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Nor Azam Kamaruzaman

Academic Qualification

  • Sarjana Perubatan (Perubatan Keluarga) - Masters Degree (Clinical Specialist), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • IJAZAH DOKTOR PERUBATAN / DOCTOR OF MEDICINE (MD) - Bachelor Degree, National University of Malaysia

Nor Azam Kamaruzaman (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus

KULLIYYAH OF MEDICINE

Other's position:

Head, Kulliyyah of Medicine


drnorazamk@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Dr Nor Azam is holding the post of Associate Professor DU55 at the Department of Family Medicine, Kulliyyah of Medicine IIUM Kuantan, Pahang. He was the Head of IIUM Family Health Clinic (2021-2023) and currently the Head of Department (2023-2025).

Before joining IIUM as an academician in August 2018, he had been working with the Ministry of Health Malaysia since 2000.  

After completing housemanship at Hospital Melaka in 2001, he spent eight years working at three different hospitals in Sabah namely Hospital Tawau, Hospital Semporna and Hospital Queen Elizabeth Kota Kinabalu. He was also the director of Hospital Semporna from 2003 until 2005. He then moved to Kuala Lumpur in 2008 for his postgraduate posting at UKM Medical Centre. 

Once graduated, he was posted to Klinik Kesihatan Kuala Rompin, Pahang as a Family Medicine Specialist UD54 in January 2011. He also acted as the clinical coordinator for all 9 health clinics in the district of Rompin. Later he was transferred to Klinik Kesihatan Chini, Pekan, Pahang in June 2015 as a Family Medicine Specialist UD56.   

During his career in MOH, he was frequently invited to give talks by the Pahang State Health Department and the Ministry of Health Malaysia particularly in subjects related to child health, malnutrition, learning disability and alcohol intervention. He was a national trainer/facilitator for the Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI) program as well as the Approach To Unwell Children Under 5 (ATUCU5) program under the Family Health Development Division, MOH. 

He had been actively involved as the expert committee for the development of several national guidelines namely Garis Panduan Pusat Bersalin Alternatif di Klinik Kesihatan (2013), Manual Approach To Unwell Children Under 5 (ATUCU5) 2018, Buku Panduan Penggunaan dan Pengisian Buku Rekod Kesihatan Ibu Hamil (2019), Panduan Pencegahan & Pengendalian Kes Berisiko Malnutrisi Dalam Kalangan Kanak-Kanak Bawah 5 Tahun (2019) and Perinatal Care Manual 4th edition (2020).

Exercise Medicine is his another special interest. He has certificate training in Exercise is Medicine physician (OCM), Body Composition Assessment (MSBC) and Sport Science level 1 (ISN). In 2021, he has completed Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Studies (IIUM).



Area of Specialisation


  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Public Health ~ Primary Health Care - Family medicine


Professional Membership


  • 2008: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Life member), Malaysian Medical Association
  • 2015: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Life member), Family Medicine Specialist Association


Teaching Responsibilities


ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY POSTING 2024/2025 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2019/2020
DERMATOLOGY POSTING 2024/2025 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2019/2020
ELECTIVE POSTING 2024/2025 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2019/2020
FAMILY MEDICINE 2019/2020 2018/2019
FAMILY MEDICINE I 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021
FAMILY MEDICINE II 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022
INSTITUTIONAL PRIMARY CARE CLINIC POSTING 2024/2025 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022
INSTITUTIONAL PRIMARY CARE POSTING 2024/2025 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2019/2020
INTENSIVE INTRODUCTORY WEEK & INSTITUTIONAL INTENSIVE COURSE 2024/2025 2023/2024 2022/2023 2019/2020
INTERNAL MEDICINE POSTING 2024/2025 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2019/2020
OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY POSTING 2024/2025 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2019/2020
OPHTHALMOLOGY POSTING 2024/2025 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2019/2020
ORTHOPAEDIC POSTING 2024/2025 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2019/2020
OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY POSTING 2024/2025 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2019/2020
PAEDIATRIC POSTING 2024/2025 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2019/2020
PALLIATIVE CARE POSTING 2024/2025 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2019/2020
PRIMARY CARE (MCHC) 2024/2025 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022
PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CLINIC POSTING 2024/2025 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2019/2020
PSYCHIATRY POSTING 2024/2025 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2019/2020
RADIOLOGY POSTING 2024/2025 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2019/2020
SURGERY POSTING 2024/2025 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2019/2020


