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DR. M.M.C Anyakudo
MBBS, Ph.D, FRHD
H.O.D
 

     INTRODUCTION

The Department of Physiology is one of the foundation departments in the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences of the University. It was established in April 22, 2015 to run both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes leading to the award of B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Medical Physiology. It also engages in the teaching of Basic Physiology to Medical, Dental, Nursing, and Medical Laboratory students.

The department is located presently in the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences at Odosida Campus of the University. It is well equipped with teaching and research laboratory, lecture rooms, staff offices, seminar/conference room, departmental library and e-library.

The Department of Physiology is pioneered by full-time team-spirited, intellectual, proficient and result-oriented members of Academic and non-Teaching (laboratory and administrative) staff. The Postgraduate research and training in the Department will be devoted to research units/specialties such as:

  1.   Endocrinology and Metabolism

  2.   Reproduction and Urophysiology

  3.   Neurosciences and Oral Physiology

  4.   Environmental and Applied Physiology

  5.   Gastrointestinal and Nutrition Physiology

  6.   Respiratory and Cardiovascular Physiology

 

   Towards reducing the burden of ill-health in the region, the Department of Physiology of University of Medical Sciences Ondo, is committed to teaching, research and training through creation of knowledge that contributes to Nigeria’s aspirations to attain global competitiveness in health care delivery and health education.



OBJECTVES

The B.Sc. programme in Human Physiology is designed to cater for adequate exposures of students to all areas of Human Physiology as well as other relevant biomedical courses including Human Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacology and Biostatistics where they are provided with adequate and intensive training leading to the award of Bachelor of Science degree in Human Physiology. The curriculum from time to time would be subject to review to meet global standard thus providing international opportunities for career development. Physiology is one of the core components of the basic medical sciences which provides the basic foundation needed for medical education and practice. It is designed to provide adequate understanding and knowledge on the principle governing normal functioning of the human body so as to enable students to:

 1.   Understand the scientific basis of Medical and Dental practice and development

 2.   Relate basic knowledge of normal organ function to common pathologies

 3.   Explain common pathological disturbances from basic knowledge of Physiology

 4.   Build a research career in various fields related to human body functions.

The successful graduates will be able to work in government and private establishments serving as academic and research scientists in higher institutions, research institutes, service laboratories in the hospitals and industries and also function as entrepreneur whether in public service or self-employed.



        ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES

The degree programme will last three years for direct entry students and four years for students admitted through JAMB. To be eligible for admission to a degree of B.Sc. in Physiology, a candidate should have:

a. Satisfied the normal University requirements

b. Satisfied the approved school of Basic Medical Science requirements in  respect of workload, registration of courses and programme duration.

c. Satisfied the departmental requirements as contained in the four year degree programme. 

         COURSE CREDIT AND WORKLOAD

a)   The curriculum for B.Sc. programme shall extend over eight semesters.

b)   Instructions shall be by courses. Students will be required to take an approved combination of such courses determined by senate from time to time based on Faculty recommendation.

c)   Courses shall be evaluated in terms of course credits. A course credit is defined as a series of lectures/tutorials of one to three hours per week lasting a semester or a three-hour practical class per week or an equivalent amount of study or any combination of these.

d)    There shall be four levels of courses.

e)   The minimum number of course credits for each level of the degree programme is specified under the guidelines for each subjects.

f)    All courses taught during each semester shall be examined at the end of that semester and candidates will be credited with the number of course credit assigned to the courses which they have passed.

g)   The total number of credits taken along with the grades obtained in each course shall also be recorded for the purpose of computing the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).

h)   The weighted grade point of all courses taken shall be used for the determination of the class of degree. Students shall normally be required to register for a prescribed minimum number of credits in each academic year. The number of such credit units shall be approved by senate on the recommendation of the Faculty Board.

i)     The minimum number of credits for the award of B.Sc. degree shall be 130 including GES credits (for a four-year course) and 100 for the direct entry (for a three-year course).

