Laboratories

 

Botany, Zoology and Pharmacognosy Lab (N24)

The Botany, Zoology and Pharmacognosy Lab is used by different programs of the Department of Life Sciences for the laboratory instruction of courses such as Botany, Plant Physiology, Zoology I, Zoology II, Marine Biology and Pharmacognosy. The laboratory has a size of approximately 65 m2 and can accommodate 18 students for each lab session. It contains the necessary equipment and instruments to perform a wide variety of techniques in the respective fields, such as teaching microscope with dedicated camera, light microscopes, stereomicroscopes, pre-made animal and plant specimens, multi compartment plant growth chamber with light and temperature control, advanced continuous excitation chlorophyll fluorimeter, chlorophyll meter, drying oven, fume hood, oil distillation apparatus, mortars and pestles, balances, waterbaths, centrifuges, vortex, hotplate stirrers and 40C refrigerator. In addition, the lab is equipped with all modern teaching tools such as computers, screens and projectors.

Biopharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology Lab

The Biopharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology Lab is suitably equipped to facilitate the training of Pharmacy students in Biopharmacy, Compounding Pharmacy as well as in pilot-scale industrial drug manufacturing. With an area of 60 m2 it can hold up to 18 students per session. The infrastructure includes apparatuses for granulation, sieving drying and capsule preparation, Rotary tableting machine, equipment for mixing solids, semisolids and liquids, apparatus for the preparation of suppositories, homogenizer. Additional testing equipment is available to satisfy compendial requirements for hardness, friability, viscosity, disintegration and dissolution. Basic equipment also includes drying oven, fume hood, mortars and pestles, balances, water-baths, vortex, hotplate stirrers. Finally, the lab is equipped with all modern teaching tools such as computers, screens and projectors.

Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab

The Molecular and Cellular Biology lab is used by various programs of the Departments of Life and Health Sciences as well as by the School of Medicine for the laboratory instruction of introductory courses in Biology and advanced courses in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry and Immunology. The laboratory has a size of approximately 85 m2 and can accommodate 18 students for each lab session. It is designed and equipped with all the necessary instruments to perform a wide variety of techniques based on the latest advances in the field of Molecular and Cellular Biology, such as Biosafety level II laminar flow cabinets for mammalian cell culture, cell culture CO2 incubators with O2 control, natural convection incubators, shaking incubator, refrigerated centrifuges, waterbaths, fume hood, ice machine, PCR thermal cyclers, real-time PCR instrument, electrophoresis apparatuses for DNA and protein analysis, gel documentation system for DNA and protein gels, ELISA system, UV spectrophotometer, light microscopes, inverted fluorescent microscope, balances, hotplate stirrers, microwave, liquid nitrogen tank, double sliding door 40C refrigerator, -200C refrigerators. In addition, the lab is equipped with all modern teaching tools such as computers, screens and projectors.  

Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Analysis Lab

The lab of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Analysis is suitably equipped to facilitate the training of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences students in modern Laboratory Techniques of Organic, Medicinal and Analytical Chemistry. Students are trained in classical wet lab techniques as well as modern instrumental methods including: HPLC, Potentiometry, UV-Vis and IR Spectroscopy, Polarimetry, Flame Photometry and Fluorometry.

Nursing Labs

The nursing labs have been designed and developed to provide nursing students with opportunities to master nursing skills essential for competent nursing practice. The labs support and complement the clinical aspects of the nursing curriculum providing nursing students with opportunities for interactive learning, small group collaboration and one to instruction. Students, also participate in educational workshops and clinical evaluations that supplement the accomplishment of their learning outcomes. The labs are equipped with beds; adult, pediatric and infant model organs and parts; special educational equipment such as human physiological function simulators for heart and breath sounds. Mobile carts for medication preparation, intravenous access models and pumps, and a critical care crash cart for emergency response to simulated cardiac/respiratory incidents and various other practice modules are included.

Laboratory of Exercise Science and Human Performance

The Laboratory of Exercise, Health and Human Performance (Sports Laboratory) serves and supports the undergraduate and postgraduate European University’s programs of Sport Science, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and of Nutrition - Dietetics. It contains top quality and latest technology equipment for the evaluation and development of human functional capacity and several athletic related performance parameters. In particular the laboratory is equipped with human body structure and composition assessment tools, resting and exercise cardiopulmonary function, strength, speed, flexibility and agility evaluation devises as well as various sports skills testing apparatus. Hematological, immunological and biochemical parameters are also assessed though routine processes during performance evaluation. The equipment covers a wide range of land and water team and individual sports and also serves leisure general population and chronic diseased physically active individuals. The laboratory has offered its services to distinguished athletes from Cyprus and abroad land has also participated in national and international research grants in the field of Sport and Health Sciences of a budget that exceeded € 2.000.000.

