Malaysia Edition – Basic Otorhinolaryngology Updates for Primary Care

A course by Universiti Teknologi Mara

Malaysia Edition – Basic Otorhinolaryngology Updates for Primary Care

A course by Universiti Teknologi Mara

Stay current in Otorhinolaryngology for Primary Care! Essential updates for healthcare professionals. Enhance your skills and patient care.

Overview of User Basic Otorhinolaryngology Updates for Primary Care Course

Explore the latest advancements in Otorhinolaryngology tailored for Primary Care professionals. This course offers crucial updates on ENT conditions, diagnosis, and treatment strategies, empowering healthcare providers to deliver comprehensive and informed care to their patients. Stay ahead in your practice with essential insights and practical knowledge.

This training is intended for the following participants.

Empowering Primary Care Practitioners: A Comprehensive Course on ENT diseases
Primary care physicians:

Reason to Attend: Primary care physicians can benefit from this course by acquiring up-to-date knowledge on Otorhinolaryngology. Enhance your ability to diagnose and manage ENT conditions, improving overall patient care within the primary care setting.

Physician assistant:

Reason to Attend: Physician assistants will find this course instrumental in expanding their proficiency in Otorhinolaryngology. Stay ahead in the evolving landscape of ENT care, learning essential diagnostic techniques and treatment strategies that directly apply to your primary care practice.

Nurse assistants:

Reason to Attend: For nurse assistants, this course offers a focused exploration of Otorhinolaryngology, providing specialized insights into ENT care. Attend to deepen your understanding of diagnostics and treatment, ultimately elevating your capacity to contribute to comprehensive patient health.

Medical practitioner:

Reason to Attend: The course provides medical practitioners with a comprehensive understanding of common ENT conditions, equips them with practical skills for diagnosis and initial management, and updates them on the latest treatment protocols, enhancing their ability to deliver effective primary care in Otorhinolaryngology.

Primary care practitioner:

Reason to Attend: Basic Otorhinolaryngology Updates for Primary Care course offers primary care practitioners enhanced diagnostic and treatment skills for ENT conditions, fosters effective interdisciplinary collaboration with specialists, and contributes to their professional development. This leads to improved patient management and outcomes in primary care settings.

What will you learn in this course?

Lecture 1: Epistaxis/ Allergic Rhinitis updates and Ear Discharges

Learn to manage allergic rhinitis and epistaxis effectively with updated guidelines, addressing significant symptoms in children and undiagnosed cases in adults. Understand the diverse causes of discharging ear, emphasizing comprehensive history-taking for accurate diagnosis and informed decision-making in otological diseases.

Lecture 2: Approach to Hearing Loss

This talk addresses the broad spectrum of hearing loss, emphasizing its potential impact on daily life and development, from mild disruptions to profound consequences. Gain valuable insights into assessment and management, including audiological perspectives on methods and auditory rehabilitation strategies.

Lecture 3: Vestibular Updates

Dizziness and vertigo, prevalent concerns with a lifetime incidence of 20-50%, warrant a comprehensive examination. This lecture guides clinicians in the general approach to history and examination, emphasizing red flags for dangerous causes. Learn about investigations for vestibular disorders and concise management insights for common peripheral and central vestibular diseases.

Lecture 4: Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Management Update

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) is now understood as an inflammatory condition affecting the upper aerodigestive tract, impacting the larynx, nose, and ears. Explore acute and chronic forms, recognizing its potential to cause chronic cough, laryngospasm, and rhinosinusitis. Delve into the discussion on referral to ENT, screening tools for general practitioners, gold standard investigations, and long-term side effects of Proton Pump Inhibitors, including osteoporosis, depression, and vitamin deficiencies.

Lecture 5: Approach to Hoarseness, Tonsillar hypertrophy and OSA

Hoarseness persisting beyond 2 weeks warrants an Otorhinolaryngologist referral. Explore common causes and primary care management. Tonsillar hypertrophy, often due to acute tonsillitis, demands early referral for potential malignancy concerns. Additionally, discover the link between tonsillar hypertrophy and Obstructive Sleep Apnea, along with screening tools like the STOP-BANG score. Learn about our sleep service at Hospital Al-Sultan Abdullah, where OSA is managed by Otorhinolaryngologists.

