University of Baghdad participates in scientific activities and opens prospects for health cooperation with Malaysian universities
The pioneer national center of cancer researches at the university of Baghdad participated in a development program for the teaching staffs in 2014, supervised by the department of research and development at the ministry of higher education and scientific research. This included dispatching professor Dr. Wafa Mohammed Attof al-Attar, instructor at the center in question, to the university of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The program aims at rehabilitation of the faculty members through lectures, workshops and field visits that contribute in the development of personal and professional skills, modern teaching methods, facilitating cooperation in scientific research projects and exchange of experiences in education field, specifically nursing and health services related. The program also emphasizes on health promotion in Malaysia, nursing, qualitative research, sampling and data collection, workshops, as well as meeting the graduate students to learn about their research projects and meeting the students in the initial studies who train in hospital, laboratory or in health centers outside the university, visiting the nursing laboratories at the college, visiting UMMC – university of Malaya medical center and taking a tour in esoteric, surgical, women, emergency and tumors lobbies, radiotherapy and chemotherapy departments, the center for early detection of breast tumors, the educational laboratories, visiting the public library of the university and keeping a breast of the most important periodicals issued by, visiting the college of health sciences at Malaya university, which grant a diploma in nursing, in addition to a private meeting with the dean of the college and members where Dr. Attar gave a brief account of the corresponding colleges and institutes in Iraq and their curriculum. At the end of the training period, prof. Dr. Wafaa Mohamed delivered a lecture entitled “early detection of breast cancer in Iraq” which included a presentation of movies on how to self-examination with the use of an educational doll for the purpose of examination, and a film on the pioneer national center of cancer researches at the university of Baghdad, with an explanation of its departments and objectives. The lecture was attended by head of the department of nursing at Malaya university, members of the faculty and students of the initial and graduate studies at the university. This visit comes for the purpose of strengthening cooperation with developed international universities to exchange of experiences in contribution in the development of the scientific process of the university of Baghdad that is not less than world developed universities.