Faculty of Health Professions
Several years of training the only the best, to take care of fellow Palestinians.
Welcome to the Faculty of Health Professions (FHP) at Al-Quds University. Since its establishment in 1994, the FHP has experienced significant growth offering the highest quality of academic programs, research and practical training for its students lead by highly qualified academic staff. The total number of students enrolled in the FHP is about 1500 students of which about 500 new students are admitted annually. The FHP offers five bachelor health-related programs, diploma upgrading programs to bachelor and four master programs. The academic programs of the FHP are designed to address the needs of the health sector primarily in Palestine by providing undergraduate and graduate degrees to its students and also through continuing education, workshops and conferences. The departments of MLS, Nursing, Medical Imaging and Physiotherapy offer Masters Degrees in different disciplines. The graduates of the FHP are highly skilled enabling them to compete at the national and regional levels. We hope that your join the exciting experience of studying at the FHP at Al-Quds University at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The students of the FHP are exposed to training programs locally and abroad through the exchange program and are also engaged in carrying out clinical research under the supervision of highly qualified faculty members.
Dr. Rania Abu Seir
Dean of the Faculty of Health Professions
Faculty of Health Professions
The Faculty of Health Professions (FHP) is one of the major faculties at Al-Quds University (AQU). It is comprised of six departments: Anesthesia and Resuscitation Technology (A&R), Medical Imaging (MI), Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS), Midwifery, Nursing, and Physiotherapy (PT). The FHP has 36 academic staff, 20 administrative staff, and over 5,000 students. As a pioneer health faculty in Palestine, our students are exposed to a broad range of health topics and learning experiences. Our faculty, staff, and students are committed to improving the well-being of individuals, families, and populations through diverse health education programs, collaborative research, and community partnerships.
The Faculty of Health Professions will be a distinguished leader in the production of healthcare professionals nationally and globally.
The mission of the Faculty of Health Professions is derived from the mission of Al-Quds University.
The mission of the Faculty of Health Professions is to graduate competent, ethically and socially accountable healthcare professionals who are motivated, innovative, and devoted to lifelong learning and research to meet national and global health needs.
As the Faculty of Health Professions, we value excellence in education, service, care and empathy, professionalism, responsibility, equity and social justice, integrity, and lifelong learning.
Excellence in Education
We are committed to providing innovative and outstanding instruction for the advancement of high-quality education in the health sciences.
Service, Caring, and Empathy
We encourage the provision of service to develop our university and to promote the health and well-being of the communities we serve. In addition, we are dedicated to serving health sciences professions at the national and international levels. We value efforts to recognize those we serve and encourage expressions of understanding, support, and compassion.
We are committed to professionalism as a foundation of the practice of healthcare. Health professionals embody the respect, values, and ethics of the healthcare discipline; act from a scientific knowledge base; demonstrate the leadership required to transform a shared vision into reality; and conduct themselves professionally in their words, actions, and presence.
We are devoted to adhering to our professional standards of ethics. In all endeavors, we value integrity, morality, and honesty among staff and students.
We are committed to enabling and empowering insightful, active, and lifelong learning by providing attractive, energetic, and innovative educational environments and experiences.
We are accountable to our students, university, and community to provide quality programs, to assist the university in achieving its strategic plan, and to be efficient in our operations.
Equity and Social Justice:
We are committed to distributing resources fairly and promoting equity and fairness, reducing health disparities, and honoring the dignity and diversity of students, faculty, staff, and the people we serve.
Clinical Training Unit
The clinical training unit has been established to ensure high level of educational quality and to facilitate the clinical training process of health care students. The aim is to confirm the accuracy of clinical practice, help the student find their way through various clinical settings, and attempt to clarify students’ responsibilities in the clinical training. This is achieved through high quality clinical training programs that emphasize on empowering the students with the required knowledge and skills to direct their practice in the clinical setting, in order to promote efficient and safe practical experience under the supervision of qualified, knowledgeable and skillful clinical instructors.
The clinical training unit of the Faculty of Health professions (FHP) at the Al-Quds University (AQU) aspires to become a leading and recognized academic institution at the national and international levels for quality education and training in health professions, research, and community service.
The clinical training unit of the FHP at the AQU prepares competent and safe professionals, through educational clinical programs that emphasize evidence-based practices; foster self-directed learning; encourage research and community services; promote interdisciplinary collaboration, and build professional leadership and commitment.
The overall goal of the clinical training is to prepare Nursing and Midwifery students for the skills and knowledge necessary to perform all the clinical tasks. All efforts are designed to build knowledge, enhance the practice and patient safety, foster professional integrity, and ultimately improve the health outcomes of patients, families, and communities across the continuum of care.
- Prepare qualified, knowledgeable, and skilled health care professionals to assume their roles effectively as practitioners, administrators, educators, and researchers in different fields of the health care system.
- Maintain an environment that is intellectually stimulating, culture-preserving, supportive, and facilitates learning, research, and community service.
- Establish lasting links with other academic and non-academic institutions and alumni in order to continuously support students’ professional and career developments.
- Promote the delivery of quality nursing care using established legal ethical standards by accepting responsibility for decisions and promoting awareness of nursing contribution to health care.
- Demonstrate professional behaviors in nursing practice such as respect, communication, responsibility, self-awareness, self-evaluation, and caring.
- Use the opportunities for professional development and continuing education to enhance competence in the clinical training.
