..

20 November 2008

Prof Awang Bulgiba together with Prof Hamimah Hassan (Undergraduate Deputy Dean) and Prof Christina Tan were invited to visit the University Medical Centre, Utrecht (UMCU) in the Netherlands in November. They flew to Utrecht on 15 November, 2008 and spent a few days in Utrecht as a guest of the UMCU. The programme aimed at the participants of UMCU’s student exchange programme which had been going on between UM and UMCU for the past 1 year. More...

11 November 2008

A short talk on "Video Applications in Public Health" was given by Dr. Alfred Zerfas, who is a public health consultant based in Melbourne, Australia. He had highlighted the use of videos as a media to promote social and health issues. Twenty-eight participants from the SPM department and the Medical Illustrations Unit had attended the one hour talk.

7-9 November 2008

The 40th APACPH Conference and pre-conference workshop was successfully completed. Nearly 300 participants from more than 25 countries had participated in the conference. The department had made significant contribution to the success of the conference. The success will not happen without the participation and hard work by every one involved. Congratulations! More in the APACPH site..

OCTOBER

17 October 2008

The Department of SPM would like to congratulate Dr Azlan Darus on his new bundle of joy weighing 3.2kg (Baby Boy) which arrived this morning at 1.35am .

SEPTEMBER

02 September 2008

The Department of SPM would like to welcome Dr Azlan Darus who have joined the as a Senior Lecturer. He will be attached to the Occupational and Environmental Health Unit.

AUGUST

25 August 2008

Dr Guharajan celebrated his two weeks with the Department by treating the staff of the Department with a nice "Mee Curry" during lunch in the Department on 25 August 2008 ... more

22 August 2008

The Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS) had their Open Day for postgraduate students on the 22 August 2008 ... more

21 August 2008

The department wish to congratulate the staff who have been awarded the Award for Loyalty Service, Excellence of Service Awards and Certificate for the services rendered in 2007 during the Awards ceremony at DTC, University Malaya on the 21 August 2008 ... more

20 August 2008

A short course on “quality management in health care” was conducted in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine on 18th -19th August 2008 .. more

18 August 2008

Professor Soonman Kwon the Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, Seoul National University paid a courtesy visit to ... more

18 August 2008

Professor Dr Awang Bulgiba Awang Mahmud and Mohd Roshidi Ismail conducted a Basic Biostatistics Course at University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) on 16th and 17th August 2008 ... more

14 August 2008

The Department organised a farewell lunch in honour of Syahril Syam who will be leaving the Department ... more

13 August 2008

Dr Victor Hoe Chee Wai was invited to deliver a lecture on dangers of tobacco smoking during the launch of the Faculty of Enginnering's "Tak-Nak" or the Anti Smoking campaign ... more

11 August 2008

The Department completed the development of ducuments for the Malaysia Quality Framework for the Master of Public Health, Master of Medical Science in Public Health and Doctor of Public Health, and the strategy planning workshop in Corus Paradise Resort Port Dickson from the 08 - 10 August 2008 .... more

07 August 2008

The Department of Social and Preventive Medicine hosted lunch in honour of Professor Aw Tar-Ching from the United Arab Emirates University in UAE .... more

06 August 2008

Professor Aw Tar-Ching who is the external examiner for the MBBS Phase IIIA examination presented a paper on "Medical Research in a New Country - the UAE" during the Wednesday moring clinical talk at the Clinical Auditorium in University of Malaya Medical Centre ... more

06 August 2008

The Department would like to congratulate all the Master of Public Health, Master of Medical Science in Public Health, Master of Public Health (Occupational Health), Master of Public Health (Epidemiology) .... more

01 August 2008

The Department of SPM would like to welcome Dr N.Guharajan who have joined the as a Senior Lecturer. He will be attached to the Occupational and Environmental Health Unit.

