Short Course on Hospital Planning and Design

July 30 – August 3, 2018

Course Description:

To enable the evaluators to understand the planning and design of hospitals in sufficient detail in order to have a basic understanding of the major principles of site planning, whole hospital planning and design, departmental
design, as well as designing for hospitals which are green, sustainable and safe from disasters.


Course Objectives
At the end of the course, the participants should be
able to :

  1. Discuss the basic concerns, principles, and practices in planning and designing a hospital, its utility systems, and facilities.
  2. Formulate an evaluator’s checklist for the planning and design of a new hospital or the expansion, modification and retrofitting of an existing one.
  3. Discuss the concepts of “safe hospital” and “green hospital” and the importance of their integration in the planning and design of hospitals.
  4. Analyze and critique architectural plans in relation to hospital activities and functions.
  5. Explain the administrative and financial aspects of hospital planning, design, and construction.