Abdus Salam

Abdus Salam

MBBS; MPH; DMedEd; MMedEd | www.drabdussalam.education

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Introduction
Consultant Medical Educationalist and Public Health Specialist | Website: http://www.drabdussalam.education | Current Research Interests: Problem-based Learning | Community-based Education | Webinars and International Medical Education Networking and Collaboration | Professionalism | Educational Environment | Curriculum Evaluation and Development | Teaching-Learning | Student Assessment | Microteaching Skills | Public Health Issues
Additional affiliations
January 2017 - March 2018
Asia Metropolitan University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
June 2012 - June 2016
National University of Malaysia (UKM)
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
August 2006 - June 2012
National University of Malaysia (UKM
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
August 1996 - December 2000
Centre for Medical Education, University of Dundee
Field of study
  • Medical Education
June 1995 - July 1996
Centre for Medical Education, University of Dundee
Field of study
  • Medical Education
June 1992 - October 1993
National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM), University of Dhaka
Field of study
  • Public Health

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Publications (144)
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not availableInternational Journal of Human and Health Sciences Vol. 06 No. 03 July’22 Page: 233-236
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Background: The Covid-19 pandemic started in late 2019 has become a major global pandemic that affects the millions of people around the globe. It is found that patients having COVID-19 infection may continue the symptoms for weeks or months which is known as Long Covid. This new post COVID syndrome is particularly hazardous as it affects physical...
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Objective: Effective communication is an integral part of good medical practice. Skills in communication is an art, and comprises of a set of fundamental elements: skills in introducing, questioning, listening, facilitating and closing. The objective of this study was to determine the perceptions of fresh medicalgraduates’ communication skills at W...
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Clinical competency is the core of the medical curriculum. Careful ongoing evaluation of clinical competency is required to ensure continuous reviewing for curriculum development. The objective of this study was to investigate self-perceptions of clinical competency of fresh medical graduates using the Kirkpatrick framework – the most convenient an...
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Objective: Core-professionalism values: altruism, accountability, excellence, respect, and integrity are unique and universally applicable to all professions. This study was aimed to investigate self-perception of core-professionalism values of medical graduates. Materials and Methods: All-50 fresh medical graduates from Widad University College se...
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This paper describes the results of online-teaching and course evaluation during the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper offers a concrete window to the teachers’ family around the world to comprehensive use of TEA, SMART objective, ABCD of the objectives and “teaching-testing” to make the teacher the best lecturer ever, and thereby ensure to produce con...
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not available Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol.20(5) 2021 p.3-6
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Mentoring is a relationship between mentors and mentees focused on the career success and advancement of mentees. It is crucial to review and evaluate the mentoring system in place in any given institution to identify potential issues. This study aimed to ascertain the perception of mentors and mentees towards mentoring system at Universiti Kebangs...
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Introduction: Mentor-mentee program is essential for mentees’ development. The objective of this paper was to investigate mentees’ perceptions on their mentors. Methods: A questionnairesurvey among all-50 clinical-medical students who mentored by 16 faculty members at Widad University College(WUC)Malaysia, was conducted in 2019.A standardized-quest...
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Rohingya refugee women and girls are from a vulnerable society taking shelter in Bangladesh for humanitarian assistance following the serious human rights violations in Myanmar. They are facing a number of challenges such as insecurity, violence, very limited freedom of movement or ability to speak up and influence decisions in their communities. T...
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Objective: Faculty development programmes play a pivotal role in sustaining academic vitality in medical education and exerts a positive effect on institutional climate. The objective of this study was to evaluate the perception of participants on Teaching Methodology pre and post attending faculty development workshop. Methods: It was a questionna...
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Multiple choice questions (MCQ) are the most widely used objective test items. Students often learn what we assess, and not what we teach, although teaching and assessment are the two sides of the same coin. So, assessment in medical education is very important to ensure that qualified competent doctors are being produced.A good test is the test th...