- Integrate knowledge using evidence-based practice and into clinical training.
- Follow up with students through the different stages of the clinical training process.
Dr. Abdallah Al-Wawi is currently head of the Department of Anesthesia and Resuscitation at the faculty of Health Professions and a lecturer of critical care, psychiatric and adult nursing in the Nursing Department. He joined the Department in 2008 after graduating with honors and worked as a research and teaching assistant in the Department of Adult Nursing and Psychiatry. In 2009, he enrolled in the Master’s Program in mental health and graduated with Honors. In 2012, he He became a faculty member in the same department. In 2014, Obtained a higher Specialist in critical nursing for newborns with honors, in 2017 received a Turkish grant to complete his doctorate in the specialty of medical nursing at the University of Ankara,
He worked for more than ten years as a nursing specialist in the Palestine Medical Complex, Sheikh Zayed Hospital, the Arab Care Center in various critical care and emergency departments. He has also worked as a certified trainer and coordinator of training programs for doctors and nurses in the field of trauma, critical care and burns care in the General Directorate of Health Education / Ministry of Health. He worked as a lecturer at the Ibn Sina Faculty of the Ministry of Health. He obtained many specialized training courses in the field of therapy, psychological counseling and specialized critical medical care. He contributed to the preparation of the Bachelor of Paramedics program, which was submitted for higher education to be approved and licensed. He was also appointed as a member of the Quality Committee of the faculty of Health Professions.
Dr. Abdullah has published some research papers, including:
- 2012: Level of anxiety & its impact on quality of life for adult underwent open heart surgery in Palestine, 2nd Public Health Conference, “Public health in Palestine: challenges, research and implications”, Pal., 25th of April 2013.
- 2016: Breaking the Silence: Experiencing and Witnessing Sexual Harassment at UNRWA Schools in Bethlehem City, Palestine, World Journal of Medical Sciences 13 (1): 65-71, 2016
- 2016: Health Knowledge among College Freshmen Students in Palestine, Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research 24 (2): 208-213, 2016
- 2016: Health Knowledge among College Freshmen Students in Palestine, Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research 24 (2): 208-213, 2016
- 2019: The effectiveness of the Primary Trauma Care Courses in West Bank, Palestine: Are the outcomes acceptable?, Journal of Education and Practice. Journal of Education and Practice www.iiste.org.Vol.10, No.9, 2019
- 2020: Barriers to effective nurse-patient communication in the emergency department, Emergency nurse: the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association 28(03)
- 2020: factors affecting nurses’ job satisfaction in medical surgical nursing care in turkey: a systematic review, International Journal of Health Services Research and Policy 5(2):178-188
Place and date of birth: Hebron- April 2nd , 1973
Position and Address: Al-Quds University, Teaching staff member, Dep’t. of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Professions, Health Complex, Room HC209B, Residence: Abu Dies – Jerusalem
- A Fulbright scholar, 2009, Post doctoral physiotherapy research / university of Florida – USA
- Ph.D. in Clinical Exercise Physiology. Baghdad University – Iraq
- M.Sc. in Physical Rehabilitation, 1996; Baghdad University – Iraq
- B.Sc. in Physical Education, 1994; Yarmouk University, Irbid – Jordan
Al-Quds University – Jerusalem
- Head, Department of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation – 1999-2005 and 2017- 2021
- Coordinator of master program in physiotherapy – 2020/2021
- Faculty Member: Department of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation – 1999 – present
- A Fulbright scholar, and Sabbatical year from AQU 2009, Post doctoral physiotherapy research / university of Florida – USA
- World Bank Grant- Quality Improvement Funds, Project – QIF Grant No.:C3-17-U-QU-06, 2018-2020.
- Bachelor’S courses: Physics for physiotherapy, Anatomy & Physiology for PT , Kinesiology for PT, Biomechanics and Gait Analysis, Therapeutic Exercise, Aquatic Exercise Therapy, Ergonomics, Biostatistics for health professionals (with SPSS), and Graduate projects
- Master’s courses: Clinical Exercise Physiology, Biostatistics, Motor Analysis and Gait Biomechanics, andThesis supervision
- Clinical Exercise physiology
- Kinesiological EMG in Rehabilitation
- Therapeutic Exercise and Aquatic exercise therapy
- Abdulhamid Zeer, Physiological characteristics and physical demands among subjects with Motor, Auditory, Visual or Intellectual Disability. Scientific Conference proceeding of Khorfokan International conference for persons with disability and adapted physical education 29-30/6/2019- UAE.
- Abdulhamid M. (2012) Uni-Muscle versus Inter-Muscles Actions in Motor Analysis. A suggested Approach of Elctromechanomyography “EMMG” in Functional Rehabilitation of Neuromusculoskeletal Behavior. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. 2012. ISBN: 978-3-659-29677-
- Abdulhamid Zeer. The computerized norms in static postural assessment among Palestinian students aged 7-15 years. The scientific Bulletin of the 10th international conference of physical therapy 2007 Cairo university
- Abdulhamid Zeer, Disability incidence along “Al-Aqsa Intifada” events and the prevalence of rehabilitation facilities in West Bank/Palestine. The scientific Bulletin of the 10th international conference of physical therapy 2007 Cairo university
- Hassan Suod, Abdulhamid Zee,r. Physical fatigue and its effect on sports performance. Theories and applications Specialized journal in physical education and sport. College of physical education for the males, Al-Escandariah university. V. 57. 2005 . P. 307-368
- Fayez Abu Arreddah, Abdulhamid Zeer, Ommar Hindawi. Overtraining effect on sports performance – analytical review. The Journal of physical education researches, College of physical education- Al-Zagazig University. Cairo – Egypt Folder 22, No.51 .1999 P. 307- 350
Address: Al-Quds University. Faculty of Health Professions, Health Complex,
- Ph.D. Physiotherapy , 2013; University of western cape.
