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College of Health Sciences

Dean’s Message

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

Here in the College of Health Sciences, we focus on providing high-quality education in public health, environmental health and safety, nutrition, and biomedical sciences.  We strive to provide advanced research opportunities for our students, and to proactively engage with, and contribute to, the communities in which we live and work.

Our aim is to prepare students to become future health professionals to fulfill the health care needs of Abu Dhabi, the UAE, GCC countries, and beyond. We take pride in combining competent but personalized teaching with cutting edge healthcare research, community outreach, and collaborative endeavors.  Our faculty are multi-faceted scholars with diverse backgrounds, with the right skills to provide a vibrant and interactive teaching experience. They are renowned for their research in epidemiology, health policy and disparities, health communications, cancer, obesity and nutrition, endocrinology and diabetes, and precision medicine.  

The College of Health Sciences offers unique support and encouragement to students. We provide academic advisors, state-of-the-art teaching laboratories, and effective internship and practicum placements. We embrace active student engagement and promote innovative self-directed learning and assessment in our programs. In addition to the current five BSc programs offered, additional programs, including Health Communication, Radiology, and Medical Imaging, will be introduced soon.

I invite you to take advantage of the academic, research, and social opportunities available in the College of Health Sciences as we grow and expand to meet the healthcare needs of the UAE and beyond.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Wassim Y. Almawi, Ph.D.
Professor & Dean
College of Health Sciences

Dean - College of Health Sciences

Dr. Wassim Y. Almawi

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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