King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences offers six programs for Master porgrams:
• Masters in Medical Education (MME)- College of Medicien
The Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, is the first and the largest one in the Kingdom. The department was the first in the region to provide master’s degree in health profession education. The Master’s Program was launched during the Academic Year 2006-2007 with around 20 students entry and continued to accepts around the same number of students every year since then. The program is provided in all three campuses, Primarily delivered in Riyadh and video conferenced to other campuses. The master provides educational leadership opportunities and enhances the educational skills of health professionals in the fields of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, and other health professions. It prepares the students to deliver quality standards and services in educational leadership, teaching, program evaluation, student assessment, educational research, faculty enhancement and evaluation.
The program is comprehensive and covers all areas of health profession education through different blocks run over three semesters. The last semester of the program is devoted for research project. So far 9 batches graduated from the program and many of our graduates assumed leadership position in the country.
The establishment of a Master of Health Informatics program aims to produce skilled graduates possessing knowledge, professional, and technical skills. Graduates of this program are expected to excel in various work assignments that include administrative, planning, and implementation of health information systems while being capable of perfectly providing solutions to overcome obstacles associated with health information and administrative systems. This program was designed and implemented in collaboration with one of the most prominent university in the field - the University of Illinois (UIC), Chicago, USA - to offer the most innovative and comprehensive master of health informatics in the country. Our advanced program prepares graduate to make an immediate impact through playing vital roles in the evolution of the healthcare industry especially with the current purse to provide healthcare with quality and in compliance with the nation vision for 2030. The MPH in Health Systems & Quality Management aims to address the shortage of qualified health systems leaders and managers. It is offered by the College of Public Health and Health Informatics with a view to becoming the national and regional reference centre for health services management.
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics offers Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics is designed to train health care professionals to implement research ideas and interpret epidemiologic and biostatistics information.
Currently the department of Community and Environmental Health offers a Master Degree in Public Health (MPH) .The aim of this program is to overcome the severe shortage of qualified capabilities in the field of public health in the KSA. Graduates of the program will be able to contribute to the development and application of public health interventions at healthcare institutions, and in the community, and to solve the problems that may stand in the way of the advancement of public health and its utilization. KSAU-HS offers this degree with the highest international standards in the specialty with a view to becoming the national and regional center for Public Health advancement.
The nurse-midwifery is a 2- year master degree program with specialization in midwifery. Graduates are certified nurse-midwives who are responsible and accountable as primary health care providers to women throughout their life cycle and newborns. They are expected to practice within a health care system that provides for consultation, collaboration or referral as indicated by the client’s needs.Students must complete 54 credit hours to be awarded the master in nurse-midwifery.