Courses

Courses

  1. Short – Term Courses
  2. Advanced Paediatric Life Support Course
  3. International Training Workshop on Paediatric Emergencies
  4. International Training Workshop on Paediatric Critical care
  5. International Continuing Education Programme in Paediatric Nephrology
  6. Community Care of Newborn for Non doctors and related health care givers
  7. Neonatal Resuscitation Training
  8. Basic Life Support for Health workers
  9. Basic Life support for Non Health workers
  10. National Workshop on Immunization and vaccine
  11. Research Methodology Workshop in Maternal and Child Health
  12. Health Economics Workshop in Maternal and Child Health
  13. Emergency Obstetrics Care.
  14. Ultrasound imaging technique in Obstetrics and gynaecological practice
  15. Family planning techniques including insertion of implants
  16. Colposcopy and cryotherapy for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN)
  17. Long – Term Courses:
  18. Masters of Science (M.Sc.) Tropical Paediatrics
  19. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Tropical Paediatrics
  20. Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Human Reproduction
  21. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Human Reproduction
  22. Masters of Science (M.Sc.) in Adolescent & child health
  23. Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Women’s Health and Reproductive Science
  24. Masters of Science (M.Sc.) in Vaccinology and Infectious Diseases
  25. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Vaccinology and Infectious Diseases
  26. Post-graduate Diploma in Maternal and Child Health

DETAILS OF THE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS TO BE OFFERED BY THE INSTITUTE:          

  1. MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN TROPICAL PAEDIATRICS (M.Sc. Tropical Paediatrics)
  • Cause Coordinator:

MSP 1 Entry requirements for the M.Sc. Tropical Paediatrics

  • MSP 1.1 All candidates must fulfil the matriculation requirement as stipulated by the programmes and the university.
  • MSP 1.2 Candidates with MB,BS from recognized university are eligible with satisfactory level of performance.
  • MSP 1.3. All candidates must have passed the Part I fellowship examination in paediatrics or it equivalents from recognized postgraduate medical colleges.
  • MSP 1.4 All candidates must undergo a screening examination to assess their suitability for the study.

MSP 2: Course duration of M.Sc. Tropical Paediatrics   

  • The M.Sc. Tropical paediatrics is offered over 24 months (4 semesters) for full time students and 48 months (8 semesters) for part-time. Students may not be registered beyond four years.
  •             Code               Course title                                                                  No. of units
  •             PED 701         Normal Growth & Development                                            2
  •             PED 702         Clinical procedures in Paediatrics                                           2
  •             PED 703         Social Paediatrics                                                                    2
  •             PED 704         Ambulatory Paediatrics                                                          2
  •             PED 705         Paediatrics Infectious Disease                                                            2
  •             PED 706         Paediatrics Nutrition                                                               2
  •             PED 707         Seminars in Paediatric Research                                             6
  •             PED 708         Project                                                                                     2
  •             PED 709         Paediatric Gastroenterology                                                   2
  •             PED 710         Paediatric Respiratology                                                         2
  •             PED 711         Paediatric Cardiology                                                             2
  •             PED 712         Neonatology and Perinatal Medicine                                     2
  •             PED 713         Paediatric Endocrinology                                                       2
  •             PED 714         Genetics and Dymorphology                                                  2
  •             PED 715         Paediatric Haematology                                                          2
  •             PED 716         Paediatric Oncology                                                               2
  •             PED 717         Paediatric Nephrology                                                            2
  •             PED 718         Paediatric Neurology                                                              2
  •             PED 719         Adolescent Medicine                                                              2
  •             PED 723         Basic Research Methodology in Medicine                             2
  •             PED 724         Basic Statistical Procedures                                                    2
  •             PED 725         Principle of Epidemiology                                                      2
  •             PED 726         Principles of Health Policy & Health Service Management   2
  •             PED 727         Communication skills                                                              2
  •             PED 728         Bioethics                                                                                 2
  •             MED 601        Computers in Medical Practice and Research                        3

(ICT & Priority Advanced Research Methodology)

Course Description:

PED 701:        Normal Growth & Development                                                                 2units

  • Foetal growth and development. Growth and development of the premature child. Physical growth in the neonate and childhood; Growth monitoring; Short stature; Puberty and its disorders; Child development; Developmental assessment; Disabilities in childhood

PED 702:        Clinical Procedures in Paediatrics                                                               2 units

  • Arterial blood gas sampling, venous infusion (scalp vein, peripheral vein, umbilical vein, cut down, subclavian vein), intraosseous infusion. Venipuncture (femoral vein, jugular vein, finger prick, heel stab), marrow aspiration, Urine collection (clean catch, catheter specimen, suprapubic), Lumbar puncture, subdural tap, Thoracentesis, Abdominal paracentesis, Pericardial tap, Gastric and duodenal intubation, Intragastric feeding, Gastric aspiration, Gastric lavage. Techniques for detection of pathogens. Molecular technologies including PCR, CD4/CD8 testing etc. Drug resistance testing in bacteria.

PED 703         Social Paediatrics                                                                                          2units

  • Traditional knowledge, attitude and practices in relation to childhood diseases, Cultural patterns and childhood diseases, Concept of causes of childhood diseases and cure, Physical environment (water supply, waste disposal), Housing, The family, The role of parents, siblings, witches, traditional healers. The role of the Health visitor and place of Home visit.

PED 704         Ambulatory Paediatrics                                                                                2units

  • The Concept of Primary Health Care as it relates to children. Organizing out-patient healthcare services for children. Referral systems and hospitalization criteria, Child survival strategies. Integrated Management of Childhood Diseases. Algorithms for management of common childhood disorder.

PED 705         Paediatrics Infectious Diseases                                                                     2units

  • Immunity, Infectivity and immunization. Childhood Tuberculosis. Measles. Paediatric HIV infection. Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis. Poliomyelitis. Malaria typhoid fever. Parasitic diseases: Helminthiasis. Universal precautions and control of hospital infection in paediatrics. Control of Paediatric infectious diseases. Current infectious diseases issues in Nigeria.
  • Practical Procedures: HIV rapid testing. Side room urine microscopy. WBC exam in peripheral blood film. Blood film for Malaria parasite.

