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IMU’s IRDI Welcomed Six Students from Kazakhstan for a Short Course on Research Management

25 Apr 2019

8-12 April, 2019 – Six students from the Karaganda Medical State University, Kazakhstan successfully attended a Short Course on Research Management at the International Medical University (IMU), Bukit Jalil campus. The Short Course was organised by IMU’s Institute for Research, Innovation, and Development (IRDI).

Short Course on Research Management
Lectures on Introduction to Research Process, Research Project Management, Research Question Generation and Hypothesis Testing, Roles and Functions of Institutional Review Board, Writing a Research Proposal – Best Practices, Research Oversight and Governance, Use of Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, Review of Scientific Literature, Scientific Writing, and Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
Problem-based Learning (PBL) sessions on Ethical Issues in Research
Visit the IMU Research Lab while being briefed on Lab Safety
Hands-on experience of preparing a short research proposal of which they presented at the end of the course

Six Kazakhstan students attended a Short Course on Research Management at IMU's campus in Bukit Jalil. The six students were all medical professionals currently pursuing their master’s studies. This was their first experience coming to Malaysia. They opted to attend this short course in IMU as they have received positive feedback from their seniors in the previous batches. The students remarked that they had benefited tremendously from this short course which will prepare them for their future professional development. They highlighted that the lectures provided new and extremely useful information especially with regards to research management, how to write a good proposal, Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Institutional Research Board (IRB), scientific writing, and how to critically review a paper. Being their first experience of stepping foot in Malaysia, they were fascinated with the local climate, foods, and cultures particularly the people’s politeness, kindness, helpfulness, and friendliness. Hence, the students easily adapted to the local cultures here in Malaysia. Besides, they also took the opportunities to go sightseeing in the Klang Valley by visiting some of the places like Petaling Street, Twin Tower, Shah Alam i-City, and Mid Valley.

Students’ Comments on the Short Course in Malaysia
People of Malaysia are so kind, gentle gracious and open-hearted.
From this short course, I really improved my knowledge on how to conduct different types of studies.
First of all, I really improved my English. I am impressed by the faculty and students of IMU. I really gained a strong motivation to study hard from them!!!
I have learnt how to write a proposal, how to critically read articles, GCP, how to publish and review an article.
I have no difficulty in adjusting to the Malaysian culture because Malaysians are a great help in assisting us to adjust well to our stay here.

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