Department of Medicine

Dr Philip Alaba ADEBOLA
Ag.HOD Medicine

INTRODUCTION
The Department of Medicine provides clinical training in all disciplines of Medicine for undergraduate medical students towards the attainment of the MB;BS degrees of the Lagos State University.

The department also provides post-graduate training for residents in Internal Medicine for the attainment of fellowship awards of the various Postgraduate Medical Colleges.

DEPARTMENTAL OBJECTIVES

Undergraduate Training

  • To train medical students to be professionally competent in clinical assessment, investigation and management of the various diseases in all organs of the body.
  • To develop and train medical students to appreciate the importance of evidence-based medicine in clinical practice. Hence to be prepared to undertake independent studies for self-development, research and acquisition of clinical problem-solving skills.
  • To inculcate high ethical, professional and personal standards and values into the training of medical students, with a view to producing competent and reliable medical doctors.

Residency Training
The Department supports the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital with consultants in various specialties of Internal Medicine for the training of resident doctors towards the attainment of fellowships of the various Postgraduate Medical Colleges.

DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES

Clinical Services
The Department supports the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital with consultants in various specialties of Internal Medicine for tertiary level of medical care in the hospital.

Units of the Department

  • Pulmonary Unit
  • Nephrology Unit
  • Gastroenterology Unit
  • Cardiology Unit
  • Dermatology Unit
  • Endocrinology Unit
  • Neurology Unit

Research
Research activities are encouraged and supported by the department towards advancement of knowledge and the improvement of medical practice.

MODE OF INSTRUCTIONS
Students are taught through a series of academic and clinical activities which include: Lectures, Seminars, Teaching Rounds, Clinical Demonstrations, Medical Grand Rounds, Journal Club activities, Clinical Quiz sessions, Radiology Review sessions, Morbidity/Mortality Reviews and LASUTH monthly Grand Round.

MEDICAL STUDENTS' POSTINGS

  • Basic Clinical Skills
  • Junior Medicine Posting
  • Special (Intermediate) Posting
  • Senior Medicine Posting

ASSESSMENT OF STUDENTS
Students are assessed through In-Course and End-of-Course Examinations using Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Short Answer Questions (SAQ), Long and Short Cases Examination and the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).