- MPH Master in Public Health (Epidemiology) , 2000; Al-Quds University, Abu Dis, Palestine.
- B.Sc. in Physical therapy , 1996; Bethlehem University, Palestine.
- Al-Quds University – Jerusalem
- Faculty Member: Department of Physiotherapy and rehabilitation 2004 – present
- Head of Physiotherapy and rehabilitation Department 2012 – 2014
Assisted in the in World Bank Grant- Quality Improvement Funds, Project – QIF Grant No.:C3-17-U-QU-06, 2018-2020.
Honors and prices
Several research recognitions and certificates from al-Quds deanship of research
Neuro Rehabilitation, quantification of impairment, elderly, Musculoskeletal dysfunctions in neurological patients.
- Bar-Haim, S., Aviram, R., Shkedy Rabani, A., Amro, A., Nammourah, I., Al-Jarrah, M., … & Harries, N. (2019). Effects of Exercise Interventions on Habitual Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Adolescents With Cerebral Palsy. Pediatric Exercise Science, (00), 1-9. https://europepmc.org/abstract/med/30922152
- Akram Amro, Ansam Atrash, Ayda Hamdan, Fadi Matar, Fares Janineh, and Rula Jafreh.(2018) . Musculoskeletal Etiology and manifestations of Temporomandibular joint problems in Bethlehem and Jerusalem/Palestine. International journal of information research and review Vol. 05, Issue, 12, pp.5992-5996. http://www.ijirr.com/sites/default/files/issues-files
- Amro, A., & Rhoda, A. (2018, October). Stroke rehabilitation outcome in Palestine. International journal of stroke (vol. 13, pp. 223-223). 1 Olivers yard, 55 city road, London ec1y 1sp, England: sage publications ltd. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1747493018802480
- Akram Amro, Haneen Dhaidel, Mira Amer, Haneen Qassis, Razan Hilal, Issa Jarayse and Esra Hamdan (2018). Quality Of Life, Pain, And Disability Post-Surgical Management Of Breast Cancer. Int. J. Develop. Res. Vol. 08 (12). ( Accepted to be online Jan. 2019 ). International Journal of Development Research, Vol. 08, Issue, 12, pp. 24556-24560. https://journalijdr.com/sites/default/files
- Amro A., Tamimi, H., Dhaidel H., Agha H., & Issa Y. The Effects of Electronic Waste Burning on Lead Concentration in Water and Blood in South West Hebron: Descriptive- Comparative Study. International Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Vol. 3(2), pp. 036-044, October, 2018.
2003-2006 Teaching Assistant in Chemistry department in Science College at Al-quds University. Teaching labs: organic chemistry I and organic chemistry II for science, pharmacy and medicine students, Inorganic chemistry, industrial chemistry, Fats and oil, pharmaceutics and general chemistry for science, pharmacy and medicine students.
2006 -2014 Instructor, School of Pharmacy at Al-Quds University; teaching general chemistry for dentistry, organic chemistry for dentistry, organic labs and general chemistry labs for pharmacy and medicine students.
2015- Instructor, Chemistry department at Al-Quds University; teaching organic chemistry and their lab.
Working on anticancer drug research with Doctor Mohammad Abualhaj
Working on research and development of cosmetic products: Shampoo, Shower gel, Conditioner and soap.
Introduce into critical Thinking course.
Alaa Thawabeteh is a teacher in medical imaging at the College of Health Professions. I joined the college in 2009, and before that I worked for 10 years in the field of medical imaging on various devices such as computed tomography, mammography, dental imaging and routine radiography, and I also worked as a research and teaching assistant and clinical training supervisor in the department. She completed her master’s degree in Environmental Studies/Radiation Protection in 2009 and joined the department as a faculty member. She participated in many workshops and conferences, and successfully completed a course of ultra-sonic imaging that was held at the university for a period of 6 months.
- Master in Maternal child health care nursing 1999,Al-Quds University -Abu Dies , Palestine
- BSc in Nursing ,1992 .Arab College of Nursing -Al-Quds University -Albireh -Palestine
- Head of Anesthesia and Resuscitation department – 2020-2021
- Coordinator of Upgrading Program – 2012 -2021
- Head of Nursing Department – 2010-2012
- Senior staff nurse Pediatric department -Al Makassed Hospital – 1992-1993
Honors and Prizes: Honor research certificate from Al-Quds University 2018
Research Interest: Geriatric nursing, Adult nursing and Palliative care
1.Ghrayeb. F. Elwawi.A.,Qaraqra.D. Rasheed.O.Abu Hussein M. Nimer.A (2016)Breaking the Silence: Experiencing and Witnessing Sexual Harassment at UNRWA Schools in Bethlehem City, Palestine .World Journal of Medical Sciences 13 (1): 65-71, 2016. http://idosi.org/wjms/13(1)16/10.pdf
2. Ghrayeb. F. Elwawi.A.,Qaraqra.D. Rasheed.O.Abu Elhalaweh.H. Nimer.A.(2016) Health Knowledge among College Freshmen students in Palestine .Middle East Journal of Research 24 (2) . www.idosi.org/mejsr/mejsr24(2)16/1.pdf
3.Imam, A., Khatib, S., Alhajjar, B., Qaraqra, D., Abu Al-Halaweh, H., & Sleem, M. (2014) Unmet Needs for Modern Family Planning in State of Palestine. UNFPA Funded Research. Under publication www.unfpa.ps/.
