Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences

Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences

The Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences (FAMS) was established in Albaha University in 1426H in response to the needs of the community of the specialized cadres in Applied Medical Sciences. The Faculty relies on the latest academic standards based on the scientific method and the development of developmental and analytical approaches and Psychomotor skills, and not just acquiring and retrieving specific information through lectures, panel discussions, scientific teaching, practical training, and developmental research to cope with medical developments and the pace of economic development. The Faculty has five study programs offered by five academic departments: Laboratory Medicine Department, Dental Health Department, Nursing Department, Optometry Department and Community Health Sciences Department (public health). Although, Optometry program was stopped from accepting new students and has now been under activation.

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Programs

Bachelor of Nursing

Overview

The Nursing program aims to prepare a generation of scientifically and practically qualified nurses to work to meet the growing needs of nursing services at the local and international levels. Students should be part of the medical team; they will promote their involvements in the nursing profession and contribute to the development and expansion of their awareness about treatment.

Objectives

  • Prepare our graduates to lead in nursing care services, research, and higher education.

  • Apply professional values and ethics into the class and into practicing of nursing.

  • Teach students to meet basic health needs and acquire the basic knowledge and skills to practice nursing care successfully.

  • Demonstrate accountability for continuous medical education after graduation and throughout nursing care career.

  • Develop academic leaders to meet the challenges of changing healthcare and higher education environment.

  • Provide community services including health education for the public.

  • Create culture of collaboration between students and staff to enable students to thrive and expand their talents.

  • Carry out research that is relevant to healthcare needs at Albaha.

Outcomes

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  • Knowledge

  • 5.2. Students perform community health nursing programs based on community needs efficiently.

  • 5.1. Students employ proficient and safe nursing care for patients, families and communities appropriately.

    4.1. Students operate educational activities using e learning interactively.

    4.2. Students demonstrate communication skills and information analysis when needed independently.

  • Psychomotor

  • 3.1. Students show cooperative teamwork skills in nursing care settings continuously

    3.2. Students demonstrate responsibilities and accountabilities of nursing care for patients, families and communities professionally.

  • Communication, Information Technology, Numerical

  • 2.1. Students develop relationship between nursing and other medical sciences consistent with nursing practice framework

  • 2.2. Students analyze various nursing matters based on nursing process and problem-solving approaches once indicated.

  • Interpersonal Skills and Responsibility

  • Cognitive Skills

  • Students recognize independently theoretical and practical principles of nursing care.

  • Students describe nursing issues using scientific and evidence-based nursing critically.

Potential Jobs

The Nursing Program provides graduates with ideal career opportunities for a prosperous career in all areas of health care, there is a steady increase in the demand for nursing professionals in primary health care centers and hospitals throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, allowing the graduates to find rewarding and diverse job opportunities such as Nursing specialist and researcher.