The department of Chemical Pathology is one of the major departments of the University and one of the first ports of call of the medical students during their clinical posting.
The department handles course for the first year clinical students (400 level) and also renders diagnostic services to the Teaching Hospital.
The major function of this department is to demonstrate and impart to students and clinicians the ability to recognize disease based on the biochemical changes that occur with disease processes. To do this effectively, the department is structured into teaching and service units with a head of department overseeing both.
In the teaching unit of this department, we have adequate manpower and structured course content.
In the service unit, we have in addition to the consultants, well trained medical laboratory scientists that produces reliable laboratory results while the consultants interprets the results and do clinical consultations. There are adequate facilities on ground for the performance of routine and specialized tests.