Radiodiagnostics Lab

The Radiodiagnostics Laboratory is licensed for educational use by the Radiation Inspection and Control Service, which is the National Authority for Radiation Protection dealing with radiation. It is modelled based on a modern radiology department with equipment covering basic radiology, dental radiology, mammography, DEXA and ultrasound. It is equipped with daylight digital processor and printer for processing medical images. It also offers the capability to process films in a specially designed dark room equipped with an automatic processor. In the laboratory there is anthropomorphic phantom for production of human medical images.

Biology/Microbiology Laboratory

The Biology/Microbiology Laboratory is designed according to international quality standards and guidelines, such as the ISO17025 standard, so as to ensure that all laboratory exercises taking place are performed with safety and that the experimental results produced are both valid and reliable. The lab offers Biosafety level 2 conditions (BSL2).

It consists of a main room sitting 16 students and two ancillary rooms: a preparation room and a sterilization room, adhering to the ‘no way back’ principle. In addition, the lab is equipped with all appropriate culture media, reagents, microorganisms, plant and animal tissues and glassware. The lab is used by various programs of the Department of Health Sciences for the laboratory instruction of introductory and advanced courses in Biology and Microbiology.

Nutritional Assessment & Clinical Dietetics Lab Anthropometry & Body Composition Lab

This lab includes instruments for assessing body composition, namely: Scales and Height measurements, Skinfold calibers, Tapes for measuring waist, hip and head circumferences, Bioelectrical impedance for body composition measurements, Food models, Food scales, Standard food measuring cups, spoons and other cups, Food composition tables, Computers and nutrition programs for nutritional assessments.

Metabolic Kitchen

A standard large kitchen with 3 ovens, microwave ovens, Dishwasher, 2-3 refrigerators and freezerBy the end of the courses students are able to acquire skills in preparing specialized menus according to the state of health of the persons to be nutritiously balanced and attractive, (appearance, taste, smell) and to follow health and safety standards in the kitchen (e.g. HACCP - Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points).

Physics Laboratory

The Physics laboratory can accommodate approximately 15 students. It is equipped for a range of experiments in mechanics, waves, electricity, and optics. Students are divided in 3-4 groups and work concurrently on different experiments. Some of the experiments are demonstration experiments. Each room is equipped with a computer and a range of instruments, for psychological tests required for data collection and analysis of information gathered from psychological experiments undertaken in the laboratory.

Physiotherapy Labs

Physical therapy students get their practical training and assimilate theoretical background while applying the necessary skills and competences in a variety of established specialized laboratories. All our laboratories are equipped with the latest technology equipment, applying the highest scientific and ergonomic standards to protect users, and are capable to cover completely all subjects taught.

At the moment, the following laboratories are in use, with their respective equipment:

  • Kinesiology and exercise therapy lab:

Isokinetic Dynamemeter CYBEX HUMAC NORM, platforms of assessing balance, electronic hand dynamometers, exercise stations, goniometers, exercise station theraband, unstable platforms for proprioception, weights, elastic bands, medical sticks and gym balls.

  • Εectrotherapy lab: Ultrasound Shockwave, Short waves, microwaves, ultrasounds, magnetic fields, mechanical traction, kryotherapy and thermotherapy equipment, paraffin baths, Laser, equipments for analgesia, TENS, galvanicfaradic currents, electric adjustable beds, wooden beds and chairs.
  • Manual Therapy Lab: 10 electric beds for manual therapy and massage techniques. PHYSIOTHERAPY CENTER The physiotherapy center is located on the ground floor of the East block building and is equipped with state-of-the-art machinery such as 992 (Multiple Use), Sonopuls 190 (Ultrasound), Endomed 182 (Electrotherapy), New Magneto Life Gauss (Magnetotherapy), Therapeutic Laser, Infared Treatment, Kriotherapy machine and Ergometric Bicycle.

Electrotherapy Lab

The Electrotherapy laboratory offers the opportunity to undergraduate and graduate students to apply all forms of electrotherapy in order to be trained in electrotherapy implementations on specific muscle and nerve pathologies. Additionally, Electrotherapy laboratory offers the opportunity to the students to understand the power effect mechanism in order to treat neuromuscular and neurological based on the specific scientifically (evidence-based research). Furthermore, Electrotherapy laboratory provides the opportunity to the students to develop critical thinking, in order to implement appropriate physiotherapy technical skills. The Electrotherapy laboratory is equipped with the necessary electrotherapy machines such as Cryotherapy Compression device, Therapeutic Ultrasound, Paraffin, Shockwaves EMS, Diathermy Machine, Biofeedback ect.

