December 6, 2022 Dr Heethal Jaiprakash

Dr Heethal Jaiprakash

MBBS, MD(Pharmacology)
MMed(Dundee, UK)

Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, IMU
Medical Museum Coordinator

Areas of Expertise

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Curriculum planning and evaluation
  • Educational Research
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Ocular Pharmacology


Involvement in Conference/Symposium/Faculty Development Activities

  1. Facilitated a workshop for medical students on peer mentoring - July 2022
  2. Facilitated the workshop on PBL and CBL case writing-June 2022
  3. Invited speaker “21st-century educators: Are we prepared to teach 21st-century students?”- International Conclave on Interdisciplinary Graduate Education -March 2022
  4. Facilitated a workshop on flipped classroom at MAHSA University- October 2016
  5. Speaker for the topic titled “small group teaching”-MAHSA University -October 2016

Publications in Health Professions Education

  1. Jaiprakash H. Flipped Classroom for Pharmacology Teaching in a Malaysian Medical School using Online Tools during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Knowledge Gained and Student Perception. International Journal of Online & Biomedical Engineering. 2022 Aug 1;18(8).

  2. Hishan SS, Qureshi MI, Khan N, Ramakrishnan S, Jaiprakash H, Vaicondam Y. Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on sustainable development goals: What we learn from the past and where we are heading?. Studies of Applied Economics. 2021 Jul;39(3).

  3. Singh HM, Mohanraj J, Jaiprakash H, Joshi V, Achanna S, Jegasothy R. Objectively Structured Clinical Teaching (OSCT) in Undergraduate Clinical Teaching: A Pilot Study. Education in Medicine Journal. 2021 Mar 1;13(1).

  4. Mohanraj J, Jaiprakash H. Professionalism in Medical Education: Constructing, Delivering, Assessing & Researching a Framework from a Malaysian Perspective.2020.

  5. Jaiprakash H, Sanil H, Ramakrishnan S. Effectiveness of mind mapping as digital brainstorming technique in enhancing the writing skills of Indian students. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation. 2020;24(8):120-9.

  6. Jaiprakash H, Singh HM, Mohanraj J, Joshi V, Achanna S, Jegasothy R. Standardization of Simulated patients: Assessing their efficiency and evaluating their Perception. Int. J. Adv. Sci. Technol. 2020;29:678-85.

  7. Jaiprakash H, Singh A, Biswas A, Mohanraj J, Ghosh S. e-PBL: An Innovation to Promote Active Learning and Decrease Cognitive Overload among Medical Students. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development. 2019 Apr 1;10(4).

  8. Patil A, Jaiprakash H, Kale S, Shidhaye PR. Perception and Knowledge of Medical Students with Different Teaching Learning Activities in Pharmacology in a Malaysian University: A Comparative Study. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development. 2018 Oct 1;9(10).

  9. Hishan SS, Jaiprakash H, Ramakrishnan S, Mohanraj J. Prevalence and Socio-Demographic Association of Depression. Anxiety, and Stress Among University Students. 2018;7:688-91.

  10. Jaiprakash H, Min AK, Ghosh S. Increased correlation coefficient between the written test score and tutors’ performance test scores after training of tutors for assessment of medical students during problem-based learning course in Malaysia. Korean journal of medical education. 2016 Mar;28(1):123.

  11. Jaiprakash H, Ghosh S, Nasir BM, Chow SS, Mohanraj J. Students' perception of an integrated quiz in a Malaysian Medical university. Saudi Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences. 2015 May 1;3(2):130.

  12. Heethal JP, Sahana GN, Ghosh S, Chitra G. Learning Style Preferences: A Comparison between Students of an Indian and a Malaysian Medical School.2014.

  13. Govindaraja C, Prakash HJ, Annamalai C, Vedhavathy SS. Computer assisted learning: Perceptions and knowledge skills of undergraduate medical students in a Malaysian medical school. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 2011 Jul 1;1(2):63.

Conference presentations:

  1. Team-Based Learning (TBL) using technology for preclinical medical students in times of COVID-19: An experience of a Malaysian University- IMEC 2022
  2. Medical students’ perception and usage of social media: A qualitative study in a Malaysian medical school- AMEE 2022
  3. Microlearning packages as self-learning tools for Pharmacology teaching and learning: Knowledge gained and student’s perception in a Malaysian Medical University- MSPP conference 2022
  4. Active learning strategies in pharmacology teaching: Enhancing or diminishing interest-IMEC 2021
  5. Comparison between integrated and subject based seminar: knowledge gained and perception among medical students in a Malaysian university-AMEA 2019
  6. e-PBL: An innovation to promote active learning and decrease cognitive overload in medical students in their preclinical phase-IMEC 2018
  7. A study on the source of stress and their correlation with coping strategies among medical students in a Malaysian private Medical School- MAEMHS 2017
  8. Stress, anxiety, depression and their associated factors among health care students-APMEC 2016
  9. Problem based learning among medical students: Correlation between subjective score and objective score-IMEC 2015
  10. A study on the frequency of stress, anxiety and depression and their coping strategies among medical students in an upcoming Malaysian university-MSPP 2014
  11. Learning style preferences: a comparison between Indian and Malaysian students-AMEA 2011