In conjunction with the UM Health: Academia Month & Research Carnival 2023, the TDR-RTC-WPR in collaboration with the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine and Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Practice (CEBP), Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya, organised the launching ceremony of the ‘Learning Centre, Regional Training Centre in Western Pacific Region’ on 3rd October 2023, 1.30 pm, and located at the Block J, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya.
This centre was officiated by Professor Dr April Camilla Roslani, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya accompanied by Dr Anna Thorson, Unit Head, Research Capacity Strengthening, TDR, WHO. This event was attended by Dr Sondi Sararaks, Director of Institute for Health Systems Research (IHSR), Ministry of Health Malaysia; Dr Mulatu Biru, Capacity Building Specialist from United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH); Professor Dr Sanjay Rampal Lekhraj Rampal, Deputy Dean of Research, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya; Professor Dr Victor Hoe Chee Wai Abdullah, Head, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya; department academicians, staffs, and students of Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya.
Later on at 2.15 pm, the Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Practice (CEBP) with the collaboration of TDR-RTC-WPR organised a talk on ‘Introduction to the New WHO TDR Strategy: Building Local Research Solutions to Improve Global Health’ that coincided with the launch. This talk was also projected live-streamed through YouTube which was viewed at the TJ Danaraj Auditorium, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya.
The Learning Centre
The launch of the Learning Centre marks a significant milestone for the Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya. This cutting-edge facility is designed to cater to the evolving needs of our academic community and researchers in the field of global health.
- Online and Hybrid Teaching
This Learning Centre is equipped with adequate technology to facilitate online and hybrid teaching. It offers a seamless environment for both educators and students to engage in virtual learning.
- Content Module Development (Microcredential@UM)
The facility will serve as a hub for creating microcredentials, or any other online module creation with the aim of empowering students and professionals with targeted, industry-relevant knowledge and skills. This initiative aligns with the university’s commitment to lifelong learning and upskilling.
- Video and Audio Recording Session
It also provides state-of-the-art equipment for up-to-par video and audio production. This will be instrumental in creating engaging educational content, advocacy initiatives, information dissemination, and research materials.
- Interview Sessions
This Learning Centre is an ideal space for conducting interviews, forums, and discussions whether for research purposes, knowledge sharing, or documentary projects.
- Live Streaming
With its live streaming capabilities, the studio will enable real-time dissemination of lectures, seminars, and events, promoting knowledge sharing and accessibility.
- Videography and Photography Studio
The facility is equipped to meet the demands of videography and photography, enhancing the visual quality of educational materials, corporate content, and research documentation.
- Instructional Communication and Graphic Design
It provides specialised equipment and support for creating up-to-par virtual learning content. Educators can film engaging lectures, demonstrations, and training sessions, enhancing the learning experience. Expert guidance and flexible shooting spaces enable the development of interactive training materials. Post-production services ensure that the final content is polished and effective, catering to various instructional needs.
- Podcast (In Progress): As part of the future expansion, the studio will offer podcast recording services, fostering a dynamic platform for discussions and information dissemination.
The launch of the Learning Centre reflects our commitment to advancing education and research. This versatile facility will be an invaluable resource for our academic and research community, empowering them to create, innovate, and share knowledge effectively. It symbolises the faculty and Universiti Malaya’s dedication to providing cutting-edge tools for future learning and the global health community.