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New Associate Program in EMU School of Health Services

New Associate Program in EMU School of Health Services
Published Date: Friday, 2 August 2019

Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) continues to grow by launching new programs that are to start student admission in 2019 – 2020 Academic Year Fall Semester. Higher Education Planning, Accreditation and Coordination Council (YÖDAK) and Turkish Republic Council of Higher Education (YÖK) approved Orthopedic Prosthetics and Orthotics Associate Program under the School of Health Services will start student admissions in the upcoming academic semester.

2 Year Program

During the 2-year long training period designed in accordance with the criteria identified by Higher Education, students will have the chance to get an interactive training experience that will include courses on basic health and engineering science as well as theoretical, applied and clinical training periods on prosthetics-orthotics applications. One of the aims of the program is to raise competent prosthetics and orthotics technicians who are to develop prosthesis for individuals who had lost any limbs of their bodies as a result of various reasons. Another aim is to help students become technicians who are have required skills to design, produce and apply in the manner of prosthetics and orthotics and, who contribute to the clinical decision-making process in the orthosis application in pathologies concerning musculoskeletal and neural systems with various characteristics such as reducing the pain, enhancing the function, being resilient aesthetic and functional with corrective and supportive purposes.

First-ever in TRNC

Prosthetics and Orthotics Center operating under EMU Health Sciences Faculty holds the unique title of being the only center in TRNC to provide academic services to patients within the scope of the protocol signed with the TRNC Ministry of Health. With its unique title of being the only institution in TRNC to provide services it distinguishes itself from the other programs available in TRNC. The program also catches attention with both its academic and physical infrastructure. The center that is to provide an atmosphere for the students studying in the program where they can apply the theoretical knowledge they receive, is in cooperation with institutions in Turkey operating on prosthetics and orthotics. Therefore, students will get the opportunity to receive training in a multidisciplinary atmosphere.

Career Opportunities

Prosthetics-orthotics technicians are needed with the continuously developing field of health in parallel with the technological developments. Graduates can find career opportunities in different places ranging from prosthetics-orthotics ateliers found in private and public hospitals, universities and also, private centers. Moreover, people working in the field also have the chance to establish their own workplaces/centers.