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Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation


Department's Mission

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. 

The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation is to educate individuals in becoming proficient, well-educated, modern, moral, constructive, and creative physiotherapists and scientists who act according to ethics, respect to human rights, are equipped with the skills of life long learning, teaching and effective communication, and who are experts in their professional and scientific fields. The department also aims to carry out multidisciplinary research, to use the physical therapy and rehabilitation services, science based on evidence and modern technology in supporting the society, and to contribute to the development of professional academicians and scientist who will act according to global and cultural values.

Chair
Prof. Dr. AYŞE NUR TUNALI

Departmental Facilities

Students of 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 training 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.

Having been opened as the first academic department on Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, EMU Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department is unique in Cyprus. With the aim of graduating well-educated and successful physiotherapists and maintaining the interdisciplinary dynamism, our University has signed a collaboration protocol with Marmara and Gazi Universities. Along with the collaborations, the 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 analysing, tackling problems, coming to 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 been made with different institutions in order to provide our students with internship opportunities.

Programs

Distinguishing Attributes

Having been opened as the first academic department on Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, EMU Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department is unique in Cyprus. With the aim of graduating well-educated and successful physiotherapists and maintaining the interdisciplinary dynamism, our University has signed a collaboration protocol with Marmara and Gazi Universities. Along with the collaborations, the 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 analysing, tackling problems, coming to 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 been made with different institutions in order to provide our students with internship opportunities.

Major Accomplishments

Our qualified health instructors provide personalized therapy programs for children, adults, youths and elders who have problems with their muscle, skeleton and nerve system by identifying their health problems and creating personalized exercise programs at the Centre of Healthy Life. We established a new laboratory called Cardiopulmonary and Athletes' Health Laboratory to provide protective rehabilitation services. Within the scope of this laboratory, we aimed to overcome with recent health problems such as physical inactivity, overweighting, diabetes and cardiac diseases by providing relevant protective exercise programs to our clients.

Our department has started to serve voluntary physiotherapy services to Irfan Nadir Physiotherapy Centre and Famagusta Special Education Centre with the aim of raising the awareness of disabled need of physiotherapy. Our 4th grade students serve their internship at those centres under the control of their qualified instructors and with the permission of Ministry of Education. Moreover, we set Career Days to update our students' knowledge regarding social, cultural and scientific innovations.

This year, we established our master's program and EMU Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Master's program is the pioneer under this category in TRNC.

Quality of Graduates

Students at our department benefit from laboratories equipped with modern technological facilities at world standards. Each laboratory has been designed to provide opportunities for approximately 40-50 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.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation program are awarded the title of a "Physiotherapist". Program graduates may continue their studies at master's or doctoral degree levels and become a "Specialist Physiotherapist" or "Doctor of Physiotherapy".

Contact Information

Address:

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

Tel: +90 392 630 3067
Fax: +90 392 630 3940
E-mail: sbf@emu.edu.tr

Academic Staff

Name SurnameDutyDepartmentOfficeTel
Prof. Dr. AYŞE NUR TUNALI Chair Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 131-132 3067-1124
Prof. Dr. EMİNE HANDAN TÜZÜN Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 235 1370
Prof. Dr. İNCİ YÜKSEL * Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation 2152
Prof. Dr. MEHTAP MALKOÇ Dean,
Director
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Dekanlık 3900 - 3939
Prof. Dr. MİTAT KOZ * Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Prof. Dr. NİHAL GELECEK * Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Prof. Dr. YAŞAR GÜL BALTACI * Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Prof. Dr. ZEKİ GÖKÇİL * Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Assist. Prof. Dr. BERKİYE KIRMIZIGİL Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 129 2144
Assist. Prof. Dr. ENDER ANGIN Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Assist. Prof. Dr. GÖZDE İYİGÜN Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 127 3011
Assist. Prof. Dr. LEVENT EKER Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 233 1426
Assist. Prof. Dr. SEVİM ÖKSÜZ Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 130 2473
Assist. Prof. Dr. YASİN YURT Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 236 2448 - 3072
Assist. Prof. Dr. ZEHRA GÜÇHAN Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 232 2496
Sr. Instr. İLKER YATAR Senior Instructor Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 233 1426
Sr. Instr. ÖZDE DEPRELİ Senior Instructor Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 228A 3913
Sr. Instr. ÜNAL DEĞER Senior Instructor Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 228A 3913
* : Indicated academic staff member delivering the course is employed at another university.

