1. ‘Application of Respiratory Physiology in Clinical Ventilation’ seminar
This is the first of a series of Physiology relevance seminar organised by TSfP. It was delivered at Faculty of Medicine University Malaya in January 2019 by Professor Patrick Tan Seow Koon, who shared his knowledge on respiratory physiology from a perspective of an anesthesiologist.
2. Discussion on Physiology syllabus for orthopaedic postgraduate training
In April 2019, TSfP organised an interactive roundtable sharing session between orthopaedic surgeons and physiologists to exchange ideas and perspectives on the relevant Physiology syllabus for the current basic science exam for Masters of Orthopaedic Surgery candidates (Orthopaedic Specialty Committee or OSC Part 1 exam).
The event was held at Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. The panellists were Professor Dr Azlina Amir Abbas, the chairperson of Conjoint Board of Orthopaedics, Malaysia and Associate Professor Dr Nor Hazla binti Mohamad Haflah, the chairlady of OSC part 1 exam. Various issues were discussed including concerns and interest in making Physiology learning more stimulating.
The current syllabus for OSC part 1 exam was reviewed and fine-tuned to make it more relevant for the national orthopedic post-graduate training program.
3. Session on physiology review for surgeons in training
The move towards improving teaching & learning of physiology continues with a brief talk delivered by Associate Professor Dr Nor Faizal Ahmad Bahuri, a neurosurgeon from Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya in March 2020. In this session, Prof Faizal briefly reviewed key physiological concepts relevant to the surgical discipline. He also discussed the importance of having a strong foundation of Physiology in clinical practice and shared ideas to enhance physiology teaching for surgeons in training.