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 HAWLER MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

Hawler Medical University (HMU) is located in the city of Erbil (Hawler) in Iraqi Kurdistan Region.  It has been established by the Council of Ministers of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government in July 2005.  The university has been established to include in itself the following four colleges that detached from Salahaddin University in Erbil: College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy, and College of Nursing.

The Separation has come after a suggestion made by a number of academics from these colleges that has been supported by the president of Salahaddin University as well as the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Researches.

The overall aim of establishment of HMU is to improve the medical education in the region as well as to have a better management of the medical group colleges. This should by no way be interpreted as creation of new colleges. Establishment of a university for medical group colleges is by itself, the first such experience in Iraq. HMU provides undergraduate and postgraduate studies in different medical and health sciences.

The program of study in the four colleges is in English language.

The University is responsible for the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Researches of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Arbil.  

Principal Divisions

         University President's Office (Management)

         College of Medicine

         College of Dentistry

         College of Pharmacy

         College of Nursing

HMU is connected to 4 teaching hospitals that provide facilities for practical training of students from the four colleges:

      Rizgary Teaching Hospital – 400 beds

      Erbil Teaching Hospital – 500 beds

      Maternity Hospital – 200 beds

      Paediatrics Hospital – 150 beds

University Council

The University Council is the highest authority of the university. The council holds regular meetings to discuss the general strategy and plans of the university, make decisions on issues that are at authority of the Council and make suggestions to the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

The University Council is composed of the following members:

  • Dr. Pishtewan H. Al-Bazzaz, Acting President of HMU, Head of Council
  • Dr. Abdulrahman Rasul Abdulla, Vice President of HMU for Scientific Affairs and Postgraduate Studies, Secretary of Council
  • Dr. Fareed Hanna, Vice President of HMU for Admin and Finance Affairs, Member of Council
  • Dr. Farhad J. Khayat, Dean of College of Medicine, Member of Council
  • Dr. Jafar Hamad Kader, Dean of College of Dentistry, Member of Council
  • Dr. Mahmood Nadir Darwesh, Dean of College of Pharmacy, Member of Council
  • Dr. Kafia Mawlood Shareef, Dean of College of Nursing, Member of Council

 College of Medicine

      The college has been established in 1977

      Degree and period of study: Bachelor in Medicine and General Surgery (M.B.Ch.B.)/ six years

      Faculty staff: 214

      Postgraduate students: 94

      Undergraduate students: 855

The College Council
 

The College Council is the highest authority of the college. The Council holds regular meetings to discuss issues that need decisions to be made at the level of College Council or issues that need to be submitted to the President of University or the University Council for authorization.

Departments

The College is comprised of the following departments:

  • Anatomy and Histology
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Pharmacology and Biophysics
  • Internal Medicine and Community Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry

Laboratories

  • Anatomy Lab.
  •  Histology Lab.
  • Physiology Lab.
  • Biochemistry Lab.
  • Medical Microbiology Lab.
  • Pathology Lab.
  • Pharmacology Lab.
  • Biophysics Lab.
  • Environmental Lab.

Study Requirements

#

Subjects

Units

First Year

1

Anatomy

8

2

Computer

4

3

Kurdish Language

4

4

Medical Biology

8

5

Medical Chemistry

8

6

Medical Physics

6

Total 1

38

Second Year

1

Anatomy

8

2

Embryology

2

3

Histology

6

4

Medical Biochemistry

10

5

Physiology

14

Total 2

40

Third Year

1

Community Medicine

4

2

Medicine

6

3

Microbiology

10

4

Parasitology

6

5

Pathology

12

6

Pharmacology

8

7

Surgery

2

Total 3

48

Fourth Year

1

Community Medicine

6

2

Forensic Medicine

4

3

Medicine

10

4

Obstetrics

6

5

Pediatrics

6

6

Psychology

2

7

Surgery

10

Total 4

44

Fifth Year

1

Dermatology

4

2

ENT

4

3

Gynecology

4

4

Medicine

12

5

Ophthalmology

4

6

Pediatrics

4

7

Psychiatry

4

8

Surgery

16

Total 5

52

Sixth Year

1

Gynecology & Obstetrics

6

2

Medicine

16

3

Pediatrics

8

4

Surgery

16

Total 6

46

Grand Total

268

The Dean

Dr. Farhad Jalil Khayat
Telephone: 00964 66 2230449, 00964 66 2227275
Email address: farhad.khayat@hawlermu.org

