President of World Federation of Occupational Therapy Visits Bethlehem University

On Monday 18 September 2023, Bethlehem University’s Occupational Therapy Program had the distinct honor of hosting Ms. Samantha Shann, President of the World Federation of Occupational Therapy, coming from the United Kingdom. Bethlehem University’s Occupational Therapy Program is one of the educational programs with international recognition. During her visit Ms. Shann met with Vice Chancellor […]

Bethlehem University Participates in Diak University’s International Week

Bethlehem University faculty members Salam Awad, Narmeen Qumsieh, and Sr. Mary Yacoub represented the Tarek Juffali Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences at Diak University’s International Week on inclusive digital services in higher education, alongside other international universities from around the world. Diak, a partner university located in Helsinki, Finland, hosted the event from 5-12 […]

Physiotherapy Students Heal Palestine International Marathon Runners

Bethlehem University’s Physiotherapy students, along with others from different universities, were part of the team who worked tirelessly to heal the aching limbs of the athletes who ran the Palestine International Marathon 2023. This community engagement, out of which the students gained service learning, exposed them to sports injuries that the athletes who were running […]

Senior Physiotherapy Students Exhibit their Adaptive Equipment

On Tuesday, 17 January 2023, the senior Physiotherapy students exhibited their adaptive equipment made under the supervision of Mr. Ibrahim Salhab, Clinical Coordinator and Supervisor. The equipment has been designed and made for specific clients in the community as part of the adaptive equipment course held at Lifegate Rehabilitation, Beit Jala. There was also a […]

Four OT Students to travel to California

The University of Southern California (USC), Department of Occupational Therapy, has offered a scholarship to allow four Occupational Therapy students from Bethlehem University to travel to California to join their 2023 summer program. Bethlehem University Students have previously participated many times in this program and USC is keen to continue their participation. The Occupational Therapy […]

Bethlehem University participates in the Health Research Conference

Bethlehem University participated in the “First National Conference on Health Research in Palestine” organized by the Ministry of Health on 5 December 2022 at the Red Crescent premises in Ramallah. The conference presented health research studies for various Palestinian universities and organizations. Bethlehem University – College of Nursing and Health Sciences- had a successful role […]

Chilean Ambassador delivers donated equipment

The first of its kind in Palestine On Thursday, 8 September 2022, H.E. Chilean Ambassador Christian Hodges-Nugent, and his deputy Mr. Ricardo Cardenas delivered a donated Portable Electro Cardiogram device to Bethlehem University’s Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences. Ms. Mariam Awad, Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences, Mr. Youil Anastas, Vice […]

Bethlehem University, Al-Aqsa University sign MoU

Bethlehem University and Al-Aqsa University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wednesday, 1 June 2022. The MoU aimed at serving the people of Palestine in Gaza in the area of Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) educational courses and strengthening the Chain of Survival. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray and the Acting President of Al-Aqsa University […]

Al-Qubeibeh Nursing Students Hold Workshops

On Thursday, 12 May 2022, fourth-year nursing students organized a workshop for third-year students within the course of Nursing Management “NURS 350” where they invited Al-Qubeibeh’s graduates who obtained their master’s degree to present their theses. On Thursday, 19 May 2022, and within the course of Profession Nursing Foundation NURS 355, fourth-year students conducted a […]

OT Students Meet International Students Online

The senior students of the Occupational Therapy program continue to participate in the University of Southern California’s pen pal scheme. This project brings together different occupational therapy students from universities from around the world.  The latest online zoom meeting saw students in breakout rooms having in-depth discussions and sharing experiences about occupational therapy in their different countries.

Asian Youth Para Games-2021 Bahrain

Ms. Bateel Muammar, Physiotherapist and Clinical Supervisor at the Tarek Ahmad Juffali Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences, was invited as an international classifier for The Asian Youth Para Games 2021- took place at Manama, Bahrain from Sunday, 28 November to Wednesday, 8 December 2021. Ms. Bateel Muammar is the first and the only Palestinian woman who has an […]

Students Visit the Karmal Psychiatric Hospital

On Sunday, 21 November 2021, the first-year Occupational Therapy students with the class teacher Suzy Daher went for an orientation visit to the Karmal Psychiatric Hospital in Bethlehem. The Head of Department Ms. Dyala Awadeh and supervisor Khadijha Shqerat talked about the hospital and the role of Occupational Therapy in mental health. After the lecture, the students […]

Students Give a Lecture on Breast Cancer

A group of third-year nursing students held an awareness lecture on breast cancer for the girl guides of the Shepherds Scouts Group – Beit Sahour on Saturday, 30 October 2021. The lecture was entitled “Examine and reassure us because your health matters to us.” The lecture was held in cooperation with the Al-Maha Cancer Society […]

Physical and Occupational Therapy Students Visit Schools

The Physical and Occupational Therapy students held an awareness interactive activity for students in various schools in the Bethlehem area on Thursday, 4 November 2021. The students spoke about their specialization, their study journey, and concepts related to community needs. This activity was held as part of the PHTH 330 course which aims at encouraging students to […]

