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COLLEGE OF

Health Sciences

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Vision, Mission and Values


Objectives
Admission Requirements
Tuition Fees for Nursing Program
Applicants
Health Requirements
License to Practice
Undergraduate Programs

1. Medical Laboratory Sciences

2. Medical Diagnostic Imaging

3. Nursing

4. Physiotherapy

5. Health Services Administration

6. Environmental Health Services

7. Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics

College Requirements:

- College Compulsory Courses

- Study Plans

- Course Descriptions

Departments Shared Courses:


- Course Description

D
 epartmental Sections including:

- Graduate Profile

- Program Structure

- Degree Title

- Study Plan

- Degree Requirements

- Course Descriptions

Vision, Mission and Values

competent, safe and caring health


professionals through educational
programs that emphasize state of the
art practices and current scientific
knowledge; foster self-directed learning, critical thinking and innovation; encourage community-oriented
research; promote interdisciplinary
collaboration; and build professional
identity and commitment.
Values
Excellence: College community pursues excellence in a spirit of cooperation and mutual assistance.
Professionalism: College community
respects and adheres to the standards
of professional performance, practice and behavior.
Innovation and creativity: College
community supports an environment that encourages individuals to
address opportunities and challenges
in innovative and creative avenues.
Cultural respect and sensitivity: College community supports an environment that recognizes, encourages
and respects cultural diversity and
differences in thought and culture to
enhance the richness of the academic
environment.
Integrity : College community values integrity as a firm adherence
to ethical and moral behaviors honesty, dignity, fairness, respect and
accountability.

especially research focused on


local and regional needs.
c. Promote the health and well being
of population and environment by
actively addressing health related
issues particularly those having
local and regional impact.
d. Maintain an environment that is
intellectually stimulating, culturepreserving, responsive, effective
and efficient in supporting and
facilitating learning and teaching,
research, and community service.
e. Provide programs of study that
match students aspirations and
abilities while fostering the pursuit of personal, social, academic
and career objectives of the students.
f. Provide programs of study that
fulfill the health needs of local
and regional health care industry
workforce, especially the needs
of Emirate of Sharjah and the
UAE at large.
g. Promote the quality of higher education in the UAE by adhering to
the mandates of excellence in all
college undertakings and by collaborating with other and similar
institutions.
Admission Requirements
For complete and detailed information regarding admission to the
University, please see the section on
Admission in this Catalog.

Vision Statement

Objectives:

The College of Health Sciences at


the University of Sharjah aspires to
become a leading academic institution in the Middle East and to be
well recognized worldwide for quality education in health professions,
research and community service.

a. Prepare qualified, knowledgeable


and skilled health care professionals to assume their professional
roles effectively as practitioners,
administrators, educators, and
researchers in different fields of
the health care system.

Admission Requirements for the


Bridging/ Post-diploma programs
(Nursing and Medical Diagnostic
Imaging) are:

b. Advance scientific knowledge by


providing opportunities and support for faculty and students to
engage in health-related research,

2. Completion of a Secondary School


Certificate or its equivalent.

Mission Statement
The College of Health Sciences at
the University of Sharjah prepares

1. A TOEFL score of at least 500 or


IELTS (5) and minimum of 5.0 in
each skill.

3. An overall average of 70% or


higher in a Diploma Program

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(Nursing or MDI) from a recognized institution.


Applicants with 60-69% from their
Diploma may be admitted under
a conditional status by enrolling
in three courses only. They must
achieve a GPA of at least 2.00 in
those courses in order to continue in
the program.
Tuition Fees for Nursing Program
Applicants
UAE national applicants:

- Students who have joined the university at the beginning of academic year 2008/2009 are eligible
for a 50% discount in tuition fees,
including Intensive English Program (IEP), textbooks and dormitory fees (Double Deluxe category).
- Students who have joined the university at the beginning of academic year 2007/2008 are eligible
for a 75% discount in tuition fees,
including IEP, textbooks and dormitory fees (Double Deluxe category).
- Students who have joined the
university before academic year
2007/2008 are eligible for a 100%
discount in tuition fees, including
IEP, textbooks and dormitory fees
(Double Deluxe category).
Non UAE national applicants and
residents of the UAE:

- Students are eligible for a 50%


discount in tuition fees, including
IEP.
Health Requirements
Students in the clinical programs are
required to be immunized for tuberculosis (TB) and Hepatitis B. An
opportunity for vaccination at the
University will be arranged. However, the students are encouraged to
arrange their own vaccination and

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provide appropriate documentation


as proof of immunization.
License to Practice
Graduates of clinical programs should
be aware that in order to practice in
the Emirates or other countries, it
may be necessary to meet licensing requirements, including written
qualifying and/or oral examination.
They also have the opportunity, if
they choose, to take international
certificate examinations.
Undergraduate Programs
The College of Health Sciences
accepts, students into seven programs, each leading to a Bachelor of
Science (B.Sc.) degree. These programs will foster creative and analytical thinking and prepare students
to be active learners throughout their
careers.
The programs include:
Medical Laboratory Technology:
Medical Laboratory Technology
(MLT) strives to equip students with
competence in the performance, analysis, and interpretation of clinical
laboratory procedures. The program
encompasses theoretical and practical
learning experiences that are based
on human biology and focuse on
specific areas such as clinical chemistry, medical microbiology, hematology, histology, immunology, and
molecular biology. Students spend
most of their senior year in clinical
placements in local hospitals. Many
MLT graduates enter the workplace
in a hospital or private clinic laboratories. Other sites may include
fields in pharmaceuticals, food, education, or environmental protection.
Some graduates may choose to pursue graduate training and enter into
career in biomedical research.

Medical Diagnostic Imaging:


Medical Diagnostic imaging (MDI)
is an important part of the diagnostic
process. The program prepares the
students to work on different imaging modalities including Computerized Tomography (CT), Magnetic
Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear
Medicine (NM), Ultrasound (US)
and digital imaging systems which
are gradually replacing the conventional films worldwide. MDI graduates may work in hospitals and clinics, education, research and industry.
Medical Diagnostic Imaging Department offers a Bachelor of Science in
Medical Diagnostic Imaging (BSc.
MDI) which consists of three plans:
four-year basic, two-year bridging track A and three-year bridging
track B.
Nursing:
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing
(BScN) program combines theory and
practice to prepare nurses to work in
a wide variety of settings, including
hospitals, clinics, schools and communities. Nurses have many career
choices, such as providing health
care to people of all ages, educating
patients, students and other nurses, and
working in administration or research.
The career opportunities are excellent,
since there is a shortage of nurses in
the UAE and worldwide. The Department of Nursing in the College of
Health Sciences offers two streams
in undergraduate nursing a four-year
stream for high school graduates and
a Bridging/ Post-diploma stream for
registered nurses with a diploma in
nursing. The latter may be done on a
full-time or a part time basis.
Health Services Administration:
The fast growing health care industry
provides several career opportunities
in health services administration in

the Gulf and the region. The health


services administration graduates
may work in health care facilities,
such as public and private hospitals
or for organizations that do business
with health care facilities, such as
research and the development firms,
pharmaceutical or insurance companies, and computer software firms.
The HSA program prepares graduates to deal with all the business
aspects of the health care industry:
human resources, accounting, marketing, planning, information systems and facility management.
Physiotherapy:
Physiotherapy is a health care profession in the field of rehabilitation that
promotes optimal health for individuals of all ages. Physiotherapists are
qualified to provide preventative and
therapeutic services aimed at restoring function and preventing disability arising from disease, trauma or
injury. They work in a variety of
health care settings such as hospitals,
clinics, rehabilitation centres, sports,
and fitness centres. The University of
Sharjah offers a four-year program
leading to a Bachelor of Science in

physiotherapy (BScPT). Graduates


have opportunity to work in the UAE
or abroad, to pursue graduate studies,
and to become involved in research
activities.
Environmental Health:
Through appropriate education
and training, this program prepares
environmental health professionals
equipped with an understanding of
how the environment impacts health
and how to assess and control environmental determinants having an
impact on health. Students further
learn to develop and modify plans
that will help to protect the environment. Graduate may work in health
centers and hospitals, Petroleum and
gas companies, factories, municipalities, environmental institutions,
ports, and airports.
Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics:
This program prepares qualified
clinical nutritionists & dietitians who
play a critical role in the health care
delivery. The program focuses on
intensive study of allied aspects of
life, health and social sciences that
are required in the understanding of
food, nutrition and its relationship

to health. The program enables the


graduates to provide leadership in
the management of medical nutritional therapy for planning appropriate nutrition care and education
for the patients; create strategies for
optimal nutrition of individuals and
communities in health and disease
conditions. Changes in life style as
well as trends of todays major health
crises make this specialization one of
the most in demand. On completion
of the program, the graduates are
successfully absorbed as researchers,
consultants and entrepreneurs. Popular careers include hospitals, schools,
health centers, primary health care
departments, and related sectors.
College Requirements
In addition to 12 credit hours of University Compulsory courses and 12
credit hours of University Elective
courses, the College of Health Sciences requires all students in the College to study 24 credit hours of College
Compulsory courses (see list below).
Much of this requirement is fulfilled
during the first year of study.

College Compulsory Courses (24 credit hours)


Course No.

Course Title

Cr. Hrs.

Prerequisites Co-requisite

1430107
General Physics for Health Sciences
4
-
1426155
General Chemistry for Health Sciences
4
-

0504252

Biostatistics

0500150
Biology
4
-



Biology
(0500150)
General
Chemistry for
Health
Sciences
(1426155)

0500160
Human Anatomy and Physiology
4

0500161
Introduction to Health Sciences
2

Biology
(0500150)
-

0500450
Introduction to Research
3

Biostatistics
(0504252)

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The educational programs of the College of Health Sciences share a common first year study plan. This common year provides the opportunity
to learn basics and become familiar
with the different programs available to the students within the College. The students are encouraged
to take advantage of this opportunity
to become aware of the careers of
their future colleagues in the health
care team. This common first year
also offers students the opportunity
to examine their chosen program and
make a final commitment to that

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course of study or choose another


program within the College, with
minimal disruption in their study
progress.
Study Plans
Students who have achieved TOEFL
scores of 500 or greater (or IELTS
5), may begin the College of Health
Sciences courses immediately, starting with the common first year, as
specified in the Standard Study Plan.
The order of courses has been carefully designed to meet students
needs to complete prerequisites to

permit orderly progress through the


program of study and to distribute
workload through the four years of
the program. Changes in Study Plan
can be made only with the approval
of the Chair of the Department and
the Dean, and usually will not be
allowed. Failing a course will require
retaking the course in the next semester in which it is offered. This may
result in a delay in completion of
the four year program. Other options
may be available and the situation
should be discussed with the Course
Coordinator and Chair of the Department.

Course Descriptions*
College Compulsry
1430107 General Physics for Health
Sciences ( 3-3-0:4)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
The contents of the course will focus
on introducing the basic principles of
physics with special focus on health
and medical problems. Moreover,
instructions of the topics will be
achieved through lectures, notes and
research papers. The course should
explain the following:Vectors and
Units, Kinematics Equations, Forces
and laws of Motion, Work and Energy,
Fluids, Temperature, Heat and Heat
Transfer ,Waves and Sound, Electric
Forces, Electric Fields and Electrical
Potential Energy, Electric Circuits,
Magnetic Forces and Magnetic Field.
The practical sessions of the course
focus on the application of the above
concepts.
1426155 General Chemistry for Health
Sciences ( 3-3-0:4)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: Biology (0500150)
Topics in this course include: measurements in chemistry; atoms and
elements; nuclear radiation; compounds and their bonds; energy and
states of matter; chemical reactions;
chemical quantities; gases; solutions;
and acid and bases. The practical
sessions of the course focus on the
application of the above concepts.
0504252 Biostatistics
(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None

This course provides students with


an understanding of the principles
of biostatistics as related to medical sciences. It helps students to
understand the nature of data, data
sources, methods of data presentation, sampling distributions, data
transformations, statistical inference,
correlation and regression analysis. It
also gives the student an idea about
the concept of hypothesis testing and
tests of significance.
0500150 Biology

(3-3-0:4)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: General Chemistry for
Health Sciences (1426155)
This course in human biology will
introduce students to basic concepts
in biology followed by study of
the cellular structures, types of tissues and organ systems in humans.
Health-related issues such as cancer and genetic diseases are also
included in addition to examining
the relationship of man with his environment and finally, the concept of
evolution. The practical sessions of
the course focuse on the use of the
light microscope, chemical composition of the cell, cells structure and
function and human body tissues,
organs and systems.
0500160 Human Anatomy and Physiology

(3-3-0:4)
Prerequisite: Biology (0500150)
Co-requisite: None
The course focuses on the
fundamentals of human anatomy
and physiology, with emphasis on
functional and gross anatomical
aspects of skeletal system, respiration,
kidney
functions,
circulation,

digestive system, nervous, hormonal


coordination, water balance and
metabolism. In the laboratory
part, the students will be exposed
to the gross anatomy and practice
different techniques of the functions
of different systems of the human
body like blood cell counting, ECG,
respiratory function tests, etc.
0500161 Introduction to Health Sciences

(2-0-0:2)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
This course introduces students
to the various CHS disciplines as
well a university regulations governing the advising and registration
process. The course also provides
general view about health and illness and health care delivery system
in the UAE. The course will help
students to begin learning resources
and develop skill for self-directed
learning.
0500450 Introduction to Research

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite: Biostatistics (0504252)
Co-requisite: None
This course is an introduction to the
fundamental and principles of the
research process and their application to practice. Emphasis is placed
on steps in research process, including formulation of research problem/hypothesis/question, literature
search, study design, sampling and
data collection methods, interpretation of findings and research ethics.
Application of the research process
will be demonstrated through writing a research proposal based on
students interests.

*All these Course Descriptions will not appear under the Course Description of each Department

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Departments Shared Courses with Pre-requisites


Course No.

Course Title

Cr. Hrs.

Pre-requisite

Co-requisite

0501257

General Microbiology

Biology (0500150)

0501260

Biochemistry

General Chemistry for Health


Sciences (1426155)

0502265

Introduction to Radiology

0503253

Pathophysiology

0503261

Psychosocial Aspects in Health


Professions

0503262

Clinical Pharmacology

0503263

Health Education and Health


Promotion

0503462

Ethical and Legal Issues in Health


Professions

0504260

Leadership and Management in


Health Professions

0504362

Epidemiology and Population Health

Biostatistics (0504252)

0505254

Anatomy (1)

Human Anatomy & Physiology


(0500160)

0505265

Anatomy (2)

Anatomy (1) (0505254)

1426217

Organic Chemistry

General Chemistry for Health


Sciences (1426155)

1440163

Calculus for HS

0506362

Food Safety and Quality

General Microbiology (0501257)

0506352

Occupational Health & Safety

0504250

Introduction to Health Services


Administration

0507250

Introduction to Nutrition

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Human Anatomy & Physiology


(0500160)
Pathophysiology (0503253)

Human Anatomy & Physiology


(0500160)

CHS Shared Courses*


Course
No.

Course Title

Cr. Hrs.

0501257

General Microbiology

0501260

Biochemistry

MLT

MDI

Nursing

HSA

PT

C
Basic Brdg
C

EH

CN4D

C Basic
E
Basic, Brdg

0502265

Introduction to Radiology

0503253

Pathophysiology

C
Basic Brdg

0503261

Pyschosocial Aspects in
Health professions

C
Basic Brdg

0503262

Clinical Pharmacology

C
Basic

0503263

Health Education and


Health Promotion

C
Basic Brdg

0503462

Ethical and Legal issues


in Health professions

C
Basic Brdg

0504260

Leadership and
Management in Health
Professions

C
Basic Brdg

0504362

Epidemiology and
Population Health

C
Basic Brdg

0505254

Anatomy (1)

0505265

Anatomy (2)

C
Basic

1426217

Organic Chemistry

1440163

Calculus for HS

0506362

Food Safety and Quality

0506352

Occupational Health &


Safety

0504250

Introduction to Health
Service Administration

0507250

Introduction to Nutrition

C
E
C

C
C

C
C
E

C
E

*All these course descriptions will not appear under the course descriptions of each department.

The course provided from this department

The course shared with this department

C : Compulsory Course
E : Elective Compulsory

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Department Shared Course


Descriptions*
0501257 General Microbiology

(2-3-0:3)
Prerequisite: Biology (0500150)
Co-requisite: None
Introduces the students to basic
microbiology with emphasis on the
general characteristics and general
properties
of
microorganisms,
bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoa.
Requirement & control of microbial
growth in the lab & the hospital,
microbial genetic and metabolism
and drug resistance. The impact of
microorganisms on the health and
wellbeing of humans and of all life
forms. Practical sessions will cover
media preparation for isolation &
identification of microorganisms,
sterilization and antiseptic techniques
and antibiotic sensitivity test.
0501260 Biochemistry
(2-3-0:3)
Prerequisite: General Chemistry
for Health Sciences (1426155)
Co-requisite: None
This is an introductory course for
students of allied health sciences.
The course focuses on the general
structural and functional properties
of biomolecules such as proteins,
enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids and
nucleic acids. Major metabolic
processes and pathways related to
these biomolecules are described,
with emphasis on relevant clinical
situations. The practical part of this
course focuses on basic biochemistry
experiments in relation to buffers
and enzymes behavior, amino acid
titration curves, and qualitative
and quantitative assays of various
substances.

0502265 Introduction to Radiology



(2-0-0:2)
Prerequisite (s): None
Co-requisite: None
This course provides an insight
into the field of Radiology,
including Radiography, Computed
Tomography, Ultrasound, MRI,
and Radionuclide imaging. Medical
images of different body systems
will be introduced and discussed.
0503253 Pathophysiology
( 3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite (s): Human Anatomy
and Physiology (0500160)
Co-requisite: None
This
course
provides
an
introduction to the fundamentals of
pathophysiology for students in a
variety of College of Health Sciences
programs. The course focuses
on essential concepts of disease
processes such as inflammation,
tumors and immunopathology,.etc.
It includes major disorders as well
as selected additional diseases with
intention of providing information
on a board spectrum of diseases with
one or more distinguishing features
each. Understanding this course
enables the students to apply that
knowledge to other disorders that
will be encountered in subsequent
courses and in clinical practice.
0503261 Psychosocial Aspects in Health
Professions (3-0-0:3)
/
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
This course presents concepts
and principles of psychosocial,
cultural
and
environmental
aspects of individuals, families
and communities. It focuses on
relationship between culture and

human behavior and social control of


the individual in society. The effect
of psychosocial variables such as a
clients cultural, religious, gender,
socio-economic, genetic, family,
education, and communal on the
holistic care shall be examined. Group
interaction within the class setting
is directed toward development of
the professional role in providing
holistic care in different settings and
describes recommended intervention
strategies as members of health care
team.
0503262 Clinical Pharmacology
( 3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite (s): Pathophysiology
(0503253)
Co-requisite: None
Clinical
Pharmacology
course
will address the application of the
biological & biochemical principles
essential to the management of
health care problems, with particular
emphasis on the principles of
pharmacology and mechanisms of
drug actions.
0503263 Health Education and Health
Promotion
(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
The course introduces the basic
health promotion models and
learning theories to advanced health
practice. The course central themes
are the acceptance of personal
responsibility for lifelong health and
promotion of the health of others
across the life span. The course will
focus on personal and community
health; mental, emotional, and
social health; injury prevention
and safety; nutrition and physical
activity; alcohol, tobacco, and other

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drugs. Epidemiological principles


and international, national and local
health promotion goals are examined
with emphasis on cultural and
environmental principles, individual
assessment and evidence based
practice. Diagnostic reasoning and
intervention strategies to optimize
health-seeking behaviors in clients
and to foster therapeutic relationships
are examined.
0503462 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health
Professions
(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite : None
Co-requisite: None
The course explores the different
ethical principles governing decision
making in health care systems
and provides an overview of the
prevailing laws and regulations
that pertain to health care systems,
particularly in UAE. It will orient the
students to understand the distinct,
yet integral, relationships between
multidisciplinary
professions
involved in providing health care.
Patient safety, professional licensure,
continuing education, and scope of
practice will be emphasized.
0504260 Leadership and Management
in Health Professions
(2-0-0:2)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
This course explores selected
theories and concepts that shape
the leadership and management
practices to foster effective, efficient
and responsive health systems. The
principles and concepts of systems
theory will be explored and will
be used as a framework to analyze
and understand health systems.
The course introduces students to
management concepts, principles
and practices. Contemporary issues
such as quality, patient safety, and
technology are integrated with

traditional management functions


of planning, organizing, leading and
controlling.
0504362 Epidemiology and Population
Health ( 3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite: Biostatistics (0504252)
Co-requisite: None
The course covers the principles and
methods of epidemiology. It studies
trends and patterns of diseases and its
impact on public health as illustrated
using specific examples of infectious
and
non-infectious
diseases.
Measurements of disease burden
in populations will be discussed.
Special emphasis will be given to
determinants of health & health
policies that impact determinants of
health.
0505254 Anatomy (1) (1(
(3-3-0:4)
Prerequisite: Human Anatomy &
Physiology (0500160)
Co-requisite: None
Anatomy is the study of the shape and
structure of the human body and its
parts. We use a system of reference
to aid in the rapid and accurate
identification of the part or area of
the body to be described or discussed.
This course includes the study of
upper and lower limbs, thorax and
abdomen using lecture notes, text
and computer software. The practical
part will be covered in the laboratory
which contains a variety of practice
exercises that correlate directly with
the text including labeling exercises
that correspond to illustrations, charts
and different high quality human
plastic models.
0505265 Anatomy (2) (2(
(3-3-0:4)
Prerequisite: Anatomy (1) (0505254)
Co-requisite: None
This course focuses on the study
of human body structure and parts.

The essential aspects of this course


include study of the pelvis and
perineum, head and neck including
central nervous system and vertebral
column. Again, illustrations and
software computer materials are
prepared to complement the text
materials. The practical sessions
will present the essential aspects of
anatomy of pelvis, perineum, head
and neck including central nervous
system. The illustrations, charts and
models are carefully prepared and
complement the text materials. An
important supplementary learning
tool for the student is also available
in the form of computer software.

1426217 Organic Chemistry



(3-3-0:4)
Prerequisite: General Chemistry for
Health Sciences (1426155)
Co-requisite: None
This course covers the classification
of
organic
compounds;
the
chemical bonds; nomenclature of
aliphatic and aromatic compounds;
saturated hydrocarbons; unsaturated
hydrocarbons; alcohols, phenols,
ethers and thiols; aldehydes and
ketones; carboxylic acids and their
derivatives; amines and amides; and
introduction to carbohydrates and
proteins. The practical part includes
laboratory techniques; synthesis and
identification of various organic
compounds.
1440163 Calculus for Health Sciences

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Elementary Functions, Graphing,
Exponential Growth and Decay,
Sequences, Limits and Continuity,
Differentiation, the Mean-Value
Theorem, Optimization, Lhopitals
Rule,
Definite
Integral,
the
Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

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Department of Medical
Laboratory Technology
B.Sc. in Medical Laboratory
Technology : Graduate Profile
1. Knowledge & understanding:
1.1 Discuss basic life sciences processes pertinent to the field of
specialization (Hematology,
Microbiology .. etc)
1.2 Operate common lab equipment ranging from simple
pipetting to the operation
of available lab equipment
(e.g. cell counter)
1.3 Identify quality assurance
measures and participate in
performance improvement
activities in the clinical laboratory
2. Patient and population care:
2.1 Perform clinical laboratory tests commonly
encountered in a hospital
laboratory in the areas
of Clinical Chemistry,
Hematology/Hemostasis,
Immunohematology,
Immunology/Serology,
Microbiology,
Histopathology and, to a
lesser extent, Molecular
Diagnostics
2.2 Examine the acceptability of
patient samples for testing
and decide on which samples
to use or reject for particular
test(s)
2.3 Utilize controls and standards and the application of
QA/QC standards to assure
the accuracy and precision of
test results through
2.4 Periodically perform and
assess quality control results
in concerned labs and verify
test results

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2.5 identify and resolve commonly encountered equipment problems


2.6 perform preventive maintenance measures; comply with
acceptable safety procedures
2.7 Assume responsibilities in
analysis and clinical decisionmaking such asrecognizing
and resolving issues related
to pre-analytical, analytical,
and post-analytical steps of
the testing process
3. Communication:

6. Professionalism:
6.1 Recognize
applicable
regulations (MOH, DHA,
ADHA) and participate
in laboratory compliance
efforts
6.2 Use accreditation standards
(ASCP) and recognizes the
laboratorys role in meeting
these standards
6.3 Maintain emotions under
pressure and time constraints
in a socially acceptable
manner

3.1 Demonstrate oral & written


effective
communication
skills

6.4 Maintain
professional
attitude and composure in a
wide variety of situations

3.2 Consult with other members


of the health care team

Follow directions, guidance,


& instruction

4. Management and leadership:


4.1 Use basic knowledge of
laboratory financial, operational, marketing and human
resource management
4.2 Recognize the need for costeffective, high-quality, laboratory services in todays
health care systems
4.3 Utilize a laboratory information system
4.4 Recognize the significance
of information technology in
providing timely and accurate laboratory services.
4.5 Make decisions, prioritize
tasks, and work on multiple
tasks simultaneously
4.6 Work independently and in
cooperation with others
5. Health education and commu-
nity services:
5.1 Educate the general public
and to assist patients via
acceptable customer service
interactions

6.5 Willing to work with


potential biologic, chemical,
radiological, mechanical, and
electrical hazards
6.6 Maintain confidentiality
7. Critical and creative thinking:
7.1 Apply critical thinking skills
in varity of settings
7.2 Develop critical
competencies

thinking

8. Life long learning:


8.1 Apply acquired learned
skills and knowledge to new
situations.

Program Goals
The goals of the University of Sharjah
Medical Laboratory Technology
program are to:
1. Provide competent, professional,
and caring entry-level medical
laboratory technologists who
are capable of practicing and
furthering medical laboratory
sciences, while meeting healthcare
needs in the country and region.