PED 706   Paediatrics Nutrition                                                                         2units

  • Nutritional needs of healthy infants and children. Breastfeeding /Formula Feeding and weaning practices. Protein-energy malnutrition. Obesity. Specific vitamin deficiencies. Micronutrient deficiencies. Nutritional rehabilitation.

PED 707         Seminars in Paediatric Research                                                                 2units

  • All students take turns to present their Mid-term progress reports on their chosen research topics before panels and Supervisors for assessment. Attendance at each seminar is mandatory for all students.

PED 708         Project                                                                                                            6units

  • Specialty Project Dissertation under a supervisor

PED 709         Paediatrics Gastroenterology                                                                       2units

  • Development and function for the GIT. Evaluation of apparent digestive tract disease. Disorder of the Esophagus. Congenital hypertrophic Polyoric stenosis. Atresia and Stenosis of the Duodenum, Jejunum, Ileum. Anomalies of rotation, congenital megacolon. Intussusceptions. Foreign bodies in the stomach and intestine. Motility disorder. Anorectal anomalies. Immune deficiency states and the GIT. Intestinal Malabsorption. Allergy to foods. Diarrhea and vomiting.
  • Liver and Bile Duct: chronic nonhaemolytic and unconjugated hyperbilirubinaemia. Conjugated hyperbilirubinaemia. Chronic active hepatitis. Portal hypertension and varices.

PED 710         Paediatrics Respiratology                                                                             2units 

  • Diagnostic procedure in pulmonary medicine. Special treatments in Paediatric pulmonary disease. Upper respiratory tract infections. Lower respiratory tract infections. Diseases of the pleura. Upper airway obstruction. Lower airway obstruction. Growth and development of the respiratory system. Respiratory physiology. Respiratory pathology. Chronic respiratory disease.
  • Practical: Pulmonary function test. Reading interpretation of chest radiographs

PED 711         Paediatrics Cardiology                                                                                 2units

PED 712         Neonatology & Perinatal Medicine                                                              2units 

  • Perinatal care in developing countries. Resuscitation and care of the newborn. Birth trauma. Jaundice. Care of the normal newborn. Care of low birth weight babies. Respiratory problems of the newborn. Haematological problems of the newborn. Large for date infants. Infections in the newborn. Congenital disorders.

PED 713         Paediatrics Endocrinology                                                                           2units 

  • The Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland. Thyroid Disorder in childhood. Adrenal Disorder in childhood. Sexual disorder in the Male child. Sexual disorder in the Female child. Diabetes Mellitus. Disorder of Vitamin D and Calcium Metabolism. Investigations and Diagnosis of Pituitary gland. Thyroid gland and Adrenal glands.

PED 714         Genetics and Dismorphology                                                                       2units 

  • Single mutuant genes. Autosomal recessive inheritance, autosomal dominant inheritance. X-Linked recessive inheritance. X-Linked dominant Inheritance. Multifactorial Inheritance. Clinical principled in genetic disorders. Normal Karyotypes. Abnormal Karyotypes. Abnormalities of sex chromosomes. Genetic Counselling. Teratogen.

PED 715         Paediatrics Haematology                                                                              2units 

  • Epidemiology of blood diseases in children. Anaemias in the tropics. Haemoglobinopathies and sickle cell diseae. Bleeding disorders. Leukaemias.

PED 716         Paediatrics Oncology                                                                                    2units 

  • Symptoms and signs in oncology. Childhood Tumors in Developing Countries. Lymphoid malignancies. Burkitt’s Lymphoma. Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Leukaemias. Wilm’s tumor. Retinoblastoma. Neuroblastoma. Rhabdomyosarcoma. Kaposi Sarcoma. Liver cnacer.

PED 717         Paediatrics Nephrology                                                                                2units 

  • Symptoms and signs in Paediatric nephrology. Investigations in Paediatric nephrology. Urinary Tract Infection. Haematuria. Acute Nephritic syndrome. Nephritic syndrome. Acute renal failure. Congenital abnormalities of the urinary tract. Renal tubular acidosis. Urolithiasis.

PED 718         Paediatrics Neurology                                                                                   2units 

  • CSF Pathways and the blood/brain barrier. Comatous Child Neuro-infections-bacterial meningitis, encephalitis, intracranial abscess. Epilepsy. Neurocutaneous syndrome. Febrile conclusions. Disorder of the spinal cord. Ataxia, Neuropathies.

PED 719         Adolescent Medicine                                                                                     2units 

  • Evaluation of Adolescent. Sex differences, Mental and psychosocial changes, Sex maturity ratings. Delayed puberty. Short stature. Nutrition and adolescent growth. Biochemical relationships. Cognitive and psychosocial growth. Communicating with adolescents. Adolescence and chronic health problems: Psycho-social problems of the adolescent disorders of emotions, Neurosis, Depression, Suicidal behaviour, Conduct disorder in early childhood, Aggressive behaviour, variation in sexual adaption. Teenage pregnancy and single teenage mothers. Substance abuse.

PED 723         Basic Research Methodology                                                                       2units 

  • Types of research investigations. General and specific purposes of research. The Research process: Identification and specification of aims and objectives, literature review, assumptions and hypothesis formulation, theoretical modeling; definition of the target population, frame construction, definition of sample unit, unit of inquiry; definition of variables, instruments for data collection, repeatability, validity and relevance; Statistical design of study: how many study groups, types of controls, necessity for controls. How many respondents, selection of respondents; design and pretesting of record forms; compilation of research protocol, budgeting; Data collection and measurement process; Monitoring and control of research process investigation; Data processing: editing and preparation of data of research for analysis, preparation of schemes of statistical analysis; Interpretation of results and findings. Report writing. Ethics of research. Integrity in research. Ethical considerations in investigations involving human subjects.

