Friday, 24 November 2017

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY

B.Sc. Degree Programme in Physiology

PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES

PHILOSOPHY
The Philosophy of the Physiology programme is to provide a sound foundation for the understanding of the nature and basis of the physical and chemical mechanisms, responsible for the normal function of the body; preparatory to a good professional degree in Medicine and allied fields. It also provides advanced studies necessary for teaching Physiology and multidisciplinary medical research activities. Through acquisition of generic skills, the well grounded graduate of the programme can engage in other work activities including self employment.

OBJECTIVES:

(i) to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge base and practical skills in Physiology, preparatory to the clinical programme in Medicine, and allied fields;

(ii) to develop in students practical and technical skills for advanced study;

(iii) to develop in students ability to apply the theoretical knowledge to normal function and dysfunction of the body;

(iv) to develop in students, ability for intellectual inquiry through acquisition of relevant skills in critical thinking, creativity and independent and collaborative working skills;

(v) to develop generic skills, applicable for engagement and performance in other fields of endeavour – including entrepreneurship.