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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.

Departmental Facilities

Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation (DA Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation English Program) started education in 2016-2017.

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 * Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
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 SBF C 116 3023
Prof. Dr. YAŞAR GÜL BALTACI * Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Prof. Dr. YAVUZ YAKUT * Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Assoc. Prof. Dr. BERKİYE KIRMIZIGİL Chair Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 132 1124
Assoc. Prof. Dr. ENDER ANGIN EREN Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation 1080
Assoc. Prof. Dr. GÖZDE İYİGÜN Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 127 3011
Assoc. Prof. Dr. YASİN YURT Vice Dean,
Assist. Director
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 138 - 236 1427- 2448 - 3072
Assist. Prof. Dr. İLKER YATAR Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 233 1426
Assist. Prof. Dr. LEVENT EKER Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 233 1426
Assist. Prof. Dr. ÖZDE DEPRELİ Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 228A 3913
Assist. Prof. Dr. SEVİM ÖKSÜZ Vice Chair Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 130 2473
Assist. Prof. Dr. ÜNAL DEĞER Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 228A 3913
Assist. Prof. Dr. ZEHRA GÜÇHAN Faculty Member Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SBF 232 2496
* : Indicated academic staff member delivering the course is employed at another university.

Part-time Academic Staff

Name SurnameDutyDepartmentOfficeTel
Dr. ECE MANİ TANSU Senior Instructor Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Sr. Instr. GÖKTUĞ ER Senior Instructor Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Anatomy Laboratory-1

Anatomy Laboratory-2

Electro Therapy Laboratory

Cardio Pulmonary Laboratory

Neurological Rehabilitation Unit

Therapeutic Movements Laboratory

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