S/N

Name

Rank

 

Telephone

No

E-mail address

Department

1.        

Prof. (Mrs.) M. N. Aghaji

Professor

 

08035413132

 

aghajimn@yahoo.co.uk

Community Medicine

2.        

Prof. (Mrs.) C. N. Onwasigwe

Professor

08033364778

chikaonwasigwe@yahoo.com

Community Medicine

3.        

Prof. (Mrs.) P. N. Aniebue

Professor

08033483983

naniebue@yahoo.com

Community Medicine

4.        

Prof. (Mrs.) T. A. Okeke

Professor

07034323707

thdokeke@yahoo.com

Community Medicine

5.        

Prof. B. S. C. Uzochukwu

Professor

08033130050

bscuzochukwu@yahoo.com

Community Medicine

6.        

Prof. C. N. Obionu

Professor

(Contract)

08033207215

ndukaife@yahoo.com

Community Medicine

7.        

Ass. Prof. D. F. E. Nwagbo

Reader

08037789719

douglasforwagbo@yahoo.com

 

Community Medicine

8.        

Dr. (Mrs.) A. C. Ndu

Senior Lecturer

08033344594

anne_ndu@yahoo.com

Community Medicine

9.        

Dr. E. N. Aguwa

Senior  Lecturer

08034873064

enaguwa@yahoo.com

Community Medicine

10.     

Dr. E.  A. Nwobi

Senior Lecturer

08034504489

amaebie@yahoo.com

Community Medicine

11.     

Dr. O. C. Ekwueme

Senior Lecturer

08033802295

christiandolus@yahoo.com

Community Medicine

12.     

Dr. (Mrs.)  U. E. Ezeoke

Senior Lecturer

08033898124

ezeokeuche@yahoo.com

Community Medicine

13.     

Dr. I. E. Obi

Lecturer I

08037275514

obinuel@yahoo.com

Community Medicine

14.     

Dr. C.  A. Onoka

Lecturer I

08033802711

Chima.onoka@unn.edu.ng

Community Medicine

15.     

Dr.  I.  B.  Omotowo

Lecturer I

08065819918

Babatundeomotowo@yahoo.com

Community Medicine

NON ACADEMIC STAFF

S/N

Name

Rank

 

Telephone

No

E-mail address

Department

1.     

Mrs. Constance O. Illo

 

Chief Confidential Secretary

 

07065487160

 

consillo@yahoo.com

Community Medicine

2.     

Mr. A. U. Agwu

Assist. Chief Rural  Health Supt.

08050948040

 

Community Medicine

3.     

Mr. C. C. Aniobi

Medical Lab. Scientist I

08036979635

cca_aniobi@yahoo.com

Community Medicine

4.     

Mrs. Leticia O. Chime

 

Senior Executive Officer

08034343904

obiora_mega@yahoo.com

Community Medicine

5.     

Mrs. Justina N. Ogbodo

 

Senior Typist

 

07032868287

 

Community Medicine

6.     

Mrs. C.  L. Ikpeama

Higher Laboratory Supervisor

08052050234

 

Community Medicine

7.     

Mrs. Charity C. Agu

 

Chief Cleaner/Messenger

07069236922

 

Community Medicine


HISTORY

The Department of Community Medicine is one of the foundation departments, of the University of Nigeria Medical School in 1970.

Our Mission is… “Repositioning for the training of the best Public Health Professionals who will competently provide health care services in the country as well as initiate and conduct research to advance the frontiers of medical knowledge.”

The department offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in a unique multidisciplinary environment aimed to achieve her mission. Our products can be found in diverse and prominent positions in universities, health ministries, hospitals and international organizations in Nigeria and beyond.

MANDATE
Our mandate is basically in three dimensions:
q Training
q Research
q Health Care Delivery Services

TRAINING PROGRAMMES
The following training programmes are being executed in the department.
1. Community Medicine Programme for the MB.BS Degree: started in 1970 & about 150 students complete the programme annually.
2. Master of Public Health Degree programme: started in 1998 & has produced 57 graduates to date.
3. Master of Community Health Degree Programme: recently proposed and the curriculum is awaiting approval by the University Senate.
4. Doctor of Medicine Degree (MD) Programme in Public Health: recently approved by the university senate.
5. Residency Training Programme in Public Health: which is executed in collaboration with the National Postgraduate Medical College and the West African Postgraduate Medical College. It began in 1985 and is being sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Health through the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital; 20 Public Health physicians have been trained since inception.
6. Community Health Officers Training Programme: a one-year certificate course commenced in 1979 and sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Health through the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital. Produces an average of 27 graduates yearly.
7. Short term Certificate Training Courses for Policy Makers & Health Workers: on current issues of public health importance are organized periodically.

HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SERVICES
1. Tuberculosis diagnostic & treatment services
2. HIV treatment services
3. Primary health care services on site & at three rural communities located in three states of the federation.
4. School health services in selected schools.
5. Routine immunization services.
6. Home visits & contact tracing.
7. Health education sessions.

AVAILABLE DEPARTMENTAL FACILITIES
1. Departmental Library.
2. Computer Data Processing Unit.
3. Chest Unit (tuberculosis treatment centre)
4. Endemic Disease Clinic
5. Tuberculosis Research Laboratory
6. HIV/AIDS Clinic
7. Public Health Laboratory
8. Public Health Museum
9. Comprehensive Health Centre, Obukpa, Enugu State.
10. Comprehensive Health Centres, Abagana, Anambra State
11. Comprehensive Health Centre, Isuochi Abia State.


SUBSPECIALITY / RESEARCH INTEREST

EPIDEMIOLOGY, DISEASE CONTROL & BIOSTATISTICS UNIT
1. Dr. Margaret N. Aghaji; Communicable diseases epidemiology & control epidemiological assessment, Drug & Vaccine trials and other interventions for the control of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, malaria & tobacco.
2. Dr. Chika N. Onwasigwe; Basic epidemiology. Epidemiological researches.
3. Mr. Douglas F.E. Nwagbo; Medical statistics & demography. Health sector reform processes, Medical statistics & Demography Studies.

PRIMARY HEALTH CARE UNIT
4. Prof. Chris N. Obionu; Primary Health Care. Primary Health Care Studies.
5. Dr. P. Aniebue; Maternal and Child Health. Studies in Maternal, Adolescent & Child Health & Primary Health Care.
6. Dr. Uche E. Ezeoke; Health Education. Maternal & Child Health, Primary Health Care and Communicable disease control research.
7. Dr. Emmanuel N. Aguwa; Public Health Nutrition. Nutrition & Occupational Health Care Studies.

HEALTH ADMINISTRATION AND MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY UNIT
8. Prof. Bonny A.N. Nwakoby; (Adjunct Professor), Health System Administration.
9. Dr. Anne C. Ndu; Health System Administration. Sociology, Health Policy & Administration Studies.
10. Dr. Benjamin S.C. Uzochukwu; Health System Administration & International Health. Health Sector Reform Processes & Its effect on tropical diseases & reproductive health; Economics of Tropical Diseases Control; Utilization of health services & equity issues in health care; Health policy analysis.
11. Dr. Oseloka C. Ekwueme; Medical Sociology & Community Mental Health Behavioural & Mental Health Research.

OCCUPATIONAL & ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH UNIT
12. Dr. Theodore A. Okeke; Occupational Health. Occupational Health Issues & Malaria Research.
13. Dr. Emmanuel A. Nwobi; Environmental Health. Health System Research, Environmental Health & Disease Control Studies.

RESEARCH
Research in diverse fields of public health are constantly being carried out by staff and students with funding from both private and external sources.
Collaborative researches executed by academic staff include: (title/grant year/collaborating body/staff involved).
1. Reproductive health among adolescents in Anambra State, 2001, GADREG (Ndu).
2. Equality of preventive and treatment services for tropical endemic diseases: effects of the introduction of user-fees under Bamako Initiative program in South East Nigeria, 2001-2002, WHO/UNICEF/WORLD BANK/TDR, (Uzochukwu, Nwobi).
3. National survey on essential obstetric health care facilities in Nigeria, 2002, UNFPA, (Onwasigwe, Aniebue).
4. Evaluation of multi-drug resistance in tuberculosis cases in Primary Health Care Zone A. Nigeria, 2002-2005, UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO-TDR, (Aghaji, Nwakoby).
5. Health situation survey of Enugu State, 2004, PATHS-Nigeria (Nwagbo).
6. African universities response to HIV/AIDS, 2004, Association of African Universities, (Aniebue).
7. Situation analysis of people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria 2004, (Aniebue).
8. National consultation on public private partnership in health in South East Zone Nigeria, 2005, PATHS/FMOH, (Aghaji).
9. Access to and inequitable distribution of facilities for the treatment of malaria: Urban-rural comparison, 2005-2006, WHO/TDR (Nwagbo, Uzochukwu).
10. Cost effectiveness analysis and willingness to pay for competing diagnostic strategies for malaria in Nigeria, 2005-2006, UNICEF/UNDP/WORLD BANK/WHO-TDR, (Uzochukwu, Nwagbo).
11. Improving equity, efficiency and quality of health services, 2005-2010, CREHS/DFID/LSHTM, (Uzochukwu, Nwagbo, Nwobi).

