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The Electrotherapy laboratory aims to facilitate the practical application of electrotherapy instruments used in hospitals during student internships as well as the practical reinforcement of theoretical knowledge described in the courses of the Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Undergraduate and Physiotherapy Associate Degree courses within the scope of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University The differences and application techniques of the instruments used in different patient groups using professional equipment, contributes to learning more effectively through practice. This laboratory provides the necessary education in the field of physiotherapy and rehabilitation and offers students the opportunity to learn electrotherapy methods and the use of devices. Through the use of physical agents (TENS, NMES, Laser, Ultrason, Infrared, Hotpack, Paraffin Boiler etc.) in the laboratory, students support the theoretical education they have reeived, becoming trained in the field by observing and using clinical applications in a laboratory environment. In addition, academics are also beneficial in terms of contributing by being able to provide a more practical training , and benefitting from academic work that is done.

Practice sessions are conducted for teaching healthy food preparation and cooking applications in conformance with food hygiene in the Principles of Nutrition Laboratory, one of the laboratories of Cyprus International University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics. There are all the devices and equipment necessary for practice in the laboratory. In this laboratory, consolidation of the theoretical background is provided, with certain practices for food groups taught in theoretical lectures. Thus, students are given the opportunity to learn the purpose of the practice, aim of the practice, observations about cooking, healthy cooking methods, and effect of the foods on the structure, appearance and nutrient status of meals. These subjects are discussed in detail at the end of the practice sessions. This laboratory is used for both undergraduate education and graduate theses and scientific research projects.

The anatomy laboratory is important for visual and practical reinforcement of the theoretical knowledge that is taught in the courses in the department of the Faculty of Health Sciences of our university, with a large model collection and various torso models. In addition, it provides support for acquiring theoretical and practical knowledge about the anatomical (movement, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, endocrine, urogenital and digestive systems) systems. Anatomical structures are used to learn the layout of the bones, joints, muscles, nerves, vessels, organs, and formations described in theoretical lessons and to make practical training more effective so as to provide a foundation of information with which students can graduate in a well equipped manner and can interpret in the clinical environment.

The physiotherapy laboratory is used in practice to reinforce theoretical knowledge in order to provide a better quality of education in all the applied courses of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Bachelor's Degree and Physiotherapy Associate Degree courses in the Faculty of Health Sciences, and to enable students to acquire and use all the materials used in patient evaluation and treatment. It is important that the content of the rehabilitation applications can be given in more detail during the internship in order to be able to explain the fundamental rehabilitation practices more effectively and to expand the application areas of the students. In addition to the applications for rehabilitation in the field of physiotherapy and rehabilitation, treatment for classical massage applications and the practices described in the courses of the Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Neurological Rehabilitation, and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation fields are performed. The Therapeutic Movement Laboratory was established with the aim of improving the knowledge and skills of the students about their professions, making necessary applications, learning the use of devices, and educating them to be knowledgeable and equipped physiotherapists.

Anesthesia is one of the indispensable elements of surgical science. Anesthesia technicians, who will be the assistants of anesthesiologists, should learn to prepare the surgical environment, to use the equipment, to be ready for the next operation, to fulfil the duties and responsibilities in the operating room, reanimation, and emergency services. In the light of the information they receive, they practice with advanced simulators and equipment in the laboratories. Skills gained by applied education are as follows: (a) Having enough knowledge about preparation of the operating room environment, personal protective equipment, sterilization, disinfection, and medical waste management, (b) Acceptance of the patient, taking the patient to the operating theatre according to surgical procedures and providing the necessary positioning, (c) Having sufficient knowledge about complications that may develop during surgery and the precautions necessary, (d) Being able to control and use the pre-inspections and operating status of the devices (anesthesia device, oxygen source, laryngoscope, aspirator device and emergency situation defibrillator) to be used before the patient's operation is undertaken, (e) To be able to monitor the patient with all parameters from the monitor during the surgical procedure, (f) Invasive procedures (peripheral catheter, CVP catheter, arterial catheter) to be applied to the patient and having knowledge of the material to be prepared and application skill, (g) Having patient knowledge, giving oxygen to the patient with a balloon valve mask, knowledge of the drugs given by infusion and injector pump, and application skills, (h) Applying CPR if the patient develops cardio-pulmonary arrest, (i) The ability to perform all physical assessments of the patient via a simulator device and being able to withdraw the patient's ECG in an emergency.

