Medical Library and Information Science

SchoolSchool of Allied Medical Sciences
DepartmentDepartment of Medical Library and Information Science


Program Description: 

Medical Library & Information Science is a multidisciplinary field. PhD graduates learn more about how to employ new technologies to effectively facilitate medical information acquisition, organization, retrieval, dissemination and translation. They can contribute in promoting knowledge, evaluating scientific output and making necessary policies towards scientific productivity.

PhD graduates of Medical Library & Information Science will have a significant contribution in theoretical and practical advancement of this field. The graduates can use new technologies to promote the information services; they will have a significant contribution in information and knowledge needs assessment, selection, organization and dissemination. They also can advance the frontiers of knowledge by preparing research literature as well as innovations and render consultative services in research teams.

The program aims to train and graduate qualified professionals with thorough knowledge of theory and practice in Medical Library and Information Science. The main mission of this course is to train knowledgeable, skillful and competent graduates in Medical Library & Information Science. Evidence-based medicine increases the role of competent graduates in Medical Library and Information Science. Administrating libraries, especially designing and administrating digital libraries, is at the stake of designing proper information retrieval systems that can be performed under the supervision of PhD graduates. They can also contribute by offering courses at BSc, MSc and PhD levels and teaching workshops to enhance the knowledge, skill and search proficiency of researchers and to promote information literacy and health information literacy of their target population. The graduates can additionally make significant contributions by tracking the country's scientific output to compare its scientific status with other countries in the region and worldwide.



General Competencies*

Specific Competencies and Skills

At the end of the program learners will be competent in the following skills:

  • Getting familiar with new technologies, such as the web 2.0,  and  artificial intelligence, with their role in the Library and Information Science
  • Acquiring advanced information skills
  • Cooperating in policy making in innovation, research, technology and knowledge production and translation at national, regional and international level
  • Collaborating in research projects especially in performing systematic reviews 


Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns:  Holding a master's degree in Medical Library and Information Science, Library and Information Science, Scientometrics, Medical Informatics, Health Technology Information, Medical Records Education, Health Services Management, or Health Economics is required  received in Iran or abroad.

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.


Duration: 4 years


Courses and number of credits:


Prerequisite courses:                  4 credits 

Special Courses:                           23 credits

Thesis:                                          20 credits

Total:                                            47 credits

Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Medical Library and Information Science

Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Department of Medical Library and Information Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:

Contact Person: : Dr. Bahram Nikmanesh

Tel.:  (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 168

Email  :

Address: Department of Medical Library and Information Sciences School of Alied Medical Sciences  , No.17, Fardanesh Alley , Qods Street , Enqelab Street , Tehran , 1417744361 , Iran

To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 168


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Ira


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