The Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences is one of the three faculties constituting the present College of Health Sciences. It was created in 1993, when the then Faculty of Health Sciences went collegiate to become the College of Health Sciences.
The Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences provides the basic training and foundation for the MBChB and BChD degree programmes. The candidates eventually move over to the Faculties of Clinical Sciences and Dentistry respectively to conclude the programme and receive these degrees.
The Faculty graduates students in the BNSc. and BMR degree programmes from the departments of Nursing Sciences and Medical Rehabilitation respectively.
Departments in the Faculty
Consisting of ten (10) Departments:
- Anatomy and Cell Biology
- Chemical Pathology
- Haematology and Immunology
- Medical Microbiology and Parasitology
- Medical Biochemistry
- Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
- Medical Rehabilitation
- Morbid Anatomy and Forensic Medicine
- Nursing Science
- Physiological Sciences
In accordance with the original philosophy of the initial Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences trains all students of the various sections of the Health Care Team together in the Basic Sciences.
The level of training give the students sound understanding of the subjects from the point of view of health care, it is also give them a greater in-depth knowledge of those subjects which interest them. This will provide a foundation from which some members of the class may embark on careers as teachers in these subjects or be able to use their knowledge to greater effect in attaining the highest level in their professional work.