The Dialysis Application Laboratory is equipped with hemodialysis devices and technical equipment to international standards in order to educate dialysis technicians who can carry out the best dialysis services in line with the goals of continuous development and learning by following the latest developments in the professional knowledge and competence of the sector. Our students perform their related applications in the Dialysis Laboratory in order to contribute to pre-clinical information in accordance with the content of the theoretical courses in the presence of expert lecturers. Our students have the opportunity to perform patient follow-up procedures and to practice in the peritoneal device during removal and dialysis. When they graduate, they can step into professional working life as an experienced technician with the experience they have gained. With Applied Education, students gain the following capabilities: (a) Adequate knowledge of occupational safety, personal protective equipment, sterilization, disinfection, and medical waste management, (b) Information and practice on universal precautions to prevent blood-borne infections, (c) Necessary knowledge and skill about vascular access routes and vascular Access, (d) knowledge of the complications that patients may experience during dialysis and the ability to protect patients from those complications, (e) The ability to recognize and use materials used in laboratories, (f) Being liable for the dialysis machine for the first time, (g) Basic principles of water treatment, adequate knowledge and control about application methods, (h) The ability to recognize and use the Hemodialysis Device, (i) The ability to recognize and use dialysers, (j) The ability of the patient to perform follow-up procedures effectively on dialysis, (k) Preparing patients for Peritoneal Dialysis, (l) The ability to attach importance to human health and ethical values.

The Anthropometry laboratory is one of the laboratories at Cyprus International University Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, and in this laboratory various practices are carried out to understand the methods used to determine the nutritional status of different age groups. Taking circumference and diameter measurements, skinfold thickness measurements from different regions, and muscular force measurements according to specified methods and also evolution and practice skills of these measurements are provided to the students. Practices are carried out regarding the use of devices, with advanced properties to determine body composition and measurements. Basal metabolic rate, energy expenditure of exercise, assessment of daily energy expenditure measurements, and evaluation of lifestyle are performed with appropriate equipment and methods to determine the energy expenditure of the individual. This laboratory also provides service to graduate education, theses, and scientific research projects.

Our students are not only expected to increase their knowledge in theories of finance and accounting, but also to deepen their understanding of the inner workings of stock markets, currencies, commodities, bonds, and futures markets in the real world in this educational/research laboratory. In addition, most of our accounting and finance courses focus on practical application of knowledge and skills. Department staff see the necessity of improving and introducing modern teaching techniques that provide opportunities for students to follow the latest developments in the worldwide capital market. Therefore, the finance lab helps in achieving the following objectives: (a) Allowing students to observe life data, which helps them stay current on happenings in global markets; (b) Educating students about security finance and the financial services industry; (c) Providing students with realistic experience in analyzing stocks, commodities, options, currencies, bond markets, and futures markets; (d) Displaying rigorous portfolio management opportunities by composing their own portfolios using the real market experience in our virtual environment. As a result, the finance lab helps students become competitive and contributes to their employability in both the national and international job markets. Upon graduation, the students are able to confidently invest in the securities market and manage their funds carefully.

Students of this programme learn how to use the devices present in the operating room, namely all the surgical materials. They are trained as an operating room service technician who can be directly involved in all surgical teams and possess the knowledge and skills to assist surgeons during surgery. The skills gained through applied education are as follows: (1) Surgical handwashing techniques, sterile gown wearing/dressing and sterile glove wearing techniques, (2) Medical and surgical asepsis principles, (3) Behaving in accordance with critical area principles, (4) Knowing the pre-, intra-, and post-term preparation and care of the patient, (5) Making the surgery room ready for surgical operations in terms of materials and equipment, (6) Knowing the special sets used for all areas of surgery, including relevant cleaning and care, (7) Using the surgical table/apparatus and preparing them so that the surgeon benefits from the appropriate patient position, (8) Knowing how to control and use the operating room lamp, (9) Preparing the electrocautery device (monopolar and bipolar) during surgery, (10) The device and equipments used in the operating room (patient monitor, defibrillator, ECG device, surgical aspirator, pendaunt system, ... etc) are known and used, (11) assisting the surgical team during the operation, (12) Knowing instrument washing, packaging, and sterilization methods, (13) Knowing sterile storage, material storage, and other storage conditions, (13) Knowing and applying the principles of patient and employee safety in the operating room.

