AS a member of the reputable Russell Group of universities well-known for intensive research, Newcastle University in the UK has been one of the leading academic institutions that attract over 27,000 students from around the world.
It ranked 171 on the Times Higher Education World University Rankings last year and a global leader in ageing and health, data, energy, cities, and the creative arts. Many of its 214,000 alumni headline diverse industries, from digital technology to finance and fine art.
Newcastle University stands out in its instruction in Medicine, coming in as one of the UK’s top 20 subjects areas listed in The Guardian’s University League Tables 2020.
The university developed a strong and vibrant interdisciplinary research base in medicine and the physical sciences since the 19th century.
Its academics and researchers have been providing solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges, collaborating with other institutions that share a similar vision in developing new treatments or technologies.
The Research Excellence Framework placed the university 16th in the UK, with 78% of its research was renowned for its high reputation.
It is consistently ranked within the top three for impact excellence in areas as diverse as computing science, environmental science and English.
With such impressive standings, graduates from Newcastle University are highly sought-after, with 95% of graduates being employed or venturing forth for future study.
In fact, it is one of the top 20 universities targeted by graduate employers in the UK.
Now Malaysian students who wish to study medicine and the biosciences can be part of this establish circle, in a fully-owned international campus concentrating on medicine locally in Johor.
The NUMed edge
Called Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia, or NUMed Malaysia in short, developed projects in a hub-and-spoke model with Newcastle University UK — that is research programmes done locally are shared with the UK-side as a translational and education research.
Expert researchers can work in partnership to deliver high quality studies that will benefit the educational needs of students at NUMed Malaysia and health care needs of patients in South-East Asia.
The impact of NUMed Malaysia’s research has contributed to some of Newcastle University’s ground-breaking discoveries, such as the development of new treatments in the field of ageing, cell and molecular biosciences, cellular medicine, health and society, genetic medicine, neurosciences and even cancer.
NUMed Malaysia students are entitled for double accreditation from General Medical Council (UK) and Malaysian Medical Council.
The medical and biomedical education offered at NUMed Malaysia begins at the foundation level, leading up to undergraduate degrees and postgraduate studies in clinical research, oncology and palliative care studies and postgraduate certification in medical education.
Acclaimed health-related studies
NUMed Malaysia’s Foundation in Biological and Biomedical Sciences programme was designed as a 12-month pre-undergraduate foundation course for Malaysian students who wish to study medicine, biological or biomedical sciences or science at the undergraduate level at NUMed Malaysia, or in another local higher education institution, depending on their final grades.
NUMed Malaysia’s five-year Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme is identical to that of Newcastle University, UK and offers a general medical education that is suitable for all types of doctor and serve as the foundation for later career specialisation.
All subjects for the whole programme are delivered in NUMed Malaysia, although students are given opportunities to study at the medical school in Newcastle during the fourth year.
Its Biomedical Sciences BSc Honours is a 2+1 programme that covers a diverse range of subjects relating to medicine and is similar to the one delivered at the Newcastle University’s medical school in the UK,
This programme offered at NUMed Malaysia has two academic years that mirrors the programme offered in the UK but delivered at the custom-built 5.26ha NUMed Malaysia campus in Iskandar Puteri, Johor and an academic year at the Newcastle UK campus.
The postgraduate courses offered at NUMed Malaysia are e-learning programmes delivered by Newcastle University through a virtual learning environment.
NUMed Malaysia is currently accepting applications for the September intake, in its Foundation in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (BMS), Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).
Those interested can apply today, or during the NUMed Malaysia’s Open Day, held on Aug 17 and 24.