4.Imam A., Hmeidan M., Qaraqra D. (2011) Palestinian Elderly Women’s Needs and their Physical and Mental Health. Middle East Journal of Age and Aging. September Volume 8 – Issue http://web.archive.org/web/20120321021844/http://www.me-a.com/sept2011/Palestine.htm
- Nursing skills laboratory proposal 2013
- Nursing simulation Lab proposal 2017
- Paramedic diploma proposal for Accreditation 2018
- BSc Anesthesia and Resuscitation program for Accreditation 2019
Address: Al-Quds University, Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Department, Faculty of Health Professions, Health Complex , Second Floor , Room 209C (
Current Courses that I teach:
Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy, Physical Agents in Rehabilitation & Electrotherapy, Community Based Rehabilitation, Clinical Field Work (Teaching & Supervision) Graduate Projects supervision.
Dr Esra’ Hamdan holds a PhD in (Health Science / Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation) from University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, UK, 2020. Had her Master in (Rehabilitation) from Nottingham University, UK, 2008 and she had her Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy, from Al-Quds University, Palestine,2004.
- Assistant Professor at Physiotherapy in Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Department / Al-Quds University /Palestine. She served as a head of department at different times Sept. 2014– 2015& from Sept. 2010 – Aug. 2012. Also , she is an Instructor & Clinical Supervisor of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Department since
- HESPAL (Higher Education Scholarship Palestine) British Council/ Palestinian Territories from 2018-2020 funding PhD Study at UK.
- IMET-2000 Pal (International Medical Education Trust) Fund fieldwork data collection of PhD at Palestinian Territories 2017.
- Physiotherapy Role in Cancer Rehabilitation Field / Cardio & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Field. Also, physiotherapy Role within Electro-Physical Agents & Manual Therapy Field.
- Uses of Outcome Measures in Rehabilitation Units in Midlands of UK, 2013, LAP
- LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany http://www.amazon.com/Outcome–Measures–Rehabilitation–UnitsMidlands/dp/3659448842 .
- Akram Amro, Haneen Dhaidel, Mira Amer, Haneen Qassis, Razan Hilal, Issa Jarayse and Esra Hamdan, 2018. “Quality of Life, pain, and disability Post-surgical management of Breast Cancer”, International Journal of Development Research, 8, (12), 24556-24560 .
- Poster Presentation at 1st International Conference on Physical Therapy in Oncology, on 5th June, 2018, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Dr. Farid Ghrayeb is an Assistant Professor of Health Promotion, lecturer at the Department of Nursing, Al-Quds University. He is the current head of the department of nursing. He teaches scientific research, biostatistics, health accreditation and health informatics courses for undergraduate and quality in health care, issues in management and advanced biostatistics for graduate students. He is active in research and supervised several master and PhD students, as well examined several master students. His research interest is in the field nursing, health promotion, adolescents. He has excellent Experience in Evaluation academic Programs. He has several publication in his fields of interest.
Dr. Hadeel Halaweh holds a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences/Physiotherapy from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She joined Al-Quds University in 2001, and she has contributed to the designing and development of bachelor and master programs in physiotherapy. She served as a head of department, founder and coordinator of the master program (MPT). She is a mentor and consultant in the health care and rehabilitation sciences at both academic and professional levels. Member of the Scientific Research Ethics Committee at Al-Quds University, a jury member for several important awards in the health sector, and a reviewer for numerous distinguished international scientific journals.
Dr. Hadeel combines professional, academic, and research expertise; at the professional level, her career focuses on providing therapeutic services, conducting and supervising specialized training courses, in addition to developing and enhancing cooperation with institutions and centers working in the field of health and physiotherapy locally and internationally. Dr. Hadeel’s research interests focus on the areas of health care, physical activity, neuro-rehabilitation, aging and gerontology, and health-related quality of life.
- Halaweh H. Correlation between Health-Related Quality of Life and Hand Grip Strength among Older Adults, Experimental Aging Research. 2020;1-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/0361073X.2020.1716157
- Halaweh H, Dahlin-Ivanoff S, Svantesson U, Willén C. Perspectives of Older Adults on Aging Well: A Focus Group Study. Journal of Aging Research, vol. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/9858252
- Halaweh H, Willén C, Svantesson U. Association between physical activity and physical functioning in community-dwelling older adults. European Journal of Physiotherapy. 2017; 19(1):40-47.
- Halaweh H, Willen C, Grimby-Ekman A, Svantesson U. Physical functioning and fall-related efficacy among community-dwelling elderly people. European Journal of Physiotherapy. 2016; 18(1):11-17.
- Halaweh H, Svantesson U, Rosberg S, Willen C. Cross-Cultural Adaptation,Validity and Reliability of the Arabic Version of the Falls Efficacy Scale International (FES-I). Medical Principles and Practice. 2016;25(1):1-7.
