Visiting FKM UNAIR, MSU Malaysia Students Study Tuberculosis Cases in Indonesia

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Dr. dr. Santi Martini, M.Kes (left) and Dr. Nur Ezza Fazleen Mohd Fathil (right).
Dr. dr. Santi Martini, M.Kes (left) and Dr. Nur Ezza Fazleen Mohd Fathil (right). (Photo: Galuh Mega Kurnia)

UNAIR NEWS – International Medical School, Management and Science University (MSU) visited Universitas Airlangga’s Faculty of Public Health (FKM) on Monday, April 16, 2019. The student visit was a part of collaboration between the two universities that have been running since 2018. There were at least twenty two MSU students who came and were accompanied by two lecturers.

In this visit, the delegation from MSU specifically studied Pulmonary Tuberculosis to END TB: Case Study in Indonesia with dr. M. Atoillah Isfandiari, M.Kes, a lecturer of FKM UNAIR. Dr. Nur Ezza Fazleen Mohd Fathil, assistant lecturer from MSU also had the opportunity to give a lecture on the same topic regarding cases in Malaysia to FKM UNAIR’s fourth semester students. The topic was chosen to commemorate World Tuberculosis Day on March 24, 2019.

The activity was ended with cultural performances from both parties. Several delegates from MSU performed two dances and a flash mob while representatives from FKM UNAIR performed pencak silat and Sparkling Surabaya dance.

Dr. dr. Santi Martini, M.Kes, Vice Dean I of FKM UNAIR explained that cooperation between the two universities had been done since 2018. In this second year, several activities of collaboration were student visits and student exchanges.

“There were 15 MSU students coming here in July or August. And we will also send around 15 students to study there (MSU, ed) as well, “explained Dr. Santi.

In addition to academic activities, Dr. Santi hoped there will be joint research with MSU. And if possible, such cooperation can develop into joint supervision or even double degree program.

“Hopefully this activity will attract interest of our students to study at MSU and vice versa. Hopefully, that more international activities can be held in UNAIR, especially in FKM UNAIR to support Top 500 UNAIR WCU program, ” she added. (*)


Author: Galuh Mega Kurnia

Editor: Khefti Al Mawalia


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