Dean, Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences
Professor of Chemical Pathology & Consultant
Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences,
Lagos State University College of Medicine
Research Gate Profile
Pharmacology, Therapeutics & Toxicology
To elucidate biological mechanisms and develop novel therapeutics
Medical Microbiology & Parasitology
Microbiology as the basis of clinical diagnosis, management and prevention of diseases.
Haematology & Blood Transfusion
Understanding the mechanisms of disease processes that are primarily haematopoietic.
Highlight the central role organs play in the prevention, diagnosis and management of diseases,
Pathology & Forensic Medicine
To provide a sound and all round education in science of Pathology to the medical students.
FACULTY OF BASIC CLINICAL SCIENCES
The Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences was established in July 2018 in compliance with the new guideline from the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN). The Faculty was disaggregated from the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences as a pre-requisite for the accreditation of the MB;BS Programme by the Council.
The Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences consists of the following Departments;
- Pharmacology, Therapeutic & Toxicology
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Haematology and Blood Transfusion
- Medical Microbiology & Parasitology
- Chemical Pathology
To be the preferred Faculty that provides students with sound foundation for health care delivery and policy making through training and innovative translational research.
To provide an environment of academic excellence for training and mentoring leaders with knowledge of Basic Clinical Sciences for carrying out ground-breaking research through cutting-edge medical and biomedical education that meets local, regional and global needs.
Pharmacology, Therapeutic & Toxicology
The central theme of the subject is the interaction between the human body and chemical agents called drugs. The drugs used for treating various ailments, their mode of administration, mode and locus of action as well as undesirable effects will be treated. Teaching sessions will comprise didactic lectures and practical sessions.
The Pathology Sciences are taught in four different departments. They are related by the fact that they deal with the various disease that afflict the human body but from different points of view.
Pathology and Forensic Medicine
This discipline deals with disease processes at cellular level. In other words, the subject deals with changes that occur in the structure and function of human cells and tissues in the presence of disease. In this sense, it can be seen as & ldquo;Anatomy and Physiology in disease & rdquo;. It is divided into two sections & dash; General Pathology which covers the basic processes underlying disease and Systemic Pathology which deals with diseases as they affect different body systems.
Forensic Medicine is the enquiry component of the department. It answers questions on cause of death whether of criminal or of natural causes. Students going through the department will receive didactic lectures, participate in practical classes and attend autopsy sessions.
Haematology and Blood transfusion
Courses in the department cover diseases of the formed elements and fluid component of blood, blood forming tissues/organs and related structures. The department also teaches courses in malignant diseases (cancer) and the study of the body & rsquo;s defence mechanisms against foreign invasion (Immunology). Instructions will be passed through didactic lectures and practical sessions.
Medical Microbiology and Parasitology
As the name suggests, students going through the department will audit courses in microbes of various nature & ndash; bacteria, viruses, fungi etc. Larger parasites of importance to human disease will also be studied in detail. Instructions will be passed through didactic lectures and practical sessions.
The discipline deals with deranged function of body chemistry. In a sense, it is a reflection of what happens to normal human biochemistry in the presence of disease. Instructions will be passed through didactic lectures and practical sessions.
Courses in the above five departments will culminate in the First Professional Examinations after about eighteen (18) months of instruction. Failure of the examination in three or more departments will lead to loss of one academic session and repetition of the class in all five subject areas. Candidates who fail in one or two departments will be allowed re-write the
examination in the subject(s). Failure in the re-sit examination will lead to loss of one academic session and repetition of the class in all five subject areas.
Other Courses Taken From 200L TO 400L Include:
- Community Health and Primary Health Care
- General Nigerian Studies
- Medical Psychology