HISTORY
The Department of Radiography and Radiological Sciences was established in 1983/84 academic session as one of the pioneer Departments in the Faculty of Health Science and Technology, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. The Department started with about six undergraduate students and runs a standard five-year degree programme.

In 1993/94 academic session, the Department began a postgraduate programme (PGD, M.Sc, Ph.D.) which was duly approved by the Senate of the University of Nigeria. The various areas of Postgraduate specialty include: Medical Imaging, Radiological Education, Health Administration and Management, and Radiation and Environmental Protection.

The Department of Medical Radiography and Radiological Sciences (formerly known as the Department of Radiography from its inception in 1983 to 1990 when the Departmental Curriculum was revised as the University changed from the term to the semester system) offers a five-year Standard B.Sc Degree Programme in Medical Radiography and Radiological Sciences starting from the 1983/84 Academic Session. The Department is revising its curriculum as the 4th edition to conform to the minimum academic standard set by NUC (National University Commission). It will now offer a standard five-year programme leading to the award of Bachelor of Radiography (B.Rad.).

The professional sub-speciality areas, all of which the Department intends to gradually cover in the years ahead, include the following:
Medical Diagnostic Radiography; Medical Ultrasound Technology, Radiotherapy; Nuclear Medicine Sciences and Technology; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (MRI) Technology, Computerized Axial Tomography (CATSCAN); Medical Radiological Physics, including Radiation Protection/Radiobiology; Instrumentation and Equipment Engineering; and Radiological Health Management and Education. Medical Diagnostic Radiography is the operational discipline at present.

DEPARTMENTAL PHILOSOPHY
Medical Radiography and Radiological Sciences, which involve the use of ionizing radiation (including x-rays) and other forms of radiant energy in the diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases, is an indispensible arm of modern medical sciences and the pivot of modern diagnostic medicine.
The department believes that the rapid scientific and technological advances and progress of the past few decades especially in medical and radiological sciences and technology can only be fully and effectively harnessed for optimum practical application and utilization with enhanced university level educational training.
This high level scientific training is a major pre-requisite for proper understanding and efficient application of the modern “State of the Art” sophisticated technology, as well as for the necessary innovative approach in both the carrying out of modern medical radiological/radiographic clinical procedures, the design of modern radiological equipment items and tools and the management of modern capital-and-technology-intensive hospital radiology department.

OBJECTIVES:
The programme is designed to fulfill the following objectives:
(a) To produce radiographers with relevant practical and technological competence in the practice of radiography at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of health care delivery.
(b) To produce radiographers who can assume professional positions involving the use of the most complex radio-diagnostic equipment and procedures.
(c) To produce professionals with a high level of proficiency in conventional radiography with a good working knowledge of other imaging modalities and also therapeutic radiography.
(d) To produce radiographers who will be competent to practice in Nigeria and satisfy international standards.
(e) To assist students in the development of interpersonal skills as members of the health team.
(f) To produce radiographers with sufficient managerial ability.
(g) To produce professionals who will be eligible for postgraduate studies, research and development.
(h) To produce professionals who will be sufficiently knowledgeable as to understand Basic Maintenance of Equipment.

DURATION OF THE COURSE AND NOMENCLATURE
The programme will be a five year course now leading to the award of a Bachelors of Science Degree in Radiography, i.e B.Sc Medical Radiography.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND POLICY
(a) ‘O’ Level: The minimum requirement for admission into the College of Health Sciences are required. These must include five ‘O’ Level (Senior Secondary School Certificate) credits in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English Languages and Mathematics, plus an appropriate pass in the Joint Admission Matriculation Examination.
(b) Direct Entry: Candidates for direct entry must possess at least 2 G.C.E. ‘A’ Level passes with minimum ‘C’ grade in Physics and Chemistry, or Biology, plus the above 5 credits at ‘O’ level.

COURSE SYSTEM AND GRADE POINTS:
The minimum pass mark for professional examinations is 50%.
These Courses are: Radiographic Technique, Radiographic Imaging Processes, Hospital Practice and Care of Patients, Radiographic Equipment, Basic/Radiation Physics, Imaging Modalities and Radiographic Anatomy.

