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Occupational Health and Safety

About the Program

The aim of this program is to train occupational safety specialists who serve in the field of occupational health and safety, who have the competencies and experience for using restricted resources such as machines and energy in the process of making organizations attain their objectives. In addition to this, tomorrow’s occupational safety specialists are expected to engage in studies that raise the health status and capacity of workers, with the help of the theoretical and practical knowledge gained in this program. Certain problems have emerged in the workplace concerning the health and safety of workers in parallel with industrialization and technological advances. The need for efficiency in the workplace increases the importance of occupational health and safety. The scientific approach to these problems is the major rationale nehind this field.


Educational Opportunities

A strong staff has been prepared for this program academically and clinically. Students in this program can perform sector-specific safety risk assessment, define basic steps, can perform walk-through surveys, define hazardous factors and dangers in the workplace, assess the environment, assess the health status of the worker, develop a protection strategy in the workplace, can assess the existent health and safety measures in a workplace and build disaster and emergency plans. This program is in collaboration with departments such as medicine, electrical and electronic engineering, physics, civil engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, industrial engineering and law faculties. The students, through their 4-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 workplace, practical courses and occupational practice will be carried out according to the principles and regulations of The Higher Education Council (YÖK).


Career Areas

The students who successfully complete this program gain a bachelor’s degree and the title “Occupational Health and safety Specialist”. Our graduates are specialists who have knowledge, skills and competency in the protection of the health of workers, diminishing occupational diseases and occupational accidents. They can be employed in every institution, organization and business, trade centers, multistorey buildings, universities and campus-style schools, shopping malls and social centers, fire houses, civil defense and similar emergency institutions as occupational health and safety specialists. Their probability of employment is high because this profession is a necessity in almost any kind of workplace. After obtaining the undergraduate degree, they can continue their education with masters and Phd degrees.



School of Health Sciences

Çevik Uraz Center, A206

99258 Lefkoşa/Kuzey Kıbrıs

Mersin 10, Turkey 

Tel: +90 392 671 1111 (dahili 2251)

Faks: +90 392 671 1139

School E-mail: secretary-vhs@ciu.edu.tr 

Head of the Department E-mail: fgokdogan@ciu.edu.tr 


Last updated: 21-11-2018