5June2020
The World Environment Day 2020 at AIMST University

30May2020
3’O’ International Dental E-Quiz Competition 2020

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]AIMST University, Malaysia proudly invites all the dental students to participate in this international e-quiz competition, focusing on Oral Medicine & Radiology, Oral Surgery and Oral Pathology. The registration is free. Register now to challenge your mind, the digital way. Here we do not have losers, you win or you learn. Check the brochure for further details. [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4562" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="link_image"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4563" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="link_image"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]For registration click the link below. https://forms.gle/DY9pEj94YzuXen7r6[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

11May2020
AIMST Biotech Alumnus recognized by Forbes in their ‘30 under 30 Asia’ 2020 list

Dr Ashiwin Vadiveloo, 29 was recently recognized by Forbes as one of Asia’s change makers by being placed in their ‘30 under 30 Asia’ 2020 list for his contribution to the field of healthcare and science. He is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Algae Research and Development Centre, Murdoch University in Australia. The Kedah-born researcher completed his B.Sc. (Hons) Biotechnology degree at AIMST University and was immediately accepted into the PhD degree program at Murdoch University. During his postgraduate study, he was selected as the Top Ten Finalist for the 2014 and 2015 MASCA-EMA Award for Excellence in the Field of Life Sciences and Health Care, winning the overall award in 2015. In the same year, he also won the prestigious BASF Asia Pacific PhD Challenge. In 2019, he received the BP Advancing Energy Award to be a delegate speaker at the 2019 One Young World Summit in London. His work is focused on microalgae and ways that the unicellular species can be used for treatment of wastewater and in the sustainable production of bioenergy. To be included in the Forbes Asia list, Dr Ashiwin has not only shown that his research creates a significant impact in science, but also demonstrated leadership and entrepreneurial spirit that are synonymous with the Forbes brand. All nominations are vetted by industry veterans and Forbes journalists from across the region before a determination is made. In 2020, the final list of honorees was selected from over 3,500 nominations.   “This recognition is very affirming of my career in science and provides a great deal of motivation to work harder in my chosen field. It is very inspiring to me to be included in the company of so many amazing young individuals who are working toward positive and significant change to the world,” reflects Dr Ashiwin Vadiveloo.   Dr Ashiwin shared that his interest in microalgae research was spurred by what he learnt during his biotechnology degree at AIMST University, which covered subjects such as algal and fungal science and environmental biotechnology. The biotechnology degree provided him with a strong foundation to pursue a direct PhD degree at Murdoch University in Australia.   Our teaching excellence and affordable fees are among the reasons why local and international students’ chooses AIMST University when comes to studying Bachelor of Biotechnology in Malaysia. The August and October 2020 intakes for B.Sc. (Hons) in Biotechnology and B.Sc. (Hons) in Bioinformatics is currently open for registration. AIMST University offers 100% tuition fee waiver for qualified SPM and O-level students for Foundation in Science leading to B.Sc. (Hons) Biotechnology and B.Sc. (Hons) Bioinformatics. This is indeed a golden opportunity for SPM, STPM and A level students who are wishing to pursue biotechnology as their career! For more information about the Bachelor in Biotechnology program, please contact Snr. Prof. M. Ravichandran, Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences, AIMST University (0129595269) and for admission please contact 04 429 8108. https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/leisure/2020/04/22/kedah-boy-makes-forbes-30-under-30-asia-list-for-2020/?utm_source=FCM&utm_medium=Push

5May2020
Boost Your Imunity -The only way forward to fight the virus by Dr. Jenis Chhabra

4May2020
MCO Can’t Stop Us: Attend This Virtual Open Day by AIMST University

Why do we have virtual open days?

Commonly, you would visit a campus physically during open days to find out what would it be like to study there. Reviewing the facilities provided, estimating the distance between accommodation and campus and speaking to employees for inquiry are carried out in-person. By doing so, you are able to make a better decision whether the university fulfils your expectation. However, we are not allowed to have mass gatherings due to Movement Control Order (MCO) as university open days tend to involve hundreds to thousands of people. It is our responsibility as law-abiding citizens to adhere to the rules and break the circuit of Covid-19. Therefore, as one of the renowned medical universities in Malaysia, we would like to introduce you to our AIMST Virtual Open Day. For 3 days only, you can take a tour in our campus and plan your tertiary education ahead wherever you want without risking your safety and health. If you are interested, please read on.

