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Department of Basic Medical Sciences

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Mission

The Department of Basic Medical Sciences aims to be a centre of excellent in education, training and consultation in the areas of anatomy, biochemistry and physiology, supported by highly motivated, innovative, competitive and committed staff at all levels, working in an environment that is liberal, tolerant and caring, infused with strong moral and ethical values, in line with the mission of the faculty and the university.

Goals

  • Education: to form a solid foundation of knowledge in the basic medical sciences and integrating as well as applying the knowledge during the clinical years.
  • Research: to provide and create an environment imbued with research culture to encourage the flourishing ideas among the researchers, academicians and students for the benefit of mankind.
  • Training: to share the knowledge and skills gained in its various activities while encouraging continued professional growth so that each individual can excel and pursue avenues that lead to national and international recognition.

Message from Head of Department

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Welcome to the Department of Basic Medical Sciences (BMS). BMS was established in 2002 in response to the recommendations by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). BMS  is composed of Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physiology. BMS is charged with the responsibility of teaching biochemistry, anatomy and physiology for Medical Degree (Year 1 and 2) and Bachelor of Nursing Programmes. Members of the department are dedicated to guide our undergraduates to understand the fundamentals of basic medical sciences which will form a sound base for their clinical years. Members of the BMS are also involved in the supervision of undergraduate medical student research projects for the Elective I course (MDP 20505).

The mission of the Department Basic Medical Sciences is to serve the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, through excellence in teaching anatomy, biochemistry and physiology supported by highly motivated, innovative, competitive and committed staff at all levels, working in an environment that is liberal, tolerant and caring, infused with strong moral and ethical values. 

BMS is committed to achieve the set goals. In education BMS aims to form a solid foundation of knowledge in the basic medical sciences and integrating as well as applying the knowledge during the clinical years. In research, BMS aims to provide and create an environment imbued with research culture to encourage the flourishing ideas among the researchers, academicians and students for the benefit of mankind. Finally in training, BMS aims to share the knowledge and skills gained in its various activities while encouraging continued professional growth so that each individual can excel and pursue avenues that lead to national and international recognition.

Thank you.

Dr Zunika Binti Amit

Head Department of Basic Medical Sciences

Research

This section contains brief information about research activities in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences. Specific project enquiries can be directed to the individual staff:

Anatomy 

  1. Transarticular invasion of primary bone tumour into the joint  (Dr Tin Moe Nwe) 
  2. Assembly of myofilaments during myofibrillogenesis in cultured skeletal muscle cells (Dr Tin Moe New)
  3. Variations of extensor muscles and tendons of the hand (Dr Tin Moe Nwe)
  4. Pedagogy:the study of teaching methods, including the aims of education and the ways to which such goals should be achieved (Dr Nan Ommar)
  5. The effect of tocotrienol rich fraction on chronic restraint stress induced changes in the hippocampus of male rats (Dr Saiful Bahri B Talip)

Biochemistry:

Areas of interest:

  1. Antimalarial drug discovery  and natural product research. (Miss Angela Siner)
  2. The mechanisms of glucose blood control level in Type 1 diabetes patients by herbal medicines (Dr. Zunika Amit and Dr Muna Sabri).
  3. Analysis of antioxidant compounds in the local’s (Sarawak’s) fruits and vegetables. (Dr. Zunika Amit)
  4. Cytochrome P450 system of Mycobacterium tuberculosisand the multidrug resistance tuberculosis. (Dr. Muna Sabri)
  5. Biomarkers of cardiovascular diseases and osteoporosis. (Dr Muna Sabri)

Physiology

  1. Studying the influence of stress versus meditation on the body responses like various physiological parameters:heart rat, blood pressure, respiratory rate , blood glucose levels and acuity of senses etc. (Dr Khin Cho Aung)
  2. Stem Cell Therapy, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine (Mohd Lizan b Mohd Buang)
  3. Metabolic Diseases (Diabetes Mellitus, Syndrome X, Obesity, etc.) (Mohd Lizan b Mohd Buang)
  4. Aesthetics Medicine (Mohd Lizan b Mohd Buang)

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