Postgraduate Training Center  

​Postgraduate Training Center  

The Postgraduate Training Center (PTC), King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS), was officially launched in June of 1996, with the principle of offering an advanced continuous medical education and to promote the professional development of medical and nursing staff. 

With the initiatives and support of the Ministry of National Guard - Health Affairs leadership and top management and the team of KSAU-HS. 

The Postgraduate Training Center (PTC) under the Deanship of Postgraduate Education at King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences & Ministry of National Guard-Health Affairs, is already recognized as an International Training Center and Center of Excellence for many Life Support Courses & other medical specialized courses workshops in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) along with other continuing medical education activities and programs in the provision of continuous medical education, particularly on mandatory courses’ certification, which are locally and internationally accredited with renowned affiliating bodies, in addition to highly selected, qualified, and trained trainers with highest and latest international standards. 


The missions of the Postgraduate Training Center are to:

Provide Mandatory Certification, Continuing Education and Professional Training to KSAU-HS and KAMC programs, including all healthcare professionals nationally and globally.

Facilitate health related research, and participate in community services to promote health education within the society

Maintain accreditation and recognition as an international center and seek further local, regional and international achievements.


The Postgraduate Training Center envisioned being:

To achieve global leadership in continues professional development with commitment to excellence in research, patient care, and community service.​

Goals and O​bjectives:

  • Respond to the education and training needs of the organization, health care professionals and the community.

  • Align the educational activities with the strategic plan and objectives of the whole organization with cost effective approach.

  • Provide up-to-date continuing medical and professional education to all local and international healthcare professionals based on their needs.

  • Introduce an information technology system to facilitate our processes and assist in data management by adapting recent developments on IT solutions.

  • Obtain, apply and maintain all local and international accreditations as center of excellence to ensure high standards of postgraduate education are implemented.

  • Systemize and computerize all PTC procedures internally and externally to approach a paperless culture.

  • Reinforce outreach courses and trainings by increasing the number of offered online educational services to reach maximum beneficiaries.

  • Expand awareness through proper channels for the youth and the public on the levels of Life Support education.

  • Increase the provision of courses to serve the community, such as offering Heart Saver and First Aid course, Basic Life Support course, and other courses in the Arabic language.

  • To introduce a high quality and standardized service that are valuable and offer variable medical topics through the different medical programs to prepare target audiences in addressing their needs and challenges in the healthcare sector through a multidisciplinary lens.

  • To develop the skills by educating and training the undergraduate and postgraduate medical students, residents, physicians and non-physicians, such as nurses and technicians in the academic and practical studies through the exchange of knowledge and experiences with well-known and keynotes speakers and lecturers from different countries worldwide.

  • To provide our events with the most updated medical service system through medical instruments and pharmaceutical company sponsorships that promote latest medicines and equipment in the targeted field of specialty and in accordance to world market.

  • To enhance the use of latest technologies in international telecommunications and/or video conferencing to support and encourage innovation and promote excellence in healthcare research through current initiatives and generating new and focused portfolio of research programs on emerging global health theme.

Scope of Work

  • Provide academic and healthcare training courses

  • Promote awareness in public health sectors and Saudi Society, by spreading first aid training and different levels of basic life support

  • Host crucial healthcare events locally and among Gulf Regions and Middle East, with the highest quality of performance and outcomes

  • Initiate positioning the training center to be an equal collaborating partner with other leading international centers like the American Heart Association​

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