THIRD-year Medical Bioscience student Lim Huei Ying of Monash University Malaysia has just completed two months of training with Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) as part of her course.
Her placement with SJMC gave her invaluable insight into her passion to learn and develop skills in medical applications and techniques.
Huei Ying said she found the training beneficial as she had the opportunity to perform venipuncture to obtain blood specimens for tests and observe how bone marrow aspiration and biopsy are performed.
She also observed how the FISH (Fluorescence In-Situ Hybridisation) technique was conducted for chromosome study and also the procedures involved in peripheral blood stem cell or bone marrow transplant.
“The training has enhanced my critical and analytical thinking skills in problem-solving, as well as improved my interpersonal and communication skills.
“I was also fortunate as my training involved practical exposure to blood banking, histopathology and cytogenetics, the few disciplines which are not available in most hospitals and laboratories,” she added.
The university's School of Arts and Sciences arranges industrial training attachments for its students as part of their course. The objective is to provide students with exposure to real working environments and equip them with the skills for an enriching career.
Huei Ying said she chose to study Medical Bioscience at Monash because she wanted to develop skills in medical applications and techniques.
The degree will provide her with scientific knowledge in areas related to healthcare, such as in the diagnosis of disease or in the monitoring of patient’s response to a particular treatment, she said.
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