Physiology Department ; Madonna University

Physiology Department

Brief History of the Department

The Department of Physiology, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, Madonna University was established in 18th September, 2002 with twenty-two students as its first intake under Dr Ufearo C. S. as the first Head of Department. This was sequel to the approval from the University Senate and the National University Commission.

Philosophy

The philosophy of the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, Madonna University takes its cue from the broad philosophy of the College of Medicine in the country and from that of the University. The philosophy of the Department of Physiology is as follows:

a. Training of B.Sc. (Hons) Physiology students.

b. Training of medical students towards the degree of MB. BS. during their two pre-clinical years basic and applied physiology.

c. Rendering intra-faculty training services to B.Sc. Anatomy students and inter-faculty training services to Pharmacy and Health Science (Medical Laboratory Sciences, Nursing Sciences, Public Health, and Optometry) undergraduates.

d. Researching into various disciplines in physiology.

Objectives and Scope of the Programme

The objective of this undergraduate programme is to produce graduates in the field of Human Physiology:

a. To staff this University, existing and many emerging medical schools in the country

b. To teach in medical, pharmaceutical and nursing schools

c. To perform effectively in other areas where knowledge of Human Physiology is applied: Safety and Environmental matters, Drug Industries, Human Biology, Nutrition, Sports and Research Institutions etc.

d. To produce professionals in the discipline for the effective implementation of Postgraduate training plans of the department: the professional qualification in Human Physiology is Ph. D. Degree.

e. To engage in independent study or research to inculcate in themselves. The culture of academic responsibility for further professional education and training. The scope of this programme is such that Human Physiology graduates shall be competent to practice in private and public institutions or undertake postgraduate training in any local or foreign institutions.

Admission Requirements

UTME

Candidates for 4 years degree programme must obtain the approved pass mark in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and must have at least five credit O’ Level passes in English Language, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in not more than two sittings in the West African School Certificate Examination or in the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination or National Examination Council.

Direct Entry

Direct entry candidates for the 3 year programme are required to pass the General Certificate Examination (A’ Level) or obtain principal level passes at High School Certificate Examination in Physics, Chemistry, Zoology or Biology.

Duration of Programme

The Department of Physiology offers a 3 or 4 year degree programme leading to the award of Bachelor of Science in HumanPhysiology. Admission for a 4 year programme is by entrance examination (UTME). Admission for direct entry is for a 3 year programme. Additionally, the department offers courses to students admitted to take degrees in the Faculties of Medicine and Pharmacy leading to their professional examinations.

Job Opportunities

Successful students in the Bachelor of Science degree examination are well-equipped for careers in hospitals, work in well-equipped laboratories and lecture in universities, act as representatives for medical and pharmaceutical firms, or be appointed as technical assistants in research or routine laboratories.

Course Coding System

Course codes contain an abbreviation letter code of three letters representing the department offering the 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 the first semester; even number represents second semester).

STRESS AREAS

Introductory Physiology 0

Respiratory Physiology 1

Cardiovascular Physiology 2

Neurophysiology 3

Gastrointestinal Tract Physiology 4

Reproductive Physiology 5

Renal System 6

Endocrinology 7

Pathophysiology 8

Project/Laboratory Experiments/Seminar 9

INSTRUCTION TO DIRECT ENTRY STUDENTS

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.

FIRST SEMESTER (FOR DIRECT ENTRY STUDENTS)

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

SECOND SEMESTER (FOR DIRECT ENTRY STUDENTS)

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

Admission Requirements

Admission into the programme may be through any of the following modes:

  • UTME: Candidates who have successfully completed the Senior Secondary School or its equivalent and obtained five credits in Mathematics, English Language, Physics to form the core subjects with credit in any other two relevant science subjects (preference is given to Additional Mathematics, Computer Studies, Statistics, Chemistry, or Biology) in not more than two sittings.
  • Direct Entry: Candidates who fulfils above requirements and who have obtained G.C.E Advanced Level, HSC or equivalent passes in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry or Statistics, or Computer Studies, or Economics may be admitted at the 200 level of the programme. Candidate who fulfil normal admission requirements and in addition holds an ND or HND certificate (minimum upper credit) in Information Technology or Computer Science or Computer Engineering are eligible for direct entry admission.
  • Transfer Cases: Candidates wishing to transfer from one programme to Computer Science for some good reason(s) may be considered for absorption at 200 level. Any deficiencies in their background should be rectified by taking appropriate courses.

To qualify for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Computer Science, a student:

(a) Must have spent minimum of 3 or 4 years on the programme depending on the mode of entry.

(b) Must have passed all Compulsory courses.

(c) Must have passed all required courses and selected electives.

Requirement for Graduation

Before graduation, every student is expected to pass all compulsory courses, required courses and selected electives at a minimum level of E grade. The minimum credit requirement for graduation is 167. The degree to be awarded shall be Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Computer Science. Candidate with good honours degree in Computer Science may be accepted for Masters or PhD programmes in the relevant area of study and research.

1.9 ACHIEVEMENT

The Department of Computer Science gained it first full accreditation status from the National University Commission (NUC) in November 2008 and the second full accreditation status June 2015. The Department also produced the overall best student in the University in 2013/2014 graduation list and also in 2014/2015 graduation list

JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE GRADUATES

The use of computer technologies is commonplace in all types of organizations, in academia, research, industry, government, private and business organizations. The career opportunities for computer science graduates can be classified into seven categories: programming and software development, information systems operation and management, telecommunications and networking, computer science research, web and Internet, graphics and multimedia, training and support, and computer industry specialists.

STRESS AREAS CODE

General Courses 0

Programming 1

Software Development Fundamentals 2

Systems Fundamentals 3

Intelligent Systems 4

Computability 5

Information Systems 6

Research work 9

 

INSTRUCTION TO DIRECT ENTRY STUDENTS

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.

FIRST SEMESTER (FOR DIRECT ENTRY STUDENTS)

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

SECOND SEMESTER (FOR DIRECT ENTRY STUDENTS)

Course Code Course Title Unit

GST 104 Fundamental Philosophy 1

GST 112 Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence 2

GST 122 Communication in English 2

GST 142 Communication in German 2

GST 162 Introduction to Social Science 2

Contact Info

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-Elele Campus
1 Madonna University Road
P.M.B 05 Elele,
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Okija, Anambra State Nigeria
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Akpugo, Enugu State Nigeria

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info@madonnauniversity.edu.ng

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