PostGraduate Degree

Postgraduate Degree Programmes

The IMCH UNN has two approved part-time higher degree programmes thus:

  1. MSc and PhD in Human Reproduction and Women Health
  2. MSc and PhD in Tropical Paediatrics

Structure and course contents of each programme are as shown below:

MSc in Human Reproduction and Women Health

Mode of study: Course work and Project

Duration of Programme: minimum of four semesters and maximum of eight semesters

Entry requirement:

All candidates must fulfil the matriculation requirement as stipulated by the University of Nigeria as well as the following:

  • Candidate must have an MB,BS certificate from a recognized university with a satisfactory level of performance.
  • Candidate must also have passed the Part 1 Fellowship examination in Obstetrics/Gynaecology from a Postgraduate Medical College recognized by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria
  • Well-motivated specialists (post-part 1) in related clinical areas may be considered
  • All candidates must undergo a screening examination organized by the School of Postgraduate Studies (SPGS) of the University to assess their suitability for the study.

Course Outline

First Year: First semester

OBG 701: Basic Sciences in Human Reproduction (3 Units)

OBG 713: Basic Biostatistics in Women Health (2 units)

OBG 721: Human Genetics (2 Units)

OBG 731: Communication skills in Medicine (2 units)

PGC 601: ICT & Priority Advanced Research Methodology (3 Units)

 

First Year: Second Semester

OBG 702: Reproductive Endocrinology / Assisted Reproduction (2 Units)

OBG 704: Embryology / Immunology in Human Reproduction (2 Units)

OBG 712: Research Methodology (2 Units)

OBG 722: Ethics / Legal Aspect of Human Reproduction (2 Units)

OBG 732: Reproductive Health/Fertility Regulation (2 Units)

Second Year: First Semester

OBG 741: Maternal and Fetal Health (2 Units)

OBG 751: Reproductive Tract Oncology (2 Units)

OBG 753: Reproductive Tract Infections (2 Units)

Second Year: Second Semester

OBG 762: Seminar (3 Units)

OBG 792: Research Project (6 Units)

PhD in Human Reproduction and Women Health

Mode of Study: Course work and Thesis

Duration of Programme: a minimum of 6 semesters and a maximum of 10 semesters

Entry Requirement: Candidates who apply for the programme must,

  1. meet the required basic academic criteria for postgraduate programmes at the University of Nigeria.
  2. have a Fellowship in Obstetrics & Gynaecology from a Postgraduate Medical College recognized by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria. Possession of MSc in Human Reproduction & Women Health or related area is an advantage.

Areas of Specialization

This will be determined by the area in which a candidate chooses to carry out his/her

Thesis work. These specialization areas include:

  1. Maternal Health
  2. Fetal Medicine
  3. Reproductive Oncology
  4. Fertility Regulation
  5. Infertility & Reproductive Endocrinology

Course Outline

First Year: First Semester

OBG 811: Reproductive Science I (2 Units)

OBG 821: Women Health I (2 Units)

OBG 823: Women Health II (2 Units)

PGC 701: Research Grant Writing and Synopsis Writing (3 Units)

First Year: Second Semester

OBG 812: Reproductive Sciences II (2 Units)

OBG 824: Women Health III (2 Units)

OBG 826: Women Health IV (2 Units)

Second year & Third year

OBG 861 Seminar I (3 Units)

OBG 862 Seminar II (3 Units)

OBG 892 Thesis (12 Units)

MSc in Tropical Paediatrics

Mode of study: Course work and Project

Duration of Programme: minimum of four semesters and maximum of eight semesters

Entry requirement:

All candidates must fulfil the matriculation requirement as stipulated by the University of Nigeria as well as the following:

  • Candidate must have an MB,BS certificate from a recognized university with a satisfactory level of performance.
  • Candidate must also have passed the Part 1 Fellowship examination in Paediatrics from a Postgraduate Medical College recognized by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria
  • All candidates must undergo a screening examination organized by the School of Postgraduate Studies (SPGS) of the University to assess their suitability for the study.

Course Outline

First year: First Semester

PED 701: Epidemiology of Tropical Diseases in Children, Health Management and Policy (2 units)

PED 711: Basic Biostatistics in Tropical Paediatrics (2 units)

PED 721: Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology of diseases and Dymorphology in children (2 units)

PED 731: Communication in Medicine (2 units)

PGC 603: ICT & Priority Advanced Research Methodology (3 units)

First year: Second Semester

PED 702: Normal Growth and Development in Children (3 units)

PED 712: Research Methodology in Tropical Paediatrics (3units)

PED 760: Seminar Topics and Reviews in Tropical Paediatrics (2 units)

Second year: First Semester

PED 741: Fieldwork in Community Paediatrics (2 units)

PED 735: Bioethics and Medico-legal issues in Paediatrics Practice (2 units)

PED 743: Specialized Paediatrics in the Tropics (4 units)

Second year: Second Semester

PED 762: Seminar (3units)

PED 792: Project Report (6 units)

PhD in Tropical Paediatrics

Mode of Study: Course work and Thesis

Duration of Programme: a minimum of 6 semesters and a maximum of 10 semesters

Entry Requirement:

  1. Candidates who apply for the programme must meet the required basic academic criteria for postgraduate programmes at the University of Nigeria.
  2. For the PhD program, the entry point remains Part two Fellowship in Paediatrics from an MDCN approved Postgraduate Medical College, or candidate must have gone through the MSc in Tropical Paediatrics programme.

Areas of specialization: This will be determined by the area in which a candidate

chooses to carry out his/her Thesis work. These specialization areas include:

  1. Infectious diseases
  2. Haematology
  3. Oncology
  4. Nephrology
  5. Neonatology
  6. Adolescent medicine

Course Outline

First year: First Semester

PED 801: Implementation and Monitoring of Health Insurance (2 Units)

PED 813: Advances in Biostatistics and Research Methodology (3 Units)

PGC 701: Synopsis and Grant Writing (3 Units)

First Year: Second Semester

PED 822: Critical Appraisal in Tropical Paediatrics I (3 Units)

PED 824: Critical Appraisal in Tropical Paediatrics II (3 Units)

Second year & Third year

PED 861: Seminar I (3 Units)

PED 862: Seminar II (3 Units)

PED 890: Thesis (12 Units)

HEALTH RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

The Institute has established a research management office under a co-ordinator. The office coordinates research activities in the Institute.