Anatomy Department : Madonna University

Anatomy Department

History of the Department

The Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Basic Medical Science of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences of Madonna University, Nigeria, Elele campus was established in 2002/2003 academic year with the approval of the University Senate. The Department received interim accreditation from the National University Commission (NUC) in 2005 and 2009. In 2012, it received full accreditation from NUC for her B.Sc. degree programme in Anatomy.


The philosophy of the department is derived from and complements that of the University. It is to prepare students for life of honour, dignity and responsibility as educated citizens with the knowledge, skill, motivation and competences for the practice of the profession in all its ramifications.

Aims and Objectives

The B.Sc. degree programme in anatomy is designed to provide a comprehensive study of the functional and architectural components of the human body. This will be achieved by examining and dissecting the human body, and examination of the body using modern imaging techniques. It includes didactic lectures on the functional, applied anatomy and development of organs and tissues, and the study of the topographical anatomy of the whole human body, in part by dissection supplemented with demonstrations using pre-dissected specimens, radiographic images, anatomical cross –sections, anatomical models and videos

At the completion of the course, the student should be able to

(a) Identify, describe and demonstrate the essential features of the human body both at tissue, organ and system levels.

(b) Demonstrate in the living subject the position, extent and functional integrity and/or competence of organs and systems

(c) Identify the position and extent of normal structures of the human body in x–rays, contrast and air studies, angiograms, tomograms, ultrasounds and other scanning techniques.

(d) Identify structures at tissue and cellular levels with the aid of different types of microscopes

(e) State the anatomical basis of some clinical, hereditary or embryological abnormalities;

(f) Study, recognize and interpret some regional, ethnic or racial variations in anthropometric values, indices and measurements;

(g) Form part of the ever increasing number of human anatomists who will fit into such career positions as teachers in medical schools, research scientists in the pharmaceutical and other similar industries.

Entry Requirements

Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Entry Requirements

Candidates who must have obtained the approved pass mark in the UTME are required to have at least five credit level passes in English language, Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics in not more than two sittings in the West African School Certificate Examination or in the Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent


The department of anatomy offers a four year programme leading to the award of B.Sc. degree iu Anatomy. Admission is by entrance examination (UTME) only.


Successful students in the B.Sc. Degree programme in anatomy are well equipped for careers in teaching and specialist hospitals, private and government hospitals, and even in research centers. They are also equipped for higher degree programmes in any local or foreign institutions. They can also become employers of labour by establishing their own Anatomy laboratories.


Course code contains an abbreviation letter code of three letters representing the department offering the course and three digits. The first digit represents the year or level of study. The second digit indicates the subject or the stress area. The third digit denotes the semester. (Odd numbers represent first semester; even numbers represent second semester).


BIO – Biology

CHM – Chemistry

PHY – Physics

GST – General Studies

MTH – Mathematics

ANT – Anatomy

BCH – Biochemistry

PIO – Physiology

MCB – Microbiology

STA – Statistics

PHA – Pharmacology

GST – General Studies


Stress Area Code

Gross/Functional/Applied/Radiological/Comparative Anatomy 1

Cell /Molecular Biology/ Histology/Microscopic Anatomy 2

Embryology /Biometry/Human growth /Genetics 3

Neuro-Anatomy 4

Histochemistry 5

Practical Anatomy 6

Research/ Project/ Oral Defense 7


Students who gained admission by direct entry into the 200 level will ensure that they register and pass the following General Studies Courses in addition to all the courses in the Faculty/Departmental curriculum, as applicable.


Course Code Course Title Unit

GST 111 Communication in English I 2

GST 113 Nigerian Peoples and Culture 2

GST 121 Use of Library, Study Skills and Information Technology 2

GST 123 Communication in French 2

GST 125 Introduction to Entrepreneurship Studies I 2


Course Code Course Title Unit

GST 104 Fundamental Philosophy 1

GST 112 Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence 2

GST 122 Communication in English II 2

GST 142 Communication in German 2

GST 162 Introduction to Social Science 2

Contact Info

-Elele Campus
1 Madonna University Road
P.M.B 05 Elele,
Rivers State Nigeria.

Tel: 09035055624,08135955826,08148396740
-Okija Campus
Okija, Anambra State Nigeria

Tel: 08078129083
-Akpugo Campus
Akpugo, Enugu State Nigeria

Tel: 08158055206, 08058143616

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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