Main Contact Details
College of Medicine
Khanzad Street, Erbil, Iraq
Email address:
medicine@hawlermu.org

College of Dentistry

      The college has been established in 1995.

      Degree and period of study: Bachelor in Dentistry (BDS), five years

      Faculty staff: 50

      Postgraduate students: 26

      Undergraduate students: 320

The College Council
 

The College Council is the highest authority of the college. The Council holds regular meetings to discuss issues that need decisions to be made at the level of College Council or issues that need to be submitted to the President of University or the University Council for authorization.

Departments

The College is comprised of the following departments:

  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Paedodontics, Orthodontics and Prevention (P.O.P)
  • Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery
  • Conservative Dentistry
  • Basic Sciences

Teaching clinics:

There is a teaching clinic correspondent to each of the above-mentioned department in addition to the following:

         Oral diagnosis clinic

         X-Ray clinic

         Dental implantation center

         Demographic teaching facility among the clinics

Study Requirements

 

First Stage

#

Subject

Units

1

Computer

4

2

Dental Anatomy

6

3

Dental Materials

2

4

Kurdish language

4

5

Medical Biology

6

6

Medical Chemistry

10

7

Medical Physics

6

Total 1

38

Second Stage

1

General Histology

6

2

Human Anatomy

8

3

Medical Biochemistry

8

4

Microbiology

6

5

Oral Histology

4

6

Physiology

6

7

Prosthodontics

4

Total 2

42

Third Stage

1

Conservative

8

2

General Medicine

4

3

General Pathology

6

4

General Surgery

4

5

Oral Surgery

4

6

Periodontology

1

7

Pharmacology

6

8

Prosthodontics

4

Total 3

37

 

Fourth Stage

1

Dental Public Health

2

2

Conservative

6

3

Dental Radiology

4

4

Oral Pathology

6

5

Oral Surgery

8

6

Orthodontics

6

7

Pedodontics

2

8

Periodontology

6

9

Prothodontic

6

Total 4

46

 

Fifth Stage

1

Operative

6

2

Oral Medicine

8

3

Oral Surgery

8

4

Orthodontics

4

5

Pedodonotics

8

6

Periodontology

4

7

Prevention

2

8

Prosthodontics

6

Total 5

46

 

 

Grand Total

 

 

209

 

The Dean

Dr. Jafar Kader Hamad
Telephone: 00964 66 2230484
Email address: jafar.hamad@hawlermu.org


Main Contact Details
College of Dentistry
Khanzad Street
, 60M Street, Erbil, Iraq
Email address: dentistry@hawlermu.org

College of Pharmacy

      The college has been established in 1997

      Degree and period of study: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Pharmacy, five years

      Faculty staff: 21

      Postgraduate students: 30

      Undergraduate students: 415

 

The College Council
 

The College Council is the highest authority of the college. The Council holds regular meetings to discuss issues that need decisions to be made at the level of College Council or issues that need to be submitted to the President of University or the University Council for authorization.

Departments
 

The College is comprised of the following departments:

  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Chemical Pharmaceutics
  • Laboratory analysis
  • Pharmacognosy

 Laboratories:

  • Pharmacology Lab.
  •  Toxicology Lab.
  • Chemical Pharmaceutics
  • Laboratory analysis
  • Pharmacognosy Lab.
  • Anatomy Lab.
  • Computer Science
  • Pharmaceutical Technology Lab.
  • Pharmaceutical Calculation
  •  Histology Lab.
  • Physiology Lab.
  • Pathology Lab.
  • Biochemistry Lab.
  • Medical Microbiology Lab.
  • Physical Pharmacy Lab.

