List of University Courses

Course Code: EGH1310
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: EGH0620
Course Description: This course is intended for the students willing to go to develop and improve their skills in expository English writing. It focuses on the writing process which covers organization, structure and development of types of paragraphs. It is also focuses on structure, outline and unity and coherence of essays. In the end of the course APA format will be introduced briefly.
Course Code: SOS1205
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: FPS0220
Course Description: This course will offer a general mosaic survey of the linguistic, geographical, historical, social, religious, political, cultural, and artistic aspects of the Kurdish people, especially in Iraq. Moreover, the Kurdology is the study of all issues that relate to Kurdish people and Kurdish homeland: Kurdistan. Under topics of Kurdology we will study, the Kurdish language, race of Kurds, Kurdish dialects and their geographic distribution, the structure of the Kurdish society, religion of Kurds, the religious and tribal hierarchy of the Kurdish people, Kurdish political history, Emirates and Kurdish revolutions and political movements,Kurdish folklore, literature, Journalism and modern arts.
Course Code: CMP1300
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Pass Level 4
Course Description: This course is an introduction to Computer components and Microsoft Office Applications. It will teach the students different applications of Microsoft office as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The course helps also the students to learn about computer components and different Operating Systems.
Course Code: EGH1311
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Academic English I (EGH1310)
Course Description: This course is designed for students who have already pass Academic English I. It is further develop the academic skills that the students acquired in the previous course.The main focus of the course will be on academic writing. The first part of the course is to introduce the students to different types of academic essays. The students need to utilize their writing skills that they have already learned in the previous course, which focus on writing a paragraph and the structure of an essay. The course will start with are view of how to structure an essay. Then it will move to different types of essays. These essays are: problem-solving, comparing and contrasting argumentative, persuasive and expository. Each type of the essays will be practiced with students by giving them an example of that type which will be also used as a reading comprehension activity. The second part of the course will introduce the students to writing a research paper. The students will be taught the structure of the research paper, how to develop their essays into research papers. They will be taught how to write a good abstract, introduction and conclusion, and how to cite previous academic works.
Course Code: HUM1300
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Academic English I
Course Description: This course involves key concepts and tools of debates, including collecting, organizing and evaluating ideas, seeing logical connections between ideas, describing the reflective thinking by giving examples in social and academic life. It deals mainly with logical argument, truths, fallacies, deductive and inductive reasoning in both an informal and formal context. It brings out the role of criticality and creativity in science, human communication and Innovations.
Course Code: EGH3215

Credits Hours: 2

Course Code: HUM3215
Credits Hours: 2

Course Description: This course is an introduction to fundamentals of conducting research. It will teach the students different research methodologies, research designs and parts of the research paper. The curriculum is sequential, helping the students to identify study topics, formulate inquiry questions, organize a literature review, and select appropriate designs and methodologies. By the End of the course, students will complete a proposal that includes an introduction, problem statement (significance of study), literature review, methods section, references, and a project timeline. This work can be converted next year into a full research that will include the following sections: findings, discussion, conclusions, and references.

List of College Courses

Course Code: CHM1410C
Credits Hours: 3+1
Prerequisite Course: FNS0205

This course is intended to provide students with a fundamental knowledge of the modern theory in general and inorganic chemistry. It covers basic background of many topics that would be addressed, in more detail, in General chemistry II or any advance course and also covers many important topics such as matter and energy; measurements and units; stoichiometry; chemical reaction; physical and chemical properties; gas laws; periodicity of elements; solutions, chemistry of life.

