The Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine is one of the Laboratory Medicine Departments in the Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences of the Lagos State University College of Medicine. The Department teaches the aspect of medicine that deals with the morphological changes associated with diseases. As with the rest of the Laboratory medicine departments, it forms the bedrock of patient management. A knowledge of pathology prepares the students for further instructions during their clinical years.
Medical and dental students enrol with the department at 400 level and receive instructions over a period of three semesters. The course comprises lectures, Museum pots demonstrations and practical sessions which includes attendance at post-mortem examinations, instructions on the gross and microscopic appearance of diseases state.
Instructions are given in form of lectures, tutorials, and practicals. The department keeps a well stocked tissue museum, and well equipped post mortem and histology rooms. Students are exposed to the use of these facilities for practical purposes. At the end of the practical sessions, the students are expected to sign for the practical session attended.
Students are assessed on continuous basis with two in-course assessments in the rain semester and one in the harmattan semester. There is a mock assessment before the Part II MBBS Examination.
The Part II MBBS Examination is examined in three parts comprising Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Essay and Practical, papers I, II and III respectively.
In compliance with University policy, 75% attendance shall be allowed for students to be signed up for the Part II MBBS Professional Examinations. In keeping with the university policy, absence from class based on medical reasons shall be acceptable based on the submission of a duly signed Medical Report.