2. Provide
an
appropriate
combination
of
theoretical
knowledge
and
clinical
experiences so that the students
will develop competency and the
skills needed to meet challenges
of the profession.

6. Prepare students to be qualified


to pursue their higher studies
in different related science
disciplines.

Program Learning Outcomes:


On completion of our Medical
Laboratory Technology program, our
graduates will have:

3. Uphold and promote the academic


standards of the university and the
Ministry of Higher Education in
the UAE by providing the students
with an accredited program
with adequate knowledge and
background experience to qualify
for international certification
examinations appropriate to their
level of training.

1. Acquired a broad base of health


sciences knowledge, understanding, and skills, as well as depth in
Medical Laboratory Technology,
and how laboratory data relate to
clinical medicine.
2. Applied their knowledge and
understanding in careers in
Medical Laboratory Technology.

4. Expose students to analytical


thinking through interpretation of
laboratory data, participation in
research activities, and to train
students on troubleshooting of
equipment and test results data
through knowledge of quality
assurance and quality control
measure in clinical laboratory.

3. Developed a range of skills


including knowledge of information technology, independent
learning, critical thinking, verbal
and written communication, time
management, presentation skills
and team work.
4. Gained an appreciation of the
needs of industry and awareness of recent developments in
the health sciences and Medical
Laboratory Technology.

5. Train students of professional


attitude and communication
with health-care providers, and
to uphold and maintain ethical
integrity while dealing with
patients and test results data.

5.
Developed an appreciation
and understanding of the ethical
and social issues important to
the health sciences and Medical
Laboratory Technology.
6. Integrate and interpret laboratory data within the parameters of
accepted laboratory testing standards, demonstrate administrative skills, professionalism, and
knowledge of quality assurance,
laboratory education and resource
management.
7. Advocate for the safety of all
in the working environment by
following safety rules and regulations.

Degree Title:
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in
Medical Laboratory Technology
(MLT)
Program Structure
The program is designed to meet the
goals of the Department of Medical
Laboratory Technology. A student
undertaking this program should
complete a total of 134 credit hours
distributed as follows:

Students undertaking Medical Laboratory Technology Program Should Complete a Total of


(134) Credit Hours Distributed as follows:
Compulsory (C)

Elective (E)

Total

University Requirements (UR)

12

12

24

College Requirements (CR)

24

24

Department Requirements (DR)

86

86

Total

122

12

134

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Degree Requirements
1. University Requirements: (24 credit hours)

(a) University compulsory courses (12 credit hours)

(b) University elective courses (12 credit hours). Each student must successfully complete four courses of
university electives chosen from a list cited in this Catalog.

(i) one course must be selected from each domains 5,6+7 (totaling three courses, act).

(ii) Fourth course from any of the domains 5, 6+7.

2. C
 ollege Requirements: (24 compulsory credit hours). The college compulsory courses are listed in the College
section of the Catalog:
3. Department Requirements: (86 credit hours).
Department compulsory courses (86 credit hours)

Medical Laboratory Technology (86 credit hours) Compulsory Courses


Course No.

Course Title

Cr. Hrs.

Pre-requisite

Co-requisite

0501258

Molecular Genetics

Biology (0500150)

0501253

Medical Microbiology

Biology (0500150)

0501254

Histology

Biology (0500150)

0501260

Biochemistry

0501262

Immunology and Serology

0501264

Histopathological Techniques

Histology (0501254)

0501265

Diagnostic Microbiology

Medical Microbiology (0501253)

0501372

Clinical Parasitology

Biology (0500150)

0501359

Clinical Chemistry (1)

Biochemistry (0501260)

0501370

Hematology (1)

0501371

Phlebotomy Lab

0501362

Hematology (2) & Coagulation

Hematology (1) (0501370)

0501363

Pathology

Histology (0501254)

0501364

Clinical Chemistry (2)

Clinical Chemistry (1) (0501359)

0501365

Blood Banking

0501366

Urinalysis & Body Fluids

Clinical Chemistry (1) (0501359)

0501454

Practicum in Hematology

Hematology (1) (0501370)

356

General Chemistry for Health


Sciences (1426155)
Human Anatomy and Physiology
(0500160)

Human Anatomy and Physiology


(0500160)
-

Immunology and Serology


(0501262)

Hematology
(1) (0501370)

0501451

Practicum in Microbiology

0501452

Practicum in Serology

0501453
0501460

Lab Management and Quality


Assurance
Practicum in Clinical Chemistry

Diagnostic Microbiology

(0501265)
Immunology and Serology

(0501262)

Clinical Chemistry (2) (0501364)

Clinical Chemistry (1) (0501359)

Histopathological Techniques

0501461

Practicum in Histopathology

0501462

Practicum in Blood Banking

Blood Banking (0501365)

0501463

Medical Virology

Medical Microbiology (0501253)

0501464

Medical Mycology

Medical Microbiology (0501253)

0501465

Student Project

1426217

Organic Chemistry

1440163

Calculus for HS

Total Department compulsory credit


hours

(0501264)

Introduction to Research

(0500450)
General Chemistry for Health

Sciences (1426155)
-

86

Study Plan for the B.Sc. Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology


First Level (Freshman)
Fall Semester
Crs. No.
0201102
0202121
0206099
0500150
0500161
1426155

Course Title
Arabic Languages
English for Medical
Sciences
Advising and Guidance
Biology
Introduction to Health
Sciences
General Chemistry for
Health Sciences
Total

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

Crs. No.

Course Title

Type

Credit

UR/C

0104100

Islamic Culture

UR/C

UR/C

0504101
1411100

Health Informatics / IT*

UR/C

UR/C
UR/C

0
4

0500160

CR/C

CR/C

1430107

CR/C

CR/C

University Elective (1)

UR/E

16

Total

Human Anatomy &


Physiology
General Physics for
Health Sciences

17

*only for HSA students

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Second Level (Sophomore)


Fall Semester
Crs. No.

Course Title

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

Crs. No.

1440163

Calculus for HS

DR/C

0501258

Molecular Genetics

DR/C

0501260

0501253

Medical Microbiology

DR/C

0501262

0501254

Histology

DR/C

0501264

1426217

Organic Chemistry

DR/C

0501265

Total

Course Title

Type

Credit

University Elective (2)

UR/E

Biochemistry

DR/C

DR/C

DR/C

DR/C

Immunology and
Serology
Histopathological
Techniques
Diagnostic Microbiology
Total

18

17

Third Level (Junior)


Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Crs. No.

Course Title

Type

Credit

Crs. No.

0501372

Clinical Parasitology

DR/C

0501362

0501359

Clinical Chemistry (1)

DR/C

0501370

Hematology (1)

DR/C

0501371

Phlebotomy Lab

DR/C

0504252

Biostatistics
University Elective (3)

Type

Credit

Hematology (2) &


Coagulation

DR/C

0501363

Pathology

DR/C

0501364

Clinical Chemistry (2)

DR/C

0501365

Blood Banking

DR/C

CR/C

0501366

Urinalysis & Body Fluids

DR/C

UR/E

University Elective (4)

UR/E

18

Total

Total

Course Title

19

Fourth Level (Senior)


Fall Semester
Crs. No.

Course Title

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

Crs. No.

Course Title

Type

Credit

0500450

Introduction to Research

CR/C

0501460

Practicum in Clinical
Chemistry

DR/C

0501454

Practicum in Hematology

DR/C

0501461

Practicum in Histopathology

DR/C

0501451

Practicum in
Microbiology

DR/C

0501462

Practicum in Blood
Banking

DR/C

0501452

Practicum in Serology

DR/C

0501463

Medical Virology

DR/C

0501453

Lab Management and


Quality Assurance

DR/C

0501464

Medical Mycology

DR/C

0501465

Student Project

DR/C

Total

358

14

Total

15

BSc. MLT, College of Health


Sciences Course Description
0501258 Molecular Genetics
(3-3-0:4)
Prerequisite: Biology (0500150)
Co-requisite: None
This course will examine the
molecular basis of cellular processes,
with emphasis on gene structure
and function, DNA replication,
transcription and translation, gene
expression and regulation, genetic
engineering and genetic diseases
which will be studied in theory and
in the practical laboratory sessions.
Laboratory experiments are designed
for the student to become familiar
with micro pipettes and reagent
preparation for use in the preparation
of agarose gels to identify human
DNA and RNA, plasmids after
bacterial cell transformation, PCR
products and DNA that has been
manipulated by restriction enzymes
and ligase for use in Southern blots.
0501253 Medical Microbiology

(3-3-0:4)
Prerequisite (s): Biology (0500150)
Co-requisite: None
This course focuses on the basic
microbiology concepts to MLT,
with emphasis on the general
characteristics of prokaryotic cell,
general properties of microorganisms,
bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa.
Methods of antiseptic and microbial
growth and antibiotic sensitivity.
Students in practical sessions will
experience preparation of bacterial
culture media, sterilization and
antiseptic techniques and an antibiotic
sensitivity test.
0501254 Histology


(2-3-0:3)
Prerequisite : Biology (0500150)
Co-requisite: None

This course focuses on the study of


microscopic structure of the human
body. The course will introduce the
structure of human cells, basic tissues
types and organization including
epithelial, connective, muscular and
nervous tissues. This is followed
by the study of the microscopic
structure of major organs and
systems of the human body. The
relationship between structure and
function is addressed. The practical
part of this course focuses on the
microscopic examination of tissues
within different organs of the human
body.
0501262 Immunology and Serology

(3-3-0:4)
Prerequisite: Human Anatomy and
Physiology (0500160)
Co-requisite: None
Introduction to the basic concepts
of immunology, types of immunity,
the immune response, the immune
system, structure and function
of
antigens
and
antibodies,
immunopathology
and
clinical
applications of the immunological
techniques in the modern diagnostic
serology
laboratory.
Serologic
laboratory sessions will focus on
principles
of
antigen-antibody
reaction, and the principles of
serological procedures. Clinical
serological analyses include examples
of basic techniques and correlation
with disease and immunity.
0501264 Histopathological Techniques

(2-3-0:3)
Prerequisite: Histology (0501254)
Co-requisite: None
Introducing the concepts and basics
of different techniques used in tissue
preparation and staining procedures
essential for microscopic detection,
recording and quantification of human
cells and tissues in the histology/
pathology work. The practical part

includes a thorough grounding in all


aspects of histological techniques
used in tissue preparation for
microscopic examination. These
include
fixation,
processing,
embedding, using microtome to cut
tissue slices and then staining and
examination of samples. Alternative
methods in tissue preparation such as
frozen sections are also introduced.
0501265 Diagnostic Microbiology

(3-3-0:4)
Prerequisite: Medical Microbiology
(0501253)
Co-requisite: None
This course focuses on the principle
of different methods of Lab diagnosis
of microorganisms as smear &
wet methods, culture, biochemical,
serological molecular diagnostic
methods. Practical sessions will
cover laboratory methods of isolation
and identification of pathogenic
microorganisms. Major emphasis is
on the collection and preparation of
specimens and using rich, selective
and differential media. Other
biochemical and serological methods
for lab diagnosis will also be used.
General investigations will be carried
out for urine, stool and body fluids.
0501372 Clinical Parasitology

(2-3-0:3)
Prerequisite: Biology (0500150)
Co-requisite: None
The course aims at familiarizing
students with the basic concepts
of Parasitology, types of animal
associations, adaptations to parasitic
mode of life and evolution of
parasitism. Parasites life cycles,
infection, transmission, pathology,
symptoms, diagnosis, treatment
and control of medically and
economically important parasites
are the main emphasis of this
course. The laboratory sessions are
designed to expose the students

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to the morphology of the different


developmental stages of medically
and economically important parasites
as well as introducing the skills of
proper laboratory procedures for
collecting, handling, diagnosing and
identifying parasitic organisms.
0501359 Clinical Chemistry (1)
(1(
(3-3-0:4)
Prerequisite: Biochemistry
(0501260)
Co-requisite: None
This course is designed to introduce
the student to the various analytical
techniques and methods used in the
measurement of various parameters in
the blood and other body fluids, and
to gain technical skills and knowledge
of interpretation of test results in
health and disease states. The course
mostly covers routine laboratory
investigations related to disorders
of plasma proteins and amino acids,
kidney function, liver function,
carbohydrate disorders, lipids and
lipoprotein abnormalities, pancreatic
function,
and
gastrointestinal
disorders.
0501370 Hematology (1) (1(


(3-3-0:4)
Prerequisite: Human Anatomy and
Physiology (0500160)
Co-requisite: None
Blood composition, hematopoiesis
and its requirement, erythrocytes
and their disorders, hemoglobin and
leukocytes structure and function
are closely examined. Students are
expected to gain sufficient skills
and knowledge in performing
procedures and laboratory techniques
(manual and automated) used in the
investigation and diagnosis of various
blood disorders.
0501371 Phlebotomy Lab


(0-3-0:1)
Prerequisite: None

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Co-requisite: Hematology (1)


(0501370)
The aim of this course is for students
to gain sufficient technical skills in
blood collection. Students will be
exposed to the different techniques
and different tools used in blood
collection, and to the various types
of containers used in the clinical
laboratory. Specimen handling,
safety measures, and blood collection
complication are closely introduced.
0501362 Hematology (2) and
Coagulation ) 2( ( 3-3-0:4)
Prerequisite: Hematology (1)
(0501370)
Co-requisite: None
Introduces the student to malignant
and non-malignant disorders of
leukocytes with emphasis on etiology,
classification, and lab investigation of
leukemias. Major emphasis will also
be on the mechanisms of hemostasis,
coagulation, and
fibrinolysis in
health and disease states. Routine
and special procedures in hematology
and coagulation will be described and
applied during the practical part of
the course.
0501363 Pathology


(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite: Histology (0501254)
Co-requisite: None
The goal of this course is to develop
an understanding of the causes and
mechanisms of human diseases and
associated alterations of structure and
function of tissues. This involves
first, the general pathology during
which cell injury, adaptation, cell
death, repair, inflammation, and
neoplasia are introduced. Then,
diseases and tumors of general
interest affecting different body
systems such as digestive, respiratory
and female genital system and breast
are studied.

0501364 Clinical Chemistry (2)


(2)
(3-3-0:4)
Prerequisite: Clinical Chemistry (1)
(0501359)
Co-requisite: None
This course, which is a continuation
of Clinical Chemistry (1), is
designed to introduce the student
to more advanced topics in clinical
chemistry, including blood gases
and acid-base balance, electrolytes,
clinical
endocrinology,
tumor
markers, porphyrins, therapeutic
drug monitoring (TDM) and other
subjects. Students are expected to
gain sufficient skills and knowledge
in performing and interpreting test
results related to subjects covered in
this course.
0501365 Blood Banking


(2-3-0:3)
Prerequisite: Immunology and
Serology (0501262)
Co-requisite: None
The ABO, Rh, and other blood
group systems and their clinical
significance in relation to blood
donors selection and in preparation
of blood components are closely
described. Technical procedures and
investigations conducted in blood
banks such as blood donor selection,
blood group typing, antibody
screening, cross matching and other
procedures will be described fully in
the practical session of the course.
0501366 Urinalysis and Body Fluids

(1-3-0:2)
Prerequisite: Clinical Chemistry (1)
(0501359)
Co-requisite: None
This course deals with the various
types of body fluids and their
composition in health and disease
states. Emphasis will be focused on
sample collection, processing and
preservation as well as on routine
and special tests performed on these

fluids for the diagnosis of many


diseases. Body fluids studied in this
course include urine, CSF, synovial,
serous, amniotic and others.
0501454 Practicum in Hematology
( 0-0-9:3)
Prerequisite: Hematology (1)
0501370
Co-requisite: None
Allocated time of clinical hours will be
spent by students in affiliated hospital
laboratories in order to acquire
technical and practical experience in
the various disciplines of Hematology
and Coagulation. Student activities
and training performance will be
evaluated by academic and training
supervisors.
0501451 Practicum in Microbiology

(0-0-9:3)
Prerequisite: Diagnostic
Microbiology (0501265)
Co-requisite: None
Allocated time of clinical hours will
be spent by students in affiliated
hospital laboratories in order to
acquire technical and practical
experience in the various disciplines
of Microbiology. Student activities
and training performance will be
evaluated by academic and training
supervisors.
0501452 Practicum in Serology

(0-0-6:2)
Prerequisite: Immunology and
Serology (0501262)
Co-requisite: None
Allocated time of clinical hours will be
spent by students in affiliated hospital
laboratories in order to acquire
technical and practical experience
in the field of diagnostic Serology.
Student activities and training
performance will be evaluated by
academic and training supervisors.

0501453 Lab Management and Quality


Assurance


(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite: Clinical Chemistry (2)
(0501364)
Co-requisite: None
This is an integrated course of
both laboratory management and
quality assurance in the clinical
lab. The course describes the
fundamental principles and practices
of management and supervision
of clinical laboratory including
management of organizations, human
resources, financial resources, and
laboratory operations. Concerning
quality assurance, the course covers
subjects related to quality concepts
and terminology, tools of quality
monitoring and assessment, data
interpretation, and appropriate actions
in response to QC results.
0501460 Practicum in Clinical
Chemistry


(0-0-9:3)
Prerequisite: Clinical Chemistry (2)
(0501364)
Co-requisite: None
Allocated time of clinical hours will
be spent by students in affiliated
hospital laboratories in order to
acquire technical and practical
experience in the various disciplines
of Clinical Chemistry. Student
activities and training performance
will be evaluated by academic and
training supervisors.
0501461 Practicum in Histopathology

(0-0-6:2)
Prerequisite: Histopathological
Techniques (0501264)
Co-requisite: None
Allocated time of clinical hours will be
spent by students in affiliated hospital
laboratories in order to acquire
technical and practical experience in
the field of Histopathology. Student
activities and training performance

will be evaluated by academic and


training supervisors.
0501462 Practicum in Blood Banking
( 0-0-9:3)
Prerequisite: Blood Banking
(0501365)
Co-requisite: None
Allocated time of clinical hours will
be spent by students in affiliated
hospital laboratories in order to
acquire technical and practical
experience in the various field of
Blood Banking. Student activities
and training performance will be
evaluated by academic and training
supervisors.
0501463 Medical Virology


(2-0-0:2)
Prerequisite: Medical Microbiology
(0501253)
Co-requisite: None
The course introduces the basic
principles of virology including
definitions, structure, nomenclature,
classifications, modes of viral
infection, viral diseases and viral
vaccines.
0501464 Medical Mycology

(2-0-0:2)
Prerequisite: Medical Microbiology
(0501253)
Co-requisite: None
Survey of infectious diseases caused
by fungi including their etiology,
epidemiology,
histopathology,
diagnosis, and treatment. Hostparasite
interactions
and
the
environmental and molecular factors
that contribute to establishment of
fungal disease in humans and animals
will also be discussed.
0501465 Student Project

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite: Introduction to
Research (0500450)
Co-requisite: None

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Introducing students to the instructions


and guidelines used when a research
project is conducted, and exposing
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writing and presenting a scientific


paper. Research projects in the field
of clinical laboratory will be carried
out independently by students under

the guidance and supervision of


faculty members.

Department of Medical
Diagnostic Imaging
B.Sc. in Medical Diagnostic
Imaging
Graduate Profile
1. Knowledge & understanding:
1.1 Evaluate routine procedures
to assess the performance of
radiographic & fluoroscopic
imaging modalities and initiate corrective action as necessary
1.2 Apply the knowledge of
basic life sciences (Anatomy,
Physiology, Pathology, and
Image interpretation)
1.3 Assess the performance of
the CT, BMD, & mammographic units and initiate corrective action as necessary
1.4 Appraise the digital image
receptors and initiate corrective action as necessary
1.5 Assess the performance of
accessory equipment and
initiate corrective action as
necessary
1.6 Evaluate the integrity of protective apparel and devices
and initiate corrective action
as necessary
1.7 Determine and select parameters for performing procedures on a radiographic unit
1.8 Examine the performance of
film processing equipment
and initiate corrective action
as necessary
1.9 Apply radiation safety practices to patients, technologists, staff, care givers and
general public
1.10 Analyze image for quality
and diagnostic purposes and
adjust parameters for additional images.

1.11 Examine the routine procedures


that
support
Continuous Quality improvement (Quality assurance and
Quality control)
2. Patient and Population Care:
2.1 Operate imaging modality for
digital /analog image acquisition consistent with the procedure and the patients condition
2.2 Provide a safe environment to
minimize the risk of adverse
events to patient and staff
2.3 Transport patient safely using
equipment based on patients
physical and cognitive status
and resources available
2.4 Implement immobilization
techniques based on age,
physical and cognitive status
of patient and type of procedure
2.5 Assess, monitor and respond
to the patients therapeutic
and supportive devices to
ensure patient safety and
comfort
2.6 Ensure the patients needs
are met prior to release from
the technologists care
2.7 Follow established protocols
when handling and disposing of contaminated and biohazardous materials
2.8 Adhere to protective environmental protocols for patients
with compromised immunity
& / or antibiotic resistant
organisms
2.9 Adhere to transmission based
precautions for airborne,
droplet and contact modes of
transmission
3. Communication:
3.1 Establish patient rapport

3.2 Use various forms of communication to provide/obtain


relevant, accurate and complete information
3.3 Exchange
information
regarding details of procedure with patients and their
support persons to enable
them to make informed decisions
3.4 Assess and respond to cultural, ethnic, linguistic, religious, and socio - economic
variables affecting communication
3.5 Utilize Picture Archiving
Communication
System
(PACS) for purposes of
image display, networking,
archival and retrieval
4. Management and Leadership:
4.1 Prioritize workflow to optimize patient outcomes
4.2 Monitor inventory of material and supplies
4.3 Manage change within the
evolving healthcare system
5. Health Education and Community
Services:
5.1 Educate individuals regarding radiation risks
5.2 Consult with medical radiation personnel as required
5.3 Exchange knowledge/skills
with other members of health
care teams to promote collaborative practice
5.4 Provide clinical instruction
guidance and evaluation for
students
6. Professionalism:
6.1 Practice patient care in a manner that protects the patients
legal rights
6.2 Practice in accordance with

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national association and provincial regulatory bodys legislation requirements


6.3 Provide a diagnostic/therapeutic impression to healthcare professionals to assist in
patient care management
6.4 Demonstrate respect and sensitivity in both patient and
professional interactions
6.5 Present a professional appearance and manner
7. Critical and Creative Thinking:
7.1 Apply critical thinking and
problem solving strategies to
ensure best practices
7.2 Participate in research for the
purpose of evidence based
decision-making
8. Life long learning:
8.1 Participate in professional
development
9. Clinical Skills:
9.1 Perform imaging procedure
of the Skeletal System
9.1.1 Upper limb (finger,
hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, humerus,
shoulder,
clavicle,
ACJ, scapula)
9.1.2 Lower limb ( toe, foot,
ankle, calcareous, leg,
knee, femur, hip, pelvis)
9.1.3 Vertebral column (CS,
DS, LS, Sacrum, coccyx, SIJ, Scoliosis
series)
9.1.4 Axial skeleton, sternum, ribs
9.1.5 Head, skull, sinuses,
facial bones, orbits,
nasal bone, TMJ
9.1.6 Bone age

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9.2 Perform imaging procedure


of the Digestive System
9.2.1 Non contrast procedure of the abdomen
9.2.2 Esophagus,
small
bowel, large bowel
9.2.3 ERCP
9.3 Perform imaging procedure
of the Respiratory System
9.3.1 Respiratory system
9.3.2 Soft tissue neck

9.9 Imaging procedure for


Vascular/Interventional
Studies
9.9.1 Participate
in Vascular/
Interventional Imaging
Procedures
Program Learning Goals
1. Graduate students with knowledge
base required to practice Medical
Diagnostic Imaging effectively
and safely.

