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Community Health and Primary Care


History of the Department of Community Health and Primary Care

The Department of Community Health and Primary Care was created in August 2008 with the merger of the former Department of Community Health and the academic component of the former Institute of Child Health and Primary Care. Courses offered by the Department start in the first year of the Medical School curriculum and run throughout the whole curriculum. Students are taught the principles and applications of Medical Sociology, Medical Statistics, Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health, Principles and Practice of Primary Health Care and General Medical Practice, Maternal and Child Health, Health Management Planning and Development. The Department has now integrated the use of Information Technology (IT) in Medicine and Medical Research into its curriculum. In addition, each student must carry out and report on a community health project before they can graduate from the College of Medicine.

In all these activities, the objectives of the Department remain to facilitate the achievement of the main goal of the College which is to produce doctors of high quality in numbers required to meet the health care delivery system. The
focus of the teaching programmes in the Department is to

  • Portray man as an integral part of the environment – biological, physical and social.
  • Demonstrate to the students, through their involvement in community health practice, that adapting man to his environment and his environment to man, can be carried out to benefit the health of the individual and the community.

The department encourages inter-departmental teaching as a strategy for presenting man as an integral part of his total environment. The department thus supports and promotes collaboration with other departments such as Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, Paediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

The department provides postgraduate training in Master of Public Health Degree (MPH) programme as well as a Master of Science in Public Health (M.ScPH) programme. The MPH programme is a full time course which extends over a period of twelve months and prepares Doctors for leadership positions in the public and private sectors of the health system. The Master of Science in Public Health (MSc Public Health) is offered in four options: Epidemiology, Health Management, General Public Health and Medical Statistics. The MSc Public Health programme is run part time as well as full time and is open to all graduates with a first degree in Physical and Natural Sciences.

In collaboration with the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, the Department supports a Residency Training programme in Public Health which leads to the award of the Fellowship of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. As at today, well over 50% of all Fellows of the National College in Public Health were trained in the Department. Most of the remaining Fellows of the College (i.e. those who became Fellow through examination) must have attended one short course or the other at the Department. The Department has achieved for itself a reputation in postgraduate medical education.

Academic members of staff serve as Honorary Consultants to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and thus provide expert clinical and community based services. Members also serve on various technical committees at Federal, State and Local level in support of the Country’s health system.

Research activities in the Department cover areas in health system development, health management, primary health care, epidemiology, population dynamics, sociology, occupational and environmental health, maternal and child health and family medicine.

In addition, the Departmental Library now stocks current journals and electronic data bases in different areas of Public Health to promote academic excellence.

 

Vision Statement

To be the top Community Health department in Medical School in Nigeria using most current technology to facilitate teaching, research and service in Public Health and Primary Care.

Mission Statement

As an integral part of the University and the College of Medicine, the mission of the Department of Community Health and Primary Care is to use the most qualified manpower and modern but appropriate technology to produce health workers with knowledge, skills and competencies in the promotion and protection of health.

 

Welcome Note

On behalf of my colleagues, teaching and non-teaching staff and students of the Department of Community Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Clinical Sciences of College of Medicine, University of Lagos, I welcome you to the Department of Community Health and Primary Care. The Department with the lasting tradition of educational excellence in training and nurturing the best medical students at undergraduate level and the best health care managers at postgraduate level.

 

Academic Programme

 

Academic Staff

Professor & HOD

PROF. ABOSEDE, OLAYINKA AKANKE

Professor

OSIBOGUN, AKINSANYA OLAYIDE

Professor

EKANEM EKANEM EFFIONG


Professor

ONAJOLE ADEBAYO TEMITAYO

Associate Professor

DR. INEM, VICTOR AKPAN

Associate Professor

ODEYEMI KOFOWOROLA ABIMBOLA


Associate Professor

OGUNNOWO BABATUNDE ENITAN

Associate Professor

AYANKOGBE OLAYINKA OLUFUNMI

Senior Lecturer

OLUFUNLAYO TOLULOPE FLORENCE


Senior Lecturer

ROBERTS ALERO ANNE

Senior Lecturer

ORIDOTA EZEKIEL SOFOLA

Senior Lecturer

OLATONA FOLUKE ADENIKE


Senior Lecturer

BALOGUN MOBOLANLE RASHEEDAT

Senior Lecturer

ABIOLA OLATUNJI ABDULKAREEM

Senior Lecturer

ONIGBOGI OLANREWAJU OLUSOLA


Senior Lecturer

ODUKOYA OLUWAKEMI OLOLADE

Senior Lecturer

OKAFOR IFEOMA PEACE

Senior Lecturer

SEKONI ADEKEMI OLUWAYEMISI


Senior Lecturer

ODUGBEMI TINUOLA OMOTOMILAYO

Lecturer I

KANMA-OKAFOR OLUCHI JOAN

Lecturer I

LADI-AKINYEMI TEMITOPE WUNMI


Lecturer I

OGUNYEMI ADEDOYIN OYEYIMIKA

Lecturer I

ADEJIMI ADEBOLA AFOLAKE

Lecturer I

OLUWOLE ESTHER OLUWAKEMI


Lecturer I

AKODU, BABATUNDE ABDULMAJEED

Assit. Lecturer

AKINSOLA OLUWATOSIN JONADAB

 

Technical Staff

Administrative Staff

CHIEF RESEARCH NURSING OFFICER

ABAYOMI, FOLUKE OLABISI (MRS.)

CHIEF CONF. SEC.

ONI, ABIGAIL OLUFUNKE (MRS.)

ASST. CHIEF RESEARCH NURSE

OLADEINDE, OMOSALEWA KUDIRAT (MRS.)


ASST. CHIEF LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST

ODUSAMI, OLUSEGUN TAIWO (MR.)

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

IHEJIRIKA BERNADETTE CAROLINE (MRS.)

PRINCIPAL MACHINE SUPERINTENDENT (CLERICAL DUTIES)

OLADEJI, SAMUEL OLAWUYI (MR.)


ASST. DATA PROCESSING OFFICER

OLAOGUN, MUYIBI AKANJI (MR.)

LABORATORY SUPERITENDENT

AKINRUJOMU, VINCENT THORPE

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

OBASANJO, FUNMILAYO OLABISI


OFFICE ASSISTANT

AJIBOYE LOLA FELICIA

 
 

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