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Background: Research universities are the key to the knowledge economy of the 21st century. However, a high rate of attrition of research-based students was reported which could be related to the supervisory practices, students' characteristics, and institutional /environmental factors. The objective of this paper is to highlight the issues and per...
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Background: This study explores the effectiveness of educator's training programs regarding the presentation, materials, facilities, relevance and usefulness of the training to the current employment and facilitator’s knowledge using Gagne’s event of instructions. Method: A half day long training was conducted on September 2017 at reach of the two...
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Background: Mothers worldwide should exclusively breastfeed (EBF) their babies i.e. giving no other food or drink, not even water, except breast milk in the first six months of life. Third National Health and Morbidity Survey in 2006 have stated that the overall prevalence of EBF in Malaysia was 14.5% which is exclusively low. The objectives of thi...
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Objectives: The objective of this study was to identify the career preferences of medical students at Asia Metropolitan University (AMU) Malaysia aimed at human-resources for health planning. Materials and Methods: It was a cross sectional study conducted among all 14-final year medical students of AMU in 2017. Data was collected using self-develop...
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Background: Medical students lead a stressful life and therefore the coping strategy is very important for them to alleviate the stress. The objective of this study was to explore the coping strategy among the first year and third year medical students and also to identify any significant difference between genders and study-years. Materials & meth...
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Background: Empathy is one of the cardinal components for physician–patient relationships, optimal outcomes in patient care, improved patient satisfaction, greater adherence to therapy, and lower malpractice liability. It is also considered an essential quality for health‑care professionals to practice medicine. The aim of the present study was to...
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Background: Empathy is one of the cardinal components for physician–patient relationships, optimal outcomes in patient care, improved patient satisfaction, greater adherence to therapy, and lower malpractice liability. It is also considered an essential quality for health-care professionals to practice medicine. The aim of the present study was to...
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Objectives: The flipped classroom is a popular method of instruction for teaching all grades of students. Depending on the individual lecturers, flipped classrooms vary subject to the elements of the class, needs of students and the level of involvement. The objectives of this study were to compare the students learning outcomes achieved through th...
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Objectives: The objective of this study was to explore the medical students' perception on Problem Based Learning (PBL) tutoring process in the promotion of generic skills and compare the tutoring processes between researcher-self as a PBL tutor in particular and other PBL tutors as practitioners in general. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional...
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Background: Problems posed in problem based learning (PBL) cases used during pre-clinical teaching-framework are typically a set of descriptions of events in need of explanations and resolution. The objectives of this study were to analyze the problems in PBL cases aimed to suggest areas for improvement. Methods: It was a review of cases used in P...
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The flipped classroom is a popular method of instruction for teaching all grades of students. Depending on the individual lecturers, flipped classrooms vary subject to the elements of the class, needs of students and the level of involvement. The objectives of this study were to compare the students learning outcomes achieved through the flipped cl...
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Abstract: Defning professionalism in this constantly evolving wDefning professionalism in this constantly evolving world is not easy. How do you measure degrees of benevolence and compassion? If it is so obvious to our profession, what professionalism is, then why is it so difcult to teach it to medical students and residents? Today’s defniton of m...
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Social media connect people by sharing text, photos, audio and videos among themselves. Medical professional and patients also communicate through social media; however, issues of privacy and confdentiality of medical professions in regards to medical and health care decisions contradict with the openness of the usage of social media. Member of the...
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Faculties are the scholarly asset of medical schools, and a faculty development program is an integral part for any educational institution to create links between theory and practices.1Asia Metropolitan University (AMU) is one of the growing private universities in Malaysia, faculty of medicine of which has developedanannual faculty development pl...
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Background: Medical professionalism needs to be incorporated into undergraduate curriculum. Medical students should have adequate opportunity to develop professionalism so that they can demonstrate a commitment of carrying out professional responsibilities later in their professional life. The aim of this study is to identify professionalism among...
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Introduction: Mastering the art of conducting a research along with the competitive era of publishing papers showed the importance of undergraduate research. The purpose of this research was to study the impact of undergraduate research “Special Study Module (SSM)” on Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) medical students and alumni. Methodology: Th...
