Student Activism in Malaysia: Meredith Weiss
This salient text presents a culturally aware public health approach to the HIV epidemic in Malaysia, a country emblematic of the Muslim worlds response to the crisis. It explores complex interactions of religion with health as a source of coping as well as stigma and denial, particularly as Islam plays a central role in Malaysian culture, politics, and policy. At the heart of the book, a groundbreaking study analyzes attitudes and behaviors toward prevention among diverse people living with HIV, faith leaders, and government health officials. From these findings, readers gain insight into how health professionals, policymakers, and organizations can create appropriate prevention programs in Malaysia, with implications for other Muslim countries. This timely volume: Situates Malaysia and the Asian Pacific region in the context of the HIV epidemic. Analyzes ways Islamic beliefs can shape perceptions of HIV and prevention policy. Reviews a unique study of stakeholder opinions and practices regarding HIV. Discusses the consequences of Islamic rulings on sex outside marriage. Offers recommendations for effective HIV prevention practice and policy. Islam and Health Policies Related to HIV Prevention in Malaysia is of immediate relevance to researchers studying HIV prevention, social aspects of religion, sexuality, and sex education. Policymakers in health promotion and health education as well as graduate students in sex education, sociology, psychology, and cultural studies should also find it useful. ?Sima Barmania, B Med Sci, MBBS, MPH, PhD , is a British medical doctor in global health, based between London, United Kingdom and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is a freelance writer, consultant, and an honorary research associate at UCL Institute of Education in London, UK. She qualified in medicine from Queen Mary University of London with an intercalated degree in community health sciences and undertook her Masters in Public Health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She completed her PhD in 2016 at United Nations University - Institute for Global Health, in collaboration with the National University of Malaysia, where her doctoral research explored the role of Islam in shaping HIV prevention in Malaysia. She is interested in the interface between public health, religion, and culture as well as broader interests spanning reproductive and mental health, and public health advocacy. Having had a long-running blog in the Independent , she also writes freelance for The Lancet medical journal and other media outlets. Her interests also include spirituality, world religions, and interfaith and peace education. Michael J. Reiss, MBA, PGCE, PhD , is professor of Science Education at UCL Institute of Education in London, United Kingdom; visiting professor at the Universities of Kiel, Leeds, and York and the Royal Veterinary College; honorary fellow of the British Science Association and of the College of Teachers; docent at the University of Helsinki in Finland; and, a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. A former director of Education at the Royal Society, the inaugural editor of the academic journal Sex Education, and former specialist adviser to the House of Commons Education Committee PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) Inquiry, he is also a priest in the Church of England and president of the International Society for Science and Religion. His research and consultancy interests are in science education, bioethics, and sex education. Books of his include: Abrahams, I. & Reiss, M. J. (Eds) (2017) Enhancing Learning with Effective Practical Science 11-16 , Bloomsbury; Reiss, M. J. & White, J. (2013) An Aims-based Curriculum , IOE Press; Jones, A., McKim, A. & Reiss, M. (Eds) (2010) Ethics in the Science and Technology Classroom: A New Approach to Teaching and Learning , Sense; Jones, L. & Reiss, M. J. (Eds) (2007) Teaching about Scientific Origins: Taking Account of Creationism , Peter Lang; Braund, M. & Reiss, M. J. (Eds) (2004) Learning Science Outside the Classroom , RoutledgeFalmer; Levinson, R. & Reiss, M. J. (Eds) (2003) Key Issues in Bioethics: A Guide for Teachers , RoutledgeFalmer; Halstead, J. M. & Reiss, M. J. (2003) Values in Sex Education: From Principles to Practice , RoutledgeFalmer; Reiss, M. J. (2000) Understanding Science Lessons: Five Years of Science Teaching , Open University Press; Chapman, J. L. & Reiss, M. J. (1999). Ecology: Principles and Applications , Cambridge University
This book discusses the importance of identifying and addressing misconceptions for the successful teaching and learning of science across all levels of science education from elementary school to high school. It suggests teaching approaches based on research data to address students common misconceptions. Detailed descriptions of how these instructional approaches can be incorporated into teaching and learning science are also included. The science education literature extensively documents the findings of studies about students misconceptions or alternative conceptions about various science concepts. Furthermore, some of the studies involve systematic approaches to not only creating but also implementing instructional programs to reduce the incidence of these misconceptions among high school science students. These studies, however, are largely unavailable to classroom practitioners, partly because they are usually found in various science education journals that teachers have no time to refer to or are not readily available to them. In response, this book offers an essential and easily accessible guide. Dr. Mageswary Karpudewan, co-editor and contributor, is an Associate Professor at the School of Educational Studies, USM. She began her career in education as a chemistry teacher in 1996. Subsequently, she joined USM as a chemistry educator in 2011. Her research interests include integrating green chemistry into teaching and learning of secondary-school science and chemistry and teacher education programs. Dr. Mageswary is an active Editorial Board member for the International Journal of Science and Environmental Education (SCOPUS indexed) and Eurasian Journal of Physics and Chemistry Education. She is also an active reviewer for various science education journals. Her works have been published in national and international