PED 724         Basic Statistical Procedure                                                                           2units 

  • Introduction of Biostatistics. Rates, Proportions, rations (measure of frequency). Central Location and dispersion. Rate adjustment. Probability. Normal distribution. Confidence interval for case control and cohort studies. Statistical inference. Parametric test of significance. Non-parametric tests. Introduction to correlation and regression analysis. Sample size. Field work.

PED 725         Principle of Epidemiology                                                                            2units 

  • Historical landmarks in epidemiology. The ecological approach to health and disease. Epidemiological studies I: Observational studies. Epidemiological studies II: experimental studies. Disease surveillance and Notification with Special reference to Nigeria. epidemiology in health policy and administration. International Health including the IAE.

PED 726         Communication Skills                                                                                   2units 

  • Field reports. Internal written report. External written report. Scientific manuscript. Writing abstract. Poster presentation. Epidemiological bulletins. Briefing statements. Oral presentation. Field work.

PED 727         Principles of Health Policy & Health Service Management                      2units 

  • The nature and scope of Public Policy. The evolution of Health Policy in Nigeria. concepts of Public Policy Analysis, Policy formulation, implementation and evaluation. The historical evolution of Management and Health Services Management. Modern concepts and elements of management. The management of the environment of the health sector. Health Planning. The organization of Health Care. Human resources Management. Leadership and Team-building. Material Resource Management. Management of essential drugs. Health financing and cost-recovery. Introduction to Economic appraisal of health programmes. The evaluation of Health Services. Quality Management in Health Care. The management of change in health sector. Social marketing of health programmes. Ethical and legal considerations in medical practice.

PED 728         Bioethics and Biotechnology                                                                        2units 

  • Biotechnology and Naotechnology for developing world. Human cloning. Face transplants. Xenotransplantation. Genetic screening and genetic enhancements. Ethics of new reproductive technologies. Ethics of tissue banking.

MED 601        Computer in Medical Practice and Research (ICT & Research Methodology)              3units

  • General introduction to computers: Computer types, digital, analogue, hybrid; general review of computer applications in medicine. Computers in statistical data processing, data and information; recording and coding data; methods and data processing manual mechanical and electronic. Tabulation, manual sorting, coding of information, data storage, statistical analysis of data, introduction to the use of SPSS package. Group and population application of computers in medical practice; central organization of patient records; record linkage; administrative use in national health management; use in data basing the national health statistical system. Application in the management of individual patient; clinical laboratory use; monitoring patients; computer aided diagnosis. Problem and prospects of computer use in Medicine.

Note: All Masters Students should pass this Faculty course on ICT and Priority Advanced Methodology or Technology for development of research. This course shall also include a Workshop to be organized by the School of Postgraduate courses (SPGC) with a Certificate of Participation without which the result is incomplete. The Faculty returns the full grade while the SPGC issues the Certificate of Participation.

  1. PhD IN TROPICAL PAEDIATRICS

This Ph.D programme will be by thesis in any of the sub-specialties above. A minimum workload of 48 credit units of which 12 credit units are for the thesis, and at least 30 credit units for the Masters programme (or coursework) and 6 credit units for seminars. The seminar shall be divided into two, one presented as Research Proposal at the beginning of the student’s research programme and the other, at the end of the research work before the final defence. The course work shall also include a 3 units Faculty course on Research Grant Writing and Synopsis Writing (MED 701). The course work shall also include book and/or journal article reviews.

Note: All Doctoral students are expected to pass the Faculty Course on Research Grant Writing and Synopsis Writing leading to extension of network of research collaboration and mentorship. This shall include a Workshop to be organized by SPGS which issues Certificates of Participation (without which the result shall be incomplete).

  1. .     MASTERS IN HUMAN REPRODUCTION (M.Sc. HUMAN REPRODUCTION)

Entry Requirements for M.Sc. Human Reproduction:

  • All candidates must fulfil the matriculation requirement as stipulated by the programmes and the university.
  • Candidates with MB,BS from recognized university are eligible with satisfactory level of performance.
  • All candidates must have passed the Part I fellowship examination in Obstetrics/Gynaecology of the National Postgraduate Medical College or it equivalents from recognized postgraduate medical colleges.
  • All candidates must undergo a screening examination to assess their suitability for the study.

Duration of programme:

  1. a)   A full time Masters with dissertation (Full time M.Sc. Human Reproduction) should run for a minimum of 4 semesters and a maximum of 6 semesters. Part time Masters degree programme (Part-time M.Sc.             Human Reproduction) should run for a minimum of 8 semesters and maximum of 12 semesters.
  2. b) A Full time Ph.D. (Full time PhD Human Reproduction) should run for a minimum of 8 semesters and a maximum of 16 semesters.

For part time PhD programmes (Part-time PhD Human Reproduction) the minimum duration should be             10 semesters and a maximum of 20 semesters.

  • Requirements for graduation
  1. a)     Masters degree (Sc. Human Reproduction) shall require a minimum of 36units for graduation. There should be a dissertation and seminars. The 36 units comprise course work, thesis and seminars.
  2. b) PhD (PhD Human Reproduction): A minimum workload of 48 credit units of which 12 credit units are for the thesis, 30 credit units for the Masters programme or coursework and 6 credit units for seminars.

 

  • Academic Regulation

(i)         Academic Session                                       .                             .                                     ,

An academic session consists of two semesters: each semester normally comprises ·15 weeks        of teaching and two weeks of examinations.

(ii)       Modular System

All postgraduate programmes shall be run on modular system, commonly referred to as     Course Unit System. All courses should therefore be sub-divided into. More or less self-            sufficient and logically consistent packages that are taught within a semester and examined at             the end of that particular semester. Credit weights should be attached to each course.

(iii)       Definition of Credit Unit

Credits are weights attached to a course. One credit is equivalent to one hour per week per          semester of 15 weeks of lectures or tutorials or three hours per week of term paper work or 3    hours per week ofpracticals per semester of 15 weeks.

