Clinical Associate Professor
Welcome to the Department of Orthopaedics of Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Malaysia.
Our goal is to deliver Orthopaedic training to undergraduate medical students for acquiring adequate knowledge and skills that shall enable him/her to provide efficient primary care and participate effectively as a community health leader in healthcare.
The department is committed in implementing effective curricular delivery and encourage students acquire much required research oriented knowledge by participating in projects with affiliated Ministry of Health Hospitals.
Teaching Learning Activities
Students are exposed to Orthopaedic training in Orthopaedics for a total period of 12 weeks.
Basic Orthopaedics is taught with its relevance to basic science knowledge acquired in the initial 2 years, in Year 3 - Semester 6 and 7 over 6 weeks, at the Muar campus. This period entails teaching / learning through lectures and interactive small group teaching sessions in the form of PBLs, Directly Observed Procedural Skills (DOPS) and Clinical Skill Training sessions. In addition, students are exposed to clinical bedside training at the General hospital in Muar in small groups to acquaint themselves to trauma related injuries.
During this posting of 6 weeks, students are also encouraged to develop their knowledge through peer learning methods.
In Year 4 (Semester 8 and 9) at Melaka campus, students further their clinical knowledge with exposure to “cold / non-trauma” Orthopaedics as also through small group teaching sessions and Clinical skill development sessions in the well-equipped Clinical Skills laboratory of the college. Students also learn of broader topics through seminars conducted in the campus during the 4 week duration of the posting.
In Year 5 (Semester 10), students get an opportunity to tag with the houseman and medical officer at the hospital during a 2 week period of “shadow housemanship. This period helps our students develop an insight to his role in the next phase as a houseman. It also gives him an opportunity to the Orthopaedic team at work in dealing with accident and trauma emergencies which are important in future practice. He also gets an opportunity to hone communication skills in a true hospital atmosphere. Students also get exposure and experience in doing some common procedure under supervision.
The department has a well outlined approach in assessing the students in areas of emphasis in the various phases of learning. Students are assessed in formative and summative forms throughout the posting as also during end of posting examinations in Year 3, 4 and 5. These assessments happen at the department level. The student is also assessed at the end of each year in a comprehensive examination conducted at the University level.
There is a mentor/mentee scheme in place to help students with various difficulties he/she may face academically or otherwise.
Clinical Service & Research
Faculty members of the department are well qualified and have national and international publications to their credit. The further themselves with trying to engage themselves with collaborative research with the hospital. All faculty members are privileged to do clinical service at hospital Melaka and Muar.
Faculty members regularly engage themselves in various health camps organised by Melaka branch of MMA. Students are also encouraged to participate in these camps.
Faculty members update themselves continuously through various Medical Education workshops, seminars, and by participating in national and international conference. Faculty members also attend CMEs conducted at various hospitals. The department invites qualified speakers from other universities of national and international repute to deliver lectures as part of the Continuous Development Program (CPD) of the faculty. These sessions are also attended by the students.