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College of Pharmacy

Basic Sciences


The Department of Clinical Biochemistry was established in 2008. The Department of Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry at the College of Pharmacy, University of Sulaimani, is a multidisciplinary research and teaching department focusing on the study of the chemical processes that occur in living organisms. The department provides educational programs that provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to understand the biochemical basis of health and disease. Students have opportunities to participate in research projects supervised by faculty members. The department has excellent research and teaching facilities, including state-of-the-art laboratory and classroom spaces. The goal of the department is to develop students as professionals who can use their knowledge and skills to make a positive impact on society.

Department Vision:

The vision of the department of Clinical Biochemistry is to be committed to excellence in biochemistry education, scientific research, and community services through the department’s academic and research expertise in collaboration with other relevant national and international departments and institutions.

Department Mission:

The mission of the department is:

To advance the science and practice of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine through quality leadership and innovation, excellence in professional training, the standard of patient care, research, improved communication, and a better understanding of disease through training courses, workshops, conferences, and publications worldwide.

To prepare competent graduates with outstanding capabilities that help them understand the biochemical basics of biological processes inside the human body, both in sickness and disease, and to pursue scientific research in all medical domains.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of biochemistry and clinical chemistry.
  2. Acquire knowledge of the biochemical and clinical chemical principles of disease diagnosis and treatment.
  3. Develop an understanding of the biochemical and clinical chemistry techniques used in research and clinical practice.
  4. Develop the ability to analyze and interpret biochemical and clinical chemistry data.
  5. Develop the ability to apply biochemical and clinical chemistry principles to the diagnosis and treatment of human disease.
  6. Develop a comprehensive understanding of the role of laboratory medicine in healthcare.
  7. Acquire the necessary skills to safely and effectively perform laboratory techniques.
  8. Develop an understanding of the ethical and legal considerations in the practice of laboratory medicine.

Study Methods:

The method of study in our department depends on various tools such as lectures, practical sessions, hospital and community pharmacy visits, case presentations, and reports. The assessment is achieved via two mid-term exams, final exams, essays, and reports.


The language of instruction at the Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry Department is English for all courses.


The duration of study at this department as a part of the College of Pharmacy is 5 academic years of full-time study.

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