journals, and she has written chapters in books and monographs that have been published at both the national and international level. Dr. Ahmad Nurulazam Md. Zain, co-editor, is a Professor at the School of Educational Studies, USM. He has more than 25 years of teaching and research experience at USM including a short stint at Kings College London. He was Director of the National Higher Education Research Institute, Deputy Dean of the School of Educational Studies, USM and Program Manager at the Centre of Education and Training in Renewable Energy. His research areas include science education, higher education and computer education. His works have been published in national and international journals. He has also written chapters in books and monographs that have been published at boththe national and international level. Dr. A. L. Chandrasegaran, co-editor, is a Research Associate at the STEM Education Research Group, part of the School of Education at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. After obtaining a BSc (Hons) from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ and a Teaching Diploma from the Christchurch Teachers College on a Colombo Plan scholarship, he began his career in education as a chemistry teacher at English College, Johor Bahru in 1966, then was Johor State Science Supervisor before retiring as Principal of Sultan Ibrahim Secondary School in Kulai. He subsequently taught general science and chemistry in Singapore and Perth before joining Curtin University in 2005 after obtaining an MSc (Sc.Ed.) and PhD from Curtin University. His research interests include evaluating students understanding of science concepts and developing two-tier multiple-choice diagnostic assessments in science.
Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2015 in the subject Information Management, grade: A, , course: Doctor of Philosophy in Informatics, language: English, abstract: The purpose of this project is to investigate and resolve problems related to the implementation of the security policy in Marang District Council. Furthermore, the ICT Security Policy System is to be designed, developed in order to assist the Information Technology Department (BTM). In addition, these documents must be compliant to the ISO 27001 standard and the Information Technology Security and Communication Policies for the Public Sector which is developed by MAMPU. The ICT Security Policy System is a web based system. All results would be presented and discussed. ICT Security Policy is a common topic that is being discussed in the public sector, because security incidents happen to organizations that offer online services to the public. These problems or incidents are also affecting the IT Department (BTM) at Marang District Council (MDM), as we also provide computer and internet facilities to our users. Based on the research findings, including inputs gathered from the respondents from Marang District Council, these problems can be reduced by providing a computerized ICT Policy document guideline, creating user awareness programs and by enforcing these ICT Policies. Ts.Mohd Farizul Mat Ghani his a Professional Technologist. The title of P. Tech or Ts. is protected across Malaysia by copyright law, and specifically in certain jurisdictions by provincial law. The P. Tech designation came into place to align Technologists . Technologists can perform the functions of a Information Technology, Engineer or Scientist. He also has a M.Sc. degrees in Information Technology from Malaysia University of Science and Technology(MUST), Malaysia. He is currently pursuing Doctor of Philosophy in Informatics at Malaysia University of Science and Technology (MUST) and PhD Scholar from Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE). He is currently a senior IT Specialist at the Information Technology Department in Marang District Council, Malaysia. His current research interests include: Technology Architecture and Integration, Digital Image Processing, Digital Image Forensic, Image Retrieval, Information Security, and Artificial Neural Networks. His research work has been published in several international journals and conference publications. Specialties: Information Technology & Information Security. - Technology Architecture and Integration. - Problem Solving & Process Improvement. - Extensive knowledge of IT Operations. - Strong technical knowledge in various IT platforms and software. - Solid understanding and application of Risk management and Information Security compliance. - Excellent understanding of International standards and best practices: ISO 27001, COBIT 5, ITIL. - Strong knowledge of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Management. - Effective communication & presentation skills - Proven project management record on timely delivery, effective cost control, high quality deliverable and meeting stakeholder's expectations. - Possessed multi-tasking abilities in various fields. - Proficient in project management and project management office governance, processes and measures. Current research field of interests: 1. ICT Security Policy System 2. Modeling, Control and Optimizing complex nonlinear systems using intelligent techniques such as Neural Networks, Fuzzy logic and Genetic Algorithm 3.RFID
This book presents the first full and systematic account of Irans nuclear program from 1979 to 2015. Throughout this time, foreign policy makers, intelligence experts, and scholars on the subject have repeatedly failed to understand the internal dynamics behind Irans nuclear project and have underestimated the depth of the regimes commitment to develop nuclear weapons. The author presents an account of little-understood episodes in the history of the nuclear project, including an analysis of the decision making process of the nuclear sanctum. A full account is given of the organizations that ran the project and a listing of the suppliers that made the project possible. Finally, the book offers a detailed analysis of the international sanctions placed on Iran, including the induced anomie and legitimacy crisis which expedited the decision to rollback. Farhad Rezaei is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Middle East Institute (ORMER), Sakarya University, Turkey. He obtained his PhD in International Relations from the Department of International and Strategic Studies at the University of Malaya, Malaysia.
Scientific Essay from the year 2012 in the subject Psychology - Clinic and Health Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, grade: B+, , course: Health Psychology, language: English, abstract: According to the World Health Organization(WHO, 2007), 45% of all deaths in older women globally were attributed to Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), and it is predicted, that the number of women who are affected by the disease is set to rise world wide (WHO,2007). The CVD is caused by buildup of atherosclerosis plaque, which result in the narrowed arteries causing insufficient supply of oxygen and nourishment to the heart (Suarez, 2003b). Temporary obstructions in the vital supply contribute to angina pectoris, and severe obstructions cause myocardial infarction (Suarez, Lewis, Krishnan & Young, 2004) . Sclavo (2001) indicated that a significant factor to the risk of CVD mortality in women over 50 years is menopause. Mendelsohn and Karas (1999) described that depletion of estrogen and increased LDL cholesterol levels at menopause negatively impacts the cardiovascular and metabolism function . Modifiable health damaging activities such as smoking, physical inactivity, poor eating habits and alcohol consumption are likely to cause CVD and other health complications such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension in post-menopausal women( Rich-Edwards, Manson, Hennekens & Buring, 1995). Personal, psychological and socio-cultural perspectives are said to influence the health-risk behaviour and illness in people(Matarazzo ,1994) . By exploring the health beliefs, perceived barriers and benefits to health seeking behaviour ( Rosenstock, Strecher & Becker, 1988), implementation of health promoting programs, prevention measures and adherence to medical advice can be structured to meet the CVD health requirement in postmenopausal women.
This book is designed to integrate the basic concepts of food safety with current developments and challenges in food safety and authentication. The first part describes basics of food safety, classification of food toxins, regulation and risk assessment. The second part focuses on particular toxins like mycotoxins, aromatic amines, heavy metals, pesticides, and polycyclic hydrocarbons. Recent developments and improvements in the detection of these contaminants are described. The third part deals with the authenticity and adulteration of food and food products, a topic which affects food trade on a national and international level. Editors: Dr. Shahzad Zafar Iqbal is Assistant Professor at the Food Safety Research Center, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. Prof. Selamat Jinap is Head of the Food Safety Research Center, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. Under her leadership, the Faculty has obtained ISO9001:2000 in 2005 and attracts many students from foreign countries; the postgraduate program developed is well recognized not only in Malaysia but also in ASEAN countries. The Faculty has close academic - industrial relationships.
