Academic Staff

S/NO.

NAME

 

RANK

TELEPHONE NO.

E-MAIL  ADDRESS

Department

1.

Dr. S. N. Obi

Snr. Lecturer/HOD           

 

08032196473

samnobis@yahoo.co.uk

samuel.obi@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

2.

Prof. B. C. Ozumba

Professor          

08060819600

 

benozumba@yahoo.com

benjamin.ozumba@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

3.

Prof. H. E. Onah

Professor

 

08033377169

hyacinon@yahoo.com

hyacinth.onah@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

4.

Dr. U. I. Nwagha

Professor  

 

08033128233

uchenwagha@yahoo.com

uche.nwagha@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

5.

*Prof. A. C. Ikeme

Professor

08063867255

acciokeme@yahoo.com

arthur.ikeme@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

6.

Dr. O. A. Okezie

Reader

08037007773

obiomaokezie@yahoo.com

obioma.okezie@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

7.

Dr. U. U. Aniebue

Senior Lecturer  

 

08037113342

uzoaniebue@yahoo.com

uzoma.aniebue@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

8.

Dr. H. U. Ezegwui

Senior Lecturer 

07030489009

 

uzoegwui@yahoo.c.uk

hyginus.ezegwui@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

9.

Dr. T. C. Oguanuo

Senior Lecturer

 

08035499349

chimezieoguanuo@yahoo.com

theophilus.oguanuo@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

10.

Dr. I. V. Ezeome

Senior Lecturer 

 

08058124721

ezeomeij@gmail.com

ijeoma.ezeome@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

11.

Dr. P. O. Nkwo

Senior Lecturer

 

08033420542

drponkwo@yahoo.com

peter.nkwo@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

12.

Dr. T. O. Nwankwo

Senior Lecturer         

 

08037511519

ogoonwankwo@yahoo.com

theopilus.nwankwo@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

13.

Dr. C. A. Iyoke

 Senior Lecturer        

 

08058922614

caiyoke@yahoo.com.uk

chukwuemeka.iyoke@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

14.

Dr. C. C. Dim

Senior Lecturer        

 

08033341960

dyme72@yahoo.com

cyril.dim@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

S/NO.

NAME

 

RANK

TELEPHONE NO.

E-MAIL  ADDRESS

Department

15.

Dr. E. E. Nwogu-Ikojo

Senior Lecturer

08037504826

erickojo@yahoo.com

eric.nwogu-ikoko@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

16.

Dr. E. C. Ezugwu

Senior Lecturer     

08037020295

ezugwueuzebus@yahoo.com

euzebus.ezugwu@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

17.

Dr. P. U. Agu

Senior Lecturer     

08033408045

agu_uche@yahoo.com

polycarp.agu@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

18.

Dr. T. C. Okeke

Senior Lecturer     

08075761173

ubabiketochukwu@yahoo.com

tochukwu.okeke@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

19.

Dr. C. O. Adiri

Lecturer 1

07032361301

coadiri2007@yahoo.co.uk

charles.adiri@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

20.

Dr. E.O.V. Ugwu

Lecturer 1

08037790402

vajel@yahoo.com

emmanuel.ugwu@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

21.

Dr. K. E Ekwuazi

Lecturer 1

08035405265

kinxli@yahoo.com

kingsley.ekwuazi@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

22.

Dr. C. O. Chigbu

Lecturer 1

08037027137

chchigbu@yahoo.com

chibuike.chigbu@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

23

Dr. E. P. Ezenkwele

Lecturer 1

08038085375

e_ezenkwele@yahoo.com

eziamaka.ezenkwele@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Non Academic Staff

S/N0.

NAME

RANK

TELEPHONE NO.

E-MAIL  ADDRESS

DEPARTMENT

1.

Ms. N.J. Egbonnaji

Asst. Chief  Technologist

08105558742

egbonnaji.nnenna@yhoo.com

nnenna.egbonnaji@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

2.

Mrs. Celestina Chime

Principal Typist

 

08039416803

celginichime@yahoo.com

celestina.chime@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

3.

Ms. Anne C. Okoye

Principal Library Assistant

08135161866

anne.okoye@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

4.

Mrs. Obiageli S. Emenike

Lab. Assistant

08155282922

oby.emenike@unn.edu.ng

Obstetrics & Gynaecology


HISTORY
The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department of the College of Medicine, UNEC is one of the foremost departments of its kind in the old Eastern Region of Nigeria. Established in 1976 and now with a board membership of about 23 academic staff (Professors, Senior Lecturers and Lecturers 1) who are also honorary consultants and 5 hospital consultants, the department is poised for greater heights. The department also has Resident doctors and House Officers as well as Nursing, Administrative and Technical Staff.

OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT:
The department has continued to offer integrated services in its usual three main areas:
1. Patient-oriented and comprehensive clinical services in all the sub-specialties of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
2. Teaching of resident doctors, house officers, medical students and nursing/midwifery students.
3. Research for consultants and resident doctors and sometimes the nursing staff.
We have also intensified horizontal co-operation with other departments especially Surgery, Paediatrics, Anaesthesia and Medicine in these three areas for better patient management and research outcome.
DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES:
(1) For a better outcome in patient management, clinical training and research activities, some restructuring was done by the departmental board.
The 5-Firm structure is still retained and has been made effective sub-specialty units with an aim to becoming sub-departments in future. Specialized Obstetric and Gynaecologic services are now being attended to by consultants grouped into these sub-specialties (sub-units). This is helping the consultants to develop their talents/skills and is also inducing them to train further (within and outside the country) in these sub-specialties. These Firms/subspecialties with their consultants are now as follows:

Firm 1: Infertility/Endocrinology – Prof. Onah, Drs. Nwagha, Obi, Ezugworie, Eze, MI and Ugwu, G.
Firm 2: Reproductive Health/Family Planning, Prof. AC Ikeme, Drs. Oguanuo, Ezegwui, Dim, Ekwuazi , Ezugwu and Ezenkwele.
Firm 3: Feto-maternal Medicine – Prof. Ozumba, Drs. Nkwo, Iyoke, Okeke, Agu and Ogbuefi.
Firm 4: Urogynaecology – Drs. Okezie, Ugwu Val., Nwogu-Ikojo, Adiri and Nwafor MI.
Firm 5: Gynae-Oncology – Drs. Aniebue, Ezeome, Nwankwo and Chigbu.

The firms still retain their activity days thus:

Firm 1

Ante-natal clinic                    Gynae Clinic               Theatre

Mondays                                Thursdays                  Fridays

 Firm 2

Ante-natal clinic                    Gynae Clinic               Theatre

Tuesdays                                 Wednesdays              Mondays

 Firm 3 

Ante-natal clinic                     Gynae Clinic              Theatre

Wednesdays                           Fridays                       Tuesdays

 Firm 4

Ante-natal clinic                    Gynae Clinic               Theatre

Thursdays                              Mondays                    Wednesdays

 Firm 5

Ante-natal clinic                    Gynae Clinic              Theatre

Fridays                                  Tuesdays                    Thursdays

(2) The department has maintained that specific areas or activities of the department be manned by consultants who eventually report back to the Head of Department or the Departmental
(3) Board. These areas/activities and the responsible consultants are still as follows: (with some changes):
1. Labour Ward and Obstetrics Theatre: Drs. Okeke, Eze, Adiri and Ezenkwele.
2. ANC Gynae Clinic: Prof. Ozumba, Drs. Nwafor, Ezeome and Nwogu-Ikojo.
3. Colposcopy/Endoscopy: Drs. Aniebue, Nwankwo, Chigbu and Ugwu George.
4. Family Planning: Drs. Ezegwui and Oguanuo
5. Departmental Side Laboratory: Drs. Ezeome and Nkwo.
6. Departmental Ultrasound: Drs. Okezie, Ezegwui, Iyoke and Ezenkwele.
7. Gynae Theatre: Drs. Nkwo, Ezegwui, Ezugworie and Ogbuefi.
8. Clinical Conference and Academic Activities: Prof. Onah, Drs. Obi, Chigbu, Eze and Ezegwui.
9. Resident Doctors Movement: Drs. Dim and Ugwu Val.
10. Assistant to HOD: Drs. Nwankwo and Ekwuazi.
11. Special Adviser to HOD: Drs. Obi & Ezegwui
12. Consultant Liaison with UNTH Management: Drs. Eze and Nwafor.

4. A departmental sub-committee was formed to oversee the residency training programme and Accreditation with the following members:
Dr. S. N. Obi - Chairman
Dr. H. U. Ezegwui - Member
Dr. C. C. Dim - Member
Dr. C. O. Chigbu - Member
Dr. Val Ugwu - Member
5. Departmental Welfare Committee was formed to address the personal welfare of members of the department and their families:
Dr. Ezugwu - Chairman
Dr. Obi - Member
Dr. Ezeome - Member
Dr. Val. Ugwu - Member
Dr. Ekwuazi - Member
Dr. Ezenkwele - Member.

DEPARTMENTAL INFRASTRUCTURE:
The department has the following infrastructure that covers its activities:
1. Obstetric Wards: These include the ante-natal ward and the post-natal ward.
2. Gynaecology Ward: There is also an isolation ward for septic cases and HIV/AIDS patients.
3. The Labour Ward: The labour ward has a functioning adjoining Obstetric theatre.
4. Booking Clinic for Ante-natal Patients: There is also a full ante-natal and Gynae clinic.
5. Family Planning Clinic with capacity for training of doctors and nurses/midwives in all aspects of reproductive health including post abortion counseling.
6. MVA (Manual Vacuum Aspiration) room for emergency uterine evacuation in post abortion complication (both spontaneous and induced) and molar pregnancies.
7. Colposcopy/Oncology clinic for cervical and uterine cancer screening. This clinic collaborates with the UNTH Oncology Unit.
8. Theatres for Gynaecologic Surgeries: The obstetric surgeries are done mostly in the obstetric theatre adjacent to the labour ward.
9. Ultra-sonography room for obstetric and gynaecologic on-the-spot investigations.
10. A gynaecologic side-laboratory for emergency investigation in the department. This is yet to be operational due to logistic problems.
11. These facilities provide the department with enough equipment for effective and efficient patient care.
ACHIEVEMENT:The department’s clinical activities have improved tremendously. Teaching activity has also improved and has produced more than 70% success in all postgraduate examinations in which our residents participated. In the research area, a lot of papers have been published by members of the department and a lot more researches are on-going. Our consultants and senior residents are encouraged to apply and go for further training especially in the newly created sub-specialties. Some accomplishments have been achieved in this area – Drs. Iyoke, Nkwo, Ezugwu, Dim, Ezeome, Ezenkwele, Ugwu and Okezie. These new acquisition of knowledge and skill are enhancing the effectiveness of these sub-specialties for the better management of our patients and also for better positioning for recognition as full sub-departments.
Some Lecturers in the department, Drs. Nwogu-Ikojo, Adiri and Ekwuazi have recently been made honorary consultants in the hospital. This development will enhance their effectiveness. Also two new hospital consultants, Drs. Ugwu George and Ogbuefi have been added to the department. Mrs, Anikwe, B. in the department this year obtained a B.Sc from Enugu State University of Science and Technology. She needs to be properly upgraded. Also Dr. Ezenkwele has been appointed Lecturer I in the department. We pray the hospital will also appoint her an honorary consultant.
CONSTRAINTS: The departmental side-laboratory has not been re-opened yet for services. The Laboratory Scientists employed by the College of Medicine are idle and equipment wasting. The labour ward requires free and easy access to the Obs. theatre. Anaesthetists should be posted daily to this theatre. The labour ward beds should be converted or changed to full delivery beds to conform with new world standards. The Family Planning Clinic should be renovated adequately for effective service delivery.
RECOMMENDATION:
The department would like the constraints mentioned earlier to be addressed.
The development of manuals for the management of common obstetric conditions has been mentioned in previous reports. The department still feels this should be given urgent attention.
The department wishes that the college management will encourage the members of staff by sponsoring members for further training and research.
Administrative staff should also be encouraged for in-service further training.


CURRICULUM OF THE DEPARTMENT OF OBS. & GYNAE
1. Title of Courses

1. Introductory Gynaecology
2. Reproductive Physiology and Disorders of Pregnancy
3. Labour, Puerperium and the Neonate
4. Gynaecology clinics
5. Obstetric Clinics
6. Special Topics
7. Special Clinics:

2. Code of courses
1. OBG 401
2. OBG 501
3. OBG 502
4. OBG 402
5. OBG 503
6. OBG 504
7. OBG 505

3. Number of units/credits
1. 2 Units
2. 2 Units
3. 2 Units
4. 3 units
5. 8 Units
6. 2 Units
7. 2 units

4. Aim
Programme/Sub-Discipline Philosophy and Objectives
The philosophy of the programme is to equip the students to recognize the principles and practice of Obstetrics and gynaecology and explain the patho-physiological basis and applied anatomy of pregnancy, labour, peurperium.

At the end of the course, students should be able to obtain relevant history and carry out clinical examination of gynaecological and obstetrical cases, reach a working diagnosis and differential diagnosis, order relevant investigations and propose a management protocol for the patient.

