Teaching & Learning

Sunway University is Now Among the Top 10 Most Prominent Data Science Institutes

  • Associate Professor Ts Dr Angela Lee Siew Hoong

The development of the data science curriculum at Sunway University started in 2009 by embedding four data science subjects into the university’s existing Information Systems degree programme. In 2016, the University launched a full fledge and one of its kind Data Science degree programme to become the first and only private university in Malaysia to offer a full fledge data science undergrad degree. 

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The Psychology Forum Takes Learning Out of the Classroom

  • Professor Alvin Ng Lai Oon

Every year, the Department of Psychology organises a Psychology Forum with Sunway Career Services. This forum provides an opportunity for students to learn from psychology graduates who are working in various fields, on career pathways and more. This article covers the latest Psychology Forum held in September 2021, carried out online because of the lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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The BSc (Hons) in Biomedicine at Sunway University Receives Full Accreditation by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency

  • Dr Kavita Reginald

The Bachelor of Science (with Honours) in Biomedicine began in 2018 at the Department of Biological Sciences, School of Medical and Life Sciences, Sunway University. After three years and rapid growth in student size, it was audited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and was given full accreditation in June 2021 having satisfied the evaluation criteria of the auditors.  

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Presenting The Inaugural Graduating Cohort of the Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care for the Elderly

  • Professor Alvin Ng Lai Oon

The Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care for the Elderly (PGDPCE) is the first programme of its kind in Malaysia that aims to train medical doctors to address health issues in an increasingly ageing population. This one-year programme started in January 2020 with 12 students who successfully completed their studies by the end of 2020. As the extended lockdown in Malaysia prevented any graduation during the COVID-19 pandemic, their graduation was delayed to December 2021. This article briefly covers what the PGDPCE programme is about and the graduation of the inaugural batch at the end of 2021.

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Incorporating Impactful Guest Lectures in Online Lecture Delivery

  • Dr Lai Kee Huong

Dr Dominic Cortis, who is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), delivered a guest lecture entitled “Measures of Interest Rate Sensitivity”, for the subject Theory of Interest. The talk included the demonstration of real-world applications, which further complemented the knowledge that the students learned in a classroom setting.

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Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment: Learn, Care, Challenge and Share

  • Dr Ann-Marie Houghton

I recently came across the four values for a Special School in the UK: learn, care, challenge and share. 

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In Class Research: the Ethical Considerations

  • Associate Professor Dr Kenneth Alan Feinstein

In undertaking research on teaching and classroom practices, there may be different or additional considerations. 

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Power the Point: Classroom Presentations in Focus

  • Associate Professor Dr Andrew Brian Filmer

Over the past four years, the author has been on a mission to help make classrooms more effective with better presentations, much like an eco-warrior out to reduce text emissions. 

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The School of Mathematical Sciences' Approach to Producing Quality Graduates

  • Dr Jane Teh Kimm Lii

The School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS) endeavours to produce high quality graduates who excel academically with added extra-curricular achievements, who will be at the forefront in meeting the rising needs for actuarial, mathematical and statistical expertise globally.

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The Great Reset in Hospitality Management Education: Identifying the Implications and Opportunities

  • Professor Marcus Stephenson, Professor Peter Heard

Recovering economies across the world will be driving countries forward in the post-pandemic era. COVID-19 surely has brought a lot of decline in revenue for the tourism industry. Picking up from where they left off might not be the best option forward but perhaps the new normal and way of life could provide an opportunity for this industry to start again and rethink businesses with high impact initiatives and efforts.

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