  • Program me Requirements

(a)         Registration Procedure

Students shall normally complete registration for courses for the semester not later than two          weeks after the start of the semester. A student cannot withdraw from a course after a third    ofit has been given without permission from the Head of department. A student who     withdraws   after this time or who fails to sit for the final examination   without reasons   acceptable   to the Senate shall be deemed to have failed that course.

  • Students’ Academic status

A student’s   academic status shall be determined   on the basis of his/her                                        performance at the end of the semester examinations. The following categorization                        shall be used:

(i)         Good standing

To be in good standing, a student must in each semester  have a Cumulative                                 Grade Point Average (CGPA) of not less than 2.40.

(ii)         Probation

A student whose Cumulative   Grade Point Average is below 2.40 at the end of a                          particular year of study, shall be placed on probation for one academic session. A                          student on probation   is allowed to register for courses at the higher level in                                    addition to his/her probation   level courses provided   that the total number of                   courses   that he/she   carried   shall not exceed   15 credit   units per session   in                   addition to the following;

  1. a)           The regulation   in respect of student work-load   is complied with; and
  2. b)           The pre-requisite courses for the higher   level   courses   have   been passed.
  • Degree Classification

The determination of the degree (M.Sc. Human Reproduction) shall be based on the          Cumulative Grade Point Average (COPA) earned at the end of the programme. The GPA is    computed by dividing the total number of credit points (TCP) by the number of units (TNU)            for all the courses taken in the semester. The COPA shall be used in the determination of the        class of degree according to   the following breakdown:

Cumulative grade point average (CGPA)                          Class of degree


4.50 5.00

2.40 4.49

Below2.40

Distinction

Pass

Fail

 

            Code               Course title                                                                 No. of units

  •             OBG 701        Embryology/Anatomy of Male/Female Genital Tracts           3
  •             OBG702         The Menstrual Cycle                                                                  3
  •             OBG 703        Human Genetics                                                                     2
  •             OBG 705        Introduction to Reproductive Health                                     2
  •             OBG 707        Fetal Medicine                                                                        3
  •             OBG 708        Sexually transmitted Infections                                              3
  •             OBG 711        Fertility Regulation                                                                 3
  •             OBG 712        Reproductive Tract Oncology                                                            3
  •             OBG 713        Reproductive Failure                                                              3
  •             OBG 715        Assisted Reproduction                                                           3
  •             CPY 721         Reproductive Endocrinology                                                  4
  •             CPY 731         Immunology                                                                            3
  •             PSM 724         Biostatistics                                                                             2
  •             PSM 727         Research Methodology                                                           2
  •             PI0 705           Endocrinology                                                                                    4
  •             PI0 707           Reproductive Biology                                                             2
  •             OBG 729        Seminar                                                                                   2
  •             OBG 730        Research Project                                                                     6
  •             OBG 729        Computers in Medical Practice and Research                        3

(ICT & Priority Advanced Research Methodology)

Course Description:

OBG701: Embryology and Anatomy of the Male and Female Genital Tracts              3

  • Overview of embryonic development. Development of the urinary system. Sexual Differentiation. Development of the Gonads (Male and Female). The Genital Duct Systems. Differentiation of the urogenital sinus, Bladder, Urethra, etc. The differentiation of the External genitalia. Anatomy of the abdominal wall. The inguinal region. The Male   and Female Genitalia.

OBG702: The Menstrual Cycle                                                                                          3

  • The normal Menstrual Cycle. The control of menstrual cycle. Steroid hormone action. Polypeptide hormones and reproduction. Prolactin, relaxin, inhibin and Activines. Prostagl andin and Reproduction. Variation in menstrual cycle. The Puberty, Menopause and Climacteric.

OBG 703: Human Genetics                                                                                                   2

  • The structure and behaviour of DNA, RNA Replication. Mutations, Gene Expression. Regulation of gene transcription. DNA Processing, Translation. Chromosomes. Autosomal Anomalies. Abnormalities; Disorders with polygenic       inheritance. Population genetics. Sickle cell and other Haemoglobinopathies. Prenatal Diagnosis.

 

OBG705: Introduction to Reproductive Health                                                               2

  • Overview of Reproductive Health. Basic Principles of Health Status Assessment.   Sexually and Reproductive Health. Measurement of Fertility, Morbidity and Mortality with a focus on maternal Mortality. Infant and Child Health care: Reproductive Health status of men and women n Nigeria. Female Genital Mutilation. RN/AIDS and its impact on reproductive health. The Psychological Health of women and mothers. Formal education and reproductive health. Behavioural Factors and their effect on Reproductive Health. Safe Motherhood.

OBG707: Fetal Medicine                                                                                                     3

  • Principles of Monitoring Maternal well-being. Drugs and Pregnancy. Biophysical Methods of Fetal assessment. Biochemical Methods       of Fetal well-being and       Fetal scalp Blood samplings. Physiology of lactation. Neonatal Hyperbilirubinaemia including Bilibrubin assays.   Maternal Mortality. Perinatal Mortality. Physiology of Lactation. Breast Milk and Artificial Infant Formulae.

OBG708: Sexually Transmitted Infections                                                                         3

  • Overview of STIs. Environmental determinants of STIs. Classification and detection of bacteria related to the reproductive tract. Classification and detection of viruses related to the reproductive tract. Treatment modalities measurements in STIs.

OBG711           “Fertility Regulation”                                                                                3

  • Population Dynamics and National development with special emphasis on Nigeria History of Contraception. Traditional Methods of Birth Control. Periodic Abstinence as a method of birth control. Spermicidal. Barrier Methods of Contraception. Oral hormonal contraceptives. Hormone implants. Other methods of hormonal Contraception. Intra-uterine Contraceptive Devices. Male Contraception Surgical contraception. Emergency contraception.

