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Study Plan and Curriculum Structure

The curriculum of the four programs offered by CAMS (i.e., Emergency Medical Services, Respiratory Program, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, and Occupational Therapy) consists of two phases. The duration of the courses for each program is four years.

Phase I:Pre-Professional(Preparatory Four Semesters, which are offered to all health science colleges).

Students from all Health Science Colleges attend the first three semesters together. The students are offered intensive English language courses throughout these semesters to strengthen their English language. This will enable them to communicate fluently, as English is the instructional language while studying the professional courses. This phase also introduces students to the basic concepts of general and medical science that are needed for higher-level education in the Health Sciences.

Arabic language skills, Islamic values, and Medical ethics are also taught in the first semester. In the second semester, courses in Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physics for health sciences are offered. In the second academic year, courses in Biochemistry, Behavioral Sciences, Biostatic and Introduction to Evidence-based Medicine, Computer Sciences, and Informatics are offered during the third semester.

During the fourth semester, the students in all three programs study Anatomy and Physiology, Principles of Diseases, Basic Pharmacology, Medical Ethics, and Patient Safety and Health Profession Education. At this point, students also begin to take courses in their specialty area. Introduction to Emergency Medical Services will be offered to the students of this program, while Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Sciences will be covered by the Laboratory Sciences program students. Those in the Respiratory Therapy specialty are offered Introduction to Respiratory Therapy, while Occupational therapy will be offered similar courses.

 Curriculum Outline

First Year

1st Semester2nd Semester
English Language (Beginners) English Language (Intermediate)
Arabic Language Skills Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
Islamic Values & Medical Ethics Physics for Health Sciences

Second Year

1st Semester2nd Semester
English Language (Advanced) Introduction to each speciality i.e. EMS, RT,  CLS and OT
Biochemistry, Behavioral Sciences
Biostatistics, Evidence Based Medicine
Computer Science & Medical Informatics

Phase II:Professional courses (Four semesters)

Students enroll in the designed program of speciality. This phase includes classroom tutorials, laboratory skills training, and clinical practice. Self-directed learning is the core of these programs and is supported by information technology with a solid intranet infrastructure coupled with connectivity to the outside. Students will be using computers in tutorial rooms, libraries, study areas, or via their mobile laptops from anywhere within the campus. They will be connected to electronic resources in our local data warehouse or anywhere in the world (e.g., electronic access to journals, electronic books from geographically distant resources using the Internet). Connectivity is achieved using a wireless network.


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