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School of Health Science

In recognition of the need to provide the best medical intervention in Nigeria, the management of The British Canadian University of Nigeria has worked assiduously to set up the College of Health Sciences with a focus on providing the best medical school that will train pioneers who will come up with groundbreaking innovations in the medical field.

The Faculty’s approach to teaching, learning, and assessment is focused on the practical application of skills and knowledge. Our modern approach to learning include smart boards and the use of mobile technologies. With access to comprehensive world class laboratories, which include clinical skills lab, physiology lab, pathology lab, bio-chemistry lab, microbiology lab, pharmacology lab, anatomy lab and anatomy museum, students get to combine theoretical learning with extensive practical and simulations.

In line with international accreditation criteria, students in their first and second year are taught basic first aid and clinical skills with the use of robots. Alongside the use of the world class Nizamiye Hospital as the Teaching Hospital, the College has also entered into academic partnerships with 5 hospitals in the FCT to ensure well-rounded exposure and quality medical education.

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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

The School of Health offers highly specialized and industry-relevant degree programs at bachelors, master and doctoral level .

Key information

Study mode

Full-time

Course duration

5 years

Dean’s Welcome Message

The School of Medicine & Surgery is one of BCU’s flagship schools. The school has a competitive curriculum and in line with the ideals of the founding fathers of the university is committed to a curriculum that focuses on development issues.

Health Sciences

Bachelor of Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences

Departments

The Philosophy of the Department of Medical Laboratory Science, College of Health Sciences, Madonna University takes its cue from the broad Philosophy of the College of Health Sciences in the country and that of the University. First the department is one with the College of Health Sciences and that of the University in the belief that optimal Medical Laboratory Science education can be achieved in an institution of higher learning that provides a foundation for general education in the various sciences.

To this end the department aims to provide sound scientific and professional basis for the production of Medical Laboratory Science personnel capable of working in any of the three levels of primary health services. The department would provide such training as would equip Medical Laboratory Scientists render Medical Laboratory services. It will, too, produce Scientists who would satisfy internationally recognizable standard and who would undertake further training towards specialization. Finally the department aims to produce Medical Laboratory Science personnel with sufficient management ability to play leadership role in health care delivery.

 

University based nursing education is internationally and nationally acclaimed as the only educational system that can produce professional nurses. This is a fact that has been endorsed by both the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria(N&MCN). The Bachelor of Nursing Science Degree (BNSc) was introduced by the Madonna University for generic programme with a view to providing University Nursing education to the teaming youths of this nation desirous of becoming nurses. The nursing programme was designed in recognition of the university’s responsibility to the society in producing skilled, discipline and humane nurse practitioners in line with the motto of the University – Decency in Education and Moral (Dignitas Scientiae et Morale). The philosophy of nursing degree programme, therefore, takes cognizance of the philosophy of health services and nursing education in Nigeria.

i. Man is bio-psycho-social being and his needs are the focus of all nursing activities. Man is a member of a family and families make up communities. Man as a bio-psycho-social cultural entity continues to experience rapid and tremendous changes. Consequently, a required body of knowledge necessary to cope with advances, abilities, expertise, changed needs of man, skills and responsibilities have similarly expanded. Degrees in basic health sciences must address these in a frame work and subject to continuous review.

ii. The health care system exists to meet the needs of consumers of health care by providing primary, secondary and tertiary health care to ensure that individuals, families, groups and communities are assisted to maintain a high level of wellness. The Philosophy of the Department of Nursing Sciences, Madonna University is derived essentially from the philosophy of the Nursing Profession. As a profession, the department recognizes man as member of a family while families make up of communities in which man operates. It believes that Nursing is process of interaction which aims at assisting the individual, family and community to establish and maintain an optimal level of health and human functioning. It sees nursing as an inherent part of the transactions that help the individual, family and community to modify their patterns of daily living in line with their bodily needs and environmental demands for effective health promotion, maintenance and restoration. The department believes that the professional nursing programme stimulate research and in nurse, the zeal for continued acquisition of new knowledge for self-development and advancement. It also believes that with the globalization of the world and influx of new knowledge in the health sciences and technology, the nursing programme assist the learner in analyzing the change process, and in deciding on change which is desirable or undesirable, possible, probable or impossible and in accepting and effecting change.

The profession believes that Primary Health care is the key to the attainment of health for all. The belief is based on:

i. The human environment is a major factor in man’s health status. It is therefore necessary to conceptualize the individual and the environment as open systems engaged in continuous dynamic interaction.

ii. University education is the key to the growth of the profession. Optimal professional nursing education can be achieved in an institution of higher learning that provides a foundation for general education in the various sciences and arts.

iii. Nursing is a science that is based on the knowledge of human behaviour that enable changes in the client system to be monitored by utilizing the scientific method of enquiry whilst providing nursing intervention to individuals, families ,groups and communities at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of health care.

iv. Professional nursing education is built upon a theoretical base that seeks to develop self-directed practitioners who will advance and test knowledge on which practice is based. Current health care demands require an innovative approach in professional preparation and a curriculum that is responsive to the changing health needs of the society.

 

The philosophy of the Optometry programme encompasses teaching, research and service to mankind with dignity. Every subfield of optometry is constantly advancing in technological endeavors, consequently, the body of knowledge and skill necessary to cope with these advances need to be regularly reflected in the curriculum used in training of students and reviewed from time to time.

 

The Philosophy of the Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Madonna University Nigeria, Elele Rivers State takes its cue from the broad Philosophy of the Faculty of Health Sciences in the country. First, the Department is line with the believe of the Faculty that optimal public health education can be achieved in an institution of higher learning that provides a foundation for general education in the various sciences.

To this end, the department aims to provide sound scientific and professional basis for the production of Public Health personnel capable of working in any of the three levels of primary health services. The Department would provide such training as would equip Public Health Personnel render public health services. It will, too, produce Public Health experts who would satisfy internationally recognizable standard and who would under-take further training towards specialization. Finally, the department aims to produce Public health personnel with sufficient management ability to play leadership role in health care delivery.

 

2022/23 Annual Tuition

N 2,220,000

Course Duration

Full Time: 5-year average

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