9.3.3 Chest
9.4 Perform imaging procedure
of the Urinary System
9.4.1 Non contrast of the
KUB
9.4.2 IVU
9.4.3 Cryptography, ascend,
MCUG
9.5 Perform imaging procedure
of the Reproductive System
9.5.1 Male and female
reproductive system
9.5.2 Hysterosalpingography (HSG)
9.5.3 Participate in
Mammographic
Imaging Procedure
9.6 Imaging procedure for
Dental Studies
9.6.1 Participate in Dental
Imaging Procedures
9.7 Imaging procedure for Bone
Mineral Density
9.7.1 Perform Bone Mineral
Density Imaging
Procedures
9.8 Perform imaging procedure
in Computed Tomography
9.8.1 Computed
Tomographic Imaging
Procedures

2. Graduate students with effective


communication,
management
and leadership, problem solving /
critical thinking skills that provide
compassionate patient care.
3. Graduate students who value
the importance of professional
development to patient care and
medical imaging field through
life-long learning and meet the
needs of the medical imaging
community.
Program Outcomes:
1. Acquired a broad base of
health
sciences
knowledge,
understanding and skills, as well
as depth in Medical Diagnostic
Imaging related sciences.
2. Experienced appropriate modern
methods of teaching, learning and
assessment.
3. The ability to apply their
knowledge and understanding
in careers in Medical Diagnostic
Imaging.
4. Graduate students with competent
Medical Diagnostic Imaging skills
in a variety of settings.
5. Developed a range of skills
including knowledge of information technology, independent
learning,
critical
thinking,
problem solving, verbal and

written communication, time


management, presentation skills
and teamwork.
6. Participate efficiently in research
activity in the community.
7. Demonstrate leadership to provide
effective and efficient Medical
Diagnostic Imaging to patients
based on latest knowledge and
changing needs of the medical
imaging community.

9. Developed an appreciation and


understanding of the ethical
and social issues important to
the health sciences and Medical
Diagnostic Imaging.
Degree Title:
Bachelor of Science in Medical
Diagnostic Imaging (BSc.MDI)
Program Structure
The Medical Diagnostic Imaging
program is designed to satisfy the

mission of the MDI Department


in order to produce qualified and
competent health professionals. The
program of BSc.MDI consists of two
plans: four-year basic and bridging
plan with two-year bridging track A
and three-year bridging track B.
MDI Basic Plan
A student undertaking the basic plan
should complete a total of 137 credit
hours distributed as follows:

Compulsory (\C)

Elective (\E)

Total

University Requirements (UR)

12

12

24

College Requirements (CR)

24

24

Department Requirements (DR)

86

89

Total

122

15

137

Degree Requirements
1. University Requirements: (24 credit hours)

(a) University compulsory courses (12 credit hours).

(b) University elective courses (12 credit hours). Each student must successfully complete four courses of
university electives: (i) one course must be selected from each domains 5,6+7 (totaling three courses, act).

(ii) Fourth course from any of the domains 5,6+7.

2. College Requirements: (24 compulsory credit hours).


The college compulsory courses are listed in the College section of this Catalog.

3. Department Requirements (89 credit hours)


(a) Department compulsory courses (86 credit hours)

(b) Department elective courses (3 credit hours)

365

COLLEGE OF health sciences

Course No.
0505254
1430281
0502256
0502254
0502264

Course Title
Anatomy (1)
Physics for Medical
Diagnostic Imaging
Introduction to Medical
Diagnostic Imaging
Patient Care and
Management (1)
Patient Care and
Management (2)

Cr. Hrs.
4
4
3

Skeletal Radiography

0505265

Anatomy (2)

0502353
0502354
0502355
0502356
0502357
0502363
0502364
0502365

0502366

Skeletal Radiography
Clinical Practice
Radiobiology and
Radiation Protection
Medical Imaging
Equipment (1)
Medical Imaging and
Processing
Radiographic Technique
Radiographic Technique
Clinical Practice
Radiologic Anatomy
Medical Imaging
Equipment (2)
Diagnostic Imaging
Special Radiographic
Technique

Human Anatomy and


Physiology (0500160)

3
3
4

3
3

Imaging (0502256)

Introduction to Health sciences Physics for Medical


(0500161)

Imaging (1430281)
-

Technique Clinical
Practice

366

Introduction to Medical
Imaging (0502256)

Patient Care and Management

(1) (0502254)
-

Skeletal Radiography
Clinical Practice (0502267)

Anatomy (1) (0505254)


-

Skeletal Radiography
(0502266)

Introduction to Medical

Diagnostic Imaging (0502256)


Introduction to Medical

Diagnostic Imaging (0502256)


General Chemistry for Health

Sciences (1426155)
Skeletal Radiography

Radiographic Technique

(0502266)

Clinical Practice (0502357)


-

Anatomy (2) (0505265)

Radiographic Technique
(0502356)
Special Radiographic
Technique (0502366)

Medical Imaging Equipment

(1) (0502354)
Medical Imaging and

Processing (0502355)
Radiographic Technique
(0502356)

Special Radiographic
Technique Clinical Practice
(0502367)

Special Radiographic
0502367

Imaging (0502256)

(1430107)

3
2

Introduction to Medical
Introduction to Medical

5
2

Co-requisite

Physics for Health Sciences

0502266

0502267

Pre-requisite

Special Radiographic
Technique (0502366)

Course No.
0502454

Course Title
Radiologic Pathology
and Image Interpretation

Cr. Hrs.
2

Pre-requisite

Co-requisite

Radiologic Anatomy

(0502363)

0502455

Picture Archiving
Communication System

Diagnostic Imaging (0502365)

0502456

Computed Tomography
& Angiography

Medical Imaging Equipment


(2) (0502364)

0502457

Medical Imaging
Clinical Practice (1)

0502463

Nuclear Medicine

Medical Imaging Equipment


(2) (0502364)

0502464

Magnetic Resonance
Imaging

Medical Imaging Equipment


(2) (0502364)

0502465

Ultrasonography

Medical Imaging Equipment


(2) (0502364)

0502466

Research Project

Introduction to Research
(0500450)

0502467

Medical Imaging
Clinical Practice (2)

Medical Imaging Clinical


Practice (1) (0502457)

Total Department compulsory credit


hours

86

(b) Department elective courses (3 credit hours)


The following courses are offered by the Department or other departments as electives, although all may not be
available in a particular semester. More courses may be proposed in the future, based on demand.
Course No.
0502265
0502268

Course Title
Introduction to
Radiology
Seminar in Medical
Diagnostic Imaging

Cr. Hrs.

Pre-requisite

Co-requisite

0507101

Health Awareness and


Nutrition

0504250

Introduction to Health
Services Administration

367

COLLEGE OF health sciences

Study Plan for the B.Sc. Degree in Medical Diagnostic Imaging (Basic)
First Level (Freshman)
Fall Semester
Crs. No.
0201102
0202121
0500150
0500161
1426155

Course Title
Arabic Language

English for Medical


Sciences
Biology
Introduction to Health
Sciences
General Chemistry for
Health Sciences
Total

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

Crs. No.

UR/C

0104100

Islamic Culture

UR/C

0504101
1411100

UR/C

0500160

CR/C

CR/C

Health Informatics
IT*
Human Anatomy &
Physiology
General Physics for
Health Sciences

1430107

Course Title

University Requirements
E (1)

16

Type

Credit

UR/C

UR/C

CR/C

CR/C

UR/C

Total

17

Second Level (Sophomore)


Fall Semester
Crs. No.
0505254
0502256
0502254
0504252
1430281

Course Title
Anatomy (1)

Introduction to Medical
Diagnostic Imaging
Patient Care and
Management (1)
Biostatistics
Physics for Medical
Diagnostic Imaging
University Elective (2)
Total

368

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

Crs. No.

DR\C

0505265

Course Title

Type

Credit

Anatomy (2)

DR\C

DR\C

DR\C

0502264

Patient Care and


Management (2)

DR\C

0502266

Skeletal Radiography

DR\C

CR\C

0502267

DR\C

DR\C

Skeletal Radiography
Clinical Practice

UR\E

University Elective (3)

UR\E

19

Total

19

Third Level (Junior)


Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Crs. No.

Course Title

Type

Credit

Crs. No.

Course Title

Type

Credit

0502353

Radiobiology and
Radiation Protection

DR\C

0502363

Radiologic Anatomy

DR\C

DR\C

0502364

Medical Imaging Equipment


(2)

DR\C

DR\C

0502365

Diagnostic Imaging

DR\C

DR\C

DR\C

DR\C

DR\C

UR\E

Department Elective

DR\E

18

Total

0502354
0502355
0502356
0502357

Medical Imaging Equipment


(1)
Medical Imaging and
Processing
Radiographic
Technique
Radiographic Technique
Clinical Practice
University Elective (4)
Total

0502366
0502367

Special Radiographic
Technique
Special Radiographic
Technique Clinical
Practice

19

Fourth Level (Senior)


Fall Semester
Crs. No.
0500450
0502454
0502455
0502456
0502457

Course Title
Introduction to Research

Radiologic Pathology and


Image Interpretation
Picture Archiving &
Communication System
Computed Tomography
& Angiography
Medical Imaging Clinical
Practice (1)
Total

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

Crs. No.

CR\C

0502463

DR\C

DR\C

Type

Credit

Nuclear Medicine

DR\C

0502464

Magnetic Resonance
Imaging

DR\C

0502465

Ultrasonography

DR\C

DR\C

0502466

Research Project

DR\C

DR\C

0502467

Medical Imaging Clinical


Practice (2)

DR\C

15

Course Title

Total

14

369

COLLEGE OF health sciences

MDI Bridging Plan Track A


This track is designed to meet the
needs of radiographers (with 3-year
Diploma) who wish to build on their
previous education and experience.
It addresses the pressing need for
advanced education resulting from
the significant technical and clinical
advances that have occurred in
medical imaging in recent years. A

bachelor level education prepares


radiographer
for
professional
challenges. Completion of this plan
will expand the options available to
radiographers in their career.
Students in this track may study
full-time or part-time. Track A is
designed for students entering the
program with a 3-year diploma.
A total of 73 credit hours must be

completed at University of Sharjah


which takes approximately 2 years.
The study plan is developed for fulltime students. Students studying
part-time should plan their course
of study in consultation with their
academic advisor. Students will gain
further education in digital imaging,
Computed Tomography, Magnetic
Resonance Imaging, Ultrasound,
Nuclear Medicine and research.

Compulsory (\C)

Elective (\E)

Total

University Requirements (UR)

College Requirements (CR)

Department Requirements (DR)

55

58

Total

61

12

73

Degree Requirements
1. University Requirements: (9 elective credit hours)
Each student must successfully complete three courses of university electives chosen from a list cited in this
Catalog: (i) one course must be selected from each domains 5,6+7.
2. College Requirements: (6 compulsory credit hours)

The courses below must be taken:


Course No.

370

Course Title

Cr. Hrs.

Pre-requisite

Co-requisite

0504252

Biostatistics

0500450

Introduction to Research

Biostatistics (0504252)

3. Department Requirements: (58 credit hours)


(a) Department compulsory courses (55 credit hours)

The courses listed below must be taken:


Course No.

Course Title

Cr. Hrs.

Pre-requisite

Co-requisite

0502353

Radiobiology and Radiation Protection

0502357

Radiographic Technique Clinical Practice

0502363

Radiologic Anatomy

0502366

Special Radiographic Technique

0502365

Diagnostic Imaging

0502367

Special Radiographic Technique Clinical Practice

0502364

Medical Imaging Equipment (2)

0502264

Patient Care and Management (2)

0502455

Picture Archiving & Communication System

0502454

Radiologic Pathology and Image Interpretation

0502456

Computed Tomography & Angiography

0502457

Medical Imaging Clinical Practice (1)

0502466

Research Project

0502463

Nuclear Medicine

0502467

Medical Imaging Clinical Practice (2)

0502267

Skeletal Radiography Clinical Practice

0502464

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

0502465

Ultrasonography

55

Total Department compulsory credit hours


(b) Department elective courses (3 credit hours)

The following courses are offered by the Department or other departments as electives, although all may not be
available in a particular semester. More courses may be proposed in the future, based on demand.
Course No.

Course Title

Cr. Hrs.

Pre-requisite

Co-requisite

0502265

Introduction to Radiology

0502268

Seminar in Medical Diagnostic Imaging

0507101

Health Awareness and Nutrition

0504250

Introduction to Health Services Administration

371

COLLEGE OF health sciences

Study Plan for the B.Sc. Degree in Medical Diagnostic Imaging (Bridging Track A)
Year One (Junior)
Fall Semester
Crs. No.
0502353
0502357

0504252

Course Title
Radiobiology and Radiation
Protection
Radiographic
Technique Clinical
Practice
University Elective (1)
University Elective (2)

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

Crs. No.

DR\C

0502264

DR\C

UR\E
UR\E

3
3

Biostatistics

CR\C

Department Elective

DR\E

Total

17

Type

Credit

Patient Care and


Management (2)

DR\C

0502364

Medical Imaging Equipment


(2)

DR\C

0502363

Radiologic Anatomy

DR\C

0502365

Diagnostic Imaging

DR\C

DR\C

DR\C

0502366
0502367

Course Title

Special Radiographic
Technique
Special Radiographic
Technique Clinical
Practice
Total

19

Year Two (Senior)


Fall Semester
Crs. No.

Course Title

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

Crs. No.

Course Title

Type

Credit

DR\C

0500450

Introduction to Research

CR\C

0502267

0502454

Radiologic Pathology and


Image Interpretation

Skeletal Radiography
Clinical Practice

DR\C

0502463

Nuclear Medicine

DR\C

0502455

Picture Archiving
Communication System

DR\C

0502464

Magnetic Resonance
Imaging

DR\C

DR\C

0502465

Ultrasonography

DR\C

DR\C

0502466

Research Project

DR\C

UR\E

0502467

Medical Imaging
Clinical Practice (2)

DR\C

0502456
0502457

Computed Tomography
& Angiography
Medical Imaging Clinical
Practice (1)
University Elective (3)
Total

372

18

Total

19

MDI Bridging Plan Track B

radiographers for professional


challenges. Completion of this plan
will expand the options available to
radiographers in their career.

This track is designed to meet the


needs of radiographers (with less
than 3-year Diploma) who wish to
build on their previous education and
experience. It addresses the pressing
need for advanced education resulting
from the significant technical and
clinical advances that have occurred
in medical imaging in recent years.
A bachelor level education prepares

Students in this track may study


full-time or part-time. Track B is
designed for students entering the
program with a 2-year diploma.
A total of 99 credit hours must be
completed at University of Sharjah
which takes approximately 3 years.

The study plan is developed for fulltime students. Students studying


part-time should plan their course
of study in consultation with their
academic advisor. Students will gain
further education in Basic health
sciences, Radiographic Techniques,
Diagnostic Imaging and care of the
patient digital imaging, Computed
Tomography, Magnetic Resonance
Imaging,
Ultrasound,
Nuclear
Medicine and research.

Compulsory (\C)

Elective (\E)

Total

University Requirements (UR)

12

15

College Requirements (CR)

10

10

Department Requirements (DR)

71

74

Total

84

15

99

Degree Requirements
1. University Requirements: (15 credit hours)

(a) University compulsory courses (3 credit hours)

The course below must be taken:


Course No.
0202121

Course Title

Cr. Hrs.

Pre-requisite

English for Medical Sciences

(b) University elective courses (12 credit hours)


Each student must successfully complete four courses of university electives chosen from a list cited in this Catalog:
(i) one course from each domains 5,6+7.
(ii) one course can be selected from any of the domains: 5,6+7 (3 credit).
2. College Requirements: (10 compulsory credit hours)
The courses below must be taken:
Course No.

Course Title

Cr. Hrs.

Pre-requisite

0504252

Biostatistics

0500104

Human Anatomy and Physiology

0500450

Introduction to Research

Biostatistics (0504252)

373

COLLEGE OF health sciences

3. Department Requirements: (74 credit hours)


(a) Department compulsory courses (71 credit hours)

The courses listed below must be taken:


Course No.

Course Title

0502254 Patient Care and Management (1)


0502354 Medical Imaging Equipment (1)
0502264 Patient Care and Management (2)
0502267 Skeletal Radiography Clinical Practice
0502364 Medical Imaging Equipment (2)
0505254 Anatomy (1)
0502353 Radiobiology and Radiation Protection
0502355 Medical Imaging and Processing
0502357 Radiographic Technique Clinical Practice
0505265 Anatomy (2)
0502363 Radiologic Anatomy
0502366 Special Radiographic Technique
0502365 Diagnostic Imaging
0502367 Special Radiographic Technique Clinical Practice
0502454 Radiologic Pathology and Image Interpretation
0502455 Picture Archiving & Communication System
0502456 Computed Tomography & Angiography
0502457 Medical Imaging Clinical Practice (1)
0502463 Nuclear Medicine
0502464 Magnetic Resonance Imaging
0502465 Ultrasonography
0502466 Research Project
0502467 Medical Imaging Clinical Practice (2)
Total Department compulsory credit hours

Cr. Hrs.

Pre-requisite

Co-requisite

2
3
3
5
3
4
2
3
3
4
2
3
3
5
2
3
2
5
2
2
2
2
6
71

(b) Department elective courses (3 credit hours)

The following courses are offered by the Department or other departments as electives, although all may not be
available in a particular semester. More courses may be proposed in the future, based on demand.
Course No.
0502265
0502268
0507101
0504250

374

Course Title
Introduction to Radiology
Seminar in Medical Diagnostic Imaging
Health Awareness and Nutrition
Introduction to Health Services Administration

Cr. Hrs.
2
1
3
3

Pre-requisite
-

Co-requisite
-

Study Plan for the B.Sc. Degree in Medical Diagnostic Imaging (Bridging Track B)
Year One (Sophomore)
Fall Semester
Crs. No.
0202121
0502254
0502354
0504252

Course Title

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

Crs. No.

UR\C

0500160

DR\C

0502264

DR\C

0502267

Biostatistics

CR\C

0502364

University Elective (1)

UR\E

English for Medical


Sciences
Patient Care and
Management (1)
Medical Imaging
Equipment (1)

Total

Course Title

Type

Credit

CR\C

DR\C

Skeletal Radiography
Clinical Practice

DR\C

Medical Imaging
Equipment (2)

DR\C

Human Anatomy and


Physiology
Patient Care and
Management (2)

Total

14

15

Year Two (Senior)


Fall Semester
Crs. No.

Course Title

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

Crs. No.

Course Title

Type

Credit

0505254

Anatomy (1)

DR\C

0505265

Anatomy (2)

DR\C

0502353

Radiobiology and Radiation


Protection

DR\C

0502363

Radiologic Anatomy

DR\C

DR\C

0502365

Diagnostic Imaging

DR\C

DR\C

0502366

Special Radiographic
Technique

DR\C

Department Elective

DR\E

0502367

DR\C

University Elective (2)

UR\E

Special Radiographic
Technique Clinical
Practice

18

Total

0502355
0502357

Medical Imaging and


Processing
Radiographic
Technique Clinical
Practice

Total

17

375

COLLEGE OF health sciences

Year Three (Senior)


Fall Semester
Crs. No.

Course Title

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

Crs. No.

Course Title

Type

Credit

0500450

Introduction to
Research

CR\C

0502463

Nuclear Medicine

DR\C

0502454

Radiologic Pathology and


Image Interpretation

DR\C

0502464

Magnetic Resonance
Imaging

DR\C

DR\C

0502465

Ultrasonography

DR\C

DR\C

0502466

Research Project

DR\C

0502467

Medical Imaging Clinical


Practice (2)

DR\C

University Elective (4)

UR\E

0502455
0502456
0502457

Picture Archiving
Communication System
Computed Tomography
& Angiography
Medical Imaging Clinical
Practice (1)

DR\C

University Elective (3)

UR\E

Total

376

18

Total

17

Course Description
0502256 Introduction to Medical
Diagnostic Imaging
( 2-3-0:3)
Prerequisite: Introduction to Health
Sciences (0500161)
Co- requisite: Physics for Medical
Imaging (1430281)
This course provides the foundation
for all following Medical Diagnostic
Imaging courses. It covers the field
of Medical Diagnostic Imaging
Technology, and it will provide
the student with an understanding
of the role of diagnostic imaging
in health care. Content is also
designed to provide an overview of
the practitioners role in the health
care delivery system. Principles,
practices and policies of the health
care organization(s) are examined
and discussed in addition to the
professional responsibilities of the
Medical Imaging Specialist (MIS).
0502254 Patient Care and Management
(1)
(1( ( 2-0-0:2)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: Introduction to
Medical Diagnostic Imaging
(0502256)
This course introduces the student
to basic concepts of patient
care including cardiorespiratory
resuscitation, elements of first aid
and the care necessary for ensuring
the safety of the patient in the medical
imaging department.
0502264 Patient Care and Management
(2)
(2( ( 2-3-0:3)
Prerequisite: Patient Care and
Management (1) (0502254)
Co- requisite: None
This course deals with the care of
the patient in the Medical Imaging
Department, including intravenous
techniques, contrast agents and
nursing procedures common to the
radiology department. Departmental

organization and issues of practice


in an imaging department will be
examined, together with medico-legal
issues and local rules of regulation
governing practice.
1430281 Physics for Medical
Diagnostic Imaging

(2-3-0:3)
Prerequisite: General Physics for
Health Scienes (1430107)
Co-requisite: None
This course provide information
on energy and matter (the relation
between them) temperature and heat,
charge and electric field, electrical
potential, capacitors and dielectrics,
current and resistance, electromotive
force and circuits, magnetism and
electromagnetism, electromagnetic
induction, thermoionic emission,
X-ray
tube,
electromagnetic
radiation, electromagnectic spectrum,
X-ray and gamma ray interaction
with matter, radiation safety and
dosimetry. Also this course provides
practical exercises, and laboratory
experiments which will demonstrate
the topics mentioned above.
0502266 Skeletal Radiography

(2-6-0:4)
Prerequisite: None
Co- requisite: Skeletal Radiography
Clinical Practice (0502267)
This course begins the theoretical
and
practical
experience
in
the fundamentals of practical
radiography. It develops the skills
necessary for the examination of
patients and for producing actual
radiographs. This course provides
practical experience of the theory of
Skeletal Radiography. It teaches the
skills necessary for the examination
of patients, and for producing actual
radiographs.
0502267 Skeletal Radiography Clinical
Practice


(0-0-15:5)
Prerequisite: None
Co- requisite: Skeletal Radiography

(0502266)
The student will be introduced to
practical radiography, initially under
close supervision, progressing to
more independent operation under the
supervision of clinical instructors, to
provide the opportunity to discover
how to image various anatomical
areas utilizing several different types
of radiographic equipment. The
student will be introduced to practical
radiography, initially under close
supervision, in order to be prepared
to function clinically as Medical
Imaging Specialist (MIS) and to give
the student the opportunity to practice
patient care techniques, principles of
film processing in the darkroom and
to provide the patient the optimum of
protection.
0502353 Radiobiology and Radiation
Protection
( 2-0-0:2)
Prerequisite: Introduction to
Medical Diagnostic Imaging
(0502256)
Co-requisite: None
This course provides information
on radiation protection, including
hazards and biological effects of
ionizing radiation. The information
on radiation protection will enable
the student to ensure safe practice
of radiological technology, for both
patient and operator.
0502354 Medical Imaging Equipment (1)
(1(
(2-3-0:3)
Prerequisite: Introduction to
Medical Diagnostic Imaging
(0502256)
Co- requisite: None
This course provides a review of
some of the basic concepts of the
construction and operation of
modern medical imaging apparatus.
A simple x-ray machine will be
examined in some details to provide
an understanding of the basic
components of the system. As well
as construction and design of modern
377

COLLEGE OF health sciences

x-ray tubes, special radiographic


procedures, mobile radiographic
equipment and fluoroscopy. Also this
course provides practical exercises,
and laboratory experiments which
will demonstrate the features of
x-ray radiographic systems, and will
introduce the student to the concept
of quality control to ensure that the
equipment is functioning safely and
correctly.
0502355 Medical Imaging and
processing


(2-3-0:3)
Prerequisite: General Chemistry for
Health Sciences (1426155)
Co- requisite: None
This course introduces the student to
the photographic processes involved
in the production of radiographs.
Quality control issues will also be
examined. Also this course involves
practical work using the film processor
and accessory equipment and applies
the principles of film storage, safety
and mixing in darkrooms.
0502356 Radiographic Technique

