Ahmed Alkuwaiti

Ahmed Alkuwaiti
Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University · Deanship of Quality and academic accreditation

CPHQ,PhD

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Introduction
Dr. Ahmed Al Kuwaiti is a Quality and Accreditation Associate Professor and Senior Consultant. With 30+ years of academic and research experience, Dr. Ahmed AlKuwaiti comes with strong expertise in medical education, quality in healthcare, hospital facilities management safety, patient safety and risk management. He has worked as an academician and researcher. Currently, he serves as the Supervisor General of Deanship of Quality and Academic Accreditation, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
Additional affiliations
September 2010 - March 2016
Imam Abdul Rahman bin Faisal University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
January 2010 - July 2015
Imam Abdul Rahman bin Faisal University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2009 - September 2016
Imam Abdul Rahman bin Faisal University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Communication Skills: (2011 - present) Learning Skills: (2007 - 2012) Learning, search & thinking skills (2011 - present)

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Publications (72)
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This study aimed to reveal the perception of students about the service quality performance of a Saudi university using a modified CUL-HEdPERF scale and revealed the factors affecting students' overall satisfaction towards service quality performance. An exploratory study design was adopted, and all students belonging to selected public health prog...
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Background In Saudi Arabia, dental students' program evaluation is highly focused on improving dental education quality, so that an effective workforce could be developed for the nation. Objective This study aims to assess the students' perception of the quality of dental program offered at Saudi dental schools. Methods All final year students of...
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The utility of students' evaluations to observe the quality of teaching has demonstrated to be a practical and vital element of the quality management process in higher education institutions (HEIs). Since students are the most affected by teaching, their perception and satisfaction are essential in enhancing the quality of lectures delivered by th...
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Teaching hospitals are considered more crucial in the healthcare system, as these hospitals deal with medical education, research, and patient care. Besides, medical schools are usually affiliated with these hospitals to handle their students during the course and training period. Hence, this study discussed the order of teaching hospitals and reve...
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Higher education institutions (HEIs) are utilizing a user satisfaction survey to assess user satisfaction and reveal the strengths and weaknesses of their libraries. This feedback aids their policymakers to improve the quality of library resources and services offered. However, no studies have been conducted using a Six Sigma approach to assess the...
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Objectives: This study aimed to assess the perceptions of medical interns with regards to the internship training programme offered at Saudi medical schools and to explore factors influencing their overall satisfaction with this progamme. Methods: This exploratory study was conducted at four medical schools in Saudi Arabia between July 2017 and...
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Background: Students’ evaluations of instructors’ lecturing skills have proved to be an essential component of quality management in higher education institutions (HEIs). Hence, this study intended to reveal the gender differences in medical students’ perception of lecturing skills. Methods: The exploratory study design was adopted to explore the...
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In recent times, higher education institutions (HEIs) are seeking more attention in conducting surveys to improve the quality of teaching and achieve academic accreditation. In this regard, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU) also conducting various surveys to meet the requirements of the National Center for Academic Accreditation and evAl...
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Purpose A crisis in the financial sustainability of the public healthcare sector often compels governments to consider privatization. The purpose of this paper is to summarize various strategies to overcome the challenges facing the privatization of academic medical centers (AMCs) in Saudi Arabia. Design/methodology/approach In this paper, the aut...
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Purpose A crisis in the financial sustainability of the public healthcare sector often compels governments to consider privatization. The purpose of this paper is to summarize various strategies to overcome the challenges facing the privatization of academic medical centers (AMCs) in Saudi Arabia. Design/methodology/approach In this paper, the aut...
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Purpose: This study aimed to develop a valid quality of work life (QoWL) questionnaire for measuring the QoWL of health sciences teaching staff working in Saudi universities. Materials and Methods: A total of 300 teaching staff belonging to health sciences colleges at four Saudi government universities were randomly selected and given with QoWL too...
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Indian higher education system is the third largest in the world whereas several initiatives have been taken by the government to improve its ranking position. One such initiative is NIRF and all the medical schools are evaluated based on a certain stipulated performance metrics so as to publicize their academic and research performance to the stud...
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Indian higher education system is the third largest in the world whereas several initiatives have been taken by the government to improve its ranking position. One such initiative is NIRF and all the medical schools are evaluated based on a certain stipulated performance metrics so as to publicize their academic and research performance to the stud...
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Saudi universities are utilizing various university ranking systems to publicize their academic and research performance to the students and their parents. This study aimed to describe the ranking position of top ten Saudi universities across Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and Times Higher Education (THE) world university rankings based on the ranking r...