- Halaweh H, Svantesson U, Willén C. Experiences of Habitual Physical Activity in Maintaining Roles and Functioning among Older Adults: A Qualitative Study. Rehabilitation Research and Practice. 2016; 2016(1459597.
- Halaweh H, Willen C, Grimby-Ekman A, Svantesson U. Physical Activity and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Community Dwelling Elderly. Journal of Clinical Medicine Research. 2015;7(11):845-52
Dr. Eideh is Assistant Professor of Medical Microbiology, Department member of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Al-Quds University. He is currently the Head of the department. He teaches microbiology courses for undergraduate and graduate students. He is active in research and supervised several master students. His research interest is in the field Molecular typing of Microbial pathogens, Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance of bacterial pathogens, Molecular diagnosis of infections, and Molecular epidemiology of Nosocomial infection. He has several publication in his fields of interest.
Hussein ALMasri, Associate Professor, Head of Medical Imaging Department, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Health Professions, Alquds University. Dr. ALMasri joind the department in 2003. The Ph.D. in Medicine, was obtained from the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology (Medical Imaging), University of the Ryukyus, Japan, 2014. The MSc in Radiation Science was from ALQuds University, 2006. Dr. ALMasri has many publications in peer reviewed Journals on medical imaging and radiation dosimetry.
- Medical Imaging
- Radiation detection and dosimetry
- Non-ionizing radiation dosimetry.
- Radiation Safety
Mr. Ibrahim Amer Ghannam is a Lecturer of several courses in the field of Biostatistics and Medical Laboratory Sciences and a research activist at the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Health Professions at Al-Quds University. Mr. Ghannam is a dedicated and well skilled educator. He exhibits a strong desire to teach and learn as well as a high level of devotion. He also has a lot of experience developing and evaluating curricula since he is a member of The Faculty of Health Professions’ curriculum evaluation and upgrading committee.
Mr. Ghannam has wide experience in teaching biostatistics and scientific research for tens of times during the previous seventeen years at both the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of health Professions at al-Quds university. Also, he made statistical analysis for several research projects, master and doctorate theses for other researchers. Also Mr. Ghannam has a good experience in teaching different courses in the field of Medical Laboratory sciences such as General Biology, Clinical Laboratory Instrumentation, and Cell Biology.
- Ph.D student in Maternal &Child Health, Community Health Development, 2018; School of Medical Sciences
- At Universiti Sains Malaysia.
- M.Sc. in Maternal child health, 2011; Al-Quds University, Abu Dis, Palestine.
- Diploma in midwifery, 2002;Bethlehem University. Bethlehem, Palestine.
- B.Sc. in Nursing, 1998; Al-Quds University, Abu Dis, Palestine.
- Al-Quds University – Jerusalem
- Faculty Member: Department of Midwifery 2012- present
- Coordinator of Maternity nursing course 2015 – present
- Coordinator of Midwifery clinical courses 2015- 2017
- Coordinator of comprehensive exam at Midwifery and Nursing 2015- 2016
- Coordinator of Midwifery 2 course 2017 – present
Women and childbirth, Maternal health. Midwifery.
Kawther Alayasa is Assistant Professor at Nursing department/ Faculty of Health Profession/ Al-Quds University. She received her PhD in Health and Care Sciences from Gothenburg University in 2019. She has been working in the university since 15 years. She had intensive training in qualitative and quantitative research from Gothenburg University in 2014 and 2015. She had also Intensive training in Measuring Health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL) – functioning, health status and well-being from Gothenburg University in 2016.
Her research interests are focused in Childhood chronic diseases, Type 1 diabetes and congenital heart disease. She has an interest in qualitative research such as content analysis. She has also been committed to using several different research methods in her work such as experimental studies and cross sectional studies. She also supervised many master theses in different specialties.
- PhD in Health care sciences; Gothenburg University 2019, institute of Health and Care Sciences
- M.Sc. in Pediatric Nursing, 2003, Al-Quds University, Palestine
- B.Sc. in Nursing, 1993; Bethlehem University, Palestine
- Coordination of care of the sick and healthy child course / 2019- present
- Coordinator of exchange program/ Nursing department / 2019 – present
- Faculty Member: Department of Nursing / 2007 – present
- Elissa, K., Sparud-Lundin, C., Axelsson, Å. B., Khatib, S., & Bratt, E.-L. Living with a Congenital Heart Disease under Challenging Sociocultural and Political Conditions in the West Bank, Palestine – Self-Perceived Health Status and Sense of Coherence. Submitted
- Elissa, K., Bratt, E.-L., Axelsson, Å. B., Khatib, S., & Sparud-Lundin, C. Self-perceived health status and sense of coherence in children with type 1 diabetes in the West Bank, Palestine. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 1043659619854509.
- Elissa, K., Sparud-Lundin, C., Axelsson, Å. B., Khatib, S., & Bratt, E.-L. (2018). Struggling and Overcoming Daily Life Barriers among Children with Congenital Heart Disease and Their Parents in the West Bank, Palestine. Journal of Family Nursing, 24, 585-611.https://doi: org.ezproxy.ub.gu.se/1074840718809710
- Elissa, K., Bratt, E. L., Axelsson, Å. B., Khatib, S., & Sparud-Lundin, C. (2017). Societal Norms and Conditions and Their Influence on Daily Life in Children with Type 1 Diabetes in the West Bank in Palestine. Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families, 33, 16-22.
