School of Health Sciences


About the Department

Graduates of the Anaesthesia Program, which will be carried out within the School of Health services, undertake the responsibilities of assisting the anaesthetist in the application of anaesthesia which is an indispensable element of the surgeries. Also preparing the operation place, using the equipment, maintaining and keeping the equipment ready for the next operation, working in the operating room, reanimation and emergency room are the duties of the anaesthetist. They need to have the competencies in the field of medicine to follow the innovations and reflect them to their working area.

Educational Opportunities

In order to graduate from the Anesthesia Associate Degree Program, it is necessary to successfully complete all the courses in the 4-semester program which corresponds to a total of 120 ECTS and to have at least 2.00 academic average out of 4.

Besides; 2 summer internship and in the last two semesters; Anesthesia and Reanimation I and Anesthesia and Reanimation II clinical practice programs and must be completed.

Summer internships will be held in public or private health institutions where anesthesia studies are available in TRNC or TC. The faculty members/staff will support the students to find suitable internship institutions.

The second-year fall and spring semesters clinical practices will be held in Famagusta, Nicosia or Kyrenia State Hospitals within the framework of the protocol signed between the Cyprus West University and TRNC Ministry of Health.

Career areas

Anesthesia Program graduates can work in the state, university and private hospital’s operating room, emergency room, reanimation service, and algology rooms, also in the operating rooms and emergency services of private medical centers and IVF Treatment Centres. Graduates work as an anaesthesiologist in public and private health institutions and organizations.

They can easily find jobs in all kinds of health institutions for instance; public hospitals, private hospitals, maternity hospitals, university hospitals, private clinics. In parallel with the development of surgical treatment methods, the need for professional staff is increasing.