Human Anatomy

WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN ANATOMY

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.

STAFF

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

  • Dr. Victor O. Ukwenya (Ph.D.)
  • Dr. O.M Ijomone (Ph.D.)
  • Dr. T.S Olawuyi (Ph.D.)
  • Dr. B.S Ogunlade (Ph.D)
  • Dr.B.K Akinola (MBBS)
  • S.A Adelakun
  • G.T Akingbade
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    PHILOSOPHY

    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.

          AIMS/OBJECTIVES

    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.

     

                RATIONALE/JUSTIFICATION

    (a)    Graduates of Anatomy should be engaged in the practice of Anatomy in Medical and Allied Institutions, in the industries, education, and public service.

    (b)   Graduates should contribute to the technological and economic development of Nigeria, and beyond.

    (c)    Graduates should be prepared for admission to top graduate programs.

    (d)   Graduates should be motivated towards and engaged in continuous professional development, through individual efforts and advanced professional education.

    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    (a)   UTME Admission: Admission into the first year (100 Level) of the programme is either through the UTME or the Pre-degree Science programme of the Federal University of Technology, Akure. Candidates must have a minimum of five credit passes at not more than two sittings, which must include: English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. UTME Subjects: English Language, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

    (b)   Direct Entry: student may be admitted into second year (200 Level) of the programme through direct entry if:

  • They have a good National Diploma from recognized Polytechnic and College of Technology in relevant disciplines. A minimum of upper credit at National Diploma Level is required along with the SSCE/NECO requirement for UTME admission.
  • They possess ‘’A’’ Level passes or it equivalence (such as GCE Cambridge, JUPEB etc) at one sitting in at least two science subjects including Biology.
  • (c)    Admission by transfer from other Universities and degree awarding institution

    Student may be admitted into second year (200 and 300 Level) of the programme through transfer if:

  • They have good CGPA from recognized Universities and degree awarding institution
  •  (at list 3.5 CGPA on scale of 5piont and 3.0 CGPA on scale of 4piont )

  • They  have a minimum of five credit passes at not more than two sittings, which must include: English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. UTME Subjects: English Language, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.