Bachelor of Science in Audiology
The Audiology program (AUDI) at the College of Applied Medical Sciences (COAMS) aims to train specialized and highly skilled medical personnel in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of hearing and balance diseases and disorders. This program provides intensive clinical training and education in all areas of hearing and balance for both children and adults. It incorporates relevant scientific courses from prestigious universities, with the curriculum adapted from the University of Melbourne. The Bachelor of Science in Audiology Program consists of four years of study followed by a one-year internship, during which students will receive practical training in a clinical setting for 12 months. In addition, program students will actively engage in research, projects, and leadership activities to improve the quality of practice and promote evidence-based clinical practice.
Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
The Speech-Language Pathology program (SLTH) at the College of Applied Medical Sciences (COAMS) aims to qualify specialized and highly skilled medical personnel in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of Speech, Language, and swallowing diseases and disorders. This program includes intensive clinical training as well as an educational aspect in all areas of hearing and balance for children and adults. This program is characterized by being comprehensive of all relevant scientific courses taught in prestigious universities, and the curriculum was adopted (with modifications) from the University of Melbourne. The Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program comprises four years of study followed by a one-year internship. During the internship, students will receive 12 months of practical training in a clinical setting. Program students will also actively participate in research, projects, and leadership activities that aim to enhance practice quality and promote evidence-based clinical practice
College College of Applied Medical Sciences.
Degree BSc (Bachelor of Science in Audiology)
BSc (Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology)
Years of study 5 years (Includes Pre-Professional and Internship years)
Credit Hours Audiology Program (133)
Speech-Language Pathology Program (132)
Phase I: Pre-Professional
Students from all Health Science Colleges attend the first four semesters together. The students are offered intensive English language courses throughout these semesters to strengthen their English language. This phase also introduces students to the basic concepts of general and medical science that are needed for higher-level education in the Health Sciences. Arabic language skills, Islamic values, and Medical ethics are also taught in the first semester. In the second semester, courses in Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physics for health sciences are offered. In the second academic year, courses in Biochemistry, Behavioral Sciences, Biostatic and Introduction to Evidence-based Medicine, Computer Sciences, and Informatics are offered during the third semester. During the fourth semester, students study Anatomy and Physiology, Principles of Diseases, Basic Pharmacology, Medical Ethics, and Patient Safety and Health Profession Education. At this point, students also begin to take courses in their specialty area, such as the Introduction to Audiology and Speech Therapy.
This phase of the program is conducted at the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, College of Applied Medical Sciences. This two years study plan covers specialized courses for each program.
Audiology / Speech-Language Pathology Internship Program (one year):
The Internship Program in either Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology is a 12-month, full time program.It provides the necessary structure, guidance, and support to facilitate the development of each intern as he or she moves towards greater autonomy, and gains the skills, knowledge, and confidence to master increasingly complex tasks and decisions during the course of the training year. The internship program follows a Competency-Based Model of learning and skill acquisition structure. By the end of the internship year, interns are expected to be ready to function as autonomous Audiologist or Speech-Language Pathologists with advanced level of competency in all professional area.