About the Program

The aim of the program is to train technical health professionals who handle the machinery used in hospitals, laboratories and clinics and who carry out various medical analyses in medical instiutions. Within this program, technicians who know basic laboratory techniques well and who can use modern technology in all units in various laboratories (biochemistry, hematology, microbiology, blood bank, endocrynology) are trained. With the growing importance of quality and accreditation in health care and with the increase in hospital numbers, the need for qualified medical staff has increased. Our students can rise to higher statute if they do minor from other departments and improve thmeselves.

Educational Opportunities

A strong staff has been prepared for this program both academically and clinically. Students who are in this department with theoretical and practical training provided by the strong staff in scope of the Medical Laboratory Technician Program will be able to carry out the preliminary check of test equipments, to prepare the samples for analysis, to prepare the chemical solutions and physical conditions for analysing solid or liquid samples, to use laboratory equpiment to perform requested anaylses, to record and report test or experiment results and to assist the studies of researchers using the laboratory. The students, through their 2-years education, are trained by lecturers competent in their fields and they gain the knowledge and skills for their profession from the must reliable sources. The education in the clinic, practical courses and clinical practice will be carried out according to the principles and regulations of The Higher Education Council (YÖK).

Career Areas

Medical Laboratory Technician is the personnel who carries out the medical analaysis about the medical condition of the patient, in diagnostic laboratories in medical institutions, as requested by the doctor. Those who complete their education get the diploma of “Medical Laboratory Techniques Associate Degree” and gain the title “Medical Laboratory Techniques Technician”. Our graduates can be employed in hospitals, faculties of medicine, private analysis laboratories, research centers of other health institutions, hygiene instiutions and food industry. They are also employed in various medical research & development centers. Both public and private hospitals significantly need medical laboratory technicians and their possiblity of employment is high. With DGS, medical laboratory technicians can continue their education in undergraduate programs such as biology, molecular biology and genetics, biotechnology, biotechnology and molecular biology, genetics and bioinformatics, genetics and bioengineering, bioengineering, nursing, nursing and health services.


Cyprus International University
Vocational School of Health Sciences
Çevik Uraz Center, CU206
99258 Nicosia/TRNC
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension:2251
School E-mail: secretary-vhs@ciu.edu.tr
Director E-mail: fgokdogan@ciu.edu.tr


2 years