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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
Assist. Prof. Dr. ENDER ANGIN

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 3939
Fax: +90 392 630 3940
E-mail: sbf@emu.edu.tr

Academic Staff

Name SurnameDutyDepartmentOfficeE-Mail
Prof. Dr. AHMET TURAN IŞIK * Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation ahmet.isik@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. CEMİL YILDIZ * Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Prof. Dr. EMİNE HANDAN TÜZÜN Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 235 handan.tuzun@gmail.com
Prof. Dr. İNCİ AKARCALI YÜKSEL * Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation inci.akarcali@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. MEHMET REFİK MAS * Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation refik.mas@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. MEHMET YAKUP TUNA * Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation mehmet.tuna@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. MEHTAP MALKOÇ Dean,
Director
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Dekanlık mehtap.malkoc@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. METE EDİZER * Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Prof. Dr. NİHAL GELECEK * Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation nihal.gelecek@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. NURAY KIRDI * Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation nuray.kirdi@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. YAŞAR GÜL BALTACI * Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation gul.baltaci@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. ZEKİ GÖKÇİL * Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation zeki.gokcil@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. ZEKİ KARAGÜLLE * Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation zeki.karagulle@emu.edu.tr
Assoc. Prof. Dr. GÖKŞİN NİLÜFER YONGUÇ * Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation goksin.yonguc@emu.edu.tr
Assoc. Prof. Dr. HAMİT SELİM KARABEKİR * Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation hamit.karabekir@emu.edu.tr
Assoc. Prof. Dr. NERMİN NÜKET GÖÇMEN MAS * Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation nukhet.mas@emu.edu.tr
Assoc. Prof. Dr. YEŞİM ŞENGÜL * Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Assist. Prof. Dr. BERKİYE KIRMIZIGİL Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 129 berkiye.kirmizigil@emu.edu.tr
Assist. Prof. Dr. ENDER ANGIN Chair Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 130 - 134 ender.angin@emu.edu.tr
Assist. Prof. Dr. GÖZDE İYİGÜN Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 127 gozde.iyigun@emu.edu.tr
Assist. Prof. Dr. LEVENT EKER Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 233 levent.eker@emu.edu.tr
Assist. Prof. Dr. YASİN YURT Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 236 yasin.yurt@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. İLKER YATAR Senior Instructor Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 233 ilker.yatar@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. ÖZDE DEPRELİ Senior Instructor Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation ozde.depreli@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. SEVİM ÖKSÜZ Senior Instructor Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 237 sevim.oksuz@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. ÜNAL DEĞER Senior Instructor Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 232 unal.deger@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. ZEHRA GÜÇHAN Senior Instructor Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 232 zehra.guchan@emu.edu.tr
* : Indicated academic staff member delivering the course is employed at another university.

Part-time Academic Staff

Name SurnameDutyDepartmentOfficeE-Mail
Dr. A. BÜLENT SEZGİN Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation bulent.sezgin@emu.edu.tr
Dr. AYŞEGÜL BARIŞ Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 230 aysegul.baris@emu.edu.tr
Dr. BARIŞ PEKER Specialist Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation baris.peker@emu.edu.tr
Dr. HÜSEYİN ÖZKOÇ Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation huseyin.ozkoc@emu.edu.tr
Dr. HÜSNÜ KOŞUCU Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation husnu.kosucu@emu.edu.tr
Dr. MEHMET İNAN Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation mehmet.inan@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. HÜLYA ÖZBEŞER Senior Instructor Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation hulya.ozbeser@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. KEMAL OKTA Senior Instructor Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 229 kemal.okta@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. ZERRİN GÜNEŞ Senior Instructor Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation zerrin.gunes@emu.edu.tr
Instr. GİZEM DEVAŞAN Instructor Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 229 gizem.devasan@emu.edu.tr
Degree
B.S.
Duration (Years)
4
Medium of Instruction
Turkish

