The philosophy of the undergraduate physiology programme is to train students in theoretical, practical and applied physiology to make such graduates suitable to utilize the basic knowledge for future problem solving and other applications – like in practice of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, etc. The graduates should be able to function as entrepreneurs whether in public service or self employed.
Aim of the programme
To produce graduates equipped with basic knowledge physiology and practical skills in order to carry out basic physiological measurements and actively participate in health education, screening, diagnosis, therapy, monitoring, promotion, fitness or safety, thereby providing solutions to diverse fitness, health and safety challenges.
Objectives of the programme
1. To train students to acquire basic knowledge of physiological principles.
2. To train students to acquire sufficient practical knowledge and practical skills in experimental physiology.
3. To train students to have knowledge of applied physiology as used in medicine, pharmacy, nursing and other health sciences and technology.
4. To train students who will be able to apply physiology knowledge.
5. To train students in physiological knowledge sufficient for them to proceed for further studies in physiology or other related fields of specialization.
6. To train students who can adapt themselves after schooling, to various life endeavours, including entrepreneurship.
Career prospects for graduates of the programme:
The programme will produce graduates that will reasonably fill in the existing wide gap existing in clinical/safety measurement departments of hospitals, schools, environmental, health and safety sectors. Graduates will have training that can be applied to determine the physiological status of persons/workers in industries, sports or any adverse environment. Furthermore, the programme will train clinical measurement scientists for example in spirometry, electroencephalogram, electrocardiogram, and electromyogram who will work in the clinical measurement laboratories of hospitals. In addition, the programme will produce heart-lung machine scientists who are indispensable during open heart surgery. The graduates from the program will also acquire entrepreneurial skills to establish private practice in order to reasonably fill in the related gaps existing in the health care delivery and physiological safety systems. Consequently, they are expected to contribute through their researches or public/private practice as:
a) Research and Clinical Laboratory Scientists
b) Clinical measurement Scientists such as Cardio-Physiologists, Neurophysiologists, Respiratory Physiologists, Gastrointestinal/Nutrition Physiologists, Auditory Physiologists, Exercise Physiologists, Embryologist, Reproductive Endocrinologists, Heart Lung Machine Scientists, Biomedical Scientists Performing Spirometry, ECG, EEG, EMG, etc.
c) Lecturers/Tutors/Teachers at various of educational Institutions.
d) Sports physiologists
e) Health and fitness advisors
f) Food, pharmaceutical and allied marketing representatives
g) Human science journalists: science writers/presenters
h) Environmental/Occupational physiologists
i) Systems physiologists.
j) Safety Pharmacologists.
k) HSE, HIA and EIA consultants.
The graduates’ wealth of knowledge is very applicable in diverse fields of endeavour, such as aviation, mining, manufacturing, job recruitment/training, hospitality/recreational, banking, food, beauty/cosmetology, textile/clothing, biomedical engineering industries and other establishments where efficient management of human resources and safety is a priority.
|GENERAL BIOLOGY I||BIO 103|
|GENERAL CHEMISTRY I||CHM 101|
|ENGINEERING DRAWING||ENG 103|
|INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH||FRN 101|
|USE OF ENGLISH I||GST 101|
|INTRODUCTION TO IGBO GRAMMAR||IGB 101|
|ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS I||MTH 101|
|GENERAL PHYSICS I||PHY 101|
|WORKSHOP PRACTICE I||ENG 101|
|SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY||GST 110|
|IGBO LANGUAGE II||IGB 102|
|ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II||MTH 102|
|GENERAL PHYSICS II||PHY 102|
|GENERAL BIOLOGY II||BIO 104|
|GENERAL CHEMISTRY II||CHM 102|
|WORKSHOP PRACTICE II||ENG 102|
|ENGINEERING DRAWING II||ENG 104|
|FRENCH LANGUAGE II||FRN 102|
|USE OF ENGLISH II||GST 102|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE I||GST 108|
|COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I||CSC 201|
|INTRODUCTION, AND GROSS ANATOMY OF UPPER AND LOWER LIMBS||ANA 201|
|BASIC HISTOLOGY AND CYTOLOGY||ANA 203|
|GENERAL EMBRYOLOGY||ANA 205|
|INTRODUCTORY/GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY||BCH 203|
|BIOCHEMISTRY OF MACROMOLECULES||BCH 205|
|INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY||IMB 201|
|GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF PHYSIOLOGY||PHS 201|
|PHYSIOLOGY OF BLOOD AND OTHER BODY FLUIDS||PHS 211|
|NIGERIAN AND AFRICAN CULTURE||GST 201|
|GROSS ANATOMY OF THE THORAX, ABDOMEN, PELVIS AND PERINEUM||ANA 202|
|SYSTEMIC HISTOLOGY I||ANA 204|
|SYSTEMIC EMBRYOLOGY I||ANA 206|
|BIOENERGETICS AND ENZYMOLOGY||BCH 204|
|METABOLISM AND BIOSYNTHETIC PATHWAYS||BCH 206|
|MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY||MED 202|
|EXCITABLE TISSUES (NERVE AND MUSCLE) AND AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM||PHS 222|
|RESPIRATORY AND CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY||PHS 234|
|GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT PHYSIOLOGY||PHS 278|
|SIWES/ STUDENTS’ LABORATORY TRAINING FOR TWO MONTHS (in any relevant place during the long vacation)||SIWES 200/ PHS 290|
|MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY.||MCB 202|