OBG712       Reproductive Tract Oncology                                                                      3

  • Molecular basis of Carcinogens. Carcinogenesis in the Female genital Tract. Influence of Genes and Environmental Factors on Carcinogenesis. Mechanisms of Tumour invasion and metastasis. Epidemiological factors contributory to female Genital and       Breast Cancer. Screening for Female Genital pre-malignant and malignant lesions. Early symptoms       of Genital N eoplasia. Tumour Markers and Monitoring ofresponse to Cancer Therapy.

OBG713           Reproductive Failure                                                                                 3

  • Overview of infertility. Evaluation of infertile couples. Ethical issues in embryo manipulation.   Human cloning and ethics.   Abortion.   Abortion laws.   Post abortion care. Adoption and Fostering.

OBG715           Assisted Reproduction                                                                              3

  • The Human       Semen.   Semen analysis.   Artificial insemination. Fertilization by micro• insemination. Superovulation and its monitoring. Methods of Polypeptide hormone assays. Methods of Polypeptide Hormone assays. Methods of Steroid Hormone       assays. Other Laboratory assays in Obstetrics and Gynecology.       In vitro Fertilization and Embryo transfer. Gamete Donation. Other assisted reproductive technologies.

CPY721             Reproductive Endocrinology                                                                    4

  • Biochemistry of Steriod Hormones. Gonadotrophic hormones. Biochemistry of Pregnancy and the Puerperium. Contraception. Control of Gonadal development in Males and Females. Biochemistry of the Semen. Laboratory investigations of Male and Female infertility.

CPY731             Immunology                                                                                              3

  • Immunology: Concepts of Antigens. The Lymphoid System. Immune System. Immunoglobulihs. Diagnostic Serological Tests. Fractionation Procedure. Viral Immunology. Immunosuppression. Immune Complex diseases.       Compliment System. The major Histocompatibility System.

PSM724:        Biostatistics                                                                                                   2

  • Role of statistics in medicine. Elements of probability theory, problems solving on the application of the binomial, poision and normal distribution theory. Simple introduction to statistical inference. Definition of Null and Alternative hypothesis. Quantitative data. Multiple group comparisons. Linear regression and correlation. Basic experimental designs.

PSM727:        Research Methodology                                                                                 2

  • Definition of research. Types of research investigations. General and specific purposes of research. The research process e.g identification and specification of aims and objectives,       assumption, hypothesis formulation, theoretical modelling, definition of sampling,       definition of variables, instruments for data collection, repeatability validity relevance, design and pretesting of record forms, compilation of research budgeting, monitoring and control of research process, data processing, editing and preparations of data for analysis, interpretation of results and findings, report writing, ethics of research integrity.

PI0705:           Endocrinology                                                                                                4

  • Of Pituitary. Adrenal cortex. Thyroid and parathyroid glands. Effects of hypophysectomy   adrenalectomy, syndromes and disease of hyper/hypo-functioning of pitury and adrenal cortex. Diabetes mellitus.       Assessments of male infertility sperm counts, pregnancy tests determination of ovulation time.       Contraception Mechanisms for integration of organ systems. Emphasis on hormonal factors in the inter• relationships of the organisms. Historical advances in the field of endocrinology. Hormone estimation and mechanism of hormone action.

PI0707:           Reproductive Biology                                                                                   2

  • An in-depth survey of male and female reproductive processes including neuro• endrocrine pituary       and gonadal control mechanism as well       as the physiology of pregnancy and parturition.

OBG729:        Seminar                                                                                                          2

  • Students are required to prepare and deliver seminars on selected topics at departmental fora.

OBG730:        Research Project                                                                                          6units

MED 601: Computer in Medical Practice and Research (ICT & Research Methodology)                                                                                                                                                      3units

  • General introduction to computers: Computer types, digital, analogue, hybrid; general review of computer applications in medicine. Computers in statistical data processing, data and information; recording and coding data; methods and data processing manual mechanical and electronic. Tabulation, manual sorting, coding of information, data storage, statistical analysis of data, introduction to the use of SPSS package. Group and population application of computers in medical practice; central organization of patient records; record linkage; administrative use in national health management; use in data basing the national health statistical system. Application in the management of individual patient; clinical laboratory use; monitoring patients; computer aided diagnosis. Problem and prospects of computer use in Medicine.

Note: All Masters Students should pass this Faculty course on ICT and Priority Advanced Methodology or Technology for development of research. This course shall also include a Workshop to be organized by the School of Postgraduate courses (SPGC) with a Certificate of Participation without which the result is incomplete. The Faculty returns the full grade while the SPGC issues the Certificate of Participation.

 

  1. PhD IN HUMAN REPRODUCTION

This PhD programme will be by thesis in any of the sub-specialties above. A minimum workload of 48 credit units of which 12 credit units are for the thesis, and at least 30 credit units for the Masters programme (or coursework) and 6 credit units for seminars. The seminar shall be divided into two, one presented as Research Proposal at the beginning of the student’s research programme and the other, at the end of the research work before the final defence. The course work shall also include a 3 units Faculty course on Research Grant Writing and Synopsis Writing (MED 701). The course work shall also include book and/or journal article reviews.

Note: All Doctoral students are expected to pass the Faculty Course on Research Grant Writing and Synopsis Writing leading to extension of network of research collaboration and mentorship. This shall include a Workshop to be organized by SPGS which issues Certificates of Participation (without which the result shall be incomplete).

