Materia Medica Malaysiana

April 10, 2007

UM To Start Masters In Nursing Science In July

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 (Bernama) — In an effort to upgrade the standard of nursing in the country, the University of Malaya (UM) will begin a masters in nursing science programme with the first batch of 16 students to be enrolled in July.
UM Department of Allied Health Sciences’ Nursing Science Unit head Prof Rohani Arshad said four of the students enrolling for the two-year programme were from overseas.
He said although the course was approved by the Higher Education Ministry in June last year, it had poor response from nursing science graduates initially due to poor publicity.
“The clinical course entails course work in the first year followed by practical and research work the following year under the supervision of seven lecturers,” she told Bernama.
Rohani said UM which started a bachelor in nursing science course in 1992 would be the first local university to offer the masters in nursing science.
To date, UM has produced 379 nursing science graduates, of which 20 per cent were men.
Besides UM, the nursing science degree is offered at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

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