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Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

 

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

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics (DB Nutrition and Dietetics English Program) started education in 2016-2017.

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

Student Feedback Form 

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:sbfbdb@emu.edu.tr

 

Academic Staff

Name SurnameDutyDepartmentOfficeTel
Prof. Dr. EMİNE AKAL YILDIZ Faculty Member Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 118 1186
Assoc. Prof. Dr. CEREN GEZER Chair Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 126- SBF 121 2143-3003
Assoc. Prof. Dr. SERAY KABARAN Faculty Member Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 124 3008
Assoc. Prof. Dr. TEVHİDE ZİVER Faculty Member Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 115 2155
Assist. Prof. Dr. ASİYE YETER GÜNGÖR Faculty Member Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 122 1108
Assist. Prof. Dr. BEGÜM HARMANCIOĞLU Faculty Member Nutrition and Dietetics SBF230 1075
Assist. Prof. Dr. FATMA HÜLYAM EREN Faculty Member Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 116 1083
Assist. Prof. Dr. GÖZDE OKBURAN Vice Chair Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 123 1107
Assist. Prof. Dr. MÜJGAN ÖZTÜRK Faculty Member Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 230 1075
Assist. Prof. Dr. NEZİRE İNCE Faculty Member Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 124 1081
Assist. Prof. Dr. SEMA ERGE Faculty Member Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 119 2072
Sr. Instr. BURCU BARBAROS Senior Instructor Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 120 1367
Sr. Instr. ELİZ ARTER Senior Instructor Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 117 3007
Sr. Instr. MERVE YURT Senior Instructor Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 117 3007
Sr. Instr. SILAY DAL Senior Instructor Nutrition and Dietetics SBF 120 1367

Part-time Academic Staff

Name SurnameDutyDepartmentOfficeTel

Please contact to department and/or faculty for detailed information about courses.

Ref. Course Code Course Title Lec. Lab Tut. Credit ECTS Syl.
Semester 1
DB711 NUTD111 Principles of Nutrition - I 2 - 3 3 -
DB712 CHEM103 General Chemistry 3 - 1 3 -
DB713 TUSL181 Turkish as a Second Language 2 - - 2 -
DB713 HIST280 Atatürk İlkeleri ve İnkilap Tarihi 2 - - 2 -
DB715 ENGL191 Communication in English - I 3 1 - 3 -
DB715 ENGL181 Academic English - I 5 1 - 3 -
DB716 MDCN127 Human Anatomy 2 - 2 3 -
DB717 MATH111 Basic Mathematics - I 3 1 1 3 -
DB718 PSYC108 Introduction to Psychological Sciences 3 - - 3 -
Semester 2
DB721 NUTD112 Principles of Nutrition - II 2 - 3 3 -
DB722 CHEM104 Organic Chemistry 3 1 - 3 -
DB723 BIOL115 Medical Biology and Genetics - I 2 - - 2 -
DB724 ENGL192 Communication in English - II 3 - 1 3 -
DB724 ENGL182 Academic English - II 5 1 - 3 -
DB725 HLTS131 Principles of Human Physiology 2 - - 2 -
DB726 NUTD114 Public Health and Nutrition 2 - - 2 -
DB727 ITEC105 COMPUTER 1 2 2 - 3 -
Semester 3
DB731 NUTD221 Nutrition Biochemistry and Metabolism - I 3 - - 3 -
DB732 NUTD227 Food Chemistry and Analysis - I 2 - 3 3 -
DB733 BIOL116 Genetics and Epigenetic 2 - - 2 -
DB734 NUTD205 Digestion and Nutrition Physiology 2 1 - 2 -
DB735 HLTS241 Introduction to Microbiology and Immunology 2 - 1 2 -
DB736 NUTD225 Ethics and Food legislation 2 - - 2 -
DB737 UE01 University Elective - I 3 - - 3 -
Semester 4
DB741 NUTD222 Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism - II 3 - - 3 -
DB742 NUTD228 Food Chemistry and Analysis - II 2 - 3 3 -
DB743 NUTD206 Food Microbiology 2 - 1 2 -
DB744 NUTD208 Research Methods for Nutritional Sciences 2 1 - 2 -
DB745 NUTD226 Physiopathology in Nutrition Related Disorders 2 1 - 2 -
DB746 UE02 University Elective - II 3 - - 3 -
DB747 MATH212 Biostatistics 2 - 3 3 -
Semester 5
DB751 NUTD315 Mother and Child Nutrition - I 2 3 - 3 -
DB752 NUTD313 Determination of Nutritional Status 2 2 - 3 -
DB753 NUTD305 Organization and Administration of Food Service - I 2 - 1 2 -
DB754 NUTD317 Nutrition Therapy in Disease - I 2 3 - 3 -
DB755 UE03 University Elecitive - III 3 - - 3 -
DB756 NUTD319 Weight regulation and Obesity 2 1 - 2 -
DB757 NUTD309 Literature Review in Nutrition and Health 2 - - 2 -
Semester 6
DB761 NUTD316 Pediatric Nutrition 2 3 - 3 -
DB762 NUTD314 Nutritional Problems and Epidemiology 2 2 - 3 -
DB763 NUTD306 Organization and Administration of Food Service - II 2 - 1 2 -
DB764 NUTD318 Nutrition Therapy in Disease - II 2 3 - 3 -
DB765 NUTD340 Nutrition Education 2 1 - 2 -
DB766 NUTD350 Meal Planning and Recipe Development in Special Conditions 1 2 - 2 -
DB767 AE01 Area Elective - I 3 - - 3 -
Semester 7
DB771 NUTD411 Public Health Nutrition Practice 2 15 - 3 -
DB772 NUTD413 Dietetic Practice - Child 2 15 - 3 -
DB773 NUTD415 Dietetic Practice - Food Service Systems 2 15 - 3 -
DB774 NUTD405 Reseach Project - I 1 3 - 2 -
DB775 NUTD417 Sports and Exercise Nutrition 2 - - 2 -
DB776 AE02 Area Elective - II 3 - - 3 -
Semester 8
DB781 NUTD414 Dietetic Practice - Adult 2 15 - 3 -
DB782 NUTD416 Dietetic Practice - Elective 2 15 - 3 -
DB783 NUTD406 Reseach Project - II 1 3 - 2 -
DB784 NUTD410 Seminar 1 3 - 2 -
DB785 PHAR444 Pharmacology 2 - 1 2 -
DB786 AE03 Area Elective - III 3 - - 3 -

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