Academic Activities


The Primary Programmes of the faculty include:

(1) B.Sc. Programmes in (a) Anatomy and (b) Human Physiology

The first sets of students into the above programmes were admitted during the 2008 /2009 academic session.

The Postgraduate programmes (MSc and PhD) in Anatomy and Physiology were approved to commence by 2010/ 2011 academic session. And the first set of postgraduate students was admitted in the same academic year.

(2) The Faculty implements the MBBS degree programme in conjunction with the Faculty of Medicine (Clinical Medical Sciences). The faculty implements the 3-semester preclinical Medical Training Programme curriculum and conducts the first professional (2nd MBBS) examination

(3) Other academic programmes of the Faculty:

The Faculty also participates in the academic degree programmes of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology. It offers courses at 200 and 300 levels to students running degree programmes in:

  • Environmental Health Science
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Medical Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy
  • Nursing Sciences
  • Radiography



The National Universities Commission, NUC, conducted the Resource Assessment Visitation for BSc degree programmes in Anatomy and Physiology between 3rd and 8th December 2007, and was very impressed with the programme curricula of the Department. It made a few comments on staffing and equipment. In all, they were satisfied and gave approval for the programmes to commence.



 Every academic programme is designed to:

  1. meet the minimum standard stipulated by the National Universities Commission in terms of entry requirements, programme content, organization, delivery and duration of courses
  2. to provide the students with broad-based education and computer literacy. About 10-20% of the total credits shall be drawn for two (2) Faculties outside the student’s faculty; to provide a minimum of 40% practical content
  • to expose the students to experience in industry and / or professional practice through the National Student’s Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES), supervised teaching practice, and excursions
  1. to provide students with training in independent, analytic and synthetic reasoning through individual final year projects which aim at integrating the various facets of student’s programme.
  2. to provide adequate room to extra –curricular activities such as sports e.t.c

Every part-time programme, however delivered, shall last for 15% extra of the period of its full-time counterpart.

The time limit for the completion of any programme shall not be longer than 150% of the prescribed duration for the programme.



  1. Every new student shall, upon completion of registration, be assigned to an academic adviser who shall be a lecturer in the department and who shall provide the student with assistance on academic matters as well as with personal counseling.
  2. A student shall normally have the same academic adviser for the duration of their programme (for reason of continuity) except in compelling circumstances where a change may be necessary for example the MBBS programme student on successful completion of their 1st professional exam.
  3. Student academic advising shall be complemented with Student Counseling Service provided on a                     University-wide basis.



 Admission through the University Matriculation Examination (UME)

Applicants who have sat for the UME may be admitted into the 1st year degree programme if:

  1. They attain the approved UME minimum score which shall normally not be less than 50% of the maximum possible score. UME combination subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and English.
  2. By the 1ST day of October of the year of admission, they possess at least one of the following qualifications:

a) The Senior Secondary School Certificate with at least credit level passes in the following five (5) subjects      namely English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at not more than two (2) sittings.

b) WASC/ GCE O-level or NECO with at least credit level passes in the following five (5) subjects namely: English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at not more than two (2) sittings.

Admission by Direct Entry

Applicants for admission by direct entry shall:

  1. Meet the requirements in 4. 1 above
  2. meet at least one of the following conditions:
  3. HSC / GCE A level passes in Physics, Chemistry, Biology (or Zoology)
  4. ND certificate with minimum of upper credit, provided that the programme covers most of the basic courses offered in the faculty up to 2nd
  5. NCE or equivalent with passes at the credit / merit level in at least two major relevant subjects.
  6. Sc. Degree or equivalent in related science discipline.
  7. Any other qualification approved by the concerned department and ratified by the Senate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University.

 Admission from Pre-Science Programme

Candidates who have successfully complete the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Pre –science programme and satisfied all the stipulated conditions / requirements may be admitted into the first year degree programme in faculty of Basic Medical Sciences.

Admission By Inter-Departmental Inter Faculty Transfer

This may be possible following proper application to the Register and meeting up with the stipulated condition in the GAR. Usually transfer forms obtainable from the Registrar’s office shall be completed by the candidate wishing to transfer.