01 August 2008

Professor Awang Bulgiba and Dr Victor Hoe were inducted as ordinary member to the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia in conjunction with the 42nd Malaysia-Singapore Congress of Medicine ... more

01 August 2008

Dr Sanjay Rampal were invited to deliver lecturers for the 42nd Malaysia-Singapore Congress of Medicine Pre-congress workshop on Critical Appraisal .... more

JULY

30 July 2008

Dr Victor Hoe and colleague was invited to present a paper on "Public Health Policies and the Indigenous People of Malaysia" at the International Conference on Indigenous People 2008 at the Faculty of Economics and Administration on the 29th July 2008 .... more

28 July 2008

The Department will be involved in the Phase IIIA MBBS examination, which will be held from the 28th July 2008 till the 08th August 2008. The external examiner for the examination is Professor Aw Tar-Ching from the United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain, UAE.

24 July 2008

The Department had successfully organised the seminar o n "Effective and Efficient Disaster Management" on the 23rd July 2008 in Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya ... more

22 July 2008

Final Announcement for the Seminar on "EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT DISASTER MANAGEMENT" which will be held on the 23rd July 2008 at Lecture Hall 3 in Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya ... more

17 July 2008

Dr Victor Hoe has been appointed as a part-time lecturer by the Faculty of Allied Health Science, University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) for the year 2007/2008.

10 July 2008

Dr Victor Hoe was invited to give talks on "Ergonomics and Healthy Work Practices" and "Chemical Safety and Hazards in Laboratory" inconjunction with the Instituite of Medical Research's OSH week.

09 July 2008

Dr Victor Hoe was invited to give a talk on "Ergonomics and Healthy Work Practice" inconjunction with the Chemistry Department's OSH week ... more

08 July 2008

Dr Victor Hoe was invited by the Ergonomics Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya as the assessor for their Master and Doctorate candidates ...

07 July 2008

Dr Noran delivered a baby girl on the 26 June 2008 at 7.38 pm (Australian time), the baby and mummy are doing fine...

04 July 2008

The Department organised a farewell lunch in honour of Dato Sirajoon Noor Ghani on the 3rd July 2008 ... more

JUNE

25 June 2008

The UM Wellness Programme was successfully launched by theDeputy Higher Education Minister Dr Hou Kok Chung on the 24 June 2008 ... more

21 June 2008

The department organised orientation programme for the new Master of Public Health and Master of Medical Science (Public Health) candidates from the 17th-20th June 2008.... more

16 June 2008

The Department would like to congratulate all its staff for excellent work during the just completed Internal ISO9001-2000 audit. The department have again managed to pass the recent internal audit without a single NC or observation, and also received several mentions on our positive performance.

13 June 2008

The Department's staff have managed to obtain approval for four short term research projects funding from the Faculty of Medicine research committee...more

09 June 2008

The Department would like to congratulate Puan Sri Dr Norlaili Abdul Aziz on the presentation of the medal of PSM award for her husband YBhg Tan Sri Dr Sulaiman Mahbob by His Majesty the Yang DiPertuan Agung.

06 June 2008

Dr. Htay Moe from SPM attended the International Conference On “Civilisational Values, Environment And the Future of Civilasation” as invited speaker ... more

06 June 2008

The Univesity of Malaya will be conducting their internal ISO9001-2000 audit exercise from the 09 June 2008 till 16 June 2008.

04 June 2008

The Department would like to announce that the Medical Statistics Clinic that it has been conducting since January 1997 is now conducted by the Medical Education and Research Development Unit (MERDU). Interested parties can contact them at +603-7967 5739.

MAY

30 May 2008

The new Master of Public Health and Master of Medical Science in Public Health candidates had their orientation session on the 29th and 30th May 2008 which was organised by the University. The candidates were also briefed by the Department of SPM's Postgraduate Unit which was followed with Tea. The Department will be organising their own orientation programme from the 17th to 20th June.

