1. NAME OF COURSE  / MODULE SPECIAL STUDY MODULE 1
2. COURSE CODE PAW4012
3. NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF All academic staff of faculty are involved as  supervisors,  in assessment of the reports and presentation.
4. RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME Compulsory program course. A self –directed learning.
5. SEMESTER & YEAR OFFERED Semester 1 & 2 Year 4
6. TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) Face to face:

L T P/S O
0 3

L=lecture ;  S=Seminar;   O=Others (Exam)

Total Guided and Independent Learning:

80
7. CREDIT VALUE 80 /40=2    (2 credit )
8. PREREQUISITE (IF ANY) Nil
9. OBJECTIVES By the end of the course, the students are expected to :

  1. Utilize various sources of information and database both in medical and non-medical fields
  2. Develop the skills to appraise/review/critically evaluate scientific literature
  3. Practice evidence-based medicine
  4. Acquire writing skills
  5. Develop oral presentation skills.
10. LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Retrieve information through various sources.  (LO7, LO3, P3)
  2. Evaluate and critically appraise/analyse/review the literature on subject of interest at a level appropriate to students’ experience. (LO3, C4, A3)
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communications. (LO4, CS4, A4)
11. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
  • Effective communication
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Lifelong learning
12. TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY Teaching-learning strategy:

  • Discovery learning, Directed self-learning
  • Evaluation (presentation skills)

 Assessment strategy:

  • Summative assessment
13. SYNOPSIS The main objective of this learning activity is to encourage self-directed learning habits among the students so as to inculcate the spirit of continuous life-long learning. Students are required to choose a particular topic of their interest from a list of topics as listed below. They are required to propose and discuss the chosen topic with the supervisors. Students are free to conduct any suitable learning activity to study the topic chosen. The study can also be carried out outside the official learning premise.  At the end of the exercise, each student is required to prepare a report and present the findings and experience to the rest of the class.
14. MODE OF DELIVERY Student directed learning, Library search,
15. Assessment methods and types
Summative  Assessment (100%)
Category Percentage Assessment method
Summative Assessment  100% Written Essay(70%) and Oral Presentation (30%)
16. MAPPING OF THE COURSE/MODULE TO THE PROGRAMME AIMS Rujuk Lampiran A
17. MAPPING OF THE COURSE/MODULE TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES Rujuk Lampiran B
18. Content outline of the course/module and SLT per topic
Topics Of Studies Recommended FACE TO FACE SELF-STUDY TOTAL SLT
Lecture Tutorial Presentation Assignment/ SLP /SDL Library search Self-study
Herpes infection of the Orofacial Region

·         Alcohol and the fetus

·         Allergy

·         Cell migration and chemotaxis

·         Alternative therapies — do they work?

·         Endothelial dysfunction in cardiovascular disease

·         Hemostasis , inflammation and cardiovascular disease

·         Medical informatics

·         Micronutrients in Health and diseases

·         Diarrhoea – acute and chronic

·         Molecular based therapies for cancer treatment

·         Addiction

·         Microbial infection

·         Murder or mercy?

·         Osteoporosis – a new epidemic

·         Proteins in diseases and therapy

·         The individual and society

·         Islam and modern medicine

·         Brain tumour invasion

·         Alzheimer’s disease  — causes and cures

·         Cardiac peptides

·         The anti-oxidants

·         Multistep process of carcinogenesis

·         Jaundice  — adult and neonatal

·         Childhood accidents – prevention and management

·         Sexual abuse

·         Reproductive technologies

·         Entrepreneurship in medicine

·         Hormones in modern medicine

·         The politician and medicine

·         Role of NGO’s and  Medicine

·         Islam and medicine

·         Alternative medicine

Additional topics

·         Accident prevention practice in Malaysia

·         Lumbar puncture – The wrong perception

·         The obese child – who is at fault

·         Dengue – why is it still a killer

·         The pattern of non-accidental injury in Malaysia

·         Vitamin K and risk of malignancy

·         Vaccines for cancer

·         Palm oil potential as anti-oxidant

·         Hepatitis and liver tumour

·         The emergence of new viral infection.

·         Child-friendly health care

·         Severely mentally-retarded

·         Physically-disabled persons

Preparation of report1.5h/wk x 42 weeks 63 6 71
Presentation (Preparation and attendance) 3 6 9
Total 80
19.
  • MAIN References SUPPORTING THE COURSE
  • ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE
Guidelines on report writing.
20. OTHER ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Lampiran A

Matrix of Course Learning Outcomes (CLO) vs Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Course: MBBS

Cource Code: PAW5012

Course Learning Outcomes  Compliance to PEO  Delivery Assessment

 Key Performance

Indicators/Index

PEO-1 PEO-2

 PEO-3

1 Retrieve information through various sources.   (LO7, LO3, P3) / /

Self-directed learning

Essay and oral presentation

80% achieving passing mark

2 Evaluate and critically appraise/analyse/review the literature on subject of interest at a level appropriate to students’ experience. (LO3, C4, A3) / /
 3 Demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communications. (LO4, CS4, A4)  

 

/

Total

2

2

1

 

Lampiran B

Matrix of Course Learning Outcomes (CLO) vs Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Programme: MBBS

Course: SPECIAL STUDY MODULE 1

Cource Code: PAW5012

Course Learning Outcomes  Compliance to PLO Delivery Assessment Key Performance

Indicators/Index 

LO-1 LO-2 LO-3 LO-4 LO-5 LO-6 LO-7 LO-8

 

LO-9

 

1 Retrieve information through various sources.   (LO7, LO3, P3) / /

Self-directed learning

Essay and oral presentation

80% achieving passing mark

2 Evaluate and critically appraise/analyse/review the literature on subject of interest at a level appropriate to students’ experience. (LO3, C4, A3) /
3 Demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communications. (LO4, CS4, A4) /
Total 2 1 1