8th Asia Physical Therapy Student Association (APTSA) Congress, 12-13 August 2017
MAHSA University co-hosted the recent 8th APTSA Congress, held on 12-13 August 2017 with the theme “Low Back Pain: A Physiotherapist’s Perspective”. APTSA is the Asia Physical Therapy Student Association (APTSA), a congregation of student associations from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar.
This year, the APTSA Congress was organized by the Malaysia Physical Therapy Student Association (MPTSA). Associate Professor Chan Sook Chin, Dean at the Faculty of Health and Sports Science, MAHSA University, congratulated the organizing committee for putting together an outstanding, high quality programme that exceeded all expectations. The programme, built upon the theme, covered scientific approaches, ideas and innovation and professional presentations to engage delegates. A total of 273 delegates included 168 international students came for the congress.
Keynote addresses by international experts, along with workshops, research presentations and posters from delegates were the highlight of the conference. The speakers were globally renowned and internationally acclaimed experts from Taiwan, Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia. Dr Yu-Chen, Chen (Sam) from Taiwan, Mr Robert De Nardis and Dr Steve Milanese from Australia, Madam Umi Budi Rahayu from Indonesia and Dr Gan Eng Cheng from Malaysia. Experts in the field of musculoskeletal, they shared their vast experience and led case study discussions.
Student representatives presented their observations and knowledge of the physical therapy practice in their country. They brought a wealth of knowledge to the conference, comparing similarities and differences in the practice, and even the diversity of patient characteristics.
Needless to say, there was plenty of opportunity to network with national and international speakers and delegates. There were the pre-conference workshops, Cultural Night with performances from delegates, city tours of Kuala Lumpur and plenty of food sessions.
It was the first time the APTSA was held in Malaysia, since its inaugural congress in 2010 in Taiwan. The 8th APTSA was indeed a great success. Congratulations to the organizing committee at MPTSA and to its Chairperson, Ms Liew Hean Mae, who is our very own MAHSA student.
Negaraku Sehati Sejiwa
Celebration filled the air as MAHSA University celebrated “Negaraku Sehati Sejiwa” on 18th September 2017 in conjunction with the National Day and Malaysia Day.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dato’ Dr. Khairul Anuar bin Abdullah officiated the event and shared the history of Malaysia and the nation’s journey beyond Merdeka. Management, students and staff of MAHSA University came together in a jubilant celebration and enjoyed a day of festivities and fun-filled activities.
Students from various faculties donned their traditional costumes and took to the catwalk for the Traditional Costumes Parade. The Traditional Costume Parade was a reminder of how beautiful and unique each culture is and yet how beautifully they all come together. This was followed by the MAHSA Merdeka Idol, where students showcased their many talents, performing various acts from singing, modern dancing, traditional dancing and playing traditional musical instrument.
A special poster exhibition by the students of Malaysian Studies and a photography gallery depicting scenes of Malaysia was held at The Spine. Students and staff also thronged the food carnival, where students prepared various local and international delicacies.
The event ended later in the day with another fun activity, the Zumba, a dance workout to the theme of Negaraku Sehati Sejiwa.
Malawi Orphans Wowed Us
19 children from Malawi and 2 children from Lesotho who are all in Malaysia currently visited MAHSA University on 16th August 2017 for a one-day cultural exchange program.
The hall was packed with students and staff who wanted to show these children some love and appreciation. The Malawi children performed cultural dances, Shaolin kung fu and songs mostly with Mandarin essence as they have all been exposed to the Chinese language and culture alongside their national African educational syllabus.
The Malawi orphans have been in Malaysia for a month. The purpose of their travel and performances in Malaysia is mainly to spread the seed of love and also meet and show gratitude to all the foster parents and donors who have supported them.
We thank the Malaysian branch of the International Amitofo Care Charity Association (ACC) for organizing this. To the beautiful children of Malawi and Lesotho, thank you for your generosity of spirit and we hope you have enjoyed performing for us as much as we have enjoyed your presence here.
