The College of Health Sciences Achieving Future Aspiration
Rawan Al Nadabi
The College of Pharmacy and Nursing's name change to the College of Health Sciences was approved by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science Research and Innovation, the university announced in a statement from the chancellor's office.
The addition of the Rehabilitation and Allied Science School to the college structure resulted in the name change. Dr. Salem Al Touby, Dean of the College of Health Sciences, told Ishraqah, "This change reflects the University's organizational structure, which focuses on sustainability." "It expands our expertise in the health care field," he added.
The name change was necessitated by the college's expansion of healthcare programs. Dr. Al Touby stated that it was worthwhile to consider the new modified name, "Choosing the new name of the college was a matter of concern and debate." We were looking for a broader name that encompassed all three schools." Dr. Al Touby explained that the name was chosen after benchmarking with other universities. "We have benchmarked regionally and internationally, with King Saud University, Qatar University, University of California, Wisconsin University, and others," he said.
Instead of two schools, the College of Health Sciences now consists of three: the School of Pharmacy, the School of Nursing, and the School of Rehabilitation and Allied Science. This combination allowed students from three different schools to collaborate in an effort to emphasize the college message that patient treatment is a team effort. As a result, graduates of the College are qualified to practice not only their proficiency but also to learn health skills.
The name was also inspired by Oman's Vision 2040, which emphasizes the field of collaborative research and healthcare outreach. The College conducts a competitor analysis of Oman's healthcare program shortage and investigates the possibility of having those programmers taught at the University. "The analysis we make is a national commitment to national healthcare to reach the aspired level of the medical sector," Dr. Al Touby said.
The new name not only combines the three schools, but also reflects the college's ambitions to be a leading college in the healthcare sector, producing competent graduates with a teamwork mentality.