Cochrane Centre

    Cochrane Centre

    About Cochrane

    Cochrane is an independent global not-for-profit organization producing high-quality information to make health decisions for a clinician, patient or carer, researcher, or policymaker to enhance their healthcare knowledge and decision-making. It has many groups classified on the basis of their interests, expertise, and/or geographical location. Cochrane Malaysia is one of the Cochrane geographic groups which supports and promotes use of Cochrane evidence in health policy and practice in Malaysia. In its inception it comprised 3 affiliate sites. Manipal University College Malaysia is one of the founding affiliate sites.


    Message From Head Of Centre

    Purpose of the committee is to sensitise health care professionals and health care students to produce quality evidence in health care sector, either independently or through teamwork in a transparent manner.

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    Prof. KL Karanth


    Cochrane Scientific Committee (CSC)

    Cochrane Scientific Committee (CSC), Manipal University College Malaysia (MUCM) as a working unit, deals with producing and disseminating quality evidence. Presently its members comprise the following:

    Prof Dr Adinegara Lutfi Abas

    Pro- Vice Chancellor, Research, Quality and Compliance MUCM; Cochrane Malaysia Affiliate Site Co-ordinator

    Prof. KL Karanth

    Chairperson of CSC, MUCM

    Prof Soumendra Sahoo

    Director, Centre for Transformative Learning; HoD, Department of Ophthalmology, MUCM

    Prof Noorliza Mastura Ismail

    HoD, Public Health Dentistry, MUCM

    Prof Htoo Htoo Kwaw Soe

    Department of Community Medicine, MUCM

    Dr Renu Sarah

    HoD, Department of Orthodontics, MUCM

    Dr Philip Pradeep

    Asst. Prof., Department of Conservative Dentistry, MUCM

    Transforming Healthcare Through Excellence

    Workshops Conducted

    MUCM has organized 7 Intervention Systematic Review workshops since its establishment.

    Trainee Impact

    Over 100 trainees, including faculty from government hospitals in Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong, have been trained.

    Review Output

    MUCM has produced more than 25 complete reviews and around 20 protocols since its inception.

    Excellence in Plain Language Summaries

    Prof Noorliza Mastura Ismail has received a gold award for three consecutive years for her outstanding work in translating plain language summaries into Malay.

    Student Involvement

    The committee actively motivates students to engage in language translation and encourages their participation in podcasts.

    Why does CSC centre exist within MUCM?

    CSC aims to produce trusted evidence for health care professionals, policy makers, patient and their care givers to enhance their quality care and safety in health care practice through focused interaction through practical or instructional real sessions by conducting interactive practical events. Also, to sensitize and encourage health care students to spread the information about health related evidences either by translating evidences to local language or spread through podcast by humanitarian and altruistic practice of medicine.

    What Next?

    • To organise workshop on Cochrane Intervention Systematic Review

    • Want to contribute toward the welfare and behaviour of others

    • Health care students to get participate Cochrane activities in understanding and disseminating evidence


    Throughout The Years