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Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

 

Chair
Prof. Dr. HALİT TANJU BESLER

Department's Mission

Nutrition and Dietetics program aims to provide training for prospective professionals in the relevant field as well as carrying out research activities and implementing relevant strategies regarding the principles of nutrition, nourishment, health and the treatment of the patients.  

The mission of the department is to establish a unique educational environment formed by the integration of different components such as information at global standards, research activities, contributions to science, sharing information and aesthetic values. Further aims of the department is to graduate expert professionals who would respect the values of the society, protect human health in line with scientific principles based on evidence and work in relevant areas to cure illnesses. In terms of the society, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics aims to provide contributions by educating qualified health professionals, educators and researchers serving the society in accordance with scientific findings and ethical values.

Department Facilities

With its modern and technological structure and up-to-date technological opportunities, Eastern Mediterranean University Nutrition and Dietetics Department has been established to provide student-centered education in a democratic environment.

Students at our department benefit from laboratories equipped with modern facilities at world standards. Each laboratory has been designed to provide opportunities for approximately 50 students to receive instruction at the same time. Our University provides sufficient number of computers with Internet connections for students. Students are also given the privilege of benefitting from the Eastern Mediterranean University Library which is equipped with modern facilities, equipment and databases. Our University also provides an array of recreational opportunities for our students in the form of social, cultural and sports activities.

Programs

Distinguishing Attributes

With its modern and technological structure and up-to-date technological opportunities, Eastern Mediterranean University Nutrition and Dietetics Department has been established to provide student-centered education in a democratic environment. With the aim of graduating well-educated and successful students and maintaining the interdisciplinary dynamism, our University established a collaboration protocol with Marmara and Gazi Universities. Along with the collaborations, our department receives professional support from expert academicians at various institutions in Turkey with the aim of effective course implementation. Our program has been designed in such a way that elements such as analyzing, tackling problems, reaching conclusions, thinking creatively and critically, working in a team and communicating effectively have been integrated with the course content. A number of collaboration protocols have also been made with different institutions to provide our students with internship opportunities.

Major Accomplishments

Within the scope of the Centre of Healthy Life, our instructors and research assistants have started to serve personal and social services. Students, university personnel and other people have chance to visit the Centre of Healthy Life and get professional advices from our department's personnel regarding healthy nutrition and nutrition at medical problems. Moreover, we have agreements with many TV channels and we set up TV programs about health problems to inform the community about healthy living. On the other hand, we organized a research called "Evaluation of Food Habits, Milk Consumption and Anthropometric Measurements of 6-11 years old Children". Our staffs have visited the primary schools of Famagusta and they educated the people about healthy nutrition and milk consumption. At the same time, they measured children's length, weight, waist circumference and evaluate their anthropometric measurements.

Quality of Graduates

Our graduates will be able to work in hospitals, institutions, corporations and polyclinics with their professional knowledge and abilities. They are educated by developing their strategic abilities such as critical thinking, reasoning, etc... So, they will be able to overcome various problems regarding nutrition and dietetics without any hesitation. At the same time, throughout their education, students are asked to present in seminars and make researches. Those opportunities help them to be successful researchers in their fields, thus they will be updated regarding their profession in the future.

Career Opportunities

Following successful completion of their undergraduate education, students of the Nutrition and Dietetics Department receive the title of a "Dietician". Graduates of the program may also pursue postgraduate studies at master's or doctoral degree level and may become senior dieticians or doctors.

Our graduates will be able to plan their clients' healthy nutrition, organize special treatments regarding nutritional problems, control of nutritional treatments. Dieticians will have chance to work in private and state hospitals' different units such as infants, children, adults, gynecology, cardiology and oncology and they could serve special nutritional treatments for their clients. Moreover, they will be able to arrange menus of the kindergartens', elder care centers and hospitals. Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Areas, and other health institutions are working with nutrition specialist and our graduates will be able to work in those cooperation's.

Contact Information

Address:

Eastern Mediterranean University
Faculty of Health Sciences
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Famagusta, North Cyprus
Mersin 10 Turkey

Tel: +90 392 630 1084
Fax: +90 392 630 3940
E-mail: sbf@emu.edu.tr

Academic Staff

Name SurnameDutyDepartmentOfficeE-Mail
Prof. Dr. HALİT TANJU BESLER Chair Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 126 halit.besler@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. HAYDAR DEMİREL * Faculty Member Nutrition and Dietetics haydar.demirel@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. PERİHAN ARSLAN Faculty Member Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 116 perihan.arslan@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. SEYİT MEHMET MERCANLIGİL * Faculty Member Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 116 m.seyit.mercanligil@emu.edu.tr
Assoc. Prof. Dr. EMİNE AKAL YILDIZ Faculty Member Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 118 emine.yildiz@emu.edu.tr
Assist. Prof. Dr. CEREN GEZER Faculty Member Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 121 ceren.gezer@emu.edu.tr
Assist. Prof. Dr. SERAY KABARAN Vice Dean,
Assist. Director
Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 124 seray.kabaran@emu.edu.tr
Assist. Prof. Dr. TEVHİDE ZİVER Faculty Member Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 115 tevhide.ziver@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. ASİYE YETER GÜNGÖR Senior Instructor Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 122 asiye.gungor@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. BURCU BARBAROS Senior Instructor Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 120 burcu.barbaros@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. ELİZ ARTER Senior Instructor Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 120 eliz.arter@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. FATMA HÜLYAM EREN Senior Instructor Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 123 fatma.eren@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. GÖZDE OKBURAN Senior Instructor Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 119 gozde.okburan@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. MERVE YURT Senior Instructor Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 117 merve.yurt@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. NEZİRE İNCE Senior Instructor Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 123 nezire.ince@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. SILAY DAL Senior Instructor Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 120 silay.dal@emu.edu.tr
* : Indicated academic staff member delivering the course is employed at another university.

Part-time Academic Staff

Name SurnameDutyDepartmentOfficeE-Mail
Dr. MÜJGAN ÖZTÜRK ARIKBUKA Faculty Member Nutrition and Dietetics mujgan.ozturk@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. AYŞE OKAN Senior Instructor Nutrition and Dietetics ayse.okan@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. HİDAYET AĞÖREN Senior Instructor Nutrition and Dietetics hidayet.agoren@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. SULTAN NAZİF Senior Instructor Nutrition and Dietetics sultan.nazif@emu.edu.tr