University Malaya Dental Education Enhancement and Development Unit


In 2012, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya established a unit known as Dental Curriculum Development and Research Unit (DCDRU). The main goal of this unit at that time was to help the deputy dean UG to review the dental curriculum so that it is in tandem with the global change in Dental Curriculum and in relation to current situation in Malaysia. DCDRU unit was led by Prof Dr. Nassrudin Jaafar (2012 - 2015) followed by Prof  Dr  Datin  Rashidah  Esa  (2015  – Feb  2017)  and Prof  Dr  Roslan  Saub  (March  2017  –  now). Later in the year 2018 the name of this unit was changed to University Malaya Dental Education Enhancement and Development (UMDEED) in line with the unit vision and mission.  

Public expectations for high quality care require university to produce a high quality dental practitioners to meet the expectation. Therefore, good designed dental curriculum is important to ensure university produce competent dental practitioners.  Dental curriculum cannot be static and it needs to be reviewed regularly to be always relevant. The development of the curriculum has to be based on scientific evidence. This is to ensure that the teaching and assessment of the dental students is effective. By doing this, we can ensure that our graduates are competent to provide dental care needed for the society. This unit is responsible to ensure the curriculum is always relevant and at par with the international standards and producing graduates who are competent, independent, safe and adhere to the highest professional conduct.

Unit Vision:
To be a renowned centre of dental education curriculum in Southeast Asia region.

Unit Mission:
To develop a quality dental curriculum through scientific evidence.
To develop and enhance the University Malaya undergraduate dental curriculum based on scientific studies

The objectives of this unit are to:
1.    develop dental curriculum which is relevant and at par with the international standards.
2.    evaluate the effectiveness of teaching methods, assessment methods and the programme in achieving programme and learning outcomes.
3.    plan and conduct teaching and learning related workshops with TDID office.  

•    Designing and enhancing the dental curriculum by utilizing the latest knowledge, skills and technology.
•    Monitoring the curriculum implementation
•    Preparing the curriculum support materials
•    Conducting research in collaboration with the Dental Education Research Group (DERG) for the purpose of curriculum development and evaluation

Organization Chart : UMDEED Centre Image result for icon file


Head of Unit

Prof. Dr. Roslan Saub

Deputy Head

Dr. Zahra Naimie

Dr. Marhazlinda Binti Jamaludin

Head of Evaluation Subunit

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norintan Binti Ab Murat

Head of Teaching Methodology Subunit

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norasmatul Akma bt Ahmad

Head of Assessment Subunit

Members :

Dr. Syarida Hasnur Binti Safii(Deputy Head)
Prof Madya Dr.Zeti Adura Binti Che Ab Aziz
Dr. Wan Nurazreena Binti Wan Hassan
Dr. Zuraiza Binti Mohamad Zaini
Dr. Siti Mazlipah Binti Ismail
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fathilah Binti Abdul Razak
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jennifer Doss
Prof. Dr. Norsiah Binti Yunus


Members :

Dr. Lily Azura Binti Shoaib (Deputy Head)
Dr. Nor Azlida Binti Mohd Nor
Dr. Adyani Azizah binti Abd Halim


 Members :

Dr. Jacob John Chiremel Chandy (Deputy Head)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zamros Yuzadi Bin Mohd Yusof
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wey Mang Chek
Dr Lim Ghee Seong
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wan Himratul Aznita
Dr Maria Angela Gonzalez






•    To evaluate the effectiveness of the program in achieving program goals and learning outcomes that have been set in the curriculum focusing on the evaluation of process, input, impact and outcomes.
•    To evaluate the effectiveness of the program in meeting the changing needs of the community over time
•    To conduct regular and periodic monitoring of program effectiveness and disseminate information and feedback to internal and external program’s stakeholders.
•    To provide information on the quality of the Faculty in the effectiveness of teaching and learning


•    To determine the effectiveness of current teaching strategies employed in Faculty of Dentistry University Of Malaya.
•    To do a literature search on teaching strategies recommended or employed by dental schools globally.
•    To assess dental students’ learning preferences using the VARK questionnaire To identify the most common personality types using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) among all dental students of University of Malaya and to relate the findings to the learning preferences of these different personality types.
•    To assess dental students’ perceptions of teaching methodologies used in University of Malaya and their effective and ineffective learning experiences
•    To assess dental academics of University of Malaya perceptions on current and recommended teaching and learning strategies


•    To monitor the appropriateness of existing assessment strategies via:
      i.    Revisits the learning outcomes of the courses
     ii.    Identifying the suitable tools/indicators to measure the outcomes

•    To review the outcome of assessments via:
      i.    Benchmarking the quality of achievement ( with other institutions)
     ii.    Setting up an achievable target levels of outcomes

•   To appraise the development and use of new assessment tools via:
     i.    Comparing the performance of the previous cohort to the current new cohort.
    ii.    To come out with an action plan to improve the attainment of the learning outcomes.