The Medical School is housed in modern new facilities featuring the latest technology, including state-of-the-art anatomy centre and clinical skills laboratories. Students benefit from a Gross Anatomy Laboratory, a Clinical Skills Laboratory, readily available resources for Histology and Histopathology, a Human Performance Lab, a number of Microbiology/ Molecular Biology Labs, Human Nutrition Labs and Physiotherapy Labs.
Human cadavers are used to teach anatomy because we believe this adds value to our students’ medical education. We also have a very large collection of realistic anatomy models, bones, clinically-orientated anatomy guides, a video projector screen and sound system for educational and training videos, and other useful teaching aids such as anatomy atlases and dissecting guides. Anatomy teaching comprises small-group learning that is facilitated by anatomy demonstrators who help the students connect clinically relevant topics with anatomical structures. This method encourages a deep approach to learning anatomy that the students will carry with them throughout their careers. In addition, the adjacent histology laboratory has been equipped with the necessary resources that support a small-group learning model. The University of Nicosia Medical School is an established examination centre for the Royal College of Surgeons of England. This offers an advantage for our alumni who wish to advance their surgical careers.
Clinical Skills Laboratory
The clinical skills laboratory is another place where students learn in small groups. During clinical skills sessions, students work with realistic models and manikins, as well as both simulated and real patients. They develop bedside communication techniques that will enhance the students’ abilities and clinical knowledge as they evolve into the doctors of tomorrow. The teaching is structured in a way that allows medical students to build their clinical knowledge and skills as they progress to examining real patients during their clinical placements.
The University of Nicosia Health Library, which comprises titles in the basic sciences and clinical medicine, is part of the University of Nicosia’s Library Information Gateway. This gateway provides access to an integrated library system whose resources can be accessed by users both on and off campus. The library provides electronic access to an extensive collection of medical databases, e-books and journals.