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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Department of Nursing

Introduction

The Department of Nursing at the Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences at Albaha University was established in 2006 to fulfill the needs of community from Nursing Specialists. The Nursing Department 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.

Message

To meet health care needs through development and adherence to the highest educational standards of nursing to graduate well-qualified nurses who can practice in an ever-changing environment.

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 AL-Baha.

Program

The Nursing program consists of five years of study (including 12 months of internship training). In the first year, students will undertake courses focusing on developing their English language skills besides the general courses in the medical field such as human biology, medical physics, and health education. In the second year, students will study basic medical courses such as medical ethics, medical terminology, and general anatomy and physiology. While third and fourth year of the programme, student will embark on core and specific Nursing courses such as Fundament of Nursing, Medical & Surgical Nursing, Pediatric and Child Health Nursing, Obstetrical and Gynecological Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing and Clinical Nursing. The fifth year consists of 12 months of clinical training internship

Academic Consulting

  • All faculty members have to announced and hang on their schedules on their office doors. The schedules have included information about the members academic counselling and advising hours, teaching hours, administration hours, and clinical hours.

  • All students are allocated to academic advisors.

  • The department provides at least two hours official consultation time every week for all students.

  • Departmental Academic Counseling and Advising Committee is available to assist, facilitate, evaluate, and monitor students’ progress in the curriculum.

  • Students’ periodic reports for guidance are saved to follow the academic performance of students.

For more information about the process of academic guidance, counseling and support, please see the Academic Counseling and Students Support Handbook for all students in the Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences. 

Contact us

Head of Nursing Department 

Dr. Wael Ahmed Alghamdi

Waelalghamdi@bu.edu.sa