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Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

 

Chair
Assist. Prof. Dr. CEREN GEZER

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 Vice Rector 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 Chair 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
Degree
B.S.
Duration (Years)
4
Medium of Instruction
English

Curriculum

Course Code Course Title Semester Credit Lecture Hour (hrs/week) Lab (hrs/week) Tutorial (hrs/week) ECTS
Semester 1
NUTD111 Principles of Nutrition - I 1 3 2 3 -
CHEM103 General Chemistry 1 3 3 1 -
TUSL181 Turkish as a Second Language 1 2 2 - -
HIST280 Atatürk's Principles and History of Turkish Reforms 1 2 2 - -
ENGL191 Communication in English - I
ENGL 191 is a first semester freshman academic English course. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to B1 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The course connects critical thinking with language skills and incorporates learning technologies such as Moodle. The purpose of the course is to consolidate students? knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures and lexis. The main focus will be on the development of productive (writing and speaking) and receptive (reading) skills in academic settings.
1 3 3 1 -
ENGL181 Academic English - I
ENGL 181 is a first semester freshman academic English course. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to B1 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The course connects critical thinking with language skills and incorporates learning technologies such as Moodle. The purpose of the course is to consolidate students? knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures and lexis. The main focus will mainly be on the development of productive (writing and speaking) and receptive (reading) skills in academic settings.
1 3 5 1 -
HLTS121 Human Anatomy 1 3 2 2 -
MATH111 Basic Mathematics - I
Numbers, Number systems, exponents, sets, set operations, intervals, absolute value. Equations and inequalities; solving first degree equations in one variable, solving second degree equations in one variable, quadratic formula, inequalities and their solutions, absolute value relationship. Trigonometry; trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities. Function, domain and range, types of functions; linear, quadratic, polynomial functions, graphs of linear and quadratic functions. Analytic geometry in 2-space and 3-space: operations on points in 2-space and 3-space. Mid-point formula, distance formula, lines and their properties; parallel and perpendicular lines, slope, angle between two lines. Matrix algebra: Operations on matrices; addition, subtraction, transpose of matrices, scalar multiplication, determinants, cofactors, cofactor matricex, adjoint matrix, inverse matrix, elimination method, Cramer's rule.
1 3 3 1 1
PSYC108 Science of Physcology
General topics of psychology such as scientific development of psychology, important subjects of study, sub-areas, the basic approaches in psychology, scientific methods used in psychology, the interaction between body and behavior, behavioral disorders, human development, etc.
1 2 2 - -
Semester 2
NUTD112 Principles of Nutrition - II 2 3 2 3 -
CHEM104 Organic Chemistry 2 3 3 - 1
BIOL115 Medical Biology and Genetics - I 2 2 2 - -
ENGL192 Communication in English - II
This course is designed to further help students improve their English to B2 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of References for Languages. The course aims to reconsolidate and develop students? knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures, and critical thinking. The course also incorporates use of technologies such as MOODLE. The course will focus on reading, writing, listening, speaking and introducing documentation, and will also focus on presentation skills in academic settings.
2 3 3 - 1
ENGL182 Academic English - II
ENGL 182 is a second semester freshman academic English course. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to B2 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The course connects critical thinking with language skills and incorporates learning technologies such as Moodle. The purpose of the course is to consolidate students? knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures and lexis. The main focus will mainly be on the development of language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking and the improvement of general academic study skills necessary in an academic setting.
