In spite of the well-established educational system in this country, the Sudan is still in need of more physicians, general or specialized. A glance at the health indicators of the country profile in WHO or WB documents shows that all done in the last century could not bridge the gap between this country and the rest of the world, the developing, let alone the developed. Affiliates of the health profession in the Sudan used to look down upon neighbors in medical education and health services, now the situation is not better than any of the other African countries at the bottom of the development list. Sudan needs 50-60 years to reach their level of health service indicators, coverage and quality in developed countries. The recent discovery and utilization of oil and minerals, and the efforts made in agriculture and animal production is likely to reduce this time to 50% at best. Such indicators like maternal or child mortality are embarrassing, and those of doctor: population ratio and distance between health care units is below the minimum expected in a country that has been qualifying physicians for nearly a century. The recent influx of returning highly specialized medical and health professionals to the country is a good omen that our students and graduates are in safe hands in education and training.
The pharmacist is one of the most accessible members of today's health care team. Traditionally pharmacists are the first source of advice and assistance to many simple and major health concerns. Today they are assuming more responsibility because institutions realized their role and have incorporated in their curricula new patient-wise training and practice.
The role of the pharmacy is to serve society as a profession responsible for the appropriate use of medications, devices and services to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes. This is achieved through professionalism in pharmaceutical education, patient care, public services and research. The educational component provides training in scientific background of drug products, therapy, communication skills and applying knowledge in a wide range of areas including sources of raw materials, quality of products, patient care and rational, safe and cost-effective use of drugs. There is increasing concern about the involvement of the pharmacist in the drug use decision-making process, establishing therapeutic goal for each patient, selecting the most suitable drug dosage form, drug product source of supply, dose and dosage schedule, monitoring compliance, detecting adverse reactions and interactions and assessing improvement in therapeutic outcomes. Most of these activities were not included, until recently, in the actual training of this profession.
The Sudan has been producing health professional for about a century; physiotherapy has not been one of them. The need for physiotherapists is on the rise all over the world, especially in a one-million square mile country, of all climates and contours. A glance at the health indicators of the country shows that all done in the last century could not bridge the gap between this country and the rest of the world. Currently, there are less than 10 professional physiotherapists in the Sudan. Previously, Sudan has been leading in innovation of health professionals training. The medical assistant, the traditional midwife, community oriented medical graduates, and problem-based learning have started earlier in Sudan than in any other country. Sudanese physiotherapists used to go abroad, to Western or Eastern Europe to learn the techniques and come back, and continue their profession with little, if any, continuous education. This college program aims at graduating Diploma and B.SC physiotherapists. Future development included establishing a national physiotherapy centre, professional society and postgraduate courses.
Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, National University - Sudan strives towards developing the highest standards of academic excellence and practical application capabilities of competent use of communication and information technology tools in healthcare field .
Graduates from this program were expected to occupy important positions in private and public health care systems, and contribute in administrating, planning and providing solutions to all the problems related to the design and implementation of health informatics systems
The Different parts of this program aim to produce innovative and morally responsible, critical thinking and professionals are committed to meet the technical and health and developmental needs of all communities in Sudan and the rest of the world, appropriately and effectively. Programs teach students how to learn and to continue lifelong learning also. The faculty aims to be the most outstanding of its kind, as evidenced by the high quality of places, up-to-date management and governance, education and job- oriented research, to produce a very high quality of graduates in the ethical and professional lives and scientific contribution
The relative development that took place in health services in the Sudan, and the great technological advances internationally in the field of diagnostic medical imaging necessitated a substantial increase in number and quality of Sudanese technicians and technologists specialized in medical imaging, to satisfy the needs of the Sudanese market and to promote performance of (and upgrade) the existing diagnostic medical imaging units. Technologists who have studied in the Sudan gained hand-on experience and were reputable abroad, working in well-known international institutions. They found an easy way to sit for European and American professional examinations. Sudan is the first country in the region to propose BSc in imaging technology, and remains the only country that gives opportunity for graduates to quality with masters and PhDs. This has availed a critical mass of trainers helping other countries as well.
The Sudan has been producing health professional for about a century, and dental and oral health and surgery for about 30 years. The difference is clear in the number of dental specialists as compared to general practitioners. The number is not enough not only in the rural areas but even in the capital, and in close vicinity of the Khartoum Dental College and within its teaching hospital. Also very few of those graduates had serious intentions to do postgraduate studies. The curriculum of the, then, only medical college had emphasized the role of general dental practitioner who may work in the capital affluent community. Dentistry is expanding and the need for dentists is rather a national emergency that requires designing a curriculum, which orients the college towards the community problems and qualifies the student with the skills of self-directed learning. The following outline is suggesting a comprehensive curriculum to cater for that.
The great advance of the health care system in the Sudan together with the world-wide advances in the field medicine and the associated nursing services necessitate increase in the number of those qualified in the nursing field to bridge the gap in this area, upgrade the performance in the nursing field and reflect positively on the overall quality, coverage and integration of the health services. This program is expected to respond the needs of local (rural and urban) and Arab labor markets and to improve performance in nurses and their responsibilities, which increase in scope and detail on daily basis.
The great advances in health services in the Sudan and the worldwide progress in (and proliferation of) medical laboratory diagnostic technologies, have necessitated increasing the number and quality of specialized Sudanese technologists and laboratory scientists. The program leads to Bachelor Degree of Medical Laboratory Science and Technology [B. MLST- Honors’]. The goal of this program is to respond the needs of local (rural and urban) and world labor markets and to improve performance in diagnostic medical laboratory units, which increase in scope and detail on daily basis.
All specialties of Management Studies Programme build on a foundation of core studies, general education, and the common body of knowledge in business. Students then specialize in one area of emphasis. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is designed to provide a well rounded professional education. This degree will provide students with a broad background and presents courses covering the functional areas of business. This management degree programme prepares students for leadership positions in business and non-profit organizations. The Bachelor of Science in Business has a strong interdisciplinary focus. The curriculum adheres to a philosophy that effective decision-making requires a broad understanding of institutional and cultural climate within which businesses are operating. During the first two years of study (4 Semesters), students take introductory classes in business administration, economics, accounting, business statistics, and information systems along with general education classes.
Civil Engineering [B.Sc]:
The VISION of the Civil Engineering Department is to be recognized locally and regionally as a leading department providing high quality education, researches and services. The MISSION is to provide students with the highest level of theoretical and practical education that leads them to successful careers. The department programmess prepare graduates to build effective and interactive skills to face new challenges as high caliber Civil Engineers to enable them to contribute effectively and professionally to society.
The VISION of the IRDS is to provide an excellent university education consistent with The National University Mission Statement to be among the first institutions offering this programme. The MISSION is to prepare graduates to perform successfully in the international environment by creating a set of standards, a literature of understanding international politics and behaviour of nations, approaches to foreign policy, diplomatic representation and diplomatic activities.