The initiative provided the students with a unique educational experience in collaboration with the engineering department of Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, allowing them to work on many different projects within the city’s facilities. The experiment went through four different phases. The first phase consisted of students at Abu Dhabi University who presented many ideas and suggestions for the design of the Pediatric Rehabilitation Department, under the supervision of Dr. Ahmed El-Ghass, Assistant Professor in the Department of Interior Affairs and Architectural Design at Abu Dhabi University The modernization process includes the design of entrances, corridors, and reception halls, waiting area, treatment rooms, speech therapy unit, in addition to the gymnasium.
After the success of the initiative in its first phase, the two teams will work on the design and development of many other spaces, including the obstetrics and gynecology emergency department, and the prenatal diagnosis center, along with future plans that include the pediatric department and the obstetrics emergency unit, in addition to the parent diagnostic unit, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year. .
Dr. Hamdi Al Shaibani, Dean of the College of Engineering at Abu Dhabi University, said: “The collaboration between Abu Dhabi University and Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City is one of the most important and fruitful initiatives for both parties, as it provides a unique opportunity . for our students to enrich and develop their skills in realistic conditions. Abu Dhabi University continuously strives to build meaningful partnerships with its partners. locally and globally to enhance the students’ experience, and looks forward to the pioneering model that we students within the initiative, especially in light of the support we would like to offer them to prepare them to be leaders in their fields in the future.”
In turn, Dr. Ahmed Al-Shass, Assistant Professor of the Department of Interior Affairs and Architectural Design and project supervisor at Abu Dhabi University, said: “This collaboration is a favorable opportunity for students to get involved and enter the field of design in a practical and professional context through an integrated design proposal that includes integrated visual documentation, detailed drawings and selection. For the first time, the Architectural Design Department at Abu Dhabi University provided its consulting services regarding the construction and implementation stages, as the students demonstrated high efficiency and superior scientific knowledge that was highly valued by the client and the contractor. During the project, the relationship between mother and child was highlighted. This embodies the excellence of the curricula of the College of Engineering at the university.
Dr. Aba Zubair, Dean of Education at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, said: “Learning at Shakhbout Medical City is an integral part of our mission as we are committed to providing patients with a pioneering healthcare experience. We are pleased to join working with Abu Dhabi University, to offer its talented students an opportunity This is unique in that it allows them to practice the acquired skills under the supervision of one of our best engineering teams ever, and to what they have learned apply in real-world conditions. managed to submit distinctive design proposals, which will undoubtedly contribute to the improvement and enrichment of the experience of our judges.”
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City is one of the largest advanced care hospitals in the country, and the fruit of the partnership between the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and “Mayo Clinic”, and its vision is to be the preferred and integrated healthcare destination in the region for critical and complex care, through a model Care based on an integrated and multidisciplinary approach from the moment the patient arrives through the different stages of his treatment, coordinating the “Education Shield” with the other two shields “Medical Practice ” and “Medical Research” to enhance, develop and enhance medical knowledge and skills to ensure excellence in healthcare delivery.
This interior design program at Abu Dhabi University combines aesthetics with technology, such as computer-aided design (CAD) programs and computer 3D modeling, with the goal of helping students create distinctive interior environments.
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