Study Requirements

#

Subject

Units

First Stage

1

Analytical Chemistry

4

2

Biostatistics

2

3

Computer Science

8

4

General Chemistry

4

5

Human Biology

3

6

Human Histology

3

7

Kurdish Language

8

8

Mathematics

2

9

Medical Physics

3

10

Pharmacy

6

 

Total 1

43

Second Stage

1

Microbiology

8

2

Organic Chemistry

8

3

Pharmacognosy

6

4

Physical Pharmacy

8

5

Physiology

8

 

Total 2

38

Third Stage

1

Inorganic Pharmaceutical Chemistry

3

2

Medical Biochemistry

8

3

Organic Pharmaceutical Chemistry

4

4

Pathology

8

5

Pharmaceutical Technology

8

6

Pharmacognosy

4

7

Pharmacology

4

 

Total 3

39

Fourth Stage

1

Biopharmaceutics

4

2

Clinical Pharmacy

6

3

Community Medicine

2

4

Industrial Pharmacy

4

5

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

8

6

Pharmacology

6

7

Toxicology

4

 

Total 4

34

Fifth Stage

1

Advanced Pharmaceutical Chemistry

4

2

Analytical Laboratories

4

3

Clinical Biochemistry

4

4

Clinical Toxicology

2

5

Community Pharmacy

2

6

Industrial Pharmacy

8

7

Pharmacokinetics

2

8

Pro Drugs

1

9

Therapeutics

2

10

Wards

4

 

Total 5

33

 

 

 

 

Grand Total

 

 

 

187

The Dean

Dr. Mahmoud Nader Darwesh

Telephone: 00964 66 2273065

Email address: mahmood.darwesh@hawlermu.org

Main Contact Details
College of Pharmacy
100M Street, behind Rezgari Hospital, Erbil, Iraq
Email address:pharmacy@hawlermu.org

College of Nursing

       The college has been established in 2001.

       Degree and period of study: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Nursing, four years

       Faculty staff: 25

       Postgraduate students: 8

       Undergraduate students: 186

The College Council

The College Council is the highest authority of the college. The Council holds regular meetings to discuss issues that need decisions to be made at the level of College Council or issues that need to be submitted to the President of University or the University Council for authorization.
 

Departments

The college is comprised of the following departments:

  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Maternity Nursing
  • Adult Nursing
  • Basic Science

 Study Requirements

#

Subject

Units

First Stage

1

Anatomy

6

2

Biochemistry

6

3

Computer

6

4

English Language

2

5

Fundamental of Nursing

14

6

Human Biology

3

7

Kurdish Language

2

8

Kurdology

2

9

Physiology

6

10

Terminology

2

 

Total 1

49

Second Stage

1

Adult Nursing

30

2

Medicine

2

3

Microbiology

4

4

Pathophysiology

3

5

Pharmacology

4

6

Surgery

2

 

Total 2

45

Third Stage

1

Biostatistics

2

2

Growth and Development

2

3

Maternity and Child Care Nursing

15

4

Nursing Research

2

5

Nutrition

2

6

Pediatric Nursing

15

7

Psychology

2

8

Rehabilitation

4

 

Total 3

44

Fourth Stage

1

Community Health Nursing

11

2

Critical Care Nursing

4

3

Epidemiology

2

4

Graduate Research

2

5

Human Relation

2

6

Nursing Administration

4

7

Primary Health Nursing

3

8

Principle and Method of Teaching

4

9

Psychiatry Nursing

11

10

Sub-specialist Elective

3

 

Total 4

46

 

Grand Total

184


Dean

Dr. Kafia Mawlood Shareef
Telephone: 00964 66 2232019
Email address: kafia.mawlood@hawlermu.org

Main Contact Details
College of Nursing
Khanzad Street, Erbil, Iraq

Email address:nursing@hawlermu.org

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