Curriculum

Course Code Course Title Semester Credit Lecture Hour (hrs/week) Lab (hrs/week) Tutorial (hrs/week) ECTS
Semester 1
FZTR101 Anatomy 1 4 3 3 -
FZTR103 Physiology 1 3 3 - -
FIZK109 Fundamentals of Physics
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.
1 3 3 - -
FZTR105 Heat and Light 1 3 3 - -
FZTR107 Normal Motor Development 1 2 2 - -
ENGL171 English - I
ENGL171 (Elementary) is a 1st semester 1st year English Language course. It aims to develop all four skills. By the end of this course, students are expected to improve the level of their English to A1. Contact hours are 4 hours per week. The course is for Turkish Medium Programs.
1 3 3 1 -
BESD103 Introduction to Nutrition 1 2 2 - -
Semester 2
FZTR102 Advanced Anatomy 2 4 3 3 -
FZTR104 Advanced Physiology 2 3 3 - -
FZTR108 Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Ethics 2 2 2 - -
ENGL172 English - II
ENGL172 (Elementary) is a 2nd semester 1st year English Language course. It aims to further develop all four skills. By the end of this course, students are expected to further improve the level of their English to high A1. Contact hours are 4 hours per week. The course is for Turkish Medium Programs.
2 3 3 1 -
FZTR110 General Microbiology 2 3 2 2 -
FZTR106 Pathology 2 2 2 - -
PSYC111 Science of Physcology
This course is designed to introduce the students about the psychological approaches, theories and applications. The topics which will be covered; Research methods in Psychology, learning, memory, motivation, emotions, stress, health psychology and social psychology
2 2 2 2 -
Semester 3
FZTR201 Manupulative Treatment - I 3 3 2 3 -
FZTR203 Electrotherapy - I 3 3 2 3 -
FZTR205 Measurement and Evaluation in Physiotherapy 3 3 2 3 -
FZTR207 Internal Sciences 3 2 2 - -
FZTR209 Biomechanics 3 2 2 1 -
FZTR211 Functional Neuroanatomy 3 3 2 3 -
FZTR213 Epidemiology 3 2 2 - -
FZTR222 Public Health 3 2 2 - -
Semester 4
FZTR202 Manipulative Treatment - II 4 3 2 3 -
FZTR204 Electrotherapy - II 4 3 2 3 -
FZTR210 Principles of Treatment Exercises 4 4 3 3 -
FZTR212 Exercises Physiology 4 2 2 1 -
FZTR214 Surgical Sciences 4 2 2 - -
UE1 University Elective Course I
The elective courses offered this semester are listed below. For a complete list of elective courses, please check the department website.
  • FZTR116 - Sustainable Healthy Life
  • FZTR114 - Health and Sports
4 3 3 - -
ITEC115 Introduction to Computers
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. Students document on the computer using office programs, spreadsheets, and presentations that are necessary to prepare is to provide basic knowledge and skills.
4 3 2 2 -
Semester 5
FZTR216 Summer Internship - I 5 No-Credit - - -
FZTR301 Neurophysiologic Approaches - I 5 3 2 3 -
FZTR303 Kinesiology - I 5 2 2 1 -
FZTR305 Orthopedic Rehabilitation 5 3 2 3 -
FZTR307 Pediatric Rehabilitation 5 3 2 3 -
FZTR311 Prosthetics and Orthotics Rehabilitation 5 3 2 3 -
FZTR313 Hearing and Speech Treatment 5 2 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.
  • FZTR328 - Internal Medicine Physiotherapy
  • FZTR330 - Design in Rehabilitation
  • FZTR427 - Game for Children with Special Needs
  • FZTR143 - Basic Health Economics
  • FZTR262 - Basic Public Health
  • FZTR160 - Communication in Health Centers
  • FZTR223 - Health Concepts and Terminology
  • FZTR153 - Introduction to Microbiology
  • FZTR326 - Occupational Health and Worker Safety
  • FZTR263 - Introduction to Epidemiology
  • FZTR152 - Introduction to Physiology
  • FZTR323 - Health Economics
  • FZTR206 - Medical Documentation
  • FZTR145 - Basic Occupational Healt and Work Safety