Part-time Academic Staff

Name SurnameDutyDepartmentOfficeTel
Dr. AYŞEGÜL BARIŞ Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 230 1075
Dr. BARIŞ PEKER Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Semester 1

Anatomy (FZTR101)

Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 3 | ECTS: -
General anatomical principles, upper limb, lower limb, cranial bones, facial region, parotid region and neck, thorax, nose, larynx, heart, great vessels, general circulation, gastrointestinal system, urogenital system, central nervous system, eye, visual pathway, ear, auditory pathway, endocrine system.

Physiology (FZTR103)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -
In this course introduction to physiology science and in this scope cell, blood, bone and muscle system, circulatory system physiology are examined.

Introduction to Physiotherapy and Rehebilitation (FZTR111)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -
Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -
To learn the basic concepts of adequate and balanced nutrition and nutrition, to learn the importance of nutrients, definition, chemical structure, sources, basic properties, functions, digestion, absorption and metabolism, also to learn the recommended daily intake of the nutrients.

English - I (ENGL171)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: -
ENGL171 is the first semester, first year English language course offered to all students studying in a 4-year Turkish Medium Program at the university. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to halfway towards A1 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This course introduces the students to the English language and aims to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 2 | ECTS: -
The aim of this course is to introduce the students to the science of psychology in general and to provide information about approaches in psychology, general theories and practical applications. Topics include memory, learning, stress, health psychology and social psychology.
Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 2 | ECTS: -
Basic knowledge in physics, vectors, one and move in two dimensions, the laws of motion, circular motion and Newton's laws, work and kinetic energy, potential energy and conservation of energy, linear momentum and collisions, static equilibrium and elasticity, the Universal Law of Gravity, temperature and heat, electricity Law, current and circuits, light spectrum, the nature of light, reflection and refraction, magnetic field, and propagation of sound waves.

Semester 2

Advanced Anatomy (FZTR102)

Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 3 | ECTS: -
This course studies urogenital system, endocrine system, cardiovascular system and nervous system structures theorically and practically.
Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -
In this course respiratory system, excretion system, digestive system, endocrine system and nervous system related with basic physiologic mechanisms are lectured.

Heat and Light-Hydrotherapy (FZTR115)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: -

Pathology (FZTR106)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -
Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -
Terminology related to normal movement and function, theories and models of development, movement development from fetal period to young adult period, motor control, motor learning and their models, the stages of development of other body systems related to movement are taught.

Ethics in Physiotherapy (FZTR120)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -
Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: -
COURSE DESCRIPTION ENGL172 is the second semester, first-year English language course offered to all students studying in a 4-year Turkish Medium Program. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to A1+, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This course introduces the students to the English language and aims to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in academic settings. .

Semester 3

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 3 | ECTS: -
The mechanisms effects of classical massage, its techniques, dosage, indications and contraindications, correct positioning and regional applications, the diseases for application and assessment methods. Connective Tissue Massage application methods and sports massage are instructed in details practically.

Electrotherapy - I (FZTR203)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 3 | ECTS: -
Introduction to electrotherapy, electrophysiology, low frequency currents’ characteristics and its principles, galvanic current, medical and surgical galvanisms, iontophoresis, electrodiagnosis, faradaic current, sinusoidal current, diadynamic, interferential current, Russian current, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, high-voltage pulsed galvanic stimulation, microcurrent and its effect mechanism, indications, contraindications, its dangers, maintenance, safety and hygiene are lectured in this course.
Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 3 | ECTS: -
The assessment methods of posture analysis, anthropometric measures, muscle shortness tests, flexibility, normal joint motions and muscle strength are lectured.

Internal Sciences (FZTR207)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -
The course’s content includes cardiology, pulmonary diseases, endocrine system, gastrointestinal system and renal problems, autoimmunity and rheumatic diseases.

Functional Neuroanatomy (FZTR217)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -

Biomechanics and Kinesiology - I (FZTR230)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: -

University Elective Course I (UE1)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -

Semester 4

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 3 | ECTS: -
Intervertebral stuctures physiology and mechanical defects, principals of manipulative therapy, direct and indirect manipulation techniques and sample therapy session protocols, Cyriax’ orthopedic manipulative therapy approaches, transvers friction massage, mobilization techniques and traction methods.
Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 3 | ECTS: -
Biofeedback, functional electrical stimulation, electromagnetism, electromagnetic areas, the procurement of high frequency current, short wave diathermy, intermittent electromagnetic energy, microwave diathermy, ultrasound, magnetotherapy, laser and this current’s effect mechanism, indications, contraindications, its dangers, maintenance, safety and hygienic conditions are included in the course.