  1. MASTERS IN ADOLESCENT & CHILD HEALTH:

At the completion of this program the student should be well equipped to design and implement Adolescent/child health programs, conduct and interpret research findings in the relevant subspecialties and lead National and international programs in child and adolescent health. The following courses will be offered:

Core courses:

  • Research Project
  • Evidence-based Child Health
  • Community Child Health
  • Research Methodology and Statistics
  • Leadership and professional development
  • Social Paediatrics

Upon Completion of the MSc, in Adolescent and Child Health Program, students should possess the following functional competencies:

  1. Implement strategies, interventions and programs to meet the health needs of Adolescents,   children and families; Students should have the knowledge on how to          implement planned programs, to initiate a plan of action, select methods that best meet             the program objectives and assess program implementation materials.
  2. Conduct evaluation and research related to the health and well-being of children, adolescents and families. Students should have the ability to develop plans for evaluation and research, design/evaluate existing data collection instruments,            interpret results from evaluation and research and infer implications from evaluation and      research into the health and    wellbeing of children and families.
  3. Administer Maternal & Child health strategies, interventions and programs;

Students should have the knowledge to exercise professional leadership, conduct strategic            planning, apply ethical standards to the administration of programs and practice of public     health, and communicate and foster cooperation among the community and public to        meet the needs of children and families.

  1. Communicate and advocate for health and well-being of children and families. Students should have the capability to use health related information resources, select resource           materials for dissemination, analyze and respond to current and future needs in MCH,            apply a variety of communication methods and techniques, assess appropriateness of        health education messages, techniques and dissemination, influence health policy to             promote the health and well-being of women, children and families.
  2. Knowledge and skills to incorporate a life course perspective to the health and well-being of women, children and families.

Entry requirements for the M.Sc. Adolescent and Child Health

Prospective students MUST have MBBS degree or their equivalents, completed compulsory National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC) or have evidence of exemption, and have at least passed the Primary Fellowship Certificate Examination in Paediatrics of either the National Postgraduate Medical College or the West African College.

Enrolment into a recognized residency programme or 2 years work experience in an adolescent and child-health service will be an added advantage.

Course duration of M.Sc. Adolescent and Child Health: 

M.Sc. Adolescent and Child Health will run as a Part-time program only, and for duration of 24 months.

There shall be an entry written examination and interview, organized by the institute to determine eligibility of the candidates.

In addition, the candidate must conform to other relevant entry requirements of     University of Nigeria.

The M.Sc. Adolescent and child health will be a four semester part-time program (24 months). The taught courses extend mainly through 3 semesters over 18 months period. The 4th semester will be dedicated largely to the completion and defence of a dissertation. To be eligible for the award of the Master of Science degree, course participants need to accumulate a total of 30 credits which are all compulsory, including 6 credit units for project work.

To be eligible to sit for each end of course examination, a student must complete at least 75% attendance. Continuous assessment will form 30% of the final marks while examinations will form 70%. End of course examinations may take the form of essay and / or multiple choice questions. Seminars, viva voca, and group presentations may be incorporated as the need arises. The pass mark for each course is 50% or a grade of C. Grading of courses will be according to the existing Regulation of the University of Nigeria.

Dissertation may take the form of qualitative or quantitative research into any of the specialty paediatrics areas. Quantitative research work can be retrospective or prospective. Only candidates who passed all their course works and successfully defended the project work before a panel of examiners (including an external examiner) will be awarded the Master`s degree.

All other relevant graduation requirements of University of Nigeria are also applicable.

Designation of the degree for the Masters of Science in Adolescent and child health

The degree shall be called “Master of Science in Adolescent and child health University Nigeria.

Course Code Semester Course Name and Content Course status Credit unit
Year 1
PCH701 1st Evidence based child health– 1: Basic Medical Sciences related to child health Compulsory 3
PCH721 1st Evidence based child health-2: Adolescent health and public health practice: Medical Law and Ethics in adolescent and child health. Scientific basis of adolescent medicine and public health practices ; Counseling and communication in adolescent medicine, essentials of adolescent mental health Compulsory 6
PCH731 1st Evidence based child health– 3: epidemiology of common childhood diseases in the tropics; molecular biology and genomics of normal development and birth defects. Compulsory 2
PCH741 1st Community child health 1: Common child health problems in the community; Essentials of community paediatrics; the handicapped child ;ambulatory paediatric services in the community; child survival interventions and child mortality epidemiology and issues in developing economies. Compulsory 3
PCH 751 1st seminars compulsory 3
PCH802 2nd Research methodology – 1: Basic statistics and epidemiological methods in medicine; Research and analytical methods in medicine, ethical issues in child health research and good clinical practice. Compulsory 2
PCH722 2nd Social paediatrics– 1 child abuse; adoption law; child rights act in Nigeria; the problems of vulnerable children, child survival strategies and interventions. Compulsory 2
PCH812 2nd Leadership and Professional development– 1.Teaching and Learning in medical education; management and communication skills for medicine; policy and advocacy skills; values & ethics in public child health practice.

 

Compulsory 2
PCH732 2nd Evidence based child health 3.Management of Common adolescent problems; Common psychological problems in the child with chronic illness; community case management of common childhood diseases, Compulsory 6
         
Year 2
PCH811 1st Research methodology 2: Literature review and critical review of research papers; Introduction to proposal writing, Responsible conduct of health Research including plagiarism Compulsory 3
PCH821 1st Leadership and professional development-2:Organization of child health services, topical global and international child health issues, managing disparities in child health services Compulsory 3
PCH822 1st Social paediatrics – 2 Adolescent mental health problems; managing children with Special needs Compulsory 3
         
PCH842 2nd Project work Compulsory 6
PCH 832 2nd seminars compulsory 3
Total Credits     36

 

  1. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN WOMEN’S HEALTH AND REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCE (M. SC. WOMEN’S HEALTH AND REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCE)

Programme philosophy of the M. Sc. Women’s Health and Reproductive Science

To provide a comprehensive postgraduate course of studies that enables medical doctors to upgrade their knowledge of women’s health and basic medical sciences related to human reproduction. The course will also facilitate acquisition of skills required for the conduct of research in relevant basic and clinical medical science relevant to the field of female reproductive health.

This course of studies does not in any way confer on the graduate any specialist status since it does not include the teaching of practical clinical skills in any area of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Mission statement of the M. Sc. Women’s Health and Reproductive Science

The M.Sc. Women’s Health and Reproductive Science will emphasize active, student-directed learning, problem solving, and the acquisition of skills essential to the practice, teaching and research in women’s health and human reproduction anywhere in the world. Graduates are expected to have developed the necessary competencies to function effectively as teachers, researchers, managers and policy makers in reproductive sciences in general and women’s health in particular.