MAHSA co-hosts 3rd International Conference on Public Health
The 3rd International Conference on Public Health (ICOPH 2017) was held from 27th to 29th July 2017 in Armada Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with the theme “Strengthening the Public Health Infrastructure towards Healthy Communities”. MAHSA University is one of the co-hosts to the conference and had earlier signed a MOU with the organizers International Institute of Knowledge and Management.
MAHSA University’s delegation was led by Professor Dr. Wang Chee Woon, Deputy Dean for the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Science.
Professor Dr Hematram Yadav from the Department of Community Medicine who was the conference co-chair, Member of the Scientific Committee, and Editor in Chief of the ICOPH journal, presented a paper entitled ‘Transition in Medical Education: Globalization in Health Care’.
Professor Dr. Hari Darnal Kumar from the Department of Pathology, presented 2 papers : ‘Integrated Medical Curriculum- Experience, Outcome and Limitations’and ‘Renal Complications in Diabetes Patients’.
Dr. Sowmya Ramakrishnappa from the Department of Community Medicine presented a poster entitled ‘Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Acceptability and its Associated Factors Among Female Students at a Private Medical University in Kuala Lumpur’.
Three MBBS students, Nurfazreen binti Mazlan, Joyce Lim Shiu Hui and Muhammad Aiman Syafiq Bin Mohd Arif presented a poster entitled ‘Implementation of Hygienic Procedures among Pre-Schoolers: Pre & Post intervention study’.
Visit by Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau
Twenty four students from Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau recently visited MAHSA University’s Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery. They were welcomed by the Dean of the Faculty, Associate Professor Zahrah Saad, together with students and staff from the faculty.
During the visit, the students from Macau shared their clinical experiences with their Malaysian friends and gained an understanding of the Malaysian Healthcare and education systems. The visit concluded with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between both institutions and a grand tour of MAHSA’s campus at Bandar Saujana Putra.
With the signing of the MOU, more collaborations in education and training and student mobility programmes will be soon made available.
Scholarship Awards Day
Every year, MAHSA University awards scholarships worth millions of ringgit to deserving students. Today, a group of the best and brightest received their scholarship letters from the Group Managing Director, Dato’ Dr. Shahril bin Tan Sri Mohamed Haniffa and Vice Chancellor, Professor Dato’ Dr. Khairul Anuar.
The scholarships were Sports Scholarship, Haji Abdullah Academic Excellence Scholarship, Foundation Scholarship, Continuing Education Scholarship, School Teachers Scholarship, Family Scholarship, Single Parent Scholarship, Bandar Saujana Putra Scholarship and MAHSA Special Scholarship.
In addressing the group of scholars, Dato’ Dr. Shahril congratulated them on their achievements and expressed hopes that as scholars, they will give back to the university and to the community. The terms of the scholarships include community hours where the scholars are expected to reach out to fellow students or volunteer in community projects.
Congratulations, scholars, on your success and we all look forward to your positive influence in MAHSA and beyond.
ICN 2017 Congress Barcelona, Spain
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) Congress is the largest international event for Nurses and this year, it was held in Barcelona, Spain on 27 May -1 June 2017.
The theme was “Nurses at the forefront transforming care”. This international gathering of thousands of nurses explored nurses' leading role in the transformation of care, with a particular focus on universal coverage, sustainable development goals and human resource for health.
MAHSA University’s dean for the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Associate Professor Zahrah Saad, was among the 30 delegates representing the Malaysian Nurses Association. She presented her report on the development of the Nursing Education Programmes in Malaysia.
MAHSA University’s nursing graduates are employed all over the world, to as far as the United Kingdom Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Australia, Singapore and many other countries.
The ICN Congress presented more opportunities for an in depth exchange of experience and expertise within and beyond the international community.
Reaching In, Reaching Out
MAHSA students are reaching out to help and bring positive impact to their communities.
On 13th May 2017, seventy students led by the MAHSA Student Representative Council and Dental Students Society came together for the MAHSA Health Carnival and Euphoria 3.0. Both events were held simultaneously.