(2-6-0:4)
Prerequisite: Skeletal Radiography
(0502266)
Co-requisite: Radiographic
Technique Clinical Practice
(0502357)
This course completes the theoretical
examination of the fundamentals of
practical radiography. It continues
development of the foundations of the
skills necessary for the examination
of patients, and for producing actual
radiographs. This course provides
practical experience of the theory
of the axial skeleton and skull
imaging technique. It teaches the
skills necessary for the examination
of patients, and for producing actual
radiographs.
0502357 Radiographic Technique
Clinical Practice

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(0-0-9:3)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: Radiographic
Technique (0502356)
The student will be at this stage
progressing to more independent
operation under the supervision of
clinical instructors, oriented into
different areas in radiology
0502363 Radiologic Anatomy

(0-6-0:2)
Prerequisite: Anatomy (2)
(0505265)
Co-requisite: Special Radiographic
Technique (0502366)
This course relates images on
radiographs, and from other imaging
modalities, to basic anatomical
knowledge. It develops a fundamental
understanding of medical imaging
information, relative to radiographic
positioning. The course also provides
an awareness of common anomalies,
which may be encountered in general
radiographic practice.
0502364 Medical Imaging Equipment (2)
(2(
(2-3-0:3)
Prerequisite: Medical Imaging
Equipment (0502354)
Co-requisite: None
Mammography, Digital Fluoroscopy,
Cardiovascular and Interventional
radiology,
Computerized
Axial
Tomography, Nuclear Medicine,
Ultrasound and Medical Resonance
Imaging, A detailed description of the
physical principles of equipment for
the above modalities will be studied.
Practical exercises and laboratory
experiments
will
demonstrate
concept of quality assurance program
which includes quality control of the
medical imaging equipment.
0502365 Diagnostic Imaging

(2-3-0:3)
Prerequisite: Medical Imaging and
Processing (0502355)
Co-requisite: None

Content is designed to impart an


understanding of the components,
principles and operation of digital
imaging systems found in diagnostic
radiology. Computed Radiography,
Digital Radiography and Digital
Dynamic Imaging, will be introduced
Guidelines for selecting exposure
factors and evaluating images within
a digital system assist students to
bridge between film-based and
digital imaging systems. Principles
of Quality management including
Quality Assurance and Quality
Control will be studied and carried
out in the lab.
0502366 Special Radiographic
Technique

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite: Radiographic
Technique (0502356)
Co-requisite: Special Radiographic
Technique Clinical Practice
(0502367)
This course covers special procedures
in the medical imaging department,
including special procedures for
urinary system and gastrointestinal
studies, dental radiography, Operation
Theater and mammography which
can be applied during the clinical
practice in the clinical sites.
0502367 Special Radiographic
Technique Clinical Practice

( 0-0-15:5)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: Special Radiographic
Technique (0502366)
Progressing to more independent
operation under the supervision of
clinical instructors, the student will
be oriented to different areas in the
radiology department including
special imaging procedures.
0502454 Radiologic Pathology and
Image Interpretation

(0-6-0:2)
Prerequisite: Radiologic Anatomy

(0502363)
Co-requisite: None
This course is a survey of medical
and surgical diseases with emphasis
placed on radiographic manifestations
of diseases processes, alteration of
radiographic techniques to compensate
for the presence of disease.
0502455 Picture Archiving &
Communication System

(2-3-0:3)
Prerequisite: Diagnostic Imaging
(0502365)
Co-requisite: None
This course provides an introduction to
Picture Archiving and Communication
System (PACS) and its role in all of
the medical imaging modalities. Also
covers the fundamental of computing,
networking,
DICOM,
image
acquisition, workflow, RIS, HIS,
Image Compression, Digital Image
visualization and Voice recognition.
In the practical sessions students
will practice on PACS to fully grasp
the theoretical part. Small project of
developing PACS and Tele-radiology
will be carried out.
0502456 Computed Tomography and
Angiography
( 2-0-0:2)
Prerequisite: Medical Imaging
Equipment (2) (0502364)
Co-requisite: None
This course covers the imaging
techniques which are being used in
the cardiac catheterization lab and
other angiographic imaging procedure
as well as the Computed Tomography
body techniques which are being used
in CT scan imaging.
0502457 Medical Imaging Clinical
Practice (1)
(1( ( 0-0-15:5)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Progressing to more independent
operation under the supervision of
clinical instructors, the student will
be oriented to different areas in the

radiology department including


special imaging procedures.
0502463 Nuclear Medicine

(2-0-0:2)
Prerequisite: Medical Imaging
Equipment (2) (0502364)
Co-requisite: None
This course provides information
about radionuclide imaging. It includes
all aspects of nuclear medicine such
as Instrumentation, Radiochemistry
and Radiopharmacology, and the
Clinical applications for Central
Nervous System, Endocrine System,
Respiratory System, Cardiovascular
System, this course will provide the
student the essential requirements to
begin working in a Nuclear Medicine
department. It offers the basis for
further advancement in the field.
0502464 Magnetic Resonance Imaging

(2-0-0:2)
Prerequisite: Medical Imaging
Equipment (2) (0502364)
Co-requisite: None
This course provides the student with
a complete theoretical knowledge of
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI),
where the student will be familiar with
MRI image production, analysis and
manipulation as well as performing
basic routine MRI procedures which
will be studied in the clinical site. It
will also prepare the student, so that
with further study will be ready to
acquire international recognition as
registered MRI specialists.
0502465 Ultrasonography

(2-0-0:2)
Prerequisite: Medical Imaging
Equipment (2) (0502364)
Co-requisite: None
This course provides the students
with basic concepts and terminology,
as well as scanning protocols and
techniques for the ultrasound
examination of different body parts,
This course will to enable them
to play a useful role in the health
system, and to prepare them, so that

with further study they will be ready


to acquire international recognition
as registered ultrasound specialists.
0502466 Research Project


(0-0-6:2)
Prerequisite: Introduction to
Research (0500450)
Co-requisite: None
This course encourages the MDI
students to search for questions related
to their field, it will provide them
with experience on writing, presenting
and publishing a research paper and
it would facilitates development of
radiological research both at the
University and within the community.
A research project will be undertaken.
0502467 Medical Imaging Clinical
Practice (2)
(2(
(0-0-18:6)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Students are expected to progress to
more independent operation of clinical
instructors and to function clinically
as a Medical Imaging Specialist. In
this course the student will spend
most of the clinical practice in the
advance imaging modalities.
0502265 Introduction to Radiology

(2-0-0:2)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
0502268 Seminar in Medical Diagnostic
Imaging
( 1-0-0:1)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
This course simulate real seminar
environment. It consists of variety
of
presentations
on
Medical
Diagnostic Imaging topics. This
course will enable students to acquire
communications and critiques skills
as well as it will allow them to build
self confident to formulate and ask
scientific questions.
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COLLEGE OF health sciences

DEPARTMENT OF NURSING
B.Sc. Nursing
Graduate Profile
1. Knowledge & Understanding:
1.1 Recognizes the importance
of health, behavioral, social,
and basic sciences in the
nursing profession.
1.2 Uses the knowledge of the
theories of communication,
counseling,
interpersonal
relationship, and team work
in clinical practice.
1.3 Discusses the role of information technology and its
applications in nursing and
health care.
1.4 Distinguishes between health
care delivery systems within
UAE and globally.
1.5 Relates the basic concepts in
nursing to the paradigm of
the nursing profession.
1.6 Describes various diseases,
pathophysiological changes,
and various treatment modalities.
1.7 Recognizes the importance
of the recent developments
in nursing and related disciplines.
1.8 Demonstrates ability to utilize research findings in various clinical settings.
1.9 Discusses the importance
of and application of nursing theories and other related
theories.
1.10 Recognizes the importance
of evidence-based practice as
applied to the nursing profession.
1.11 Recognizes and responds to
ethical dilemmas and issues
as they relate to the nursing
profession.
1.12 Demonstrates an awareness
of legislations, laws, and reg-

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ulations of nursing practice.


2. Patient and Population Care:
2.1 Assesses the health needs of
individuals, groups, families, and communities using
an integrated assessment
approach.
2.2 Manages physical, mental,
psychosocial and/or spiritual
health through working with
clients to develop care plans,
implement and evaluate the
interventions.
3. Communication:
3.1 Demonstrates accurate documentation of patients conditions.
3.2 Uses appropriate channels of
referral.
3.3 Works effectively with other
members of the health care
team.
3.4 Takes appropriate health history from the patient.
3.5 Communicates with patients
and families effectively.
4. Management and Leadership:
4.1 Demonstrates effective managerial and leadership skills
in the provision of quality
nursing care.
4.2 Introduces changes that contribute to the improvement of
health care services.
4.3 Applies management theories in various health care
settings, such as crises, time
and risk management theories.
4.4 Demonstrates ability to
mange human and financial
resources.
4.5 Contributes to the development of policy and procedure
related to nursing practice.
4.6 Demonstrates effective leadership skills, such as motivat-

ing employees and self, team


building, decision-making,
and problem solving.
4.7 Supervises subordinates and
delegate responsibilities as
appropriate.
4.8 Uses critical thinking in the
provision of care.
5. Health Education and Community
Services:
5.1 Conducts family and community health assessment as
well as educational needs
assessment.
5.2 Recognizes factors affecting the health of individuals,
families and communities.
5.3 Takes appropriate action for
the promotion of clients
health.
5.4 Coordinates and implements
health education effectively.
5.5 Utilizes information from
various resources for planning health promotion and
health education activities.
5.6 Demonstrates the ability to
use teaching aids.
5.7 Develops an awareness of the
emerging community health
problems.
5.8 Develops an awareness of
multidisciplinary collaboration between various health
care disciplines.
6. Professionalism
6.1 Maintains confidentiality and
respects the clients right to
privacy.
6.2 Applies ethical principles
in the provision of nursing
care.
6.3 Responds to instances of
unsafe practice to safeguard
the clients health
6.4 Applies the principles of safe
practice.

7. Critical and creative thinking:


7.1 Develops ability to think
analytically, critically and
reflectively.
7.2 Develops ability to integrate
professional knowledge into
nursing practice.
8. Life make it one word long
learning:
8.1 Maintains healthy lifestyle
and health promotion practices.
8.2 Demonstrates ability to speak
in public/presentation skills.
8.3 Becomes aware of professional organizations and
advanced learning opportunities.
8.4 Develops skills in electronic
communication and data processing.
Program Goals
1. To graduate highly qualified
professionals prepared to work in
primary, secondary, and tertiary
health care facilities in the United
Arab Emirates and the region.
2. To educate nursing professionals
who contribute to humane and
cost-effective health care, who
initiate change and adapt to it and
who will collaborate within inter-

disciplinary teams.
3. To challenge and equip students
to be critical thinkers and selflearners experienced in evidencebased assessment of problems,
both at University and throughout
life.
4. To educate students to utilize
research, within a stimulating and
supportive environment.
5. To provide a high quality,
intellectually
challenging
education in nursing that prepares
our graduates to make a positive
contribution to society.
6. To provide sufficient breadth and
depth of knowledge to satisfy the
accreditation requirements.
7. To make a significant contribution
to knowledge and understanding
in nursing science, at national and
international levels.
8. To act as a focus and source of
expertise in nursing for the United
Arab Emirates and the region.
9. To introduce advanced procedures
and approaches in the support of
patients and disease prevention in
the United Arab Emirates.
Program Learning Outcomes:
On completion of any of our undergraduate programs our graduates
will:

1. Demonstrate a broad base of


nursing knowledge as well as
knowledge and understanding of
health and behavioral sciences.
2. Demonstrate a comprehensive
approach to nursing practice in a
variety of health care settings.
3. Identify internal and external
influences on health.
4. Accept responsibility for lifelong
learning and professional growth.
5. Demonstrate a range of personal
and professional skills including
independent learning, critical
thinking, verbal and written
communication, time management, presentation skills, group
and teamwork, and knowledge of
information technology.
6. Demonstrate
an
awareness
of the health care system and
appreciation of the influence of
recent developments in nursing
and health.
7. Demonstrate knowledge of the
roles of other health care providers
and work collaboratively with
them in providing patient care.
8. Utilize an understanding of
the ethical decisions and social
issues important to the practice of
nursing sciences on practice.

Degree Title:
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Nursing
Program Structure
Students undertaking Basic Nursing Program Should Complete a
Total of 137 Credit Hours Distributed as follows:
Compulsory (C)

Elective (E)

Total

University Requirements (UR)

12

12

24

College Requirements (CR)

24

24

Department Requirements (DR)

89

89

Total

125

12

137

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Degree Requirements
1. University Requirements: (24 credit hours)

(a) University compulsory courses (12 credit hours)

(b) University elective courses (12 credit hours). Each student must successfully complete four courses of
university electives chosen from a list cited in this Catalog: (i) one course must be selected from each domain
5,6+7 (totaling three courses).

(ii) Fourth course from any of the domains 5,6+7.

2. College Requirements: (24 compulsory credit hours). The college Compulsory courses are listed in the College
section of the Catalog.
3. Department Requirements: (89 credit hours).

Department compulsory courses (89 credit hours)


Course No.

Course Title

Cr. Hrs.

0503250

Introduction to Nursing
Profession

0503251

Physical Assessment

0501257

General Microbiology

0503253

Pathophysiology

0503252

Advanced
Communication

0503260

Fundamentals of
Nursing

0503263

Health Education &


Health Promotion

0501260

Biochemistry

Chemistry for Health Sciences


(1426155)

0503262

Clinical Pharmacology

Pathophysiology (0503253)

0503261

Psychosocial Aspects in
Health Professions

0503350

Adult Health Nursing


(1)

Fundamentals of Nursing (0503260),


& Clinical Pharmacology (0503262)

0503351

Adult Health Nursing


(1)/Practicum

Fundamentals of Nursing (0503260)

0503352

Maternity & Newborn


Health Nursing

Fundamentals of Nursing (0503260)


& Clinical Pharmacology (0503262)

0503353

Maternity & Newborn


Health Nursing/
Practicum

Fundamentals of Nursing (0503260)

0503364

Adult Health Nursing


(2)

Adult Health Nursing (1) (0503350)


& Adult Health Nursing (1)/Practicum
(0503351)

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Pre-requisite
Introduction to Health Sciences
(0500161)
Human Anatomy & Physiology
(0500160)
Biology (0500150)
Human Anatomy & Physiology
(0500160) & English for Medical
Students (0202121)
Introduction to Nursing Profession
(0503250), Physical Assessment
(0503251)
-

Co-requisites
Pathophysiology
(0503253)
-

Adult Health Nursing


(1) Practicum
(0503351)
Adult Health Nursing
(1) (0503350)
Maternity & Newborn
Health Nursing/
Practicum (0503353)
Maternity & Newborn
Health Nursing
(0503352)
Adult Health Nursing
(2)/Practicum
(0503361)

Adult Health Nursing (1) (0503350)


& Adult Health Nursing (1)/Practicum
(0503351)
Adult Health Nursing (1) (0503350)
& Adult Health Nursing (1)/Practicum
(0503351)
Adult Health Nursing (1) (0503350)
& Adult Health Nursing (1)/Practicum
(0503351)

0503361

Adult Health Nursing


(2)/Practicum

0503362

Pediatric Health Nursing

0503363

Pediatric Health
Nursing/Practicum

0504362

Epidemiology and
Population Health

0503454

Critical Care Nursing

0503451

Critical Care Nursing/


Practicum

0503452

Family and Community


Health Nursing

Health Education & Health Promotion


(0503263) & Pediatric Health Nursing
(0503362)

0503453

Family and Community


Health Nursing/
Practicum

Pediatric Health Nursing/Practicum


(0503363)

0503460

Mental Health Nursing

Psychosocial Aspects in Health


Professions (0503261) & Advanced
Communication (0503252)

0503461

Mental Health Nursing/


Practicum

Advanced Communication (0503252)

Adult Health Nursing (1) (0503350),


Adult Health Nursing (2) (0503364),
Maternity & Newborn Health Nursing
(0503352), Pediatric Health Nursing
(0503362), Family and Community
Health (0503453) and Critical Care
Nursing (0503454)

Mental Health
Nursing (0503460)
& Mental Health
Nursing/Practicum
(0503461)

0503462
0504260

0503463

Ethical and Legal Issues


in Health Professions
Leadership &
Management in Health
Professions

Consolidation of
Nursing Practice

Total Department compulsory credit


hours

Biostatistics (0504252)
Adult Health Nursing (2) (0503364)
Adult Health Nursing (2)/Practicum
(0503361)
Adult Health Nursing (2) (0503364)
& Adult Health Nursing (2)/Practicum
(0503361)

Adult Health Nursing


(2) (0503364)
Pediatric Health
Nursing/Practicum
(0503363)
Pediatric Health
Nursing (0503362)
Critical Care Nursing/
Practicum (0503451)
Critical Care Nursing
(0503454)
Family and
Community Health
Nursing/Practicum
(0503453)
Family and
Community Health
Nursing (0503452)
Mental Health
Nursing/Practicum
(0503461)
& Advanced
Communication
(0503252)
Mental Health
Nursing (0503460)

89

383

COLLEGE OF health sciences

Study Plan for the B.Sc. Degree in Nursing


First Level (Freshman)
Fall Semester
Crs. No.

Course Title

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

Crs. No.

UR/C

0104100

Islamic Culture

Health Informatics
IT*
Human Anatomy &
Physiology
General Physics for
Health Sciences

0201102

Arabic Language

0202121

English for Medical


Sciences

UR/C

0504101
1411100

0500150

Biology

UR/C

0500160

CR/C

CR/C

0500161
1426155

Introduction to Health
Sciences
General Chemistry for
Health Sciences
Total

1430107

Course Title

University Requirements
E (1)

16

Second Level (Sophomore)


Fall Semester
Course Title

Credit

UR/C

UR/C

CR/C

CR/C

UR/C

Total

*Only for HSA Students

Crs. No.

Type

17

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

Crs. No.

Course Title

Type

Credit

0501257

General Microbiology

DR/C

0501260

Biochemistry

DR/C

0503250

Introduction to Nursing
Profession

DR/C

0503260

Fundamentals of Nursing

DR/C

0503251

Physical Assessment

DR/C

0503261

DR/C

0503252

Advanced
Communication

Psychosocial Aspects in
Health Professions

DR/C

0503262

Clinical Pharmacology

DR/C

0503253

Pathophysiology

DR/C

University Elective (2)

UR/E

0503263

Health Education &


Health Promotion

DR/C

Total

384

19

Total

17

Third Level (Junior)


Fall Semester
Crs. No.

Course Title

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

Crs. No.

0504252

Biostatistics

CR/C

0503361

0503350

Adult Health Nursing (1)

DR/C

0504362

DR/C

0503362

DR/C

0503363

DR/C

UR/E

0503351
0503352
0503353

Adult Health Nursing/


Practicum (1)
Maternity & Newborn
Health Nursing
Maternity & Newborn
Health Nursing/
Practicum
University Elective (3)
Total

0503364

Course Title

Type

Credit

DR/C

DR/C

DR/C

DR/C

Adult Health Nursing (2)

DR/C

University Elective (4)

UR/E

Adult Health Nursing /


Practicum (2)

Epidemiology and
Population Health
Pediatric Health
Nursing
Pediatric Health
Nursing / Practicum

Total

18

19

Fourth Level (Senior)


Fall Semester
Crs. No.
0500450
0503451
0503452
0503453
0503454

Course Title
Introduction to
Research
Critical Care Nursing /
Practicum
Family and Community
Health Nursing
Family and Community
Health Nursing /
Practicum
Critical Care Nursing
Total

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

CR/C

DR/C

DR/C

DR/C

0503462

DR/C

0503463

16

Crs. No.

Course Title

Type

Credit

0504260

Leadership and
Management in Health
Professions

DR/C

0503460

Mental Health Nursing

DR/C

0503461

Mental Health Nursing


/ Practicum

DR/C

DR/C

DR/C

Ethical and Legal Issues


in Health Professions
Consolidation of Nursing
Practice
Total

15

385

COLLEGE OF health sciences

B.Sc. Nursing, College of


Health Sciences
Basic Program
Course Description
0503250 Introduction to Nursing
Profession

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: Introduction to Health
Sciences (0500161) & English for
Medical Students (0202121)
Co-requisite: None
This course is designed to orient
students to the nursing profession,
the national and international
development of the profession. The
basic concepts related to health,
illness, primary health care, health
promotion, disease prevention,
partnership, and communication
are introduced. The health care
delivery system and the nurses
role are explored. Students are also
introduced to the ethical aspects of
the nursing profession as well as
nursing theories.
0503251 Physical Assessment


(3-3-0:4)
Prerequisite: Human Anatomy and
Physiology (0500160)
Co-requisite: Pathophysiology
(0503253)
This course is designed to help
students learn and apply principles
and skills used in the comprehensive
health assessment of individual
adults. History taking and physical
examination techniques are presented
through lectures, seminars, selfinstruction modules, and audiovisuals
and supervised laboratory practice.
0503260 Fundamentals of Nursing


(3-6-0:5)
Prerequisite: Introduction to
Nursing Profession (0503250) &
Physical Assessment (0503251)
Co-requisite: None
The course is designed to teach
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students basic clinical skills to


prepare them for the clinical setting.
The course includes basic nursing
skills such as vital signs, personal
hygiene, nutrition, elimination,
body mechanics, and patient safety.
Students are required to demonstrate
the skills in the clinical skills
laboratory.
0503350 Adult Health Nursing (1)
(1)
(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: Fundamentals of
Nursing (0503260) & Clinical
Pharmacology (0503262)
Co-requisite: Adult Health Nursing
(1) / Practicum (0503351)
This course examines the actual and/
or potential physiological alterations
and psychosocial impact on adult/
elderly patients. Concepts of illness,
illness prevention, health promotion,
and rehabilitation are presented in
the context of a healing and caring
nursing
practice.
Assessment
strategies, diagnostic procedures,
and pharmacological principles are
integrated into the nursing process
using
problem-based
learning
approach.
0503351 Adult Health Nursing (1) /
Practicum
(1)
(0-3-9:4)
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of
Nursing (0503260)
Co-requisite: Adult Health Nursing
(1) (0503350)
This course complements Adult
Health Nursing (1) (0503350) to
integrate the holistic care modalities
in planning and implementing
nursing interventions to meet the
health needs of adult/elderly patients.
Essential competencies including
clinical judgment, team work,
professional behaviors, therapeutic
communication and utilization of
the nursing process as a framework
for nursing practice are emphasized
throughout the course in supervised
clinical settings.