The odiometer laboratory, located in the vocational high school, has all the machines and hand tools necessary in the profession. The laboratory provides all the possibilities for students to gain and develop their professional skills. The machines available in the laboratory are divided into three main groups; automatic, semi-automatic, and manual. The current laboratory has all the equipment needed for hearing tests, pressure tests, and hearing aid application, as well as all the equipment to improve skills in this area. Audiometers and tympanometer devices used in audiometry are available, and all necessary training for the use of these devices are provided by our school to ensure that students are trained in techniques and purposes as well as technical skills.

Cyprus International University Health Sciences School of Nursing has two skill labs for students to acquire the necessary cognitive, emotional, and psychomotor skills and competencies during their education. The Nursing Laboratories are equipped with technological materials and manikins to bring them closer to the hospital environment. In the laboratory there are two simulated patients, one simulated pregnant model, and four manikins. There are six patient beds in the laboratories, where ten students can work simultaneously. At the same time, sixty students are able to practice. For each group working in the laboratory, there is medical equipment for basic human needs applications, different models, and equipment for invasive intervention. The laboratories are designed to provide the students with an environment in which they can apply nursing practices specific to body systems, such as hygienic care applications, oral and parenteral drug applications, and nutrition and excretion system applications. Students are able to apply all nursing practices to models in real-time before they encounter patients for clinical applications. The practice sessions are carried out on manikins under the supervision of instructors.

Materials, Geotechnical, Transportation, and Surveying laboratories serve Master’s students and society via the research carried out by students. The Civil Engineering Department has the following equipment for educational and research purposes: (a) A Construction Materials Laboratory: the latest technological equipment to find physical, mechanical, and durability properties of materials used in the construction industry, (b) A Soil Mechanics Laboratory: all required equipment to find physical and mechanical properties of soils, (c) Central Laboratory: equipment required to determine the chemical and mineralogical structure of composite materials, (d) Transportation Laboratory: equipment to determine abrasion resistance of aggregates, CBR tests, Marshall tests, Viscometer, and Compaction equipments. The most important devices included in the laboratories are; computer controlled steel tension and low frequency creep detection equipment, steel reinforcement and stirrup diameter detection equipment, a Concrete Tomograpy Laser and a three-dimensional Laser Scanning Device.

The Simulation laboratory, established within the Department of Industrial Engineering, was created with the aim of assisting our students in better understanding and applying their courses through various software support. This laboratory will be used in related courses (included in the curriculum of the department) mentioned below. The laboratory aims to enable students to use the required computer programmes during the preparation of projects for related courses. The following courses of Industrial Engineering Curriculum require the Simulation Laboratory: INDE 204 Probability and Computer Applications in IE, INDE221 Introduction to Modeling and Optimization, INDE321 Operations Research I, INDE322 Operations Research II, INDE 353 Systems Modelling and Simulation, INDE 352 Information Systems and Implementation, INDE 372 Production Systems and Technology, INDE 441 Facility Layout and Material Handling. The software installed in the laboratory to support the above mentioned courses are: LINDO, LINGO, SPSS, Minitab, MasterCam, Arena, AUTOCAD, MS Project, MS Access.

Microbiology, biology, clinical biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics, and parasitology course practicals are carried out in the Biology/Microscope Laboratories. Bioengineering and environmental engineering undergraduate and graduate students, pharmacy and health sciences faculty students and environmental sciences graduate students use these laboratories. These laboratories have the devices to carry out elementary and applied biology and microbiology experiments and clinical biochemistry experiments. In the microscope laboratory, there are 20 microscopes with cameras and 20 microscopes without cameras. Continuity of cultures of microorganisms can be achieved by using autoclave, incubators, safety cabinet and ovens in these laboratories. These microbial cultures can further be used for carrying out different bioprocesses. Isolation and identification studies are also carried out.

