The 4th Annual CSJB Research Week

21 July 2016

The 4th Clinical School Johor Bahru (CSJB) Research Week was held from 14 to 21 July 2016. This annual program has gone through significant developments in the last four years. This year saw the highest number of participants consisted of the Year 3 to Year 5 medical students.

The participating projects were the result of collaboration between CSJB and Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor Bahru as well as Klinik Kesihatan Mahmoodiah. The overall quality of the research projects had improved and topics had extended to new areas, like use of telecommunication in medicine and analysis of heavy metal in foods.

The new research workshops that were introduced this year aimed towards enhancing the knowledge in research skills. The workshops held for different target groups were:

For students:

  • End Note workshop conducted by Ms Aniza Ahmad (Library and Learning Commons)
  • Research Methods workshop conducted by Dr Amutha Ramadas
  • Basic Statistics workshop conducted by Dr Amutha Ramadas

For academic staff:

  • Research and Scholarly Communication workshop conducted by Ms Joanne Sweeney (Library and Learning Commons)

For doctors from the neighbouring hospitals and community clinics:

  • Research 101– Essential Tips for Establishing Your Research Program workshop conducted by Professor Pascale Allotey and Professor Daniel Reidpath.

The oral presentation for the research projects during Research Symposium held on the last day was indeed the highlight of the Research Week. The winners for the Research Idea category and the Completed Project Category all received trophies and cash prizes ranging from RM500 to RM1,500.

Research Idea Category

AwardProject TitleTeam Members / Supervisors

Winner

SMS as an Innovative Strategy for Diabetic Follow-up Visits

Team Members:
Loong Foong Shiang (Presenter), Albert Chong Li Ren

Supervisors:
Dr Anil Gandhi (JCSMHS)
Manoharan A/L R.P.S. Pillay (Klinik Mahmoodiah, JB)

1st runner-up

A Retrospective Study on the Clinical Profile, Mortality and Long term Sequelae of Steven Johnson Syndrome / Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis seen in Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor Bahru

Member:
Shum Pey Ling
(Presenter)

Supervisors:
Dr Lau Chun Fatt, (Hospital Sibu)

Dr Goh Wei Siong, Dr Choon Siew Eng(Hospital Sultanah Aminah JB)

2nd runner-up

A cross sectional study on the prevalence of non-adherence to antiepileptic drugs and factors associated with non-adherence

Team Members:
Prisca Har Ai Li (Presenter), Koay Kean Leong, Samuel Sii Siaw Yik, Tan Yi Koon

Supervisors:
Dr Nevein Philip Botross, Dr Nor'Azim Mohd Yunos
(JCSMHS)

Completed Project Category

AwardProject TitleTeam Members / Supervisors

Winner

Paediatric intussusception and the effectiveness of ultrasound guided hydrostatic reduction: A single tertiary centre retrospective study.

Team Members:
Terance Lee
(Presenter), Raymond Lim Zhun Ming, Justin Ng Yau Zane

Supervisors:
A/P Dr. Ngim Chin Fang (JCSMHS)
Dr Shahrul Lokman Amansah, Dr Nyazirah binti Abdul Wahab, Dr V Muthualhagi A/P Vellusamy
(Hospital Sultanah Aminah JB)

1st runner-up

Analysis of student feedback regarding quizzes administered during Problem Based Learning (PBL) sessions

Team Members:
Gan Jin Yun
(Presenter), Kew Pei Ying

Supervisors:
Dr Rusli Nordin, Dr Suneet Sood (JCSMHS)

2nd runner-up

Estimation of the accuracy of the medical falls risk assessment at admission in patients admitted to Monash Health sub-acute wards

Team Members: Hardesh Singh Dhillon (Presenter), Ooi Hean Sun, Chow Han Sheng

Supervisor:
Ms Kerith Sharkey (Monash Aged Care Research Centre [MONARC])

Snapshots of CSJB Research Week 2016


A participant explaining about her project to the judges.


Presentation of Research Project.



Deputy Head of School (Research) Professor Iekhsan Othman (far right)
presenting a mock cheque to the winner of the Completed Research Project
category who is accompanied by one of the project's supervisors A/P Dr Ngim
Ching Fang (left).

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