Entry requirements for the M.Sc. Women’s Health and Reproductive Science

  1. The candidate must possess Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of surgery (MB.BS) degree or its equivalent.
  2. Primary fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology of National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria or its equivalent. Enrolment in a Residency post in    Obstetrics/Gynaecology will   be an advantage.

III.       There shall be an entry written examination and interview, organized by the Department   of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the Institute, to determine eligibility of the           candidates

  1. In addition, the candidate must conform to other relevant entry requirements of University of Nigeria

Course requirements for the M.Sc. Women’s Health and Reproductive Science

The M.Sc. Women’s Health and Reproductive Science will be a four semester part-time program (24 months). The taught courses extend mainly through 3 semesters over 18 months period. The 4th semester will be dedicated largely to the completion and defence of the project work. To be eligible for the award of the Master of Science degree, course participants need to accumulate a total of 30 credits which are all compulsory, including 6 credit units for project work.

To be eligible to sit for each end of course examination, a student must complete at least 75% attendance. Continuous assessment will form 30% of the final marks while examinations will forms 70%. End of course examinations may take the form of essay and / or multiple choice questions. Seminars, viva voca, and group presentations may be incorporated as the need arises. The pass mark for each course is 50% or a grade of C. Grading of courses will be according to the existing Regulation of the University of Nigeria.

Project report may take the form of qualitative or quantitative research in any area of women’s health or basic medical sciences related to human reproduction. Quantitative research work can be retrospective or prospective. Only candidates who passed all their course works and successfully defended the project work before a panel of examiners (including an external examiner) will be awarded the Master`s degree.

All other relevant graduation requirements of University of Nigeria are also applicable.

Designation of the degree for the Women’s Health and Reproductive Science

The degree shall be called “Master of Science in Women’s Health and Reproductive Science” (MWRH), University Nigeria.

Course facilitators for the M.Sc. Women’s Health and Reproductive Science

The Departmental staff will be responsible for teaching and facilitation of the courses. Lecturers from other Departments within and outside the University may be invited to facilitate specific topics. The departmental Post-graduate board shall appoint an academic supervisor for each candidate and in certain instances, may also appoint a co-supervisor from outside the department. To be eligible to supervise a candidate, the lecturer must have a Master of Science degree in related field, or Master of Public Health, or be a Professor in a field related to Women’s Health or Human Reproductive Sciences.

Course evaluation for M.Sc. Women’s Health and Reproductive Science

Course evaluation will be an ongoing process involving the course co-coordinator, students and the Faculty with respect to achieving the programmes’s mission. Qualitative and quantitative methods will be used for the evaluation; its findings will drive future programme modifications. .

CONTENT OF M.Sc. WOMEN’S HEALTH & REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCE

Course Code Semester Course Name and Content Course status Credit unit
Year 1
OBG701 1st Reproductive Science – 1: Basic Medical Sciences related to human reproduction Compulsory 3
OBG711 1st Women Health – 1: Medical Law and Ethics in women’s health; Counseling and communication in women health. Components of reproductive and Sexual health. Compulsory 2
OBG721 1st Reproductive Science – 2: Basic Principles of Epidemiology of reproductive health, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodology Compulsory 2
OBG731 1st Women Health – 4: High risk pregnancy, Patients’ referral system, maternal and child mortality epidemiology and issues in developing economies Compulsory 3
OBG702 2nd Women Health – 2: Safe motherhood including Fertility regulation; Health Management and Policy related to women health Compulsory 2
OBG712 2nd Women Health – 3: Sexuality and women, Principles and use of imaging in female Reproductive health; Sexually transmitted infections and HIV in women including PMTCT Compulsory 2
OBG722 2nd Reproductive Science – 3: Genetics of fertilization, inheritance and genetic disorders, Infertility epidemiology and advances in management Compulsory 2
OBG732 2nd Women Health – 5: Management of common clinical complications in Obstetrics & Gynaecology Compulsory 2
Year 2
OBG821 1st Reproductive Science – 4: Introduction to Good clinical practice; Responsible conduct of health Research including plagiarism Compulsory 2
OBG831 1st Women health – 6: Common cancers of women reproductive system Compulsory 2
OBG841 1st Women Health – 7: Special public health Topics in Women Health including menopausal health, and Sexual abuse, Domestic violence, Genital mutilation Compulsory 2
OBG832 2nd Project work Compulsory 6
Total Credits     30

 

Resource requirements for the M.Sc. Women’s Health and Reproductive Science

Course Specific Requirements:

  • Two classroom with fixed projector and white board; and accessible toilet facilities for males and females
  • Students’ lounge with kitchenette / coffee bar equipped with microwave, electric kettle, tea cups, dish washing basin and clean water supply
  • A seminar / demonstration hall with fixed projector and white board
  • A computer laboratory of at least 30 desktop units connected to internet with word processor and data management soft wares including SPSS. There will be a fixed projector and white board
  • A laptop computer for lectures and demonstrations
  • Subscription to plagiarism software preferable “Turnitin”
  • Functional unit Library with internet facility

Office Space and Equipment:

  • MWRH Secretariat with at least 2 furnished offices – One for the Course Coordinator; and the other for the Administrative Secretary and desk officer(s)
  • Office Equipment including three desk top Computer units, laser printers, and laser Photocopiers.

7/8.      M.Sc./PhD IN VACCINOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES

  • Course coordinator: Dr Beckie Tagbo MBBS, FCAI, FWACP (Paed), PhD.