Course Code: MED1305C
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Foundation 2
Course Description: Physics became an important and essential part of the study programs for the all medical students. This course of physics for students from medical departments provides the most important Principles for the first year students – college of medicine. The basic laws of mechanics applied to body and bio-systems will be discussed. A portion of this course explores the main properties of materials used in dentistry. Physics for medical students emphasizes the application of various field of physics (e.g. Lasers, ultrasound, and x-ray) to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the Field.
Course Code: MED1310C
Credits Hours: 2+1
Prerequisite Course: BMS1200
Course Description: Anatomy is the science that deals with the structure and function of the body. It is important for the students to have knowledge and understanding of the basic anatomic terms. The accurate use of anatomic terms by medical personnel enables them to communicate with their colleagues both nationally and internationally. Also it is important for them to have knowledge about the basic structures of the body such as skin, bone, muscle, etc, because understanding these basic structures help them better and easier understanding of the other regions of the body such as the limbs. Then we will discuss each system in detail.
Course Code: MED2300C
Credits Hours: 2+1
Prerequisite Course: BMS1300C
Course Description: The scope of medical bacteriology and mycology are the area of knowledge covering the bacteria and fungi that cause human disease through giving information on Epidemiology, rout and transmission of disease, pathogenesis and laboratory diagnosis
Course Code: MED2405C
Credits Hours: 3+1
Prerequisite Course:BMS1200
Course Description: A systematic hands-on approach to understanding human physiology. Study of the physiological principles, function, integration and homeostasis of the human body at the cellular, tissue, organ, organ system and organism level: integumentary system, bone, skeletal, smooth and cardiac muscles, nervous system, sensory organs, cardiovascular system, lymphatic and immune systems, respiratory system, urinary system, digestive system, endocrine system, and reproductive system as well as some of their common pathologies. Experiments are performed in the laboratory to illustrate functional characteristics of cells, membranes, and organ systems discussed in lecture and to provide direct experience with lab techniques, recording systems and methods of data analysis.
Course Code: MED2310C
Credits Hours: 2+1
Prerequisite Course:MED2300C
Course Description:

This course is composed of two parts; in the first part student will study virology and the second part the student will take parasitology.

Virology occupies a unique position in contemporary biology. Viruses that cause important human diseases are still being emerged. Further, our gradually developing knowledge concerning the nature of latent and persistent viral infections may soon provide clues regarding the causes of some chronic conditions and the involvement of viruses in cancer.

In view of its central role in contemporary biology and medicine, virology provides an important conceptual framework that must not only be mastered by graduate and medical students, but is also becoming important in undergraduate curricula.

Virology discipline consists primarily of the following major spheres which reflect the mechanisms by which clinical virology is practiced in hospitals:

1. The core knowledge of pathogenic viruses relevant to the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases.
2. The establishment and direction of infection control programs across the continuum of care.
3. Public health and communicable disease prevention and epidemiology
4. The specific and administrative direction of a diagnostic laboratory.

The second part is designed to provide the students with basic information about the general biology, life cycles, modes of transmission, and pathogenesis of major parasites (protozoa, worms, and arthropods) on global human health.

Course Code: MLS3445C
Credits Hours: 3+1
Prerequisite Course: BMS2300C
This course describes the principles of clinical biochemistry in the management of diseases. The scope of this course covers the type of requested diagnostic tests in medical labs, the normal and abnormal metabolic pathways of biological macromolecules. Interpret the outcome of metabolic disorders, genetics syndromes, or exogenous pathogenic substances on the development of different diseases or systematic malfunctions like diabetes, atherosclerosis, kidney failure, cardiovascular diseases, etc. Further knowledge will be obtained on liver & kidney function tests, sugar and lipid profile tests, quantification of electrolytes, trace elements, vitamins, blood gases, endocrine hormones, and cancer biomarkers.
Course Code: MED2305C
Credits Hours: 2+1
Prerequisite Course:MED1310C
Course Description: Lecture topics and laboratory experiences incorporate the basic topics in microscopic anatomy of the human body. The course deals mainly with basic tissues (epithelium, connective tissue (including: adipose tissue, bone and cartilage), muscles and nerves). In the lectures, the normal microscopic and submicroscopic structure of cells and tissues of the body are described. In Laboratory sessions students will examine and analyze the materials being studied using light microscope. Students should be able to differentiate the various histological structures from each other. Functional correlations often with some elements of clinical significance are presented throughout the course.
Course Code: MLS2410C
Credits Hours: 3+1
Prerequisite Course: MED2405C
Lectures of this course are tailored to introduce basics of hematology with principles of blood examinations; the examinations include both manual and currently available automated diagnostic machines. The course defines hematology, basic hematological tests on hematopoiesis, different blood components and their functions, also discuss disorders and changes of the haematopoietic system during normal physiological response to stimuli and disease status.
Course Code: MED3300C
Credits Hours: 2+1

Course Code:MED3300C
Credits Hours:3
Prerequisite Course:MED2305C
Course Description: The General Pathology concentrates on origins, pathogenesis and mechanisms of changes that occur in diseases which affect human being and the consequences on the cellular and molecular levels and how these correlates clinically. The Course emphasizes “the language of disease” as a necessary foundation for self-education and lifelong learning.
This course covers the major pathological principles and mechanisms of human diseases that include cellular adaptations, cellular injury, inflammation, tissue repair, hemodynamic disorders, infectious diseases, immune system diseases and neoplasia.

