University of Baghdad inaugurates forensic medicine specialization the first of its kind in Iraqi universities
The judicial medicine division related to the department of pathology and forensic medicine at the college of medicine, university of Baghdad opened PhD studies for the academic year 2014-2015, the first of its kind in the faculties of medicine in Iraqi universities. This specialization is important and vital to the study of the medical side of cases presented to judicial and investigative authorities since it is related to medicine and law, as well as it is the cornerstone of crime detection and its prevention for the service of the community. in this context, the first student in this specialization is the assistant teacher Amin Mohamed Kazem who has M.A from the college of medicine, Mustansiriya university. About this qualitative precedence in forensic medicine to Iraq, assistant professor Dr. Nabil Ghazi Hashem al-Khatib, the supervisor of this doctoral student stated that “this is the first doctoral seat in Iraq in cooperation with the department of forensic medicine, it comes within the scientific achievements of the college of medicine, university of Baghdad as the mother of medical colleges in Iraqi universities that seek to keep pace with international specializations”. He added that “the importance of the study of forensic medicine emerges from the quest for the service of Justice to identifying the nature of accidents, crimes and abuses, providing statistics which help the investigative and judicial bodies in order to detect such crimes, protecting society and keep up with modern technologies, advanced laboratories and research centers which would solve most of the dilemmas facing the forensic doctor and his staff, as in the case of the developed countries to help him present his medical services to justice and community to the fullest.