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Mobile applications are capable of improving health outcomes in diabetic patients through self-management and symptom control. Digital health technologies can reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes and positively influence on risk factors for CVD. Such technologies can also be applied to manage other chronic diseases such as hypertension, ast...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the level of job satisfaction among faculty members of the health sciences program at a Saudi higher education institution; and predict the influence of various factors on overall job satisfaction. However, this study is quite different since it intended to evaluate the level of job satisfaction of f...
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The content of this book provides a valuable guidance to the higher educational administrators about the Quality of Work Life (QoWL) of faculty and academic staff working at a Higher Education Institution (HEI) in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). It provides a valid and reliable instrument to policy makers of HEIs across globe to assess the QoWL of f...
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Purpose – Higher education institutions understand the importance of the quality of work life (QoWL) since it directly impacts faculty members’ involvement in providing high-quality teaching. The purpose of this paper is to compare the QoWL of faculty members in undergraduate medical and undergraduate engineering programs offered at Imam Abdulrahma...
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Purpose: This study aimed to develop a valid quality of work life (QoWL) questionnaire for measuring the QoWL of health sciences teaching staff working in Saudi universities. Materials and Methods: A total of 300 teaching staff belonging to health sciences colleges at four Saudi government universities were randomly selected and given with QoWL too...
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A cross-sectional survey design was adopted to study the quality of work life (QoWL) of the teaching staff employed at a Saudi higher education institution, focusing on their ethnic backgrounds and the academic clusters in which they were employed. A total of 360 teaching staff were randomly selected using a two-stage cluster sampling method, and a...
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Academic Medical Centers (AMCs) in Saudi Arabia are dedicated to providing high-quality patient care and promoting the health and wellbeing of its citizens. Additionally, they provide medical education and conduct research in a wide range of clinical disciplines. A recent global trend in academic hospitals with mandates similar to those in Saudi Ar...
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Learning Outcomes [LOs] for the undergraduate medical program offered in Saudi universities include demonstrating the achievement of substantial scientific knowledge relevant to medical practice and the ability to apply the acquired knowledge to the diagnosis and treatment of patients. These learning outcomes are clustered into five domains, viz. K...
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Purpose: Blood culture is a common procedure used in clinical settings for the diagnosis of different types of blood infections. Contamination of the culture occurs quite often, resulting in a false positive or negative result. Such results mislead clinicians and microbiologists, and may result in their making a wrong diagnosis. Using statistical m...
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Purpose This paper aims to examine the challenges faced by health-care leadership in teaching hospitals in attaining accreditation for their institutions. Design/methodology/approach This paper is based on a study of current literature on health-care leadership, hospital accreditation and quality of patient care and identifies the challenges fac...
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Very few researches have been done jointly with Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Tuberculosis (TB). Through this study, an attempt has been made here using statistical model to calculate the verge point of a patient, who has been infected by HIV and TB. Many researches with different family of distribution had been studied earlier. Once the p...
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Very few researches have been done jointly with Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Tuberculosis (TB). Through this study, an attempt has been made here using statistical model to calculate the verge point of a patient, who has been infected by HIV and TB. Many researches with different family of distribution had been studied earlier. Once the p...
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Learning Outcomes [LOs] for the undergraduate medical program offered in Saudi universities include substantial scientific knowledge relevant to medical practice and the ability to apply required knowledge in diagnosis and treatment of patients. These learning outcomes are grouped into five domains, viz. Knowledge; Cognitive Skills; Interpersonal S...
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Background: Measuring patient satisfaction is a key factor in assessing the quality of patient care. Patient satisfaction outcomes are affected by many variables. Identifying and analyzing effective factors related to patients’ overall satisfaction constitutes an essential aspect of the study of modern healthcare. Aim: The aim of this study is to...
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This study explored academic discipline as a source of differential item functioning (DIF) in students’ rating of teaching quality and effectiveness at higher education institutions. Data utilized in this study was collected by Imam Abudalruman Bin Faisal University - KSA. The total number of surveys analyzed for the purpose of this study is 36459...
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This study explored academic discipline as a source of differential item functioning(DIF) in students’ rating of teaching quality and effectiveness at higher education institutions. Data utilized in this study was collected by Imam Abudalruman Bin Faisal University - KSA. The total number of surveys analyzed for the purpose of this study is 36459 f...
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Background and aims Few studies have reported the correlation between hand hygiene (HH) practices and infection rates in Saudi Arabia. This work was aimed to study the effect of a multicomponent HH intervention strategy in improving HH compliance and reducing infection rates at King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia between J...
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Background: Hospital-acquired infection (HAI) is one of the most common complications occurring in a hospital setting. Although previous studies have demonstrated the application of data-driven Six Sigma DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) methodology in various health-care settings, no such studies have been conducted on HAI in t...
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Higher Education institutions in Saudi Arabia is currently performing several evaluations by both students and teaching staff as a measure to improve the quality by understanding the perception of its stakeholders. In order to retain the best and efficient work force to carry out the teaching roles in these universities, the Quality of Work Life (Q...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the impact of adopting the Six Sigma define, measure, analyze, improve and control (DMAIC) approach in reducing patients fall rate in an Academic Medical Center, Saudi Arabia. Design/methodology/approach A prospective study design was adopted and this study was conducted at King Fahd Hospital of the...
