The PNU Health Sciences Research
Center, affiliated with the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz University hospital,
has concluded its academic calendar for the second semester of the academic
year 1438 AH, successfully achieving the desired objective of training PNU
faculty members and emerging researchers throughout its five health colleges
(College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, College of Nursing, College of
Pharmacy, and College of Rehabilitation Sciences), as well as the clinical
researchers affiliated with the university hospitals. The objective was to
develop participants’ basic and advanced medical research skills through
extensive training that included lectures, workshops, and training courses.
The training and its affiliated
activities took place at the Health Sciences Research Center, in cooperation
with Utrecht University, the Netherlands, based in the academic calendar for
1438 AH. The training included specialized activities for developing scientific
research skills in the field of health sciences.
The training activities were
based on a thorough study of the researchers expectations and aspirations, with
the purpose of founding a solid infrastructure for the culture of scientific
research, widening its horizons, and enriching the knowledge in the field of
health research. The topics included, but were not limited to, an introduction
to scientific research; advanced scientific research; research methodology; and
methods of writing scientific research. A total of 32 workshops were provided,
in addition to 12 lectures, and 2 training courses. An estimate of 752 PNU
faculty members and university hospital staff members attended the training
activities, in addition to 235 students from health colleges.
The training activities provided
local and international medical research by leading specialists. The hours of
the workshops specialized in health research were approved by the Saudi
Authority for Health Specializations.