Faculty of Medicine
Academic & Administrative Units

Research Unit


To enrich the culture of research work and provide an attractive environment to support creativity of researchers and promote the ethical conduct of research, compliance, innovation and critical thinking

General Responsibilities:

  • Regulate the scientific research affairs at Faculty of Medicine
  • Holding scientific activities, symposiums, seminars, workshops and providing a culture of continuous learning for all the faculty of medicine students and staff
  • Bridge building between basic sciences and medicine (i.e. attracting and training physicians in research)
  • Improve access to key research information
  • Administer graduation project course in coordination with Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs
  • Provide support and supervision for the Medical Student Research Club

Research Laboratories

  • Al-Quds Nutrition and Health Research Institute: Research teams are interested in molecular diagnosis and genotyping infectious diseases such as Leishmaniasis, tuberculosis, and tick-born pathogens. Students are actively participating in real research projects yielding results that will be submitted to international publications.
  • Biochemisrty and Molecular Biology Research Labratory: Students utilize genetic, molecular, and biochemical approaches to study metabolic diseases such as diabetes mellitus.

Students Affairs & Assessment Unit


The Students Affairs and Assessment Unit is part of the Faculty of Medicine Deanship. The unit is responsible for the coordination and management of the assessment and examinations requirements and following students’ issues accordance with the faculty’s requirements and following-up in accordance with The Dean and his assistants.


  1. The unit administers examinations for all courses offered by the faculty in accordance with the faculty’s requirements and following examination timetables prepared by dean assistants.
  2. The unit sets up and administers the invigilation and examinations halls or computer labs; seeks to ensure complete accuracy in the preparation of examinations.
  3. Administration of student assessment in order to follow faculty regulations and instructions regarding
    • Association of Methods of assessment with intended learning outcomes and competencies courses and programme
    • Using of different assessment methods (formative and summative assessments)
  4. The unit administers students’ affairs considering:
    • Consultations
    • Considerations of students’ private issues and special needs
    • Exam’s re-correction
    • Incomplete and Reset exams
    • Arrangements and administration of students’ activitie
  5. Monitors students’ academic progress and makes final decisions with respect to promotion and graduation
  6. Ensures that the procedures related to formative and summative assessments of performance, used to record, transmit and present to students for their review all adhere to standard practices

Related Committees:

  1. Examinations & Assessment Committee
  2. Students Affairs & Academic Mentoring

Medical Education Unit


Continuous upgrading of the educational process at Faculty of Medicine and Enhancing the quality of the academic staff through continuing professional developmental activities.

General Responsibilities:

  1. It is involved in all aspects of the education process and evaluation of programme including Curriculum development and reform, preparing syllabi with specific learning objectives and student guides.
    • Proposing new educational methods to advance the educational process in order to integrate biomedical and clinical (Evidence-based Medicine and Problem based learning)
    • Involvement in evaluation of education programs and continuous quality improvement
    • Oversees the development and revision of learning objectives and courses outline.
    • Determine overall goals (including service, education, research, and administration) of the faculty of Medicine undergraduate program, in keeping with accreditation standards and Medical Education (curriculum goals and objectives).
    • Oversees the delivery of the curriculum including instructional methods, academic schedule, appointment of course directors and theme leaders.
    • Considers new developments in medical education theory and practices, reviews proposals for innovations, and approves pilot projects and modifications to the curriculum.
  2. MEU will participate in upgrading the capabilities of the academic staff members to suit their educational, research, and service responsibilities
    • Make them qualified enough to help the faculty achieve its mission.
    • Establish workshops for development of academic staff.
  3. Programme Monitoring and Quality Assurance
    • Evaluates the program, by ensuring that student feedback on learning activities, teachers and the learning environment is solicited and analyzed, via internal and national surveys (such as the Graduation Questionnaire)
    • Monitors the quality of learning and assessment activities across clinical sites to ensure that there is comparability of experiences.
    • Ensures that academic staff teachers are oriented, prepared, equipped and evaluated in their teaching and provided with feedback on their performance.
    • Ensures that students have access to academic and career advising and monitors the level of satisfaction with these services

Related Committees

  1. Curriculum Committee and Academic Development
  2. Programme Evaluation and Quality Assurance
  3. Continuous Medical Education Committee

Clinical Training Unit


Our mission is to manage the clinical stage at Al-Quds University Faculty of Medicine (4th, 5th and 6th years), which is a continuation of the basic medical sciences stage (1st, 2nd and 3rd years). It is based on the practical appliance of medical clinical skills and solidification of the main concepts and principles of medical knowledge. Clinical Training Unitduties are planning, management, regulation, surveillance and follow up of all aspects of clinical medical training of students in hospitals. Clinical training Unit aims to equip the national hospitals with medically qualified competencies necessary for the development of medical sector in Palestine.

General Responsibilities

  1. Organization of medical courses over the three clinical years in an appropriate way that ensures the buildup of medical clinical skills in a cumulative manner.
  2. Regulation of students’ attendance and their distribution in the affiliated hospitals with Al-Quds University.
  3. Preparation of necessary medical permits and authorizations for entry to hospitals.
  4. Observation of students’ attendance in hospitals and follow up the progress of educational process
  5. Coordination of comprehensive written, practical and oral clinical exams.
  6. Coordination of scientific day in which students’ graduation projects and seminars are presented and discussed by specialists in different specialties.
  7. Coordination and communication with international universities and hospitals to help students carry out external rotations as a part of their elective program.
  8. Management and regulation of graduation process of students after completing all the requirements of the clinical stage successfully.

Affiliated Hospitals

1. Governmental Hospitals / Centers – Hospital/Center

  1. Palestine Medical Complex
  2. Beit-Jala Hospital
  3. Dr Kamal Mental Health Hospital
  4. Hebron Hospital
  5. Jericho Hospital
  6. Primary Health Care Centers

2. Non-Governmental Organization Hospitals / Clinics  – Hospital/Clinic

  1. Al-Makassed Charitable Hospital
  2. Augusta Victoria Hospital
  3. Saint Joseph Hospital
  4. Palestine Red Crescent Society Hospital, Jerusalem
  5. Palestine Red Crescent Society Hospital, Hebron
  6. Istishari Arab Hospital
  7. Caritas Baby Hospital
  8. Arab Society for Rehabilitation
  9. Al-Ahli Hospital
  10. Al-Mizan Specialist Hospital

Private Clinics:

  1. ENT
  2. Ophthalmology
  3. Dermatology
  4. Medical Imaging

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