Dr. Stella Adenoowoola Adegbehingbe
MBChB, FWACS, FMCOph, Medical Retina Fellow, M.Tech

We heartily welcome you to the Department of Surgery, University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, Ondo State. We are a part of a great, dynamic and achieving institution of learning. We look forward to getting to meet and know you. We are cued to assist you on your chosen path of surgical training, with our common destination being your emerging as successful and helpful Medical Practitioners. Dedicated professionals, committed to modern, transformative and impactful medical and surgical training constitute the oxygen which power the work of our Department.


They happily await your joining the Department for unforgettable symbiotic education. We suggest that you exhibit a desire to derive maximum benefit from their enthusiastic readiness to render assistance and teaching as scheduled. Patient care, strong clinical skills, achieving sound academic grades, coupled with spartan and responsible professional disposition are traits to be acquired in our departmental experience. We are proud to welcome you into our halls and corridors of surgical and medical excellence.



Dr Stella AdenoowoolaAdegbehingbe (MBChB,FWACS,FMCOph, Med.Retina Fellow)

Ag.HOD, Surgery Department


The aim of the course in surgery shall be to empower trainees with knowledge and skills to make them independently achieve the following set objectives in their career:

1.   Apply the principles of prevention in modern Medicine;

2. Understand the role of interactions and collaboration between multiple sectors for optimal health attainment;

3. Understand the importance of population, international and global health;

4.   Plan and implement surgical procedures

5. Design, investigate and analyze the environment in conducting independent basic scientific research; and

6. Organize, compare and contrast the roles of various disciplines in pursuance of the attainment of essential indices in health.

7. Understand the importance and concept of population dynamics and demography in health education and in the promotion of health. Able to analyze and recognize the health needs of the community.

8.   understand and implement the principles of surveillance in the management of diseases

9. Understand the importance of Health Planning And Management


Scope and Reach

The University of Medical Sciences (abbreviated UNIMED) is sited in Ondo City to address the immediate needs for training, research and service delivery in Ondo State and its environs in all aspects of health care. However, right from the onset the institution will be designed as a world-class institution that would focus on addressing the human resource and health care needs of all. The discipline has subspecialties, and the course content reflects the major sub-specialties which are:

1.  General Surgery

2.   Burns, plastic and reconstructive Surgery

3.   Paediatrics Surgery

4.   Orthopaedics Surgery

5.   Otorhinolaryngology

6.   Opthalmology

7.   Urology

8.   Cardiotoracic Surgery

9.   Neurosurgery

10.  Anaesthesia

11.  Radiology.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES                                                                                                                 

  1. CLI 400 – Integrated Lecture Series

These series co-ordinated wholly or in part by the Department include:

  • CLI 401 (Cardio-circulatory system)
  • CLI 402 (Respiratory system)
  • CLI 403 (Alimentary system)
  • CLI 408 (Trauma series)
  1. CLI 401 (Cardio-circulatory system)
  • Introduction to cardiac anatomy and physiology
  • Investigations in cardiology
  • Hypertension, Hypertensive Heart Diseases, Complications
  • Rheumatic heart disease
  • Pericardial disease
  • Cardiomyopathys
  • Cardiac –failure-Causes and management
  • Cardiovascular drugs
  • Corpulmonale&pulmonary hypertension
  • Infective endocarditis
  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Pregnancy and cardiovascular disorders
  • Surgical management of cardiac diseases
  1. CLI 402 (Respiratory system)

Review of respiratory physiology and anatomy & diagnostic approach to tracheo-pulmonary disease