Try this virtual open day now – Wherever you want

The movement stops, but your education doesn’t! With the rise of technology, you are no longer restricted by the fact that you have to be present and make contact with other people physically to take a tour of the campus. You can access the virtual tour with your phone or laptop, and enjoy it while lying on your bed! In addition, it also prevents you from regretting the tour in which you later find that none of the characteristics and features of the campus meets your expected standard.  

When?

Date: 12 May 2020 – 14 May 2020 Time: 9am – 9pm

How to take a virtual tour

All you have to is register to gain access to the virtual open day by filling up your particulars and contact information. Click this link to register. There is a variety of courses available for registration, from Diploma in Nursing to Foundation in Business, you are required to select at least one programme of interest from the list. Upon submitting the registration form, we will contact you soon. All aspects of your university life in our campus are in coverage of our virtual tour. You are also free to navigate and explore the campus compound during the tours. AIMST University campus topview

Return after the virtual open day

Don’t be upset if you forget to check out the library or whatever. Usually, we allow you to go to our website at anytime afterwards and access this content as soon as required. This helps perfectly if you forget to ask something or check something out; you can go back as many times as you wish to make your decision. We also have live chat option for those who wishes to chat and get more information from us.  Totally free of charge!  

Why you should attend?

Register for the open day where you can:
  • Inquire about all the interesting courses provided by our university and decide which will be your future path.
  • Discover a variety of scholarship awards and choose the perfect one to fund your studies if you are competent but financially challenged.
  • Take a virtual tour of your future campus and decide if it measures up to your preference to avoid regret.
  • Chat with our fun academic counsellors to have a comprehensive inquiry about our campus if you have uncertainties.
  • Save time and effort which the physical campus tour can’t do for you.
With just one click or tap, you can access all the information you need. Reach out and start planning for your future with AIMST University this weekend. AIMST simply an Awesome Place to be.

Reserve your slot here and we’ll see you there!

3May2020
A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing Pre-University Programmes in Malaysia

Upon completing secondary school education with a SPM certificate in hand, Malaysian students have two options: be part of the workforce directly or elevate their study in a tertiary institution. If you choose the latter, don’t be baffled by the multiple choices out there such as Foundation in Business and Foundation in Science yet. This article provides clear insights on deciding which pre-university programme to pursue after graduating from secondary school.  

  1. A Levels

A programme administered by the United Kingdom education system. This fully exam-based qualification is recognised worldwide. There are 3-4 subjects available for selection based on your area of interest. Duration: 15-25 months This is for you if:  
  • You are academically oriented because final exams are the only assessment method.
  • You wish to enrol in reputable universities abroad as it has international recognition.
  • You are unsure about your future studies because it grants you an avenue to several choices.
 This is not for you if:
  • You prefer assessment that involves a combination of coursework and exams.
  • Your desired course requires practical skills.
  • You want financial aid from PTPTN because it is not MQA-approved.
 
  1. Australian Matriculation

A course monitored by the Australian education system. You will be assessed through coursework, tests and final exams, then you will get your final grade (ATAR). Duration: 1 year This is for you if: 
  • You prefer continuous assessments over a frantic final exam.
  • Enjoy an integrated learning approach whereby you can select 5 subjects from different streams.
  • You would like to study abroad as it is recognised by numerous international institutions.
This is not for you if:
  • You have poor time management as you will have to juggle tests, presentations, lab reports and exams.
  • You are a procrastinator as there will be continuous assessment throughout the year.
  • You are pursuing a high entry degree that requires several competitive standards (e.g. medicine and law).
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  1. American Degree Programme (ADP)

It is monitored by the American education system. You can transfer into an American or Canadian institution upon completing the programme. Duration: 4 years This is for you if:
  • You prefer studying in America.
  • You are uncertain of your choice as you can switch your major halfway through the course.
  • You enjoy holistic learning experience as the assessment includes coursework, presentations and final exams.
This is not for you if: 
  • You are academically oriented.
  • You do not favour public speaking
 
  1. Canadian Pre-University (CPU)

Supervised by the Canadian education system, it is mainly assessed via a mix of coursework, exams and community service. Duration: 12-15 months This is for you if:
  • You are interested in pursuing your studies abroad as it is a recognised qualification worldwide.
  • You have variety of interests as your passions are likely to be offered through subjects like creative writing and drama.
  • You enjoy an interactive learning process as you will be assessed through projects and presentations.
This is not for you if:
  • You favour exam-based assessments.
  • Public speaking is your pain point.
  • You cannot multitask coursework, projects and exams.
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  1. Diploma 