- Khdour, M. R., Alayasa, K. S., AlShahed, Q. N., & Hawwa, A. F. (2013). Physicians’ perceptions, attitudes and expectations regarding the role of hospital‐based pharmacists in the west bank, palestine. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 21(3), 178-184. doi:10.1111/j.2042-7174.2012.00246.x
- Khdour, M. R., Hallak, H. O., Alayasa, K. S. A., AlShahed, Q. N., Hawwa, A. F., & McElnay, J. C. (2011). Extent and nature of unlicensed and off-label medicine use in hospitalized children in Palestine. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 33(4), 650-655. doi:10.1007/s11096-011-9520-3
Mr. Khader Shokeh is a lecturer in Clinical Hematology , Department member of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Health Professions , Al –Quds University . Currently he teaches Hematology courses , Hemostasis and Coagulation ,Body Fluids and Biology for undergraduate students . Previously he was the laboratory Director in the Arab Health Center in Jerusalem (1988-1990) . He became the Head of Medical Lboratory Sciences Department (1993-1996). He established the program of West Bank Quality Assessment Scheme for Clinical lboratories (1993). He established a minor program in Medical Technology for Bethlehem University and used to lecture as a part time job .
Maha Sudki Nahal RN,MSN, PhD is Dr in health care sciences from Gothenburg university/ Sweden.
Maha holds a Master’s degree in Maternal child health nursing in 1998 and a B.Sc. in Nursing in 1985. She joined the Nursing programs at alquds university in 1998 and give lectures at the levels of bachelor, upgrading, and Master degree in Nursing, and was the head of Nursing department in 2012-2014.
Maha nahal is expert in the areas of Midwifery as well as Maternity nursing , pediatric nursing, Child’s Growth and development. Maha developed and taught courses concerning Pediatric nursing, Maternity nursing, Growth and development, women and and Neonatal health. Her research is focused on children with disabilities, maternal child health, nursing education, and women health.
Recent publications include:
- -Nahal, M. S. H., Wigert, H., Imam, A., & Axelsson, Å. B. (2017). From Feeling Broken to Looking Beyond Broken. Journal of Family Nursing,1074840717697436. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1074840717697436.
- Nahal, M. S., Axelsson, A. B., Imam, A., & Wigert, H. (2019). Palestinian children’s narratives about living with spina bifida: Stigma, vulnerability, and social exclusion. Child: Care, Health and Development, 45(1), 54.
- Nahal, M. S. H., Wigert, H., Imam, A., & Axelsson, Å. B. (2021). Assessment of health status in adolescents with spina bifida in the West Bank, Palestine: sense of coherence and self-perceived health. Disability and Rehabilitation, 1-8.
- Palestinian Elderly Women’s Needs and Their Physical and Mental Health” in Middle East Journal of Age & Ageing (2011, with A. Imam & D. Qaraqra.
Joined the Medical Imaging Department\Faculty of Health Professions\Al Quds University in 2005 – The Ph.D. Medical Imaging from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem/ Jerusalem. The MSc Medical Imaging from the University of Leeds / UK. The B.Sc Medical Imaging, from Al-Quds University/ Jerusalem. Biological Science, Yarmouk University/Jordan
Has many publications in peer reviewed Journals on electroporation technology, new medical imaging technology and eHealth fields
Research Interest: Aimed at developing affordable medical diagnosis and treatment technologies to reduce medical care cost in remote and impoverished parts of the world including:
Electroporation (Reversible: ECT & EGT, and Irreversible).
Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
Medical imaging Technology
Functional Imaging mainly fMRI.
Mustafa Abdul-Ghani Mustafa Owais Al-Maqdisi has been a lecturer at Al-Quds University for more than twenty-one years. He served in the Medical Imaging Department as head of the department for thirteen years. So he prepared the first bachelor’s program in 2000 AD and it was approved by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education, and it was equalized and recognized by the Israeli Ministry of Higher Education in 2017 AD. Participated in the national plan for human resource development and laying the foundations for the profession of medical imaging in Palestine. The development of the handbook for the profession, which was distributed by the Palestinian Ministry of Labor. He helped establish the Palestinian Medical Imaging Syndicate, where he was responsible for all scientific files. He devoted all his time to serving and teaching the profession of medical imaging, so he taught most of the workers in this field in Palestine. Because he was distinguished in the field of medical imaging such as rays, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, and he studies all the courses offered according to the study plan, he was not allowed to enroll in doctoral programs in Japan or in Belgium, despite his acceptance. The reason for Al-Quds University’s refusal to allow him was that he was alone in the department and there was no for him An alternative and the department will be closed in case he goes to study. He established the first internet lab at the College of Health Professions and gave several lectures on how to use advanced technology to present information to students. He worked as a registrar for the College of Health Professions, dealing with all problems related to registration files and programs.
