Dr Lau Wee Ming

Contact Details

Tel: +603 5514 5849
Fax: +603 5514 6323
Office: Room 4-4-21
Email: lau.wee.ming@monash.edu

Profile Summary

Dr Wee-Ming Lau graduated with an MD from National University Malaysia (UKM) followed by a Masters Degree in Internal Medicine from University Malaya in 1998. She received further training in both Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at the Department of Respiratory Medicine, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, and the Respiratory Sleep Disorders Clinic, Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre respectively in Western Australia. She worked as an advanced trainee, and thereafter as a senior registrar at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. She has also done research in Sleep Medicine and won the Western Australia Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Respiratory Trainee Award in 2000. She continues to see patients with both respiratory and sleep related problems after her return to Malaysia. She obtained further post graduate qualifications in both Dermatology and Occupational Health. She is currently registered with the local National Specialist Register in both Internal Medicine and Respiratory Medicine. She is a keen teacher/facilitator and has taught medical students, junior doctors, paramedical staff throughout her career.

Since joining Monash University Malaysia (MUM) as a senior lecturer in 2008, she has advanced further into the field of medical education. She is the lead in the early years Clinical Skills (teaching and assessment) and teaches Bioethics at the Malaysian campus. She is very passionate about medical education and was recently appointed as the Deputy Head, Medical Education Unit (MEU) at MUM.

She has won a number of Pro Vice Chancellor awards from MUM for her innovations in teaching and learning. In addition to this, she was awarded the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Monash) in 2010 and Essential Skills in Medical Education (AMEE) in 2011; followed by a Master in Health Professional Education (Monash) in 2014. Her areas of research in ME are in Clinical Skills, OSCE, Feedback, Clinical Reasoning and Professionalism.

Qualifications

  • MD (NUM), MMed Internal Medicine (UM), AM (Mal)
  • Master of Health Professional Education (Monash Australia)
  • Grad Dip Family Practice Dermatology (NUS)
  • PG Dip Occupational Health (NUM)
  • GCHE (Monash Australia)

 

Research Interests

1) Medical education (Feedback, OSCE, Self directed learning, Professionalism, Clinical Reasoning)
2) Infectious disease - dengue viral infection
3) Sleep

Publications

1) Contributed a case study on the Integrated OSCE in the book: The Definitive Guide to the OSCE: The Objective Structured Clinical Examination as a performance assessment by Ronald M Harden, Pat Lilley, Madalena Patricio; published by Elsevier, 2015. eBook ISBN: 9780702055492
Paperback ISBN: 9780702055508
 
2) Provision Of Immediate Verbal Feedback To Year Two Undergraduate Medical Students During The Formative Objective Structured Clinical Examination At Monash University, Malaysia” for publication in the online version as well as hardcopy supplementary issue of the Medical Education journal in 2015, Volume 49, Issue S2, Page 1-31 (Abstract 47)
 
3) Combining Team-Based Learning With A Flipped Classroom Approach: Is This Possible?” for publication in the online version as well as hardcopy supplementary issue of the Medical Education journal in 2014, Volume 48, Issue s2, Page i-ii, 1-21 (Abstract 23)

4) A community-based prospective cohort study of dengue viral infection in Malaysia: the study protocol

  • Researchers: Nowrozy Kamar Jahan, Mohtar Pungut Ahmad, Amreeta Dhanoa, Cheong Yuet Meng, Lau Wee Ming, Daniel D. Reidpath Pascale Allotey, Anuar Zaini, Maude Elvira Phipps, Quek Kia Fatt, Aman Bin Rabu, Rowther Sirajudeen, Ahmad AbdulBasitz Ahmad Fatan, Faidzal Adlee Ghafar, Hamdan Bin Ahmad, Iekhsan Othman and Sharifah Syed Hassan

Infectious Diseases of Poverty​ ​2016​ ; ​5:76
https://doi.org/10.1186/s40249-016-0172-3