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Biography

Dr Ngim Chin Fang was awarded the Equity and Merit Scholarship by the Australian International Development Assistant Bureau to study medicine at the University of New South Wales, Australia where she graduated with the Bachelor of Science (Med) and MBBS (Hon 1st Class) in 1996. She subsequently obtained her specialist degree in paediatrics, the MRCP (UK) in year 2001. Prior to joining Monash University as a full time academic staff, she served at the Malaysian Ministry of Health Hospitals (Melaka General Hospital and Johor Bahru Sultanah Aminah Hospital) as well as the Newham General Hospital in London.

Dr Ngim is a paediatrician with a passion in high quality teaching and research. She has a professional interest in medical education and paediatrics with particular interests in evidence synthesis, haemoglobinopathies and infectious disease. She has well-developed research skills with publications in international peer-reviewed journals including Cochrane reviews. Her leadership roles as the Children’s Health Chair and the Clinical Years Assessment Chair of the BMedSc/MD and MBBS program in Monash University Malaysia has led to the implementation of strategies to improve learning experiences and assessment practices.

Research interests

  • Thalassaemia
  • Infectious disease
  • Medical Education
  • Evidence Synthesis (Systematic Review)

Monash teaching commitment

Since the Monash University Malaysia MBBS formally commenced in Clinical School Johor Bahru in 2007, Dr Ngim has provided educational leadership in establishing the program especially pertaining to Children’s Health teaching. Besides teaching and coordinating the Malaysian Children’s Health program, she played an important role in curricular development and assessments across campuses as a member of the Children’s Health Management Group.

Dr Ngim was also involved in the development of an integrated case based learning to enhance inter-disciplinary horizontal integration, disability health and a multi-media aided, simulation-based neonatal resuscitation workshop. These teaching innovations have received the Monash University Malaysia PVC Award for Teaching Excellence.

Dr Ngim was the Year 4 Assessment chair since 2012 and from year 2018, she coordinates assessments across year 3, 4 and 5 as the Clinical Years Assessment Chair in Monash University Malaysia. She is actively involved in the blueprinting, development, standard setting and benchmarking of assessments in the Monash University medical program as a member of the Assessment Working Group.

  • Clinical Years Assessment Chair (Monash Malaysia)
  • Children’s Health Chair (Monash Malaysia)
  • Year 3 & 4 Assessment Working Group and Medicine Assessment Committee (Monash University- MUA and MUM)
  • Children’s Health Management Group (Monash University)

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

Medical Education, Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 6 Aug 2014

Paediatrics, MRCP(UK), Royal College of Physicians

Award Date: 22 Nov 2001

Medicine, BSc(Med), MBBS(Hon), University of New South Wales

Award Date: 16 Jun 1997

Research area keywords

  • Thalassaemia
  • Infectious disease with focus on dengue fever
  • Medical Education
  • Evidence Synthesis (Systematic Review)

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