From 8th November to 3rd December 2021, seven medical students actively worked with our research team for their research electives. The table below outlines the topics that each student worked on:
|STUDENT NAME||MATRIX ID||TOPIC|
|VAISNAVI A/P SURESH KUMAR||MIA180127||IMPACT OF INSURANCE COVERAGE ON BREAST CANCER OUTCOMES|
|UNGKU EISYA EREENA BINTI UNGKU MOHD SHAHRIN||MIA180126||IMPACT OF BREAST CANCER ON EMPLOYMENT|
|WOON SHI SIEN||MIA180130||CANCER CARE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN LMICS|
|NANDHINEE A/P NADARAJAH||MIA180069||PERCEIVED FEAR OF COVID 19 AMONG COLORECTAL CANCER SURVIVORS.|
|NURAIN SYUHADAH IZANI||MIA180089||QUALITY OF LIFE IN COLORECTAL CANCER: STOMA VS NON-STOMA PATIENTS|
|NADA UMAIRAH BINTI HAMZAH||MIA180068||SOCIAL SUPPORT IN COLORECTAL CANCER PATIENTS IN MALAYSIA|
|ELASHANA A/P RAJENDRAN||MIA180027||IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE TREATMENT/MANAGEMENT OF CANCER IN LMICS|
Over the course of their elective, the students gained firsthand experience with fieldwork which was conducted at three major hospitals: University of Malaya Medical Centre, Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Hospital Ampang. Additionally, the students developed essential research skills under the guidance of our researchers.
Research Elective Timetable
This included a session on literature reviews by Teoh Soo Peng, a class on Redcap and data entry by Veni Venusha Sakti, an introduction to SPSS by Yek Ching Kong and a class on manuscript writing and citation by Dr Nur Nadiatul. By the end of their elective, the students had conducted a literature review, scored variables, learnt how to manage data and written a full report on their assigned topic.
To conclude their elective, the students gave a final presentation on 8th December 2021 where they discussed their experiences. The students reported that they found data collection challenging, but they were thrilled to experience research work and found the classes to be beneficial in building their research skills.
Students presenting their findings
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