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Prof. Dr. Christina Liew Siaw Cheok


Position : Associate Professor

Qualifications

  • MBChB(UK)
  • MSc(Mal)

Alma Mater : University of Liverpool, International Medical University

Subjects Taught : Clinical Skills

Interests: Music

Email : [email protected]

Phone (office): +603-89417646

Currently Supervising:

  • Virtual Patient Simulations to support Communication Skills in Medical Undergraduate students. (2016-2018) Bruen C, Pawliskowska T, Liew SC.  RCSI Project at 3 Sites (Dublin, Bahrain and Perdana)
  • A Cross Sectional Study on the Measurement of the Level of Empathy of PU-RCSI Medical Students (2017-2018). Liew SC, Fadil Azim D.
  • Comparison of Image Based Quiz and Didactic Lecture in Pathology Teaching and its Effect on Students’ Performance (2017-2018). Naik V, Liew SC, Fadil Azim D.
  • Mechanistic basis of tumour evasion from cytotoxic T cells (CTL) surveillance in pancreatic cancers. (2017-2019. CW Mai, Liew SC, et al. [FRGS Grant: RM 146,916].

Research Interests

  1. a)Keywords: Psoriasis, Dermatology, Medical Education
  2. b)Short description:

Dr Christina Liew has numerous years of teaching experience as a lecturer in Clinical Skills. Dr Liew’s area of expertise is in clinical skills and communication skills teaching to undergraduate medical students. Prior to joining PU-RCSI, Dr Liew worked as a lecturer at the International Medical University (IMU), teaching clinical and communication skills to undergraduate medical students. Prior to teaching at the IMU, Dr Liew was in postgraduate training in the United Kingdom.

Dr Liew’s research interests are in the field of Dermatology and Medical Education research. Dr Liew obtained her Master of Science (Medical and Health Sciences by research) from the IMU, specialising in Dermatology (psoriasis) research. Her scope of Medical Education research involves research on OSCEs (examiners’ reliability), Peer Teaching, Inter-Professional Learning, Communication Skills and Pedagogy. Dr Liew is also actively involved as a peer reviewer for many international ISI journals. As an invited speaker, Dr Liew is also actively involved in delivering talks and conducting workshops for medical students at conferences.

Clubs and Associations:

  • General Medical Council
  • Malaysian Medical Council

Publications:

  • Liew SC, Das-Gupta E.Methylenetetrahtdrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T polymorphism: Epidemiology, metabolism and the associated disease. European Journal of Medical Genetics 2015; 58:1-10.
  • Liew SC. Folic acid and diseases – supplement it or not? Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira 2016; 62: 90-100.
  • Liew SC, Dutta S, Sidhu JK, De-Alwis R, Chen N, Sow CF, Barua A. Assessors for communication skills: SPs or healthcare professionals? Medical Teacher 2014; 36: 626-31.
  • Liew SC, Sidhu JK, Barua A. The relationship between learning preferences (styles and approaches) and learning outcomes among pre-clinical undergraduate medical students. BMC Medical Education 2015; 15:44.
  • Liew SC, Sow CF, Sidhu JK, Nadarajah VD. The peer tutoring programme: Embracing the “Doctors- to teach” philosophy- a comparison of the effects of participation between the senior and junior peer tutors. Medical Education Online 2015; 20: 27959.
  • Liew SC, Sidhu J, Barua A. No More live lectures – Quixotism or Realism-?  Association between learning Preferences and Attendances at live lectures. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research 2017; 20(12): 1-10.
  • Ahmadi K, Liew SC, Wong PK, Matizha P, Mai CW, Poovaneswaran A, Lai PK, Lee EL, Chong PS, Baloch HZ, Chellamuthu, Sidhu JK, Subramaniam R, Tun Y. Interprofessional learning among health professions students: A protocol for assessing teamwork. (under review).
  • Liew SC, Ganesh A, Churchill R, Sow CF, Natarajan P. Taming the Hawks and Empowering the Doves: Can Personalised Feedback or Group Training Reduce Variability in OSCE Examiners’ Scores? (under review)

Awards and Accomplishments:

  • Co-Investigator- Mechanistic basis of tumour evasion from cytotoxic T cells (CTL) surveillance in pancreatic cancers. 2017. [FRGS Grant: RM 146,916].
  • Principal Investigator– The effects of examiner training and personalised feedback on the inter-reliability of OSCEs. 2014. [IMU internal Grant: RM 8,300].
  • Principal Investigator – The effects of peer tutoring on post semester 5 and post semester 10 peer tutors. 2013. [IMU internal Grant: RM 6,500].
  • Principal Investigator- The association between performances in summative examinations and types of learning in undergraduate medical students. 2013. [IMU internal Grant: RM 11, 000].
  • Co-InvestigatorInterprofessional Learning (IPL) amongst health professions students: A trajectory to consolidate professionalism. 2014. [IMU Internal Grant: RM 15, 700].
  • Co-Investigator– Audit of on-going Teaching Process of Peer Tutor  Program for Clinical Skills Teaching in the Medical Program Based on Student’s Performance and Perception. 2013. [IMU Internal Grant: RM 6,000].
  • Co-investigator– The Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR) Gene Polymorphism and Plasma Homocysteine level in Chronic Plaque Psoriasis (Psoriasis Vulgaris) amongst Malaysian Population. 2009. [IMU Internal Grant: RM 60,000, MSc project].