Reaching out and connecting to the community is part of the MAHSA culture. The students collaborated with the Malaysian Youth Community, the Breast Cancer Welfare Association PJ, Klink Kesihatan Jenjarom and various other organisations to put together both events attracting a crowd of over 500 people.
There were free health screening including breast screening and dental screening, and health awareness talks.
The crowd was highly entertained by JOOX who put on a mini concert. They also enjoyed the festivities and food stalls, which included Boat Noodles and Chill Chill. There were also many booths selling hotdogs, spaghetti, waffles, corn, ice-cream, chocolates, watermelon juice, tarts and many other local delights.
Many people were seen at the artistic booth for their temporary tattoo and hairstyling services. The highlight of the day was the haunted house which was a big hit with the younger crowd.
Professor Dato’ Dr. Khairul Anuar, Vice Chancellor, in officiating the event, congratulated the president of the Student Representative Council, Ian Chong, and the organizing committee for their dedication and team spirit and hoped that students will continue to reach out to serve their communities.
|1.||18 & 19 March 2017||9.00am – 5.00pm||MAHSA University Open Day||Jalan University Campus & Saujana Putra Campus|
|2.||18 & 19 March 2017||11.00am – 7.00pm||Education & Further Study Fair Part 1||Hall 1, Midvalley International Convention Center|
|3.||25 & 26 March 2017||11.00am – 7.00pm||STAR Education Fair||SPICE Arena, Penang|
|4.||25 & 26 March 2017||9.00am – 5.00pm||MAHSA University Open Day||Jalan University Campus & Saujana Putra Campus|
Other Education Fairs
|1.||16 March 2017||1.00pm – 5.00pm||FEN Education Roadshow||Classic Hotel, Muar, Johor|
|2.||17 March 2017||1.00pm – 5.00pm||FEN Education Roadshow||Katerina Hotel, Batu Pahat, Johor|
|3.||17 March 2017||12.00pm – 6.00pm||FACON Education Fair||Jen Hotel, Penang|
|4.||17 & 18 March 2017||12.00pm – 6.00pm||FSI Education Roadshow||KSL Resort, Johor Bahru, Johor|
|5.||18 March 2017||1.00pm – 5.00pm||FEN Education Roadshow||Prime City Hotel, Kluang, Johor|
|6.||18 – 19 March 2017||10.00am – 6.00pm||Karnival Pendidikan MARA||Plaza Angsana, Johor Bahru, Johor|
|7.||18 – 19 March 2017||10.00am – 6.00pm||Karnival Pendidikan MARA||Sunway Carnival Convention Centre, Seberang Jaya, Penang|
|8.||19 March 2017||12.00pm – 6.00pm||FSI Education Roadshow||Prime City Hotel, Kluang, Johor|
|9.||19 March 2017||12.00pm – 6.00pm||FEN Education Roadshow||Grand Paragon Hotel, Johor Bahru|
|10.||19 March 2017||12.00pm – 6.00pm||FACON Education Fair||Equatorial Hotel, Melaka|
|11.||20 March 2017||1.00pm – 5.00pm||FEN Education Roadshow||Hatten Hotel, Melaka|
|12.||20 March 2017||12.00pm – 6.00pm||FSI Education Roadshow||Royale Bintang Resort, Seremban|
|13.||21 March 2017||1.00pm – 5.00pm||FEN Education Roadshow||Royale Bintang Resort, Seremban|
|14.||21 March 2017||12.00pm – 6.00pm||FSI Education Roadshow||Equatorial Hotel, Melaka|
|15.||22 March 2017||1.00pm – 5.00pm||FEN Education Roadshow||Dewan Perhimpunan Cina, Bentong, Pahang|
|16.||23 March 2017||1.00pm – 5.00pm||FEN Education Roadshow||Vistana Hotel, Kuantan, Pahang|
|17.||23 March 2017||12.00pm – 6.00pm||FSI Education Roadshow||Zenith Hotel, Kuantan, Pahang|
|18.||25 – 26 March 2017||10.00am – 6.00pm||Karnival Pendidikan MARA||Aman Jaya Convention Centre, Ipoh, Perak|
|19.||25 – 26 March 2017||10.00am – 6.00pm||Karnival Pendidikan MARA||Suria Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah|
|20.||26 March 2017||12.00pm – 6.00pm||FSI Education Roadshow||Syuen Hotel, Ipoh, Perak|
|21.||27 March 2017||11.00am – 3.00pm||Mini Edu Fair Inti College||Inti International College, Penang|