j)    The minimum number of credits required to remain in the faculty and to move to the next level is 22 credits (including GES courses) whilst the minimum number of credits required to remain in the faculty on probation is 11 credits.

k)   The degree shall be awarded with honours provided a student obtains a Cumulative Grade Point Average that is not less than 1.5 and satisfied other minimum honours requirements.

l)     The normal number of semester for B.Sc. Physiology programme shall be eight. A student who attains a CGPA of less than1.5 will be on probation and will have to first register for the backlog of courses before he can be allowed to register for other courses within the upper limit of 24 credit units.

m) A student who transfers from one programme to another or from another university may be allowed to carry the already earned credit units which are relevant to the curriculum of the new programme.

n)   The maximum number of semester for a B.Sc. programme shall be twelve. Candidates admitted through the direct entry mode shall have only two semesters short of the candidates admitted through the UTME mode.     

      100 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

BIO   110

General Biology I

4

CHM 111

General Chemistry I

3

CHM 112

General Practical Chemistry I

1

GES 111

Communication in English I

2

GES 112

The Use of Library Skills and ICT

2

GES 113

Philosophy, Logic and Human Existence

2

MTH 111

Elementary Mathematics I

3

PHY  111

General Physics I (Mechanics and Properties of Matter)

3

PHY  112

General Physics II

2

PHY 113

General Experimental Physics I

1

TOTAL

 

23


         SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

BIO 120

General Biology II

4

CHM 121

General Chemistry II

3

CHM 122

General Practical Chemistry II

1

GES 121

Communication in English II

2

GES 122

Nigerian People and Global Culture

2

GES 123

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation

2

MAT  121

Elementary Mathematics II

3

PHY 121

General Physics III

3

PHY 122

General Practical Physics II

1

1TOTAL

 

21


  TOTAL CREDIT FOR THE YEAR………………………………44

    200 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

ANA 210

Gross Anatomy of  Upper Limb

2

ANA 211

Gross Anatomy of  Lower Limb

2

ANA 212

Basic Histology and Cytology

2

ANA 213

General Embryology

2

BCM 211

General Biochemistry I

3

BCM 212

General Biochemistry II (elective)

2

PHS 211

Introductory and General Physiology

2

PHS 212

Blood and Body Fluid

2

PHS 213

Excitable tissue, Contractile Cells, Introduction to CNS and ANS

2

GES 211

Entrepreneurship II

2

GES 212

History and Philosophy of Science

2

TOTAL

 

21


     SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

ANA 220

Gross Anatomy of Thorax

2

ANA 221

Gross Anatomy of the Abdomen, Pelvis, Perineum

3

ANA 222

Systemic Histology

2

BCM 221

Carbohydrate and Lipid Chemistry

3

BCM 222

Protein Chemistry  and Enzymology

3

PHS 222

Gastrointestinal Physiology and Nutrition

2

PHS 223

Respiratory Physiology

2

PHS 225

Cardiovascular Physiology

2

GES 222

Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

2

CSC 211

Basic Computer Science

2

TOTAL

 

23


   TOTAL CREDIT FOR THE YEAR…………………………44

      300 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

PHS 311

Renal Physiology and Temperature Regulation

2

PHS 312

Endocrinology and Reproduction

3

PHS 313

Neurophysiology

2

PHS 314

Practical Physiology 1

1

ANA 311

Gross Anatomy of the Head and Neck

3

ANA 314

Neuroanatomy

2

PBT 315

Biostatistics

2

GES 311

Entrepreneurship III

2

TOTAL

 

17


    SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

CSC 310

Introduction to Computing

2

PHS 321

Animal Experimentation/Design of Experiment/Analytic Method in Physiology

3

PHS 322

Membrane Physiology

2

PHS 323

Sensory Physiology

2

PHS 324

Practical Physiology II

1

PHS 325

Literature Review

1

PCO 320

Introductory and Systemic Pharmacology

3

BCM 320

Clinical Biochemistry

2

MMB 321

Introductory Microbiology

1 (elective)