30 May 2008

The Organisation and Management of Health Services programme was held from the 12th to 30th May 2008 and the debriefing session was held in Faculty of Medicine from 28th to 30th May ,,,, more

08 May 2008

This annual Golf Tournament between National University of Singapore (NUS) and University of Malaya (UM) is for the Tunku Chancellor Trophy, first played in early 70's ... more

08 May 2008

A Farewell and Appreciation Celebration was organised by the Class of 2007/2008 Masters of Public Health and Masters of Medical Science in Public Health on the 8 May 2008 ... more

07 May 2008

The one-day workshop on "Using EndNote X1" was held in the Department of SPM computer laboratory on the 7 May 2008 ... more

APRIL

30 April 2008

Karina Razali and Celine Quek will be leaving the deparment in May 2008, a lunch in honour of them was organised on the 30 April 2008 ... more

30 April 2008

The examination for the Master of Public Health and Master of Medical Science (Public Health) was held from the 11 April 2008 till the 30 April 2008 ... more

29 April 2008

The Faculty of Medicine hosted lunch in honour of Professor Bastaman Basuki the School of Medicine, University of  Indonesia on the 29 April 2008 .... more

29 April 2008

Prof Awang Bulgiba was invited by the Ministry of Health to conduct a workshop in Gems Beach Resort in Kuala Terengganu together with Prof Looi Lai Meng, Pro Sarinah Low and Prof Ng Kwan Hoong. The workshop was on Scientific Writing for Publication ... more

29 April 2008

Prof Awang Bulgiba was invited to be the external examiner this year for the MSc in Medical Statistics for Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) from April 22 and 23 in Kota Baru, Kelantan ... more

21 April 2008

The Department of SPM organised "Family Day" for all the staff and postgraduate students on the 19th April 2008 at the Peransang Templer Golf Resort inTempler Park ... more

18 April 2008

Professor Awang Bulgiba gave the Department of SPM staff lunch treat on the 17 April 2008. The reason for this was to celebrate his promotion to Professorship ... more

17 April 2008

The workshop on Practice of Evidence Based Medicine was held from 14-16 April 2008 at the Faculty of Mediicne, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur... more

16 April 2008

A meeting was held in the Department of SPM between representitive from the Julius Center, University Medical Centre, Utrecht and Centre of Evidence Based Medicine, University of Oxford on the 14 and 15 April 2008 ... more

16 April 2008

The Department will be organising a course on Using EndNote on the 07 May 2008 ... more

14 April 2008

Datin Dr. Norlaili has participated in the “Essay Writing Competition held in commemoration of Medical Ethics Day 2007” organized by Ethics Committee Malaysian Medical Association on topic : Traditional / Complementary Medicine (TCM): Possible Ethical Dilemma and has won 3rd prize.

11 April 2008

The Department is conducting the Master of Public Health and Master of Medical Science in Public Health examination from the 11 - 30 April 2008. The external examiner is Prof. Bastaman Basuki from the Department of Community Medicine School of Medicine, University of  Indonesia.

09 April 2008

The Department is conducting the Master of Public Health Speciality Part I examination for MPH(Epidemiology), MPH(Family Health) and MPH(Occupational Health) from the 09 - 15 April 2008.

08 April 2008

The MPH(Epidemiology), MPH(Family Health) and MPH(Occupational Health) Part II Examination was held from the 31 March 2008 - 08 April 2008... more

07 April 2008

The 3rd Regional Conference on Occupational Health 2008 was held in Hilton Hotel Petaling Jaya from the 03-05 April 2008. Associate Professor Retneswari and Dr Victor Hoe were in the organising committee ... more

07 April 2008

The Department would like to congratulate Professor Saimy Ismail for his appointment as the Golf Captain for University of Malaya.

07 April 2008

The Faculty of Medicine hosted lunch for Professor Harry Campbell, Professor Colin Binns and Professor Malcolm Sim at the Halia Restorant in Sime Darby Convention Centre... more

02 April 2008

During the regular Wednesday morning CPD session the external examiners from the Department delivered two lectures. Professor Harry Campbell from the University of Edinburgh Medical School spoke on "Insights from recent genome wide association studies in Edinburgh" while Professor Malcolm Sims from Monash University Australia delivered a lecture on "Occupational Asthma".