|22.||27 March 2017||12.00pm – 6.00pm||FSI Education Roadshow||Iconic Hotel, Bukit Mertajam, Penang|
|23.||29 March 2017||12.00pm – 6.00pm||FSI Education Roadshow||Jen Hotel, Penang|
|24.||30 – 31 March 2017||10.00am – 6.00pm||Karnival Pendidikan MARA||The Hills Shopping Mall, Kuching, Sarawak|
|25.||1 – 2 April 2017||10.00am – 6.00pm||Karnival Pendidikan MARA||Dewan Majlis Bandaraya Alor Setar, Kedah|
|26.||1 – 2 April 2017||10.00am – 6.00pm||Karnival Pendidikan MARA||Anggerik Mall, Shah Alam, Selangor|
|27.||8 – 9 April 2017||10.00am – 6.00pm||Karnival Pendidikan MARA||Terrengganu Trade Centre, Kuala Terrengganu|
|28.||8 – 9 April 2017||10.00am – 6.00pm||Karnival Pendidikan MARA||Mydin Mall, Seremban 2|
MAHSA University recently held Chinese New Year celebrations with not just one, but two magnificent lion dance which graced both its Jalan University and its Saujana Putra campuses.
On 6th and 7thFebruary 2017, the lion dance troupes made their grand entrance at Jalan University Campus and Saujana Putra Campus respectively and entertained students and staff from a diversity of cultures. The lions made their way through the university premises, and ended the event with a spectacular acrobatic lion dance to the delight of the crowd.
The lion dance is a traditional Chinese dance performed during the Chinese New Year and other major celebrations. The lion is believed to be an auspicious animal that brings good luck, and the dance is performed with drums rolling, gongs beating and cymbals clashing.
MAHSA’s tribute to the Year of the Rooster augurs well for the university and its students, presaging a year of great achievement, success, prosperity and more.
Few universities around the world can boast their own football field, which is why this particular one stands out. On Saturday, 10 December 2016, MAHSA University officially declared open its very own football field, when Team MAHSA had its inaugural match with Team MAHSA Friends.
The football field is the dream vision of MAHSA’s Pro-Chancellor and Executive Chairman, and Team MAHSA’s Captain, Professor Tan Sri Datuk Dr Haji Mohamed Haniffa bin Haji Abdullah. The sport and the values it has instilled in him as a young man lives on till today.
The Pro-Chancellor and Executive Chairman spoke of his passion for football. It’s a sport that unites as it bridges cultures and generations, bringing communities closer.
An ardent football aficionado with unwavering loyalties to Manchester United F.C. (he has never missed a single Manchester United game), Professor Tan Sri Datuk Dr Haji Mohamed Haniffa led Team MAHSA to win 5-1 in the inaugural match.
Presenting the medals to all who participated, the Pro-Chancellor and Executive Chairman said the results were secondary. What mattered was how they played the game.
MAHSA University students graduating at new campus 19 November 2016
MAHSA University today held its 13th convocation ceremony for the first timein its new campus in Bandar Saujana Putra, Selangor.
A total of 579 students received their scrolls from Tun Dato’ Seri Zaki bin TunAzmi, Chancellor of MAHSA University. Thesuccessful graduates join the university’s 10,000 alumni comprising more than 55 different nationalities.
The Chancellor Gold Medal, Vice Chancellor Prize and Outstanding Student Leadership Award were also presented to ten exemplary graduates.
The Chancellor Gold Medal was awarded to Chan Soo Ling who graduated with Doctor of Dental Surgery, for best all-round achiever. Chan has achieved outstanding academic results, shown exemplary conduct and an all-rounder taking part in many national and international competitions and sporting events.
