Abu Dhabi,04 July 2021: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has partnered with the Clinical & Surgical Training Center at the University of Sharjah to introduce a new diploma program for its workforce.
The year-long Professional Diploma in Ultrasound aims to enhance the competencies and skills of sonographers and radiographers throughout the SEHA network, providing them with the necessary knowledge and skillset required to standardize the practice of ultrasound across facilities.
To complete the program, participants will have attend a total of six modules – four core and two electives, including but not limited to, Ultrasound Physics, Image Acquisition and Instrumentation; Abdominal Ultrasound; Kidney Male and Female Pelvis; Head & Neck Ultrasound; Vascular Ultrasound; Obstetric Ultrasound; Pediatric Ultrasound; MSK Ultrasound. The program will adopt a hybrid teaching and learning method, with theory aspects being taught through online interactive sessions (lectures, case studies, video demonstration and Q&As) followed by one full day of in-person components for each module with real and simulated patients and mannequins. The hands-on training will be provided at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City in Abu Dhabi, Tawam Hospital in Al Ain, and the Clinical & Surgical Training Center at the University of Sharjah.
Dr. Tarek Fathey, Group Chief Executive Officer, SEHA, said: “A significant part of our journey towards building the healthcare system of the future is to continue developing the skillset of our employees and empowering them to practice at the very best standards in line with international benchmarks. The latest addition of the program with the University of Sharjah further strengthens our extensive medical education offerings, ensuring healthcare professionals are adept in the use of ultrasounds across the network.”
Prof. Qutayba Vice Chancellor, Medical Colleges and Health Sciences, Dean of the College of Medicine, University of Sharjah, mentioned, “We are excited to launch the new Professional Diploma in Ultrasound with the UAE’s largest healthcare network, SEHA for their healthcare professionals. Through this program, we look forward to equipping the candidates with the appropriate skillset to efficiently perform certain clinical practices, helping them develop critical thinking, analytical abilities, life-long learning, and the pursuit of higher level training. We wish all the participants great success.”
Prof. Nabil Sulaiman, Director of Clinical & Surgical Training Center said, “Clinical & Surgical Training Center, University of Sharjah has been developing the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals for the last 11 years and has been a leader in delivering quality education and training. It is our immense pleasure to collaborate with SEHA and hope that this program will encourage and enable healthcare professionals to enhance their skills and knowledge to become leaders in this field.”
The SEHA network offers its workforce an extensive medical education program, with the most recent collaboration with Khalifa University of Science and Technology providing employees a clinical research program. SEHA also joint forces with the University of Manchester, one of the UK’s leading and largest single-site universities, to deliver a Post-Graduate Certificate (PGCert) in Medical and Health Education for SEHA employees. The part-time, in-house education program is being delivered by the university’s faculty and is accredited by The Academy of Medical Educators (AoME).