5. Learning Objectives
- Students are able to describe the application of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology and pharmacology as they relate to the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology.
- Students are able to diagnose and treat common obstetric and gynaecological conditions seen in Nigeria.
- In addition, they should also be able to discuss other obstetric and gynaecological disorders, which are common in other parts of the world.

6. Scope/Topics
OBSTETRIC SYSTEMATIC LECTURE

1. Introduction to Obstetrics Antenatal Care, Selection of Patients, Delivery Terminologies
e.t.c
2. Multiple Pregnancy, Polyhydroaminos and Oligohydraminies
3. Psychological Disorders in Pregnancy
4. Anatomy of the Bony Pelvis and the Fetal Skull Normal and Abnormal Pelvis
5. Antepartum Haemorrhage and Post Partum Haemorrhage. Shock in Obstetrics
6. Mechanism of Normal Labour. Causes of the Onset of Labour. Normal Presentation – Anterior and Posterior Positions
7. Obstetric Operations. Caesarian Sections, Forceps, Ventouse Symphysistomy etc.
8. Fertilization and Embryological Development of the Fetus and Placenta and its Hormones
9. Abnormal Presentation Breech, Shoulder, Face, Brew and Deep Transverse Arrest
10. Toxaemia of Pregnancy, BPH Gestosis and Hypertensive Disease in Pregnancy
11. Obstetrics Analgesia and Anaesthesia. Resuscitation of the Newborn
12. Medical Disorders in Pregnancy, Heart Diseases and Diabetes
Mellitus
13. Medical Disorders in Pregnancy, Anaemia and and Haemoglobinopathies, Infectious Diseases
14. Normal Pregnancy, Disorders and the Puerperium
15. Rhesus Isoimmunization
16. Maternal and Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality
17. HIV/AIDS in Pregnancy

GYNAECOLOGY SYSTEMATIC LECTURE
1. Introduction to Gynaecology
2. Anatomy of The Female Genital Tract including the Pelvic Floor
3. Vesico/ Vaginal Fistula and Recto Vaginal Fistula
4. Ovarian Cysts Benign/Malignant
5. Normal Puberty, Menarche, Menopause and Ovarian Function
6. Acute and Chronic Pelvic Infections
7. Irregular Periods
8. Cancer of the Vulva and Vagina
9. Trophoblastic Diseases Benign and Malignant
10. STD’s including HIV/AIDS
11. Urinary Incontinence
12. Cancer of the Uterine Cervix
13. Endometriosis
14. Diagnosis of Sex Inter-sexual Disorders
15. Investigation and Management of Amenorrhoe
16. Family Planning and Fertility Control ( Including Emergency contraception)
17. Physiology of Menstruation, Diagnosis of Pregnancy
18. Cancer of the Corpus Uteri
19. Infertility
20. Ectopic Pregnancy and Chronic Epithelial Dystrophy
21. Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and rights, Adolescent friendly health care services
22. Abortion and its Complications and Post abortion care
23. Essay Writing
24. Gender equality and gender equity
25. Sexual and reproductive health rights, Sexual and reproductive health care services
26. Women’s rights e.g. CEDWA, Convention on Elimination of all forms of discrimination against women
27. Female genital mutilation
28. The right of the child
29. The provisions of the Criminal & Penal Codes on Abortion in Nigeria
7. Student Activities
Lectures
Tutorials
Practicals
Postings
Clinicals
Theatre sessions
Clerkships
All the above occur concurrently for a total period of 16 weeks
Academic Regulation of the Department
Reading List
a. Obstetrics by Ten Teachers
b. Gynaecology by Ten Teachers
c. Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for Medical Students Volumes I and II (Edited by Agboola A)
d. Obstetrics Illustrated
e. Gynaecology Illustrated
Mode of Assessment
Continuous Assessment is usually done at the end of the posting for each batch of students. All students sit the 4th MB:BS examination (either Main or Resit Exams). 

S/No.

Assessment Methods

Marks

1.

Clinical Logbook  (75% Attendance)

  

      50 marks

2.

Continuous Assessment

3.

Essay Type Question

      30 marks

4.

Multiple Choice Questions

      30 marks

5.

Clinical Examination

      80 marks

6.

Oral Examination

      10 marks

 

Total

    200 marks

The total scores for a candidate are sealed to 100 to give the percentage.

For a candidate to pass the examination, he/she must score a minimum of 50% in the grand total and must have scored a minimum of 40 marks in the combined clinical examination.



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