College of Applied Science

Sulaiman AlRajh Colleges are committed to our cultural and value-oriented international standards of medical science and its allied fields of education in the local environment. We therefore look forward to exploit our local and regional available human resources of both students and Faculty with a vivid concept of religious and cultural values. We have a clear mission to produce leaders for the future who aspire to solve the diverse social and health issues that confront our people in the Kingdom and a vision to be ranked amongst worlds’ leading institutions providing education and health care.

Our program of Applied Medical Sciences at SRC is an amalgam of basic sciences and clinical laboratory skills which has been designed by the experts in the field and keeping in view the recent advances in the field to achieve international standards. We have hired international faculty to deliver the curriculum each one of whom has previously served in the esteemed institutions around the world. Moreover, we have well-equipped laboratories to re-enforce the theoretical knowledge gained by the students. The state of the art Library facilities link our students with hundreds of books, journals and relevant websites around the world. Similarly, the support facilities, transportation and financial support system make it possible for the students to focus on their learning. Together, our college provides an optimally conducive environment for students to excel in pursuit of the educational and professional aspirations. We are already in our second year since the inception of the program and look forward to incur the feedback from our students. We are committed to excellence in education and professional behaviour while maintaining our cultural heritage.

MLS PROGRAM VISION

To be a leading college in medical laboratory education, research, and services nationally and internationally.

MLS PROGRAM MISSION

To develop future distinguished leaders in the medical laboratory through evidence-based education, state-of-art research, and involved community services. 

Main MLS Program objectives:

To prepare specialists who are: • Highly competent skilled medical laboratory professionals with up-to-date knowledge. • Effective communicators within the medical laboratory environment and in the broader professional circles. • Aware of the professional safety standards, good practices, and relevant ethical/ legal standards. • Well-trained to join advanced medical and related research centers.

Admission Requirements – College of Applied Medical Sciences – Laboratory

 PYP Students:

  • Have graduated high school in the natural sciences section with a percentage of 85% or equivalent.
  • Have graduated high school within the previous 5 year.
  • Pass the aptitude test with a grade of at least 65.
  • Pass the achievement test with a grade of at least 60.
  • Pass the English placement test administered by SRC or pass the English language test offered by the National Center for Measurement and Evaluation (STEP) as determined by the college.
  • Pass the personal interview sessions.
  • Be medically fit.
  • The acceptance offer is on a competitive basis after meeting the admission requirements.

Under Graduate Students:

Requirements for students who wish to transfer to the Medical Applied Science from other universities or colleges:

  • Have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 3.50 out of 5.00 or pass the college test.
  • Have a TOEFL test score of at least 450 (paper based), or 4.5 in IELTS or equivalent.
  • Pass the personal interview.
  • Be medically fit.

Admission Requirements for Medical Applied Scinces (BBA)

Terms of direct admission in accordance with the standards of the U.S. system:

Certificate type Score
High School 100/90
SAT I test 1000/2400
SAT II test (in two subjects related to the major) 500/800
English Proficiency 500/450

College of Medicine

Certificate type Score
High School 85
SAT I test 1000
SAT II test (in two subjects related to the major) 400/800
English Proficiency 430

Requirements for direct admission by the British system:

Certificate type Score
High School 100/90
A2 level (in two subjects related to the major) TBA
AS level (in two subjects related to the major) TBA
GCSE level (in four subjects related to the major) TBA
English Proficiency 450

Admission requirements to (PYP) by the British system:

Certificate type Score
High School 85
A2 level (in two subjects related to the major) TBA
AS level (in two subjects related to the major) TBA
GCSE level (in four subjects related to the major) TBA
English Proficiency 450

Why Medical Laboratory

Health care and related biomedical fields are among the fastest growing industries because of large population, expanded health care coverage, and technological advances. Recognizing this, the number of MLS programs here in the kingdom is rapidly increased in the last few years to meet this concept. Unfortunately, despite the much growing specialties and subspecialties within this field, most if not all MLS programs offered one track; professional Medical (Clinical) Laboratory Technologists.

Most recently, the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties offered many specialties and subspecialties for the Medical Laboratory Technologists; so, MLS programs should offer many tracks to meet this progress. The most popular tracks offered by many international universities (The University of Rhode Island, Eastern Michigan University, Indiana University and University of Wisconsin) are DNA biotechnology, histopathotechnology, medical laboratory science, each leads to the bachelor of MLS degree. Furthermore, the design of this program opens the door for further subspecialty if it is needed to meet the requirements of medical laboratories professionals such as Histopathotechnology track.

Tracks Available

General Track

Choosing this track allow students to learn how lab tests are best applied to diagnose and monitor human disease. They are generalists, skilled in all areas of the medical laboratory. They work with medical laboratory scientists in hospital laboratories to apply knowledge and skills in hematology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, immunohematology, immunology, molecular diagnostics, research, and laboratory management. Courses in each of the disciplines mentioned are presented in both lecture and laboratory format.

The Medical Genetics Track

Specialization in medical genetics needs a wide range of clinical skills, as genetic disorders can affect people of all ages and involve all body systems. During this specialization track, a medical geneticist is trained in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients with genetically-linked diseases. This specialist uses modern cryptogenic, radiologic, and biochemical testing to assist in specialized genetic counseling, implement needed therapeutic interventions, and provide prevention through prenatal diagnosis. The medical geneticist plans and coordinates large-scale screening programs for inborn errors of metabolism, hemoglobinopathies, chromosome abnormalities, and neural tube defects

Internship

Internship is a 12 months comprehensive clinical training program (Required for professional registration) for recent graduates to prepare them for high-quality service in the profession. The graduate must complete all academic requirements to be qualified for internship program. The intern will rotate under supervision through clinical areas within the respective department in the hospital. The intern is awarded the Bachelor of Science degree after successful completion of all clinical rotations, competencies and objectives.

Students are eligible for 2-week vacation; however, these two weeks should not be in the same rotation (division). Moreover, the vacation should be approved by the assigned faculty member and arranged with the preceptor at the clinical site

Suggested Internship Program Outline