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Research Management and Leader


This module will explore the essential concepts of research management and leadership, tailored specifically to research postgraduate students. Student will learn the valuable insights to effectively manage research projects and develop leadership qualities.


This module aims:

  • To learn effective research management techniques and principles.
  • To understand leadership qualities required in research.
  • To acquire knowledge on successful research management and leadership.


Learning Outcome

By the end of this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand effective research management techniques, including strategic planning, resource allocation, and project oversight.
  • Learn data-driven decision-making strategies to enhance research outcomes.
  • Acquire knowledge on leadership skills by fostering collaboration, seeking mentorship, and embracing continuous learning.
  • Comprehend the intricacies of grant management, from identifying funding opportunities to crafting compelling proposals.


MYR 350per module

Non USM (Local)

MYR 450per module

Non USM (International)

USD 200per module

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PENSYARAH UNIVERSITI DS51 PhD (Cancer) - Newcastle University, MSc (Human Genetics) - USM, BSc (Biology) - UPM
Expertise : Cancer genetics, cancer metabolism


PENSYARAH UNIVERSITI DS54 Ph.D. (Tissue Regeneration) University of Edinburgh, Scotland (2010); M.Sc. (Human Genetics) Universiti Sains Malaysia (2006); B.Sc. (Genetics) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (2002)
Expertise : Respiratory and Regenerative Medicine, Cancer Stem Cell, Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering

Dr. Badrul Hisham Yahaya (Ph.D.) is an Associate Professor and Principal Investigator in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Advanced Medical and Dental Institute (AMDI), Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang Malaysia. Dr. Badrul is the former Director of the Animal Research and Service Centre (ARASC), Universiti Sains Malaysia (2019 – 2021). Dr. Badrul obtained his B.Sc. (with Hons) degree in Genetics from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (2002) and M.Sc. in Human Genetics from the Universiti Sains Malaysia (2006). Dr. Badrul received his Ph.D. training at the Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (2007 – 2010). Dr. Badrul is an active member of various national and international societies in professional bodies. He is currently the Vice President of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society of Malaysia (TESMA) and a Life Membership of the Malaysian Society for Stem Cell Research and Therapy (MSCRT), where he was the Pro-temp and exco member. Dr. Badrul is a Visiting Professor at Xinxiang Medical University (XXMU) Henan Province, China since 2015, and a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Health, Faculty of Vocational Studies, Universitas Airlanggar, Indonesia. Dr. Badrul is an Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences (JBCS), published by Advanced Medical and Dental Institute (AMDI), USM. Dr. Badrul is also an Editorial Board Member of Biomedical Research and Therapy (BMRAT), Majalah Kedokteran Bandung, the Global Medical and Health Communication (GMHC) journals, and Stem Cell in Clinical Applications (book series published by Springer-Nature). Dr. Badrul is also the Series Editor for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (Springer-Nature) and Guest Editor for Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology. Dr. Badrul is also the head of the Breast Cancer Translational Research Program at AMDI. With an interest in stem cells and regenerative medicine, he received research grants from various local and international funding bodies to work on various aspects of stem cells and regenerative medicine research. As an active researcher, he was invited to speak at various local and international scientific meetings to share his current research findings.


Expertise : Medical Physics

Rafidah Zainon is an Associate  Professor at  the Advanced Medical and Dental   Institute(AMDI),   Universiti   Sains   Malaysiaand   Head of the Biomedical  Imaging  Department.  She  received  her  Ph.D  in  Medical Physics from University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Herexpertise is in medical physics. Her research interests focus on optimisation ofimage quality,radiation  dosimetry and radiation protection  in  diagnostic imaging and nuclear medicine. She is now coordinating theMOOC and Micro   credentialCourses development at AMDI   USMfor   lifelong learners and students. She has also developed MOOC, Microcredential Courses   and other e-learning   courses. She   has   been   involved   in teachingphysics  course  for  Master  of  Medicine  of  Nuclear  Medicine and  Master  of  Medicine Radiology  programme.  She is  also  a  member of national andinternational medical physics professional community.


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PENSYARAH PERUBATAN DU56 M.D. (USM), M.Med Ophthalmologyc(USM), PhD (Newcastle, UK)
Expertise : Regenerative Medicine, Ophthalmology

Dr Bakiah has a deep interest in use of stem cells for regenerative strategies, particularly in the treatment of eye conditions. strategy in the treatment of limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD). To aid her knowledge and skills in this area, she underwent various trainings locally and internationally, including research attachment at the Tissue Engineering Centre, UKM, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan and Centre for Life and Institute of Human Genetics in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, U.K. After completing her PhD in Corneal Stem Cells, her research group came up with various strategies to enrich for limbal stem cells, demonstrated the advantages of human MSC in cellular and cell-free methods for corneal epithelial regeneration and use of cellularised scaffolds from biodegadable polymers for cornea wound healing therapies. She has secured national and university grants as primary investigator as well collaborated with co-investigators in areas involving cornea stem cells, mesenchymal stem cells, cardiac stem cells and tissue engineering. It is her hope and utmost aspiration that Malaysian patients will benefit from various advantages that stem cells could offer as therapeutic tools.


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