Supervision


Validity And Reliability Of Malay Iowa Infant Feeding Attitude Scale.
Master Completed 2023 Co-supervisor
Caregivers Identification Of Danger Signs Among Under 5 Children And Its Related Factors In Primary Care Clinics In Kuantan Pahang.
Master Completed 2022 Co-supervisor
Prevalence Of Contraceptive Usage And Its Associated Factors Among Orang Asli Women Attending Community Clinics In East Pahang.
Master Completed 2022 Co-supervisor
Fetal Outcomes Of Maternal Diabetes In Pregnancy Among Children Aged > 18 Months Attending Primary Care Clinics In Kuantan, Pahang.
Master In Progress Main Supervisor
Stunting And Its Association With Feeding Problem: A Case Control Study Among 6 To 59 Months Children In Kuantan District.
Master In Progress Main Supervisor
To Be Determined.
Master In Progress Main Supervisor
Study Of Body Anthropometric And Physical Activity Among Student Iium Campus Kuantan..
Master In Progress Main Supervisor
Tbd.
Master In Progress Main Supervisor
Cross Sectional Study: Child Obesity Vs Normal Weight In Term Feeding And Physical Activity.
Master In Progress Main Supervisor
Health Seeking Behaviour And Attitude Towards Healthcare System Among Orang Asli Kuantan.
Master In Progress Co-supervisor


Research Projects


Completed
2021 - 2023 Exploring the Perceived Threat, Stress and Coping Strategies Among Nurses During Covid-19 Pandemic : A Mixed- Method Approach at University's Hospital in A North Coast of Pahang
On-Going


Publications


Article

2024 A medical student with undiagnosed HbE-beta thalassemia and cholelithiasis. Medical Journal of Malaysia Case Reports (MJM Case Reports), 3 (1) pp. 67-70
2023 Laugier-Hunziker syndrome in a young girl. Medical Journal of Malaysia Case Reports, 2 (1) pp. 67-69
2023 Maternal and child factors as determinants for stunting among under five children in Kuantan, Pahang. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 23 (Supplement 1 2023) pp.
2023 Perceived stress during Covid-19 pandemic: the Malaysian nurses experience. Jurnal Info Kesehatan, 21 (3) pp. 400-408
2023 Sedentary behaviors and sleep time of under five children with normal BMI in Kuantan, Pahang. Medicine & Health Journal, 18 (7) pp. 129-129
2023 Stunting and its association with feeding problem among 6 to 59 months children in Kuantan district. Malaysian Family Physician, 18 (Supplement 1) pp. 1-2
2023 Weight management program focusing on body composition and physical activity among healthcare staff at a primary care clinic. Malaysian Family Physician, 18 (Supplement 2) pp. 48-48
2022 Caregivers’ vaccine hesitancy – a scoping review. Malaysian Family Physician, 17 (Sup 1) pp. 36
2022 Childhood vaccine hesitancy and its associated factors. Journal of Clinical and Health Sciences, 7 (2(S)) pp. 55
2022 Feeding problem as the risk factors for stunting among under five children in Kuantan – a case control study. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 22 (Supp 2) pp. 149
2022 Haematidrosis in young lass: an omen of stress. Medical Journal of Malaysia Case report, 1 (1) pp. 63-66
2022 Hematidrosis in young lass: an omen of stress. Malaysian Journal of Medicine Case Reports Journal, 1 (1) pp. 63-66
2022 Perceived threat and coping strategies towards COVID- 19 among Malaysian nurses. International Medical Journal (IMJ), 29 (10) pp. 8629-8640
2022 Translation and validation of Malay version 5-items brief illness perception questionnaire, BIP-Q5 towards COVID-19 among Malaysian nurses. Advances in Infectious Diseases, 12 (3) pp. 383-391
2021 Can caregivers of under 5 children correctly identify the danger signs of sick children? a preliminary finding of a study among caregivers in Kuantan, Pahang. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, () pp. 22-22
2021 Introducing the “Approach to Unwell Children Under 5” (ATUCU5) Manual into the Undergraduate Medical Education. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 17 (SUPP 5) pp. 23
2021 Long term benefit of a targeted diabetes education program: the KK Chini experience.. Malaysian Family Physician, 16 (Supplement 1) pp. 22
2021 One year outcome of structured diabetes mellitus educational Program (SDEP) on the management of diabetes in a primary care clinic. International Journal of Allied Health Science, 5 (1: Special Issue) pp. 2102
2020 An infant with kwashiorkor: the forgotten disease. Malaysian Family Physician 2020, 15 (2) pp. 46-49
2019 Non-communicable disease risk factors among Orang Asli in Tasik Chini, Pahang. IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia, 18 (Supplement 2) pp. 21-21
2019 Pilgrims' health screening profile from a FELDA settlement in Pekan, Pahang. IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia, 18 (Supplementary Issue 2) pp. 20
2013 Health care seeking behaviour among caregivers of children with pneumonia in a rural area.. International Medical Journal, 20 (4) pp. 413-416
Conference or Workshop Item