General Psychology And Psychotherapy Lab

The General Psychology and Psychotherapy Lab consists of two soundproof rooms separated with a one-way mirror. One of them is set up as an observation and testing room (Section A), and the second as a therapy room (Section B). Individuals in the observation and testing room (Section A) can view subjects in the therapy room (Section B) through a one-way mirror.

The observation/testing room (Section A) contains 1 PC with internet and audiovisual equipment used for clinical supervision and viewing of video recorded clinical sessions.The therapy room (Section B) is equipped with audio/video recording equipment for recording therapy sessions. In addition, the lab is used for psychological assessment. For this purpose one can find in the laboratory a series of psychometric tools, for the assessment of cognitive, personality, and emotional functioning.

Language, Speech And Hearing Clinic

The mission of the Language, Speech, and Hearing Clinic is two-fold: to provide services that fit the unique communication needs and improve the quality of life for individuals with communication disorders and their families, and to promote excellence in clinical training of the Speech Therapy Program students.

The Clinic facilities and infrastructure are state-ofthe- art and they include five (5) therapy rooms; Audiology Booth for hearing and auditory function assessment; waiting room; conference room and two model classrooms. The Clinic instrumentation includes instruments to measure nasal and voice function (nasometer, Visi-Pitch, CSL Computerized Speech Lab); a complete library of standardized tests of speech and language (in greek and English); Video-otoscope, clinical audiometer, tympatometer; Internal Audio-visual supervision system.

The Clinic services include diagnostic evaluations and intervention for disorders of language, speech, feeding/swallowing. Specifically, the Clinic provides identification and intervention for all ages in the areas of developmental speech disorders; language delay/disorders; language and speech disorders related to CVA; communication disorders related to neurological disease; memory and attention disorders; fluency disorders; voice disorders; laryngectomy-rehabilitation; disorders of feeding and swallowing; other disorders of Speech and Language; hearing evaluations for children and adults; aural rehabilitation; evaluations of auditory processing.

Services are provided by experienced clinical personnel from the Language, Speech and Hearing Clinic of European University Cyprus, as well as by supervised students. The Clinic accepts referrals from pediatricians, medical specialists and other professionals, including psychologists, educators, ergo and physical therapists, schools, medical centers and parents.

Psychology Labs

The Psychology degree program is supported by two Psychology labs, whose role is to provide opportunities for students to observe activities and work on tasks and projects in a laboratory environment. The Experimental Psychology Lab is additionally used for the implementation of actual running research projects. Both labs are located on the European University Cyprus campus and are equipped with a number of apparatus as well as psychometric instruments as described below. There is partial, functional overlap in space and materials between the 2 Labs, which remain differentiated in use, targeted audience and schedule nonetheless. The equipment is continuously updated depending on instructional needs and the needs of the academic staff. In particular, the two labs are the following: A.

  1. Experimental Psychology Lab/ |Laboratory for Social Research (LSR)

The following equipment is available:

 1. Three personal computers, networked with the rest of the campus computing facilities; with office automation software packages (word processors, spreadsheets, databases, presentation packages) installed

2. Eye tracking device along with PC Eye Tracker Software.

3. Galvanic skin response detector.

4. Digital oscilloscope (ψηφιακός παλμογράφος) along with Logger Pro Data Acquisition Software.

5. Laboratory in Cognition and Perception (Experimental paradigm software).

6. 1 TV set complete with 1 VCR, 2 videocameras,

1 LCD projector,1 digital audio mixer, 1 video-server complete with 2 screens, 3 digital recorders, and at least 3 table-mounted microphones in the focus group room.

7. E-Prime Computer-based psychological testing is also available in the General Psychology and Psychotherapy Laboratory and can be used for experimental design implementation and execution.

      B.  General Psychology and Psychotherapy Lab

The General Psychology and Psychotherapy Lab consists of two spacious soundproof rooms. One of these is set up as a Testing Room (Section A) and the second room as a Data Collection Room (Section B). Individuals in the Data Collection Room (Section B) can view subjects in the Testing Room (Section A) via a one-way mirror. The Testing Room (Section A) contains 1 PC with Internet, European University Cyprus network access and access to relevant psychology software.

The eye tracking device is also set up in the Testing Room. The data collection room (Section B) is equipped with the rest of the apparatus and software described slightly above within the same document. In addition, stored in the Data Collection Room (Section B) one can find a lockable filing cabinet with various psychometric tests, for the purposes of assessing intelligence, personality, development, memory, cognition, learning, depression, anxiety, trauma symptoms, etc. Other tests include vocational assessment and neuropsychological assessment inventories. 