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Background: C-reactive protein (CRP) is an acute phase protein found to be significantly higher among coronary heart disease patients. The objective of this study was to compare the CRP levels in the patient group and the control group as well as to determine the association of CRP with IHD. Materials and methods: This comparative study was carried...
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Background: Qualitative study determines the concealed and hidden aspects of the educational environment. It helps to understand the quality of educational environment of the institute. Aim: This study aimed to assess the clinical learning environment by the students using a qualitative approach. Methodology: Under graduate medical students (N=...
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Background : The notion of ‘learning by doing’ has become less acceptable especially when invasive procedures are needed. Simulation provides learners the opportunity for deliberate practice. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC) is one of the promoter of Simulation-based medical education (SBME), conducting regularly “train the tra...
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Defining professionalism in this constantly evolving world is not easy. How do you measure degrees of benevolence and compassion? If it is so obvious to our profession, what professionalism is, then why is it so difficult to teach it to medical students and residents? Today’s definition of medical professionalism is evolving – from autonomy to acco...
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Background: Dermatology is a minor module in internal medicine undergraduate curriculum. Limited time is allocated for its teaching. Most graduates are inadequately prepared to diagnose and manage skin diseases. We aimed to identify the core content of a more effective dermatology module. Methods: A modified Delphi method was used to reach a con...
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Background Didactic lecture is the oldest and most commonly used method of teaching. In addition, it is considered one of the most efficient ways to disseminate theories, ideas, and facts. Many critics feel that lectures are an obsolete method to use when students need to perform hands-on activities, which is an everyday need in the study of medici...
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Background: Didactic lecture is the oldest and most commonly used method of teaching. In addition, it is considered one of the most efficient ways to disseminate theories, ideas, and facts. Many critics feel that lectures are an obsolete method to use when students need to perform hands-on activities, which is an everyday need in the study of medic...
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Faculty development is an integral part of institutional development. This paper describes liking, disliking and suggestions of faculty members on a 2-days Team-Based Learning faculty training workshop, where 39 faculty members were attended. Participants liked the lively and informal discussions through which they got a new technique to teach stud...
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Objectives: Foundational elements of problem based learning (PBL) are triggers, tutors and students. Ineffective triggers are important issues for students' inability to generate appropriate learning issues. The objective of this study was to evaluate PBL triggers and to determine similarities of students' generated learning issues with predetermi...
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Breast self-examination (BSE) is a most cost-effective screening-tool for early-detection of breast cancer. The objective of this study was to investigate knowledge, beliefs and practices of BSE among teachers. It was a cross-sectional questionnaire survey conducted in Philippine in 2009. A standardized questionnaire was administered among 450 rand...
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The anatomy of the vermiform appendix shows variations in its macroscopic dimensions and microscopic features, some of which have potentials of influencing the clinical aspects of the appendix. The aim of this study was to find out some microscopic features of appendix and evaluate the correlation between the microscopic features of the appendix an...
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The importance of positive role modeling by clinical educators is recognized worldwide to help professional development of learners. Students evaluate role models in clinical educators according to teaching qualities (related to knowledge -'Head'), personal qualities (related to attitude -'Heart'), and patient care qualities (related to activities...
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Introduction: Didactic Lectures are perhaps, the most commonly used and 'Oldest teaching' method. They are one of the efficient ways to disseminate 'Theories, ideas, and facts' to the students. Currently educational connoisseurs throughout the world believe that didactic lecture is no more an operational way of teaching and knowledge transfer to st...
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Introduction/Aim: Simulation is an important educational tool to practice experience within a safe environment. Simulation based medical education (SBME) has been implemented in the medical curriculum of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). The objective of this paper is to disseminate the pre and post workshop tutor’s perception on SBME. Method...
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Objective: Special Study Module (SSM) is a mandatory research module implemented in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). The objective of this paper is to provide a brief overview on the student research activities and to find out the outcome measures in terms of publication. Methods: It was a retrospective study done on SSM research projects at...
