Educational Visit to UITM Puncak Alam

Posted: April 7, 2013 by I-Press in Event, Uncategorized

On 15th of March 2013, Educational and Professionalism Bureau of IPHA has conducted an Educational trip to UiTM Puncak Alam. It was interesting and enjoyable. There were 38 participants in this trip. But only 13 of us went there by bus from UIA Kuantan. The rest went there by car. The participants gathered at 5.00a.m at the CF Sis and departed to Uitm Puncak Alam at about 5.30 a.m. We stopped at Gambang to fullfill our obligatory prayer (solat Subuh) and then continued our journey. Those participants who went there by car waited at McDonald just a few metres from UiTM Puncak Alam because of their strict security control. We arrived at Uitm Puncak Alam at about 10.00 a.m and were greeted by representative of pharmacist student from UiTM, Dzulhilmi. He escorted us to the lecture hall for a short briefing from Assistant Deputy Dean of Student Affairs, Mdm. Azlina.

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 After the short briefing, all of us were brought to visit laboratory where most researchers do their research there. We visited Patient Stimulation Lab, here we met Mr. John. Mr. John is not a human being but he can response like a human being. He can breathe and cry. He also has pulse! And even response on what drug we gave to him. SimMan is used to help pharmacy students to learn the true state of the patient and the patient’s response towards a given drug.

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After that, we went to Genomic Laboratory, this laboratory was used to identify genotype, genome sequence and more by using GA2X machine cost about 2million. This laboratory was not for teaching purposes but for research purposes.

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During lunch hour, we were taken to Room with Global View or also called RGV for lunch. This is the room where all pharmacy students spent their time to rest, eat, read newspaper and even playing games. One of the games provided in this room was carom.

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After Zuhur prayer, we visited another laboratory such as Phytochemistry Laboratory, Organic Synthesis Laboratory, Microbial Metabolites Research Laboratory, NMR, and lastly to Lafarm. Lafarm is a room where all the animals were being stored for research purposes as well as to be sold once they are matured. Here, we could see many mice and also a rabbit.

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While waiting for asar prayer, all of us were brought to play gamelan. We played gamelan together with the help of the representative of pharmacist student of UiTM, Dzulhilmi since he is the president of Gamelan Club in UiTM. According to him the Gamelan Room was built special for pharmacy students only.

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Next, is the most awaited place! After tiring visit to the laboratory and gaining inputs about pharmacy, we went to iCity Shah Alam to relax ourselves and enjoy the lights there. ICity was quite fun, beautiful and interesting. There was also snow house for those who want to see and play around with snow. But, most of us prefer to walk around to see the beautiful of night as well as the beautiful of the lights.

At 9.00 p.m, we already gathered to go back to Kuantan. Overall, the visit was really beneficial yet interesting. It is hoped that, there will be more beneficial visits like this in the future. This is because, the pharmacy students not only can grab new knowledge and exchange ideas with pharmacy students from other university, but we can also relax our body and mind after such hectic life of having classes, quizzes, presentations and assignments.

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