MSU students bag best research award

|     Hakim Hayat     |

FIVE students of Management and Science University (MSU), Malaysia emerged champions for best research at the 10th Medical Undergraduates’ Annual Scientific Research Meeting (MUASRM) in November 2018.

According to MSU, students Afrina Ariff, Che Nur Azni Nazira Che Md Rozi, Noralaina Haji Yahya, Nor Atika Abdul Razak and Nur Alya Syarafina Mohd Salleh from MSU’s Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Honours) programme had submitted their final-year project titled ‘The Efficacy of Piper Betel Extract as Natural Larvicides against Aedes Aegypti Larvae’. The award came with RM500 worth of prizes including cash and a hamper.

Open to all medical schools in Malaysia, the MUASRM is organised by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)’s Faculty of Medicine and held at the Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM).

Supervisor Dr Muhd Ridzuan Pauzi described the win as an achievement exemplary of the research opportunities and facilities at MSU, particularly at the MSU International Medical School (IMS).

MSU hosted the 3rd edition of the Invention and Innovation Competition for Private Insti-tutions of Higher Education (PERINTIS 2018) recently, where 21 inventions and innovations out of the 49 bagging a medal came from the Health Sciences, Medical, Pharmaceutical category.

Champions for best research at the 10th Medical Undergraduates’ Annual Scientific Research Meeting (MUASRM) in a group photo. – MSU

The MSU Medical and Health Sciences cluster comprises the International Medical School (IMS), the School of Pharmacy (SPH), and the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (FHLS).

MSU’s International Medical School (IMS) Bangalore campus wears the distinction of being the first offshore medical school to be awarded a full five-year accreditation by the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC). MBBS students have a transfer option to IMS Bangalore from IMS main campus in Shah Alam, Malaysia.

A top international university in Malaysia and the country’s best teaching and learning university, MSU prioritises student development to enhance graduate employability. Its highly qualified academics and international visiting professors support a holistic curricular framework that delivers compelling learning experiences.

Blending technical and voca-tional education and training (TVET) with traditional acade-mic curricula, MSU enhances competencies with industry internship, community and crea-tive entrepreneurship, as well as global exposure; empowering MSU graduates with the well-roundedness desired and sought after by employers.

A tracer study by the Malaysian Ministry of Education (MoHE) showed 98 per cent of MSU graduates were successful at securing employment within six months of their graduation, earning MSU the top spot in the graduate employability register among the nation’s higher education institutions.

As an applied and enterprise university, MSU offers programmes of study at postgraduate, undergraduate, and foundation levels, through connected pathways that admit students from all walks of life and backgrounds.