Main­tain­ing aca­demic ex­cel­lence

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RAM­SAY Sime Darby Health­care Col­lege is one of the pioneers of nurs­ing ed­u­ca­tion in Malaysia. For­merly known as Sime Darby Nurs­ing and Health Sciences Col­lege, it achieved a track record of aca­demic ex­cel­lence with a ster­ling in­dus­try rep­u­ta­tion since its es­tab­lish­ment in 1995.

The stu­dents of the Diploma in Nurs­ing pro­gramme have ex­celled in the Malaysian Nurs­ing Board Reg­is­tra­tion ex­am­i­na­tions and the pass rates over the last 16 years av­er­age at 98% passes.

The col­lege also of­fers other al­lied health sci­ence pro­grammes such as Diploma in Phys­io­ther­apy, Med­i­cal Lab Tech­nol­ogy (MLT), Med­i­cal As­sis­tant and Health­care Ser­vices (Hos­pi­tal­ity in Health­care), sev­eral sub-spe­cial­ity pro­grammes in Nurs­ing as well as a Post­grad­u­ate Cer­tifi­cate in Teach­ing.

The Foun­da­tion in Sci­ence pro­gramme of­fered by the col­lege en­ables stu­dents to ob­tain a strong foun­da­tion in a sci­ence-re­lated de­gree of their choice in any univer­sity in the coun­try.

All the pro­grammes are ac­cred­ited by the Malaysian Qual­i­fi­ca­tions Agency and the Min­istry of Higher ed­u­ca­tion as well as the re­spec­tive pro­fes­sional boards.

The col­lege now of­fers the new BSc (Hons) in Con­tem­po­rary Nurs­ing in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Univer­sity of Hert­ford­shire, United King­dom.

Univer­sity of Hert­ford­shire’s lec­tur­ers will de­liver the cur­ricu­lum in Malaysia at the col­lege cam­pus.

Ram­say Sime Darby Health­care Col­lege chief ex­ec­u­tive Shanaz Mawji says: “This two-year pro­gramme is de­signed for li­censed reg­is­tered nurses who are presently in clin­i­cal prac­tice and who wish to en­hance the qual­ity of pro­fes­sional care for pa­tients.”

Use­ful prac­ti­cal train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties are avail­able to the stu­dents with more chances to learn from prac­tices in In­done­sia as well.

Stu­dents train at Ram­say Sime Darby Health Care’s award-win­ning Subang Jaya Med­i­cal Cen­tre and other net­work of med­i­cal cen­tres.

In health care ed­u­ca­tion, three key in­gre­di­ents help mould stu­dents to be a cut-above- the-rest and they are:

(a) A teach­ing staff that are not only sub­ject ex­perts but also have sev­eral years of clin­i­cal prac­tice ex­pe­ri­ence. They will be able to share in­valu­able in­sights with stu­dents

(b) Com­pre­hen­sive clin­i­cal prac­tice op­por­tu­ni­ties that en­able crit­i­cal think­ing and clin­i­cal rea­son­ing

(c) Soft and English lan­guage skills em­bed­ded within the cur­ricu­lum, en­abling stu­dents to make th­ese a part of their pro­fes­sional lives.

This is what cre­ates the de­mand for the col­lege’s grad­u­ates, both lo­cally and in­ter­na­tion­ally.

“In fact, a good num­ber of our grad­u­ates have been of­fered jobs across Asia, in the UK, Mid­dle East and Aus­tralia,” says Shah­naz.

She also com­mented that the grow­ing health care in­dus­try in Malaysia will of­fer plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties for stu­dents pur­su­ing a ca­reer in health care and it will af­ford them a bright fu­ture.

Con­tem­po­rary Nurs­ing De­gree

The new Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence (Hons) in Con­tem­po­rary Nurs­ing of­fered by Ram­say Sime Darby Health­care Col­lege will have two spe­cial mod­ules em­bed­ded in the pro­gramme that will prove in­valu­able to prac­tis­ing nurses.

The pro­gramme will al­low Malaysian nurses to ob­tain an hon­ours de­gree, awarded by the UK Univer­sity, and the fee is in lo­cal cur­rency.

The pro­gramme aims to sup­port the im­prove­ment in care­giv­ing and the con­tin­u­a­tion of nurses’ pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment un­der var­i­ous work set­tings.

It will also help nur­ture grad­u­ates who are knowl­edge­able in con­tem­po­rary nurs­ing prac­tices and those who dis­play ex­cel­lent an­a­lyt­i­cal and re­flec­tive think­ing skills – im­prov­ing the ef­fec­tive­ness of the care given to pa­tients and their fam­i­lies.

The May/Oct 2014 in­takes are open for reg­is­tra­tion with at­trac­tive fees in con­junc­tion with the launch of the pro­gramme. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.ram­saysimedar­by­col­ or call 019-216 6956 or 016-485 3449.

In ad­di­tion to the li­brary fa­cil­ity, de­gree stu­dents have ac­cess to more than 45,000 jour­nals and e-books from the Univer­sity of Hert­ford­shire’s re­source cen­tre.

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