Health Facility Planning Course

We are now, ONLINE ! ( LIVE classes )

Courses were delivered in Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai, UAE, offering students the opportunity to study in a thriving best-in-class, globally renowned center for healthcare expertise. However, due to the current Covid-19 outbreak, TAHPI has taken the plunge to deliver its much in demand, Health Facility Planning course online via modern enterprise video communication platform – Zoom. Unlike other online trainings, where the sessions are pre-recorded at the convenience of the mentor and used/played at the convenience of the students, TAHPI’s Health Facility Planning Course via Zoom is tied to a fixed schedule with LIVE classes enabling maximum face to face interaction with the tutor. Similar to TAHPI’s in-person classes, the admission of limited students are allowed for online sessions, in order to provide individual attention. Direct interaction with the tutor is a pre-requisite for TAHPI’s Health Facility Planning Course, considering, the depth of knowledge and information passed on during the sessions over 9 days.

To book your seats for the next Health Facility Planning Course, contact us on or  +971 44281 348 / + 971 554533223.


Course Synopsis

The Health Facility Planning Course will introduce the specialized aspects of Health Facility Planning. It is intended for professionals who are already experienced in related industries but lack the specialized knowledge required for healthcare planning design. This course will provide an overview instruction to use evidence-based research to improve a healthcare environment. The students will master how to handle change leadership, stakeholder management, and strategic alignment with organizational goals when planning and designing your healthcare facilities. The presentations are designed to offer relevant and up to date information to assist all those involved in the working of Health Facilities or Health Services in remaining competitive, knowledgeable and an expert in the field. The medical basis for the concept categories is introduced along with design and construction strategies to create healthy buildings. The time has come to elevate human health and comfort to the forefront of building practices and reinvent buildings that are not only better for the planet—but also for the people. This presentation will introduce how to do this using the Health Facility Briefing System HFBS as the framework.

Course Outline
Session 1: Introduction to Health Planning
Session 2: Project Briefing and Schedules of Accommodation (SOA)
Session 3: HFBS Health Planning Software Tools and Techniques
Session 4: Functional Relations
Session 5: Health Facility Planning & Design
Session 6: Master Planning / Campus Planning
Session 7: Special Design Requirements, 5 Critical Functional Planning Units (FPU)
Session 8: Client Consultation & Sign-off
Session 9: Project Coordination & Integration of Services | Exam | Graduation


The course also covers below topics among many others:
Design Standards and Guidelines
Blocking and Stacking
Functional Planning Units (FPU)
Capturing Special Requirements of typical rooms
Room Data Sheets (RDS) and Room Layout Sheets (RLS)

Course Schedule

The course spans over 9 days ( 35 Hours )  in a customized business-friendly schedule that allows students, study time and minimize absence from employment.

Weekdays ( Sunday – Thursday ) | 6.00pm – 9.00pm

Weekends ( Friday & Saturday ) | 10.00am – 4.00pm

Time indicated above is in United Arab Emirates Standard Time

Learning Outcomes / Specific Course Objectives

Have sufficient competency to understand the basic principles, science, processes and practices of Health Facility Planning.

Develop the basic capability in the application and practice of the subject.

Overview of Health Facility Planning as a branch of Health Planning discipline

Learning about the foundation of Standards and Guidelines for Health Facility Planning

Applying Briefing and Schedules of Accommodation

Reviewing Master Planning Principle

Course Materials

Showcasing various local and international health facility guidelines

Sample briefs and Schedules of Accommodation

Sample Master Plans

Sample completed project designs

Course Audience

This course is particularly suited to General Practice Architects and Engineers who wish to be become experienced in the design of Healthcare Facilities. It will also benefit Consultants who have been designing hospitals but without any formal training or correct orientation (effectively learning on the job). The course will also benefit Equipment Planners who frequently engage in the design of healthcare facilities only to accommodate the equipment. They do so without the thorough knowledge of other aspects of Health Facility Planning. This course will provide the strong foundations required to do this task properly. Similarly, this course will benefit Hospital Facilities Managers who carry out their own in-house refurbishments, upgrades and minor extensions.

Course Completion 

An online exam and an assignment is conducted at the end of the training, after the successful completion of which, the student will receive a Certificate of Continued Professional Development (CPD). For online sessions, the certificate will be delivered as hardcopy to the preferred delivery address.

A soft copy of the certificate will also be sent to the registered email  address of each enrolled student.



European Investment Bank
Clinical Director Infrastructure & Services
Top End Health Services Department of Health
James Chadwick
United Kingdom
Stephen Batson
Stephen George Partnership (SGP 50)
United Kingdom
Director Business and Strategy
Al Zahra Hospital
Dubai, UAE
Development Director
Majid Al Futtaim
Dubai, UAE
Facilities Director
Tawam Hospital
Corporate Clinical Practice Manager
Abu Dhabi Health Services Company – SEHA
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Senior Project Manager in Estate Development
East Suffolk North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Project Engineer
Ministry of Health
Sultanate of Oman
Heathcare Technology Consultant
KKM Global Healthcare Group
Head – Biomedical Technology Solutions
International Hospitals Construction Co Ltd
Jeddah, KSA
Ian Rooney
South Tees Foundation Trust
United Kingdom
Edelweiss Chung Wai Cheng
Swan & Maclaren Architects

I must be honest and say that this is one of the most beneficial courses I have attended in such a long time. It just brings every thing together and now things make so much more sense. I would certainly be interested in attending any future courses held on line.

– Jeff Tinsley

Acting Director Clinical Infrastructure program
Top End Health Service
Department of Health, Australia

As for the training I confirm my appreciation, in particular for the combination of three elements: a structured sequence of the planning activities explained, a practical approach with examples and solutions and finally a future-oriented perspective.

– Roberto Musi


European Investment Bank


It was a privilege to be a part of this amazing course and consider myself extremely fortunate to meet Mr. Aladin . The course was concise yet detailed, every aspect of the course was covered in such short span of time.

– Zafer Zaheer

Design Director
Aref Sadeq Design Consultants, Bahrain

Thanks to Mr.Aladin and TAHPI for the most impressive, intensive, deeply informative and most beneficial course I have attended in such a long time.
As I have already anticipated, I will strongly recommend this Course to all my Colleagues and Contacts. Surely, we will keep in touch for the next Sessions, i.e. for the Health Commissioning Course.

– Lorenzo Meucci

Biomedical Project Coordinator
INSO SpA, Italy