The Department of Human Anatomy is one of the pioneer departments in the School of Health and Health Technology, established at the inception of the School of Health and Health Technology in 2015. The department currently runs Bachelor of Science (B. Sc degree) in Human Anatomy. The programme took off in 2015/2016 academic session with Dr. Victor Ukwenya (Ph.D.) as the first staff member and pioneering head of department. The department has the following units/divisions for teaching and research purposes; Gross Anatomy Unit, Microscopic Anatomy Unit, Developmental Biology Unit, Molecular Endocrinology Unit, Neuroanatomy Unit , Anthropology and Clinical Anatomy Unit, Radiological Anatomy Unit, Comparative and Evolutionary Anatomy Unit. The departmental office housing the academic staff is situated in the School of Health and Health Technology Building in Obala Main Campus of the University.
Students of the department offer the same science courses at the 100 level as their counterparts in the other schools within the university and start to offer courses in the department from 200 level. During the second semester holiday of 200 and 300 level, all students in the department are required to proceed on Student Work Experience Programme (SWEP) as part of requirement for award of Bachelor of Science (B.sc) in Human Anatomy.
The academic programme of the Department operates academic curricular in line with National Universities Commission (NUC) Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards.
The department commenced activities in the 2015/2016 academic session with Dr. Victor Ukwenya (Ph.D.) as the first staff member and pioneering head of department. Other members of staff were eventually recruited
The general philosophy of the propramme is to produce graduates of high academic standing with adequate practical exposure who can function well in the various area of medical anatomy, complement ancillary laboratory medical services to the greater society and develop entrepreneurial expertise in related disciplines.
It is also aimed at producing potential medical scientists to meet the dire needs for personnel in the basic medical sciences in universities and other health institutions including research institutions as well as the Ministry of Health
It is also to produce specialists to work with local, state and federal health agencies, hospitals/clinics and environmental consulting firms.
The general objectives of training in Anatomy are in consonance with the realization of national needs and aspirations vis-à-vis industrial development and technological emancipation. The graduates must therefore be resourceful, creative, knowledgeable and able to perform the following functions:
(a) Train Anatomy personnel that will function well in the Medical, Dental, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy and other Medical Laboratory Science establishments and those of other related disciplines.
(b) Acquire competence in the use of basic laboratory equipments.
(c) Promote anatomy as a subject through research that will lead to the acquisition of higher qualifications such as M.Sc and Ph.D. degrees.