The proposed PhD program in Biomedical Sciences is under review by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA).

It is a transformative program designed to prepare students for impactful roles as scientists, academicians, and industry leaders in the United Arab Emirates. Our comprehensive curriculum blends foundational and advanced courses, giving students a solid theoretical foundation across disciplines within Biomedical Sciences. The program focuses on precision medicine with extensive integration of artificial intelligence in various aging-related diseases including cancer, neurodegenerative, metabolic, and cardiovascular diseases. The program places a strong emphasis on cutting-edge research, fostering critical thinking and innovation. The opportunity to engage with world-class faculty and the state-of-the-art equipment and facilities enables students to delve into interdisciplinary approaches and equips them to address complex health challenges. Graduates emerge with a skill set poised for success in academia, research institutions, and the biomedical industry. The program not only opens doors to traditional career paths but also positions students to play a pivotal role in the evolving landscape of precision medicine, a field crucial for the future of healthcare. Joining Khalifa University’s Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences means becoming part of a dynamic community dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge, shaping the future of healthcare excellence, and contributing to the well-being of the UAE society.


Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives of the PhD in Biomedical Sciences are to produce graduates who can:

  • Demonstrate deep and up-to-date knowledge of the literature, and seamlessly integrate conceptual and technological advances, in specific areas of research in biomedical sciences.
  • Analyze and evaluate current knowledge in biomedical sciences critically, identify important problems, and develop creative research strategies to solve them.
  • Develop the capacity to lead impactful research and to translate laboratory findings into products that improve human health.
  • Disseminate effectively the knowledge produced through presentations at scientific meetings, publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals, and mentoring students and junior researchers.
Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the PhD in Biomedical Sciences, a graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and critical analysis of various aspects of biomedical sciences.
  • Formulate an advanced understanding of the core concepts of bioinformatics and artificial intelligence and their applications in biomedical sciences including precision medicine.
  • Evaluate critically the limitations of and analyze effectively data derived from diverse methodologies and technological tools employed in biomedical research.
  • Develop critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and the ability to independently design and conduct original and relevant research addressing complex problems in biomedical sciences.
  • Communicate fundamental concepts and research findings effectively in diverse areas of biomedical sciences in both written and oral forms to expert and non-expert audiences.
  • Assess appropriate ethical considerations in all aspects of research and other professional activities.