The Pre-Professional Program
The Pre-Professional Program at KSAU-HS aims at preparing high school graduates to pursue professional studies in health sciences. It provides them with the language skills essential for studying and communicating in an English language medium. Furthermore, it moves the students from high school didactic and passive learning into university student-centered education, and introduces them to the basic concepts of general and medical sciences necessary for higher-level education in the health sciences.
All KSAU-HS students have same study plan in their first three semesters. In the fourth semester, students start taking courses closely related to their health science specialties.
Courses in this program cover intensive and advanced English, Arabic language, Islamic culture, biology, general and organic chemistry, physics, biochemistry, biostatistics & EBM, behavioral sciences, computer applications health informatics, anatomy & physiology, principles of diseases, basic pharmacology, health profession education, medical ethics & patient safety
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of surgery
The Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery program has been prepared in collaboration with the University of Sydney, Australia. The program is characterized by using optimal information technology and dependence on multiple and advanced medical education methods through the integration of basic and clinical sciences. The approach of the program depends on problem solving learning (Problem Based Learning). It comes by a successive and ongoing sessions which give students opportunities for direct contact with patients and dealing with the treatment of cases from the first year. Also, it will provide them the recognition of applied medical education importance in developing their future career, motivations, raising up their desired achievement and recognition of code of medical ethics.
Bachelor in Dentistry
The College of Dentistry at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences has been established by virtue of a decree issued by the University Council in its first session of the academic year 2006/2007 held on 19/12/2006.
The College of Dentistry King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences in Riyadh has the following departments:
Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Science Department (MDS)
Preventive Dental Science Department (PDS)
Restorative Dental Science Department (RDS)
Prosthetic Dental Science Department (SDS)
Dental Auxiliary Department (DAD)
Bachelor in Clinical Pharmacy
Considering the current trend for curriculum revision of medical education, the pharmacy education has evolved from providing drugs and drug products to specialists in drug therapy, who identify problems early and reduce the emotional and monetary costs of patient hospitalization. This evolution in the pharmacy profession towards the provision of patient-focused pharmaceutical care requires a high level of clinical knowledge and skills on the part of practitioners. The main activity of Pharm. D. Program will be the clinical experiences for the pharmacist, and integration of basic, clinical, and research sciences over the program.
Bachelor of Health Informatics
The establishment of the Bachelor of health Informatics is to prepare graduates with professional and technical skills that help them in field of labor market in several areas, especially the field of e-health. This all comes to accommodate the growing needs in the field of health Informatics. It is expected that graduates of this program will contribute to occupy important jobs in different fields of Informatics, especially health related informatics. As well as working in public and private sectors, administrative, planning, implementing, and providing solutions to all the obstacles related to the design and implementation of health informatics and Electronic health records.
Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy
The Bachelor of Science degree program in Respiratory Therapy provides students with an exceptional education to prepare for a rewarding professional career as advanced Respiratory Therapy practitioners, as well as to provide a foundation for leadership in management and supervision, education, research, and clinical specialization.
Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services
The Emergency Medical Services Program (EMS) is the first BSc program in the Kingdom that was initiated to qualify National Saudi Paramedics according to the International High Standard. The program seeks to fill the wide gap of this especially in relation to other emergency healthcare manpower and promote a state-of-art model for emergency medical services education. Most of EMS programs around the world follow traditional curriculum and a few of them use case-based curricula.
Bachelor of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
The Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program (CLSP) started when the College of Applied Medical Sciences (CAMS) was established in early 2006. Though many universities and health care facilities and programs exist throughout the Kingdom, KSAU-HS is the only Health Sciences University and the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program that features a unique training curriculum housed in the College of Applied Medical Sciences.
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
The occupational therapist helps people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. More..
Bachelor of Science in Anesthesia Technology
Anaesthesia Technology is an allied health profession specifically focused on fundamental and advanced clinical procedures which assist the anesthesiologist in the safe and efficient care of patients undergoing anesthesia. Anaesthesia technologists may work in a variety of clinical settings including: hospital operating room, interventional and diagnostic radiology, labor and delivery units, intensive care units, emergency rooms, outpatient procedure suites and ambulatory surgery centers. Anaesthesia Technologists is responsible of IV team services and provide the highest standard of care for all patients, pediatric and adult that requiring Intravenous cannulation.
Bachelor of Radiology Sciences
Radiology programs focus on patient care procedures, medical ethics, radiobiology, medical terminology, physiology, and pathology, as well as extensive clinical training to operate complex equipment and study X-rays. The program will teach other diagnostic imaging technologies including computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. The radiologic technologist works closely with the radiology doctor (radiologist) and other physicians and plays a vital role as a professional member of the medical team. Technologists work in the hospitals’ general radiography, surgery, trauma, pediatrics, clinics, doctors’ offices, CT, mammography, and imaging centers.
Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition
The Clinical Nutrition program (CNP) at the College of Applied Medical Sciences (CAMS) is a clinically focused program that integrates biomedical and nutrition sciences to develop a deep understanding of clinical nutrition therapy. The College adopted (with modifications) the Clinical Nutrition program of The University of Oklahoma in the USA. This program expands the knowledge of the biochemical basis of human nutrition as it relates to health, disease and disease prevention.
It aims to train dietetic professionals in the methods, implementation and interpretation of nutrition science. Also it prepares them for future careers as dietitians in health care, community, and private practice settings. Within the context of this broad aim, the program is designed to prepare graduates with in-depth, evidence-based knowledge and intellectual skills in Clinical Nutrition to encourage the development of autonomous advanced dietetics practitioners and researchers.
Bachelor of Cardiovascular Technology ( C.Catheterization)
This program is, specifically, focused on graduates specialized in cardiac catheterization in the field of diagnosis and treatment. Student will study in the program for four years, including two years preparatory, followed by two years of studying basic and advanced cardiac and modern catheterization science. The student graduates after the completion of four years followed by a year of internship (12 months) at King Abdulaziz Medical City or any other facility that is approved by the university.
Bachelor of Science in Speech Therapy (future program)
- College of Applied Medical Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Audiology (future program)
- College of Applied Medical Science
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
This program is available in the three campuses, Riyadh, Jeddah and Al-Ahsa. The program includes courses with practical applications and clinical training at the King Abdul Aziz Medical City and centers of primary medical care. The program aims to provide a high level of education in undergraduate to be a portal to improve the quality of nursing profession. Also, enhancing nursing practice based on evidence which features a high level that fit culture and environment. In addition, to meet health care needs of the community as a whole through scientific research, education and providing service. It enhances cooperation between different fields to improve the knowledge of nursing and health care.