Practical skills add to quality
STUDENTS of International Medical University ( IMU)’ s BSc ( Hons) Nutrition had the opportunity to translate their skills into practice through experiential learning at a health screening held in conjunction with the launching of the IMU SPARK Community Centre at Plaza Salak Park on Sept 6 last year.
Students volunteered to measure and explain the body composition of members of the public who joined the health screening event.
In addition, students communicated and shared healthy shopping tips with the public through a shopping tour in the same event.
Final- year student Ng Yeng Yi says, “This health screening activity provided me a great opportunity to serve the community besides gaining hands- on experience in doing a health screening for the general public. This activity has brushed up my skills in anthropometric measurement and in communicating nutritional knowledge in speaking. I had a fruitful experience from participating in this activity and look forward to joining more IMU Cares activities to sharpen my soft skills.”
Heidi Young, another final- year student, says, “As a student nutritionist, participating in this event made me realise my role in educating the public and how much they really need nutritional information based on their doubts and questions asked during the event. It was a good platform to realise my shortcomings that I can improve on when it comes to communicating with the public as well as skills in health screening.”
A second- year nutrition student Tan Yue Mun says, “I was very happy that I learnt a lot through this supermarket tour in conjunction with the SPARK Community Centre launching. I learnt how to read food labels and compare foods from the different brands that are available in supermarkets. The experience helped improve my knowledge.”
At IMU, the nutrition curriculum has been developed to meet high international standards and global needs. International Medical University ( IMU) is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and health sciences university with more than 24 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education.
Established in 1992, IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical School programme and has since gained international recognition with more than 30 world- class university partners in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, the US, Ireland
This degree exposes students to practical industrial placements and research, giving them valuable experience and preparing them to be competent nutritionists upon graduation.
This gives its graduates an added advantage as they will be well prepared to meet the increasing demand for nutritionists in government agencies, industries, universities, research institutions, mass media and businesses involved in food, nutrition, wellness, fitness and health.
The programme commences in August and September. If you have an interest in science, an ability to work in a team and want to make a difference in the lives of others via a career in nutrition, make an online application today to study nutrition in IMU and begin a career that challenges you to expand your skills and open new doors.
If you have just completed your SPM and do not have pre- university qualification, consider enrolling in the one- year IMU Foundation in Science, the preferred foundation and direct route for entry into any of the university’s local degree programmes.
For more information, visit www. imu. edu. my or e- mail start@ imu. edu. my or call 03- 2731 7272. and China.
IMU’s main campus is located at Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur with branch clinical schools located in Seremban, Kuala Pilah, Batu Pahat and Kluang.
Committed to its brand’s promise of delivering the future of better healthcare, IMU became a fully integrated healthcare institution offering education, healthcare services in both medical and complementary alternative medicine, and research to serve and improve the quality of lives.
IMU students gained valuable experience communicating nutritional knowledge and providing consultation to visitors at the IMU SPARK Community Centre launch.