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Aitbek Karibzhanov

Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Chair of Preventive Medicine and Nutrition, of the NJSC “AMU”.

Born in 1962 in the city of Semipalatinsk, KazSSR. Graduate of the pediatric faculty of the Semipalatinsk State Medical Institute. In 1996 he defended his thesis on the topic “Vegetative and immunological disorders in enuresis and their dynamics in the process of treatment with the use of laser reflexotherapy”.

Until 1999, he held the positions of assistant and associate professor of the Chair of Pediatric Diseases of the Semipalatinsk State Medical Academy. In the period from 1999 to 2003, he worked as an assistant professor at the Chair of Pediatric Diseases No.1 of the Akmola State Medical Academy. Over the years, he headed the faculties at the Astana Medical University: the Faculty of Secondary Medical Education (2003-2006), the Faculty of Biomedical, Preventive Medicine and Pharmaceuticals (2006-2008), the Faculty of Pediatrics and Oriental Medicine (2008-2010), the Faculty Public Health, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing (2011-2018). In 2019, he was employed by the dean of the Faculty of Dentistry.

He has badges:

1) “Excellent healthcare worker of Kazakhstan”, 2011.

2) “For contribution to the healthcare development”, 2021.



Training of a qualified specialist with the appropriate competence of a pediatrician who has the skills of diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment of the most common diseases of childhood.

History of creation         


The training of pediatricians was conducted at the pediatric faculty until 2012 in full volume. More than 120 pediatricians were graduated annually. The deans of the Faculty of Pediatrics have worked for different years: Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor L.N. Skuchalina, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor B.B. Ormanov, and also for a number of years the faculty was headed by Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Meiram Seitzhanovich Muldakhmetov – head of the Department of Pediatric Diseases with courses in Nephrology and Pulmonology.

Due to the transition to the Bologna system of education and the closure of pediatric faculties, outpatient care for children has been provided by general practitioners for 10 years. By the decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, pediatric faculties have been reopened.

Due to the change in the structure of the university, since September 2022, all bachelor's degrees have been allocated to separate schools and the dean of the School of "Pediatrics" has been appointed Ph.D., Associate Professor Aitbek Anuarbekovich Karibzhanov.

The school includes departments of pediatric disciplines, more than 25 departments of the University are involved in the implementation of the educational program of the specialty "Pediatrics".

In 2021, on September 1, the first enrollment of students in the NAO "Astana Medical University" in the specialty 6B10118 "Pediatrics" took place. Currently, 412 the 1st and the 2nd year students study at the University at the School of Pediatrics.




The activity of the faculty fully corresponds to the strategic goals of the state and the university and consists in developing a strategy for the development of the faculty, strengthening and developing ties with employers, developing and improving educational programs together with structural divisions and departments of the university, monitoring the organization and progress of academic work, analyzing the results of examination sessions, developing proposals to improve the organization of the educational process and improving the quality of training. Together with the heads of departments, the school carries out the selection of teaching staff, ensuring the educational process at the faculty. Organizes the preparation process and takes an active part in the accreditation of educational programs and post-accreditation monitoring. Students study in academic buildings, at the clinical bases of the university and other medical and preventive institutions. In the learning process, a large role is given to the independent work of students. Students are familiar with the rights and obligations, current orders and instructions, Academic Policy and the Code of Ethics of Students. As part of the educational work, conversations are held about the culture of behavior, on the prevention of corruption and offenses. The school's activities are carried out in accordance with the legislative norms of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the regulations on the NPJSC MUA school, job descriptions.

The departments of the faculty actively introduce innovative teaching methods, new forms of control, modern methods of prevention and treatment of childhood diseases into the educational process, Highly qualified staff of the departments monitor and develop educational programs, educational and methodological complexes of the discipline in accordance with the needs of stakeholders.

Students of the faculty participate in national and international conferences, in various events and academic mobility programs, and are engaged in volunteer activities.


To date, the specialty "Pediatrics" is accredited by the Agency of medical educational organizations ECA/ECAQA on the basis of the order of the Acting Chairman of the Board - Rector dated 25.05.2021 No. 265-n/k "On conducting a self-assessment of the bachelor's degree program specialty 6B10118 "Pediatrics". A certificate was issued for a period of 5 years. The staff of the departments actively improve their pedagogical and medical qualifications; undergo training and internships (in the Republic and other countries); They are members of public and professional associations (Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Kazakhstan Association of Pediatricians); participate in national and international conferences; are authors of publications and abstracts (Web of Science or Scopus, republican journals and publications of other countries). Active cooperation of highly qualified specialists of the departments with practical healthcare. The staff of the departments of the school conducts organizational, methodological, therapeutic and diagnostic work on the scale of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

They expand international cooperation with foreign partners for the exchange of educational, clinical and scientific activities in the near abroad (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Minsk, Grodno), actively involve students in research work.

The teaching staff of the departments provides advisory and practical assistance to medical organizations /healthcare entities (visits to the regions, expert work, consultations, consultations, surgeries, training, development and implementation of innovative methods of diagnosis and treatment, joint projects, development of clinical protocols, etc.). Students of the faculty organize volunteer movements: curation of University veterans, curation of the "House of Babies", "Nursing Home", participation in city, republican and international events.



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