Respiratory Care


The Respiratory Care Program is committed to produce competent respiratory care graduates who meet the national and international expectations through a dynamic curriculum that utilizes the most effective academic and clinical learning methods, and to encourage a lifelong habit in continuing education, leadership skill development and research advancement.


The Respiratory Care Program is aimed to offer an outstanding learning environment that fosters critical thinking, problem-solving skills, clinical and practical learning of mastery competencies and qualifies competent graduates who serve the community in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The program promotes self-development through the stimulation of professional growth through scientific curiosity, encourages leadership skill development and promotes sounding appreciation of ethical values.

The curriculum is structured to emphasize the quality of patient care, and encourages a lifelong habit of knowledge and skills development, research advancement, continuing education, and positive attitude for their profession.


1.To prepare qualified competent graduates with demonstrated competences in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by professional respiratory therapists.

2.To provide students with up-to-date advances in respiratory care, simulated clinical and practical skills, ethical behavior and other fundamentals necessary for effective learning and safe delivery for respiratory care practices to meet or exceed the minimum expectations of the national health care system practice.

3.To advance the scientific respiratory care research through the graduation projects in the curriculum and prepare graduates with the tools, skills and learning capabilities to conduct scientific research according to the national framework of ethical & legitimate aspects of dealing with clinical research & studies recommended by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST).

4.Encouraging and guiding students to participate in professional organizations and community service projects.

5.Advancing the respiratory care curriculum as national higher education.

6.To obtain national accreditation by meeting the standards of National Commission for Assessment and Academic Accreditation (NCAAA).

7.To maintain our international recognition of quality Respiratory Care education earned by international education recognition system (IERS), which was developed under the auspices of the International Respiratory Care Council and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).



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AlAhmari MD, Wedzicha JA, Hurst JR. Intersession repeatability of acoustic rhinometry measurements in healthy volunteers. Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol.2012 September; 5(3): 156–160.

Ahmed S. BaHammam, Mashni Alsaeed, Mohammed AlAhmari, Ibrahim Al Balawi, Munir M. Sharif. Sleep Medicine Services in Saudi Arabia: The 2013 National Survey. Annals of Thoracic Medicine. Volume 9, Issue 1, January – March 2014.

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Arabic Translation, (American Association for Respiratory Care); A Guide to Aerosol Delivery Devices for Respiratory Therapists. 2009. Website:

Arabic Translation, (American Association for Respiratory Care); The Clinician’s Guide to PAP Adherence.


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