Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy

Batterjee Medical College
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
5 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 17,983
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 17,983

About this course

The program is designed to prepare a high-quality graduate who meet the expectations of the communities of interest. BMC is providing the opportunity to produce successful competent respiratory therapists who are able to cope with everyday challenges.

Respiratory Therapy is a health care discipline that specializes in the promotion of optimum cardiopulmonary function, health, and wellness. Respiratory Therapists employ scientific principles to diagnose, treat and prevent acute or chronic dysfunction of the cardiopulmonary system, such as asthma, COPD (emphysema, chronic bronchitis) lung tumors, Neonatal and pediatric abnormalities, sleep disorders, and other disease and dysfunctions. Respiratory Therapists use a variety of high-tech equipment and techniques to diagnoses monitor and treat respiratory conditions.

Entry Requirements

Requirements for Saudi High School Graduates (Saudi Curriculum):
- Applicant must have high school certificate in science.
- High school certificate must not be older than 5 years. 
- Applicant must have Qudrat and Tahsili results.

Requirements for International High School Graduates (International Curriculum):
- Applicant must have high school certificate with science subjects attested by the concerned ministries.
- For British curriculum: “O level” transcript must include the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematic, Physics and English. ”AS/A level” transcript must include 2 subjects Biology & Chemistry/Physics 
- High school certificate must not be older than 5 years.

- High school applicants will join Preparatory Year. After that they will be accepted in the program based on their choices, merit and availability of seats.
- There is no Preparatory Year for Health Administration program.

Requirements for Transfer Applicants from Other Colleges and Universities:
Transfer students from other colleges or universities can apply to any Bachelor’s degree program at BMC.

- High school certificate.
- Academic transcript.
- Course specification for completed subjects by applicant.

Requirements for bridging applicants:
BMC accepts applicants with diplomas in all programs except Medicine program.
Bridging applicants can only join the programs in which they have earned their previous diplomas. 
Applicants having diploma of 3 years or more may join from the 3rd year of program.
Applicants having diploma less than 3 years may join from the 2nd year of program.

Documents required:
- High school certificate.
- Certificate and transcripts of earned diploma.    
- Certificate of Professional Accreditation from Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (with valid date).
- No objection letter from the applicant employer (if the applicant is working).

TOEFL, ILETS or STEP scores as indicated in the following table:
1. TOEFL Paper-based Test  --  113
2. TOEFL Internet-based Test (IBT)  --  30
3. IELTS Exam  --  3.5
4. STEP  --  67


1. Preparatory Year

2. Second Year

  • Clinical Biochemistry 
  • Microbiology
  • General Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Introduction to RT Profession
  • Medical Gases & Aerosol Therapy
  • Respiratory Anatomy & Physiology
  • Patient Assessment
  • Respiratory Care Therapeutics
  • Respiratory Pharmacology
  • RT Clinical Training I

3. Third Year

  • Respiratory Diseases I
  • Blood Gases
  • Pulmonary Radiological Imaging
  • Basic Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Fundamentals of Mechanical Ventilation
  • RT Clinical Training II
  • Respiratory Diseases II
  • Clinical Application of Mechanical Ventilation
  • Advanced Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Electrocardiography
  • Health Information Management
  • RT Clinical Training III

4. Fourth Year

  • Prenatal & Pediatric Respiratory Therapy
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation & Home Care
  • Applied Biostatistics 
  • Research Methodology 
  • Research  Project I
  • RT Clinical Training IV
  • Respiratory Therapy Education
  • Critical Care 
  • Polysomnography
  • Clinical Respiratory Seminar
  • Ethics in Respiratory Therapy
  • Research Project II
  • RT Clinical Training V
  • Prenatal & Pediatric Respiratory Therapy

5. Fifth Year: Internship

  • General Wards: Adult & Pediatric 
  • Adult Critical Care
  • NICU, Delivery Room & Well Nursery
  • ER
  • OR
  • CSSD (Central Sterilization Services Department)
  • Biomedical Engineering 
  • Sleep Laboratory
  • Home Healthcare
  • PFT Laboratory
  • Bronchoscopy


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