Category Archives: INTI International University

RECAP: 2nd semester in Physiotherapy

Hooray, another semester completed ๐Ÿ™‚

Units I had taken:

  1. Musculoskeletal Anatomy
  2. Pathology
  3. Pharmacology
  4. Biochemistry & Neurophysiology
  5. Ethnic Relations**
  6. Presentation Skills*

*compulsory units to be taken in INTI / **MPU subjects/ credits not included

Musculoskeletal Anatomy:

The name says it all!! However for this semester, the focus was more on upper and lower limbs musculoskeletal anatomy, including the nerves, arteries and joints.

Pathology:

This is one of my favourite subjects in this semester. Very interesting to learn about various diseases/disorders, their pathophysiology, etiology and the diagnostic tests used. Some examples of diseases/disorders that we learned about are diabetes, GIT diseases, pancreatic diseases, lung and heart diseases etc.

Pharmacology:

Another one of my favourite subjects in this semester. Topics we covered were pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, route of administration for drugs, drug treatment for various disorders/diseases and process of drug development.

Biochemistry and Neurophysiology:

A lot of my classmates dread this subject. For biochemistry we learned about carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism. Well, for the neurophysiology part, it was quite new to us and felt like information overload, but if you are willing to dedicate your free time to study the notes and understand the topic well, it is actually not that hard. For neurophysiology we covered neurotransmission, sensory system, motor system, cerebellum disorders, postural control and ANS.

Ethnic Relations:

It was the same like TITAS,ย only 3 face-to-face classes with the lecturer throughout the whole semester, and the rest was mainly completing weekly quizzes in the online portal.

As for our big assignment, it was to shoot a video about unity in Malaysia, no worries, it’s group work. First, a summary of your video will be submitted to the lecturer. After approval, you only may proceed to shoot your video. We took only 2 days to finish this, one day to write the lines, another day to shoot the video. The whole process was quicker than I have expected ๐Ÿ™‚

Presentation Skills:

I have mixed feelings for this class. Well, it’s presentation skills, you’re suppose to do a small presentation in front of the whole class each week! It was fun, sometimes, but most times I feel pressured as I’m not a good public speaker. Topics that we touched on were Weak & Strong languages, Voice modulation , Closing with commitment etc.

Advertisements

RECAP: 1st semester in Physiotherapy

I’ve completed my semester last year, here’s a recap.

Units I have taken:

  1. Anatomy
  2. Physiology
  3. General Psychology*
  4. University English*
  5. Islam and Asian Civilizations (TITAS)**
  6. Japanese*

*compulsory units to be taken in INTI / **MPU subjects/ย credits not included

Anatomy:

The foundation of every physiotherapy course. We learned the anatomical names for positions, movements and planes, main organs of the cardiorespiratory system, digestive system, excretory system, some bone, cranial nerves etc.

Physiology:

Same as the above, but the physiology aspect of it.

General Psychology:

Psychology is currently a really popular course in Malaysia, Overall, the subject was interesting, different from what I usually study. But again,

University English:

I thought this subject was really unnecessary, as we all had English education for how many? at least 11 years of our school life. Thankfully it wasn’t grammar class, but an essay writing class, which might be useful in the future I guess? We learned argumentative essays, email writing, report writing, statistical analysis essays etc.

Islam and Asian Civilizations (TITAS):

Well, if you are Malaysian and you are pursuing your tertiary level education in Malaysia, congratulations! The Malaysian government has set MPU (mata pelajaran umum/general studies) as a compulsory set of units to be completed by students pursuing tertiary level education in Malaysia, which means you will have to pass these units in order to graduate ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I’m not sure about other universities but here at INTI, we only have face-to-face classes with the lecturer 3 times in the whole semester, the rest was mainly completing weekly quizzes in the online portal.

As for our big assignment, it was actually to help organize OR participate in a cultural event. For my semester, it was a Deepavali celebration. There was dancing, singing, muruku making and also a saree competition.

Japanese:

Actually there were 4 foreign languages you can choose from: Chinese, French, German, Japanese. Why I chose Japanese? because I do watch a little anime, plus I had intentions to learn Japanese anyway (thanks to my no-English experience in Tokyo), this would be a good head start for me. Basically throughout the semester, I learn some basic conversation in Japanese and learn how to read and write Hiragana and Katakana. It was a pretty relaxing class compared to the other units I was taking.