College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences

Dean’s Message

We are pleased to welcome you to the College of Health Sciences at Abu Dhabi University.

The College of Health Sciences was established in 2018 and aims to exemplify and build on the University’s mission to be a leading and innovative academic and research institute in the UAE and the region.

The College consists of two departments:

  • Department of Environmental and Public Health with two undergraduate programs - BSc in Public Health and BSc in Environmental Health and Safety
  • Department of Biomedical Sciences with three undergraduate programs - BSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, BSc in Molecular and Medical Genetics, and BSc in Laboratory Medicine - Biomedical Sciences

Here in the College of Health Sciences, we prepare students to become health professionals capable of fulfilling the healthcare needs of Abu Dhabi, the UAE, GCC countries, and the world.  

The College has had a very successful start due to the diligence of our faculty in providing competent and personalized teaching in public health, environmental health and safety, nutrition, and biomedical sciences. They work hard to deliver cutting-edge healthcare research opportunities and career-oriented experiences and proactively engage with and contribute to the communities in which we live and work. We provide state-of-the-art teaching laboratories and successful internships and practicum placements. Our support staff also offer exceptional support and encouragement to our students.

As we expand to meet the healthcare needs of the UAE and beyond, we will introduce additional programs. These include undergraduate programs in Basic Medical Sciences (pre-med) and Radiography and Medical Imaging, and a post-graduate program in Public Health (MPH).

I invite you to take advantage of the career-defining opportunities offered by the College of Health Sciences. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.

Dr. Nisreen Hassan Alwan

Acting Dean - College of Health Sciences

Dean’s Message



Dr. Sreethi Nair

Dean - College of Arts & Sciences

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is thrilled that you are joining us. We guarantee you an experience that will be your stepping stone into your chosen field. As well as general education courses for all undergraduate students, we also provide undergraduate programs and postgraduate studies in the media and education fields: BA in Mass Communications (Arabic and English), Professional Diploma in Teaching (English), MSc in Special Education, and MEd in Educational Leadership.

We have created curricula designed to stimulate both your academic and creative interests, as well as a variety of clubs, societies, and competitions in both Arabic and English in which you can participate.

CAS is home to all aspects of your first-year experience at Abu Dhabi University. We provide a unique general education platform to ensure the successful transition of undergraduate students from high school to university life. We will equip you with strong interpersonal skills and analytical abilities. Our outstanding faculty and administrative support are here to ensure that you feel valued and listened to in an educationally stimulating environment.

The College dedicates a significant amount of time to programs and research projects where you can work alongside faculty to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the subject matter. This approach has kick-started a myriad of student projects and research papers. We also offer individual support to students through peer tutors and course heads on a variety of academic subjects.

Our ultimate aim is to nurture your sense of curiosity and fully enable your intellectual potential.

Dr. Sreethi Nair

Dean - College of Arts and Sciences

Globally diverse and accomplished academics

Why choose College of Health & Science?

The College of Health Sciences has been set up specifically to meet the ever-increasing demand for qualified medical professionals within the UAE resulting from the country’s drive to become a regional hub for medical research

You will be taught by international faculty with extensive clinical experience who are renowned in their fields

All our programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Commission for Academic Accreditation

Programs offer interdisciplinary training across key allied health professions

Programs have been developed specifically to meet the needs of the expanding healthcare needs in the UAE and MENA region

Programs have been developed in partnership with Trinity College Dublin

High quality standards aligned to national and international professional accreditation bodies recognized by Abu Dhabi’s Department of Health

Programs are vocationally focused, with an emphasis on clinical placements

The BSc in Clinical Molecular Genetics and Genetic Counselling is the only program of its kind in the UAE

The BSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics is the only program of its kind in the UAE

Additional key healthcare programs will be added in the short term including Pharmacy and Radiography

In the medium term master’s program will be offered

Key clinical and industry partners include VPS Group of Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, Siemens Healthineers, and SEHA

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