Course Code: MLS3425C
Credits Hours: 3+1
Prerequisite Course: MED2300C
Course Description: Introduces the modern concepts of medical immunology, with an emphasis on structure, types, functions of various types of antibodies and immunoglobulins. Pathogenesis, as well as diagnosis, control, and prevention of immunological diseases also covered. Practicing on the locally available techniques used in medical Immunology in a clinical laboratory setting also will be done, such as ELISA, mini VIDAS and Rapid Diagnostic Tests.
Course Code: NUR2335
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course:BMS2300C
Course Description:
This course is designed to discuss the principles of nutrition, nutritional components, the role of nutrition in promoting health and nutritional status of individuals, types of nutritional diets in various diseases, and food hygiene.
Course Code: MLS3435C
Credits Hours: 3+1
Prerequisite Course: BMS2300C

The molecular Biology course focuses on biologically essential molecules’ structure and function, giving a range of theoretical knowledge and practical laboratory skills. This course is intended for the student interested in understanding and appreciating common biological topics in studying the smallest units within biology: molecules and cells. Molecular biology is a dynamic field. There are thousands of opportunities within the medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, and industrial fields (to name a few) for a person with full knowledge of molecular and cellular processes. The student will learn about DNA, RNA and proteins and the molecular events that govern cell function while exploring the relevant aspects of biochemistry, genetics and cell biology. The course covers a detailed analysis of the molecular mechanisms that control the maintenance, what is behind the expression, and the evolution of prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes. This course will emphasize the structure and types of cellular genetic material, Gene function, and molecular mechanisms of DNA replication, repair, transcription, splicing, protein synthesis, and gene regulation in different organisms. In addition to preparing for a diversity of career paths, understanding molecular and cell biology will help the student make sound decisions in their everyday life that can positively impact their study.

Course Code: MTH3320
Credits Hours: 2
Course Code: BIO3320
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course:

The course focuses on descriptive and Inferential statistics as Applied to medical practice. Students will be trained to use computer software as Excel and SPSS. This course is application of statistics at a wide range of topics in biology especially in medicine. In this course, students build their skills through investigations of different ways to collect, organize, presenting and analyzing data to make sense of them. The course consists of 14 lectures, problem-solving activities provided online and in a print guide, and interactive activities and demonstrations on the web. In this course students will be familiar with three major techniques of bio statistics which are Descriptive, Inferential and Experimental Design. With this background, we first discuss the descriptive techniques then the logic of hypothesis testing and, in particular, the inferential techniques which are generally referred to us Z, t, Chi-square, F and correlation and regression test. Throughout the course we emphasize applications, using real examples from most of the biological areas.

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Course Code: BMS1200
Credits Hours: 2

Course Code: BMS1300C
Credits Hours: 2+1

Prerequisite Course:

Course Description:

This course is intended to provide information about cells, including their composition, their function and cell-cycle checkpoints.
Topics like radiation biology has been included to explore and gain insight into radiation-induced biological responses at molecular, cellular and tissue levels. In addition, cytochemical lab protocols have been included to enable the students to work on the different types of cells and their compositions.

Course Code: BMS1301C
Credits Hours: 3

Course Code: BMS2300C
Credits Hours: 2+2

Course Code: BMS2301C
Credits Hours: 3

Course Code: BMS2205
Credits Hours: 2

Course Code: BMS2210
Credits Hours: 2

Course Code: BMS3305C
Credits Hours: 2+2

Course Code: BMS3410C
Credits Hours: 3

Course Code: BMS3200
Credits Hours: 2

Course Code: BMS4315C
Credits Hours: 2+2

Course Code: BMS4320C
Credits Hours: 2+2

Course Code: BMS4210C
Credits Hours: 2+2

Course Code: BMS4300C
Credits Hours: 2+2

Course Code: BMS3308C
Credits Hours: 2+2

Course Code: BMS4220
Credits Hours: 2

Course Code: BMS4430
Credits Hours: 2

Course Code: BMS4325
Credits Hours: 2

Course Code: BMS3307C
Credits Hours: 2+2

Course Code: BMS4225
Credits Hours: 2