0503352 Maternity and Newborn Health


Nursing
(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: Fundamentals of
Nursing (0503260) & Clinical
Pharmacology (0503262)
Co-requisite: Maternity and
Newborn Health Nursing /
Practicum (0503353)
This course introduces the students
to the physiological and psychosocial
aspects of womens health throughout
the childbearing age. The healthcare
needs of the mother, newborn, and
family constitute the major emphasis
of this course. Using the problembased learning approach, the
management of normal and high-risk
conditions in the prenatal, labor and
delivery, and postpartum stages is
explored.
0503353 Maternity and Newborn Health
Nursing / Practicum
/
(0-0-6:2)
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of
Nursing (0503260)
Co-requisite:
Maternity
and
Newborn
Health
Nursing
(0503352)
This course introduces students to
the care of pregnant women during
antenatal, labor and delivery, and
postnatal period. The course enables
students to use the nursing process
as a framework to assess mothers
and newborns, identify actual and
potential nursing diagnoses, plan
for and implement goal-directed
nursing interventions, and critically
evaluate the plans effectiveness.
Emphasis is placed on acquisition of
skills relevant to the course expected
outcomes and competencies.
0503364 Adult Health Nursing (2)

(2(
(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: Adult Health Nursing
(1) (0503350), Adult Health Nursing
(1) / Practicum (0503351)
Co-requisite: Adult Health Nursing

(2) / Practicum (0503361)


This course is a continuation of
Adult Health Nursing I (0503350).
The course focuses on the emergent
needs of adult/elderly patients with
co-morbidities, acute and chronic
health conditions. Using a holistic
nursing care approach, disease
management and health promotion
strategies are incorporated in the care
of adult/elderly patients. Assessment
strategies, diagnostic procedures,
and pharmacological principles are
integrated into the nursing process
using
problem-based
learning
approach.
0503361 Adult Health Nursing (2) /
Practicum (2)

(2)
(0-0-15:5)
Prerequisites: Adult Health Nursing
(1) (0503350) & Adult Health Nursing
(1) / Practicum (0503351)
Co-requisite: Adult Health Nursing
(2) (0503364)
This course complements Adult
Health Nursing (2) (0503364).
The course integrates the holistic
care modalities in planning and
implementing nursing interventions
to meet the healthcare needs of adult/
elderly patients in special units.
Essential competencies including
clinical judgment, team work,
professional behaviors, therapeutic
communication and utilization of
the nursing process as a framework
for nursing practice are emphasized
throughout the course in supervised
clinical settings.
0503362 Pediatric Health Nursing


(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: Adult Health Nursing
(1) (0503350) & Adult Health Nursing
(1) / Practicum (0503351)
Co-requisites: Adult Health Nursing
(2) (0503364) & Pediatric Health
Nursing / Practicum (0503363)

This course focuses on the essentials


of nursing management of children
with developmental, psychological,
environmental and health-related
problems. The course introduces
students to growth and development,
health promotion, and disease
prevention as relevant to children. The
nursing process, along with problemfinding/solving, and peer persuasion
strategies are utilized to analyze
selected clinical case studies.
0503363 Pediatric Health Nursing /
Practicum
/
(0-0-6:2)
Prerequisites: Adult Health Nursing
(1) (0503350) & Adult Health Nursing
(1) / Practicum (0503351)
Co-requisite:
Pediatric
Health
Nursing (0503362)
This course provides the opportunity
for application of the nursing
concepts pertinent to children and
their families as they deal with
common acute and chronic health
problems. The course focuses on the
application of the nursing process to
assess children, identify actual and
potential nursing diagnoses, plan for
and implement goal-directed nursing
interventions, and evaluate the plans
effectiveness. Emphasis is placed on
acquisition of skills relevant to the
theoretical component of this course
in supervised clinical settings.
0503454 Critical Care Nursing


(3-0-0:3)
Pre-requisites: Adult Health Nursing
(2) (0503364) & Adult Health Nursing
(2) Practicum (0503361)
Co-requisite: Critical Care Nursing /
Practicum (0503451)
This course introduces students to the
care of patients with life-threatening
conditions. The course focuses on
the integration of knowledge and
skills required to provide holistic
and safe nursing care to critically

ill adults/elderly patients in critical


care settings. The course includes
an introduction to critical care
nursing with physical assessment
skills,
diagnostic
procedures,
pharmacological
interventions,
and nutritional measures integrated
throughout the content areas. The
emphasis is on critical thinking and
nursing process as a framework for
practice.
0503451 Critical Care Nursing /
Practicum
/
(0-0-15:5)
Prerequisites: Adult Health Nursing
(2) (0503364) & Adult Health Nursing
(2) / Practicum (0503361)
Co-requisite: Critical Care Nursing
(0503454)
This course focuses on application
of content presented in Critical
Care Nursing in clinical settings.
Emphasis is on critical thinking and
collaboration with other members of
health care team to manage adults/
elderly patients with life-threatening
situations such as cardiopulmonary
arrest, lethal dysrhythmias, acute
cardiac and respiratory diseases, and
other critical conditions. Students
are exposed to the care of critically
ill patients in a variety of critical
care settings such as general intensive
care, cardiothoracic intensive care,
coronary care units, accident and
emergency department, operating
theater
and
recovery
room.
Assessment strategies, diagnostic
procedures, and pharmacological
principles are integrated in the
nursing process in supervised clinical
settings.
0503452 Family and Community Health
Nursing

(3-0-0: 3)
Prerequisites: Health Education
and Health Promotion (0503263) &
Pediatric Health Nursing (0503362)

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Co-requisite: Family and Community


Health Nursing / Practicum
(0503453)
The course introduces the scope
of family and community health
nursing including the essentials of
family dynamics, family life cycle,
developmental tasks, family and
community assessment, and factors
that influence family health. This
course enables the students to
assess physical, social, cultural
environments, identify populations
at risk, implement, and evaluate
appropriate primary health care
nursing interventions in partnership
with community and health agencies.
Health promotion and disease
prevention concepts are integrated in
the course content through problembased learning approach.
0503453 Family and Community Health
Nursing / Practicum
/( 0-0-6:2)
Prerequisite: Pediatric Health
Nursing (0503362)
Co-requisite: Family and Community
Health Nursing (05053452)
The course applies the basic
principles of community health care
in the care of family and community
in supervised community healthcare
settings. The course focuses on
essential topics pertinent to primary
health care, schools, industries,
Maternal Child Health Centers, and
other community resources.

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0503460 Mental Health Nursing




(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite: Advanced
Communication (0503252)
Co-requisite: Mental Health
Nursing / Practicum (0503461)
This course presents basic information
in psychiatric mental health. It also
explores the nature and scope of
mental health and illness, treatment
and preventive measures. Students
will have the opportunity to master
these concepts through concurrent
clinical rotations. This course of study
will build upon the eight threads or
competencies: Critical Thinking,
Technical
Skills,
Therapeutic
Communication,
Leadership/
Management, Time Management/
Organization, Professional Behavior,
Caring, and Utilizing the Nursing
Process. The content of the course
is delivered through selected clinical
cases in a problem-based format.
0503461 Mental Health Nursing /
Practicum
/
(0-0-6:2)
Prerequisite: Advanced
Communication (0503252)
Co-requisite: Mental Health Nursing
(0503460)
This course provides the opportunity
for nursing practice in the community
and in acute and chronic health care
institutions, with an emphasis on
maintenance and restoration of mental
health. Students are provided the
opportunity to work with individuals
and families experiencing stress
responses, maladaptive and severe
behavioral disorders.

0503463 Consolidation of Nursing


Practice

(0-0-15:5)
Prerequisites: Adult Health Nursing
(1) (0503350), Adult Health Nursing
(2) (0503364), Maternity & Newborn
Health Nursing (0503352), Pediatric
Health Nursing (0503362), Family
and Community Health Nursing
(0503452) and Critical Care Nursing
(0503454)
Co-requisites:
Mental
Health
Nursing (0503460) & Mental Health
Nursing/Practicum (0503461)
The clinical course allows students to
consolidate their knowledge and skills
in desired/selected clinical settings.
Students are supervised by clinical
preceptors from the service in areas
such as medical, surgical, pediatrics,
maternity, and critical care. Students
are expected to work independently
through preceptorship model.
0503252 Advanced Communication

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
In this course, the learner, as a
health care professional, studies and
understands the role and functions
of group process with emphasis on
the interpersonal relationships and
advanced therapeutic communication
techniques, conflict resolution and
transcultural communication. This
course also addresses communication
skills relevant to the assessment of
individuals, and families.

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COLLEGE OF health sciences

and experience. Completion of the


program will expand the options
available to them within the nursing
career. Students in this program may
study on full-time or parttime basis.
The study plan is developed for fulltime students. Students studying on
part-time basis should plan their

Degree Title:
Bachelor of Science (B. Sc) in
Nursing
Bridging / Post Diploma Program
This program is designed to meet
the needs of nurses who wish to
build on their previous education

course of study in consultation with


their department advisor. Students
are given advanced credit hours for
their nursing diploma program and
must then complete a total of 72
credit hours, distributed as follows:

Students undertaking Bridging/Post-Diploma Program Should Complete a Total of (72) Credit


Hours Distributed as follows:
Compulsory (/C)

Elective (/E)

Total

University Requirements (UR)

12

College Requirements (CR)

Department Requirements (DR)

54

54

Total

63

72

Degree Requirements
1. University Compulsory / Elective Courses (12 credit hours).

(a) University compulsory courses (3 credit hours)

The course below must be taken:


Course No.
0202121

Course Title

Cr. Hrs.

Pre-requisite

English for Medical Sciences

(b) University elective courses (9 credit hours)

Each student must successfully complete three courses of university electives chosen from a list cited in the Catalog:
one course from each domain 5,6,7.
2. College compulsory Requirements (6 credit hours)
The courses below must be taken:
Course No.

390

Course Title

Cr. Hrs.

Pre-requisite

0504252

Biostatistics

0500450

Introduction to Research

Biostatistics (0504252)

3. Department Requirements (54 Compulsory credit hours)

Course No.

Course Title

Cr. Hrs.

Pre requisite

Co-requisite

0501257

General Microbiology

0503253

Pathophysiology

0503354

Advanced Health Assessment

0503252

Advanced Communication

0503263

Health Education and Health Promotion

0503261

Psychosocial Aspects in Health Professions

0504260

Leadership and Management in Health


Professions

0504362

Epidemiology and Population Health

Biostatistics (0504252)

0503462

Ethical and legal Issues in Health


Professions

0503456

Theory Application in Nursing Practice (1)

0503466

Theory Application in Nursing Practice (2)

0503365

Clinical Practicum 1B

0503455

Clinical Practicum 2B

0503465

Clinical Practicum 3B

0503464

Research Practicum

0503467

Selected Topics in Nursing

Department Required Cr. Hrs.

54

Total

Theory Application in
Nursing Practice (1)
Advanced Health
Assessment (0503354) &
Advanced Communication
(0503252)
Clinical Practicum 1B
(0503365)
Clinical Practicum 2B
(0503455)
Introduction to Research
(05000450)
-

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COLLEGE OF health sciences

Study Plan for Bridging/Post-Diploma Nursing Program


First Level (Freshman)
Fall Semester
Crs. No.

Course Title

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

Crs. No.

Course Title

Type

Credit

0503261

Psychosocial Aspects in
Health Professions

DR/C

DR/C

DR/C

0202121

English for Medical


Sciences

UR/C

0503252

Advanced Communication

DR/C

0503253

Pathophysiology

DR/C

0503365

0503354

Advanced Health
Assessment

DR/C

0504260

Leadership and
Management in Health
Professions

DR/C

0504252

Biostatistics

CR/C

0504362

DR/C

University Elective (1)

UR/E

Epidemiology and
Population Health
University Elective(2)

UR/E

Total

0503263

18

Health Education and Health


Promotion
Clinical Practicum 1B

Total

18

Second Level (Sophomore)


Fall Semester
Crs. No.

Course Title

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

0501257

General Microbiology

DR/C

0500450

Introduction to Research

CR/C

0503455

Clinical Practicum 2B

DR/C

0503456

Theory Application in
Nursing Practice (1)

DR/C

University Elective (3)

UR/E

Total

392

18

Crs. No.

Course Title

Type

Credit

0503462

Ethical and Legal Issues in


Health Professions

DR/C

0503464

Research Practicum

DR/C

0503465

Clinical Practicum 3B

DR/C

0503466

Theory Application in
Nursing Practice (2)

DR/C

0503467

Selected Topics in
Nursing

DR/C

Total

18

Course Description
Bridging / Post-Diploma
Nursing Program
0503252 Advanced Communication

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite: None
Co- requisite: None
In this course, the learner, as a
health care professional, studies and
understands the role and functions
of group process with emphasis on
the interpersonal relationships and
advanced therapeutic communication
techniques, conflict resolution and
transcultural communication. This
course also addresses communication
skills relevant to the assessment of
individuals, and families.
0503354 Advanced Health Assessment

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite: None
Co- requisite: None
This course focuses on the
development of health assessment
knowledge and skills required
to provide care to individuals,
families and communities. The
skills of physical assessment will be
emphasized in this course.
0503365 Clinical Practicum 1B
(1B)
(0-0-12:4)
Prerequisites: Advanced
Communication (0503252) &
Advanced Health Assessment
(0503354)
Co- requisite: None
An applied nursing practice course
which focuses on the integration of
research theory and concepts in a
variety of health care settings. This
course will promote the development
of independent decision-making and
allow application of knowledge in
an area of particular interest to the
student.

0503456 Theory Application in Nursing


Practice (1)

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
The emphasis in this course
is on the care of individuals and
families as they deal with longterm health issues. Both curative
and rehabilitative aspects of care
will be considered. Priority health
issues affecting children and adults
will be considered. A particular
emphasis will be on strategies to
deal effectively with ongoing health
issues. The implications for health
services administration will be
discussed. This course is a problembased course in which students
acquire knowledge through selfdirected study and through working
in small groups.
0503455 Clinical Practicum 2B
(2B)
(0-0-18:6)
Prerequisite: Clinical Practicum 1B
(0503365)
Co-requisite: None
This course provides an applied
nursing practice experience in
a community-based health care
setting with an emphasis on skill
development in health promotion,
health education and community
assessment.
0503465 Clinical Practicum 3B
(3B)
(0-0-18:6)
Prerequisite: Clinical Practicum 2B
(0503455)
Co-requisite: None
This nursing course promotes the
integration of theory with nursing
practice in a variety of health care
settings. The selective clinical setting
provides the opportunity for students
to pursue personal learning objectives
and to examine issues and concepts

relevant to their role as practitioners,


educators, or administrators. Prerequisite and concurrent courses
promote integration of clinical
thinking and clinical reasoning in
practice.
0503466 Theory Application in Nursing
Practice (2)
(2)

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite: Theory Application in
Nursing Practice (1) (0503456)
Co-requisite: None
This course is a problem based course
in which students apply concepts
and theories to situations from their
clinical practice. The focus of this
course is to expand the students
knowledge and application of
clinical reasoning skills as related to
the examination and development of
their practice. A particular emphasis
will be the explanation of clinical
dilemmas. The course stresses the
development of skills in leading a
discussion and expands on skills of
independent study and working in
small groups.
0503467 Selected Topics in Nursing

Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
This course is designed to allow
students to explore their particular
area of focus: clinical practice,
education, or management. Courses
will be developed in each of these
foci, and they will be offered
depending on student number and
faculty availability. The emphasis
in each course will be on advanced
theory and application.
0503464 Research Practicum

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite: Introduction to
Research (0500450)
Co-requisite: None

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COLLEGE OF health sciences

This course provides the opportunity


to apply knowledge of the research
process to the investigation of an
area of interest. Issues will include

394

how research questions are identified,


how relevant research literature is
selected and incorporated, and how
appropriate research methods are

chosen. Students will develop a


research proposal and/or participate
in an ongoing research project.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
B.Sc. Health Services
Administration
Graduate Profile
1. Knowledge & understanding:
1.1

Apply knowledge about


administrative and managerial theories as they relate
to problem solving within
health care organizations.

1.2 Utilize new knowledge and


skills effectively to health
services administration settings.
1.3 Apply marketing concepts
and knowledge to enhance
organizational effectiveness
1.4 Utilize various technologies
to access and manage information in a variety of settings.
1.5 Apply a firm grasp of the
fundamentals of epidemiology and the distribution of
disease in the community he/
she serves
1.6 Utilize the fundamentals of
biostatistics to analyze the
data available at the healthcare facilities
1.7 Apply the relevant tools to
identify the site and causes of
medical errors at health care
facilities.

1.11 Develop and maintain proper


competencies to manage
information systems in health
care organizations
1.12 Utilize appropriate strategies/
tools for solving complex
administrative problems.
2. Communication:

2.2 Utilize communication skills


to work enable him/her on
multidisciplinary projects
2.3 Attain the ability to express
fluently utilizing scientifically sound knowledge of
the specialty when communicating with higher administrative circles and scientific
meetings or health forums.
3. Management and leadership:
Demonstrate
skills.

4.2 Maintain the ability to lead in


the community, and a willingness to engage in constructive public discourse
and to accept social and civic
responsibilities
5. Professionalism:

2.1 Communicate to peers, clients, and other health staff


new developments, changes,
and
department/clinical
needs.

3.1

ter health status.

leadership

5.1 Contribute to profession by


sharing information and
knowledge with clients,
peers, and health professionals through effective verbal
and written communications.
5.2 Possess high standards of
integrity and self-discipline,
and a positive attitude to the
professional responsibilities.
5.3 Participate in ongoing educational activities to enhance
personal growth and professional practice.
5.4 Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to improve
health care delivery systems
6. Critical and creative thinking:

3.2 Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to improve


health care delivery systems

6.1 Develop ideas projects that


contribute to the enhancement of health care practice

3.3 Plan, implement, and evaluate health programs geared


towards pertinent health
problems in the community

6.2 Employ analytical and critical thinking skills to improve


effectiveness and quality in
the workplace, as well as in
the field.

1.8 Assess changes in health care


and community needs.

3.4 Use policies, procedures and


standards as a guide to professional practice and behavior.

1.9 Discuss different determinants of population health


and effective strategies to
manage their impact.

3.5 Organize and lead quality


teams to find solutions for
problems present at health
care facilities

1.10 Describe the roles and


responsibilities of mangers
and supervisors in health care
organizations

4. Health education and community services:


4.1 Recognize the importance of
educated population for bet-

6.3 Utilize appropriate strategies


to conduct appraisals and
evaluations of recommended
programs and projects that
serve organizations.
6.4 Attain the capacity for creativity and originality, intellectual integrity, respect for
truth and for the ethics of
research and scholarly activity.

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COLLEGE OF health sciences

6.5 Apply quantitative methods


when examining, describing,
analyzing and solving administrative problems
6.6 Guide teams through evidence based problem solving
strategies and creative thinking to find alternatives for
problems present at health
care facilities
6.7 Design and implement methodological surveys for needs
assessment concerning the
health problems present in
the community
7. Life long learning:
7.1 Maintain the desire to be able
to continue to learn independently after graduation
7.2 Participate in ongoing educational activities to enhance
personal growth and professional practice.
8. Patient and population care:
8.1 Advocate for the health needs
of individuals and communities.
8.2 Assess changes in health care
and community needs.
8.3 Plan, implement, and evaluate health programs geared
towards pertinent health
problems in the community.

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Program Goals

Program Learning Outcomes:

1. To challenge and equip students


to be critical, independent learners
both at university and throughout
life

1. Acquire full knowledge about


Health services administration

2. To provide a high quality,


intellectually
challenging
education in Health Services
Administration that prepares
our graduates to make a positive
contribution to society.
3. To provide training in research,
in preparation for higher
degrees, within a stimulating and
supportive environment
4. To
make
a
significant
contribution to knowledge and
understanding in the disciplines
of Health Sciences, at national
and international levels.
5. To develop an appreciation and
understanding of the ethical
and social issues important to
the Health Sciences and Health
Services Administration
6. To provide sufficient breadth and
depth of knowledge recognized
by
international
academic
institutions.
7. To act as a focal point and source
of expertise in Health Services
Administration for the United
Arab Emirates and the region.

2. Acquire
comprehensive
knowledge about the various
health services present in the
UAE
3. Define the basics of health
economics
4. Identify priority problems for
research
5. Critically
research

evaluate

scientific

6. Formulate research proposals in


health services administration
7. Develop websites
8. Develop independent learning
skills
9. Deliver an effective presentation
10. Write comprehensive reports
11. Develop an imaginary strategic
plan
12. Develop independent learning
skills
13. Develop an imaginary marketing
plan
14. Develop
indicators

imaginary

health

Degree Title:
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Health
Services Administration (HSA)
Program Structure
Students undertaking Health Services Administration Program Should Complete a Total of
(134) Credit Hours Distributed as follows:
Compulsory (\C)

Elective (\E)

Total

University Requirements (UR)

12

12

24

College Requirements (CR)

24

24

Department Requirements (DR)

80

86

Total

116

18

134

Degree Requirements
1. University Requirements: (24 credit hours)
(a) University compulsory courses (12 credit hours)
(b) University elective courses (12 credit hours). Each student must successfully complete three courses of
university electives: (i) one course must be selected from each domain 5,6+7 (totaling three courses).

(ii) Fourth course from any of the domains 5,6+7.

2. College Requirements: (24 compulsory credit hours)


The college compulsory courses are listed in the College section of the Catalog.

3. Department Requirements: (86 credit hours).


(a) Department compulsory courses (80 credit hours)

(b) Department elective courses (6 credit hours). Each student must successfully complete 2 courses of department
electives chosen from a list cited in this Catalog.
Course No.

Cr. Hrs.

Pre-requisite

Co-requisite

Accounting (1)
Introduction to Health Services
Administration
Computer Applications for Healthcare
Managers

Introduction to IT
(1411100)

0302111

Business Communication

0504260

Leadership and Management in Health


Professions

0504261

Health Economics

0504262

Management in Primary Healthcare

0301210
0504250
0504251

0504263
0302231

Course Title

Introduction to Management Information


Systems for Health Services Administration
Financial Management

3
3

Introduction to Health
Services Administration
(0504250)
Introduction to Health
Services Administration
(0504250)
Introduction to IT
(1411100)
-

397

COLLEGE OF health sciences

Course No.

Course Title

Cr. Hrs.

0504350

Healthcare Terminology and Classifications

0504351

Hospital Management

0504352

Healthcare Delivery Systems

0504353

Materials Management

0504360

Health Information Systems

0504361

Human Resources Management in Health


Organization

Hospital Management
(0504351)

0504362

Epidemiology and Population Health

Biostatistics (0504252)

0302315

Introduction to Management Science

0503462

Ethical and Legal Issues in Health


Professional

0506352

Occupational Health & Safety

0504450

Planning in Health Services

Hospital Management
(0504351)

0504451

Quality Management in Healthcare

0504452

Seminars in Health Services Administration

0504453

Orientation to Health Service Organizations

0504460

Practicum in Health Services Administration

0504461

Marketing in Health Services

0504462

Research Project

Total Department compulsory credit hours

398

Pre-requisite
Introduction to Health
Services Administration
(0504250)
Introduction to Health
Services Administration
(0504250)
Introduction to Health
Services Administration
(0504250)
Health Economics
(0504261)
Healthcare Terminology
and Classifications
(0504350)

80

Co-requisite
-

Orientation to
Health Service
Organizations
(0504453)
Seminars in
Human Resources
Health Services
Management in Health
Administration
Organization (0504361)
(0504452)
Orientation to Health
Service Organizations
(0504453)
Planning in Health
Services (0504450)
Introduction to Research
(0500450)

Department Elective Courses (6 credit hours)


The following courses are Department elective courses.
Course No.

Cr. Hrs.

Pre-requisite

Co-requisite

0503263

Personal Finance
Professional, Social & Ethical Issues in
Computer Science
Health Education and Health Promotion

0506200

Introduction to Environmental Health

Human Anatomy &


Physiology (0500160)

0301130
0211321

Course Title

First Level (Freshman)


Fall Semester
Crs. No.
0201102
0202121
0500150
0500161
1426155

Course Title
Arabic Languages

English for Medical


Sciences
Biology
Introduction to Health
Sciences
General Chemistry for
Health Sciences
Total

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

Crs. No.

UR/C

0104100

Islamic Culture

UR/C

0504101
1411100

UR/C

0500160

CR/C

CR/C

Health Informatics
IT*
Human Anatomy &
Physiology
General Physics for
Health Sciences

1430107

Course Title

University Requirements
E (1)

16

Second Level (Sophomore)


Fall Semester
Course Title

Credit

UR/C

UR/C

CR/C

CR/C

UR/C

Total

*Only for HSA Students

Crs. No.

Type

17

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

Crs. No.

Course Title

Type

Credit

DR/C

0504252

Biostatistics

CR/C

0302111 Business Communication

0301210

Accounting (1)

DR/C

DR/C

0504250

Introduction to Health
Services Administration

0504260 in Health Professions

DR/C

0504261 Health Economics

DR/C

Computer Applications
for Healthcare
Managers

DR/C

DR/C

Department Elective

DR/E

DR/C

University Elective (2)

UR/E

0504251

Total

18

Leadership and Management

Management in Primary
0504262
Healthcare
Introduction to
Management Information
0504263
Systems for Health
Service Administration
University Elective (3)
Total

UR/E

3
17

399

COLLEGE OF health sciences

Third Level (Junior)


Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Crs. No.

Course Title

Type

Credit

Crs. No.

0302231

Financial Management

DR/C

0302315

0504350

Healthcare Terminology
and Classifications

DR/C

0504362

0504351

Hospital Management

DR/C

0504360

0504352

Healthcare Delivery
Systems

DR/C

0504353

Materials Management

DR/C

0506352

Occupational Health &


Safety

UR/C

Tota

0504361

Course Title
Introduction to
Management Science
Epidemiology and
Population Health
Health Information
System
Human Resources
Management in Health
Organzation
Department Elective
University Elective

18

Type

Credit

DR/C

DR/C

DR/C

DR/C

DR/E

UR/E

Total

18

Fourth Level (Senior)


Fall Semester
Crs. No.
0500450
0504450
0504451
0504452
0504453

400

Course Title
Introduction to
Research
Planning in Health
Services
Quality Management in
Healthcare
Seminars in Health
Services Administration
Orientation to Health
Service Organizations
Total

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

CR/C

DR/C

DR/C

DR/C

DR/C

3
15

Crs. No.

Course Title

Type

Credit

0503462

Ethical and Legal Issues


in Health Professions

DR/C

DR/C

DR/C

DR/C

0504460
0504461
0504462

Practicum in Health
Services Administration
Marketing in Health
care organizations
Research Project

Total

15

Course Description
0504251 Computer Applications for
Healthcare Managers
( 3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite (s): Introduction to IT
(English) (1411100)
Co- requisite: None
This course is designed to give
students a basic understanding
of
the
fundamental
systems
and applications of information
technology as it applies to healthcare
executives and managers. The course
will show managers how to use the
power of computer technology to
increase their productivity. Focus
will be on computer applications that
managers will need to enhance their
performance.
0504261 Health Economics

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite (s): Introduction to
Health Services Administration
(0504250)
Co- requisite: None
The course provides students with an
understanding of the major economic
forces and issues involved in the health
care system that are of relevance
for health care administrators. This
course examines the health care
industry, supply and demand for
health services, production of health,
relationship between health and health
care, health insurance, government
programs, supply and demand
for physicians, nurses, drugs, and
technology, hospitals, and the role of
insurance, government, professional
groups, and for-profit and notfor-profit providers in health care
markets. Topics include the supply
and demand for health services,
markets for health professionals,
health insurance, health care costs,
cost Inflation, uniqueness of health
care, and health care markets.