2 3 5 1 -
HLTS131 Principles of Human Physiology 2 2 2 - -
NUTD114 Public Health and Nutrition 2 2 2 - -
ITEC105 Computer - I
This course is an introduction to the world of Computing and Information Technology (IT). Today, we are all part of an exploding Information Society and in this dynamic new society people at homes, schools, institutions and businesses are engaged in an ever- growing partnership with computers. Computers and Information Technology are part of just about everything we do at work and at home. And the fact is that, computers will play an even greater role in our lives in the years to come. The course presents the basic description of information technology concepts, basic computer system hardware and software components, common terminology in information technology, application areas, and integration of computer system components.
2 3 2 2 -
Semester 3
NUTD221 Nutrition Biochemistry and Metabolism - I 3 3 3 - -
NUTD227 Food Chemistry in Nutrition - I 3 3 2 3 -
BIOL116 Genetics and Epigenetic 3 2 2 - -
NUTD205 Digestion and Nutrition Physiology 3 2 2 - 1
HLTS241 Introduction to Microbiology and Immunology 3 2 2 1 -
NUTD225 Ethics and Food legislation 3 2 2 - -
UE01 University Elective - I 3 3 3 - -
Semester 4
NUTD222 Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism - II 4 3 3 - -
NUTD228 Food Science in Nutrition - II 4 3 2 3 -
NUTD206 Food Microbiology 4 3 3 1 -
NUTD208 Research Methods for Nutritional Sciences 4 2 2 - 1
NUTD226 Physiopathology in Nutrition Related Disorders 4 2 2 - 1
UE02 University Elective - II 4 3 3 - -
MATH212 Biostatistics
Introduction to statistics and biostatistics, usage of statistics in health sciences and related investigations, data collection, descriptive statistics, tables and graphs, probability and probability distributions, sampling, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation analysis, basic concepts of statistics and descriptive statistics, statistical comparison methods, statistical analyses, research design, data collection tools, inspection of sufficiency and reliabilities, scaling and preparation of scientific reports
4 3 3 - 1
Semester 5
NUTD315 Mother and Child Nutrition - I 5 4 3 - 3
NUTD313 Determination of Nutritional Status 5 3 2 - 2
NUTD305 Organization and Administration of Food Service - I 5 3 3 - -
NUTD317 Nutrition Therapy in Disease - I 5 4 3 - 3
UE03 University Elecitive - III 5 3 3 - -
NUTD319 Weight regulation and Obesity 5 2 2 - -
NUTD309 Literature Review in Nutrition and Health 5 2 2 - -
Semester 6
NUTD316 Pediatric Nutrition 6 3 2 - 3
NUTD314 Nutritional Problems and Epidemiology 6 3 2 - 2
NUTD306 Organization and Administration of Food Service - II 6 3 3 - -
NUTD318 Nutrition Therapy in Disease - II 6 4 3 - 3
NUTD340 Nutrition Education 6 2 2 - 1
NUTD350 Meal Planning and Recipe Development in Special Conditions 6 2 1 - 2
AE01 Area Elective - I
The elective courses offered this semester are listed below. For a complete list of elective courses, please check the department website.
  • NUTD362 - Current Topics In Nutrition And Dietetics
6 3 3 - -
Semester 7
NUTD411 Public Health Nutrition Practice 7 4 2 - 12
NUTD413 Dietetic Practice - Child 7 4 2 - 16
NUTD415 Dietetic Practice - Food Service Systems 7 4 2 - 16
NUTD405 Reseach Project - I 7 2 2 - -
NUTD417 Sports and Exercise Nutrition 7 2 2 - -
AE02 Area Elective - II
The elective courses offered this semester are listed below. For a complete list of elective courses, please check the department website.
  • NUTD362 - Current Topics In Nutrition And Dietetics
7 3 3 - -
Semester 8
NUTD414 Dietetic Practice - Adult 8 4 2 - 16
NUTD416 Dietetic Practice - Elective 8 4 2 - 16
NUTD406 Reseach Project - II 8 2 2 - -
NUTD410 Seminar 8 2 2 - -
PHAR444 Pharmacology 8 2 2 1 -
AE03 Area Elective - III
The elective courses offered this semester are listed below. For a complete list of elective courses, please check the department website.
  • NUTD362 - Current Topics In Nutrition And Dietetics
8 3 3 - -