Vision and Mission
The Department inculcates the culture of excellence in pursuing a better future in anaesthesiology, pain and intensive care practices, through renowned education programmes based on Sejahtera Academic Framework; collaborating and delivering innovative researches; and providing value-based clinical services.
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care was established in the same year with the inception of Kulliyyah of Medicine, back in 1997. In the initial years, the department was based in Jalan Hospital Campus. The academic duties majorly involved teaching anaesthesiology and intensive care as a part of specialised posting for Year 4 undergraduate students. In addition to this, the academic staff also played major role in providing anaesthesia and intensive care services in Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan until the year 2016.
Year 2014 ensued with the commencement of the Master of Medicine (Anaesthesiology) programme. The first two enrollees were IIUM own trainees. Since then, this programme had enlisted other students as well, predominantly students from Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia; students from Sultan Ahmad Shah Medical Centre; and also trainee from other university. Thus far, the programme has produced 25 anaesthetists, with the first graduand completed the programme in May 2019.
The department’s office had moved to Kulliyyah of Medicine building in Indera Mahkota Campus in 2015. The new campus accommodates better teaching and learning facilities, and also nearby to students’ mahallahs and the teaching hospital.
In January 2016, the department was among the first clinical departments to proudly offer pioneer services in Sultan Ahmad Shah Medical Centre (previously known as IIUM Medical Centre). Up to date, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care in SASMEC embodies a large number of dedicated staff contributing to the anaesthesia and intensive care services.
The Department involved in Undergraduate Programme since the first intake of medical students in 1997. In earlier years, the lecturers involved in teaching basic physiology for Year 1 and 2 students. The department offers the MBBS 4703 course (Anaesthesiology and Critical Care) for the Year 4 students as part of the specialised posting. In this course, students are required to undergo 2 weeks of clinical rotation in anaesthesia and intensive care. Until now, about 25 batches of students had undergone training under this programme.MBBS 4703 - Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Programme
The Department started its postgraduate programme in 2014. The first two students were our own trainee lecturers, and subsequently we enrolled students under Hadiah Latihan Persekutuan from Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia. This is a 4 years programme, which is divided into 3 phases. The students undergo clinical specialist training and have to sit for two examinations (Part 1 and Final Examination) apart from other work-based assessments.Master of Medicine (Anaesthesiology) Programme
Number of Students
Anaesthesia Services in Theatres
Our Department provides anaesthesia services for wide ranges of patients from paediatrics to elderly patients; and in both general and sub-specialised surgical procedures. The care is extended perioperatively in both inpatient and outpatient settings to ensure safety in patients undergoing surgeries.
Our ICU operates under the purview of our esteemed intensivist, with the support from our highly-trained staff, up-to-date protocols, and equipment; to provide evidence-based intensive care management to critically ill patients that require intensive monitoring and advanced life support.
The pain services cover both acute and chronic pain managements. We employs a comprehensive spectrum of pain management modalities, including interventional pain management by our experienced pain subspecialist.
Our anaesthesia clinic runs on weekdays for preoperative assessment of patient and optimisation. Our doctors will explain about the anesthesia procedures to patients to alleviate any concerns related to anaesthesia.
We offer remote anaesthesia services for radiological imagings and interventions, fluoroscopic procedures in surgical daycare, epidural labour services and other monitored sedation procedures.
Hospital Staff Training
Our team has vast experience in resuscitation thus we also conducts basic and advanced life support trainings to hospital staff on demands. We also conduct pain workshop, airway workshop and regional anaesthesia workshop for internal and external participants.