Microbiology, biology, clinical biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics, and parasitology course practicals are carried out in the Biology/Microscope Laboratories. Bioengineering and environmental engineering undergraduate and graduate students, pharmacy and health sciences faculty students and environmental sciences graduate students use these laboratories. These laboratories have the devices to carry out elementary and applied biology and microbiology experiments and clinical biochemistry experiments. In the microscope laboratory, there are 20 microscopes with cameras and 20 microscopes without cameras. Continuity of cultures of microorganisms can be achieved by using autoclave, incubators, safety cabinet and ovens in these laboratories. These microbial cultures can further be used for carrying out different bioprocesses. Isolation and identification studies are also carried out.

The Cyprus International University Chemistry Laboratories provide practical laboratory services to the freshman students of the Faculties of Engineering, Pharmacy, and Health Sciences. By providing these laboratory applications, the Chemistry laboratories contribute to the learning of basic principles and laboratory techniques at the introductory level to the undergraduate students. Apart from being foundation courses within the scope of the curricula of engineering, pharmacy, and health sciences faculties, they aim at the same time to reinforce the infrastructure of the scientific culture of CIU students. Being at the service of students from a variety of disciplines, the chemistry laboratories provide service under the CIU Arts and Human Sciences Department.

The devices in the Control and Robot laboratory involve programmable logic controllers, input-output units, an operating system, techniques used in programming, physical connections, communication interfaces, design methods, and industrial applications. Students are able to learn the elements used in control systems, the structures of programmable logic controllers, input-output units and operating systems through practice. In addition, the Arduino Uno Application Kit laboratory provides basic and advanced robot technology applications, such as digital input / output, analog digital converter, LED applications, 7 segment display, LCD, various sensor applications, PWM production, keypad, and motor drive. The Lego Mindstorms training kit, which is also part of the laboratory, includes lego technical bricks, a computer-controllable microprocessor, software with a graphical interface allowing easy programming of the microprocessor, sensors (sound, light, distance, and touch sensitive), and motors.

The communication training set in the Digital and Communication Systems laboratory consists of a main unit and thirteen application modules, designed to enable applications related to analog and digital communication. The working areas consist of modulation techniques, coding, and decoding techniques. Applications of the modulations consist of AM, SSB, FM, PM, PAM, PCM, PFM, PPM, DM, ASK, FSK, and PSK in the analog and digital sections. In the demodulation set and digital part, AM, SSB, FM, PM, PAM, PCM, PFM, PPM, DM, ASK, FSK, and PSK demodulation applications can be done. Also, students can apply the digital systems by using the digital electronic training sets in the laboratory. Among the digital electronics experiments, TTL logic gates applications, CMOS logic gates applications, NAND, NOR and XOR logic gates applications, digital adders-subtractors applications, decoders/demultiplexers and multiplexers applications, d-type & jk-type flip-flops applications, binary counter, ADC applications, and DAC applications take place.

There are two physics laboratories in our university, in which experiments related to the basic topics in physics are carried out. Most of the experimental sets are about mechanics and electricity. In the mechanics laboratory, the experimental sets are about motion, springs, pendulums, and Newton’s law. In the electricity laboratory, the experimental sets are about Ohm’s law, parallel and series connections, Kirchhoff rules, and magnetism. The students of General Physics I and General Physics II do six experiments respectively each semester. Experimental groups of 2-3 students are organized. There are two laboratory manuals for General Physics I and General Physics II students. Students are required to study the experiments from the manuals provided before coming to the laboratories. Students are also required to repeat the experiments until they get reasonable results. They have to submit the experiment reports at the end of the experiments.

This laboratory is used for work and time study purposes. It is constructed as an ergonomy laboratory, so as to render possible the laboratory applications related with human factors, human and work safety, work study methods, hygiene, etc. Within the scope of this laboratory are the compulsory departmental courses INDE 313 - Work Study and INDE 314 - Human Factors Engineering, in addition to graduation projects and other related elective courses of the students. With the help of the mounting table purchased for the laboratory to enhance the “work study” projects, students are enabled to visualize and see the mounting tables adopted at industrial plants at the laboratory scale and to carry out relevant studies. As a result of this, it has become possible to apply work study principles and to develop more effective techniques. With the stationery bicycle and treadmill present in this laboratory, it is also possible to execute effort tests. At the same time, theis equipment can be used in line with the equipment present, such as the COSMED Fitmate PRO gas analyzer and NORAXON EMG equipment, with students being able to collect and analyze respiration data and muscular movements.

Last updated: 14-08-2018