2023 Weight management program focusing on body composition and physical activity at a primary care clinic. In: 25th Family Medicine Scientific Conference 2023,
2022 Caregivers' vaccine hesitancy- a scoping review. In: 24th Family Medicine Specialist Conference,
2022 Feeding problem as the risk factors for stunting among under five children in Kuantan – a case control study. In: The 5th International USIM Health Conference,
2022 Risk factors for stunting among infant and young children: a case-control study in Kuantan District, Pahang. In: 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Public Health,
2021 Audit on waiting time in a teaching primary care centre. In: Medical Research Symposium 2021,
2021 Can caregivers of under 5 children correctly identify the danger signs of sick children? A preliminary finding of a study among caregivers in Kuantan, Pahang.. In: Third World Congress on Integration and Islamicisation 2021: mental health and well-being in the 4th industrial revolution.,
2021 Clinical audit on type 2 diabetes Mellitus patients in a teaching primary care clinic in Kuantan, Pahang. In: Medical Research Symposium 2021,
2021 Danger signs in unwell children under five: can the caregivers identify them?. In: 23rd Family Medicine Scientific Conference 2021,
2021 Diabetic kidney disease and its associated factors among patient in a selected primary care clinic in Pahang. In: Medical Research Symposium 2021,
2021 Feeding profile of infant and young children with stunting in Kuantan, Pahang. In: Medical Research Symposium 2021,
2021 Hematidrosis and Hemolacria: a rare case of bloody sweat and tears. In: Medical Research Symposium 2021,
2021 Integrating assessment of nutritional status into the clinical approach to unwell children under 5 in primary care.. In: Second National Infant and Young Child Feeding Scientific Conference,
2021 Introducing the "approach to unwell children under 5" (ATUCU5) manual into the undergraduate medical education.. In: Third World Congress on Integration and Islamicisation 2021: mental health and well-being in the 4th industrial revolution.,
2021 Long term benefit of a targeted diabetes education program: the KK Chini experience. In: 23rd Family Medicine Scientific Conference 2021,
2021 Modern contraceptive usage and its associated factors among Orang Asli women attending community clinics in East Pahang. In: 23rd Family Medicine Scientific Conference 2021,
2021 Recognition of danger signs in children under 5 and it’s associated factors among caregivers in Pahang. In: Medical Research Symposium 2021,
2021 Validity and reliability of the Malay Iowa Infant Feeding Attitude Scale (IIFAS-M) among mothers with infants in Malaysia. In: 23rd Family Medicine Scientific Conference 2021,
2020 Never too late to exercise. In: 1st East Coast Symposium on Men and Women's Health 2020 :Towards Equality in Health,
2020 One year outcome of structured diabetes mellitus educational program (SDEP) on the management of diabetes in a primary care clinic. In: Kuantan Research Day 2020: A National Online Event for E-poster Presentation,
2019 Alcohol intervention using AUDIT in the community. In: Kursus Pengurusan Penyalahgunaan Substans dan Penagihan Alkohol Peringkat Negeri Pahang 2019,
2019 Approach to unwell children under 5 (ATUCU5) - general danger signs. In: Approach To Unwell Children Under 5 Years (ATUCU5) Dan Training of Trainers: Pencegahan Malnutrisi Dalam Kalangan Kanak-kanak Bawah 5 Tahun Bagi Zon Timur,
2019 Look and feel for Kwashiorkor - utilizing IMMCU5. In: First National Infant and Young Child Feeding Scientific Conference,
2019 Malnutrition in children under 5 : under-nutrition and over-nutrition. In: Approach To Unwell Children Under 5 Years (ATUCU5) Dan Training of Trainers: Pencegahan Malnutrisi Dalam Kalangan Kanak-kanak Bawah 5 Tahun Bagi Zon Timur,
2019 Non-communicable disease risk factors among Orang Asli in Tasik Chini, Pahang.. In: Medical Research Symposium 2019,
2019 Orang Asli: health status and challenges. In: Clinical Management Conference (CMC),
2019 Pilgrims' health screening profile from a FELDA settlement in Pekan, Pahang. In: Medical Research Symposium 2019,
2019 Vitamin D deficiency in a breastfed child a case report. In: First National Infant and Young Child Feeding Scientific Conference,
2018 Approach to the patient with painful genital ulcer and genitourinary discharge. In: Annual Pahang Dermatology Symposium 2018,
2018 Breakthrough in Orang Asli health services. In: 21st Family Medicine Scientific Conference 2018,
2018 Integrated management of malnutrition in children under 5 manual: outpatient management in health clinic. In: Integrated Management of Malnutrition in Children Under 5 Training Course,
2018 Management of diabetes in pregnancy. In: Scaling Up The Capacity Of Healthcare Workers To Reduce The Maternal Mortality Course,
2017 Kemudaratan alkohol, penilaian risiko AUDIT dan latihan saringan dan intervensi alkohol. In: Program Saringan dan Intervensi Alkohol di Komuniti dan Klinik bagi Zon Timur,
2017 Non-communicable disease risk factors among FELDA’s second generation in Chini, Pahang.. In: 20th Malaysian Family Medicine Scientific Conference,
2015 Assessment and management of children with diarrhea (Plan A, B, C). In: Seminar of Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses,
2015 Assessment and management of children with local infection. In: Seminar of Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses,
2013 Assessment and management of children with malnutrition and anaemia. In: 17th Family Medicine Scientific Conference 2013,
Book