Research and Publications
(Source from IIUM Repository)
Publications by Department Members in 2022
(Source from IIUM Repository)
- Knowledge, attitude and practicality of solat among the hospitalised patients
- Benefits of Curl Catheter for continuous interscalene block on postoperative pain scores and reduction of dislocation rate during physiotherapy
- Continuous Femoral Nerve Block (CFNB) for more than 14 days - It is feasible
- Postpartum preeclampsia following syntometrine injection in uterine atony
- Continuous spinal anaesthesia, an underutilised neuraxial technique in current anaesthesia practice: a timely reminder
- The combined use of interleukin-6 with serum albumin for mortality prediction in critically ill elderly patients: the interleukin-6-to-albumin ratio
- Depression, anxiety and stress levels among frontliners of hospital-based (SASMEC) and university campus (IIUM Kuantan) during covid-19 pandemic and its associated factors
- Comparison of various creatinine-based estimates of glomerular filtration rate equations in the Malaysian setting
- Diagnostic and prognostic performance of serial creatinine, Cystatin c and Neutrophil Gelatinase-associated Lipocalin in for acute kidney injury in critically ill patients with sepsis
- Prognostic utility of monocyte distribution width in critically ill patients
- Development and validation of creatinine-based estimates of the Glo- Merular Filtration rate equation from Chromium Edta Imaging in the multi-racial Malaysian population
- Value-based medicine and precision medicine in anaesthesia
- Monocyte distribution width in the detection of sepsis and prediction of mortality in critically ill patients
- Role of Cystatin C in predicting acute kidney injury after surgery
- Prevalence and factors associated with augmented renal clearance after surgery
- Point-of-care procalcitonin to guide the discontinuation of antibiotic treatment in the intensive care unit: a Malaysian randomised controlled trial
- Predicting mechanically ventilated patients future respiratory system elastance – A stochastic modelling approach
- Epidemiology, management, and outcomes of sepsis in ICUs among countries of differing national wealth across Asia
- Isolated gastrointestinal symptoms as initial presentation in systemic lupus erythematosus and its differential diagnosis
- An international observational study to assess the impact of the Omicron variant emergence on the clinical epidemiology of COVID-19 in hospitalised patients
- Virtual patient framework for the testing of mechanical ventilation airway pressure and flow settings protocol
- CAREDAQ: Data acquisition device for mechanical ventilation waveform monitoring
- Estimates of glomerular filtration rate based on creatinine and cystatin C equations in critically ill patients: eGFR creatinine and cystatin C in ICU
- The utility of the creatinine excretion to production ratio and the plasma creatinine and cystatin C based kinetic estimates of glomerular filtration rates in critically ill patients with sepsis
- Serial evaluation of sequential organ failure assessment score in predicting 1-year mortality in critically Ill patients
- Point-of-care procalcitonin for early detection of bacterial coinfection in patients with severe dengue admitted to the intensive care units
- Effects of listening to Quran recitation and nature sounds on preoperative anxiety among patients undergoing surgery
- Sepsis and Its impact on outcomes in elderly patients admitted to a Malaysian intensive care unit
- Right-sided infective endocarditis masquerading as pulmonary tuberculosis : a case report
- Itchy rash in pregnancy
- Estimating the incidence of spontaneous breathing effort of mechanically ventilated patients using a non-linear auto regressive (NARX) model
- The impact of educational intervention on attitude towards organ donation among healthcare workers in five hospitals in Malaysia
- Estimates of glomerular filtration rate in critically ill patients with sepsis: comparisons of different equations
- Study on the enhancement of Malaysian ICU centre and introduction of STAR performance
- Stochastic integrated model‑based protocol for volume‑controlled ventilation setting
- Patient trying to tell something else: severe stress during COVID-19 pandemic
- Case report: a rare initial presentation of gastrointestinal symptoms in systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- Right sided infective endocarditis masquerading as pulmonary tuberculosis: a case report
- Atypical antipsychotic Lumateperone beyond Schizophrenia: seeking clarity in a time of uncertainty
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rozilah @ Abdul Hadi bin Mohamed
Head of Department, Associate Professor
Prof. Dato' Dr. Mohd Basri Mat Nor
Prof. Dr. Azrina Md Ralib
Asst. Prof. Dr. Muhamad Rasydan bin Abdul Ghani
Asst. Prof. Dr. Suhaila Nanyan
Asst. Prof. Dr. Nur Fariza binti Ramly
Asst. Prof. Dr. Nazhan Afeef bin Mohd Ariff @ Ghazali
Asst. Prof. Dr. Shahir Asraf bin Abdul Rahim
Asst. Prof. Dr. Iqbalmunauwir bin Ab. Rashid
Asst. Prof. Dr. Farah Nadia bt. mohd hanafiah
Asst. Prof. Dr. Khairul Anam b. Mansor
Asst. Prof. Dr. Abdul Majid bin Ghazali
Diana Hafiza Samsudin
Shariza binti ahmad
Administrative Assistant (Clerical/Operation)
Norliza binti Othman
Nurhafizah binti Zarudin
Mohd. Mahyuddin bin Mohd Idris
Norhasmira binti Zaini
Syazwani binti Tajidin
Muhamad Rusmizan bin Jamalludin
Assistant Medical Officer
Wan Hani Sofea binti Wan Mansor
Medical Laboratory Technologist
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care,
Level 5, Kulliyyah of Medicine,
International Islamic University Malaysia,
Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Bandar Indera Mahkota,
25200 Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur.