Inbound activities of students from Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands (Half Minor IHD 2019- Research Internship in Makassar)

An inbound activity was conducted in the Faculty of Medicine Hasanuddin University from 7 October until 1 November 2019. This activity was a product of research and education collaboration between Faculty of Medicine Hasanuddin University and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). The MoU and program, in general, were set under coordination of the Vice Dean of Research, Innovation, and Internal Collaboration of Faculty of Medicine, Hasanuddin University, DR. dr. Rina Masadah, Sp.PA(K), M.Phil, DFN and Department of Parasitology Faculty of Medicine, Hasanuddin University. This program involving 8 Dutch Medical Students (Half Minor students in Infection in Health and Disease) from LUMC, The Netherlands and 6 Indonesian students from different backgrounds (Medicine, Public Health, and Biology)

This inbound program was organized by Department of Parasitology (Faculty of Medicine) and directed by dr. Sitti Wahyuni, PhD. This was the third year the inbound program of Infection in Health and Disease (IHD) was held in Makassar. This program aimed to expose the students with knowledge about infection in health and disease where the infection itself is endemic in this particular area of Indonesia; the students also expected to learn about the link between helminth and allergy and how socioeconomic status may affect the immune response of Indonesian school children. To achieve this objectives, several lecturers from both universities were involved in this program: from Faculty of Medicine Hasanuddin University, Parasitology Department (Dr. dr. Dianawaty Amiruddin, Sp.KK and dr. Aldian Irma Amaruddin), Medical Microbiology Department (dr. Firdaus Hamid, PhD), Pulmonology Department (dr. Arif Santoso, PhD, Sp.P (K), FAPSR), Internal Medicine Department (Dr. dr. Risna Halim Mubin, Sp.PD, K-PTI, FINASIM and dr. Sudirman Katu, Sp.PD, K-PTI, FINASIM), Clinical Pathology Department (Dr. dr. Yuyun Widaningsih, Sp.PK), and from Department of Parasitology LUMC (Dr. Erliyani Sartono, Dr. Simon Jochems, and Drs. Marloes van Dorst).

During this program, both Indonesian and Dutch students learn how to conduct a research, starts from preparing the study, collecting samples, laboratory analysis, data analysis, journal reading, and manuscript preparation. At the end of the program, they presented their study results in front of 250 medical students from Research Methodology Class, lecturers and Vice Dean of Faculty of Medicine (DR. Dr Irfan Idris, M.Kes and Prof. DR. Dr Haerani Rasyid, M.Kes, Sp.PD-KGH, Sp.GK). Not only learning about research in tropical medicine, but they also learn about Indonesian culture, and how amazing Indonesian culinary is.

Curious about this program? feel free to contact us at the Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Hasanuddin University


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