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KSAU strives to attract the most dedicated and aspiring students for its many programs in an effort to elevate the medical field and services within the Kingdom to provide the best medical care for its citizens and residents.

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The Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, is the first and the largest in the Kingdom. The department was the first in the region to provide a Master’s degree in health professions education. The program is offered in all three campuses, primarily delivered in Riyadh and video conferenced to other campuses. The Master provides educational leadership opportunities and enhances the educational skills of health professionals in the fields of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, and other health professions. The program is comprehensive and covers all areas of health profession education through different blocks run over three semesters. The last semester of the program is devoted to research projects.

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This program equips pharmacists with comprehensive expertise in drug discovery, preparing them to actively engage in pharmaceutical research and contribute to the strategic implementation of biotechnology in Saudi Arabia's pharmaceutical industry. Graduates emerge as essential contributors to both the advancement and nationalization of the pharmaceutical industry in Saudi Arabia.

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The establishment of a Master of Health Informatics program aims to produce skilled graduates possessing knowledge, professional, and technical skills. Graduates of this program are expected to excel in various work assignments that include administrative, planning, and implementation of health information systems while being capable of perfectly providing solutions to overcome obstacles associated with health information and administrative systems. Our advanced program prepares graduates to make an immediate impact by playing vital roles in the evolution of the healthcare industry.

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The Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics is offered through the College of Public Health and Health Informatics at the Riyadh Campus. The program strives to provide advanced education and innovative research in the disciplines of epidemiology and biostatistics that promote and inform best practices, policies, and scientific evidence in the field of public health that meet the needs of the community. The MPHEB program empowers the students with skills and experience to conduct impactful research and impact public health decisions. The program is offered over two full years with a total of 42 credit hours.

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​Currently, the Department of Community and Environmental Health offers a Master's Degree in Public Health (MPH). This program aims to overcome the severe shortage of qualified capabilities in the field of public health in the Kingdom. KSAU-HS offers this degree with the highest international standards in the specialty intending to become the national and regional center for Public Health advancement. This degree is offered at the Riyadh campus. The program requires a Bachelor’s degree obtained from an accredited university in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, applied medical science programs, health system administration, health education, public health, clinical nutrition, health administration, colleges of science health, or a Bachelor's degree in epidemiology.

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The nurse-midwifery is a 2-year Master's degree program with a specialization in midwifery. Graduates are certified nurse-midwives who are responsible and accountable as primary health care providers to women throughout their life cycle and their newborns. They are expected to practice within a health care system that provides for consultation, collaboration, or referral as indicated by the client’s needs. Students must complete 54 credit hours to be awarded the Master's in nurse-midwifery.

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The program, offered by the College of Public Health and Health Informatics, aims to graduate practitioners in the field of family safety and domestic violence prevention according to a world-class competency framework, modern issues, and contemporary trends. the courses are offered in a hybrid mode. The duration of the program is one academic year, which includes six courses distributed over three trimesters. Each trimester will have two courses. The total credit hours equal 24 credits.​​​

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The Health Executive Leadership Program (HELP) is a Postgraduate Higher Diploma offered at the College of Public and Health Informatics (CPHHI). This program is designed for healthcare executives and health professionals who desire to transform their organizations to the next level through innovative leadership and long-life leadership development.

Study Years: 1 preparatory year - three major years - one year of internship.​

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