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Medical Research & Development Unit - MERDU

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The Medical Education & Research Development Unit (MERDU) was formerly known as Health Research Development Unit (HeRDU). It was established on 15 November 1996 as a non-clinical special unit under the Dean’s office with its main focus being cross collaboration among clinical and non-clinical departments. It is also tasked with and to strengthening the health research capacity within the faculty.

In the year 2008, the Health Research Development Unit (HeRDU) was restructured and renamed Medical Education & Research Development Unit (MERDU)This is in line with the Faculty of Medicine’s vision to deliver quality medical education and develop research capacity in the area of medical education.


Being a department with vigour and enthusiasm, we aim to :-

  1. Strengthen the curriculum development process.
  2. Develop teaching and evaluation skills among academic staff
  3. Improve learning process among students
  4. Conduct research, consultation and disseminate information in related areas.
  5. Engage in cross collaboration activity in related areas
  • To ensure that the Faculty of Medicine becomes an internationally renowned centre of excellence in education and research, producing high calibre medical and healthcare professionals.
  • MERDU is committed to the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of medical education and research programmes that meet the evolving needs of the faculty.

Prof. Dr. Jamunarani A/P Vadivelu

Head of Department

Academic Programme
Last Updated: 06/05/2021