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PHILOSOPHY OF THE FACULTY BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES

Our philosophy of medical and allied medical education is rooted in science. Thus, we give a solid scientific and professional basis for healthcare practice on the platform of Primary Health Care (PHC). To achieve this, our medical and allied medical education aims first at improving health of the people in the community were our doctors and laboratory scientists are trained. Secondly, our products (students) should be able to practice evidence-based medical and allied medical sciences anywhere in the world. We shall implement this philosophy through integrated medical curriculum with a team approach for comprehensive health care.

Aim: In keeping with the overall aims of Niger Delta University, we shall

  1. Train Physicians in a degree program by emphasizing team approach to healthcare delivery.
  2. Relate medical education to national policies in order to provide comprehensive healthcare to community by preventive, curative as well as promotive activities in the health sector
  3. Contribute to national development, self-reliance and unity through the advancement and propagation of knowledge in the field of health sciences.
  4. Promote a high standard of healthcare in our catchment area.
  5. Offer training of a high standard that would enable the graduate build further upon his professional knowledge and scientific skills.

Objectives: In pursuing these aims our general objective is to extend the frontiers of medical practice to the communities in Nigeria were people live and work. To do this we shall specifically provide courses of instruction leading to the award of degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery so as to:

  1. Produce doctors with knowledge and skill to describe the normal structure, function, growth and development process of the human body and mind.
  2. Produce doctors with knowledge to explain ecological factors, which affect health.
  3. Produce doctors who acknowledge the important contributions our present medical knowledge owes to the historical development of medicine.
  4. Produce doctors with competence to identify and describe the health needs of a community.
  5. Produce doctors who can take measures to combat environmental health hazards.
  6. Produce doctors who can carry out health education of their community.

WELCOME TO THE FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES

Welcome to the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Niger Delta University. The Faculty runs Medicine, Biochemistry and Medical Laboratory Science Programs. Our Medical programs are run from the faculties of Basic Medical Sciences and Clinical Sciences. Briefly, the faculty started in 2001. However, not until 2005 when the first Acting Dean was appointed, the Faculty was administered from the office of the Provost.
The first admission into the Niger Delta University College of Health Sciences was carried out in the 2001/2002 academic session.  However, following delay in establishing the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital (NDUTH), the then Provost, Prof. Abiye Obuoforibo in 2004/2005 introduced the Bachelor of Basic Medical Sciences (BMS) degree programme in Human Anatomy and Human Physiology as a stop-gap measure.  Meanwhile at the end of 2006 students’ unrest in the College which lasted for close to six months, the first two sets of students were sent to the University of Benin and the third set to the University of Port Harcourt, where they could take the Part I MB;BS examination for onward movement the Clinical Programme.  Meanwhile it was not until 16th March, 2007 that the Government of Bayelsa State announced the conversion of Okolobiri General Hospital as a temporary site for the NDUTH.  This announcement was however, revalidated on the 9th of October, 2007.  The permanent site of the NDUTH is the five hundred-bed Hospital in Yenagoa.


The Department of Medical Biochemistry started as one of the statutory Departments in the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences in 2001/2002 academic sessions. Academic activities in the Department were coordinated by Mr. Sule Olayiwola Jimoh (now Dr.) who reported directly to the Provost, until 2004/2005 when the first Acting Dean of the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences was appointed. In 2001/2002 academic sessions the first batch of students were admitted into the University preliminary programme in Sciences with lecturers in Basic Medical Sciences engaged in the teaching of Chemistry 101 and 102; Biology 101 and 102 to students of Medicine & Surgery, Pharmacy and Nursing. In 2002/2003 academic sessions, the first set students for Medicine & Surgery, Pharmacy and Nursing programmes were taught Medical Biochemistry courses.
At its 99th meeting, the University Senate in April, 2013, approved the transfer of B. Sc. Biochemistry programme formerly a unit in the Department of Chemical Science, Faculty of Science to Department of Medical Biochemistry, in the Faculty of Basic Medical Science and approved the change of Department name from “Department of Medical Biochemistry” to “Department of Biochemistry”
The Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (B.MLS) programme was established under the Faculty of Medical Laboratory Science, alongside the Faculties of Basic Medical Science, Nursing and Clinical Science. Following the non-accreditation of the programme by the National University Commission (NUC) in 2005 due to lack of adequate manpower, the faculty was collapsed into a Department in the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Health Sciences and the students were farmed into other programmes of the University. The programme was revived in 2007 and secured accreditation from both NUC and Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) in 2008. The Department has graduated the first batch of Medical Laboratory Scientists in April, 2015.
The Faculty currently consists of a good number of highly qualified academic staff with cognate educational and professional experience. The Faculty has teaching laboratories and research laboratory with molecular biology facilities for the training of students and staff research development.
The Faculty has graduated five batches of Medical doctors, first batch of Biochemistry students since its takeover of the department from the Faculty of Science and the first batch of Medical Laboratory Scientists in April, 2015.
Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences consists of the following Departments:

  1. Department of Human Anatomy
  2. Department of Biochemistry
  3. Department of Human Physiology
  4. Department of Anatomical Pathology
  5. Department of Chemical Pathology
  6. Department of Haematology, Immunology & Blood Transfusion
  7. Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology
  8. Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  9. Department of Medical Laboratory Science
  10. Any other Department as may be approved by the University Senate

Prof. Prohp The Prophet
Dean


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Dean of Faculty
Prof. Prohp The Prophet
Faculty Officer
Ms. Cynthia October Bindei
Secretary to Dean
Mr. Woyengimiebifagha Kayopa
Departments
Heads of Department
Department of Anatomical Pathology Dr. Patrick E. Udoye
Department of Biochemistry Dr. Marcellinus E. Arhoghro
Department of Chemical Pathology Dr. (Mrs.) Benedicta Kasia
Department of Haematology, & Immunology Dr. Pughikumo Ogho Crosdale
Department of Human Anatomy Dr. Charles Oyinbo
Department of Human Physiology Dr. Peter Eregbeli
Department of Medical Laboratory Science Prof. Chukwuma Ferdinand
Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology Dr. Abdulrasheed B. Addu
Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics Prof. Fidelis Poh Ching
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General Requirements

To be considered for admission into the first degree programme, candidates should

1. Have five credit pass in not more than two sittings in any of the following examinations;

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level Examination
  • West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE),
  • National Examination Council (NECO),
  • National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) or their equivalents

2. Obtain the minimum cut-off score in UME conducted by JAMB

3. Meet the various departmental registration requirements

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Departments
Programme(s)
UTME Requirements
NDU Admission Requirements
1
Biochemistry
Biochemistry
English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics.
2
Medicine
Medicine
English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics.
3
Medical Laboratory Technology
Medical Laboratory Technology
English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics.
 

 

 

 

 

Address: Faculty of Basic Medicine,
College of Health Sciences,
Niger Delta University,
Wilberforce Island,
Bayelsa State,
Nigeria.

 

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