Chief Consultant Paediatrician & Vaccinologist, Institute of Child Health

Programme    Duration         Course based             Thesis

MSc                 24months        18 months                   6 months

PhD                 48months        24moths                      24months

 

(Full time can be converted to part-time – 3yrs)

Credit hours assigning of (2:1) 60 hours classroom work +120hours pre & post lecture preparation = 180hours

Two semesters of 15 weeks each (and 2 weeks of exam per semester)

First semester starts from late August to late December

Second semester starts late January to mid May

Field work in 4 thematic areas; 2 weeks each totaling 8 weeks

  • Course overview & benefits

This course will help you fill the great knowledge gap in the area of vaccine, vaccination, field work, advocacy, policy making, health governance, etc. It will also enhance career and clinical work of health professionals taking care of children at various fields and levels. It will enable policy workers make high impact policies, equip them with relevant scientific knowledge required to advice government appropriately. It apt for workers involved in primary health care, general and family practice and specialist paediatricians as well public health practitioners.

Entry requirement

Candidates must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with 2:1 honours in a relevant discipline (or its equivalent) from a recognized institution. Significant relevant research or professional experience may be considered in place of an academic qualification lower than an Upper Second.

Applicants with a 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) may be considered if offering significant work experience in a related field. A degree level professional qualification in an appropriate subject, normally with some experience in the broad field of vaccines and vaccination, public health or primary care will be an advantage.

How to apply

  • Completed application form
  • State briefly why you intend to study the course and how
  • Full curriculum vitae including voluntary experience
  • Two reference letters on letter headed papers
  • Copies of official University transcripts or its equivalent
  • Copies of official degree certificates
  • Any other relevant documents
  • Pay stipulated application fees which are non-refundable
  • A personal statement (approximately 300-500 words about why you wish to take this course and how it will enhance your career. This statement should try and refer to your           current role
  • Proof of English language proficiency

Course details

Course code   Course title     Credit hours             

VACC701       Paediatric Immunology           3

VACC702       Infectious diseases/ Vaccine Preventable Diseases    3

VACC703       Disease Epidemiology & Surveillance            3

VACC712       Clinical Vaccine trials 3

VACC713       Vaccines and Vaccination      3

VACC714       Adverse event following Immunization         2

VACC812       Cold Chain Management        3

VACC813       International travels & Vaccination    1

VACC822       Research in Child Health        3

Seminars/report           2

Field work                   1

Dissertation                 6

Total                            33

How your application is considered

On receipt of all required supporting documentation your application will be reviewed by the relevant Course Director.

Applicants are considered on an academic and relevant professional experience basis, based on all information provided.

Interview requirements

We do not normally interview applicants but reserve the right to do so in certain circumstances.

Deferrals

Deferrals are considered on an individual basis. Successful applicants may defer entry onto the programme for up to one year.

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Maternal and Child

Course Coordinator:

 

Admission requirements:

The Diploma is designed for health professionals working in the field of maternal and child health. The minimum entry requirements are as follows:

  • An approved undergraduate degree in the health sciences
  • At least two years’ work experience in maternal and child health services

(c) Preference is given to health professionals who are pursuing a career in MCH    management

Duration of programme

The diploma is offered over 24 months (4 semesters) on a part-time basis. Students may not be registered beyond four years.

Curriculum                                                                                                               

Course Code Semester Course Name and Content Course status Credit unit
Year 1
PGMCH701 1st
  • Introduction to maternal and child health
  • Health and development
  • Epidemiology and research methods

 

Compulsory 8
PGMCH711 2nd
  • The psychosocial context of maternal and child health
  • Organisation and management
  • Maternal and child health management and records

 

Compulsory 8
Year 2        
PGMCH721 1st
  • Applied maternal and child health
  • Maternal mental health
  • Information, Education and Communication

 

Compulsory 8
PGMCH722 2nd Project work (literature Review/Term Paper) Compulsory 6
Total Credits       30

 

PGMCH 701- Basic anatomy, physiology and embryology of the reproductive system. Normal growth and development of child, common causes of morbidity and mortality of the neonate, under-fives and pregnant women. Focused antenatal care and child survival strategies.

PGMCH 711: Social determinants of maternal and child health. Psychological problems in preganancy. Exclusive Breastfeeding and associated problems in the mother and the child.. Common psychosocial problems of the growing children and adolescents. Organising and managing a maternal and child primary health service in a community. Records keeping in clinical medicine.

PGMCH 721: Management of common childhood problems at the primary health care level. Common obstetric and gynaecological problems at the primary health care level. The importance of referral practices in modern medical practice. The importance of IEC and BCC in primary health care practice.

PGMCH 721: Fieldwork and literature review/term paper on a relevant area of maternal and child health practice in the tropics.

A student who fails to meet the following minimum requirements may be refused permission to renew registration for the diploma:

  • In each year of study, completion of all courses for which students are registered.
  • In the final year study, completion of all the requirements for the diploma.
  • Completion of all the requirements for the diploma within four years
  • Completion of first year courses before registration for second year courses. The programme conveners will consider curriculum changes on an individual basis.

Assessment

Students have to pass all the coursework components in order to qualify for the diploma. Assessment includes the following:

Coursework assessment:

  • Unit submission: A series of reflective learning exercises and questions within each course provides opportunities for learners to establish dialogue with tutors and other learners about the course content.
  • Graded course assignments: Each course assignment is an opportunity for learners to synthesise learning objectives and concepts covered in the covered in the course modules in weighted and contribute to the overall assessment
  • Integrated (consolidation) assignments: Two reports on the epidemiological assessment and relevant interventions of the candidate’s health care district. Pass mark: 60%

            Examinations:

  • Mid-term written examination: The purpose of this examination is to gauge progress, understanding and application of the concepts of the programme and specifically to identify at-risk learners. It includes one written three-hour paper in response to a case study covering the entire syllabus and collectively demonstrating a reasonable balance between the different modules. Overall pass mark: 50%
  • Final written examination at the end of two years. One written three-hour paper in response to a case study covering the entire syllabus and collectively demonstrating a reasonable balance between the different modules. Overall pass mark: 50%

Distinction

PGDMC         The postgraduate Diploma may be awarded with distinction (75% – 100%)