Vocational School of Health Sciences, Cyprus International University started education in 2012-2013 academic year by taking students to Associate Degree programs at Medical Documentation Secretariat (2012-2013); Physiotherapy, Pharmacy Services (2013-2014); Anaesthesia with Medical Imaging Techniques (2014-2015); Dialysis, Occupational Health and Safety, First Aid and Emergency (2015-2016); Audiometry with Operating Room Services (2016-2017).
In the forthcoming semesters, the Faculty and Schools of Health Sciences will continue to develop and grow together with the increase of new departments / programs, which will have priority in health care services, and the number of students.
In line with the aims of the university; vocational school provides healthy / sick individuals, families and community preventive, curative and rehabilitative health services at national and international level; take a role of educator, practitioner, manager, researcher; in addition to do scientific studies for the development of the community and the profession, train a health care personnel that has qualifications such as good communicator, critical thinker, problem identifier and solver, user of scientific technology to do scientific work for community and professional development.
Vocational School aims to provide education and do research at international and national level, which has a strong institutional culture and strong identity and a qualified expert school members in their field and which combines science and community service, which has a privileged place in health sciences, uses technology in health field and educates graduates preferred by health institutions that can perform health duties successfully everywhere in the world.
At our campus in Haspolat / Nicosia we have offices and laboratories at Vocational School of Health Sciences. Theoretical knowledge and technical skills of the students are developed by well-known faculty members in the field before going to actual application areas such as hospitals. There are First and Emergency Aid, Dialysis, Anaesthesia, Operating Room Services Audiometry laboratories in our Vocational School. In these laboratories, students’ skills are developed with simulators, models, tools and equipment. Our students reinforce their knowledge and skills in advanced hospitals and practice areas during summer internships. Training and implementation opportunities are provided within the framework of bilateral agreements the CIU has made with universities abroad. Opportunities are created for our students to work in partnership with Civil Society Organizations. Accreditation studies have also begun in departments where there are graduate departments. Students can take part in activities during their education in our faculty Health Club and other student communities. Our students have the opportunity to participate in various scientific, social and cultural events at national and international level, such as various meetings, workshops, conferences, symposiums organized by our students and other departments for individual development.