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Classification & Registration

CAMS is considered one of the health institutes, and the graduated students has to be classified and registered at Saudi Commission for Health Specialties to be able to practice their professions

Classification of Health Assistants, technicians and Health specialists:

Grade

Acceptance Prerequisite Basic Qualification

Course period

Remarks

 

Health Assistant

Elementary education

1-3 years

 

Intermediate proficiency

1-2 years

 

 

Technicians

Intermediate proficiency

1 or more years

 

High School

1-3 three years

 

 

Senior

Technician

 

High School

(intermediate

college) 3 years

minimum

 

 

Specialist

Bachelor or equivalent in the field of specialization from recognized university or college

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

Senior Specialist

Master Degree or equivalent from recognized university or specialized Scientific institute.

Study period is 2

years maximum

Experience +

study

= 4 years

 

Consultant

Doctorate Degree (PhD) or

equivalent from recognized

university or specialized

scientific body

Minimum of

three years experience in the specify field.

 
 

Remarks:

1. The acceptance of health assistant categories shall be limited to the field of nursing, midwifery and ambulatory services only.

2. The description of the title on the professional classification certificate for health specialists and consultants shall be as follows:

A. Laboratory specialist “specialized in …………..”

B. Laboratory specialist “senior specialist, specialized in………..”

C. Laboratory specialist “consultant, specialized in …………..”

1 Optometry:

1-1 Optometrist:

Holder of a bachelor degree in optometry and has completed the necessary experience period. He must have complete knowledge of the eye, its different parts and the function of each part in addition to ability to perform eyesight examination, fix lenses and diagnoses and treat eye problems.

1-2 Optician:

Holder of a diploma of 2 or 3 years after the secondary school or equivalent thereto from recognized institute or college. In general he must have sufficient knowledge of the eye, different complementary parts and the function of each part in addition to ability to perform eyesight examination under the supervision of an ophthalmologist or optometrist. 

1-3 Optical Technician:

Holder of diploma after a study of not less than two years at a specialized institute after secondary school. In general, his work shall be limited to eyeglasses and lenses selling and fixing and he should have adequate knowledge of all types of medical eyeglasses, sunglasses, eyeglasses frames and contact lenses. Furthermore, he should be familiar with their advantages and disadvantages.

2 Medical Laboratories:

In addition to what was stated above (article five) other professions in the field of medical laboratories shall be classified as follows:

2-1 Holder of bachelor degree in specializations indirectly related to medial laboratories such as bio-chemistry or general micro-biology shall be classified as laboratory technicians provided that applicants shall have had a one year qualification course in the field of specialization or at least two years in their field in specialized medical laboratories. 

3 Nutrition:

Considering what has been stated in article five, the categories in nutrition field are classified in accordance with the following:

3-1 The holder of diploma in clinical therapeutic nutrition of at least two years duration after high school or recognized middle college shall be classified for the grade of technician in nutrition provided that he works under the supervision of Clinical nutrition specialist.

3-2 The holder of bachelor’s degree in clinical therapeutic nutrition from a health college with one year internship shall be classified as a specialist in clinical therapeutic nutrition.

3-3 The holder of a master degree or an equivalent thereto in the field of clinical therapeutic nutrition obtained after the bachelor degree in dietary science, provided that the period of practical training in nutrition / therapeutic is not less than two years, shall be classified as a specialist in clinical therapeutic nutrition or as first specialist after gaining the necessary experience.

3-4 Holder of bachelor degree in nutrition sciences from a college of sciences, agriculture, or the like are classified as specialists in clinical nutrition on the conditions that they successful complete a program of qualification in clinical nutrition / therapeutic recognized by the Commission shall be graded in relation to relevant qualifying program acquired by each.

3-5 Current working staff in nutrition sciences are classified and registered according to the current statute of regulation implemented by Ministry of Health (MOH) in line with their prevailing positions and by coordinating with their respective authoritative departments, provided that their positions to be compared to none in the future, as their case being exceptional.

3-6 Holder of bachelor degree in nutrition sciences from colleges of agriculture sciences and the like are classified to be grade of technician in non-clinical nutrition sciences, provided that he/she works exclusively on food services supervision.

4 Psychology:

Clinical Psychology Under this health category the following shall be considered, Health Guidance, Psychology, Neurological Psychology and legal / criminal Psychology. These are classified as stated in article five, herein provided that the bachelor degree holders are classified as follows:

4-1 The holder of bachelor degree in Psychology is professionally classified for the grade of specialist assistant provided that he works under the supervision of senior specialist or consultant in Psychology.

4-2 The holder of bachelor degree in Psychology plus clinical experience not less than 3 years is classified as a specialist in Psychology.

5 Sociology:

5-1 The holder of bachelor degree in sociology shall be classified for the status of sociologists.

5-2 The holder of bachelor degree in social services or an equivalent thereto shall be classified for the status of a specialist in social service.

To download the Professional Registration Classification Manual click the link below

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