EXAMINATION SYSTEM
There will be 2 professional examinations; one each in year 3 and year 5 respectively. Questions for the year 3 (1st professional Examination), and year 5 (2nd Professional Examination) should be moderated by the Radiographers Registration Board. The examinations should be on the following courses:
Part 1: (1st Professional Examination) 3rd year.
Basic/Radiation Physics, Hospital practice & Care of Patients, Radiographic Anatomy and Physiology.
Part II: (2nd Professional Examination) 5th year.
Radiographic Technique, Equipment for Diagnostic Radiography, Radiographic Botography and Imaging Processes and Optics.
The minimum pass mark for these examination is 50%, and External Examiners must be part of the Examiners team. Other examinations should follow the accepted pattern in the respective Universities.
On graduation, each candidate is fully registerable, only after the satisfactory completion of one year Internship in a recognized and accredited Hospital.
To qualify for the examinations, students should have taken part in 80% of the academic programmes. Log books must be presented before admission into the Practical Examinations.

Past and Present Heads of The Department

        NAME

       QUALIFICATIONS

PERIOD OF HEADSHIP

Dr. A. C. Ude

MB, Ch.B, D.M.R.D. FMCR,

FWACS, FICS

1986    -    1987

1987    -    1988

Dr. I. I. Oze

B.S., B.A., MBA., MS., PhD

DCR/MSR/SRR (LOND)

1989    -    1990

1990    -    1991

Mrs. C. U. Ezeh

MPH, B.Sc. DCR (LOND)

1991    -    1992

Mr. A. E. Onyema

DSR (LOND), DIPL. Physics, M.Sc

1992    -    1993

K. K. Agwu

DCR (LOND), DIPL Physics

(B.Sc Equivalent) M.Sc.

1993    -    1995

Dr. I. O. Oze

B.S., B.A., MBAA., MS., PhD

1995    -    1997

Dr. K. K. Agwu

DCR (LOND), PDIPL. Physics

(B.Sc. Equivalent) M.Sc. PhD.

1997    -    2006

Dr. A. O. Okaro

DCR(LOND) 1974, B.Sc. (UNILAG) 1986 MBA (Nig), PhD Los Angeles, California USA

2006   -    2008

   S/N

       Name

Current Rank 

Phone No.

E-mail Address

DEPARTMENT

 

ACADEMIC STAFF

 

 

 

 

1

Prof.  Agwu Kenneth Kalu

Professor/HOD

 

08038972387

kenneth.agwu@unn.edu.ng

kenagwu2000@yahoo.com

MEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY

2.

 Mrs. Idigo Felicitas Ugochinyere (Nee Agu)

Senior Lecturer

08033379846

felicitas.idigo@unn.edu.ng

3.

Dr.  Eze Chares Ugwoke.

Senior Lecturer

08068468660

ugwoke.eze@unn.edu.ng

ezecharlesu@yahoo.com

4.

Dr.  Okaro Augustine Obi

Senior Lecturer

08037077960

tobyanl@yahoo.com

5.

Dr.  Ogbu Sylvester Osita

Lecturer I

08033760538

sylvester.ogbu@unn.edu.ng

 

6.

Dr.  Ochie Kalu

Lecturer  I

08034721738

kaluochie@yahoo.com

kalu.ochie@unn.edu.ng

7.

Dr.  Okeji  Mark  Chukwudi

Lecturer I

08039472126

markokeji@yahho.com

8.

Dr.  Anakwue  Angel-Mary

Chukwunyelu

Lecturer I

08035495528

Anakwue.angel-mary@unn.edu.com

9.

Mr. Nwadike Uchechukwu 

Innocent

Lecturer I

08050337781

ui.nwadike@yahoo.com

10.

Mrs. Nwogu Uloma            Benedicta

Lecturer  II

 

08033090744

uloma.nwogu@unn.edu.ng

11.

Mr. Ozoemelam Ikechi  Samuel

Graduate Assistant

07039121473

ikechisamuel2002 @yahoo.com

 

NON-ACADEMIC STAFF

 

 

 

 

1.

Mrs. Nwosu Gloria

Prin. Conf. Sec. II

08038991087

gloria.nwosu@unn.edu.ng

2.

Mrs. Nwafor Regina Uzoamaka

Prin. Typist

08034889889

regina.nwafor@unn.edu.ng

3.

Mr. Ogbodo Sunday Pius

Asst. Chief Clerical Officer

08165265980

sunday.ogbodo@unn.edu.ng

4.

Miss  Mbah  Rita

Head  Lab. Attendant

07069753035

rita.mba@unn.edu.ng

5.

Mrs. Agu Irene

Head  Cleaner  Messenger

07031647581

irene.agu@unn.edu.ng

 

 


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