Factors Affecting Poor Performance Among First Year Medical Students: A Qualitative Survey

Factors Affecting Poor Performance Among First Year Medical Students: A Qualitative Survey

Rafidah Bahari, Norfaizatul Shalida Omar and Atikah Abdul Latiff

Faculty of Medicine, University of Cyberjaya, Cyberjaya, Malaysia.

*Corresponding author email: rafidahbahari@cyberjaya.edu.my

ABSTRACT

Introduction: First Year MBBS students usually face a difficult time adjusting to the tough medical curriculum eve without the pandemic. Recently in the University of Cyberjaya, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of students performing poorly at the recent Year 1 end of course examinations.

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Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices towards Dengue Fever and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever among Pharmacy Students in University of Cyberjaya

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices towards Dengue Fever and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever among Pharmacy Students in University of Cyberjaya

.Zainol Akbar Zainal, Nurul Adilla Hayat@Jamaluddin, Fariza Fadzil and Nurul Ain Natasha Shah Rizan

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Cyberjaya, Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Family Health Development Division, Ministry of Health, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, Malaysia

Pharmacy Department, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

*Corresponding author email: zainol.akbar@cyberjaya.edu.my

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Dengue is one of the leading public health concerns in Malaysia which could lead to health complications and fatalities. Selangor has had the highest cases of dengue for the past few years. Up until June 2022, Sepang was reported as the district with 5th highest dengue cases in Selangor.

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Effectiveness of Good Storage Practices Implementation in IMARET Warehouse

Effectiveness of Good Storage Practices Implementation in IMARET Warehouse

Zakuan Kamil Khazali, Ahmad Rashidi Mohamed Tahir and Aina Yazrin Ali Nasiruddin

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Cyberjaya (UoC), Cyberjaya, 63000, Selangor, Malaysia

Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia (IMAM) Response an Relief Team (IMARET), 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

*Corresponding author email: rashidi@cyberjaya.edu.my

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Good storage practice (GSP) is one of the guidelines that needs to be implemented in a pharmaceuticalbased warehouse to ensure the safety, efficacy and quality of pharmaceutical products stored as well as inventory movement. Globally, World Health Organisation (WHO) has established their Annex 9 World Health Organisation Guide to Good Storage Practices for Pharmaceutical Products to be adopted and adapted by local authority of each country. In Malaysia, National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) is the local authority under Ministry of Health Malaysia has established local Good Distribution Practice Guidelines that includes the GSP elements based on the guideline from the WHO guideline.

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Review Of Herbal Products For Treating Common Cold

Zainol Akhbar Zainal

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Cyberjaya, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Introduction
Have you ever had symptoms of roughness or soreness of the throat, development of nasal discharge, sneezing, and irritation of the upper respiratory tract before? Well, most people in the world have and those are the classic symptoms of the common cold. The common cold is an infection of the upper respiratory tract (URT) caused by approximately more than 200 different viruses. In 2004, the United States Census Bureau, International Data Base reported that approximately 1 billion of cold cases are reported each year, mostly affecting children. In Malaysia, the extrapolated incidence of the common cold in 2004 almost reaches 5.5 million cases.

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