– Mr. Qassem has been working as a lecturer at the allied health profession collage, at Al-Quds university since Sep. 2012; He was working as a teacher assistant at Al-Quds university for 5 years (2007-2012) .He finished his master’s in manual musculoskeletal physiotherapy at needling on lateral epicondylalgia patients) and finished his Bachler degree in pharmacy ( 2013-2018)
Physiotherapy clinic field : Physiomed center on Biet safafa since 2014 as manager and physiotherapist in contract with kopat holim Maccabi health services
Dr. Abu Seir is an Assistant Professor of Hematology and a research activist at the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Al-Quds University. She is the current dean of the Faculty of Health Professions and the Assistant President for Medical and Health Affairs. Dr. Rania is a highly qualified and motivated educator. She demonstrates a passion for teaching, learning and a high level of commitment. She is also well experienced in curricula development and evaluation. and a member of the curricula evaluation committee at AQU.
Dr. Abu Seir is an outstanding and remarkably active researcher in Palestine especially in the field of Cancer Research. Her research interests focus on the genetic and epidemiology of cancer in Palestine. She has established several platforms to study Lymphomas and Colorectal Cancer in addition to her researches in the field of transfusion medicine and blood Banking. Dr. Abu Seir is a member in several prestigious scientific international organizations including Middle East Cancer Consortium (MECC), Thalassemia International Federation (TIF), and Asian Association of Transfusion Medicine (AATM). She has consulted for the Palestinian Ministry of Health, Palestinian Medical Technology Association, Thalassemia Patients’ Friends Society (TPFS), and other national organizations for capacity-building in scientific and clinical research.
Dr. AbuHelu is am immunologist at the Medical Laboratory Sciences Department, Faculty of Health Profession, Al-Quds University. And, is the former General Director of Community Health Centers – including Arab Health Center – at Al-Quds University. Moreover, he was appointed as the head of the Medical Laboratory Sciences Department for two rounds (2004-2006 and 2017-2019) and he was the former dean for the Faculty of Health Professions (2007-2012).
He has been committed since the affiliation in 2001 to utilize a wide-range of technological solutions in ensuring an effective delivery of services along with an efficient management of resources in all administrative departments and medical wards.
He was a Visiting Fulbrighter Scholar at North Shore University Hospital in New York, USA establishing research on B-cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). He described the low affinity anti- μ IgH monoclonal antibody induces apoptosis in CLL B cells by down-regulating MCL-1 and up-regulating BimEL .
He encouraged collaboration with different health professions faculties in adopting evidence-based medical practices and offering a learning and training supportive environment for university students. He was one of the partners in a funded Erasmus Plus project to develop a master program in Health Informatics together with national and international universities (Spain, Sweden, Amsterdam, Cairo Univ., Ain Shams Unive. Jordan Univ and JUST). He managed also to win KA107 mobility program with Thomas More university in Geel, Belgium for 3 years (2019-2022).
He was a warded the Daniel Turnberg Fellowship to conduct his research HLA genotyping in Palestine that will be conducted at Imperial College in London, and recenly he he was able to won the Palestinian Quebec Science Bridge (PQSB) 3rd round from Palestinian Academy for Science and Technology (PALST) to pursue his research about “preclinical assessment of a novel antifungal (Valporic Acid) formulation for the treatment of human vaginal yeast infection”. This research will be conducted during the summer of 2022 at Laval University in CANADA.
During his academic and non-academic professional career he developed experienced leadership with expertise in organizational management, team building, recruiting staff, faculty development, motivation, and conflict resolution; demonstrated managerial skills by increasing quality and quantity of recruiting for academic staff.
Salam khatib is Assistant Professor of Mental Health Nursing at Nursing department, [شؤعمفغ Faculty of Health Profession/ Al-Quds University. She received her Ph.D in mental health from Manchester University in 2012. In her current role, she is the coordinator of community mental health master programs at faculty of Public Health/ AlQuds University. She has been working in the university since 20 years. She had intensive training in qualitative research from University of Manchester in 2011 and in survey method in 2010. She also had intensive training in trauma and posttraumatic stress disorders in 1999 and a specialized training in child psychiatry in 2006.
Her research interests are focused in different areas: (a) honor killing, (b) violence against women, (c) family planning, (d) Type 1 diabetes among children (e) Congenital heart disease among children and stress and burn out among oncology nurses. An important theme in her work is gender-based violence and particularly honor killing. She has an interest in qualitative research such as grounded theory, thematic analysis and content analysis. However, She has also been committed to using several different research methods in her work such as experimental studies and cross sectional studies. She also supervised many master thesis in different specialties.
