A Legacy of Excellence

Founded in March 2012 and established as an independent entity from the Faculty of Clinical Medicine in March 2021, the Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences stands at the forefront of medical education and research. Our mission is to impart essential knowledge in the basic clinical sciences of Pathology and Pharmacology to undergraduate and postgraduate students, fostering the application of this knowledge in the health and pharmaceutical sectors.

Prof. Peter O. Ughachukwu

Milestones and Leadership

Our faculty’s journey has been marked by significant milestones. Prof. Peter O. Ughachukwu, the pioneer Dean, laid a strong foundation from March 2021 to September 2022. His leadership was succeeded by Prof. Clinton Chukwu, who served as acting dean until May 2024. Prof. Peter Ughachukwu, re-elected on May 17th, 2024, now continues to guide our faculty towards new heights.

Academic Achievements

The Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences boasts an impressive track record of academic excellence. We have successfully graduated numerous cohorts of medical students, in collaboration with other faculties within the College of Medicine. Additionally, our departments have produced several diploma, master’s, and PhD graduates in Pharmacology and Therapeutics, as well as PhD graduates in Surgical Pathology.

Our faculty comprises five distinct departments, each dedicated to specialized fields of medical science:

  1. Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  2. Department of Histopathology
  3. Department of Medical Microbiology
  4. Department of Hematology/Immunology
  5. Department of Chemical Pathology

These departments provide a robust educational framework, ensuring our students receive comprehensive training and are well-prepared for their future careers.

Vision for the Future

The Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences is committed to continuous improvement and innovation. Our future targets include establishing a Therapeutics Ward within our teaching hospital, dedicated to the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Additionally, we aim to set up a state-of-the-art Toxicology Laboratory to serve the pharmaceutical and food industries, enhancing our research capabilities and industry collaboration.

Mission and Philosophy

Our mission is clear: to deliver essential knowledge in Pathology and Pharmacology, fostering the practical application of this knowledge in various sectors. Our philosophy emphasizes producing doctors, pharmacologists, and pathologists who are equipped to address health challenges in Africa with an African mindset. We are dedicated to training professionals who are deeply aware of and responsive to the unique healthcare needs of our society.

Admission Information

Our admission requirements and procedures for non-graduate, undergraduate, and postgraduate programs are aligned with the standards of the College of Medicine and our parent university, COOU. We ensure a seamless admission process, allowing for deferment, transfer, and registration in accordance with university policies.

Join Us at the Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences

We invite aspiring medical professionals and researchers to join us in our pursuit of excellence. At the Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences, you will be part of a dynamic and supportive academic community, committed to advancing medical science and improving healthcare outcomes.

Explore our programs, discover our innovative research, and become a part of a faculty that is shaping the future of medical education in Nigeria and beyond. Your journey to a fulfilling and impactful career in medical sciences begins here.