OUR DEPARTMENTS

COMMUNITY HEALTH
DENTAL HEALTH THERAPY
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
COMMUNITY HEALTH

The department offers a professional diploma for Community Health Extension Workers and a certificate programme for Junior Community Health Extension Workers. This Diploma and certificate programmes in Community Health is geared towards providing the necessary manpower for quality and effective health service delivery to the people of Nigeria and member countries of the ECOWAS Region for quality and effective service delivery through Community Health Practice. It is envisaged that the course will produce graduates with a broad based scientific and professional knowledge and sound understanding of community health and primary health care issues as practiced in the ECOWAS region and globally. They are expected to fill the needed gap of health workers at the Primary Health Care as well as difficult and the hard to reach areas of the country and by extension, West Africa.

Professional Diploma in Community Health (CHEW)
Candidates intending to undergo the professional Diploma in Community Health Programme must satisfy the relevant Institution’s National requirements as approved by the Professional Regulatory body. Candidate must possess five credit passes in not more than two sittings in WASSC, NECO, GCE or their equivalent Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination in the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Health Sciences and any of Physics, Geography and Economics. On successful completion of the programme, graduates are awarded the Professional Diploma in Community Health.

The Total Duration of Training is Three years (6 Semesters) with College/classroom work of two years and practical placement/Internship is 12 months. The system of Practical placement is 70% community based and 30% health facility based.

Certificate programme for Junior Community Health Extension Workers (JCHEW)
Candidates intending to undergo the JCHEW Programme must possess five ordinary passes in not more than two sittings in WASSC, NECO, GCE or their equivalent Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination. The passes should include: English Language, Mathematics and Biology or Health Science. The duration of training is two years of intensive theoretical and practical training. On completion of the programme, successful students are awarded the certificate for Junior Community Health Extension Workers.

DENTAL HEALTH THERAPY

The department is set up with the larger goal of training Dental Technicians and Dental Surgery practitioners who are trained to assist dentist and technologists in the practice of dentistry. They are exposed to different sessions of training on how to perform local anesthesia, restorations, cleaning, extractions and the taking of radiographs as well as tooth scaling and polishing in line with dental regulations.

Dental Surgery Technicians
Candidates wishing to undergo the programme must possess five credits in SSCE, GCE O’ Level from English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics at not more than 2 sittings. The duration of training is three years of 2 years intensive theory and 12 months practical training. On completion of the programme, successful students are awarded the Dental Surgery Technician Certificate.

Dental Surgery Assistants
Candidates wishing to undergo the programme must possess minimum of four credits in SSCE, GCE O’ Level from English and any three from Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics at not more than 2 sittings. The duration of training is two years of 1 year’s intensive theory and 12 months practical training. On completion of the programme, successful students are awarded the Dental Surgery Assistant Certificate

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

The department offers a direct Higher National Diploma Programme in Environmental Health for Environmental Health Technologists and professional diploma for Environmental Health Technician. These programmes are aimed at developing the needed manpower to control the various factors in human’s environment (physical, chemical, biological) which exercises a deleterious effect on his/her social, psychological and emotional well-being. It is envisaged that the course will produce graduates with a broad based scientific and professional knowledge and sound understanding of Environmental health and emerging health issues associated with human existence in his environment.


Higher National Diploma in Environmental Health

Candidates wishing to undergo the programme must possess five credits in SSCE, GCE O’ Level from English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics at not more than 2 sittings. The duration of training is four years of 3 years intensive theory and one year practical training. On completion of the programme, successful students proceed on a 12 months internship programme and on completion of the internship are awarded Higher National Diploma in Environmental Health.


Professional Diploma for Environmental Health Technician

Candidates wishing to undergo the programme must possess four credits in SSCE, GCE O’ Level from English, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry at not more than 2 sittings. A pass or credit pass in Physics will be an added advantage. The duration of training is three years of 2 years intensive theory and 12 months practical training. On completion of the programme, successful students are awarded Professional Diploma in Environmental Health. 

HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

The department offers 3 years programme for health information management technician and a four years programme leading to a national and higher national diploma in health information management. The programme is designed to produce graduates who can apply the science of informatics to the collection, storage, use, and transmission of information to meet the legal, professional, ethical and administrative records keeping requirements of health care delivery in Nigeria and by extension, West Africa.


National Diploma in Health Information Management

Candidates wishing to undergo the programme must possess five credits in SSCE, GCE O’ Level from English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics at not more than 2 sittings. The duration of training is 3 years of 2 years intensive theory and one year practical training. On completion of the programme, successful students proceed to the Higher National Diploma of the programme. On completion students are awarded Higher National Diploma in Health Information Management.

Professional Certificate for Health Information Technicians
Candidates wishing to undergo the programme must possess five credits in SSCE, GCE O’ Level. Three of which must be from English, Mathematics and Biology at not more than 2 sittings. The duration of training is 3 years of 2 years intensive theory and one year practical training. On completion of the programme, successful students are awarded Technician Certificate in Health Information Management. 

MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

The department offers 3 years programme for Medical Laboratory Technician. This programme is to train competent medical laboratory personnel at the middle manpower level in Nigeria and by extension, West Africa. It entails exposing the students to basic knowledge and the practices of medical laboratory science.


Professional Technician Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science

Prospective students for this programme must possess a minimum of five credits passes at Senior Secondary School Certificate Level/GCE O-Level in the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and at least a pass in Physics at not more than two sittings. This is a three (3) year intensive semester based program with a strong practical medical laboratory exposure component. On completion of the programme, successful students are awarded Professional Technician Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science.

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

The department offers 3 years programme for Biomedical Engineering Technician. This programme is to train competent Biomedical Engineering Technicians at the middle manpower level in Nigeria and by extension, West Africa. It entails exposing the students to basic knowledge and the practices of Biomedical ENgineering..


Professional Technician Diploma in Biomedical Engineering Technology

Prospective students for this programme must possess a minimum of five credits passes at Senior Secondary School Certificate Level/GCE O-Level in the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and at least a pass in Physics at not more than two sittings. This is a three (3) year intensive semester based program with a strong practical exposure component. On completion of the programme, successful students are awarded Professional Technician Diploma in Biomedical Equipment Maintenance.