- Ph.D. in Mental Health Nursing 2012; University of Manchester, School of Nursing, Manchester. United Kingdom
- M.S.c in Community Mental Health, 2001, Al-Quds University, , Abu Dis, Palestine
- B.Sc. in Nursing, 1993; University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
- Coordinator of Community Mental Health/ master program / 2021-present
- Head, Nursing Department / 2019 – 2021
- Coordinator of Master studies, Nursing Department / 2013 – 2019
- Head, Nursing Department / 2006 – 2008
- Lecturer in nursing department / 1997-present
Women Health; Mental Health; Family planning, Suicide, People with disabilities
- Elissa,K.; Bratt; E.; Åsa Axelsson, A. ; Khatib, S. Sparud-Lundin, C. (2018). Struggling and overcoming daily life barriers among children with congenital heart disease and their parents in the West Bank, Palestine. Journal of family Nursing. 24 (4) 585-611
- Mehmet Eskin, Fadia Al Buhairan, Mohsen Rezaeian, Ahmed M. Abdel-Khalek, Hacer Harlak, Mayssah El Nayal, Nargis Asad, Aqeel Khan, Anwar Mechri, Isa Multazam, Motasem Hamdan, Ulker Isayeva, Yousef Khader, Alaa Al Sayyari, Albaraa Khader, Bahareh Behzadi, Cennet Şafak Öztürk, Laifa Annisa Hendarmin, Murad Moosa Khan, Salam Khatib (2019) Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts and Motives in Young Adults in Muslim Majority World: Opening the Pandora’s Box. Psychiatric Quarterly. 84 (3) 271-406
- Khatib, Salam, Edge, D. & Shaun, S.(2019). “On the Road to Social Death’: A Grounded Theory Study of the Emotional and Social Effects of Honor Killing on Families – A Palestinian Perspective” violence against women. DOI 10.1177/1077801219847289. Retrieved from: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1077801219847289
- Khatib, Salam; Edge, D. & Shaun, S.(2021) Breaking the Shades of the Contributing Factors on the Occurrence of Honour Killing in Palestine- A Grounded Theory Study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Submitted in 12\3\2017. Accepted and in press
- Elissa,K.; Bratt; E.; Åsa Axelsson, A. ; Khatib, S. ; Sparud-Lundin, C. (2019) Self-Perceived Health Status and Sense of Coherence in Children with Type 1 Diabetes in the West Bank, PalestineJ Transcult Nurs. 2019 Jun 11:1043659619854509. doi: 10.1177/1043659619854509.
- Elissa,K.; Bratt; E.; Åsa Axelsson, A. ; Khatib, S. ; Sparud-Lundin, C. (2017) Societal Norms and Conditions and their Influence on Daily life in Children with Type 1 Diabetes in the West Bank in Palestine. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. Volume 33, Pages 16–22. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2016.12.005
- A Alwawi, E Tayaz, V Sönmez, B Inkaya, A KOÇ, S Alkhatib (2021). Nurses’ Narratives of Remarkable Patient Health Care Events: Analysis of Seventeen Health Stories from Turkey and Palestine Using the Narrative Approach. Bezmialem Science 9 (4), 432-439
- Imam, A; khatib, S. And Alhajjar, B. (2013) Unmet needs for modern family planning of Palestine. Funded by UNFPA. Co- researcher. UNDFPA. Mixed study. Retrived from. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/295918600_UNMET_NEEDS_FOR_MODERN_FAMILY_PLANNING_IN_STATE_OF_PALESTINE
- Khatib, Salam. (2019). Mixed study on Attempted suicide patients risk factors and suicide prevention strategies in Palestine. M.d.M Switzerlan in Palestine. Book
- Khatib, Salam. (2019). National study on Accessibility and unmet needs of abortion related services in Palestine. Safe Abortion Action Fund (SAAF) & Palestinian Family Planning and Protection Association (PFPPA), Palestine. Boo
- Khatib, Salam. (2020). Attitudes, knowledge and practice about persons with disabilities from the point of view of health service providers, persons with disabilities and their families. Health Work Committee. Book
Miss Shifa` Fanasheh is an instructor at the department of physiotherapy and rehabilitation since 2012 after finishing her master degree from Cairo university in physiotherapy in Neurological Disorders & Its Surgery , and before that she worked as a teaching assistance and clinical supervision at AL- Quds University from September 2004 until November 2011, miss Shifa` have a practical experience in physiotherapy , she worked at Khalil Abu Rayah for spinal cords injuries rehabilitation for 8 months , also, she was a volunteers in Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation in Bethlehem for more than one year , where she gained experience in stroke and upper motor neuron lesions rehabilitation .
Currently miss Shifa` is an instructor at the physiotherapy department and a clinical supervisor with the students at many rehabilitation centers and governmental hospitals. She is also affiliated with the Palestinian Physical Therapy Association since 2004.
She Also has many participation in the development of the curriculum at the level of master and Bachelor`s degree with the knowledge that she teach some of these courses .
Miss Shifa` headed the physiotherapy department for 2 years 2015-2016 / 2016-2017
Continuing education and experience
Some of the specialized courses in the physiotherapy field have been studied to enrich the practical experience for the students such as : Dry needling, Sensory Integration Modulation ,a serial of Spinal Column Mobilization, Sport Injuries,,,ect
Research Interests: A number of graduation projects have been supervised and are under editing for being published in the future, including :
- Functional Outcomes Of The Upper Limb After Trans-cranial Magnetic Stimulation In Stroke Patients.
- Physiotherapy Role in Gynecology .
Miss Shifa` holds a master degree in physiotherapy for neurological disorder and its surgery from Cairo university in 2012, & the Bachelor degree from Al-Quds university in 2004 in physiotherapy & rehabilitation
- MSN in Child bearing families, University Cleveland Ohio USA, 1992.
- BSN in nursing, Al-Quds University 1986, AbuDis, Palestine.
- Diploma in Midwifery, Collage of Nurses and Midwives in Jordan, 1983.
- Diploma in Nursing, Lutheran World Federation School of Nursing 1979.
- Al-Quds University – Jerusalem
- Faculty of Health Professions 1994- present
- Coordinator MCH master’s program 1995-2005
- Coordinator of the midwifery program at Al-Quds University 1998-2005
- Director of midwifery department 2008- 2011
Women health and maternal health.
- Scholarship for midwifery course by the Lutheran World Federation
- MSN master’s degree program sponsored by American Mideast educational & training services