Health Facility Planning Course


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 1a Introduction to Health Planning
Session 1b Design standards and guidelines
Session 2 Detailed briefing and SOA
Session 3 HFBS tools and techniques
Session 4 Functional relationships
Session 5 Health Facility Planning & Design
Session 6 Master Planning & Strategy
Session 7a Design of Inpatient Units
Session 7b Design of Operating Theatres
Session 7c Design of Intensive Care Units
Session 7d Design of Emergency Units
Session 7e Design of Medical Imaging Units
Session 8 Client Consultation and Sign-off
Session 9 Coordination & Integration of Services

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 ( 40+ 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.


About the Trainer
Aladin Niazmand, Director

Aladin has 32 years of experience as a specialist health planner. He has personally designed over 150 hospitals in a wide range of disciplines and was largely responsible for the development of Health Facility Guidelines for various countries across the globe. Aladin has been teaching various aspects of Health Planning and Hospital Commissioning for more than a decade.


To receive more information about the upcoming course schedule and other details, register your interest by sending an email to and we will make sure you receive relevant information.

Session 1
12 February – 23 February 2024
12/2/2024 Monday 6pm – 9pm
13/2/2024 Tuesday 6pm – 9pm
14/2/2024 Wednesday 6pm – 9pm
15/2/2024 Thursday 6pm – 9pm
16/2/2024 Friday 2.30pm – 7pm
19/2/2024 Monday 6pm – 9pm
20/2/2024 Tuesday 6pm – 9pm
21/2/2024 Wednesday 6pm – 9pm
22/2/2024 Thursday 6pm – 9pm
23/2/2024 Friday 2.30pm – 7pm
Session 2
20 May – 31 May 2024
20/5/2024 Monday 6pm – 9pm
21/5/2024 Tuesday 6pm – 9pm
22/5/2024 Wednesday 6pm – 9pm
23/5/2024 Thursday 6pm – 9pm
24/5/2024 Friday 2.30pm – 7pm
27/5/2024 Monday 6pm – 9pm
28/5/2024 Tuesday 6pm – 9pm
29/5/2024 Wednesday 6pm – 9pm
30/5/2024 Thursday 6pm – 9pm
31/5/2024 Friday 2.30pm – 7pm
Session 3
5 August – 16 August 2024
5/8/2024 Monday 6pm – 9pm
6/8/2024 Tuesday 6pm – 9pm
7/8/2024 Wednesday 6pm – 9pm
8/8/2024 Thursday 6pm – 9pm
9/8/2024 Friday 2.30pm – 7pm
12/8/2024 Monday 6pm – 9pm
13/8/2024 Tuesday 6pm – 9pm
14/8/2024 Wednesday 6pm – 9pm
15/8/2024 Thursday 6pm – 9pm
16/8/2024 Friday 2.30pm – 7pm
Session 4
11 November – 22 November 2024
11/11/2024 Monday 6pm – 9pm
12/11/2024 Tuesday 6pm – 9pm
13/11/2024 Wednesday 6pm – 9pm
14/11/2024 Thursday 6pm – 9pm
15/11/2024 Friday 2.30pm – 7pm
18/11/2024 Monday 6pm – 9pm
19/11/2024 Tuesday 6pm – 9pm
20/11/2024 Wednesday 6pm – 9pm
21/11/2024 Thursday 6pm – 9pm
22/11/2024 Friday 2.30pm – 7pm

*Time indicated above is Dubai, United Arab Emirates Time


Director Business and Strategy
Al Zahra Hospital
Dubai, UAE
Project Engineer
Ministry of Health
Sultanate of Oman
Head – Biomedical Technology Solutions
International Hospitals Construction Co Ltd
Jeddah, KSA

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