Students Conduct Awareness Workshop on Breast Cancer

Four third-year Qubeibeh nursing students conducted a workshop for first-year students entitled “Breast Cancer Awareness” on Monday, 25 October 2021, in cooperation with Professional Lab and two nutritionists. The Professional Lab staff gave a presentation and the students explained and demonstrated how breast examinations are performed. The workshop included electrical measurements for body weight, fluids, […]

Physiotherapist Students Participate in the Open Day

Physiotherapist students participated in the open day held on Thursday, 21 October 2021, by implementing a physical activity awareness campaign as part of the PHTH 330 course supervised by Ms. Manar Jaber The students’ campaign was divided into 4 groups targeting different physical activities areas including: Physical fitness and flexibility Posture analysis and exercises for […]

Occupational Therapy Students Community Service Day

Bethlehem University first-year occupational therapy students helped Al-Malath clients in Beit Sahour to pick their olives on Saturday, 23 October 2021, to celebrate World Occupational Therapy Day. After finishing the olive harvest, the student therapists and the clients enjoyed breakfast together. World Occupational Therapy Day is dedicated to service and celebrated annually on 27 October. 

Workshop on Spinal Cord Injury

On Sunday, 17 October 2021, first-year Occupational Therapy students visited Abu Rayya, the national centre for spinal cord injury. The Head of the Department Ms. Rasha Abed gave the students an introduction to the centre’s work. The students then toured the different departments and heard from the Physiotherapy, Nursing, and Occupational Therapy staff. The discussion […]

Bethlehem University Dedicates Newest Building on Campus

Bethlehem University dedicated its new building, the John Patrick Cardinal Foley Hall, in a ceremony held on Monday, 6 September 2021.  This new facility was named in honor of His Eminence John Patrick Cardinal Foley, the late Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, who was a great friend of Bethlehem University. […]

Senior Occupational Therapy Students meet Howard University Students

The senior occupational therapy students of the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences at Bethlehem University met online with students from Howard University, Washington. Those in the meeting are engaged in research for their seminar courses, and the Howard University students are conducting research for a master’s degree. The meeting began with a presentation by each […]

BU Nursing Students meet with King’s College London Students

The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care, at King’s College London represented by Dr. Jaqualyn Moore and the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences, at Bethlehem University represented by Dean Mariam Awad organized a virtual international workshop on Wednesday, 10 March 2021.   The workshop aimed to connect nursing students from both […]

Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences \ Qubeibeh

Qubeibeh Nursing students complete requirements on site After the decision of Bethlehem University to start receiving small groups of students for continuing nursing lab practice; groups of 6 to 7 students were called into the Qubeibeh Nursing facility on Monday 8/6/2020 to complete the spring fundamental nursing lab requirement with Mr Mohammad Ayyash and Sr […]

Bethlehem University and IFMSA Sign Agreement

A delegation from the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) in Jerusalem visited Bethlehem University to sign a service agreement.   The agreement includes providing students from the IFMSA with the Basic Life Support (BLS) Course at the American Heart Association International Training Center for cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the Clinical Simulation Center at the […]

Bethlehem 2000 Foundation Visits Campus

A Chilean Palestinian delegation from the Bethlehem 2000 Foundation visited Bethlehem University last week. The delegation included the Executive Director of the Foundation, Mr. Alexis Sfier; Chairman of the Palestinian Community in Chile, Mr. Maurice Khamis; and members from the Foundation.  Executive Vice President, Dr. Michael Sansur; Assistant Vice President for Advancement, Mr. Isaac Sahhar, […]

An additional floor added to the Bethlehem University Faculty of Nursing in Al-Qubeibeh

On Thursday 10 May 2018, Bethlehem University, together with the United Nations’ Development Program/Program of Assistance to the Palestinian People (UNDP/PAPP) and the German Representative Office celebrated the inauguration of the additional floor at Al-Qubeibeh Nursing School, built with funds from the KFW Entwicklungsbank in Germany. On 10th May 2017 the German Representative Office in […]

Galilee Hospital Delegation Visits Campus

A delegation from Galilee Hospital in Nazareth visited Bethlehem University on Thursday, 26 April 2018. Executive Vice President, Dr. Michael Sansour, Vice President for Advancement, Brother Denis Loft, and Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences, Mariam Awad, welcomed the delegation which included the Director of the Galilee Hospital, Eng. Salman Abu Ahmad, in addition to […]

Physiotherapy Workshop at Bethlehem University

In cooperation with the Holy Child Center, the Physiotherapy Program at the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences organized a therapeutic week for the assessment and treatment of children with neurological conditions in Palestine. The week included a two day workshop at Bethlehem University titled Assessment Tools and Outcome Measures for Pediatric Neurotherapy. Ms. Jane […]