The Vice-Chancellor Prizewere awarded toCorine Chua, Mohd Arif Bin Azahar, On Chew Soong, Sam Jia Xian, Tang Wan Yung, Teoh Zhi Mei, Venesa Yew Yon Ci and Wee Kah Ying for achieving the best academic results in their respective programmes.
The Outstanding Student Leadership Award was conferred upon Kenneth Wong Chen Fei. The Chancellor commended Wong for his outstanding achievements in his MBBS studies as well as making a significant difference to the community. Wong held many student leadership positions and started a charitable society called MAHSA Helping Hands, leading more than 20 charitable projects in soup kitchens, orphanages, old folk homes, distributing food and give medical services to the homelessand helping the Rohingya refugee children in Malaysia.
MAHSA University was founded upon the vision to create a centre of excellence in healthcare education in the region. The new purpose built campus, with its world class infrastructure, is the embodiment of that vision. The 50 acre campus houses state of the art learning facilities, green buildings, in-campus residences, a football field, a sports centre and health clinics.
“We designed this to be an all-inclusive, transformative campus for the community”, Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Hj. Mohamed Haniffa bin Haji Abdullah, Pro-Chancellor and Executive Chairman said in his address at the convocation ceremony.
The Pro-Chancellor and Executive Chairman also announced future plans to launch new programmes to increase accessibility to quality education. Among them are programmes in Early Childhood Education, Information Technology, Data Management, Games Development, Networking, Mobile Computing, Graphic Design, Islamic Finance, Hotel Management, Restaurant Management, Sports and Exercise Science, Paramedic Science, Healthcare Practice, Public Health Nursing, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aesthetic Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Memorandum of Understanding was signed with London South Bank University
Professor Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Hj. Mohamed Haniffa Bin Hj. Abdullah , Pro-Chancellor & Executive Chairman of MAHSA University and Professor Rao Bhamidimarri , Vice President (Development),London South Bank University have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Academic and Research collaboration and cooperation at the MAHSA Education Group ,Jalan University Campus on June 3, 2016.
LSBU is one of the premier University in the city of London with about 20,000 Students. Established as the Borough Polytechnic Institute in 1892, London South Bank University (LSBU) is promoting the industrial skill, general knowledge, health and well-being of young men and women till today.
Both organizations will promote collaborative projects and cooperate together in all of common interest areas such as Computing, Engineering, Visual Arts and Built Environment under graduate and post graduate programmes.By signing the MOU today, the two Institutions reinstated that they remain focused continuously on providing highest standards of academic and education quality and produce graduates who can meet the challenges of today’s workplace with the responsibility of building a sustainable society.
Majlis Berbuka Puasa bersama Anak Yatim Kesayanganku
Majlis Berbuka Puasa bersama Anak Yatim Kesayanganku, a ceremony so modest yet very meaningful…
25th Ramadhan 1435 (23rd July 2014) @ MAHSA University, Jalan University Campus
Intensive Course In Basic Sciences For Surgical Specialities (A Gateway To Your Career Path)
The INTENSIVE COURSE IN BASIC SCIENCES FOR SURGICAL SPECIALITIES (A GATEWAY TO YOUR CAREER PATH) is a preparatory course designed for candidates appearing for Part 1 MRCS and entrance examinations for Master and Doctor in General Surgery, Orthopaedics, ENT and Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Four main basic surgical sciences subjects will be covered in the course namely Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Principles of Surgery.
The course will be conducted by prominent senior medical academic staff with vast teaching experience in their field of expertise. These structured sessions will be held over FOUR weekends (Saturday and Sunday) in April 2017 at MAHSA University, Jalan Universiti Campus, Kuala Lumpur. There will be 43 sessions of 50 hours of effective teaching with Q & A sessions in this course for junior doctors preparing for their career path.
