Working to support KSAU-HS's commitment to bring innovative, high quality health sciences education to all of our students
The College of Applied Medical Sciences provides its students with a world-leading, evidence-based, modern educational experience embedded in a quality research environment.
Student-centered Learning (SCL)
The faculty members of COAMS encourage student-centered learning by allowing students to share in decisions and believing in their capacity to lead. Our programs offer a variety of lecture, tutorials, practical sessions, field experience courses and a range of other learning activities in which students are active participants in the learning process and applying the expected learning outcomes. Several innovative student-centered learning strategies are used among our courses such as; Team-based learning (TBL), Problem-based learning (PBL), Role Play and Flipped Classrooms etc.
Using this approach in learning helps to improve academic environment, fosters student's communication skills and critical thinking, and is thus considered to better prepare students for the current and future labor market and society.
A research-based education helps our students to become independent learners with the required skills to continue learning throughout their lives.
Our students are engages in an active research experience including writing proposal, gaining ethical approval, collecting and analyzing data, discussing the results and writing the final report of the research. Students will also learn to communicate their research findings to an academic audience through national/international conferences and scientific publication. This will help our students to learn how to communicate their work to a broader audience and non-academic communities, share their knowledge and explain the significance of their ideas to public. The Research Unit at COAMS works on managing the preparation of all research proposal and actual research projects of the students including supervision, submission to the research center and evaluation of final reports and assurance of academic integrity.
Simulation is a crucial component of continuing professional education for health care professionals. It provides our students with the chance to learn new techniques and hone skills in a safe environment. Students also be able to master basic skills, complex cognitive and teamwork skills, and challenging technical procedures, without putting any risk to patients. The coordinator of the course design and implement learning experiences using our various tools and equipment, which include: high-fidelity patient mannequins, standardized patients, simple task trainers and procedural trainers.
Field Based Education
Field-based education are key components of COAMS programs. Field experience courses consist of supervised learning activities completed outside of the college classroom that correlate to and supplement the course and program learning outcomes. Our students participate in a variety of field experiences training sites, which are mostly in the Ministry National Guard Health Affairs (MNG-HA) facilities and/or community sites. The goal of field-based education is for students to apply practical, research, or workplace skills. Moreover, learning in the field may focus on skills that are underrepresented in the classroom.