COLLABORATIVE ACTIVITIES
1. Scholarships for MPH students from the World Health Organization in 2000 – 2004 (Okeke).
2. Sponsorship for MPH students dissertation from the Alliance Group for Health Policy and System Research in 2005 (Uzochukwu).
3. An online collaborative educational programme on Environmental health was established with the University of IOWA for staff and students since 2005. (Aghaji).


MASTERS OF PUBLIC HEALTH (MPH) DEGREE PROGRAMME
The MPH degree programme is designed for medical doctors and allied health professionals who require specialization in core public health disciplines with a field research experience or medical doctors who want to pursue higher academic or professional degrees in public health.

Training Objectives
At the end of the Masters degree programmes, participants are expected to:
q Have an in-depth knowledge of the core disciplines of public health.
q Have a broad knowledge of health delivery systems.
q Synthesize health data.
q Develop managerial skills.
q Plan, implement and evaluate health programmes.
q Develop research skills.

Entry Requirements
Candidates for admission must have obtained:
1. An MB.BS degree or its equivalent or at least a second class honours degree in Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Health Education, and other courses allied to medicine from the University of Nigeria or any other University approved by senate.
2. A minimum of 3 years post-graduation working experience inclusive of the one year internship period & NYSC.
3. A selection test may be necessary for candidates before admission into the programme.

Mode of Study
The degree shall be executed by course work to be examined in written papers together with research work to be presented in a project report, where course work predominates over research work. To obtain an MPH degree, a candidate must have made a GPA of at least 2.4 at the end of the programme and also satisfy a minimum of 27 units of courses made up as follows:
17 units of Compulsory Courses
2 units of Elective courses
8 units of Project.

Duration of Programmes
The duration of the programme is as follows:
FULL-TIME STUDENTS
12 calendar months minimum; 3 calendar years maximum.
PART-TIME STUDENTS
24 calendar months minimum; 5 calendar years maximum.

Examination
A minimum of 75% attendance of all registered courses and compulsory activities is required before a student is allowed to participate in examinations.
Taught courses will be examined at the end of the semester they were registered while assessment of project report will be at the end of the programme.

Course Outline/Structure

CODE

COMPULSORY COURSES

UNITS

 

1st Semester

 

PUH 810

Basic Epidemiology

1

PUH 820

Medical Statistics

2

PUH 850

Health System Management

1

PUH 860

Environmental Health

1

PUH 830

Health Education

1

PUH 851

Social Medicine

1

PUH 811

Communicable Disease Epidemiology

2

PUH 832

Public Health Nutrition

1

PUH 831

Family Health

1

PUH 861

Occupational Health

1

PUH 891

Seminar

2

 

Subtotal

14

 

2nd Semester

 

PUH 833

Primary Health Care

1

PUH 552

International Health

1

PUH 821

Demography

1

 

Electives

2

PUH 890

Project

8

 

Subtotal

13

 

TOTAL

27

 

CODE

ELECTIVE COURSES

UNITS

PUH 842

Communication and Health

1

PUH 840

General preventive Medicine

2

PUH 843

Basic Immunology

1

PUH 553

Health Policy, Planning and Financing

1

 

 

DOCTOR OF MEDICINE (MD) DEGREE PROGRAMME IN PUBLIC HEALTH

A higher research degree in any subspecialty of Public Health.

See the faculty description of the MD degree programme for details.



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