  • Chest trauma
  • Acute respiratory infection & lung abscess
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis & other granulomatous diseases of the lung
  • Bronchial asthma & bronchiectasis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease & Acute pulmonary oedema
  • Childhood respiratory infection
  • Disorders of the chest wall
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome & The mediastinum
  • Tumours of the lungs and trachea
  • Empyema thoracis& surgery in pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Neonatal respiratory disease
  • Venous thrombosis & pulmonary embolism
  • Radiology of the respiratory system
  1. CLI 403 (Alimentary system)
  • Developmental anatomy & congenital anomalies of the alimentary system
  • Gastro-intestinal physiology & clinical features common to GIT disorders
  • Radiologic investigations of the alimentary system
  • Diseases of the esophagus
  • Peptic ulcer disease & upper gastro-intestinal bleeding
  • Gastric & pancreatic malignancies
  • Acute abdomen
  • Appendicitis, Pancreatitis, Typhoid fever & complications
  • Jaundice in adults, liver & extrahepaticbilitary tract disease
  • Jaundice in children, malabsorption syndrome, abdominal tuberculosis
  • Intestinal obstruction in children, Hirschsprung’s disease &Anorectaldysgenesis
  • Small bowel tumours& carcinoid syndrome
  • Benign Anorectal conditions e.g.haemorrhoids, fissure-in-ano
  • Intestinal obstruction in adults & inflammatory bowel disease
  • Colo-rectal tumors & lower gastro-intestinal bleeding
  1. CLI 408 Trauma Series
  • Principles of management of abdominal injury  & gunshot injuries
  • Causes and management of shock
  • Introduction to management of mass casualty
  • Principles of management of maxillofacial injuries
  • Principles of management of chest injuries
  • Burns
  • Principles of cardiopulmonary resuscitation of injured patients + Trauma life support
  • Management of head, spinal and spinal cord injuries
  • Principles of management of trauma in the paediatric group
  • Bites & stings.

500 Level lecture series

  1. CLI 417 (Opthalmology/Neurosurgery course)
  • Overview of neuroanatomy and evaluation of the neurosurgical patient
  • Pathophysiology, clinical features and treatment of raised intracranial pressure
  • Overview of embryology of the central nervous system & congenital malformations of the central nervous system.
  • Head injury, spinal injury & other causes of spinal cord compression
  • Central nervous system tumors and common vascular malformations.
  • Basic anatomy and function of the eye & orbit, Eye history taking, basic eye examination, drugs and the eye
  • The red eye, cataract & ocular trauma
  • Refractive errors. WHO classification of visual loss, Blindness and low vision, VISION 2020- The Right to Sight.
  • Glaucoma & tumors of the eye
  • Ocular manifestations of systemic diseases & disorders of the optic pathway.
  1. CLI 418 Otorhinolaryngology (ORL)/Maxillofacial Surgery.
  • Introduction to head and neck surgery +symptoms and signs of ORL disease.
  • Clinical examination of patients with ORL diseases
  • Otorhinolaryngological emergencies
  • Inflammatory disorders  of the pharynx
  • Maxillofacial injuries
  • Maxillofacial surgery
  • Inner ear disease: Hearing loss & Vertigo
  • Head & Neck tumours
  • Common disease of external ear
  • Facial paralysis

CLI 603 (600 Level Lecture Series)

  • Hernia
  • Wound healing + cutaneous ulcers
  • Head injury
  • Spinal injury
  • Hydrocoele&paediatric anterior abdominal wall defects I &II
  • Tumours of the urinary system
  • Management of obstructive jaundice
  • Oesophageal structure  & Achalasia
  • Thyroid diseases I & II
  • Principles of GIT endoscopy
  • Principles of management of colorectal cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Acute abdomen (including abdominal trauma)
  • Principles of management of intestinal obstruction
  • Neonatal intestinal obstruction
  • Hischsprung’s disease + anorectal malformations
  • Oesophageal atresia + Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis + biliary atresia
  • Tumors  of the brain and spinal cord
  • Blindness
  • Cataract & pterygium
  • Eye trauma
  • Respiratory disease + upper airway obstruction
  • Chest trauma +pleural collections
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Principles of management of gastric cancer
  • Principles of laparoscopic surgery
  • Principles of management of breast cancer I&II
  • General principles of management of burns+skin grafting
  • Cardiorespiratory arrest and resuscitation/pain management in surgery
  • Principles of anaesthesia (Regional & General)
  • Principles and management of shock
  • Perioperative management of a surgical patient
  • Fluid and electrolyte management
  • Principles of cancer management with emphasis on chemotherapy
  • Antibiotics in surgery
  • General overview of X-Rays, ultrasound and computerized tomography
  • Principles of blood transfusion

NAME: Ojodu Ishaq Bamidele
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QUALIFICATION: Primary FC (National),WACS,Part One FC,Part Two FC,MBBS
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Surgery Department

University of Medical Sciences

Laje road Ondo

Ondo State

University of Medical Sciences

Laje Road, Ondo City, Ondo State, Nigeria.
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Tel: +234-706-957-3618, +234-905-826-3636