  • FZTR426 - Physiotherapy in Women Health
5 3 3 - -
FZTR309 Physiotherapy in Sports 5 2 2 - -
Semester 6
FZTR302 Neurophysiologic Approaches - II 6 3 2 3 -
FZTR304 Kinesiology - II 6 2 2 1 -
FZTR308 Neurologic Rehabilitation 6 3 2 3 -
FZTR310 Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation 6 3 2 3 -
FZTR312 Occupational Therapy 6 3 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.
  • FZTR328 - Internal Medicine Physiotherapy
  • FZTR330 - Design in Rehabilitation
  • FZTR427 - Game for Children with Special Needs
  • FZTR143 - Basic Health Economics
  • FZTR262 - Basic Public Health
  • FZTR160 - Communication in Health Centers
  • FZTR223 - Health Concepts and Terminology
  • FZTR153 - Introduction to Microbiology
  • FZTR326 - Occupational Health and Worker Safety
  • FZTR263 - Introduction to Epidemiology
  • FZTR152 - Introduction to Physiology
  • FZTR323 - Health Economics
  • FZTR206 - Medical Documentation
  • FZTR145 - Basic Occupational Healt and Work Safety
  • FZTR426 - Physiotherapy in Women Health
6 3 3 - -
FZTR314 Pharmacology 6 2 2 - -
Semester 7
FZTR401 Clinical Trials - I 7 2 2 - -
FZTR403 Research Methods in Health Sciences 7 3 3 - -
FZTR405 Problem Solving in Clinical Physiotherapy - I 7 2 2 - -
FZTR407 Special Themes in Physiotherapy 7 2 2 - -
UE2 University Elective Course 2
The elective courses offered this semester are listed below. For a complete list of elective courses, please check the department website.
  • FZTR116 - Sustainable Healthy Life
  • FZTR114 - Health and Sports
7 3 3 - -
FZTR316 Summer Internship - II 7 No-Credit - - -
MATE211 Biostatistics 7 2 2 1 -
Semester 8
FZTR402 Clinical Trial - II 8 2 2 - -
FZTR406 Problem Solving in Clinical Physiotherapy - II 8 2 2 - -
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.
  • FZTR328 - Internal Medicine Physiotherapy
  • FZTR330 - Design in Rehabilitation
  • FZTR427 - Game for Children with Special Needs
  • FZTR143 - Basic Health Economics
  • FZTR262 - Basic Public Health
  • FZTR160 - Communication in Health Centers
  • FZTR223 - Health Concepts and Terminology
  • FZTR153 - Introduction to Microbiology
  • FZTR326 - Occupational Health and Worker Safety
  • FZTR263 - Introduction to Epidemiology
  • FZTR152 - Introduction to Physiology
  • FZTR323 - Health Economics
  • FZTR206 - Medical Documentation
  • FZTR145 - Basic Occupational Healt and Work Safety
  • FZTR426 - Physiotherapy in Women Health
8 3 3 - -
UE3 University Elective Course
The elective courses offered this semester are listed below. For a complete list of elective courses, please check the department website.
  • FZTR116 - Sustainable Healthy Life
  • FZTR114 - Health and Sports
8 3 3 - -
HIST280 Atatürk's Principles and History of Turkish Reforms 8 2 2 - -
TUSL181 Turkish as a Second Language 8 2 2 - -
AE04 Area Elective - IV
The elective courses offered this semester are listed below. For a complete list of elective courses, please check the department website.
  • FZTR328 - Internal Medicine Physiotherapy
  • FZTR330 - Design in Rehabilitation
  • FZTR427 - Game for Children with Special Needs
  • FZTR143 - Basic Health Economics
  • FZTR262 - Basic Public Health
  • FZTR160 - Communication in Health Centers
  • FZTR223 - Health Concepts and Terminology
  • FZTR153 - Introduction to Microbiology
  • FZTR326 - Occupational Health and Worker Safety
  • FZTR263 - Introduction to Epidemiology
  • FZTR152 - Introduction to Physiology
  • FZTR323 - Health Economics
  • FZTR206 - Medical Documentation
  • FZTR145 - Basic Occupational Healt and Work Safety
  • FZTR426 - Physiotherapy in Women Health
8 3 3 - -