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Chair's Welcome

Thank you for visiting the Medical Diagnostic Imaging Department page, College of Health Sciences at University of Sharjah. The department was established in 1998 by McMaster University of Canada, and the first graduated batch was 2001. The department provides three different tracks for the Bachelors program. The first track is for high school students, which requires the completion of a course of four years, and 137 credit hours. The other two programs are for students holding a diploma and who require two or three years of study depending on their qualifications. The programs are accredited by Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research. 

The programs qualify graduates to work in various disciplines of medical diagnostic imaging, which include General Radiography, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Ultrasound and Nuclear Medicine. The department laboratories are equipped with all the modern imaging devices that provide for a working environment similar to that found in hospitals. In addition, students will spend approximately 1080 hours of clinical practice in various hospitals and diagnostic centers within the UAE. During the past years, the graduates have shown great enthusiasm to excel in all disciplines within and outside the United Arabic Emirates. Many of them have been employed at academic and administrative positions at various workplaces. Others have continued their higher studies in many countries such as UK, Australia, and Canada. Furthermore, the students participate vigorously in many community service and extracurricular activities to improve public awareness of issues related to radiology, radiation safety, and medical imaging examinations.  


Prof. Bashar Afif Issa 
Chairman of Medical Diagnostic Imaging