Department of Anatomy

yThe Department of Anatomy is one of the pioneer departments in the College of Health Sciences, established at the inception of the University in September 2007. It started as one of the thirteen departments involved in the MBBS degree programme of the College and currently runs B. Sc degree in Anatomy which took off in 2012/2013 academic year.

It has the following three units/divisions for teaching and research purposes; Macroscopic Anatomy and Anthropology Unit, Microscopic and Developmental Biology Unit, Comparative and Evolutionary Anatomy Unit. The departmental office with offices of the academic staff is housed in the College of Health Sciences Building in the Main Campus of the University.

The departmental building, located in the State Hospital, Asubiaro (proposed Osun State University Teaching Hospital) houses offices for technical staff of the department, research laboratories for academic staff, teaching laboratories for the various divisions of the department, tutorial rooms and adequate conveniences.

Seminars, conferences, presentations and other research related activities are organized on a regular basis by the department. These include

i. Anatomy Colloquium: This takes place once in an academic session. The department invites a lecturer from within and outside the university to discuss anatomical solutions to disease conditions. Staff and students interact and discuss freely for students to clear any gray area in their course of study. The entire university community is invited to share from the benefit of the programme. It is mandatory for students and staff of the department to attend.
ii. Departmental Guest Lecture: This is a biennial programme, organised to honour notable anatomists from within and outside Nigeria. Chosen anatomist will deliver his guest lecture on a topical issue in anatomy at the time. . It is mandatory for students and staff of the department to attend.
iii. Departmental Seminar/Presentation: These take place once in a month and it is a forum for postgraduate students and academic staff of the department to discuss their research work and anatomy related issues.
iv. Students’ Rap Sessions: These take place once in a semester and it is a forum for undergraduate students of the department to discuss anatomy and anatomy education.
v. Conference/Workshop: The department, from time to time, organises and/or hosts scientific conferences, workshops and anatomy schools. This is worked out by the academic staff in the department through collaborations with colleagues.

Students of the Department offer the same science courses at the 100 level as their counterparts in the College of Science, Engineering & Technology but start to offer courses in the department from 200 level. During the second semester holiday of 300 level, all students in the Department are required to proceed on three-months Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) as part of their graduation requirement.

The academic programme of the Department operates academic curricular that are tailored along the stipulations contained in the National Universities Commission (NUC) Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards.

The general philosophy of the department is to be involved in producing graduates of high academic standing in medical sciences with adequate practical exposure who can function adequately in the medical education and research processes, complement ancillary laboratory medical services to the greater society and develop entrepreneurial expertise in related disciplines.

The objectives of the department include the following:

(a) To teach Anatomy to Medical, Dental, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Sciences students and those of other related disciplines.
(b) To promote anatomy as a subject through research in solving problems in the society.

UTME Candidates
Candidates seeking admission into B. Sc Anatomy programme through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) mode must possess credit passes at Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) conducted by West African Examination Council (WAEC) or National Examination Council (NECO), General Certificate Examination (GCE) at Ordinary Level or its equivalent in Mathematics, English Language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics at not more than two (2) sittings and an acceptable pass mark at the UTME conducted by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

Direct Entry Candidates
a. ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Zoology or related discipline may be accepted for direct entry admission into year two of B. Sc Anatomy programme.
b. Candidates with ND or approved equivalents in Biological Sciences with at least a lower credit may be considered for direct entry into the programme.
c. Medical students who have successfully completed the Basic Medical Sciences programme with a score of “70%” in Human Anatomy in the 300 Level examinations can be admitted into year four for intercalated degree.
Post UTME Screening
All Candidates seeking admission into the University irrespective of their UTME scores shall be required to pass the University post UTME Screening test before being admitted.

(a) Students shall normally complete registration at the beginning of the semester.
(b) Any addition or deletion from the courses for which a student is formally registered must be made with the consent of the course coordinator.
(c) A student may be allowed to withdraw from a course by the course administrator before a third of lectures have been given. Such a student who withdraws after this time or who fails to sit for examination without reasons acceptable to the appropriate Faculty/College Board shall be deemed to have failed the course. A Grade point of 0F shall be recorded for the student in the course.
(d) Late registration in the course may be allowed with penalty of up to 4 weeks after the commencement of registration.

The minimum number of years to be spent for the award of B. Sc Anatomy shall be four years and three years for UTME and direct entry candidates respectively. Registration shall not exceed an additional 50% of the duration of the programme if the student fails to graduate within the minimum number of years.

For the award of B. Sc (Hons) degree in Anatomy, the student must have completed and passed the prescribed compulsory, required and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credit units.


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    Administrative building, 
    Osun State University,
    Main Campus, Osogbo, Osun State.
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