Vocational School of Health Services was established with the letter of Higher Education Council dated 03.06.1985 and started education on Görükle Campus with the Nursing, Medical Laboratory and Radiology programs on 07.10.1985 in the 1985-1986 academic year

Medical Documentation and Secretarial Program was opened in 1990-1991 academic year, Midwifery in 1992-1993 and Anesthesia Technicianship in 2001-2002.

The two-year Nursing and Midwifery associate degree programs were closed since these departments were opened at undergraduate level at Uludağ University School of Health in 1997-1998 academic year which was established within the scope of the protocol signed between Higher Education Council and Ministry of Health on 22.11.1996 in accordance with the cabinet decision no 96/8655 on the establishment of Schools of Health in some universities published on the Official Gazette no 22805 dated 02.11.1996.

Vocational School of Health Services, established for the training of assistant health staff to meet the demand for health personnel, trains skilled and equipped health technicians based on the country conditions and awards its graduates associate degrees. Aside from our own classrooms, the students take applied courses at the Central Laboratory of Uludağ University Faculty of Medicine, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Radiology Department, Nuclear Medicine Department, Anesthesiology and Reanimation Department, Emergency Medicine Department, Central Medical Archive and the clinics, policlinics and all units of the hospital. The school has been using the credit system in 2000-2001 allowing the students to take elective courses both from their own fields and from other areas in order to increase their knowledge in skills outside their own study areas. 

Medical Laboratory program was renamed Medical Laboratory Techniques; Radilogy, Medical Imaging Techniques; and Anesthesia Technicianship, Anesthesia from 2009-2010 onward since the program names of the vocational schools were re-arranged in accordance with the decision taken at the Executive Board meeting dated 15/04/2009. 

The school started off with 70 students and reached 463 as of 05/06/2015 with the inclusion of the Paramedic program with 20 students as the fifth program of the school in accordance with the letter of the Higher Education Council dated 23/09/2009 in the 2009-2010 academic year. The Paramedic program was renamed “Emergency and First Aid”  in line with the decision of the Higher Education Council dated 08/04/2010.

The opening of the Home Patient Care and Elderly Care programs under the Vocational School of Health Services was discussed in the University Senate meeting no 2014-23 dated 11/12/2014 and submitted to the Higher Education Council with the decision no 2. It was discussed in the Higher Education Council meeting dated 08/01/2015 and decided that the Home Patient Care and Elderly Care programs be opened in accordance with the article 7/d-2 of the Law no 2547 changed by Law no 2880. However, no students have been admitted to the said programs in 2015- 2016 academic year due to lack of teaching staff. 

The opening of the Disinfection, Sterilization and Antisepsis program within our Vocational School was discussed at the session of the University Senate on 21.11.2019 and 2019-26, and after being submitted to the Presidency of the Council of Higher Education with the decision number 2, it was examined at the Higher Education Executive Board meeting on 25.12.2019 and it was deemed appropriate to open the Disinfection, Sterilization and Antisepsis program in accordance with Article 7/d-2 of the Law No. 2547 amended by Law No. 2880. However, since the teaching staff cannot be established in the program, no student intake is made.

There are currently 13 teaching staff at our vocational school and support from other vocational schools and faculties are provided.

as of (29/11/2023)
Midwifery (*)   155
Nursing (*)   466
Medical Laboratory/Medical Laboratory Technics   1195
Radiology / Medical Imaging Technics   1149
Medical Documentation and Secretarial   975
Anesthesia Technicianship / Anesthesia   721
Paramedic / First and Emergency Aid   538
TOTAL   5199

(*) Midwifery and Nursing programs are closed. 

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