0504262 Management in Primary


Healthcare
(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite (s): Introduction to
Health Services Administration
(0504250)
Co- requisite: None
The student examines the different
activities performed at the primary
healthcare level, team composition,
and basic elements offered by all
ministries of health. The course
also enables students to better plan,
develop, manage and evaluate
programmes, promote health and
prevent disease.
0504263 Introduction to Management
Information Systems for Health Service
Administration

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite (s): Introduction to IT
(1411100)
Co- requisite: None
The course provides coverage of
Management Information Systems
and Information Technology. It
provides a foundation on how to use,
understand and manage Information
Technology, their architecture and
to support business operations and
objectives and improve managerial
decision making. http://www.sharjah.
ac.ae/academic/business/mis/
courses/index.htm - Management
Information Systems (MIS) Courses
0504350 Healthcare Terminology and
Classifications

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite (s): Introduction to
Health Services Administration
(0504250)
Co- requisite: None
The course introduces students to
the structure and components of
medical terms: prefixes, suffixes
and word roots and how to break
down a medical term by simply
knowing the meaning of its

components. In addition the course


introduces students to the structure
and use of health care terminologies,
classifications, and coding schemes,
with special emphasis on International
Classification of Diseases (ICD),
Healthcare Common Procedure
Coding System (HCPCS), Logical
Observation Identifiers Names and
Codes (LOINC), Current Procedural
Terminology (CPT), NANDAs
Nursing
Diagnoses,
Nursing
Intervention Classification (NIC),
Nursing Outcomes Classification
(NOC), National Drug Code (NDC),
Common
Dental
Terminology
(CDT), Systematized Nomenclature
of Medicine (SNOMED) and
other relevant terminologies and
classifications.
0504351 Hospital Management

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite(s): Introduction to
Health Services Administration
(0504250)
Co- requisite: None
This course introduces the student to
the complex organization of hospitals
and to the internal operations,
processes,
roles,
management
techniques, information needs and
technology utilization in the different
components of hospital system.
The integration of functions and
information of different departments
to achieve effectiveness and
efficiency is discussed.
0504352 Health Care Delivery Systems

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite(s): Introduction to
Health Services Administration
(0504250)
Co- requisite: None
The course covers the systems
approach in health; the resources that
comprise the health care system and
how they operate. The sociological,
historical and organizational factors

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that influence the development of the


health care system as well as the
international models of health care
systems.
0504353 Materials Management

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite(s): Health Economics
(0504261)
Co- requisite: None
The course covers the major principles
of materials management and
organization in healthcare facilities.
It will detail the analysis of the basic
materials functions such as inventory
control, purchasing, storing, and
receiving supplies and equipment,
with major emphasis on the efficient
and economical planning, procuring,
scheduling and handling of materials
in healthcare facilities.
0504360 Health Information Systems

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite(s): Healthcare
Terminology and Classifications
(0504350)
Co- requisite: None
This course covers information
systems in various departments in
healthcare organizations. It aims to
provide computational skills and
basic statistics required by health
professionals. The course presents
legal aspects of health information and
the usage of information technology
in health information system.
0504361 Human Resources
Management in Health Organization
( 3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite(s): Hospital
Management (0504351)
Co- requisite: None
This course is emphasizing the
concept of human resources in health
care settings. It aims to improve the
skills and knowledge of students in
different aspects of human resources
management in health sectors. It will

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introduce the students to the challenges


facing human resources in health
such as, cost of health care, increased
demanding, shortage and surpluses
and increasing dissatisfaction within
the health care sectors. It focuses on
the major managerial aspects such
as recruitment procedures and the
performance appraisal of different
categories providing health care in
the health facilities.
0504450 Planning in Health Services

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite: Hospital Management
(0504351)
Co- requisite: None
The course portrays the application
of planning theory to health concerns.
It allows the student to examine
concepts and techniques in planning
for health care services. Decision
areas covered need assessment,
market segmentation, service strategy
development,
communication,
organizational design and evaluation.
0504451 Quality Management in
Healthcare

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
Co- requisite: None
This course presents a comprehensive
background in health care quality.
This includes definitions, dimensions,
elements and principles of quality
It covers different methodologies
and strategies for improving quality
and performance in health care
organizations. The course also
presents the recent trends for quality
improvement processes in health
care.
0504452 Seminars in Health Services
Administration
( 3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
Co-requisite(s): Orientation to
Health Services Organizations

(0504453)
Students will independently research
a subject related to issues in health
services administration, chosen with
the agreement of a faculty supervisor
selected by the Departmental
Chair. The course includes case
studies that illustrate problems in
the administration and delivery of
healthcare in a wide range of differing
facilities are presented, analyzed, and
discussed.
0504453 Orientation to Health Services
Organizations

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite(s): Human Resource
Management in Health
Organizations (0504361)
Co- requisite: None
The course will expose students to
factors influencing the health care
delivery at health care facilities. It
will also orient students to different
residency sites.
0504460 Practicum in Health Services
Administration

(0-0-21:7)
Prerequisite(s): Orientation to
Health Services Organizations
(0504453)
Co- requisite: None
It is a practicum within a health care
facility. It provides the student with
an opportunity to gain familiarity with
a health work setting, and to develop
variety of skills from working in a
healthcare environment.
0504461 Marketing in Health Services

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite(s): Planning in Health
Services (0504450)
Co- requisite: None
The course examines concepts and
techniques useful in planning for the
marketing of health care services.
It covers areas of market analysis,
market segmentation, service strategy

development,
pricing
strategy,
communications,
organizational
design and evaluation. Consideration
is given to not-for-profit, public and
for-profit health organizations.
0504462 Research Project

(2-0-0:2)
Prerequisite(s): Introduction to
Research (0500450)
Co- requisite: None
The student of health services
administration completes a graduation
project in partial fulfillment of
program requirements. Individualized
projects designed and completed by
the student under faculty supervision
at approved clinical sites where
student applies theory taught
throughout the program. Topics are
chosen by the student, but require
approval by the faculty supervising
the student. Passing the research
project is a necessary requirement for
obtaining the bachelor degree.

Health Services Administration


Elective Courses
0301130 Personal Finance

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite : None
Co- requisite: None
This course provides a comprehensive
examination of individual financial
planning concepts and techniques. It
covers personal income, expenditures;
saving, consumption, and sources of
finance.
0211321 Professional, Social & Ethical
Issues in Computer Science



(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite : None
Co- requisite: None
Subjects
include
computerized
medical record systems, privacy on
the Web, security vs. privacy and
civil liberties, Copyright on the Net,
copyright and software, children on
the Internet, telemedicine, computers

in law enforcement, e-commerce,


safety-critical applications, censorship
of the Internet, information warfare,
use of computers in schools, distance
learning, what will the world
be like 50 years from now? How
will electronic communications
and commerce affect the power of
centralized governments?
0506200 Introduction to Environmental
Health ( 3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite : None
Co- requisite: None
This introductory course focuses
on the interdisciplinary nature of
environmental health issues. Variety
of topics are covered, including air
and water pollution, biodiversity,
population
growth,
domestic
and hazardous wastes, energy,
environmental economics, ethics and
policy. National and international
control measures are discussed within
the overall context of sustainable
development.

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DEPARTMENT OF
PHYSIOTHERAPY
B.Sc. Physiotherapy
Graduate Profile
1. Knowledge & understanding:
1.1 Integrate basic, health, rehabilitation, and physiotherapy
sciences
1.2 Describe up to date theories
and practice related to physiotherapy
1.3 Recognize the multidisciplinary nature of the profession
1.4 Recognize health care policies, procedures, medico-legal implications, and ethical
guide lines in the region
1.5 Utilize proper research methods as applied in the health
care professions in general
and physiotherapy in particular
2. Patient and population care:
2.1 Assess properly the capabilities and deficiencies of the
respective client
2.2 Document properly assessment finding of the capabilities and deficiencies of the
respective client
2.3 Develop a plan of care appropriate to the needs of the
individual client
2.4 Provide evidence based physiotherapy services while
observing maximum safety
measures
2.5 Maintain a standard professional attitude towards the
respective client, his/her
family, and other professionals engaged in client care
2.6 Provide the clients, their

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families and other relevant


parties with the rationale of
the interventions and the outcomes expected.
3. Communication:
3.1 Demonstrate ability to effectively communicate both
orally and in writing with
other professionals in the
health care field
3.2 Demonstrate language,
computer, and IT skills as
needed
3.3 Utilize the wide range of
information provided in the
field of health sciences
4. Management and Leadership:
4.1

Demonstrate leadership,
administrative decision making, crisis management, and
problem solving skills

4.2 Utilize time management


skills
4.3 Demonstrate ability to effectively allocate resources
4.4 Structure appropriate plan of
care taking into consideration
the time and cost-effectiveness constraint
5. Health education and community
services:
5.1 Recommend appropriate preventive strategies for various
clinical conditions within the
community
5.2 Participate in public education and health promotion
strategies adopted in the
community and the region by
respective authorities
6. Professionalism
6.1 Demonstrate a caring, moral,
and considerate attitude

6.2 Observe the ethical/moral


aspects in the process of
decision making
6.3 Demonstrate a well integrated
personality in his/her professional relationships
6.4 Utilize updated code of ethics
and professional standards
of practice and promote an
advanced model of physiotherapy care in the region
7. Critical and creative thinking:
7.1 Demonstrate clinical decision
making, reasoning and critical thinking capabilities
7.2 Identify, plan, assess, and
implement age appropriate
evidence- based intervention
strategies
7.3 Document and present the
findings in a professional
format.
8. Life long learning:
8.1 Use scientific resources to
stay up to date with the fast
growing scientific and technological aspects of the profession in the world
8.2 Utilize the opportunities of
continuing education happening in the region and
internationally.
Program Goals
The PT program is aiming to graduate
physiotherapists who
1. Possess the required knowledge,
skills and professional behaviors
to practice Physiotherapy by
providing them with high
quality, intellectually challenging
physiotherapy education that
includes appropriate modern
methods of teaching, learning and
student evaluation.
2. Are able to pursue higher degrees

within a stimulating, supportive


and scientific environment.
3. Are capable of making a
significant positive contribution
to the field of physiotherapy
locally and internationally.
4. Contribute to humane and
cost-effective
health
care,
initiate change and adapt to it
and collaborate within interdisciplinary teams.
5. Are critical, independent, lifelong learners, experienced in
evidence-based assessment of
health problems.
6. Are capable of providing
community services (assessment,
management, and education) in
the local region.
7. Act responsibly toward clients,
oneself, colleagues and the
community with appreciation and
understanding of relevant ethical,
legal and social issues.
8. Demonstrate leadership to provide
effective and efficient health care
based on the latest professional
knowledge and on the changing
needs of the community.

Program Learning Outcomes


The physiotherapy graduates should
be able to
1. Demonstrate theoretical
knowledge in basic sciences,
health sciences, and
physiotherapy related sciences.

10. Evaluate and improve upon


physiotherapeutic health
promotion strategies in the
region and community.
11. Utilize updated codes of ethics
and professional standards of
physiotherapy practice
12. Demonstrate appropriate
professional behaviors in relation
to colleagues and patients.

2. Apply the updated knowledge


to perform a physiotherapy
assessment.

13. Demonstrate leadership and


management skills

3. Demonstrate computer skills


and the use of information
technology needed in the
physiotherapy profession.
4. Participate efficiently in research
activity in the local community.

14. Participate in public education


and health promotion strategies
adopted in the community and the
region by respective authorities

5. Act as a model and promote the


physiotherapy profession in the
region.

Degree Title:
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in
Physiotherapy (PT)

6. Practice physiotherapy within a


team setting.

Program Structure
The program is designed to meet
the goals of the Department of
Physiotherapy. A student undertaking
this program should complete a total
of 138 credit hours distributed as
follows:

7. Recognize the importance of


communication in physiotherapy
practice.
8. Analyze assessment information
and problem solve effectively.
9. Design effective evidence based
physiotherapy plan of care.

Students undertaking Physiotherapy Program Should Complete a Total of (138) Credit Hours
Distributed as follows:
Compulsory (C)

Elective (E)

Total

University Requirements (UR)

12

12

24

College Requirements (CR)

24

24

Department Requirements (DR)

90

90

Total

126

12

138

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Degree Requirements
1. University Requirements: (24 credit hours)

(a) University compulsory courses (12 credit hours)

(b) University elective courses (12 credit hours). Each student must successfully complete four courses of
university electives chosen from a list cited in this Catalog: (i) one course must be selected from each
domains 5,6+7 (totaling three courses, act).

(ii) Fourth course from any of the domains 5,6+7.

2. College Requirements: (24 compulsory credit hours). The college


compulsory courses are listed in the College section of the Catalog.

3. Department Requirements: (90 credit hours).


Course No.

406

Course Title

Cr.
Hrs.
2

0502265

Introduction to Radiology

0503253

Pathophysiology

0503262

Clinical Pharmacology

0505250

Therapeutic Modalities

0505251

Biomechanics & kinesiology (1)

0505252

Histology

0505253

Therapeutic Exercise

0505254

Anatomy (1)

0505260

Physiotherapy for Respiratory &


4
Cardiovascular Conditions

0505261

Clinical Practice for Respiratory


& Cardiovascular Conditions

0505262

Assessment in Physiotherapy

0505263

Biomechanics & kinesiology (2)

0505264

Exercise Physiology

0505265

Anatomy (2)

0505350

Physiotherapy for
Musculoskeletal Conditions (1)

Pre-requisite

Co-requisite

Human Anatomy &


Physiology (0500160)
Pathophysiology
(0503253)
General Physics
for Health Sciences
(1430107)
Human Anatomy &
Physiology (0500160)

Biology (0500150)
Human Anatomy &
Physiology (0500160)
Human Anatomy &
Physiology (0500160)

Anatomy (1) (0505254)


Anatomy (1) (0505254)
Pathophysiology (0503253)
Anatomy (1) (0505254)
-

Clinical Practice for Respiratory


& Cardiovascular Conditions
(0505261) & Exercise Physiology
(0505264)
Physiotherapy for Respiratory
& Cardiovascular Conditions
(0505260)
Anatomy (1) (0505254)
Anatomy (2) (0505265)
Biomechanics &
kinesiology (1)
Anatomy (2) (0505265)
(0505251)
Physiotherapy for Respiratory
Pathophysiology
& Cardiovascular Conditions
(0503253)
(0505260)
Anatomy (1) (0505254)
Clinical Practice for
Anatomy (2) (0505265) Musculoskeletal (1) & Medical /
Surgical (0505352)

Pathophysiology
(0503253)

Course No.

Course Title

Cr.
Hrs.

Pre-requisite

Physiotherapy for Respiratory


Clinical Practice for
& Cardiovascular Conditions Musculoskeletal (1) & Medical /
(0505260)
Surgical Conditions (0505352)
Physiotherapy for
Musculoskeletal Conditions (1)
(0505350) & Physiotherapy for
Medical & Surgical Conditions
(0505351)
Anatomy (2) (0505265)
-

0505351

Physiotherapy for Medical


& Surgical Conditions

0505352

Clinical Practice for


Musculoskeletal (1)
& Medical /Surgical
Conditions

0505353

Neuroscience

0505354

Orthotics & Prosthetics

Anatomy (2) (0505265)

0505360

Physiotherapy for
Neurological Conditions

Neuroscience (0505353)

Physiotherapy for
Musculoskeletal Conditions
(1) (0505350)

Neurosciences (0505353)

0505361

0505362

Physiotherapy for
Musculoskeletal Conditions
(2)
Clinical Practice
for Neurological &
Musculoskeletal (2)
Conditions

0505450

Physiotherapy for Pediatrics

0505451

Physiotherapy for Obstetrics


& Gynecology

0505452

Clinical Practice for


Pediatrics / Obstetrics &
Gynecology

0505460

Physiotherapy for Geriatrics

0505461

Integrated Physiotherapy
Clinical Practice

0505462

Selected Topics in
Physiotherapy

0505463

Research Project

Total Department compulsory credit


hours

90

Co-requisite

Physiotherapy in Medical
& Surgical Conditions
(0505351)
-

Clinical Practice for


Neurological & Musculoskeletal
(2) Conditions (0505362)
Clinical Practice for
Neurological & Musculoskeletal
(2) Conditions (0505362)
Physiotherapy for Neurological
Conditions (0505360)
Clinical Practice for Pediatrics
/ Obstetrics & Gynecology
(0505452)
Clinical Practice for Pediatrics
/ Obstetrics & Gynecology
(0505452)
Physiotherapy for Pediatrics
(0505450) & Physiotherapy
for Obstetrics & Gynecology
(0505451)

Physiotherapy for
Neurological Conditions
Integrated Physiotherapy Clinical
(0505360) & Physiotherapy
Practice (0505461)
for Musculoskeletal
Conditions (2) (0505361)
Clinical Practice for Pediatrics
Physiotherapy for Geriatrics
/ Obstetrics & Gynecology
(0505460) & Selected Topics in
(0505452)
Physiotherapy (0505462)
Integrated Physiotherapy Clinical
Practice (0505461)
Introduction to Research
(0500450)

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Study Plan for the B.Sc. Degree in Physiotherapy


First Level (Freshman)
Fall Semester
Crs. No.

Course Title

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

Crs. No.

Course Title

0201102

Arabic Languages

UR/C

0104100

Islamic Culture

0202121

English for Medical


Sciences

UR/C

0504101
1411100

0500150

Biology

UR/C

0500160

CR/C

Health Informatics
IT*
Human Anatomy &
Physiology
General Physics for
Health Sciences

CR/C

0500161
1426155

Introduction to Health
Sciences
General Chemistry for
Health Sciences
Total

1430107

University Requirements
E (1)

16

Type

Credit

UR/C

UR/C

CR/C

CR/C

UR/C

Total

*Only for HSA Students

17

Second Level (Sophomore)


Fall Semester
Crs. No.
0503253

Course Title
Pathophysiology

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

Crs. No.

Course Title

Type

Credit

DR/C

0502265

Introduction to Radiology

DR/C

DR/C

DR/C

DR/C

DR/C

3
2

0505250

Therapeutic Modalities

DR/C

0505251

Biomechanics &
kinesiology (1)

DR/C

0505252

Histology

DR/C

0505253

Therapeutic Exercise

DR/C

0505254

Anatomy (1)

DR/C

UR/
E

University Requirements
E (2)

Total

408

19

0505260
0505261
0505262
0505263

Physiotherapy
for Respiratory &
Cardiovascular Conditions
Clinical Practice
for Respiratory &
Cardiovascular Conditions

Assessment in
Physiotherapy
Biomechanics &
kinesiology (2)

0505264

Exercise Physiology

DR/C

0505265

Anatomy (2)

DR/C

Total

4
19

Third Level (Junior)


Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Crs. No.

Course Title

Type

Credit

0505350

Physiotherapy for
Musculoskeletal
Conditions (1)

DR/C

CR/C

DR/C

0504252
0505351

Biostatistics
Physiotherapy for
Medical / Surgical
Conditions

Crs. No.

Course Title

Type

Credit

0503262

Clinical Pharmacology

DR/C

0505360

Physiotherapy for
Neurological Conditions

DR/C

0505361

Physiotherapy for
Musculoskeletal
Conditions (2)

DR/C

0505362

DR/C

0505352

Clinical Practice for


Musculoskeletal (1) &
Medical /Surgical Conditions

DR/C

0505353

Neurosciences

DR/C

0505354

Orthotics & Prosthetics

DR/C

Clinical Practice
for Neurological
& Musculoskeletal
conditions (2)

18

Total

Total

16

Fourth Level (Senior)


Fall Semester
Crs. No.

Course Title

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

Crs. No.

Course Title

Type

Credit

0505460

Physiotherapy for Geriatrics

DR/C

0505461

Integrated
Physiotherapy Clinical
Practice

DR/C

0505462

Selected Topics in
Physiotherapy

DR/C

0505463

Research Project

DR/C

University
Requirements E (4)

UR/E

16

Total

0500450

Introduction to
Research

CR/C

0505450

Physiotherapy for Pediatrics

DR/C

0505451

0505452

Physiotherapy for
Obstetrics and
Gynecology
Clinical Practice for
Pediatrics / Obstetrics
and Gynecology
University Requirements
E (3)
Total

DR/C

DR/C
UR/E

17

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BSc. PT, College of Health


Sciences
Course Description
0505250 Therapeutic Modalities

(2-3-0:3)
Prerequisite: General Physics for
Health Sciences (1430107)
Co-requisite: Anatomy (1)
(0505254)
This course is designed to introduce
the students to the scientific and
clinical principles involved in the
use of physical agents (modalities)
in client assessment and treatment.
The course focuses on thermal, light,
sound, electrophysiological, and
mechanical agents used by physical
therapists to treat clients, and explores
the physics, physiology, and clinical
aspects of commonly used modalities.
The lab component includes practice
and working knowledge in the use of
therapeutic modalities to ensure the
students acquire the skills to be able
to safely apply them to clients during
their clinical placement.
0505251 Biomechanics & Kinesiology (1)
(1( ( 2-0-0:2)
Prerequisite: Human Anatomy &
Physiology (0500160)
Co-requisite: Anatomy (1)
(0505254)
This course includes principles of
biomechanics
and
kinesiology
as they relate to human motions.
Analysis of structure and function
of bones, joints, and muscles, and
their individual and combined
contribution to human movement in
general and analysis of the upper
limb movements in particular will be
presented in this course.
0505252 Histology

(1-0-0:1)
Prerequisite: Biology (0500150)
Co-requisite: Pathophysiology
(0503253)

410

This course examines the structure


and function of the human body
based on microscopic examination
of the tissues. Special emphasis
is placed on organ systems most
directly impacted by the practice
of physiotherapy. The course will
cover basic tissues of the body;
cell, epithelium, connective tissue,
cartilage, bone, muscular tissue,
nervous tissue, blood and immune
system, circulatory system, lymphoid
tissue, skin and its appendages.
0505253 Therapeutic Exercise

(2-3-0:3)
Prerequisite: Human Anatomy and
Physiology (0500160)
Co-requisite: Anatomy (1)
(0505254)
Students will acquire knowledge
of concepts and practice related
to
therapeutic
exercise
and
interventions, including passive,
active and resistive range of motion,
strengthening programs, stretching
exercises, mobilization techniques
for the extremity joints, relaxation
exercises and gait training. Students
will also learn the proper and safe
movement of patients between
surfaces, including body mechanics,
bed mobility, and transfer training.
Students will develop and write
home programs, design exercise
programs for therapeutic purposes,
and critically analyze interventions.
It also includes a lab component in
which the student will practice skills
related to the therapeutic exercise.
0505260 Physiotherapy for Respiratory
and Cardiovascular Conditions (3-30:4)
Prerequisite: Pathophysiology
(0503253)
Co-requisite: Clinical practice for
Respiratory and Cardiovascular
Conditions (0505261), Exercise
physiology (0505264)

Lecture/laboratory course designed


to introduce students to the care
of clients with cardiovascular/
respiratory disorders. Students acquire
knowledge on the roles and functions
of physiotherapists as related to
cardio-respiratory conditions. Topics
include clinical exercise testing,
exercise prescriptions, and clinical
practice guidelines for management
of clients who require long term
cardiovascular/respiratory care.
0505261 Clinical Practice for Respiratory
and Cardiovascular Conditions (0-0-6:2)

Prerequisites: None
Co-requisite: Physiotherapy for
Respiratory and Cardiovascular
Conditions (0505260)
& Assessment in Physiotherapy
(0505262)
Students practice in selected clinical
facilities to integrate knowledge,
skills and professional behaviors
into clinical practice with clients of
all ages with cardiovascular and/or
respiratory conditions, or general
fitness related health issues.
0505262 Assessment in Physiotherapy

(1-3-0:2)
Prerequisite: Anatomy (1)
(0505254)
Co-requisite: Anatomy (2)
(0505265)
This course will introduce the
students to basic Assessment in
Physiotherapy as related to various
body systems, including the use of
special equipment (including ROM
evaluation, Manual Muscle testing,
etc...)
0505263 Biomechanics and Kinesiology
(2) (2( ( 3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite: Biomechanics &
Kinesiology (1) (0505251)
Co-requisite: Anatomy (2)
(0505265)

This course includes analysis of the


spine and lower limb movements in the
context of biomechanics, kinesiology
and ergonomics. Human posture and
gait will be also discussed.
0505264 Exercise Physiology

(1-3-0:2)
Prerequisite: Pathophysiology
(0503253)
Co-requisite: Physiotherapy for
Respiratory and Cardiovascular
Disorders (0505260)
Lecture
/
laboratory
course
provides students with an in-depth
understanding of the physiological
responses that occur during exercise.
Particular attention will be given
to the acute and chronic responses
of the cardiovascular, respiratory,
endocrine and metabolic systems
during exercise, their integration and
regulation.
0505350 Physiotherapy for
Musculoskeletal Conditions (1) (1)
)
(3-3-0:4)
Prerequisite: Anatomy (2)
(0505265)
Co-requisite: Clinical Practice for
Physiotherapy for Musculoskeletal
Conditions (1) and Physiotherapy
for Medical and Surgical Conditions
(0505352)
This course is the first of 2
musculoskeletal courses, and it
aims to introduce students to the
basic concepts of musculoskeletal
dysfunction. At this point students
will be introduced to the causes,
pathologies and clinical features
associated with acute and chronic
musculoskeletal conditions of the
upper and lower limbs. Using this
knowledge, communication skills
and clinical reasoning skills, students
will be expected to start to develop
clinical assessment proficiency and
an ability to manage patients/clients
with musculoskeletal dysfunction of
the upper and lower limbs.

