Emergency Medical Services program (EMS) at the College of Applied Medical Sciences (CAMS) is a well-integrated program consisting of core paramedic topics that support the required clinical learning and health science topics that promote a broad understanding of modern health care delivery. The College adopted (with modifications) the EMS program of Flinders University in Australia with the intention of promoting the standards of EMS at national and international levels.

College College of Applied Medical Sciences.

Campus Undergraduate

Degree BSc (Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services)

Gender Male & Female

Years of study 5 years (Includes Pre-Professional and Internship years)

Credit Hours 143

Language English


Phase I: Pre-Professional (2 Years)

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 Occupational Therapy to the students of this program.

Phase Two (2 years)

This phase of the program is conducted at the College of Applied Medical Sciences. This two years’ study plan covers specialized course in the Emergency Medical services field such as; paramedic practice and communication, Foundation principles of medical and trauma emergencies related to paramedic practice. The human physiology by learning about the pathophysiology and abnormal function of all body systems. During these years, students are exposed to different clinical areas including emergency department especially adult, critical care and pediatrics care areas, operation rooms, labor and delivery rooms to do primary care for patients, starting from assessment, giving the appropriate medications, reassessments, and monitoring.

Emergency Medical Services Internship Program

The Emergency Medical Services 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 Paramedic with advanced level of competency in all professional areas.