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Background: Understanding of educational environment is very important to determine the strength and weakness of a curriculum in order to further improvement of an educational institution. This paper reports final year medical students' perceptions on educational environment in a Malaysian medical school. Methods: This was a cross-sectional questio...
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Introduction: Internet is the most wanted information and communication technology that brought the worldwide revolutionary change in the information scenario. It helps students to broaden their academic knowledge, research and assignments by accessing to the information world and also by easy communication to their academic community. Though there...
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Background: Didactic lecture is the oldest and most commonly used method of teaching. In addition, it is considered one of the most efficient ways to disseminate theories, ideas, and facts. Many critics feel that lectures are an obsolete method to use when students need to perform hands-on activities, which is an everyday need in the study of medic...
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System approach is a term that means to do something systematically. In educational industry, to teach systematically teachers must consider input, process and output and decide objectives, contents, methods and assessment. The inputs are basically the objectives and objectified contents that teachers put in while the processess are the methods of...
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To identify the stress-prevalence and coping-strategies among University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) medical students. This was an observational study conducted among 234 UKM first and third year medical students. Standardized questionnaire on stress and coping strategies was used. Stress data was related to subjective experiences on some positive an...
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Sleep is an active, repetitive and reversible state of perceptual disengagement from the environment including unresponsiveness to it. Adequate sleep is extremely important for healthiness. But sleep loss is a remarkable problem in modern society. The objective of this study was to investigate the sleep pattern and its association with students' ac...
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Introduction: Entrepreneurship CMIE 1022 module was introduced in February 2012 and was made compulsory to all first year undergraduate students in all faculties of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). The main objective of CMIE 1022 is to expose the students to entrepreneurship with implementation of online teaching and business game simulation....
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Team-based learning (TBL) is a teaching–learning method whichgives the benefit of small group learning within large classes.1 TBLstarts with the students’ preparation, during which they study anadvance assignment defined by the faculty and then participate in thereadiness assurance process (RAP) to demonstrate knowledge. TheRAP consists of a short...
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Introduction: Appropriate professional conduct of clinical teacher is vital in their medicine practice. In UKM medical centre Malaysia, personal and professional development (PPD) of future medical professionals is greatly emphasized. The objective of this study was to determine the medical students’ perception about the professional conduct of the...
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Educators in a multicultural-environment face complex-tasks in teaching for diversity. The objective of this study was to determine the educational environment in a Malaysian medical school, aimed to face the diversity. This cross-sectional study was conducted utilising "Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure", a validated instrument that conta...
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Introduction: Appropriate professional conduct of clinical teacher is vital in their medicine practice. In UKM medical centre Malaysia, personal and professional development (PPD) of future medical professionals is greatly emphasized. The objective of this study was to determine the medical students’ perception about the professional conduct of the...
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Student can be stressed due to different stressors such as academic, financial, health related or loss of close family member or friend, etc. Stress is the bodies' reaction both neurologically and physiologically to adapt to the new condition. Stress has a negative effect on the academic performance of the students. This study was aimed to explore...
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Every profession has its particular social responsibilities. Thus, professionalism is the foundation of medicine’s indenture with humanity. The schooling and refinement of professionalism has long been part of medical education. Recently professionalism is recognized as a fundamental qualification in both developed and developing countries. The obj...
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Every profession has its particular social responsibilities. Thus, professionalism is the foundation of medicine's indenture with humanity. The schooling and refinement of professionalism has long been part of medical education. Recently professionalism is recognized as a fundamental qualification in both developed and developing countries. The obj...
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Introduction: Self-awareness and reflective-skill are important components of personal and professional development of medical students. Objective: The objective of this study was to determine whether self awareness and reflective skill could be improved by direct teaching intervention.Method: This was a cross sectional intervention study conducted...
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Introduction: Stress is an external constraint which upsets an individual both mentally and physically. Study showed that medical students suffer from higher stress than other faculty students. Objective: The objective of this study was to explore the reporting of stress as evident among medical students in Malaysia. Design: It was a retrospective...