Personal profile


Amreeta Dhanoa is a Consultant Clinical Microbiologist and Associate Professor at Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia. As a pioneer staff, she played an integral role in developing and implementing the medical curriculum at MUM. She is the Discipline Coordinator of Microbiology and has she has provided leadership in curriculum design and teaching innovations. These include various active learning modules incorporating case-based learnings, integrating basic science and clinical medicine, and strengthening interdisciplinary teaching. She fosters classroom engagement using various student response systems (SRS) such as Kahoot! clickers, FLUX and Poll Everywhere. She has conducted several workshops on methods to enhanced classroom dynamics in various education conferences.

She has a strong research focus on dengue infection. Her other research expertise includes multi-drug resistant bacteria and bone infections. She has authored numerous publications and presented her work in numerous conferences both nationally and internationally.

Prior to joining Monash University, she worked as a Consultant Clinical Microbiologist in Penang General Hospital, a position she held for six years and headed the microbiology services in Penang State.


Monash teaching commitment

Discipline Coordinator for Microbiology teaching for medical students at Monash University Malaysia

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, MBBS, 1994, Universiti Malaya (University of Malaya)

Masters in Pathology (Clinical Microbiology), 2001, Universiti Malaya (University of Malaya)

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, 2014, Monash University, Australia

External positions

Instructor for Intensive Course Part 1 Masters of Pathology Programme, Malaysia, Monash University Malaysia


Guest Lecturer for Orthopaedic Speciality Committee (OSC) Part 1/ Basic Science Examination (BSE) Preparatory Course , Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya


Guest Lecturer for Masters of Pathology (Medical Microbiology) Phase II Training Programme, Faculty of Medicine, University Putra Malaysia


External Examiner for Combined Board of Examination / Basic Science Examination (CBO/BSE) Preparatory Course, Part 1 Masters in Orthopaedic Medicine, Ministry of Health, Academy of Medicine Malaysia, Conjoint Board of Orthopaedic Examination, Malaysia


Research area keywords

  • Dengue viral infection
  • antibiotic resistance
  • bone infections
  • medical education
  • arboviruses

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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