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BIOSTATISTIC BIOMEDIC GROUP 5. Title. Possession of the transferrable skills on employability among first year undergraduates of FSK, FFAR, and FGG of UKM. Introduction. Introduction What is transferable skills? What is the importance in employability?.

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  • Possession of the transferrable skills on employability among first year undergraduates of FSK, FFAR, and FGG of UKM.
introduction what is transferable skills what is the importance in employability

IntroductionWhat is transferable skills?What is the importance in employability?

Known as key skills, generic skills, core skills, soft skills or so on

Skills which are required in almost any job (Stewart et al. 2000)

There are groups of skills requirements for employability such as communication skills, team working, problem-solving skills, leadership qualities and interpersonal skills. (Petrova 2001)


Transferable skills have a higher rank when hiring fresh university graduates as compared to academic background, proficiency in the English language, performance in interview, adaptability to company culture and experience of internship. (Ranjit & Wahab 2008).

research justification
Research Justification
  • To evaluate the possession of transferable skills on employability among students in UKM.
  • Graduate employers seek a range of transferable skills and qualities that students need to be able to demonstrate in selection processes (CAES, 1997; Harvey et al., 1997; Williams and Owen, 1997)
  • Most of the employers now are expecting students to possess the transferable skills rather than results with flying colours.
  • Reveal that whether third year students in UKM KL is competent enough in terms of employability.
research question
  • Is there any difference in the possession of transferrable skills among third year undergraduate students from the Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Dental and Faculty of Pharmacy in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)?
general objective
  • To study the possession of transferrable skills among the third year undergraduate students from Faculty of Health Sciences (FSK), Faculty of Dental (FGG) and Faculty of Pharmacy (FFAR) in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Campus Kuala Lumpur.
specific objectives
Specific Objectives
  • To explore the possession of transferrable skills for employability among the 3rd year undergraduate students of FSK,FGG and FFAR.
  • To get to know wether the 3rd undergraduate students know what transferrable skills are all about.
  • To educate the 3rd year students the importance of transferrable skills for employability

To compare the possession of transferrable skills among the 3rd year undergraduate students of FSK,FGG and FFAR.

  • To see the relationship of transferrable skills in employability
research hypothesis
Research Hypothesis
  • Ho : The possession of transferrable skills among 3rd year undergraduate students of FSK, FGG and FFAR were not different

Ho : µ1=µ2=µ3

  • HA: The possession of transferrable skills among 3rd year undergraduate students of FSK, FGG and FFAR were different

Conceptual framework

Extracurricular activities

Working Experience


Professors Addressing Skills in Class


Possession of Transferable skills


Employability of Graduates





materials and method
Materials and Method
  • Demographic Profile
    • Name
    • Age
    • Gender: Male and Female
    • Race: Malay, Chinese, India, and other
    • Faculty: Dentistry, Pharmacy, Health Science
    • Program: Biomedical Science, Nutrition, Environmental Health and Optometry
    • Working experience: duration
    • Involvement of co-curriculum activities

Duration of study

    • Two weeks for data collection
    • Questionnaires are distributed among third year students
    • Proportional sampling method
    • Simple random sampling method
    • Two week for data analysis.
    • Descriptive statistics
    • Statistical analysis
    • Two week for writing report
    • Result recorded
study population
Study Population
  • Third year undergraduates from:

- Faculty of Health Science:

- Biomedical Science

- Optometry

- Environmental Health

- Nutrition

- Faculty of Dentistry

- Faculty of Pharmacy

sampling method
Sampling method
  • Proportional random sampling method
inclusion exclusion factors
Inclusion / exclusion factors
  • Inclusive criteria:

- Third year undergraduates from courses of Faculty of Health Sciences:

i. Biomedical Science

ii. Nutrition


iv.Environmental Health Science

-Third year undergraduates from Faculty of Dentistry

-Third year undergraduates from Faculty of Pharmacy


Exclusive criteria

Third year undergraduates of :

  • Biomedical Science students from Biostatistic Group 5
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Audiology
  • Forensic Science
  • Physiotherapy
  • Dietetic
sample size calculation
Sample Size Calculation
  • Formula used to calculate sample size for selected population with known population size :

We estimate there will be 10% drop out of the questionnaire. Hence, 10% is added to the sample size of 170

  • Thus, a total of 187 persons will be chosen for our study from third year undergraduates of Faculty of Health Science, Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Pharmacy
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