The Integrated Sciences Department caters to the needs of all offered programs in the College of Health sciences. It contributes with imperative fundamental knowledge pertaining to different areas in the health sciences.

Our students engage in topics from various disciplines ranging from the biomedical to the social sciences using the best academic practices. Students undertaking our offered courses master the learning outcomes through an integration of the knowledge and the applications to build the groundwork that qualifies them to progress to their chosen area of specialty.

Being on par with the latest technologies, both in the specific discipline and in the dissemination of knowledge, we have adopted different e-learning strategies such as E-Books, E- Quizzes and the use of VLEs, as well as ensuring internal accountability via using different assessment and feedback processes. Moreover, our qualified and experienced faculty provide our students with unparalleled guidance throughout the different courses, facilitating learning via using both lectures and interactive methods , as well as, taking into consideration the individual differences and backgrounds of our students in devising our teaching strategies. We believe in our students’ role and engaging them in the educational process.

External accountability is met through our awareness of the wider contexts which is clearly reflected in our courses, where our courses are dynamically reviewed and modified to correspond to the stake holder needs, the pedagogy changes and to meet the quality assurance requirements. Thus, our students are exposed to best standards, culturally sensitive and vibrant learning environment to nurture them and help them reach their potentials.
Dr. Rabab A.Wahab

Assistant Professor – Head of Integrated Sciences Department


Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine, Arabian Gulf University, Kingdome of Bahrain 2018

  • More than 20 years of academic experience in higher education.
  • Fellow of UK Higher education academy, 2018 and Microsoft Certified Educator, 2017.
  • Extensive Knowledge and experience in applying academic quality practices and reviewing college programs.
  • Pioneer in using E-learning at the college.
  • Leader of the Strategy and Performance Committee team for developing five-year plan (2019-2024) for the college development.
  • Published more than twelve research papers in peer reviewed scientific journals.
  • Reviewer in number of specialized journals.

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Ms. Achamma George

Senior Lecturer


M. Phil in Sociology( medical sociology) , Bharatiar University, Tamil Nadu, India 1984.

  • Taught in the college of Medicine Basra.
  • Has a wide range of teaching experience at various levels including health and medical education.
  • Has a very rich field research experience in socio-medical aspects of health and health care.
  • Has more than 10 papers published in university publications and various prestigious international journals.
  • Has been involved in curriculum development and reviews of social and behavioral sciences courses for undergraduate health sciences programs

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Ms. Sheeba Thomas

Senior Lecturer


MSc. in Physics, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, India 1992

  • Has a broad experience in teaching students from various socio-cultural backgrounds at prominent educational institutions, both in Bahrain and India.
  • Holds an additional degree in education
  • Developed and modified numerous courses at the Integrated Science Department.
  • Committed to integrating online learning and assessment to complement face to face learning and has helped implement the same in various courses for better assimilation of concepts for the students.
  • Presented papers at International E-learning Conferences as well.
  • Headed and actively contributed to many committees at the departmental and college level, such as the Quality Assurance Committee, Textbook, Periodical and Library Committee, and Cultural and Social Committee.

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Ms. Mariam Alanan



MSc Medical Microbiology, University of West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom 2010 

  • Fellow of UK higher education academy 2017
  • Joined the College of Health and Sport Sciences in 2006
  • Appointed as ISD head from December 2015 until June 2020.
  • Appointed as head of CHSS timetable and exam schedule committee since June 2020.
  • Was a member of CHS- QAA committee from 2014 till 2016.
  • An active member in various committees on both departmental and college levels.
  • Worked on coordinating, reviewing and developing a number of the ISD courses offered to Nursing and Allied Health programs.
  • Her areas of expertise include microbial pathogenicity and virulence; epidemiology and pathogenesis of infectious diseases; biofilms; adhesion and invasion assays.
  • Her research interest includes adhesion and invasion of microbes, heart rate variability and pedagogy.

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Ms. Fatema Ali



Msc in Social Psychology – Lancaster University 2010

  • Joined the college of health and sport sciences in 2007
  • Was part of reviewing and modifying many courses
  • Was part of designing the social sciences courses in RCSI – Bahrain in 2010, where she taught there for a few academic courses, thus, gaining wider experience in the dissemination of knowledge in her specified discipline, as well as, being exposed to different students with varying backgrounds.
  • Interested in conducting research relating to aggression in children using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies
  • Certified HEA follow - Higher education academy in UK
  • Certified specialist in scribble and drawing analysis.
  • An active member of many committees in the department and college.

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Ms. Jaleela Alawi



Master of Laboratory Medicine, Specializing in Microbiology and Immunology 2014

  • Microsoft Certified Educator.
  • UK HEA fellowship.
  • Has extensive experience in laboratory technology and academic exertions.
  • Besides teaching she is coordinating academic courses
  • An active member in various committees at University of Bahrain.
  • Supervised various students’ researches that won in academic events.
  • Attended a microbiology course at Sweden and spent up to 34 hours on educational activities, which qualifies for up to 34 European CME credits (ECMEC), and, presented a case report; at a well know society, European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, ESCMID.
  • Attended and presented in variety of workshops and forums.
  • Has one published paper and two published abstracts in conference proceedings.
  • Currently working on completing PhD degree requirements, at UOB, Environment and sustainable development program, in the field of microbiology, highlighting on using microbes to get rid of environmental chemical pollutions.

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Ms. Safeya Mohamed Al Baharna

Safeya Mohamed Ali Al Baharna- Research and Teaching Assistant (2)


MSc Nutrition and Dietetics –University of Bahrain 2019

  • Joined the College of Health and Sports Sciences in 2009
  • Co-developed some integrated sciences department courses in biology, microbiology, biochemistry, nutrition and clinical nutrition.
  • Interested in conducting nutrition, diets, child nutrition, breastfeeding, biomedical and human health related investigations
  • An active member of many committees and taskforces.

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Dr Ailiya Abbas



M.B.B.S from Fatima Jinnah Medical College, University of Punjab Lahore Pakistan 1997

  • An MD working in the College of Health and Sports Sciences Bahrain for more than ten years.
  • Registered with Pakistan Medical and Dental Council.
  • Taught as a lecturer in the Anatomy Department of Jinnah medical and Dental college Pakistan.
  • Developed courses for Anatomy, Pathophysiology, Dental Hygiene, Radiography and Clinical Nutrition.

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