Lecture 6: Common Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology Complaints in Primary Care

Addressing the gap in undergraduate training, this talk equips Primary Care doctors with essential knowledge on common Paediatric ENT diseases. Gain insights into diagnosis and management, empowering clinicians to identify cases requiring referral to ENT Specialist Clinics. Enhance your proficiency in handling prevalent ENT-related issues in pediatric patients for comprehensive primary care.

Know your instructors

Empowering primary care practitioners: A comprehensive course on ENT Diseases

Prof. Dr. Masaany binti Mansor

Prof. Dr. Masaany Binti Mansor subspecializes in Laryngology Head Neck Surgery, is both a lecturer in the UiTM Medical Faculty and surgeon in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at Hospital Al- Sultan Abdullah (UiTM) with a 25 year working experience. She obtained her Medical and ORL HNS Master’s degree from University Kebangsaan Malaysia. She completed her fellowship in Laryngology from Harvard University (USA), underwent her 3 year Laryngology Head Neck Surgery fellowship under the Ministry of Health Malaysia and did her Head Neck Surgery Fellowship in Yonsei University (South Korea). Referrals to Prof. Dr. Masaany can be made to both the ORL HNS Clinic and Executive Clinic of Hospital Al-Sultan Abdullah (UiTM), Puncak Alam.

Dr. Abdul Azim Al-Abrar Ahmad Kailani

Dr. Abdul Azim Al-Abrar bin Ahmad Kailani, a Clinical Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at UiTM, is a highly qualified professional with a robust educational and clinical background. Graduating with an MBBCh from the University of Cairo in 2012 and completing his Masters in Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery from Universiti Sains Malaysia with a Gold medalist award, he has built an impressive career. His experience includes various clinical roles across several Malaysian hospitals and a strong academic involvement as a lecturer. Dr. Abdul Azim has contributed to the field through multiple publications and research, particularly in vestibular disorders, and has been recognized with awards for his outstanding presentations in the field.

Dr. Tuang Geng Ju Eric

Dr. Tuang Geng Ju Eric, a distinguished Otorhinolaryngologist, brings a rich academic and clinical background to our online course. He earned his Doctor of Otorhinolaryngology from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2022, after completing his medical degree at the International Medical University in 2013 and a diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2017. Dr. Tuang has an impressive history of administrative achievements, including organizing the first otology masterclass at Hospital Selayang in 2019. He has contributed significantly to medical literature with numerous publications, focusing on diverse aspects of Otorhinolaryngology. His expertise and experience make him an invaluable instructor for professionals seeking advanced knowledge in ENT.

Dr. Nik Mohd Hazleigh Nik Hussin

Dr Nik Mohd Hazleigh is an Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgeon and lecturer at Hospital Al-Sultan Abdullah UiTM, Puncak Alam. He obtained his undergraduate medical degree with an intercalated bachelors degree in Anatomy from the University of Liverpool. Upon completion of his Foundation Programme in the Mersey Deanery, he started his ORL-HNS career path by undertaking Core Surgical Training in the Northwestern Deanery, obtaining Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCSEd) and the Intercollegiate Diploma of Otorhinolaryngology (DO-HNS) in this period. He completed his training at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre and was awarded his postgraduate Doctor of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery. Having already undergone subspecialist training in Neurotology & Lateral Skullbase Surgery at Hospital Sg Buloh and University Malaya Medical Centre, he has completed fellowship in this subspecialty at University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre.

Cik Nursyaza Liyana

She is an Audiologist, graduate in Bachelor of Audiology (Honours) from International Islamic University Malaysia, has demonstrated extensive clinical expertise at Hospital Al-Sultan Abdullah UiTM and Manipal Hospital Klang. She is skilled in diagnostic hearing tests, electrophysiological assessments, and auditory rehabilitation, the audiologist excels in collaborating with otorhinolaryngologists and pediatricians. She was also recognized with a Rector List Award in 2018, the audiologist has also contributed to scientific conferences, showcasing dedication to the advancement of audiology.

