Exploratory Examination Initiative
Exploratory Examination 2020 - 2021
​​​​​​​Introduction:
An exploratory examination is a medical examination program for school students (screening program). It aims to detect health problems early on through a number of medical examinations. The results are then referred to the relevant agencies while health awareness is provided to students, and a health database is created for them accordingly. 

Program Objectives: 
  • Early detection of health problems that the examination targets.
  • Providing the health awareness necessary for students and their parents (based on the type of cases discovered).
  • Ensuring that the discovered cases are referred to the concerned health agencies.
  • Building a health database for students who were examined. 

Target Groups: 
Students of the following classes: 
  1. First year middle school students
  2. ​First year elementary school students
  3. ​First year secondary school students
  4. ​Fourth year elementary school students​


Program Components:  
An exploratory examination includes the following:
  • Checking students’ medical history, especially chronic diseases and disabilities.
  • Checking students’ completion of all basic vaccinations. 
  • Early detection of: 
    • Obesity and weight gain,
    • Tooth decay,
    • Vision problems, 
    • Hearing impairment,
    • Depression,
    • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),
    • Smoking,
    • Scoliosis.
  • Temporary guidance depending on the case.
  • Reference depending on the case
Program Implementation Mechanism: 
The examination is conducted at the level of schools in coordination with health advisors according to the following mechanism:  
  • The examination day is determined in advance in coordination with each school's health advisor.
  • Schools are provided with a medical history form for students’ guardians/parents to fill out. 
  • Health advisors make arrangements to prepare students’ medical history questionnaires, filled out by their guardians/parents, before the examination.
  • Health advisors prepare a suitable place for the medical examination to be conducted. They ensure that students have privacy during the examination, preferably in a school clinic.
  • The nurse opens an e-file and records students' basic data.
  • A trained team conducts the examination. It consists of doctors, dentists or oral and dental hygienists, and nurses. The team's size is determined according to the target number of students. Members of the medical team then distribute tasks and roles among themselves. 
  • The team then prepares the necessary devices and materials to perform the examination. They apply all the preventive measures needed beforehand.
  • The examination is carried out according to the type of screenings to be performed for the students of each class. Guidance and referral are provided according to each case.
  • Results of the examination are recorded online in the e-program.

Program Implementation Mechanism during the Pandemic: 
  • Primary health care centers are selected in all regions.
  • Exploratory examination clinics are prepared in advance. 
  • Clinic appointments are scheduled via “Mawid”. 
  • Appointments are booked by parents via “Sehhaty” application. 
  • The nurse opens an e-file and records students' basic data, then the examination specified for each student is conducted. 
  • The doctor conducts the examination as required. Guidance and referral are provided according to each case.
  • The dentist conducts the examination and referrals are made accordingly. 
  • Results of the examination are recorded online in the e-program, and students are referred. 
  • The results of the examinations are sent to parents in a message. 

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Map of Exploratory Examination Center (Available only in Arabic).​ 

Booking Guidelines (Available only in Arabic):






Last Update : 21 September 2021 03:41 PM
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