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College of the North Atlantic – Qatar’s School of Health Sciences is recognized as the premier institution for the development of world class allied health care professionals in the State of Qatar. Guided by the Qatar National Health Strategy and the National Vision, the School of Health Sciences enhances Qatar’s national health care workforce by delivering current, internationally accredited educational programs. Through leadership and innovation in education, clinical practice, research, community service and engagement, the School of Health Sciences prepares professionals and advances health care for a growing and diverse society.                                              

The School of Health Sciences offers education in a variety of allied health professions designed to align with Canada’s rigorous health standards, while being responsive to Qatar’s growing health care needs and cultural attributes. The programs include comprehensive didactic sessions, hands-on skills training, and clinical and work term rotations. Emphasis is placed on developing effective communication skills, promoting professional and ethical behaviour, and maintaining up-to-date professional knowledge. Graduates will be equipped with the skills and expertise necessary to provide world-class medical care within Qatar and globally.

OBJECTIVES

  1. To provide a comprehensive education in the health sciences professions as considered necessary by the State, the College and the community.
  2. To graduate highly competent professionals who can serve their employers and the community with the highest degree of competence.
  3. To develop students’ abilities to effectively function as part of a healthcare team.
  4. To promote and instill a high degree of professionalism and responsibility in students.
  5. To impress on students the vital importance of maintaining a high level of competence, at all times, in the performance of their duties.
  6. To foster in students the importance of lifelong learning and maintaining up-todate professional knowledge.

ACCREDITATION

The School of Health Sciences actively seeks international accreditation for its programs. Currently, the following programs have been accredited:

  • Advanced Care Paramedicine – accredited by EQual Canada Education Accreditation Program.

  • Medical Radiography – accredited by EQual Canada Education Accreditation Program.

  •  Canadian Red Cross (CRC) - accredited training provider 
  • Pharmacy Technician – accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP) http://ccapp-accredit.ca 
  • Qatar Council Healthcare Practitioners – accredited training provider for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses 
  • Respiratory Therapy - accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Respiratory Therapy Education (CoARTE)  http://www.csrt.com

Baccalaureate degree options

For those wishing to pursue a baccalaureate degree, university transfer agreements are in place that makes it possible for College diploma graduates to attend international universities. A variety of options are available. 

A current list of post-secondary institutions offering admission and transfer credit to CNA-Q graduates who meet the entrance requirements is available from the Admissions and Registration Department or the Career Counseling and Resource Centre.”

For more information, please refer to the Program. Articulation and Transfer Credit section in this Academic Calendar.

Important Notes

Note: Course Pass Mark – Most program courses offered within the School of Health Sciences require students to achieve minimum course pass marks which are generally higher than most other programs of study. Minimum course pass marks may range from 50% to 80%, depending on the course and program of study. All students in Health Sciences programs must complete a medical assessment and immunization requirements specific to the program of study, as indicated in each course calendar description. Any student not deemed to be medically fit to complete the program will be required to withdraw. All costs associated with completing the medical assessment will be the student’s responsibility. Students sponsored by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) will have the medical completed as part of their contract obligations with HMC. The College will assist other students to complete the process during the first semester. Students must meet individual program requirements, as specified by each program, by attaining a valid Standard First Aid certificate or a valid Basic Life Support- Healthcare Provider certificate, to be eligible for a Diploma from the School of Health Sciences. All students in Health Sciences programs will be required to use a smartphone or tablet (Android or Apple) for competency tracking in labs/clinical courses. Any costs associated with this device are the students’ responsibility. For more information regarding device requirements and costs please visit www.studentlogbook.com or contact the School of Health Sciences at 4495-2600



Program Options

  • Two Year Diploma*
  • Occupational Health, Safety and Environment
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Primary Care Paramedicine
  • Three Year Diploma*
  • Advanced Care Paramedicine
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Environmental Health 
  • Medical Radiography
  • Respiratory Therapy

  • Advanced Diploma* 
    • Health Education: Diabetes
* Total program length varies depending on language proficiency, academic preparatory courses required for entry, and academic performance throughout the program of study.
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Request for more information

We are excited you are interested in joining CNA-Q's School of Health Sciences! You can request for more information or contact below for general inquires:

Rakieh Wahid
Administrative Assistant - Health Sciences
Room 20.1.31

+974 4495 2728