0505351 Physiotherapy for Medical and


Surgical Conditions

(1-3-0:2)
Prerequisite: Physiotherapy for
Respiratory and Cardiovascular
Disorders (0505260)
Co-requisite: Clinical Practice for
Physiotherapy for Musculoskeletal
Conditions (1) and Physiotherapy
for Medical and Surgical Conditions
(0505352)
Lecture/laboratory course provides
an overview of common medical
disorders
with
an
emphasis
on conditions encountered in
physiotherapy. Student understanding
of altered structural and physiological
adaptation processes and how they
apply to physiotherapy assessment
and treatment, with special attention
to physiotherapy approaches for
clients in ICU and following surgeries
Topics include: role in common
metabolic disorders (diabetes, obesity
etc..) post operative physiotherapy
and management for burn clients.
0505352 Clinical Practice for
Musculoskeletal Conditions (1) and
for Medical and Surgical Conditions


(0-0-15:5)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: Physiotherapy for
Musculoskeletal Conditions (1)
(0505350) , Physiotherapy for
Medical and Surgical Conditions
(0505351)
Students practice in selected clinical
facilities to integrate knowledge,
skills and professional behaviors
into clinical practice with clients
of all ages with acute and chronic
musculoskeletal conditions of the
upper and lower limbs, common
medical and surgical conditions
encountered in physiotherapy.
0505353 Neurosciences
(2-0-0:2)
Prerequisite: Anatomy (2)

(0505265)
Co-requisite: None
This course covers concepts in
cell and molecular neurosciences,
principles of systems neurosciences,
and fundamentals of the development
of the nervous system. It also gives
students a broad appreciation of the
various subdivisions, nuclear groups,
and axon tracts in the human brain
and spinal cord. Functional aspects of
neurosciences are explored through
examples of common neurological
clinical problems in order to provide
a solid foundation for planning
therapeutic interventions. Students
will be introduced to electrodiagnostic
techniques
0505354 Orthotics and Prosthetics

(1-3-0:2)
Prerequisite: Anatomy (2)
(0505265)
Co-requisite: None
This course provides an analysis of
contemporary upper and lower-limb
orthotic and prosthetic components
and trunk orthoses, including the
biomechanical principles upon which
the designs are based. Topics include
the static and dynamic evaluation
of clients fitted with orthoses and
prostheses. Recent trends in early
prosthetic management of clients
with amputation will be included.
The role of the physiotherapist as part
of the rehabilitation team in selecting
orthotic and prosthetic devices will
be examined briefly. The laboratory
will include practical tutorials on
splinting, casting and fitting.
0505360 Physiotherapy for Neurological
Conditions


(3-3-0:4)
Prerequisite: Neurosciences
(0505353)
Co-requisite: Clinical Practice for
Neurological and Musculoskeletal
Conditions (2) (0505362)
Students acquire knowledge on the
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roles and functions of physiotherapists


as related to patients/ clients with
neurological conditions. This course
and its lab focuses on Physiotherapy,
assessment diagnosis, and functional
intervention
for
clients
with
central and peripheral neurological
conditions with consideration for
acute to rehabilitation management
including palliative care. Students
also acquire competencies in task
analysis of activities of daily living
(ADL) and in the application of
relevant therapeutic modalities.
0505361 Physiotherapy for
Musculoskeletal Conditions (2)
(2(


(3-3-0:4)
Prerequisite: Physiotherapy for
Musculoskeletal Conditions (1)
(0505350)
Co-requisite: Clinical Practice for
Neurological and Musculoskeletal
Conditions (2) (0505362)
Students will build on their previous
musculoskeletal
knowledge
to
include more complex and chronic
pathologies as well as vertebral
disorders and sports injuries.
Students should have the opportunity
to perform independent assessments
and demonstrate the ability to plan
treatment.
0505362 Clinical practice for
Neurological and Musculoskeletal
Conditions (2)

2( )
(0-0-15:5)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: Physiotherapy for
Neurological Conditions (0505360),
Physiotherapy for Musculoskeletal
Conditions (2) (0505361)
Students practice in selected clinical
facilities to integrate knowledge,
skills, and professional behaviors
into real life clinical situations under
supervision for clients with central

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and peripheral neurological conditions


and
complex
musculoskeletal
conditions (vertebral disorders and
sports injuries).
0505450 Physiotherapy for Pediatrics

(3-3-0:4)
Prerequisite: Neurosciences
(0505353)
Co-requisite: Clinical Practice
for Pediatrics / Obstetrics and
Gynecology (0505452)
Students acquire knowledge on the
roles and functions of physiotherapists
as related to pediatric patient/
client, from the neonate through the
school-aged child till adolescence.
Congenital, orthopedic, respiratory,
and neuromuscular disorders, as
well as oncology and burns to be
discussed. Special evaluation and
treatment techniques will also be
included. Practical tutorials and
guidance will be given.
0505451 Physiotherapy for Obstetrics
and Gynecology
( 1-3-0:2)
Prerequisite: Physiotherapy for
Medical and Surgical Conditions
(0505352)
Co-requisite: Clinical Practice
for Pediatrics / Obstetrics and
Gynecology (0505452)
Students
acquire
knowledge
on
physiotheraphy
evaluation
and treatment of the common
gynecological
and
obstetric
conditions. Care of pregnant women
will be stressed. Practical tutorials
and guidance will be given.
0505452 Clinical Practice for Pediatrics
/ Obstetrics and Gynecology


(0-0-12:4)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: Physiotherapy
for Obstetrics and Gynecology
(0505451) and Physiotherapy for

Pediatrics (0505450)
Students practice in selected clinical
facilities to integrate knowledge,
skills and professional behaviors into
clinical practice with clients from
the neonate through the school-aged
child till adolescence. Physiotherapy
evaluation and treatment methods are
performed on clients with common
pediatric disorders and injuries.
Also, students practice physiotherapy
evaluation and treatment methods of
common gynecological conditions,
normal and abnormal pregnancy and
labor, common obstetric injuries and
pre and postnatal care.
0505460 Physiotherapy for Geriatrics
( 1-3-0:2)
Prerequisite: Physiotherapy for
Neurological Conditions (0505360),
Physiotherapy for Musculoskeletal
Conditions (2) (0505361)
Co-requisite: Integrated
Physiotherapy Clinical Practice
(0505461)
Students will gain knowledge and skill
in applying assessment and treatment
principles related to representative
conditions common in older adults.
Changes in various body systems and
psychosocial factors with aging will
be included in addition to the theories
of aging.
0505461 Integrated Physiotherapy
Clinical practice

(0-0-18:6)
Prerequisite: Clinical Practice
for Pediatrics / Obstetrics and
Gynecology (0505452)
Co-requisite: Selected Topics in
Physiotherapy (0505462) and
Physiotherapy for Geriatrics
(0505460)
Students practice in selected clinical
facilities to integrate knowledge,
skills, and professional behaviors
into real life clinical situations under
supervision and deals with clients

with a variety of disorders utilizing


all the knowledge gained throughout
the program.
0505462 Selected Topics in
Physiotherapy
( 3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: Integrated
Physiotherapy clinical practice
(0505461)
The course will cover selected topics
of interest within physiotherapy like
current trends in physiotherapy,

introduction of other allied and


alternative therapies, professional and
psychosocial issues, physiotherapy
administration and management and
critical evaluation of physiotherapy
literature using an evidence-based
approach.
0505463 Research Project

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisite: Introduction to
Research (0500450)
Co-requisite: None
This course encourages a systematic

understanding of the published


literature in a defined subject area of
the students choice within the field of
or relevant to physiotherapy. Having
critically reviewed the literature the
student formulates a research question
and produces appropriate and feasible
research proposal. Finally, the student
will implement that information in
performing and reporting a small
research. At the end of the course,
the students will perform a research
poster presentation.

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DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
B.Sc. Environmental Health
Graduate Profile
1. Knowledge & understanding:
1.1 Identify agents in the environment and work- place that
may affect human health
1.2 Describe the health effects
of the major air and workenvironment pollutants
1.3 List effective control measures for the major air and
work-environment hazards
1.4 Identify and characterize the
common pollutants in water
and wastewater
1.5 Recognize the impacts of
water pollutants on human
health
1.6 State the principles of water
and wastewater treatment
1.7 List methods for treatment
and disposal of solid, hazardous and toxic wastes
1.8 Explain the principles of food
poisoning, food borne infections and pest control during
production, preparation and
presentation of food.
1.9 Describe the functions and
metabolism of microorganisms in marine and fresh
water ecosystems, air, soil,
food and oil.
1.10 Outline microbial role in
waste disposal, recycling and
agriculture.
1.11 Discuss the basic concepts
of environmental and occupational toxicology.
1.12 Explain the necessary knowledge of research relevant to
the practice of environmental health and utilization and

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interpretation
findings

of

research

2. Patient and population care:


2.1 Operate and handle the following instruments:
2.1.1 Sound level meters, Noisedosimeters
2.1.2 Heat monitors, Dust monitors,
Gases
monitors,
Radiation monitors, light
monitors.
2.2 Apply techniques and methods of sampling and analysis of environmental and
occupational hazards.

2.10 Determinate number of bacteria in water


3. Communication:
3.1 Communicate with peers,
superiors and other effectively
4. Management and leadership:
4.1 Demonstrate management and
leadership skills
4.2 Utilize proper decision making skills
4.3 Introduce changes that contributes to the improvement
of health services

2.3 Operate and handle water


and wastewater sanitation
instruments to measure:

4.4 Demonstrate
ability
to
manage human and financial
resources

2.3.1 Salinity, Electrical conductivity, Volatile solids,


Suspended solids, (pH) Total
dissolved Solids.

4.5 Contribute to the development of policy and procedure related to environmental


health

2.3.2
Biochemical
Oxygen
Demand (BOD), Chemical
Oxygen Demand (COD).

5. Health education and community


services:

2.3.3 Color, Turbidity,


Dissolved Oxygen (DO), Jar
(coagulation flocculation),
Temperature.
2.4 Isolate of different micro-organisms from food, soil, air,
water.
2.5 Prepare different selective
media.
2.6 Isolate of molds and bacteria from air by air sampler
and Identification of different
isolates.
2.7 Count the number of bacteria
in soil.
2.8 Select proper media for the
isolation of a pathogen.
2.9 Direct and plate counts of
milk/ and milk products

5.1 Demonstrate effective presentation skills


5.2 Develop health promoter and
educator skills within the
context of their professional
work.
6. Professionalism
6.1 Contribute to profession by
sharing information and
knowledge with peers, and
other health professionals
through effective verbal and
written communications.
6.2 Observe the ethical/moral
aspects in the process of
decision making.
6.3 Participate in ongoing educational activities to enhance
personal growth and professional practice.

information
technology,
independent learning, critical
thinking, verbal and written
communication, time management, presentation skills
and teamwork.

7. Critical and creative thinking:


7.1Problem solving skills
8. Life long learning:
8.1 Use scientific resources to
stay up to date with the fast
growing scientific and technological aspects of the profession in the world.

9. Describe the functions and


metabolism of microorganisms in marine and fresh
water ecosystems, air, soil,
food and oil.

7. Develop an appreciation and


understanding of the ethical
and social issues important
to the Health Sciences and
Environmental Health.

Program Goals

2. Prepare Environmental Health


professionals, who can initiate, change and adapt to it and
who will collaborate within
inter-disciplinary teams.

8. Know the principles of food


poisoning, forborne infections and pest control during
production, preparation and
presentation of food.

6. Gain an appreciation of the


needs of industry and awareness of recent developments
in the health sciences and
Environmental Health.

8.2 Utilize the opportunities of


continuing education happening in the region and
internationally.
1. Acquire a broad base of health
sciences knowledge, understanding and skills, as well
as depth in Environmental
Health

ods for treatment and disposal of solid, hazardous and


toxic wastes

10. Outline microbial role in


waste disposal, recycling and
agriculture.

Program Learning Outcomes


1. Monitor agents in the environment and work- place that
may affect human health

3. Provide highly qualified professionals prepared to work


in environmental health field
and research institutions in
the UAE or abroad.
4. Enable selected candidates
obtain a B.Sc. degree in
Environmental Health in
order to pursue a career in
such field in the UAE or
abroad.
5. Develop a range of skills
including knowledge of

11. List principles of the leadership and management.


12. Know the basic concepts of
environmental and occupational toxicology.

2. Predict the impacts of the


major air and work-environment pollutants on human
health.
3. List effective control measures for the major air and
work-environment hazards
4. Identify and characterize the
common pollutants in water
and wastewater
5. Recognize the impacts of
water pollutants on human
health
6. State the principles of water
and wastewater treatment

13. Understand the necessary


knowledge of research relevant to the practice of environmental health.
Degree Title:
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in
Environmental Health (EH)
Program Structure
The program is designed to meet
the goals of the Department of
Environmental Health. A student
undertaking this program should
complete a total of 134 credit hours
distributed as follows:

7. Select the appropriate meth-

Students undertaking Environmental Health Program Should Complete a Total of (134) Credit
Hours Distributed as follows:
Compulsory (/C)
Elective (/E)

Total

University Requirements (UR)

12

12

24

College Requirements (CR)

24

24

Department Requirements (DR)

80

86

Total

116

18

134

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Degree Requirements
1. University Requirements: (24 credit hours)
(a) University compulsory courses (12 credit hours)
(b) University elective courses (12 credit hours). Each student must successfully complete four courses of
university electives: (i) one course must be selected from each domain 5,6+7 (totaling three courses)

(ii) Fourth course from any of the domains 5,6+7.

2. College Requirements: (24 compulsory credit hours). The college compulsory courses are listed in the College
section of the Catalog.
3. Department Requirements: (86 credit hours).
(a) Department compulsory courses (80 credit hours)
(b) Department elective courses (6 credit hours). Each student must successfully complete 2 courses of department
electives chosen from a list cited in this Catalog.
Environmental Health Requirements (86 credit hours) Compulsory Courses
Course No.
0501257
0504260
0504362
0506250
0506261
0503262

Cr.

Pre-requisite

Co-requisite

Biology (0500150)

Biostatistics (0504252)

Hrs.

General Microbiology
Leadership and Management in
Health Professions
Epidemiology and Population
Health
Introduction to Environmental
Health
Management of Hazardous
Wastes
Health Education & Health
Promotion

3
3
3

Introduction to Health
Sciences (0500161)
Introduction to Environmental
Health (0506250)
-

0506262

Environmental Microbiology

0506263

Water & Wastewater Sanitation

0506264

Vector Control

0506350

Integrated Solid Waste


Management

0506351

Atmospheric Pollution

0506352

Occupational Health & Safety


Environmental Pollution and
Pesticides

General Microbiology
(0501257)
Introduction to Environmental
Health (0506250)
Introduction to Environmental
Health (0506250)
Management of Hazardous
Wastes (0506261)
Introduction to Environmental
Occupational Health &
Health (0506250)
Safety (0506352)
-

Organic Chemistry (1426217)

General Physics for Health


Sciences (1430107) and
Occupational Health & Safety
(0506352)

Environmental and
Occupational hygiene
measurement and
instrumentation (0506360)

0506353

0506360

416

Course Title

Physical Hazards Assessment


and Control

Course No.

Course Title

Cr.

0506361

Environmental and
Occupational Hygiene
Measurement and
Instrumentation

0506362

Food Safety and Quality

0506363

Environmental Legislation

0506452
0506453
0506454

Local Environmental Issues


Building & Human
Habitation
Risk & Environmental
Impact Assessment

General Physics for Health


Sciences (1430107) and
Physical Hazards Assessment and
Occupational Health & Safety
Control (0506360)
(0506352)
General Microbiology
(0501257)
-

Risk & Environmental Impact


Assessment (0506454)

Organic Chemistry (1426217)

Occupational Health Safety


(0506352)

Environmental Toxicology

0506460

Field Training

0506461

Graduation Project

0506464

Petroleum Pollution and the


Environment

1426217

Organic Chemistry

Calculus for Health


Sciences
Total Department compulsory credit
hours

Co-requisite

0506455

1440163

Pre-requisite

Hrs.

Introduction to Research
(0500450)
Occupational Health & Safety
(0506352) And
General Chemistry for Health
Sciences (1426155)

80

Department Specialized Elective Courses (6 Credit hours)


Course No.

Course Title

Cr. Hrs.

Pre-requisite
Co-requisite
Occupational Health & safety
(0506352)

0506465

Occupational Accidents

0506467

Marine Ecology

Biology (0500150)

0506468

Biodiversity

Biology (0500150)

0503261

Psychosocial Aspects in Health Professions


Ethical and Legal Issues in Health
Profession

Introduction to Nutrition

Human Anatomy &


Physiology (0500160)

0503462
0507250

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Study Plan for the B.Sc. Degree in Environmental Health


First Level (Freshman)
Fall Semester
Crs. No.
0201102
0202121
0500150
0500161
1426155

Course Title
Arabic Language
English for Medical
Sciences
Biology
Introduction to Health
Sciences
General Chemistry for
Health Sciences
Total

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

Crs. No.

UR/C

0104100

Islamic Culture

UR/C

0504101
1411100

UR/C

CR/C

CR/C

Health Informatics
IT*
Human Anatomy &
Physiology
General Physics for
Health Sciences

0500160
1430107

Course Title

University Requirements
E (1)

16

*Only for HSA Students

Course Title

UR/C

CR/C

CR/C

UR/C

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

Crs. No.

Course Title
Health Education &
Health Promotion
Management of
Hazardous wastes
Environmental
Microbiology
Water & Wastewater
Sanitation

General Microbiology

DR/C

053263

0506250

Introduction to
Environmental Health

DR/C

0506261

1426217

Organic Chemistry

DR/C

0506262

1440163

Calculus for Health


Sciences

DR/C

University Requirements
E (2)

UR/E

University Requirements
E (3)

16

Total

418

UR/C

17

0501257

Total

Credit

Total

Second Level (Sophomore)


Fall Semester
Crs. No.

Type

0506263
0506264

Vector Control

Type

Credit

DR/C

DR/C

DR/C

DR/C

DR/C
UR/
E

3
3
19

Third Level (Junior)


Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Crs. No.

Course Title

Type

Credit

Crs. No.

Course Title

Type

Credit

0506350

Integrated Solid Waste


Management

DR/C

0503263

Epidemiology and
Population Health

DR/C

0506351

Atmospheric Pollution

DR/C

0506360

Physical Hazards
Assessment and Control

DR/C

0506352

Occupational Health &


Safety

DR/C

DR/C

0504252

Biostatistics

CR/C

Environmental
Pollution and Pesticides

DR/C

0506353

DR/C

DR/C

University
Requirements E(4)

UR/E

Department Electire (1)

DR/E

18

Total

0506361

0506362

Total

0506363

Environmental and
Occupational Hygiene
Measurement and
Instrumentation
Food Safety and
Quality
Environmental
Legislation

18

Fourth Level (Senior)


Fall Semester
Crs. No.

Course Title

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

0500450

Introduction to
Research

CR/C

0506452

Local Environmental Issues

DR/C

0506453

Building & Human


Habitation

DR/C

Crs. No.

Course Title

Credit

DR/C

DR/C

0506460

Leadership and
Management in Health
Care
Field Training

0506461

Graduation Project

DR/C

0506464

Petroleum Pollution and


the Environment

DR/C

DR/E

0504260

0506454

Risk & Environmental


Impact Assessment

DR/C

0506455

Environmental
Toxicology

DR/C

Departmental elective
(2)

15

Total

Total

Type

15

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BSc. EH, College of Health


Sciences
Course Description
0506250 Introduction to Environmental
Health


(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: Introduction to
Health Sciences (0500161)
Co- requisite: None
This introductory course focuses
on the interdisciplinary nature of
environmental health issues. Different
topics are covered including: Air and
water pollution, food safety, solid
and hazardous wastes management,
environmental and occupational
hazards. Diseases related to air and
water pollution will be addressed.
0606261 Management of Hazardous
Wastes

( 3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: Introduction to
Environmental Health (0506250)
Co- requisite: None
This course enables students to
understand the types and the sources
of the hazardous wastes. Collection,
transfer and disposal of the hazardous
wastes are discussed, in addition to
several hazardous waste management
strategies.
0506262 Environmental Microbiology
( 2-3-0:3)
Prerequisites: General Microbiology
(0501257)
Co- requisite: None
This course focuses on the major
roles of microorganisms in the
geochemistry of the earth. The
students will learn about the functions
and metabolism of microorganisms in
marine and fresh water ecosystems,
air, soil, food, oil, waste disposal,
recycling and agriculture. In addition,
the course provides the students with
the basic laboratory techniques in

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isolating different micro-organisms


from food, air, water and human
body
0506263 Water & Wastewater Sanitation
( 3-3-0:4)
Prerequisites:
Introduction
to
Environmental Health (0506250)
Co- requisite: None
This course focuses on the physical,
chemical and microbial aspects of
water and wastewater. Students
will understand the importance
of water quality to environmental
health status and appreciate the
administrative framework for the
protection of water sources. Water
chemistry, demand, measurement
techniques, aquifer characteristics
and drinking water sources are
discussed. It also covers the different
treatment systems available for
dealing with wastewater, including
principles, types, appropriateness,
design and loading criteria. In
addition, this course enables students
to gain a working knowledge of the
analytical and quantitative techniques
employed in water and wastewater
quality monitoring and control.
Proper interpretation of result and
recommendations for preventive
measures are emphasized.
0506264 Vector Control


(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites:
Introduction
to
Environmental Health (0506250)
Co- requisite: None
This course introduces vectors
of public health significance. The
life history, health significance and
methods of identification of pests
encountered are discussed, in addition
to current chemical, physical, and
biological control methods
0506350 Integrated Solid Waste
Management

( 3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: Management of
Hazardous Wastes (0506261)
Co- requisite: None
This course will enable students to
understand the source, types and
composition of solid waste. The steps
and methods used in the integrated
solid waste management will be
covered. Major emphasis is placed
on the application of integrated
pollution control techniques
0506351 Atmospheric Pollution

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites:
Introduction
to
Environmental Health (0506250)
Co- requisite: Occupational Health
& Safety (0506352)
This course enables students to
appreciate the importance of air
quality to environmental health
status. Major emphasis is placed on
emission sources, characteristics of
primary and secondary pollutant,
ozone
depletion
and
global
warming. In addition to air pollution
monitoring techniques and air quality
management technologies.
0506353 Environmental Pollution and
Pesticides


(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry
(1426217)
Co- requisite: None
This course enables the students
to gain an appreciation of the uses
of different types of pesticides and
their effects on the environment and
human. Control measures will also
be addressed.
0506360 Physical Hazards Assessment
& Control

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: Occupational Health
and Safety (0506352), General
Physics for Health Sciences

(1430107)
Co- requisite: Environmental &
Occupational Hygiene Measurement
& Instrumentation (0506361)
This course provides the students with
the necessary knowledge, principles
and skills that enhance them to
assess, evaluate and control physical
hazards (Noise, Heat, Radiation,
Light) as potential occupational &
environmental hazards.
0506361 Environmental & Occupational
Hygiene Measurement & Instrumentation
( 2-3-0:3)
Prerequisites: Occupational Health
and Safety (0506352) & General
Physics for Health Sciences
(1430107)
Co- requisite: Physical Hazards
Assessment & Control (0506360)
This course will enable students
to learn the operating principles,
advantages and limitations of various
types of equipment used to evaluate
environmental
&
occupational
hazards. To understand the exposure
measurement and statistical error
associated with. In addition, the
students will be trained to use direct
reading instruments
0506363 Environmental Legislations
( 3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
Co- requisite: None
This course helps students to develop
an awareness of the procedures of
the legal system. Type, origin and
purpose of national and international
law are discussed. Major emphasis
is placed on the framework of
environmental and occupational
health legislation at sub-national,
national and international levels.
Food quality legislation systems are
thoroughly discussed.
0506452 Local Environmental Issues

(3-0-0:3)

Prerequisites: None
Co- requisite: Risk & Environmental
Impact Assessment (0506454)
This course exposes the students to
the interaction of the different sources
of pollutants and their effects on the
local ecosystems (including desert,
mountains, marine and groundwater).
In addition, the impact of industrial
development and oil production,
processing and transportation on the
local environment will be covered.

