Department of Medical Laboratory Science


The department of the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) was established in 2017-2018 academic year at Charmo University and it is currently belongs to the presidency of the University. Students here are trained by the top regional scientists in different fields of Biology and Chemistry and other basic sciences with main focus on the medical applications.  In addition to the practical aspect, the department strongly emphasizes on the ethic of the medical work and prepares students in the best way to apply their knowledge in the hospital environment. English is the only language of teaching and students are prepared to take classes through intense English language courses during the first academic foundation year. Graduates from this department are competent candidates to work as clinical laboratory scientists in hospitals, private medical laboratories or medical-related companies.

 Vision and Mission of the Department

Medical laboratory scientists are playing a pivotal role in the healthcare system and having a professional candidate is a crucial method to save several lives. This program is designed to develop students’ critical thinking and promote the problem solving skills that make them capable to work independently as a researcher and clinical laboratory scientist. In addition, students get hand-to-hands training to gain the technical expertise that would help them to work as excellent clinical scientists in the health work environment.

Primary mission of the department is to prepare students with knowledge, skill and technical expertise that is essential for clinical laboratory scientists.  In addition, ethic of the science and dealing with the privacy of the patients will be greatly focused.



Vision of the Department
The department of the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) at Charmo University aspires to be the educational backbone of the Kurdistan Region healthcare community. To credibly serve one of the most dynamic regions in Iraq and the Middle East, we must achieve high national rankings in undergraduate education. Not only that but also open graduate and postgraduate studies in the future and earn a national and international reputation for excellence in research. These objectives require us to understand and proactively adapt to the global and technological forces and the environmental, ethical and resource imperatives that are shaping the 21st century. 


Teaching Philosophy 
Our department is lucky to have a top rank talented teaching staff in the field of health and medicine. We believe in the participation of students in the process of teaching. We believe that teaching process is not a one-way process; a process wherein someone plays the clear role of teacher while others play the role of learners. For a successful teaching process to exist, we believe, students’ participation is a must. We believe that it is not our responsibility to teach our students the truth, as much as it is our duty to train them to think and to look for the truth on their own, because not always the truth lies with us. Only then will our students feel their self-worth and become independent individuals, which will be useful not only for their study but also for their life after the university. 


Teaching Method 
Despite the fact that our department is new, we use everything that is available to us to ease the communication process between our students and teachers. Because a healthy and easy communication between students and teachers is vital to make sure that knowledge and information get delivered to our students successfully. Although we believe that teaching means alone is not guaranty for a successful teaching process, we use projectors, whiteboard and slides that are prepared with Microsoft PowerPoint to teach our students. In addition, practical knowledge and how to deal with problems in the real life is an important element of our teaching at Charmo University.


Language and System of Study 
English is the only language of teaching in our department. 


Certificate and Period of Study

The period of study at our department, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, is four years. After successfully completing four years of study, student will be awarded a bachelor degree in the Medical Laboratory Science


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Dana Khdr Sabir
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