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Professional Certificate: Organ Donation and Transplant Medicine


Professional Certificate in Organ Donation and Transplant Medicine


The professional certificate in organ donation and transplant medicine is a postgraduate certification programme jointly organised by Universiti Malaya, Universiti Teknologi Mara, National Transplant Resource Centre and Ministry of Health Malaysia. This regional program stems from ODISSeA (Organ Donation Innovative Strategies for Southeast Asia), an Erasmus+ project by University of Barcelona and Donation and Transplantation Institute in Spain. The project is co-funded by the European Commission under the program “Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education”.

This programme would simultaneously be carried out in 8 universities from Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Thailand together with the University of Bologna, Italy, and University of Zagreb Medical University, Croatia.


The main objective is to train and empower key donation person by building adequate knowledge, skills and attitude in organ donation. The programme aims to improve the number of well-trained specialists, coordinate the organ donation process, and delivery of care to patients with end-organ failure in Malaysia.




Position/ Speciality




Prof Dato’ Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman

Dean of Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya

Project Director


Dr Koong Jun Kit

Senior lecturer and Consultant Surgeon, Hepatopancreatobiliary & Liver Transplantation Unit

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya

Project Manager & Trainer


Dr Premala Naidu Sitaram

Consultant Intensivist

Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Malaya Medical Centre

Trainer (honorary academic expert)


Assoc. Prof. Dr Nor Faizal bin Ahmad Bahuri

Senior lecturer and Consultant Neurosurgeon

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya



Dr Diana bt Mohd Shah

Clinical Manager, Coordinator and deputy head of National Transplant Resource Centre

National Transplant Resource Centre, Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Trainer (honorary academic expert)


Dr Azmin Huda binti Abdul Rahim

Consultant Intensivist

Department of Anaesthesiology, Hospital Sultan Ismail, Johor

Trainer (honorary academic expert)


Dr Choy Seow Huey

Post-doc research fellow

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya

Project Assistant

Programme Structure

The programme uses blended-learning mode:


On-the-Job Improvement Project

On-the-Job Improvement Projects is one of the cross-curricular components of the programme which ensures the transfer of competences acquired in the field of organ donation to the professional settings. The main aim of the On-the-Job Improvement Project is to identify the main barriers and opportunities for improvement in organ donation and design an action plan according to the case.

The implementation of any of the topics proposed for development in a hospital setting could rise knowledge in organ donation and consequently improve actual organ donation rates.

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Contact Information

The first year of the programme will be implemented from January 2020.
For enquiries, please email to jkkoong@um.edu.my

Last Updated: 01/06/2020