Therapeutic Exercises (FZTR218)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 3 | ECTS: -
Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: -
Cardiovascular system and exercise, functional capacity evaluation, measurement of energy capacity, aerobic and anaerobic education, pulmonary system, musculoskeletal system and exercise, thermoregulation and exercise, underwater and high altitude physiology are included.

Surgical Sciences (FZTR214)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -
Heart and vessel system related general clinical knowledge and surgical approaches, pregnancy and physiological process after birth and problems that might follow and prevention methods and postoperative surgical complication are included in course content.

Biomechanics and Kinesiology - II (FZTR232)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: -

University Elective Course 2 (UE2)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -

Semester 5

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 3 | ECTS: -
Basic neurophysiologic approaches used in physiotherapy and rehabilitation, differences and application techniques, theoretic basics of application, methods of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), upper and lower extremity patterns, neck and upper body patterns, lower body patterns, reciprocal patterns, relaxation, proximal vital functions, functional activities are included in the content of course.
Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 3 | ECTS: -
The general principles of orthopedic rehabilitation, recovery after injury, rehabilitation approaches after trauma, the traumatic, infectious and degenerative pathologies of musculoskeletal system, collagen tissue diseases, all orthopedic diseases that require or not required surgery, late period physiotherapy rehabilitation approaches, bandage application and splinting techniques are examined.
Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 3 | ECTS: -
Neuromuscular system for children and learning about motor skills development characteristics’ chronological period, the neurological problems that effects natal and postnatal motor skills characteristics’ negatively, accurate assessment methods, the assessment of various development problems in childhood stage, physiotherapy and rehabilitation applications for cerebral paralysis, obstetric brachial plexus injuries and mental and motor retardation are examined.
Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 2 | ECTS: -
The definition of general performance and assessment methods, the principles and education of transfer activities, assessment of daily life activities and education, activity analysis and education, the occupational assessment and therapy for neurological diseases, sensation, perception and motor tests and education, cognitive assessment and rehabilitation, hand assessment and rehabilitation, the occupational assessment and therapy for pediatric diseases are included.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation (FZTR315)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 2 | ECTS: -

Orthotics and Rehabilitation (FZTR317)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 2 | ECTS: -

Area Elective I (AE01)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -
Credit: - | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): - | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -
Students will apply the knowledge they have gained throughout the programme. They will find them opportunity to use electrotherapeutic heat- light and hydrotherapy agents during 15 working days.

Semester 6

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 3 | ECTS: -
The pathophysiology and symptoms of stoke the assessment and treatment methods after stroke, theoretical and practical applications such as Brunnstrom, Bobath and Johnstone approaches.
Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 3 | ECTS: -
The infectious, vascular, traumatic, degenerative, idiopathic diseases of central and peripheral nervous system, special assessment for diseases, methods and different physiotherapy approaches are investigated theorically and practically.

Physiotherapy in Sports (FZTR306)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 2 | ECTS: -

Pharmacology (FZTR314)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -
Drugs and their classifications, active substances, mechanisms of action, dosage, bioavailability, side effects.

Protez ve Rehabilitasyonu (FZTR318)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 2 | ECTS: -

Kardiyak Rehabilitasyon (FZTR321)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 2 | ECTS: -

Biostatistics (MATE211)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: -
Credit: - | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): - | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -
It is carried out in 3 weeks in consultation with internship, institution and hospital physiotherapists and academic staff for the practical preparation of the students in institution and hospital physiotherapist.

Semester 7

Muskuloskeletal Rehabilitasyonda Klinik Çalışma - I (FZTR411)

Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 1 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 7 | ECTS: -

Clinical Practice in Neurologic and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation - I (FZTR413)

Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 1 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 7 | ECTS: -
Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -
Research planning, proper working and control groups in planning, access to information and data sources, research design, use of computer, measurement of variables.

University Elective Course (UE3)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -

Area Elective II (AE02)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -
Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -
Obstetrics and gynecological rehabilitation, geriatric rehabilitation, post-burn physiotherapy approaches, rehabilitation in post-traumatic stress syndrome, physiotherapy approaches in ear-nose-throat and skin problems, cancer rehabilitation, the role of physiotherapist in palliative care will be discussed.

Semester 8

Public Health (FZTR222)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -

Muskuloskeletal Rehabilitasyonda Klinik Çalışma - II (FZTR412)

Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 1 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 7 | ECTS: -

Clinical Practice in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - II (FZTR414)

Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 1 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 7 | ECTS: -

Atatürk İlkeleri ve İnkilap Tarihi (HIST280)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -

Turkish as a Second Language (TUSL181)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -

Area Elective III (AE03)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -

Area Elective IV (AE04)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -