Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Research Areas

- 2019/10/15

(1) Research Areas of Health Information Management and Technology Department

A. Research Trends

Electronic medical Record


Data management


Big data


Mobile health application

Clinical decision support system (CDSS)

Use of Health Information Systems during Hajj and Umrah

Data management and analysis during Hajj and Umrah

Management information system

Health communication

Emerging technology in health care

Leadership in health care

Human resource management


Saudi health system

Public health surveillance

B. Examples of Research Topics

The Impact of Electronic medical Record on Patient Care

Impact of electronic medical record on physician decision

Effects of Computerized Clinical Decision Support Systems on Practitioner Performance

Acceptance of health information technology

Electronic Health Record Systems: Key Legal and Security Challenges

Benefits of using an electronic health record

Teaching Electronic Health Record Communication Skills

EHR and usability of health data to benefit patient and public health

Costs and benefits of an electronic heal the record

Development of the electronic health record in KSA

A cost-benefit analysis of electronic medical records in primary care

(2) Research Areas of Epidemiology Department

A. Research Trends

Risk factors Public health surveillance

None communicable diseases epidemiology

Data management Communicable diseases epidemiology

Health nutrition Food borne diseases outbreak

Community diagnosis

Drug and substances abuse

Diseases Modelling Behavioral epidemiology studies

Mass gathering

Water borne diseases

Road traffic injuries Epidemiologic studies

Vector borne diseases


B. Examples of Research Topics

Study of prevalence of non-communicable diseases

Study for an evaluation of public health surveillance system

Study of prevalence of communicable diseases

Study of prevalence of genetic diseases

Socioeconomic factors that effects on prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis

Some factors effects on infant mortality rate

Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) Survey on Water, Sanitation and Hygienein Selected Schools

Study on the knowledge, attitude, and the practice of pharmacovigilance among the healthcare professionals

Association of psychosocial risk factors with risk of acute myocardial infarction

(3) Research Areas of Occupational Health Department

A. Research Trends

Industrial/Occupational hygiene.

Ergonomics interventions and musculoskeletal disorders.

Audits, inspections and monitoring.

Work-related stress.

Risk assessment at the workplaces.

Compliance audits on Occupational Health and Safety Management System.

Incident/accident investigation.

Noise measurement and noise dosimetry at the workplaces.

Emergency preparedness.

Illumination testing.

Fire safety.

Particulate matter measurement/Aerosol measurements.

Food safety.

Lungs functions testing (Spirometry) in target groups workers.

Drug safety.

Audiometry tests in target groups workers.

Monitoring and assessment of hazard and toxic materials in Haj and Umrah season.

Application of green nanotechnology techniques for water and food safety.

Ergonomics interventions and musculoskeletal disorders.

Application of green nanotechnology techniques for assessment of toxic materials in environmental samples.

Occupational injury and illness.


(4) Research Areas of Health Services Management Department

A. Research Trends

Managing Quality of health care and services

Human Resources planning and management


Organization behaviour in relation to new technologies

Health systems reform evaluation and assessment

Privatization of health services

Health policies development, evaluation and assessment


(5) Research Areas of Environmental Health Department

A. Research Trends

Water pollution

Solid and toxic waste

Food safety

Food safety

Vector control

Air pollution

Environmental microbiology

Environmental microbiology

Food safety and quality

Environmental biotechnology

Environmental and health risk assessment

Water quality research


(6) Research Areas of Health Education and Promotion Department

A. Research Trends

Mass gatherings

Health communication

Mental health

Health behavior and behavior change

Disabilities Research

Health promotion strategies and translation research (i.e., theory to practice)

Healthcare delivery, quality, and evaluation

Public Health Surveillance

Health/Healthcare disparities

Needs assessments

Program development, implementation, and evaluation


B. Examples of Research Topics

Disaster risk reduction in mass gathering during Hajj and Umrah.

Satisfaction of handicapped visitors on services provided for them during Hajj and Umrah.

Crowed behavior and its health impacts in mass gathering during Hajj and Umrah.

Disease surveillance during hajj as retrospective studies and food safety

Mental health program development targeting vulnerable populations

Dimensions of disabilities

Role of health promotion programs in the development of school health services.

Evaluation of health education/promotion in dental health services provided in Makkah health care facilities

Health promotion and awareness programs among communities on mental health problems

Knowledge, attitude and practice among students towards smoking.

Evaluation under five health promotion programs in MCH centers.

Healthcare discrimination in Saudi Arabia

Stigma in healthcare/taboo diseases and associated stigma

Healthcare quality across primary healthcare facilities in Saudi Arabia

Health disparities in Saudi Arabia