Department of
Anatomy and Cell Biology

About the Department

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology has continuously taught Medical, Dental, Nursing and Physiotherapist students. Due to dearth of qualified graduate teachers in Anatomy in Nigeria, the Department is hoping to commence the training of students who major in Anatomy courses through the introduction of Bachelor of Science - B.Sc (Hons) degree programme in Anatomy.

The Department also trains Postgraduate (Masters and Doctorate) students in her efforts to obviate the acute shortage of highly trained Medical Scientists and other allied disciplines in the field of Anatomy in Nigeria.

Due to the revised regulations governing Postgraduate Programmes approved by Senate of this University in June 1983, a restructuring of the old programme to make it conform to these new trends have now become necessary.

Research Fields

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology is equipped for research in the following fields:

  • Histology and Cytology
  • Histochemistry and Cytochemistry
  • Developmental Biology
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Endocrinology
  • Tissue Culture
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Teratology