The Lagos State Government commissioned LASUCOM, Ikeja on 9th February, 1999 under the then Vice-Chancellor, Late Professor Fatiu Ademola Akesode. Under the leadership of the then Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun, the mission statement of LASUCOM was approved and is being fulfilled through a strong partnership of the Lagos State Government with the teachers and students of the College.
The Mission Statement of LASUCOM – “To produce world-class graduates in the health sciences who would be contributors to global medical practice and research, utilising cutting-edge technology and innovation for the advancement of humanity”.
A career in the medical sciences represents a unique opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of individual patients, their families and carers. The structure and content of our curriculum are thus specifically designed to educate students for medical practice in the 21st century, preparing them for clinical training and life-long learning in the medical profession. As a result, our curriculum implements best practices in medical education and the statutory requirements of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN)
LASUCOM boasts of a committed, unique, diverse team of world-class educators and expert healthcare leaders who help foster an environment of creative learning experience for our world-class students for long-term success. We integrate a sound knowledge of the scientific basis of medicine within the professional and clinical context in our medical and dental programmes. This approach produces graduates who not only understand medicine, but also recognise the important contribution that science and scientific research make to the practice of modern medicine. Our physiology programmes (we have had two sets of graduates) and nursing programmes are currently being promoted. LASUCOM currently offers postgraduate courses in Public Health and in the Basic Medical Sciences.
The College has four faculties viz: the Faculties of Basic Medical Sciences, Basic Clinical Sciences, Clinical Sciences and Dentistry. In line with the guidelines of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), the erstwhile Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences is now disaggregated into the Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences and Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences.
The medical school has undergone huge infrastructural developments since its inception and boasts of research facilities which provide the infrastructure and academic environment for sustained development and expansion of medical research in the future. In 2017, a purpose-built facility for research and provision of clinical services was commissioned for the dental programme of the College. A new edifice which will accommodate the Faculties of Basic Medical Sciences and Basic Clinical Sciences is near completion. This structure is replete with auditoria, lecture rooms, offices and laboratory spaces for these faculties. In the last quarter of 2018, we hope to have our Clinical Skills Laboratory complete with mannequins and related equipment set up. In April 2018, the refurbished ultra-modern students’ cafeteria which occupies two floors in the new medical students’ complex was re-opened for business. There are also outstanding recreational facilities for sporting activities and all such related facilities for staff and students.
The graduate must have adequate knowledge of the :
The graduate must demonstrate the necessary skills to:
collect, record and analyse information about the health needs of individuals, families and communities;
identify, recognize and diagnose the health problems of individuals, families and communities;
utilize appropriate promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative measures in solving health needs and
problems of individuals, families and communities;
communicate effectively on the health needs and problems of individuals, families and communities;
search and critically evaluate relevant literature about health matters
Attitudes (Human Qualities)
The graduate must possess:
the discipline of self education which should continue throughout his/her professional life;
the ability to assess health needs or problems, whether of an individual, family or community comprehensively;
the ability to observe professional ethical standards;
an awareness of scope and limits of his/her role and of the necessity to seek advice and collaborate with other health workers;
a high sense of responsibility towards work and calmness especially in emergency situations;
an inquiring and analytic disposition to health matters which may lead to simple problem-solving research;
the readiness to plan, manage and evaluate health services for individuals, families and communities;
the readiness to educate, motivate, supervise and lead or support other health workers and the community in health promotion and the prevention and treatment of diseases;
the willingness to function optimally, critically and innovatively at all times even when manpower and other resources are limited;
the highest standard of morality and integrity.