A programme that allows you to elevate directly to a degree programme or employment upon completion. It consists of coursework, exams and internship which helps you to gain working experience before employment. Duration: 2-3 years This is for you if: 
  • You are pursuing a career that involves hands-on skills
  • You prefer to enter the workforce soon
  • You require financial aid as it is eligible for PTPTN
  • You have a minimum of 3-4 credits in SPM
This is not for you if:
  • You are uncertain of your preference
  • You want to pursue academically difficult degrees (e.g. medicine)
  • You want to enrol in reputable universities abroad
 
  1. International Baccalaureate (IB)

A programme whereby you have to take 6 subjects across of a number of disciplines as well as writing research papers and fulfilling your sports, arts and community projects.    Duration: 2 years This is for you if:
  • You want to study subjects across various fields.
  • You have good time management to cope with exams, writing research papers and extra-curricular activities.
This is not for you if:  
  • You prefer exam to be the only assessment.
  • You prefer to stay in your focus of study.
  • You want the path of least resistance to obtain a degree.
  1. Foundation

It is offered by the university itself prior to the enrolment in a degree programme in a related field. Foundation is familiar among students in Malaysia as most them have heard of Foundation in Business, Foundation in Science and Foundation in Arts. This is for you if:
  • You are clear about the field of pursuit in your degree.
  • You prefer the fastest pathway to register a degree programme
This is not for you if:
  • Your degree of preference is ambiguous.
  • You would like to transfer to another university for your degree as your foundation qualification is not always applicable for other institutions.
  • You plan to study abroad or apply for a scholarship.
 
  1. Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)

Administered by Malaysian Examinations Council (MEC), its assessment includes projects, practice and final exams in which the results are mediated by Cambridge Assessment from the UK. Duration: 18 months This is for you if:
  • You prefer an affordable programme
  • You wish to take a gap period to deliberate on your degree choices.
  • You want to register for a public university.
This is not for you if:
  • You are not academically oriented
  • You want to apply practical skills in your study.
  • You want the fastest route to enrol in a degree programme.
 
  1. Matrikulasi 

If you are interested in studying at public universities, this pre-university programme is for you. There are several streams available for selection such as science, accounting and technical (based on your stream in SPM). The assessment includes coursework, exams and involvement in co-curricular activities. Duration: 1-2 years This is for you if: 
  • You prefer an affordable courses it is funded by the government and comes with an allowance each semester
  • You want various options for your degree programme
This is not for you if:
  • You want to study overseas since it has recognition from a limited number of universities worldwide.
  • You want to study a course that involves practical skills.
  Finally, you have gone through this no-nonsense guide that outlines all pre-university options clearly. Hopefully, it helps you with making a better decision about your tertiary education. Good luck!

2May2020
COVID-19 Pandemic: Surging Demand for Nurses

In recent days, the global pandemic bred by coronavirus is influencing the world viciously. From forcing businesses to shut down to deteriorating the economy across the globe, it has done more harm than any other natural disasters. For example, our nation has suffered potential losses of RM 12.9 billion in manufacturing sector’s GDP during 14 days of Movement Control Order (MCO) and worse, we faced another potential losses of RM32 billion in exports during the period. (Data retrieved from DOSM and Mida survey March 2020). While the economy, employment and population are declining, there’s one thing that is rising: The demand for more nurses. It impacts the healthcare sector when the virus spread across the population and allowing more cases of infection to happen which in turn strikes the current supply of nurses. If you wish to pursue or are currently taking Bachelor of Nursing, Diploma in Nursing or any related nursing course in Malaysia, please take note as this article will highlight numerous aspects of the issue for you.  

An Overview on This Phenomenon

Prior to the virus outbreak, there are already several nursing specialties which are in the rising tide of demand. The demand for nurses is expected to soar greatly by the end of 2020. This indicates that the demand for nurses will soon be greater than the supply to the extent that those who pursue a degree or career in nursing will always get into employment and earn good salary. Simultaneously, some specialties have a even more tremendous demand than the others. Every year, there is a consistent increase in demand for many of these specialties. This is due to the rapid aging of the population and it opens up more treatment options for all kinds of diseases. When the outbreak occurs, the demand for nurses is even higher than ever before. According to Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba, he pointed out that the number of professional medical practitioners is currently sufficient for every state but more infectious disease physicians are in demand. At the same time, he emphasizes that the Health Ministry (MOH) will designate 830 nurses to government hospitals across the country to cope with the wild spread of coronavirus. Their designations will boost up the manpower capacity at 135 hospitals nationwide. As outlined above, more and more nurses are required in order to cope with this pandemic. Malaysian nurse

So…which are the booming nursing specialties?