Dr. Intan Kartika Kamaruddin

Dr Intan Kartika Kamarudin (MBBChBAO, Ireland, Dr ORL-HNS, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) is a Lecturer and Specialist of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA. She is currently working at the Hospital Al Sultan Abdullah UiTM, Puncak Alam, UiTM Medical Specialist Centre, Sungai Buloh and UiTM Private Specialist Centre Sungai Buloh. She obtained her undergraduate qualification in the year 2007 and her postgraduate qualification in Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in the year 2015. She has a special interest in Audio-vestibular Disorder and has done a fellowship in vestibular disorder in Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2019. She obtained the Online International Vestibular Diploma in 2020 and second edition of the Online International Vestibular Diploma in 2021 from the Audiology- Vestibular International Science Academy (AVISA). She is currently undergoing subspecialty training in Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery in Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah,Kedah and Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Dr. Syarifah Nafisah binti Syed Hamzah

Dr. Syarifah Nafisah Syed Hamzah is an Otorhinolaryngologist and an aspiring Laryngologist and Sleep Surgeon at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at Hospital Al-Sultan Abdullah (UiTM). She obtained a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S) from International Islamic University of Malaysia and Master’s Degree (DR ORL-HNS) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She is currently under the mentorship of Professor Masaany Manasor for her laryngology subspecialty. She has an International Vestibular Diploma in 2021 from the Audiology-Vestibular International Science Academy (AVISA) and Vestibular Rehabilitation Certificate From American Institute of Balance in 2022. She did a mini-fellowship in Sleep Medicine and Sleep Surgery in Singapore in 2021. Referrals to Dr Syarifah Nafisah can be made to both ORL HNS Clinic and Executive Clinic of Hospital Al-Sultan Abdullah (UiTM), Puncak Alam.

Dr. Norazila binti Abdul Rahim

Dr. Norazila binti Abdul Rahim is an Otorhinolaryngologist at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Al-Sultan Abdullah (HASA) UiTM. She obtained her Undergraduate medical degree from University Colllege Dublin, Ireland (MB BCH BAO) and her Master’s Degree from University of Malaya (MSurg ORL HNS). She obtained her Clinical Fellowship in Laryngology, Voice and Sleep Apnoea from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Clinical Fellowship in Laryngology, Voice and Sleep and Swallowing Disorders from Centre Hospitalier De Luxembourg (CHL), Luxembourg. She is currently available at public clinic and Executive clinic at HASA UiTM for general otorhinolaryngology case and voice related pathology.

Dr. Azrina binti Ahmad @ Mohd

Dr. Azrina Ahmad is a Lecturer and ORL Specialist who received her undegradute degree, MD from UNIMAS in 2003 and postgraduate degree MSc ORL , H&N Surgery from University Malaya in 2010. She pursuit her subspecialty in Paediatric ORL by completing rotations in University Malaya, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Hospital Serdang. Following this, she continued her training in the United Kingdom where she became a Clinical ORL Fellow in one of the NHS Trusts and receives her second Masters in ORL from Edge Hill University, UK. She later completed her Fellowship in Paediatric ENT from Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool which is one of the biggest tertiary referral center in Europe in 2023.

Apart from seeing general ENT and  paediatric ENT patients, she also takes part in hearing rehabilitation including cochlear implant and implantable hearing devices. 

Referrals to Dr. Azrina can be made to the ORL HNS Clinic, Executive Clinic of Hospital Al-Sultan Abdullah (UiTM), Puncak Alam and UiTM Private Specialist Centre (UPSC) Sg Buloh.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend this workshop?
This workshop is designed for healthcare professionals (HCPs) specializing in fields such as ENT, Internal medicine, Pediatric, Dermatology, Family medicine, GP's.
What will be the focus of the workshop?
The focus of the workshop will be on providing the latest updates and management strategies for a range of ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) conditions. This includes treatments for ear discharges, hearing loss, vestibular diseases, epistaxis (nosebleeds), allergic rhinitis, laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), hoarseness, tonsillar hypertrophy, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Additionally, the workshop will introduce the expanded services offered by the Otorhinolaryngology Department of Al-Sultan Abdullah Hospital, covering subspecialties such as Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Otology, Vestibular disorders, and sleep apnea management. This comprehensive workshop aims to equip attendees with up-to-date knowledge and techniques for effective primary care and specialized treatment in these areas.
Are Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits offered?
Yes, the workshop is designed to provide 8 CPD credits by MMA. Participants will receive documentation of attendance and participation to support their continuing education requirements.
Will there be opportunities for interactive sessions and discussions?
Absolutely. The workshop includes interactive sessions, case discussions, and panel forums where participants can engage with speakers and fellow attendees, sharing experiences and gaining additional insights.
How can I register?
Registration details, including the online registration portal, fees, and deadlines, can be found on our website You could directly enrolled from the website and pay the registration fee based on your convenience. If you have any trouble for enrolling the course you could contact us at -

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