Health and diseases are multidimensional phenomena. Training of health professionals, who will look at people and health from different perspectives and serve in this direction is essential for the provision of quality health services. Nowadays, the range of healthcare professionals has expanded considerably.
Our Faculty of Health Sciences, which started education with the opening of SANKO University in 2014-2015 academic year, has 3 departments, each focusing on different aspects of human health. These are; Nutrition and Dietetics, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation and Nursing.
In every department of our faculty, theoretical and practical courses related to that profession are given. In addition to the vocational courses, our education program includes courses in the fields of basic sciences and social sciences. Hippocrates’ “First, do no harm.” principle has been adopted in students’ professional skills training. In this direction, students develop their professional skills on models and simulators in the skill laboratories of each department within the faculty before starting their field application in hospital etc. Applications of vocational courses are carried out in hospitals, other public and private institutions under the supervision and guidance of trainers.
Our faculty produced its first graduates at the end of 2017-2018 academic year. While experiencing the happiness and excitement of producing our second graduates this year, it is expected that our graduates will be young and dynamic manpower who touches wisdom, can improve themselves and make patient-centered practices in their fields. I wish our graduates success on this path.
Graduates of the faculties of our faculty can work in all kinds of health institutions in the state and private sector. At the same time, they can do master and doctorate in universities and continue their academic careers and become associate professors and professors. There are currently two separate Master’s Thesis Programs for the departments of our faculty within the Institute of Postgraduate Education at SANKO University. These are “Nursing” and “Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation” programs. Many students continue their education in both programs. Our efforts are going on for the opening of the Master’s Thesis Program for the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics. It is planned to open doctoral programs in the near future.
I would like to express my gratitude to the Board of Trustees of SANKO University, to our honorable Rector and to all senior management and to the academic and administrative staff of our faculty for supporting us in our educational journey.
Prof. Dr. Türkan PASİNLİOĞLU