MARCH

31 March 2008

The Department of SPM is conducting the Part-2 of the Master of Public Health Speciality examination from 31 March 2008 - 08 April 2008 for the Master of Public Health (Epidemiology), MPH (Family Health) and MPH (Occupational Health). The external examiners for the examinations are,

Examination: External Examiners:
Epidemiology

Professor Harry Campbell
University of Edinburgh Medical School
Scotland

Occupational Health Professor Malcolm Sim
Monash University
Australia
Family Health Professor Colin Binns
Curtin University
Australia

31 March 2008

The Department would like to congratulate Dr Sanjay Rampal and family on the new addition to their family. They were blessed with a healthy 3.75 kg baby girl at 9.37 am today in Hospital Kuala Lumpur

31 March 2008

The Department would like to welcome Karina Razali who have return from her studies in Australia.

31 March 2008

The Department would like to congratulate Professor Awang Bulgiba on his promotion to Professor.

29 March 2008

Prof Awang Bulgiba conducted a one and half day workshop on logistic regression using the SPSS software .... more

28 March 2008

The book title “Health Care in Malaysia” written by Associate Professor Dato’ S Noor Ghani and Prof. Yadav has been released by the University Press today. The price of the book is RM 62.00 .... more

19 March 2008

The course on Hospital Cost Accounting was held at the SPM Computer Laboratory on the 17th and 18th March 2008. .... more

17 March 2008

The Department would like to welcome Dr Tin Tin Su who have joined the Department on the 03 March 2008. She is attached to the Management Unit.

FEBRUARY

28 February 2008

The Department would like to congratulate Dr Victor Hoe and Wan on the new addition to their family. They were blessed with a healthy 3.67 kg baby boy at 2.06 pm today in University of Malaya Medical Centre.

25 February 2008

Associate Professor Awang Bulgiba attended the Asia-Link Stakeholders' Meeting and Asia-Link Symposium in Manila ... more

20 February 2008

The Department's staff have managed to secure more than RM 500 thousand for 10 research projects from the University of Malaya short term research funding ... more

15 February 2008

The Instituite of Postgraduate Studies had theri open day today. The staff from the Department were managing the Faculty of Medicine's booth to promote the various postgraduate programmes that is being offered .... more

15 February 2008

The Department has successfully organised the course on Survival Analysis for Medical Research ... more

14 February 2008

The Department has successfully organised the Course on Multiple Logistic Regression for Medical Research ... more

JANUARY

31 January 2008

The Department held a "Retirement Party" for Ms Ng Geok Bee who will be retiring in February. She has been with the Faculty of Medicine for the past 25 years ... more

31 January 2008

The Julius Center University of Malaya Board of Studies meeting was held in the Department today. The meeting was chaired by Prof Patrick Tan the Deputy Dean of FOM ... more

28 January 2008

The Department of SPM have planned to conduct several seminar, workshops and courses for 2008. ... more

28 January 2008

Associate Professor Retneswar delivered the opening and closing address at the SOEM-MMA Occupational Health Seminar: Occupational Health Concerns of Radiation Workers on 25 Jan 2008 .... more

18 January 2008

Dr Victor Hoe conducted a walk-thru survey as part of the Chemical Health Risk Assessment in Hospital Kuala Lumpur ... more

18 January 2008

There is an opening for the positon Research Assistant for the Project on Report on HIV & the Workplace

17 January 2008

The Department would like to congratulate Dr Nabilla Abdul Mohsein Al-Sadat and Dr Ng Chiu Wan on their promotion to Senior Lecturer.

16 January 2008

The Department would like to congratulate Dr Moy Foong Ming on her appointment as a Seniot Lecturer, she will be joining the Epidemiology and Biostatitics Unit.

14 January 2008

As part of the Asia-Link Programme there will be three PhD fellowship for academic staff from Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya who are interested to conduct research in the field of Clinical Epidemiology ... more

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