Department of Medical Laboratory Techniques

Institution: Al-Farahidi University.
College: Medical Technical College.
Department / Academic Program Name: Medical Laboratory Techniques Department.
Name of final degree: Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology.
Academic system: The first phase is the annual curriculum system / remaining stages.
User Accreditation Program: (Central Technical University).

About the Department


It is one of the scientific departments in the Medical Technical College at Al-Farahidi University. Which provides a distinguished educational program that qualifies the student after graduation to engage in relevant institutions and laboratories in line with technological advancements in the field of laboratory medical diagnosis. The department awards a bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory technologies after studying the student for a period of four years, during which the student studies scientific and medical subjects according to a studied curriculum based on scientific foundations.
The study in the department adopts an educational program with high flexibility that responds to the requirements of development and change, as the curriculum focuses on advanced qualification aspects in medical analysis techniques in addition to other specialized scientific subjects. The practical application is also an important part of the curriculum to provide students with scientific and practical skills that are in line with international standards. To provide students with an opportunity for initiative and creativity and activate their potentials through implementing practical projects and holding discussion sessions about them.

Department Head’s speech


Modern medicine relies on scientific and practical foundations in diagnosing and treating various diseases and from the essential and important foundations in diagnosis: the science of medical laboratories (pathological analyzes), where pathological analyzes in hospital laboratories and other health institutions play an effective role in diagnosing diseases and epidemics that devastate society, and help doctors In solving many ambiguous or undiscovered disease problems and assisting them in administering appropriate medicines for various diseases.

The Medical Laboratory Technologies Department is working on building medical technical staffs that deal with the latest pathological analysis devices and medical and health supplies, under the supervision of a distinguished, qualified, and highly experienced teaching staff in the field of pathological analysis techniques. The duration of the study in the college is four years, after which the graduate is granted a bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory techniques, equivalent to the certificates granted in the same specialty by the health and medical technical colleges in the universities of technical education, and the study is morning and evening.

Dr. Mohamed Obaid Hamza
Head of the Department


The Department of Medical Laboratory Techniques is an important and effective way to provide the community’s needs from the medical staff specialized in supporting various health, research and educational institutions, in addition to seeking to invest the skills of faculty members and students in research and applied scientific studies, as well as training and awareness and drawing technical and professional experiences in scientific and research methods, in a manner. It suits the continuous development of analytical techniques.


The Department of Medical Laboratory Techniques meets the needs of health institutions for specialized service cadres with scientific specifications and standards, as well as how to prepare those cadres to work in these institutions as well as support the private sector in this field, developing faculty members and students in the fields of scientific research and knowledge and striving to open them, which is a scientific balance For the department, students first, and other institutions that will work to build horizons of scientific cooperation in the scientific departments and related institutions to achieve the strength of giving and rise in the field of advanced technical sciences.


The department seeks to achieve the following objectives:
• Gain all essential knowledge and skills in pathology.
• Selection and preparation of materials needed to carry out the analytical work.
• Use and maintenance of all laboratory equipment.
• Identify pathogens, whether bacterial, parasitic, fungal, or viral, and autoimmune diseases, and gain the ability to investigate them.
• Diagnosis of genetic diseases and distinguishing them from acquired diseases.
• Dealing with infectious and communicable diseases and how to prevent them in the laboratory through the implementation of occupational safety guidelines.
• Knowing the human aspects with the patient is an important part of the treatment.

Department of Medical Laboratory Techniques

Department Council Members

Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohammed Obaid HamzaHead of the Department

Assistant Professor

Ali Fadhil AlwanMember

Medical physiology
Prof. Dr

Nidal Abdel MohaimanMember

Clinical immunity
Prof. Dr.

Mohammed Abdel Hadi KhalilMember

Analytical chemistry

Assist. Prof. Dr

Fadhil Hussam AhmedMember

Assist. Lecturer

Department Inputs:

The Department of Medical Laboratory Techniques at Al-Farahidi University receives students who have graduated from the preparatory school from the branch (Applied Science – Biological) at rates that vary from year to year, which is determined by the Ministry of Higher Education, for admission to the departments and colleges of public and private universities, according to certain admission controls approved by the ministry.

The duration of study in the department is four years.


Career opportunities for graduates


Graduates work according to the medical progression system in the main hospitals of the provinces and central laboratories for a year, after which they are distributed to health centers.