FOM


Faculty List:

1.

Dr. Uduman Ali Mohamed Yousuf

Professor and HOD

2.

Datuk Dr. Jaswant Singh

Clinical Professor

3.

Dr. N. Nivedita G S Nadarajah

Clinical Professor

4.

Dr. Lakshmi Nagappa Naik

Professor

5.

Dr Yashodhara BM

Professor

6.

Dr. Bashir Ahmad Dar

Professor

7.

Dr. Mra Aye

Professor

8.

Dr Dayakar Eda

Clinical Professor

9.

Dr.Rowther Sirajudeen

Clinical Professor

10.

Dr.  Chong Sook Vui

Assistant Professor

11.

Dr. Venkatesan Vijaya Poornima

Assistant Professor

Support Staff:

1.

Ms Noritah Musa

Academic office Melaka Campus

2.

Mr. Mohd Danil bin Jazmy

Academic office Muar Campus

General/Internal Medicine (GIM) is an important of part of the curriculum in medical training. It is introduced in the 3rd year (5th semester) of the curriculum, in Manipal campus of the college, and continues over next 2 & a half years (6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th semester), in Melaka campus. It forms a substantial part of the curricula in the final 3 years of the total 5 years MBBS programme. Prof Dr Uduman Ali, heads the Department of Medicine, in Melaka campus, and Prof Dr Shashikiran Umakanth, heads the Department of Medicine, in Manipal campus of Melaka Manipal Medical College.

 

2 and a half years of clinical curriculum in Malaysian campus is divided into one year of clinical training in Muar campus, and 1 and half years in Melaka campus. Each campus has its own dedicated academic building and all the necessary infrastructure for training the students. 

 

Training Hospitals utilised by Department of Medicine, Melaka campus of MMMC:

We post students in five hospitals in General/Internal Medicine:

  • Melaka General Hospital
  • Jasin Hospital
  • Alor Gajah Hospital
  • Muar General Hospital
  • Segamat Hospital

Students work in the hospital in small groups of 5 to 6. They are allotted beds in the medical wards in the mentioned hospitals, to work up cases independently. The clinical lecturer appointed by the college earmarks a certain number of cases for the clinical discussion for the day. Students on rotation present these cases to faculty from the college or hospital consultants. On specified days students are given cases to examine and present directly as short cases & we observe their clinical skills and guide them on appropriate corrections & improvements. The Clinical training includes Summary Rounds wherein they are taken round the ward and made to present the cases clerked by them during their daily ward work. As students will be in the ward for most part of the day they will be watching procedures being carried out, attend to haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and will be observing medical emergencies being managed in the ward. They have an opportunity of learning from medical officers and residents working in the respective wards. Management of the cases is also discussed in brief. They are posted in small numbers of 2–3 at CCU* for following rounds and learning [*CCU-Coronary Care Unit].

 

The department banks on various Teaching-Learning and Assessment (TLA) Methods:

We employ various Teaching and learning methods: lectures, long case & short case presentations, summary rounds, word work, summary rounds, skills lab training, e-learning, Portfolio, common programme, Problem-Based-Learning, Self-Directed Learning, student presentations, basic-sciences review,  and other innovative methods such as SCORPIO etc.

 

Assessments:

The assessment of the students is done systematically and at regular intervals by using both formative and summative assessment methodologies, ensuring that the students attain adequate knowledge, skills and right behaviour to practice medicine as Houseman

 

Both Formative and summative assessments are done to ensure that teaching is translated into learning. Each semester has Block test -1, Block test-2 comprising of MCQs, MEQs and End of Postings examination consisting of MCQs, MEQs, Short or Long cases and Portfolios.

 

This is apart from the examinations conducted by the college (P2S1, P2S2 and P2S3).

 

These examinations help students to plan & schedule their learning.

 

Faculty:

The department has 11 full-time faculty and also, avails the expertise of many Hospital Staff (Consultants, Specialists and Medical Officers) to teach General/Internal Medicine to our students.

 

College Committees:

The department also contributes immensely to the college in various committees (apart from regular departmental activities) such as:

  • OSCE
  • MCQ
  • MEQ
  • Skills Lab
  • E-learning
  • Library
  • Exam cell
  • Medical Education Unit
  • SCORPIO
  • PBL
  • SDL
  • BLS committee

Courses conducted by the Department

The Depart also conducts various workshops at regular intervals every year for practising doctors, faculty and students: