Medic 17

Prof. Dr. Puthiaparampil T. Thomas  

Academic Post : Professor
Date Joining UNIMAS : 21st September 1998
Qualifications : MBBS (India), MD Medicine (India)
Citizen : Indian
Appointment Status : Contract
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Telephone : 082-581000 ext:5669



Working Experiences

  • Lecturer, FMHS, UNIMAS 1998 - 2002
  • Assoc Prof 2002 – 2008; Professor 2008 October 10
  • Medical specialist, MOH Malaysia Jan 1995 - 1998


Current Academic Responsibility

  • Coordinator: ICC, Year 3 Medicine posting (4 rotations) 
  • Teaching Phase I, years 3, 4 and 5
  • Lectures for Nursing Program


Research Interests

  • Healthy lifestyle, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, Metabolic syndrome


  • Detection of early vascular damage using ABI and retinal photography in metabolic syndrome – in planning stage



  • Prevalence of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy among Hypertensive patients in Primary Care and Impact of Echocardiography on Cardiovascular Risk Stratification: Asri Said, P T Thomas, Syed Alwi – accepted for Free Paper Presentation at NHAM ASM 2012
  • Essential Explanations to Clinical Examination – a handbook UNIMAS publication July 2013. ISBN 978-967-5527-52-4
  • Developing safe and competent doctors: Assessment –driven curriculum at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences; Insight@UNIMAS, volume 21 2013
  • R.D. Djojodibroto; P.T. Thomas; Hla Myint; Kamarudin T. Kana; Mra Aye. Measurement of digital index and fingernail skin-fold angle using fingernail morphometric device in healthy subjects: A study of the length of time to do the measurement. (Published in Respirology (2007) 12, (Suppl.4)
  • Ong P.H. & P.T. Thomas (2006). An Analysis of Cognitive Levels of Multiple Choice Questions at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. A paper presented at the Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Assessment, Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel, 16-19 May 2006
  •  Ong P.H & Thomas, P.T. (2005). Difficulty Indices of Examination Questions as Reliable Markers of Difficulty:  A Case Study at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UNIMAS. Medical Education Update, Volume 2, December, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UNIMAS
  • "Perceptions Of Students Towards The Examination Questions At The Faculty Of Medicine And Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak" – poster presented at IMU medical education conference 2006. Published 21 April 2008, Thomas P, Hoon OP, Education for Health, Volume 21, Issue 1, 2008, Letter to the Editor
  • Clinical Methods – Staff Perception Survey – published in UNIMAS Medical Education Update E –Journal 2005
  • Aids to Clinical Examination - Soo Hua Huat & P T Thomas, A Handbook for Medical Students - published by UNIMAS in 2003


Involvement in Professional Organization

  • Life Member: Indian Medical Association
  • Member: Malaysian Medical Association
  • Member: National Geographic Society

Participation in Continuing Education and Services

  • Regular in MMA CPD activities, UNIMAS CME, IDA

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