School of Health Sciences

First and Emergency Aid

About the Department

First and Emergency Aid Associate Degree Program is carried out within the  School of Health Services. First and emergency technicians can work public or private hospitals, emergency aid, and patient transport ambulances, as well as; health personnel in workplaces such as universities, factories, hotels, and hospital emergency services. Also, first and emergency technicians works as call reception personnel in command and control centers. These personnel can work as ambulance drivers when its necessary (after safe driving training).

Educational Opportunities

In order to graduate from the First and Emergency Aid Associate Degree Program, it is necessary to successfully complete all courses in the 4-semester program which corresponds to a total of 120 ECTS and to have an academic average of at least 2.00 out of 4.  Besides; As stated in the curriculum, after the successful completion of 60 ECTS, 1 Summer Internship (30 working days) and Clinical Practice I and II programs are required to be completed in the last two semesters.

Summer internships will be held in public or private health institutions where first and emergency aid activities are available in TRNC or TC. The faculty members/staff will support the students to find out suitable internship institutions.

In the second year’s fall and spring semesters, Clinical Practice programs will be held in Famagusta, Nicosia or Kyrenia State Hospitals. These practices will be carried out in close monitoring of the responsible instructor and in close cooperation and communication with the relevant hospital doctors and health technicians.

Career areas

Graduates of this program, as First and Emergency Aid Technician can work in public or private hospitals, emergency and ambulance services, as well as universities, factories, hotels emergency aid units. According to the Turkey Employment Institution year of 2015, 1st Semester Labour Market report, this occupation is among the most occupied jobs in the field of health and expecting an increase in employment in the coming years.