The department of pathology was formed in 1979, three years after the establishment of the College of Medicine. In the beginning, it was known as the "Department of Pathology and Microbiology"to combine both sciences in one department as a result of the small faculty members. The department was consisting of the department head in addition to six teaching faculty (two had an Iraqi nationality and taught microbiology, and four from India who taught microbiology and pathology).
In 1987, the department was formed of three Iraqi lecturers with PhD degree, as well as seven Iraqi lecturers with MSc. Degree.
During the academic year 1996-1997, the Department of Pathology became separated from the Microbiology one.
Now the department consists of twelve lecturers. 10 of them have PhD degree and 2 have MSc degree.
1. A college intensive curriculum and college calendar that effectively uses the period of stay of students within the college to maximum benefit there by preparing them to be doctors capable of delivering services of the highest standards and of being to work under high pressure. Modernizing the teaching method with a view to promoting better.
2. Student response and self-learning.
3. Uniqueness of the study material through making it three-dimensional- where possible:
a. the dimension of bare information or knowledge,
b. the dimension of theoretical exercises on that knowledge,
c. Practical application of that knowledge.
These could be reworded for more clarity – Pre Clinical, Clinical and Internship.
4. Producing a doctor of distinction, possessed of high level of modern scientific knowledge, capable of discharging their responsibilities after obtaining the degree of Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery.
5. Providing qualified doctors for the treatment of patients in the fast developing society which is in need of medical care
1. The students will acquire good and up to date knowledge about the etiology and pathogenesis of different diseases in the human body.
2. The students will be capable of diagnosis of the different lesions in the different organs inside the human body both by the naked eye appearance and by microscopic examination of these lesions following every topic in the theoretical lectures.
3. The main objective is to lay a basis of knowledge about fundamental responses that are common to many disorders, when the student has mastered the basic responses they will find no difficulty in understanding special disorders in various systems of the body and consequently, they will be able to diagnose the different diseases easily in the clinical phase later on.
Head of the Department throughout the history of the college
Muayad Ibrahim Sawa
Abdulrahman Rasul Abdullah
Sabah Abdul Latif Bilal
Salah Abu Bakr Ali
Hama Salih Hama Faraj Aljaf
Nadia Yasup Ahmed
Jalal Ali Jalal
Ranan Karadagh polus
Nawsherwan Sadeq Muhammed
Nadya Yassoub Al-Hasson
Zheen Othman Hama
Nawsherwan Sadek Muhammed
Ranan Kardagh Polus
Jawher Taher Umer
Zeena Adnan Muhammed
Payman Anwar Khoshnaw
Tara Muhammed Ali
Tenya Tariq Abdulhameed
Chra Azad Sadiq