NON-ACADEMIC STAFF OF DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE
         
S/N0. NAMES RANK E-MAIL ADDRESS TELEPHONE N0.
         
         
1 UDEOGU, ANTHONIA OBIAGELI PRINCIPAL CONF. SECRETARY II udeogu.anthonia@yahoo.com 08037359073
      anthonia.udeogu@unn.edu.ng  
2 OKONKWO, INNOCENT NWABUEZE MED/LAB/SCIENTIST 1 centokon@yahoo.co.uk 08036065787
innocent.okonkwo@unn.edu.ng  
3 ONYIA VINCENT OKECHUKWU HIGHER EXECUTIVE OFFICER vincent.onyia@unn.edu.ng  07065663585
4 ANOSIKE ULUMMA AGATHA PRINCIPAL TYPIST  agatha.anosike@unn.edu.ng 07034547032
         
5 UDOYE UCHE ELIZABETH SNR LAB. SUPERVISOR uche431@yahoo.com 080373667500
      uche.udoye@unn.edu.ng  
6 CHIME STELLA NGOZI CHIEF  CLEANER/MESSENGER stella.chime@unn.edu.ng 08063292609
         

 

Past and Present Heads of The Department

S/NO.

NAME

PERIOD  OF HEADSHIP

1.

Prof. Chukwuedu Nwokolo

1970 – 1975

2.

Prof. O. L. N. Ekpechi

1976 – 1982

3.

Dr. Adi

1983 - 1985

4.

Prof. H. N.C. Iheanacho

1986 – 1989

5.

Prof. O. Modebe

 1989 – 1991

6.

Dr. V. O. Ikeh

1991 – 1993

7.

Dr. A. C. Nwabueze

1994 – 1996

2000 – 2002

8.

Prof. J. M. Oli

1996 – 2000

2002 – 2004

9.

Prof. B.J.C.Onwubere

2004 – 2006

2009 – July 2010

10

Prof. Mrs E. N. Ofoegbu

2006 – 2008

11.

Dr. C. K. Ijoma

2008 – 2009

Aug. 2010

BRIEF HISTORY
The Faculty of Medicine, University of Nigeria was established in 1967. After the Nigerian civil war, the University of Nigeria Medical School took off effectively in October 1970 with many departments including the Department of Medicine. The Department of Medicine at the time included Paediatrics, Radiology, Community Medicine and Psychiatry. The Pioneer Head of Medicine was Dr C Nwokolo (Associate Professor). The Department had a total of 7 pioneer academic staff.
Paediatrics, Radiology, Community Medicine and Psychiatry have since gained autonomy.
It has grown from a department of seven foundation lecturers and 21 students in 1967 to its present status with an academic staff population of 15 and student population of 600 at different levels of their trainings.
The Department produces on the average 150 doctors yearly. These young graduates are equipped with knowledge skills and competences to serve in the Nigeria health system and to fit into other countries health systems as global physicians. The department has many research projects to its name and research publications
Currently the Department is organised in subspecialty units.
SUBSPECIALTIES
The department has eight subspecialties:
1. Cardiology
2. Endocrinology/Diabetes/Metabolism
3. Nephrology
4. Neurology
5. Respiratory medicine
6. Gastroenterology
7. Therapeutics
8. Dermatology/Venereology
9. Tropical Infectious Diseases
Each subspecialty is run by consultants who are academic staff of the University of Nigeria and Honorary Consultants to the Teaching Hospital.
The Department of Medicine presently has 18 academic staff (2 full time professors, 9 senior lecturers and 4 lecturer 1, 2 adjunct professors and 1 adjunct senior lecturer)
3. The Departmental Curriculum
Title of Course: Medicine
Code of Course: MED
No of Units /Credits: 55 [Block lectures]

Aim. [Clinical Experience] based on the following;
a) To acquire proficiency in taking a full history and interpret the findings
b) To acquire correct skills for doctor- patient interaction
c) To elicit clinical information from observation of patients
d) To acquire skills for recording and presenting history, professionally to colleagues and to doctors
e) To formulate patients, problem list
f) To develop communication skills for interaction with patients relatives and members of the health care team in the wards and clinics
g) To acquire skills for disciplined systematic examination of the patient a general physical examination, examination of each system or a focused physical examination
h) Interpretation and recognition of normal signs
i) Detection of abnormal physical signs and interpretation of same
j) To consolidate on history taking and skills for case presentation
k) Integrate history and physical signs to form list of problems and differential diagnosis
l) Plan patient management / investigation in an appropriate cost effective manner to arrive at definitive diagnosis