ANA 322

Histochemistry and Cytochemistry

2 (elective)

TOTAL

 

16


  TOTAL CREDIT FOR THE YEAR……………….........33

   400 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

PHS 410

SIWES

3

PHS 411

Neuroendocrinology

2

PHS 412

Cardiopulmonary Physiology

3

PHS 413

Comparative and Environmental Physiology

3

PHS 414

Selected topics in Gastroenterology

2

PHS 415

Advanced Renal Physiology

2

PHS 416

Special Senses

2

PHS 417

Research Methods in Physiology

3

TOTAL

 

20

NOTE: Students embark on SIWES immediately after second semester of 300 level for a period of 3 months.

      SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

PHS 421

Advanced Endocrinology and Reproduction

3

PHS 422

Sports, Aviation and Deep Sea Diving

2

PHS 423

Molecular Genetics

2

PHS 424

Seminar

2

PHS 425

Projects

6

TOTAL

 

15

 


      TOTAL CREDIT FOR THE YEAR………………………35



   ACADEMIC STAFF

 

S/N

NAME

RANK

QUALIFICATION

STATUS

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

 

1.

Dr M. M. C. Anyakudo

Senior Lecturer/ HoD

MBBS, 1998; MSc, 2006; PhD,

2014 (UI); FRHD, 2013

Full time

Endocrinology, Metabolism, Reproductive

and Applied

 

2.

Prof. A. A. Fasanmade

Professor

MBBS, 1980; MSc, 1986 (UI); FWACP, 1990

Sabbatical

Endocrinology, Respiratory

 

3.

Dr E. B. Ezenwanne

Associate Professor

BSc, 1982; MSc, 1986; PhD, 1994 (ABU)

Sabbatical

Neurophysiology

 

4.

Dr O. A. Adejumo

Senior Lecturer

MBBS (LAUTECH), 2005; FWACP, 2014; FMCP, 2014

Joint appointment with Internal Medicine

Renal

 

5.

Dr I. P. Oyeyipo

Senior Lecturer

BSc (UNILORIN), 2005; MSc, 2009; PhD, 2014 (UI)

Adjunct

Cardiovascular

 

6.

Mr B. O. Omolaso

Lecturer I

BSc (UNILORIN), 2003; MSc (UI), 2007

Full time

Gastrointestinal/Cardiovascular

 

7.

Dr L. W. Adesunloro

Lecturer I

MBBS (UI), 2006; FWACS, 2013

Adjunct

Renal

 

8.

Dr A. O. Akintade

Lecturer I

MBBS (UNIBEN), 2002; PGDA, 2008; FWACS, 2015

Adjunct

Respiratory

 

9.

Mr A. O. Akinola

Lecturer II

BSc (UNILORIN), 2003; MSc (UI), 2009

Full time

Endocrinology and Reproductive

 

10.

Dr Modinat A. Adefisayo

Lecturer II

BSc (UI), 2004; MB.ChB, 2012; MSc, 2016 (OAU)

Full time

Gastrointestinal

 

11.

Mr V. Emojevwe

Lecturer II

BSc, 2008; MSc, 2013 (DELSU)

Full time

Reproductive and Foetal programming

 

12.

Mr O. I. Adeyomoye

Assistant Lecturer

BSc, 2010; MSc, 2014 (UI)

Full time

Environmental and Applied

                  

    NON-TEACHING STAFF

 

S/N

NAME

RANK

QUALIFICATION

1.

Mr O. E. Edebiri

Technologist II

B.Sc (AAU), 2012

2.

Calista O. Monyei

Technologist II

B.Sc (DELSU), 2010, NISLT

3.

Mr O. H. Adebumiti

Administrative Officer II

BA (AAUA), 2012

4.

Mr S. T. Oladokun

Laboratory Assistant

O’ level 2007; ND, 2012

5.

Mrs Christianah T. Akinsimoye

Office Attendant

O’ level 2003





Physiology Department

University of Medical sciences

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Ondo State.

Nigeria.

Tel: +234(0)8039171576

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