The EMU Health Sciences Faculty Has Become a Gigantic Education Institution
The Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Health Sciences Faculty took its first step to academic life in the 2010-2011 Academic Year by accepting students to the Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Department of Nursing. In the 2011-2012 Academic Year, the EMU Health Sciences Faculty established the Department of Sports Sciences and the Department of Health Management which were the first of their kind in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). The EMU Health Sciences Faculty kept growing in the 2012-2013 Academic Year by establishing the School of Health Services. In the same year, the faculty started to accept students to the Associate Degrees programs of First and Emergency Aid and Anaesthesia. In the following period, Associate Degrees programs were made available in Dialysis, Medical Imaging Techniques, Physiotherapy, Radiotherapy, Surgery Services, Elder Care and Oral and Dental Health. An Orthopedic Prosthetics Orthotics Associate Degree program will also be offered in the 2019-2020 Academic Year. The EMU Health Sciences Faculty which has completed its 8th year of providing education also offers English language Undergraduate programs in Nutrition and Dietetics, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation and Nursing. Therefore, the faculty has become a gigantic education institution which also offers 3 Postgraduate and 3 PhD programs.
Laboratories of the Highest Standard
The EMU Health Sciences Faculty aimed to maximize its laboratory standards for training Healthcare Professionals, thus advanced technological laboratories were established in the first year of the faculty. New laboratories are being to be added to the faculty each year.
The Aim is to Contribute to Community Health as well Providing Quality Education
The EMU Health Sciences Faculty not only aims to train members of the health service but also to contribute to community health. For this reason, the Centre for Healthy Living and the Centre of Prosthesis, Orthesis and Biomechanics were established to help contribute to community health as a result of utilising the expertise of academic staff. The faculty continues to carry out work in order to develop and become integrated into the modern and advanced global education system, by opening new departments, centres and laboratories as well as working with new academic staff.
In a statement, EMU Health Sciences Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Mehtap Malkoç emphasized that they are shaping their scientific activities based on the requirements of the country and in line with global developments. Prof. Dr. Malkoç stated: “We are training our students to be ethical individuals who possess the skills required for creative thinking and feel a sense of responsibility towards society. We want our students to be sharers, researchers, productive, open to innovation professionals who participate in multidisciplinary work with well-rounded thoughts and a principle of always learning new information.”
Prof. Dr. Malkoç underlined that the faculty aims to produce, apply and spread knowledge about health in our country, to train individuals who have advanced abilities and to be an education and research institution at international level. Prof. Dr. Malkoç relayed that every department of the faculty operates with the knowledge that applied case studies are as just as important as theoretical knowledge and therefore take the steps required to create new fields of application. Prof. Dr. Mehtap Malkoç concluded by stating: “Our goal is to train highly qualified health professional who represent our university in our country and at the international platform. In addition to this, we want to be a pioneer in developing collaboration between our faculty and society in order to increase the quality of living and health standards of society.”