ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the Aged Care Associate Degree Program is to train health technicians who can contribute to the improvement of social, mental and physical conditions of elderly individuals.
VISION: To train professional personnel who are trained in the best conditions in the field of the health sector and equipped with knowing the requirements of the profession and to provide better quality of health services.
MISSION: During the two-year education, theoretical knowledge and application vocabulary will be created and developed in Elderly Care applications, technical information about the devices used in Elderly Care Hospitals and Nursing Homes will be given and experience in Elderly Care will be gained.
PROGRAM LANGUAGE: It is Turkish.
PROGRAM APPROVAL: YÖDAK and YÖK
The duration of the Aged Care program is two years.
Students who complete the 2-year education period are given the title of “Elderly Care Technician”.
The program provides 100%, 75%, 50%, 25% and 20% scholarships. Scholarships change periodically.
The main courses and applications of the program are given by the medical doctor and faculty members experienced in their field.
In the program, applications are carried out in Bulent Ecevit Rehabilitation Center and in Public and Private Elderly Care Houses.
The required internship period for graduation is 30 working days in total.
Students can make their internship in the Ministry of Health of Turkey and the TRNC Ministry of Health and Aged Care Aged Care Hospital Center.
In the Elderly Care Associate Program, it provides equipment that can contribute to the improvement of the social, mental and physical conditions of elderly individuals, as well as to enable elderly and needy individuals to hug life, to be free from future anxiety, to productively use their spare time, to be sensitive and protective against their own body and living spaces, and Aged Care Technician is trained.
Both Cyprus, both in the health sector in Turkey is expected to increase in the coming years the need for students to have graduated from this program.
Elderly Care Associate Degree Program students are expected to come from the TRNC and Turkey. TRNC when it should be taken into account both the need for qualified people in the field of health problem in Turkey is not expected in the continuity of student resources.
ACCEPTANCE AND REGISTRATION CONDITIONS:
Within the framework of the regulations determined by the Council of Higher Education (YÖK), student admission to this program is done through the examination system conducted by the Measurement Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). Student registration procedures are carried out within the framework of the principles set by the Measurement, Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). The Rector's Office announces the enrollment dates of the candidates who will register to the university each year, by determining the required documents and registration places according to the units. Registration procedures are carried out by the Registrar's Office. Final registration is not possible with missing documents or mail. If it is understood that it was registered by mistake, the records are deleted.
In order to graduate from American University of Cyprus, Vocational School of Health Care Elderly Associate Degree Program, the student must have completed all the courses in the program, minimum Local credit: 91, ECTS: 124. The required internship period for graduation is 30 working days in total.
TRANSITION TO THE UPPER STAGE:
Through DGS, candidates can earn the right to transfer from the 2-year Aged Care Associate to 4-year departments. These sections are:
2-Nursing and Health Services,
3-Nutrition and Dietetics,
4-Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation,
who have graduated from the program, particularly in the TRNC and Turkey, Social Services and Child Protection Agency, the execution of aged care services, municipalities, hospitals, non-governmental organizations and conducted in private institutions; nursing homes, elderly nursing homes, elderly practices in health units, home care services etc. will be able to work in units under the supervision of a specialist. Units such as the dormitory or the day care center for the elderly who can form the application area of the aged care program in the TRNC are not yet at the targeted level. It is considered that these units and fields of business that will be opened or developed in the future can be chosen as a business field by the graduates of this program to be opened within the American University of Cyprus. Moreover, the employment of graduates will contribute to closing the gap in elderly care and home care, both locally and nationwide.