According to Nurse Journal, there are 5 specialties which are in high demand. They are nursing anaesthetist, dialysis nurse, legal nurse consultant, nurse midwife and nurse case manager. Upon reviewing the job description of each nursing specialty, a conclusion can be drawn: nurse case manager is the most in demand among the other four during the coronavirus crisis.  

What do nurse case managers do?

When you become a registered nurse (RN) after completing a nursing program and fulfilling the requirements to obtain a nursing license, you can leave a regular nursing job and become a nurse case manager. The roles of a nurse case manager:
  • Monitor the progress of a patient
  • Evaluate patients’ care
  • Suggest other treatments.
  • Utilize resources and services the best way possible
Their roles are crucial in overcoming this coronavirus crisis as the infected tend to need extra medical care while being hospitalized. In addition, a nurse case manager should also be wise in allocating resources for treatment. Selecting this nursing specialty allows you to enter the healthcare workforce with minimum entry due to the extremely high demand. However, this career requires high competence and accountability in order to succeed.

1May2020
Tips to Help You Conduct a Successful Online Class

Due to coronavirus outbreak, almost all industries are affected and the education industry is not a fortunate survivor either. This global pandemic has forced several higher education institutions to close down temporarily until further declaration from the government. Here comes the headache for both students and lecturers: how are they supposed to continue our studies during this lockdown period? This is especially hard for students who take medical course in Malaysia because medical course involves not only paperwork but other practical tasks as well. Time is money, none of them is willing to delay their studies. Thereby, university administrations across the nation have instructed students and lecturers to conduct online classes during this quarantine period in order to further their studies. As one of the reputable medical universities in Malaysia, AIMST University also partakes in the campaign to reduce coronavirus influence while empowering students to continue their studies online. Here are a few tips for conducting a successful online class:  

  1. Provide virtual course site for each course

The IT team of the university which is responsible for its network maintenance should develop a virtual course site for each course. It is highly recommended that each of these sites is developed in an organized manner which will help students and lecturers to access easily.  
  1. Include several essential features

In order to alleviate potential disruption to daily teaching and learning activities, each course site ought to have features for online assessment, tutoring, submission and forums to allow students to explore outside the classroom. However, these feature should not be showcased in a way that will disrupt user experience. Keep it simple and easy because the point here is to keep learning effective while overcoming the global pandemic.  
  1. Layout a schedule for each subject

Lecturers who are responsible for the specific subjects should layout a schedule that clearly outlines which day of the week has class at specific time for their students. By doing so, students can keep track of their learning progress and manage their time better while staying home.   learn from home
  1. Lecturers upload necessary materials

When it comes to online learning and teaching, harnessing online platforms for sharing is a commonplace. Lecturers can upload essential learning materials to online platforms such as the web-based learning platform provided by university, Google Drive which is preferable when there are large size materials like videos and audio recordings and other social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook. These platforms make sharing and learning easy.  
  1. Announce changes as soon as possible

Without a doubt, conducting online classes is unfamiliar to lecturers and students as they are used to attending the classes physically. And unfamiliarity always breeds uncertainty. That’s why lecturers have to identify the issue occurred as quickly as possible while monitoring the platform and announce the necessary changes to be made afterward. At the same time, students should also cooperate with lecturers to work on it.  
  1. Cease the barring system for this period   

Life is hard enough for all Malaysian citizens who have been impacted by the virus outbreak. Students need no extra stress while staying home to continue their studies online. It would be more humane if university administration ceases barring for this distress period.  

In a Nutshell

With these easy-to-use tips, students and lecturers now can have a better understanding on how to carry out online class effectively. Meanwhile, keep in mind that each of us has to be flexible and adaptive when it comes to coping with such global pandemic. Covid-19 is not an excuse for discontinuing education.

10April2020
Visit our campus from the comfort of your home

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31March2020
Preview at AIMST Campus

SPM (8am - 5pm)

31March2020
GETS Education Fair

Katerina Hotel, Batu Pahat (8am - 2pm)

31March2020
FSI

SMJK Nan Hwa, Sitiawan Perak (8am - 1pm)