Laboratory of Computer Graphics and Image Processing

The laboratory of Computer Graphics and Image Processing was established in 2006. The lab’s mission is to contribute towards the state of the art in scientific knowledge in the general areas of computer graphics and image processing and in the more specific areas of 2D and 3D feature extraction, 3D face reconstruction (and relevant applications) and mobile image processing. Additionally, the lab’s mission is to train students and generate new courses thus contributing in science and society in Cyprus and internationally. It has established collaborations with renowned scholars and institutions in Cyprus and internationally. The research results are published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals and conferences. One research interest of particular significance is the development of vision products for the blind and the visually impaired that run exclusively on smart phones as it lead to industrial products, patents and international recognition.

Movement Lab

The movement Lab was established in 2008 with the beginning of the Physiotherapy program and it serves as the backbone of the Physiotherapy education. In the movement lab a great number of the curriculum courses take place such as Kinesiology, Kinesiotherapy, Biomechanics, Physiotherapy assessment, Neurological Rehabilitation etc. The movement lab aims in understanding the human movement, in the distinction between the normal and pathological pattern, in the selection and the application of exercises in rehabilitation and in the assessment of strength, balances, flexibility and range of movement. The Physiotherapy student must be able to analyze human posture and gait, balance, muscular work etc. The theoretical training and practical application will allow students to define the motor dysfunction and to organize a rehabilitation program. The lab is equipped with a large range of machines and instruments.

Cardiorespiratory Lab

The cardiorespiratory lab was established in 2010 to accommodate physiotherapy students for their training in cardiac and respiratory rehabilitation. The lab facilitates courses such as Cardiovascular rehabilitation, Respiratory rehabilitation, First Aid etc. Cardiorespiratory rehabilitation is a great chapter in the Physiotherapy training since it takes place in every rehabilitation action. The lab is equipped with the latest control devises for the cardiorespiratory capacity of the patient.

Internet and Multimedia Laboratory (IMLab)

The main objective of the Internet and Multimedia Laboratory is to provide unique, custom-based web development through highly detailed measurement and management procedures. The main strength of IMLab is the young and dynamic minds with creative ideas, which form a strong team with multiple skill-sets from disparate disciplines, and blend them in a way to affect cohesive and integrated web marketing and management solutions. The way the IMlab customizes its technology solutions to meet an organization’s unique business needs, is an approach that is highly appreciated by clients. IMlab’s services include, but are not limited to, web design, development and marketing techniques, programming, software and database development, as well as development of CDPresentations and eBusiness Cards. The laboratory’s expertise and professionalism has led to longstanding and vibrant partnerships with leading companies across the globe, which are assured of services that address their changing business needs and exceed their expectations.

 

Experimental Psychology Lab

The Experimental Psychology Lab is designed and equipped so that it can accommodate all main formats of empirical research and sports some very cutting-edge equipment, a sample of which can be found in the following lines:

  • Eye tracking device along with PC Eye Tracker Software.
  • Galvanic skin response detector.
  • Digital oscilloscope along with Logger Pro Data Acquisition Software.
  • Laboratory in Cognition and Perception (Experimental paradigm software).
  • One TV set complete with 1 VCR, 2 video cameras, 1 LCD projector,1 digital audio mixer, 1 video-server complete with 2 screens, 3 digital recorders, and at least 3 table-mounted microphones in the focus group room.
  • Three laptop computers with interactive screen which allow for automatic recording of data during Computer Assisted Telephone Interviews.
  • E-Prime Computer-based psychological testing is also available in the General Psychology and Psychotherapy Laboratory to be used for experimental design implementation and execution.
  • Three personal computers, networked with the rest of the campus computing facilities; with office automation software packages (word processors, spreadsheets, databases, presentation packages) installed.

 

General Psychology and Psychotherapy Lab

The General Psychology and Psychotherapy Lab consists of two soundproof rooms separated with a one-way mirror. One of them is set up as an observation and testing room (Section A), and the second as a therapy room (Section B). Individuals in the observation and testing room (Section A) can view subjects in the therapy room (Section B) through a one-way mirror.

The observation/testing room (Section A) contains 1 PC with internet and audiovisual equipment used for clinical supervision and viewing of video recorded clinical sessions. The therapy room (Section B) is equipped with audio/video recording equipment for recording therapy sessions. In addition, the lab is used for psychological assessment. For this purpose, one can find in the laboratory a series of psychometric tools, for the assessment of cognitive, personality, and emotional functioning.