Collaborations:

  • Darlina Fadil Azim, International Medical University
  • Venkatesh Naik, International Medical University

Research Interests

  1. a)Keywords: Psoriasis, Dermatology, Medical Education
  2. b)Short description:

Dr Christina Liew has numerous years of teaching experience as a lecturer in Clinical Skills. Dr Liew’s area of expertise is in clinical skills and communication skills teaching to undergraduate medical students. Prior to joining PU-RCSI, Dr Liew worked as a lecturer at the International Medical University (IMU), teaching clinical and communication skills to undergraduate medical students. Prior to teaching at the IMU, Dr Liew was in postgraduate training in the United Kingdom.

Dr Liew’s research interests are in the field of Dermatology and Medical Education research. Dr Liew obtained her Master of Science (Medical and Health Sciences by research) from the IMU, specialising in Dermatology (psoriasis) research. Her scope of Medical Education research involves research on OSCEs (examiners’ reliability), Peer Teaching, Inter-Professional Learning, Communication Skills and Pedagogy. Dr Liew is also actively involved as a peer reviewer for many international ISI journals. As an invited speaker, Dr Liew is also actively involved in delivering talks and conducting workshops for medical students at conferences.

Publications:

  • Liew SC, Das-Gupta E.Methylenetetrahtdrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T polymorphism: Epidemiology, metabolism and the associated disease. European Journal of Medical Genetics 2015; 58:1-10.
  • Liew SC. Folic acid and diseases – supplement it or not? Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira 2016; 62: 90-100.
  • Liew SC, Dutta S, Sidhu JK, De-Alwis R, Chen N, Sow CF, Barua A. Assessors for communication skills: SPs or healthcare professionals? Medical Teacher 2014; 36: 626-31.
  • Liew SC, Sidhu JK, Barua A. The relationship between learning preferences (styles and approaches) and learning outcomes among pre-clinical undergraduate medical students. BMC Medical Education 2015; 15:44.
  • Liew SC, Sow CF, Sidhu JK, Nadarajah VD. The peer tutoring programme: Embracing the “Doctors- to teach” philosophy- a comparison of the effects of participation between the senior and junior peer tutors. Medical Education Online 2015; 20: 27959.
  • Liew SC, Sidhu J, Barua A. No More live lectures – Quixotism or Realism-?  Association between learning Preferences and Attendances at live lectures. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research 2017; 20(12): 1-10.
  • Ahmadi K, Liew SC, Wong PK, Matizha P, Mai CW, Poovaneswaran A, Lai PK, Lee EL, Chong PS, Baloch HZ, Chellamuthu, Sidhu JK, Subramaniam R, Tun Y. Interprofessional learning among health professions students: A protocol for assessing teamwork. (under review).
  • Liew SC, Ganesh A, Churchill R, Sow CF, Natarajan P. Taming the Hawks and Empowering the Doves: Can Personalised Feedback or Group Training Reduce Variability in OSCE Examiners’ Scores? (under review)

Awards and Accomplishments:

  • Co-Investigator- Mechanistic basis of tumour evasion from cytotoxic T cells (CTL) surveillance in pancreatic cancers. 2017. [FRGS Grant: RM 146,916].
  • Principal Investigator– The effects of examiner training and personalised feedback on the inter-reliability of OSCEs. 2014. [IMU internal Grant: RM 8,300].
  • Principal Investigator – The effects of peer tutoring on post semester 5 and post semester 10 peer tutors. 2013. [IMU internal Grant: RM 6,500].
  • Principal Investigator- The association between performances in summative examinations and types of learning in undergraduate medical students. 2013. [IMU internal Grant: RM 11, 000].
  • Co-InvestigatorInterprofessional Learning (IPL) amongst health professions students: A trajectory to consolidate professionalism. 2014. [IMU Internal Grant: RM 15, 700].
  • Co-Investigator– Audit of on-going Teaching Process of Peer Tutor  Program for Clinical Skills Teaching in the Medical Program Based on Student’s Performance and Perception. 2013. [IMU Internal Grant: RM 6,000].
  • Co-investigator– The Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR) Gene Polymorphism and Plasma Homocysteine level in Chronic Plaque Psoriasis (Psoriasis Vulgaris) amongst Malaysian Population. 2009. [IMU Internal Grant: RM 60,000, MSc project].

Clubs and Associations:

  • General Medical Council
  • Malaysian Medical Council

Collaborations:

  • Darlina Fadil Azim, International Medical University
  • Venkatesh Naik, International Medical University