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Employees are considered as an asset to any organization and each organization provide a better and flexible working environment to retain its best and resourceful workforce. As such, continuous efforts are being taken to avoid or extend the exit/withdrawal of employees from the organization. Human resource managers are facing a challenge to predic...
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Employees are considered as an asset to any organization and each organization provide a better and flexible working environment to retain its best and resourceful workforce. As such continuous efforts are being taken to avoid or extend the exitwithdrawal of employees from the organization. Human resource managers are facing a challenge to predict...
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Background: A performance improvement model was developed that focuses on the analysis and interpretation of performance indicator (PI) data using statistical process control and benchmarking. PIs are suitable for comparison with benchmarks only if the data fall within the statistically accepted limit-that is, show only random variation. Specifica...
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Objective: This study aims to investigate the interaction between response rate and class size and its effects on students’ evaluation of instructors and the courses offered at a higher education Institution in Saudi Arabia. Study Design: A retrospective study design was chosen. Methods: One thousand four hundred and forty four different courses be...
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Medication errors will affect the patient safety and quality of healthcare. The aim of this study is to analyze the effect of Six Sigma (DMAIC) methodology in reducing medication errors in the outpatient pharmacy of King Fahd Hospital of the University, Saudi Arabia. It was conducted through the five phases of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Con...
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Background: The aim of this study is to determine the factors influencing medical students' overall satisfaction about research training programs offered in Saudi Universities. Materials and Methods: Medical students [N=207] belonging to seven Saudi universities were the focus of this study. A pre-tested questionnaire tool was used to capture the s...
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Students’ Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness is one of the most widely accepted methods of measuring the Quality of Higher Education worldwide. The University of Dammam is currently performing several evaluations by students as required for academic accreditation by the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment. Of these, two of...
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This study aims at investigating the effect of response rate and class size interaction on students' evaluation of instructors and the courses offered at heath science colleges in Saudi Arabia. A retrospective study design was adapted to ascertain Course Evaluation Surveys (CES) conducted at the health science colleges of the University of Dammam [...
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The purpose of this paper was to examine the perceptions of students of health sciences on research training programs offered at Saudi universities. Design/methodology/approach – A cross-sectional survey design was adopted to capture the perceptions of health science students about research training programs offered at selected Saudi universities....
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Introduction: Students evaluating teaching effectiveness (SETE) is highly topical world-wide, including Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The literature review highlighted the focus of this study, namely, students′ and instructors′ perception of the SETE process, not SETE data as such. Setting: Medical colleges in seven Governmental universities in KS...
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The purpose of the course evaluation survey (CES) is to obtain student's feedback on various courses offered through a particular program that will help to take appropriate action to improve the quality of teaching and learning process. Accordingly, this study was conducted to determine the relationship between overall satisfaction and the other va...
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Objective: The aim of this paper was to determine the validity and reliability of a questionnaire tool for measuring students' attitudes toward components relevant to research training programs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Materials and Methods: The paper reports the responses of 564 Saudi Arabian students from seven government universities to...
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The main aim of this study was to examine in detail the benefits and problems of introducing a different method of teaching to medical education, namely the problem-based learning (PBL) method. This technique, in a number of pieces of research, has been shown to be more effective than lecture-based method in fostering better critical thinking, prob...
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Background: Despite the dearth of allied health professionals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), the demand for them has increased. Like any other geographic location, KSA, has its own pattern of diseases. Therefore, the curriculum of the health professionals should be appropriately designed to meet the health needs of hospitals and clinics. Ob...
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Background: The problems of medical education in Saudi Arabia emanate from its high course content and a lack of proper integration, exacerbated by the language barrier. Objective/Proposal: To encourage good lasting learning habits, it is envisaged the need to establish training courses for learning skills. This training would include the developm...

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This study was conducted to capture the opinion of the employees about Risk Management training practices adopted in a selected group of Hospitals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and to find out its effect on Patient Safety and Quality of Care
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This study was conducted to explore the application of six sigma methodology to study the occurrence of risks in King Fahd Hospital of the University of Dammam and to provide innovative solutions to improve Patient safety.
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The purpose of this paper was to examine the perceptions of students of health sciences on research training programs offered at Saudi universities. This study was conducted during the academic year 2012-13 and it is fully funded by the Deanship of Scientific research.