The Respiratory Therapy program (RESY) at the College of Applied Medical Sciences (COAMS) provides students with an exceptional education to prepare for a rewarding professional career as advanced Respiratory Therapist, as well as to provide a foundation for leadership in management and supervision, education, research, and clinical specialization. This program prepares students to provide professional respiratory therapy in health care settings ranging from the emergency room to the patient’s home. The program provides the necessary knowledge and skills to begin clinical practice and promotes continual career growth. A Respiratory Therapist is a member of the healthcare team who takes care of patients with respiratory problems by participating in diagnosing and managing specific patient cases. Moreover, the respiratory therapist is involved in prevention and health promotion programs for individuals and society. The Bachelor of Science in Radiological Sciences program consists of four years of study, followed by a one-year internship. During this internship, students receive 12 months of practical training in a clinical setting. Program students are actively engaged in research, projects, and leadership activities aimed at enhancing the quality of practice and advancing evidence-based clinical approaches.
College College of Applied Medical Sciences.
Degree BSc (Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy)
Gender Male & Female
Years of study 5 years (Includes Pre-Professional and Internship years)
Credit Hours 131
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 Respiratory Therapy to the students of this program.
This phase of the program is conducted at the College of Applied Medical Sciences / Department of Respiratory Therapy. This two years study plan covers specialized courses in the Respiratory Therapy.
Respiratory Therapy Internship Program (one year):
The Respiratory Therapy Internship Program of the College of Applied Medical Sciences 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 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 Respiratory Therapist with advanced level of competency in all professional area. .