1. NAME OF COURSE  / MODULE SPECIAL STUDY MODULE II
2. COURSE CODE PAW5012
3. NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF All academic staff of faculty are involved as  supervisors,  in assessment of thereports 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 5
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%)
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
·         Induce Abortions: The Acceptance, socio-cultural and religious views in Malaysia

·         Living with Diabetes

·         Food Additives: Effect on Health

·         Sodium Bicarbonate Consumption and Aggressive Behaviour in Children

·         Effectiveness of Jiwa Baru Program in Treating Drug Addiction

·         STD Among Monogamous Couples

·         Renal Transplantation: A Ray of Hope

·         Dengue: Epidemiology and Education

·         Cognitive Development in Pre-School Childrens:

·         Effects on Manika Honey in Wound Healing

·         ADHD Treatment and Care

·         Genetically Modified Mosquito in Prevention of Dengue

·         Internet Addiction Among Youth

·         Virtual Surgery

·         Conduct Disorder in Childhood Leads to Adult Criminal

·         Epegenetics and Carcinogenesis

·         Cognitive Development in Young Infants: The Importance of Developmental Stimulation

·         Fast Foods: Benefits and Consequences

·         Plagiarism and the Future of Our Academicians

·         The Obese Child-Who or What is at Fault?

·         Breastfeeding or Formula Feeding

·         Inherited Metabolic Disease

·         Prenatal Diagnosis

·         Occupational Hazards Among Surgeons

·         Xenotransplatation and Organ Growing in Animal in Islamic Perspectives

·         Refeloxology

·         A Glimpse on Chemical Warfare

·         Skin Whitening: Is it Safe?

·         Postpartum Depression

·         E-Cigsrette: The Best Option for Smokers

·         Health Impacts on climate Changes

·         Babywearing: What, When and How?

·         Circumcision: A biomedical Imperative in 21st Century

 

Additional topics

 

·         Basic Trauma Management

·         High Intensity Interval Training vs Resistance Training

·         Bedside Da’wah

·         Surrogate Pregnancy: The Social and Medico-Legal Connations

·         Micronutrients in Health and Diseases

·         Theory of Evolution in Islam

·         Childhood Obesity and Surgery

·         Childhood Abuses: Causes, Prevention and Management

·         Reemergence of Measles

·         Bioterrorism

·         Eating Disorder

·         Use of mobile Devices In Learning Medicine

·         Homeopathy

·         Steep Rise in World’s Population: The Sequalae

·         Anti-Vaccince Group: Myth or Truth?

 

          Preparation of report 1.5h/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.