Department of Physiotherapy

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       Lect. Dr Ali Hussein ASTOKORKI

Head of Physiotherapy Department

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In the Name of Allah

Welcome to the Department of Physical Therapy. We are glad to guide you through our department by giving you an overview of the department and physical therapy in general followed by our VMO.

Overview of Physiotherapy Department

Department of Physical Therapy was established in the academic year of 2018 to 2019 following a broad need assessment in our region. The need assessment showed that there is a high demand on physical therapy treatment by both patients and clinicians while a great lack of professionals and academics prevents the development of standard physio therapeutical treatment centers. This lack of professional had led to the import of professionals from abroad which on its own is only a temporary solution as it’s best with difficulties of communication with patients as it’s greatest drawback. Therefore, Hawler Medical University had decided to introduce and establish a state-of-the-art Physiotherapy department under the college of Health Sciences. This department will award its graduates with a certification of bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy (BPT) after four years of full-time (8 semesters) study.


What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy, is a combination of professions distinct from nursing, medicine, and pharmacy.Physical therapy is a non-invasive treatment that helps patients restore and maintain bodies motility and functionality. It is widely prescribed by clinicians alongside medical treatments to help recover from an injury and relieve pain and prevent future injury or deal with a chronic condition. The non-invasiveness of this treatment allows or its application at any age or stage of life with the aim of improving the quality of life.Physical therapy is team discipline, beginning with physical therapists who conducts an evaluation including medical history and physical examinations. Based on the findings a patient centered treatment and monitoring plan will be designed and conducted. These plans are usually performed at a physical therapy treatment center with simplified instructions for continuation of the plans at home by the patient. Physical therapy professionals must possess extensive knowledge of the body and natural movements together with the patience, understanding, compassion and motivation needed to ensure successful completion of the treatment plans.

Physical therapists can work in various medical and non-medical environments, including:

1.      Hospitals

2.      Patient rehabilitation centers

3.      Clinics

4.      Schools and universities

5.      Workplaces of companies and factories

6.      Fitness and sports centers and organizations

7.      Privately at patients’ homes



The vision of the department of physiotherapy is to offer a high-quality educational program that prepares the students for a professional approach in physiotherapy rooted in ethics and empathy, so that they can fulfill their professional obligation to contribute to the health needs in society.



The mission of our Department is developing a new generation of professionals who will focus on gaining and distributing knowledge in the science of physical therapy using modern theoretical knowhow and as well as clinical and laboratory practice to ensure excellent patient care and scientific research and bright career and future for the graduates.

Below are details of the mission of Physiotherapy Department:

·         To ensure the ongoing improvement of the practice of physiotherapists and to provide excellent patient care.

·         To ensure patient centered plan development and successful implementation according to international standards

·         Develops partnerships with Higher Education Institutions in the country and abroad.

·         Develops students with skills and competences that will make them competent and competitive at national and international level.

·         To develop strong foundations for scientific and applied research in the field of physiotherapy.

·         To graduate students with better capability and high qualification in identifying, understanding, and formulating an effective treatment plan designed specifically for each patient.

·         Participate in international developments in the scientific, educational, and professional fields.

·         To ensure the ongoing improvement of the practice of physiotherapists and to serve the patient interest.

·         To provide the most modern and highest quality of physiotherapy education to the students at our college.



·         The inclusive objectives of the department are:

·         To educate students to be professional in the practical application of physiotherapeutic treatments.

·         To make students be flexible and able to adapt to the health care changings and to take responsibility for their professional development.

·         To gain a knowledge of the methods, procedures, models, techniques, and actions required in the application of physical therapeutic principles.

·         To conduct scientific research in the specialty of physiotherapy.


Staff of Department:

Full Name

Dr.Dler Qader Omer Gallaly

Zhier Azad

Luqman Qader Abdulrahman Ruandzy

Dr. Farman Qasem Ahmad

Dr. Sangar Muhammad AHMED

Dr. Kawa Omer Muhamad

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