The Faculty of Health Sciences, Cyprus International University, started providing education in the 2012-2013 academic year, accepting students into the Nutrition and Dietetics and Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Departments. In our faculty, the Department of Nursing (2014-2015), Social Work (2015-2016) and Social Services (2016-2017) were opened respectively with YÖK and YÖDAK approval. In the forthcoming semesters, the Faculty and Schools of Health Sciences will continue to develop and grow together with an increase in new departments/programmes which will have priority in health care services and in the number of students.
In line with the aims of the university, the Faculty provides healthy/sick individuals, families, and the community preventive, curative, and rehabilitative health services at the national and international level, taking the role of educator, practitioner, manager, and researcher, in addition to doing scientific studies for the development of the community and the profession, training health care personnel that have qualifications such as being a good communicator, a critical thinker, and a problem identifier and solver, user of scientific technology for scientific work for the community and professional development. The Faculty aims to provide education and do research at the international and national level, having a strong institutional culture and strong identity and qualified expert faculty members in their field and which combine science and community service, with a privileged place in health sciences, the use of technology in the health field and educating graduates who are preferred by health institutions and can perform health duties successfully everywhere in the world.
At our campus in Nicosia we have offices and laboratories in the same building as the School of Health Sciences and the Vocational School of Health Sciences. The theoretical knowledge and technical skills of the students are developed by well-known faculty members before going to actual application areas such as hospitals. There are Nursing, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Nutrition, and Anthropometry laboratories in our faculty. 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 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 graduates. 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 the national and international level, such as various meetings, workshops, conferences, and symposiums organized by our students and other departments for individual development.