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College of Health Sciences

Dean’s Message

Welcome to the College of Health Sciences at Abu Dhabi University.

You have chosen a career in the healthcare industry at an exciting time. The UAE has made healthcare a strategic priority, not only in relation to the wellbeing of its residents but also in terms of the economic future of the country. Well trained healthcare professionals are required to provide world-class health provision and to establish the UAE as a hub for medical research, applied technology, and biomedical industries.

Our initial goal in the College of Health Sciences is to become a regional leader in health sciences; our ambition is to become a world leader in the field. As we grow, we will train globally in-demand healthcare and science professionals including doctors, nurses, pathologists, geneticists, dieticians, audiologists, radiographers, biomedical scientists, environmental specialists, and public health professionals – all the backbone of modern medicine.

With clear vocational aims, you will be taught and participate in cutting-edge medical practice. Your training will be state-of-the-art and structured. We guarantee that you will be proud to say to employers, “I graduated from Abu Dhabi University’s College of Health Sciences”.

We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to the Abu Dhabi University community.

Professor Raymond Iles, Dean - College of Health Sciences


Dean - College of Health Sciences

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Prof. Raymond Iles

Why choose College of Health Sciences?

  • 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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