2022 MANUAL FOR IBADAH CAMP ORGANIZER A PART OF THE IIUM FLAGSHIP ENTITLED “GENDER DYSPHORIA”. IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-629-97442
2022 MANUAL FOR IBADAH CAMP ORGANIZER A PART OF THE IIUM FLAGSHIP ENTITLED “GENDER DYSPHORIA”. IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-629-97442
2019 Buku panduan penggunaan dan pengisian buku rekod kesihatan ibu hamil. Bahagian Pembangunan Kesihatan Keluarga, Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia, ISBN:
Book Section

2022 Disease prevention in family medicine. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: , pp. 100-112
2022 Disease prevention in family medicine. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: , pp. 100-112
2022 Health education in the context of Family Medicine. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: , pp. 108-119
2022 Health education in the context of Family Medicine. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: , pp. 108-119
2014 Gestational diabetes mellitus. In: Family Medicine Specialist Association of Malaysia/ Ministry of Health Malaysia/ Academy Family Physicians of Malaysia, ISBN: 9789671138915, pp. 113-114
2014 Gestational diabetes mellitus. In: Family Medicine Specialist Association of Malaysia/ Ministry of Health Malaysia/ Academy Family Physicians of Malaysia, ISBN: 9789671138915, pp. 113-114
Monograph

2023 Clinical practice guidelines: management of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. In: Malaysian Health Technology Assessment Section (MaHTAS), Medical Development Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia,
2020 Panduan pencegahan & pengendalian kes berisiko malnutrisi dalam kalangan kanak-kanak bawah 5 tahun. In: Family Health Development Division Ministry of Health in Collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO),
2020 Training manual on approach to unwell children under 5 years. In: Ministry of Health,
2015 Garispanduan pendispensan Methadone untuk nelayan laut dalam. In: Ministry of Health Malaysia,
2015 Integrated management of malnutrition in children under 5 - Manual for health care provider. In: ,
2013 Garis panduan Pusat Bersalin Alternatif (ABC) di Klinik Kesihatan.. In: ,