Co- requisite: None


This course assists students to
understand the basic concepts of
environmental and occupational
toxicology. It focuses on the source
and exposure routes of pollutants,
mechanisms of toxic action,
metabolism, storage and excretion,
target sites and pathological effects of
bio-toxins, and chemical compounds
(symptoms and signs). In addition to
risk perception and assessment.

0506453 Building and Human


Habitation


(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
Co- requisite: None
This course will enable the students to
understand the principles of the safety
of the buildings and construction and
the indoor health problems.

0506460 Field Training


( 0-0-12:4)
Prerequisites: None
Co- requisite: None
This course will offer the students
the opportunity to utilize and develop
competences acquired in the academic
courses. The students will also
benefit from the expertise of those
already engaged in environmental
and occupational health services

0506454 Risk & Environmental Impact


Assessment

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
Co- requisite: None
This course consists of two parts.
Part one, addresses the principles
of environmental and occupational
hazards risk assessment which
involves identification, evaluation,
and estimation of the levels of
risks involved in a situation, their
comparison against standards, and
determination of an acceptable level
of risk. The second part presents an
overview of the purpose, principles
and process of Environmental
Impact Assessment i.e. the impact
of the proposal or project on the
environment and human.
0506455 Environmental Toxicology

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry
(1426217) & Occupational Health &
Safety (0506352)

0506461 Graduation Project



(1-0-6:3)
Prerequisites:
Introduction
to
Research (0500450)
Co- requisite: None
This course provides students the
opportunity to apply their research
knowledge to the investigation
of environmental or occupational
health problems. Students will
develop competence in hypothesis
formulation, research methodology
and analysis of laboratory or field
data. Emphasis will be placed on
investigating local environmental or
occupational issues.
0506464 Petroleum Pollution and the
Environment


(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: atmospheric Pollution
(0506351) & Occupational & safety
(0506352)
Co- requisite: None

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1426217 Organic Chemistry (3-3-0:4)


Prerequisites: General Chemistry for
Health Sciences (1426155)
Co- requisite: None
This course covers the classification
of
organic
compounds;
the
chemical bonds; nomenclature of
aliphatic and aromatic compounds;
saturated hydrocarbons; unsaturated
hydrocarbons; alcohols; phenols;
ethers and thiols; aldehydes and
ketones; carboxylic acids and their
derivatives; amines and amides; and
introduction to carbohydrates and
proteins. The practical part includes
laboratory techniques; synthesis;
and identification of various organic
compounds.

422

0506465 Occupational Accidents



(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: Occupational & safety
(0506352)
Co- requisite: None
This course will enable the
participants to understand the causes
of occupational accidents. Emphasis
will be placed on methods of
investigation, analysis and prevention
of occupational accidents.
0506467 Marine Ecology

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: Biology (0500150)
Co- requisite: None
This course provides an overview
of the marine environment as a
habitat. Classification of the marine

environment,
some
ecological
and biological concepts including
adaptation to life in the sea, living
conditions on the bottom and the
intertidal zone will be covered. Major
emphasis will be placed on the human
intervention in the sea.
0506468 Biodiversity


(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: Biology (0500150)
Co- requisite: None
This course comprises the history of
life, diversity of living organisms and
evolution, extinction and depletion
overexploitation threatening living
species, global pattern of biodiversity,
endangered
species
protection,
captive breeding and reintroduction.

DEPARTMENT OF
CLINICAL NUTRITION &
DIETETICS
B.Sc. Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Graduate Profile
1. Knowledge & understanding:
1.1 Integrate the knowledge of
food and nutrition with the
knowledge of health, social
sciences, communications,
and management theory
1.2 List food groups with respect
to their composition, selection, culinary uses, and principles in preparation
1.3 Discuss the role of food processing in preparation, preservation, safety and nutritive
value of foods
1.4 Describe cultural, social,
psychological and personal
influences of food habits
1.5 Identify the nutritional needs
of people during life span
and disease conditions
1.6 Discuss the principles of
diet planning for individuals, group, or community in
health and disease conditions
1.7 Interpret accurately research
findings
1.8 Demonstrate ability to utilize
research findings in various
clinical settings
2. Patient and population care:
2.1 Formulate need-based dietary
assessment for restoration
of health

standards of clinical practice


in nutrition care process
2.4 Complete intervention plans,
monitoring and evaluation,
to promote positive health
outcomes
3. Communication:
3.1 Acquire verbal and written
communication skills with
patients, and other health
care team members, and the
public
3.2 Disseminate nutrition
and health related IEC
(Information, Education,
Communication) appropriate
for the needs of individuals
or group
3.3 Follow proper documentation
procedures (medical record)
including writing and presentation skills.
4. Management and leadership:
4.1 Acquire the entrepreneur
traits of decision making and
problem solving
4.2 Demonstrate ability to assign
responsibilities and delegate
tasks
4.3 Demonstrate ability to
manage human and financial
resources
4.4 Demonstrate sensitivity
towards time management
4.5 Develop the characteristics of
a good team worker
5. Health education and community services:

and nutrition
5.4 Recognize the multidisciplinary approach in Nutrition
and Health Care
6. Professionalism
6.1 Integrate the expertise of different sectors and their role
in service delivery
6.2 Apply the professional ethics in practice as Clinical
Nutritionists & Dietitians
7. Critical and creative thinking:
7.1 Use critical thinking in the
provision of care
7.2 Identify and utilize current
sources of recent advances
in food and nutrition
8. Life long learning:
8.1 Foster the development of
professional consultation
skills, written communications, effective patient interactions and nutrition education for the public
8.2 Identify and utilize current
sources of recent advances
in food and nutrition
8.3 Exhibit traits of independent
learning
Program Goals
1. To endorse multidisciplinary
study of challenges facing
society with equal emphasis
on the social, human, cultural dimensions of these
challenges

2.2 Assess the nutritional status


of individuals and groups

5.1 Recognize the role of nutrition in community health

2.3 Design and implement nutrition care plans for patients


in line with the guidelines
detailed in the international

5.2 Conduct nutrition education


programs

2. To facilitate the general


higher education and intellectual development, within
the context of the study of
food, clinical nutrition and
dietetics.

5.3 Participate in community


activities related to health

3. To graduate highly qualified clinical nutritionists and

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dietitians who will be able to


work in different health care
settings and collaborate with
health team members

within its Islamic values and


advancement

efficient nutritional care to


clients/patients based on latest knowledge and changing
needs of the community

2. Establish broad understanding of the importance of


social, economic, environmental and cultural issues
influencing food choice and
nutritional status

4. To equip the students with


advanced learning tools that
will help them to improve
their life long knowledge
and skills such as self learning; critical thinking, and
evidencebased clinical
learning

7. Apply the principles of


nutrition and dietetics in
the maintenance of health
and prevention of disease in
groups and individuals

3. Integrate and acquire training and knowledge from


fields relevant to food and
nutrition sciences; food
processing, food psychology
and sociology and health
promotion and nutrition

5. To produce graduates who


will be capable of being
change-agents and leaders in
the society

4. Develop a range of skills


including knowledge of
information technology,
food analysis, independent
learning, critical thinking
and verbal and non-verbal
communication

6. To prepare students to utilize


research and pursue higher
education to promote career
advancement of the profession.
Program Learning Outcomes
On completion of the program, the
graduates shall be able to:

9. Adhere to the ethical and


social issues important to
nutritional care in health
delivery
Degree Title:
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in
Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
(CN+D)

5. Design an effective evidence-based nutrition care


plan process for individual
clients or patients

1. Demonstrate awareness for


the social, cultural sensitivity of the Emirates needs

8. Integrate recent developments through research in


the field of clinical nutrition
and dietetics

Program Structure
Students undertaking Clinical
Nutrition and Dietetics Program
should complete a total of 134 credit
hours distributed as follows:

6. Demonstrate leadership
to provide effective and

Students undertaking Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Program should complete a Total of 134
Credit Hours distributed as follows:

424

Compulsory (/C)

Elective (/E)

Total

University Requirements (UR)

12

12

24

College Requirements (CR)

24

24

Department Requirements (DR)

80

86

Total

116

18

134

Degree Requirements
4. University Requirements: (24 credit hours)
(a) University compulsory courses (12 credit hours)
(b) University elective courses (12 credit hours). Each student must successfully complete four courses of
university electives chosen from a list cited in this Catalog: (i) one course must be selected from each domain
5,6+7 (totaling three courses, act).

(ii) Fourth course from anyone of the domains 5,6+7.

5. College Requirements: (24 credit hours)


(a) College compulsory courses (24 credit hours)
6. Department Requirements: (86 credit hours)
(a) Department compulsory courses (80 credit hours)
(b) Department elective courses (6 credit hours). Each student must successfully complete 2 courses of department
electives chosen from a list cited in this Catalog.
Department Compulsory Courses (80 credit hours)
Course No.

Course Title

Cr.
Hrs.

Pre-requisite

Co-requisite

0501257

General Microbiology

Biology (0500150)

0501260

Biochemistry

General Chemistry for Health


Sciences (1426155)

Biostatistics (0504252)
Human Anatomy and
Physiology (0500160)
Introduction to Nutrition
(0507250)
Introduction to Nutrition
(0507250)
General Microbiology
(0501257)
Macro and Micro Nutrients
(0507260)
Principles of Food Science
(0507261)
Introduction to Nutrition
(0507250); Macro and Micro
Nutrients (0507260)
Macro and Micro Nutrients
(0507260)
Nutrition Assessment
(0507350); Nutrition in the
Life Cycle (0507352)

0503263
0503462

Health Education and Health


Promotion
Ethical and Legal Issues in
Health Professions

0504362

Epidemiology and Population Health

0507250

Introduction to Nutrition

0507260

Macro and Micro Nutrients

0507261

Principles of Food Science

0507262

Food Psychology and Sociology

0507263

Food Microbiology

0507350

Nutrition Assessment

0507351

Food Processing & Preparation

0507352

Nutrition in the Life Cycle

0507353

Pediatric Nutrition

0507360

Medical Nutrition Therapy (1)

Biochemistry (0501260)
Nutrition in the Life Cycle
(0507352)
-

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Course No.

Course Title

Cr.

Pre-requisite

Hrs.

0507361

Diet Planning and Disease (1)

0507362

Clinical Nutrition Practicum 1A

0507450

Medical Nutrition Therapy (2)

0507451

Diet Planning and Disease (2)

0507452

Clinical Nutrition Practicum 2A


(Community)

0507453

Practical Food Analysis

0507460

Food Service Management

0507461

Nutrition Project

0507462

Clinical Nutrition Practicum 3A

1426217

Organic Chemistry

Total Department compulsory credit hours

80

Co-requisite

Medical Nutrition Therapy


(1) (0507360)
Nutrition Assessment
Diet Planning and Disease
(0507350)
(1) (0507361)
Medical Nutrition Therapy (1) Diet Planning and Disease
(0507360)
(2) (0507451)
Diet Planning and Disease (1) Medical Nutrition Therapy
(0507361)
(2) (0507450)
Health Education and Health
Promotion (0503263)
Food Processing & Preparation
(0507351)
-

Food Microbiology (0507263)


Introduction to Research
(0500450)
Diet Planning and Disease (2)
(0507451)
General Chemistry for Health
Sciences (1426155)

Department Elective Courses (6 credit hours)


The following courses are offered by the Department as electives, although all may not be available in a particular
semester. These are the courses that can be offered to the 4th year students only.
Course No.

Course Title

Cr. Hrs.

Pre-requisite

Co-requisite

0503261

Psychosocial Aspects in Health Professions

0506362

Food Safety and Quality

0507400

Advanced Human Nutrition and Metabolism

0507405

Nutrition Counseling and Communication

0507437

Sports Nutrition

426

General Microbiology
(0501257)
Nutrition in the Life Cycle
(0507352)
Health Education and Health
Promotion (0503263)
Nutrition Assessment
(0507350)

Study Plan for the B.Sc. Degree in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
First Level (Freshman)
Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Crs. No.

Course Title

Type

Credit

Crs. No.

0201102

Arabic Languages

UR/C

0104100

Islamic Culture

0202121

English for Academic


purposes

UR/C

0504101
1411100

0206099

Advising and Guidance

UR/C

0500160

0500150

Biology
Introduction to Health
Sciences
General Chemistry for
Health Sciences
Total

UR/C

CR/C

Health Informatics
IT*
Human Anatomy &
Physiology
General Physics for
Health Sciences

CR/C

University Requirements
E (1)

16

Total

0500161
1426155

1430107

Course Title

Type

Credit

UR/C

UR/C

CR/C

CR/C

UR/C

3
17

*Only for HSA Students

Second Level (Sophomore)


Fall Semester
Crs. No.

Course Title

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

Crs. No.

Course Title

Type

Credit

0504252

Biostatistics

CR/C

0501260

Biochemistry

DR/C

0507250

Introduction to Nutrition

DR/C

0507260

Macro and Micro Nutrients

DR/C

0501257

General Microbiology

DR/C

DR/C

1426217

Organic Chemistry

DR/C

DR/C

University Requirements
E (2)

Food Microbiology
University Requirements
E (3)

DR/C
UR/
E

UR/E

16

Total

Total

0507261
0507262
0507263

Principles of Food
Science
Food Psychology &
Sociology

3
18

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Third Level (Junior)


Fall Semester
Crs. No.

Course Title

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

Crs. No.

Course Title

Type

Credit

0507350

Nutrition Assessment

DR/C

0503263

Health Education and


Health Promotion

DR/C

0507351

Food Processing and


Preparation

DR/C

0504362

Epidemiology and
Population Health

DR/C

0507352

Nutrition in the Life


Cycle

DR/C

0507360

Medical Nutrition
Therapy (1)

DR/C

0507361

DR/C

Pediatric Nutrition

DR/C

Diet Planning and


Disease (1)

0507362

Clinical Nutrition
Practicum 1A

DR/C

Department Elective (1)

DR/E

0507353

University
Requirements E (4)

UR/E

Total

3
3

Total

17

18

Fourth Level (Senior)


Fall Semester
Crs. No.

Course Title

Spring Semester
Type

Credit

Crs. No.

Course Title

Type

Credit

0503462

Ethical and Legal


Issues in Health
Professions

DR/C

0500450

Introduction to
Research

CR/C

0507450

Medical Nutrition Therapy (2)

DR/C

0507451

Diet Planning and


Disease (2)

DR/C

0507460

Food Service
Management

DR/C

0507452

Clinical Nutrition Practicum


2A (Community)

DR/C

0507461

Nutrition Project

DR/C

0507453

Practical Food Analysis

DR/C

Departmental Elective (2)

DR/E

0507462

Clinical Nutrition
Practicum 3A

DR/C

Total

428

17

Total

15

BSc. CN&D, College of Health


Sciences
Course Description
0507260 Macro and Micro Nutrients
( 3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites:
Introduction
to
Nutrition (0507250)
Co- requisite: None
A study of energy needs components,
metabolism,
general
chemical
characteristics and function of
protiens,
carbohydrates,
lipids,
vitamins and minerals as well as other
emerging nutritional factors related
to human health and diseases.
0507261 Principles of Food Science

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
Co-requisite:
Biochemistry
(0501260)
This course deals with the study of
the various food groups with respect
to their classification, composition,
processing and nutrient content,
as well as physical, chemical and
biological characteristics of food
through all phases of manufacture
and processing from farm to
consumer level. It emphasizes
on the application of chemistry
and biochemistry aspects of food
constituents that dictate the complex
characteristics of food.
0507262 Food Psychology and
Sociology


(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites:
Introduction
to
Nutrition (0507250)
Co- requisite: None
This course explores the factors that
affect attitudes and decisions about
food; examines current issues of body
image and food marketing. It focuses
on the beliefs of different cultures in
terms of food and nutritional values.

0507263 Food Microbiology



(2-3-0:3)
Prerequisites: General Microbiology
(0501257)
Co- requisite: None
Emphasis on the important groups of
microorganisms associated with food
quality, safety, processing, spoilage,
fermentations,
infections
and
intoxications; factors (intrinsic and
extrinsic) related to microbial growth;
and control of food transmitted
pathogens and minimizing public
health risks.
The laboratory sessions apply
basic procedures to determine the
microbiological safety and quality
of food processing and handling by
selectively culturing, identifying,
and differentiating some food borne
pathogens from microorganisms
normally found on raw and processed
foods.
0507350 Nutrition Assessment

(3-3-0:4)
Prerequisites: Macro and Micronutrients (0507260)
Co- requisite: None
This course provides the theoretical
knowledge and practical skills
regarding
different
aspects
of
nutritional
assessments:
anthropometric, laboratory, clinical,
dietary assessments and includes
an evaluation of their strengths and
limitations.
The lab. sessions utilize active
application of tools and techniques
used for assessment of nutritional
status. Research methodology and
application of research finding to
nutrition care will be introduced.
0507351 Food Processing and
Preparation


(3-0-0:4)
Prerequisites: Principles of Food

Science (0507261)
Co- requisite: None
This course covers food technology
and processing. It provides a
historical perspective of food
preservation, storage, and the
impact of urbanization on current
demand and supply for processed
and fast foods. It enables students to
understand and examine the nutritive
value of a range of techniques
involved in food technology and
food processing. Practical training is
combined to equip the students with
the skills and scientific application of
food preparation.
0507352 Nutrition in the Life Cycle
( 3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites:
Introduction
to
Nutrition (0507250), Macro and
Micronutrients (0507260)
Co- requisite: None
This course covers basic nutritional
issues from preconception throughout
life, pregnancy and lactation, infant,
adolescent, adulthood and old age. It
deals with identifying nutrient needs,
and discusses human nutrition from
both physiological and psychosocial
perspectives. It considers factors
that affect growth and development,
and the aging process. Among these
are food security, environmental
factors, and nutrition and disease
interactions.
0507353 Pediatric Nutrition

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites:
Macro
and
Micronutrients (0507260)
Co- requisite: Nutrition in the Life
Cycle (0507352)
The course focuses on the
interrelationships of growth and
development of the infant/child with
nutritional status in health and disease.
Nutrition for health promotion;
effects of malnutrition, nutrient

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needs, feeding strategies, disease and


demographics on nutritional status
and pathophysiology of growth and
development along with their effect
on organ systems are included.
0507360 Medical Nutrition Therapy (1)
(1)
(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: Nutrition Assessment
(0507350) & Nutrition in Life Cycle
(0507352)
Co- requisite: None
This course orients the students to the
Nutrition Care process in the clinical
setting. It focuses on the study of the
advanced medical nutrition therapy
for specific disease conditions such as
digestive disorders, diabetes mellitus,
obesity, oral health and metabolic
disorders.
0507361 Diet Planning and Disease (1)
(1)


(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
Co- requisite: Medical Nutrition
Therapy (1) (0507360)
This course provides advanced study
of evidence-based nutrition principles
and clinical recommendations for the
prevention and treatment of digestive
disorders, diabetes mellitus, obesity,
oral health and metabolic disorders. It
develops the skills of the students for
diet planning in health and disease to
practice in clinical settings.
0507362 Clinical Nutrition Practicum 1A
(1(

(0-0-9:3)
Prerequisites: Nutrition Assessment
(0507350)
Co- requisite: Diet Planning and
Disease (1) (0507361)
This course is designed to emphasize
the importance of nutrition in
achieving health and wellness. The
students are acquainted with the
nutrition care process, and application
of nutritional assessment tools on

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individuals in clinical training. The


effectiveness of the therapeutic diet
as related to specific diseases such
as gastro-enterological disorders,
diabetes, cardiovascular disease,
obesity are examined. Students are
familiarized with the application of
dietary modification by diet writing/
menu marking in the clinical setting
0507450 Medical Nutrition Therapy (2)
(2) ( 3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: Medical Natrition
Therapy (1) (0507360).
Co- requisite: Diet Planning and
Disease (2) (0507451)
This course covers advanced
principles of medical nutrition therapy
during food allergy and intolerance,
cardiovascular disease, metabolic
stress, liver disease, renal disease,
cancer, HIV infection, and AIDS.
0507451 Diet Planning and Disease (2)
(2)



(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: Diet Planning and
Disease (1) (0507361)
Co- requisite: Medical Nutrition
Therapy (2) (0507450)
This in-depth course provides study
of evidence-based nutrition principles
and clinical recommendations for
nutritional management of coronary
heart disease and other priority
disease states under critical care. The
advanced course is designed to equip
the students with professional skills
in diet planning for clinical settings.
0507452 Clinical Nutrition Practicum 2A
(Community)
( ) (2 ) (


(0-0-9:3)
Prerequisites: Health Education and
Health Promotion (0503263)
Co- requisite: None
This course comprises of application of
the principles of nutrition assessment
and development of the nutrition

education plan as a component


of health care for individuals and
groups in a community health care
setting. It is an introduction to
nutrition related diseases in terms of
cause and treatment, prevention and
rehabilitation. The emphasis is on the
application of knowledge and skills
in the areas of wellness and healthy
eating lifestyles, promotion, nutrition
education, program planning and
evaluation and client care and support.
The aim of this course is to enable
students to utilize the knowledge and
skills gained through other courses
in working with clients, individuals,
families and communities as they
assess and intervene to practice
health-enhancing activities.
0507453 Practical Food Analysis
( 1-3-0:2)
Prerequisites: Food Processing and
Preparation (0507351)
Co- requisite: None
This course introduces the students
to the methods of food analysis,
their use and limitations. Procedures
and instruments for the analysis
of specific chemicals and food
components are described. Practical
training focuses on the analysis of
various food groups for their major
and minor food components.
0507460 Food Service Management
( 3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: Food Microbiology
(0507263)
Co- requisite: None
The course illustrates the functions
of food service operations such as
menu planning, purchasing, storage,
production and service. It reviews
the principles of cleaning, sanitation,
personal hygiene and safety practices
in food service facilities. The course
also covers the application of
dietary advice by focusing on menu
management and recipes in order

to ensure that advice about diet are


practical. It allows students to reflect
on their nutritional knowledge and
eating pattern to manage, plan, and
analyze a range of meals suitable
for maintenance of good health and
treatment of diseases in different
physiological stages, income and
ethnic groups. A typical Middle
Eastern diet and meal pattern will be
examined.
0507461 Nutrition Project

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites:
Introduction
to
Research (0500450)
Co- requisite: None
This course comprises the application
of the knowledge of research methods
in a nutrition situation. Each student
develops a specific study design
on a selected nutrition related topic
under the supervision of a faculty and
implements, analyzes, interprets the
findings and submits a project report
0507462 Clinical Nutrition Practicum 3A
(3( ( 0-0-18:6)
Prerequisites: Diet Planning and
Disease (2) (0507451)
Co- requisite: None
This course provides students
with insights into the principles
and practice of clinical nutrition.

The students appreciate the role


of nutrients in the pathogenesis
of disease, and nutrition in the
management of certain disease states
as gastro-enterological disorders,
diabetes, cardiovascular disease,
metabolic stress, and renal disease
including enteral and parenteral
nutrition support in stress and trauma
as well as specific disease conditions
such as, cancer, HIV infection, and
AIDS. The selective clinical setting
provides the opportunity for students
to pursue personal learning objectives
and concepts relevant to their role as
practitioners, educators.
Department Elective Courses
(6 Credit Hours)
0507400 Advanced Human Nutrition
and Metabolism

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: Nutrition in the Life
Cycle (0507352)
Co- requisite: None
This course focuses on the historical
perspectives of nutrition, critical
evaluation of the methodology of
nutrient estimation and derivation of
requirements of specific nutrients. It
encompasses the advanced study of
macronutrient metabolism in health
and disease. It also includes the
topics on nutritional management
in special conditions like high

altitudes, astronauts, stress, extreme


temperatures; nutrition and immunity
and updates in current nutrition
issues.
0507405 Nutrition Counseling and
Communication

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
Co- requisite: None
This course focuses on the
understanding and acquisition of
communication skills in interpersonal
and counseling contexts. The
identification and development of
specific communication skills that
are essential in clinical practice and
professional environment will be
emphasized in order to establish
a theoretical framework for the
application of communication skills
in an effective counseling process.
0507437 Sports Nutrition

(3-0-0:3)
Prerequisites: Nutrition Assessment
(0507350)
Co- requisite: None
This course gives the knowledge
related to food, nutrition, healthy
eating and how to maximize sports
performance
through
natural
nutrition.

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