Emergency Medical Services


To prepare high caliber participants in knowledge-based society; and to motivate creativity, excellence in research, education, and community service in EMS

Program Goals

1- Prepare competent entry-level Paramedics able to perform basic and advanced skills related to assessment, stabilization and management of acutely ill and/ or injured patients in prehospital setting

2- Provide a positive Learning Environment to assure students’ academic achievement and success

3- Reflect professionalism, self-learning, and self-development, good communication skills, leadership, critical thinking, ethical attitude, and accept responsibility

4- Participate in health education activities related to illness and injury prevention & Advocate for individuals health needs and have influential role in its communities

5- Perform basic and advanced life support skills (BLS, ACLS, PALS, NLS, and PHTLS)

6- Value scientific research, evidence-based practice and quality assurance

Graduate Attributes

We prepare our graduates to:

  • Provide high-quality patient care.
  • Stay calm in stressful situations and perform under Pressure.
  • Work as a paramedic in a culturally diverse community.
  • Be accountable to the profession and society
  • Apply technology to academic studies and work
  • Have critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have leadership skills &  Work effectively within a team
  • Have the desire and willingness to learn and defend the importance of continuing medical education and skills retention

Degrees Requirements

The college offers a BSc in Emergency Medical Services and in order to successfully complete these courses and obtain a degree, the following is required:

1. The successful completion of a minimum of four years of study (143 credit hours) for Emergency Medical Services. This is by successfully completing a number of accredited units from the General Curriculum at AlMaarefa University, a number of accredited units from the compulsory courses taught at the college of Applied Sciences as well a number of accredited units from the chosen discipline.

2. Successfully complete clinical training during the residency year (no less than 48 weeks of training). During this year, the student will practice the knowledge and skills he has gained through clinical practice in a hospital.

Career opportunities

A graduate from the BSc Emergency Medical Services program at the College of Applied Sciences will have the following career opportunities:

  • Work as a specialist in Emergency Medical Services and in First Aid units.
  • Works as an Emergency Medical Care practitioner in public and private Emergency Medical Care institutes.
  • Work as an Emergency Medical Services Practitioner in Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Management units.
  • Work in Higher Education institute as a specialist in Clinical Practices
  • Progress to higher studies related to academic and medical work