Learning Objective
a) Deliver health education for self care, health promotion, disease prevention to patient and patient’s relatives in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner
b) Comprehend treatment rationale using evidence- based and best practice principles
c) Demonstrate sound knowledge of disease processes and pathophysiology
d) Search literature, including use of IT in arriving at correct management plan
e) Acquire proficiency in basic clinical procedures e.g. venepuncture, Urine testing with strips and glucometre
f) Measure Weight, Height, Waist/ Hip ratio
g) ECG recording
h) Perfect Skills Acquired in M1, M2 and M3
i) Make critical deductions from observing patients, taking full history, and performing a full physical examination and carrying out appropriate investigations
j) Make correct diagnosis and discuss differential diagnosis efficiently
k) Work closely with house officers assist them in patient management
i) Observe and assist in clinical procedures such as LP, Liver Biopsy, Endoscopy, Kidney Biopsy, paracenthesis abdominis, Ct scan, haemodyalisis, peritoneal dialysis, cardiac catheterization, oximetry, EEG, muscle biopsy, nerve conduction studies.
m) Assist resident and house officers in managing medical emergencies such as acute bronchial asthma, acute pulmonary oedema, acute myocardial infraction, acute cerebro vascular accidents, diabetic ketoacidosis, hypoglycemia, hyperosmolar non ketotic diabetic states, massive Gastrointestinal bleeding, accelerated hypertension, hypertensive encephalopathy, cerebral/ severe malaria, meningitis, status epilepticus, severe electrolyte imbalance, sepsis, snake bite, dog bite, acute exposure to HIV.
Scope/ Topics
The scope of the curriculum is based on four clinical postings of the Department M1 to M4 taken at the hospital wards and clinics. Seminar and Clinical Conference, large and small group lectures.
Student activities
The activities of the students includes
a) Learning at Lecture
b) Learning at Tutorials
c) Learning at Clinical Meetings
d) Clerking patients in Wards and Clinics
e) Presenting patients
f) Planning and presenting patient management
Reading list
a) Compulsory reading
i) Davidson’s Text Book of Medicine
ii) Clinical Medicine - Kumar and Clerk
b) Further
Clinical Methods, Michael Swash

Mode of assessment
Continuous Assessment:
Students are assessed continually during their medical clerkship. They present cases and discuss patients problems holistically at the clinics and during ward rounds. At the end of each medical posting (M1 - M4) the students are given formal group assessments using Multiple Choice Questions,&/or Short Essay Questions, Bed side Short Cases, Clinical and Long Cases, Clinical Examinations as well as OSCE (Objectively Structured Clinical Examination), depending on the stage of the posting.
Students are assessed by Ensuring a minimum of 75% attendance to all teaching sessions.
Performance during outpatients clinics and ward rounds. (formative assessment)
End of posting examinations for competence, theoretical knowledge, clinical skills, communication skills( formative assessment)
Summative Assessment
The final MB BS or 5th MB BS. Overall level of knowledge, skills and competences acquired in the internal medicine course.

Assessment tools:
Students are assessed continually during their medical clerkship. They present cases and handle problem based cases at the clinics and ward rounds. At the end of each medical posting (M1 - M4) the students are given formal group assessments using Multiple Choice Questions, and OSCE (Objectively Structured Clinical Examination), depending.
The Final MB Examination
This takes the form of
(i) Medicine paper 1 which is an (MCQ) Multiple Choice Question paper. It covers all relevant medical topics as well as problem based analytical questions. Areas covered include all specialties of medicine viz. Endocrine/ Metabolic Disorders; Respiratory
Diseases; Cardiovascular Diseases; Gastrointestinal and, Hepatic Diseases; Neurol
GENERAL

1. Before presenting themselves for any Professional Examination, candidates shall be required to have completed, to the satisfaction of the departments concerned, such periods of approved practical/clinical work. A minimum of 75% attendance is mandatory.

2. In order to pass in any subject of the Fourth and Fifth Professional Examinations candidates must satisfy the examiners in the clinical parts of the examinations.

3. The minimum residential requirement for transfer students from other Universities for the award of the M.B., B.S. (Nig.) shall normally be three years. There shall be no exemptions from the Third, Fourth, or Fifth Professional Examinations.

4. Withdrawal from the courses leading to the award of the degree of M.B. , B.S. on academic grounds is permanent.

5. In consonance with the procedure in all medical schools , and the regulation by the professional body – the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council, the pass mark for all professional M.B., B.S. degree examinations is 50% (C). This is without prejudice to the provision in 8, 6, 7, above.
ogical; Renal; Tropical and Infectious Diseases; therapeutics; Dermatology; Psychiatry; Medical Statistics; Medical Ethics and Investigations.
ii) PAPER II:
This is a theory paper requiring essay type answers and short answers. The scope is all the main medical specialties as for Paper I above.
iii) CLINICAL EXAMINATIONS
Since June 2010, the department adopted the data interpretation and objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) in place of the traditional long and short cases and viva voce, in line with national and international trend.
The OSCE eliminates bias, and tests all candidates on the same materials at the same time under same conditions.
In addition, it covers a wider scope of medicine and accommodates all subspecialties in internal medicine.

4. Academic Regulation


Fifth Professional Examination

1. The subjects of the Fifth Professional Examination shall be:
(a) Medicine, including Therapeutics, Psychological Medicine, Dermatology and Radiation Medicine
(b) Surgery, including Anaesthesiology, Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology.

2. Candidates shall not be admitted to the Fifth Professional Examination until they have passed all the subjects of the Fourth Professional Examination.

3. Candidates shall present themselves for examination in all subjects on the first occasion. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in any of these subjects shall present themselves on a subsequent occasion for re-examination in the subject or subjects in which they failed.

4. A distinction may be awarded in the individual subjects to candidates who have passed the whole of the Fifth Professional Examinations at the first attempt. The names of candidates who have satisfied the examiners in the Fifth Professional Examination shall be published in alphabetical order.

5. On-going Researches
i. Compilation of Past MCQ
ii. Writing of standard Text book of Medicine in progress

6. Existing Postgraduate Programme (If any)
i. MD programme – pursuing its approval by University Senate

7. Strategic Plans
i. Creation of sub-dept of
- Cardiology
- Nephrology
ii. Creating of full departmental status of Dermatology

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