Prof. Dato Dr. Ravindran Jegasothy
Dean,Faculty of Medicine,
Prof. Dato Dr. Ravindran Jegasothy
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gauri Krishnaswamy
Course Content Coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Abdul Hamid B. Abdul Rashid
Chairperson of Organising Committee:
Dr. Mona Mohamed Ibrahim Abdalla
|Abdominal walls, surgical incisions and inguinal region.|
|Oesophagus, stomach, intestines, mesenteries, blood supply and lymphatic drainage.|
|Rectum and anal canal, ischio-anal fossa, hepato-biliary system and spleen.|
|Pelvic & urogenital diaphragms; perineal region and pouches.|
|Muscle groups, blood and nerve supply and nerve lesions of upper limb.|
|Muscle groups, blood and nerve supply and nerve lesions of lower limb.|
|Joints of the upper and lower limbs; vertebral column.|
|Head, neck and brain I.|
|Head, neck and brain II|
|Head, neck and brain III.|
|Base of the skull & pharyngeal arches|
|Surgical physiology of body fluid and electrolytes.|
|Normal and abnormal acid-base balance and regulatory mechanisms.|
|Surgical aspects of cardiac muscle and cardiac cycle.|
|Regulatory and compensatory mechanisms of blood pressure in hypovolaemia.|
|Surgical physiology of respiratory system.|
|Surgical physiology of renal system.|
|Surgical physiology of alimentary system.|
|Electrical physiology and nervous system.|
|Muscles and neuromuscular junctions.|
|Surgical physiology of endocrine system.|
|Cellular injury and tissue response – Necrosis and apoptosis.|
|Acute and chronic inflammation – Healing and repair; bone healing.|
|Shock, infarction and embolism.|
|Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy Systemic inflammatory response syndrome.|
|Neoplasm and carcinogenesis.|
|Pathology of infectious diseases.|
|Principle of Surgery|
|Preoperative assessment, preparation and postoperative complications of patients.|
|Fluid and electrolytes management of surgical patient.|
|Haemostasis, surgical bleeding and transfusion.|
|Minimally invasive surgery.|
|Trauma, burns and wound healing.|
|Endocrine and metabolic response to injury.|
Launching of PhD in Nursing Programme
Official Launching of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing Programme by Y.A.Bhg. Tun Zaki Bin Tun Azmi (Chancellor, MAHSA University)
27th March 2014 @ MAHSA University, Jalan University Campus
MAHSA University Centre for Global Business Launched by Tan Sri Dr Tony Fernandes
Bandar Saujana Putra, Shah Alam, 14 March 2017:
Tan Sri Dr Tony Fernandes launched MAHSA University Centre for Global Business (MUCGB) during a ceremony at the university’s new state-of-the-art campus at Bandar Saujana Putra today. MAHSA’s Centre for Global Business will conduct theme-based, multi-disciplinary studies in its effort to help individuals and businesses overcome the many issues that they face in global business today.
The university’s Centre for Global Business will have business incubators with their own areas of expertise to help different types of new businesses by providing funding through government and industry grants, encouraging quality publications and driving industry research.
Groundbreaking Ceremony for MAHSA Sports & Recreation Centre by YB Dato' Seri Idris Bin Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education MAHSA Saujana Putra Campus, Selangor
TUESDAY 18 April 2017
MAHSA University held the groundbreaking ceremony for its MAHSA Sports and Recreation Centre here at 2.30pm today at their Saujana Putra Campus. YB Dato’ Seri Idris Bin Jusoh, the Minister of Higher Education, officially declared the ceremony open after a video of the future Sports and Recreation Centre was played to thunderous applause as students and staff cheered and clapped.
The MAHSA Sports and Recreation Centre will house an Olympic-sized swimming pool complete with diving facilities, a football stadium, running tracks, a yoga and dance studio, a ten-metre rock-climbing wall, a skateboard arena, five badminton courts, three squash courts, a futsal court, an archery range, shops and cafes.
Professor Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Hj Mohamed Haniffa bin Hj Abdullah, Pro-Chancellor and Executive Chairman, in his speech, said that the Sports and Recreation Centre will be home to all students, alumni and staff.
YB Dato’ Seri Idris reminded students of their rare opportunity to acquire quality education from one of the country’s premier institutions of higher learning, and advised them to make the best of their opportunity.
Construction of the MAHSA Sports & Recreation Centre is scheduled to begin in June 2017, and will take nine to twelve months to complete.