This book gathers the proceedings of the 1st Global Civil Engineering Conference, GCEC 2017, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on July 25-28, 2017. It highlights how state-of-the-art techniques and tools in various disciplines of Civil Engineering are being applied to solve real-world problems. The book presents interdisciplinary research, experimental and/or theoretical studies yielding new insights that will advance civil engineering methods. The scope of the book spans the following areas: Structural, Water Resources, Geotechnical, Construction, Transportation Engineering and Geospatial Engineering applications. Professor Pradhan received his B.Sc. degree with honors from Berhampur University in Odisha (India), his M.Sc. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Bombay (India), and his M.Tech. degree in Civil Engineering from the IIT in Kanpur (India) and Dresden University of Technology (Germany). He received his Ph.D. degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geomatics Engineering from the University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. From 2008 to 2010, he was a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship from Germany. In 2011, he received his Habilitation in Remote Sensing from Dresden University of Technology (Germany). Since March 2015, he has been serving as the Humboldt Ambassador Scientist for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany). Professor Pradhan was also a recipient of the prestigious German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Fellowship Award, Saxony State Fellowship from 1999 to 2002, Keith Atherton Research Award, and Georg Forster Research Award from the German Government. He is currently a Faculty Member at the Department of Civil Engineering, University Putra Malaysia. He has more than seventeen years of teaching, research, consultancy and industrial experience. Out of his more than 430 articles, more than 290 have been published in science citation index (SCI/SCIE) technical journals. He has written five books on GIS data compression and disaster management, edited three volumes, and written 12 book chapters. He specializes in Remote Sensing, GIS application, and soft computing techniques in natural hazard and environmental problems. He has completed 21 research projects. In addition, Dr. Pradhan is a member of many professional bodies such as the Committee of Space Research (COSPAR), Senior Member of IEEE, United Nations Outer Space Research Programme (UNOOSA), and many more. He is currently the Chair of the IEEE-GRSS Malaysia Chapter. He is a board member of many national programs in Malaysia and South-East Asia, and a regular reviewer for many international bodies like the Dutch Research Council, European Science Foundation, Austrian Science Foundation, Research Council UK (RCUK) and many more. He was listed as the Worlds Most Highly Cited Researcher by ISI Thomson Reuters Report in 2016 and 2017, and as one of the worlds most influential minds.
This book discusses the application of Geospatial data, Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) technologies in analysis and modeling of urban growth process, and its pattern, with special focus on sprawl and compact form of urban development. The book explains these two kinds of urban forms (sprawl and compact urban development) in detail regarding their advantages, disadvantages, indicators, assessment, modeling, implementation and their relationship with urban sustainability. It confirms that the proposed modeling approaches, geospatial data and GIS are very practical for identifying urban growth, land use change patterns and their general trends in future. The analyses and modeling approaches presented in this book can be employed to guide the identification and measurements of the changes and growth likely to happen in urban areas. In addition, this book can be helpful for town planning and development in order to design urban areas in a compact form and eventually sustainable manner. Prof. Dr. Biswajeet Pradhan (University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia) Dr. Pradhan received the B.Sc. degree with honors from Berhampur University (India), the M.Sc. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Bombay (India), and the M.Tech. degree in Civil Engineering from the IIT in Kanpur (India) and Dresden University of Technology (Germany). He received the Ph.D. degree in GIS and Geomatics Engineering from the University Putra Malaysia. From 2008 to 2010 he was a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship from Germany. In 2011, he received his Habilitation in Remote Sensing from Dresden University of Technology (Germany). Since March 2015, he is serving as the Humboldt Ambassador Scientist for the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation (Germany). Dr. Pradhan is also the recipient of the prestigious German Academic Exchange Research (DAAD) Fellowship Award, Saxony State Fellowship from 1999 to 2002, Keith Atherton Research Award, and Georg Forster Research Award from German Government. He is currently Faculty Member of Dept. of Civil Engineering, University Putra Malaysia. He has more than sixteen years of teaching, research, consultancy and industrial experience. Out of his more than 430 articles, more than 280 have been published in science citation index (SCI/SCIE) technical journals. He has written two books in GIS data compression and disaster management and edited three volumes, and written 12 book chapters. He specializes in Remote Sensing, GIS application, and soft computing techniques in natural hazard and environmental problems. His published work has been widely cited by his peers with more than 4800 citations in SCOPUS database. His H-index is 48. He has completed 21 research projects. Dr. Pradhan is a member of many professional bodies such as Committee of Space Research (COSPAR), Senior Member of IEEE, United Nations Outer Space Research Programme (UNOOSA) and many more. He is currently the Chair of the IEEE-GRSS Malaysia Chapter. He sits as board member of many national programs in Malaysia and South-East Asia. He is a regular reviewer for many international bodies alike Dutch Research Council, European Science Foundation, Austrian Science Foundation, Research Council UK (RCUK) and many more. He has been also active with teaching and supervising of many Ph.D., MSc. and undergraduate students. Dr. Pradhan has widely travelled abroad visiting more than 60 countries to present his research findings. Countries involved are Germany, USA, Netherlands, UK, Switzerland, Turkey, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand and many more. He is listed as the Worlds most Highly Cited researcher by ISI Thomson Reuters Report in 2016 as one of the worlds most influential minds.