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Dr. B.F. Akinkunmi
MBCHB, FWACP(Paed)
H.O.D
 

It is with great delight that I welcome you to the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED) Ondo City, Nigeria. You are particularly privileged to come to the first University of Medical Science in Nigeria, and we are sure you will do us proud by excelling in your academic and clinical works. I am especially happy to have you around; just like the parent welcomes their newborn and are determined to nurse and nurture them. 

 

 

We will ensure that you remain focus to achieve your dream of becoming a medical doctor. The foundation of anything is the most important, and we will ensure that you get a good grasp of the foundation of medical care, especially as it pertains to the newborn and children.

We will focus our attention to details so that you will not miss out on essential things. We are sure that you will have a rewarding time in Paediatrics and Child Health Department. 

 

 

Our team of the dedicated and hardworking academic and administrative staff will help you out in all circumstances in the course of your study in Paediatrics and Child Health.  Once again welcome, I wish you all a fruitful and rewarding time with us in Paediatrics and Child Health.

 

Sincerely,

 

Bola F. Akinkunmi, MBCHB, FWACP(Paed)

Ag. Head of Department 



OBJECTIVES

i. To introduce the students to the global principles and practice of Paediatrics with particular emphasis on practice in the Tropics.

ii. To equip the student with the cognitive knowledge base, technical skills and clinical judgment to enable them achieve some measure of competence in the practice of Paediatrics

iii. To enable the students have a good working relationship with all those involved in health care delivery especially with respect to maternal and child health, and to appreciate the need for team work.

Specific Objectives

At the end of the course, the student should be able to utilize the skills, and attitude he has acquired to perform the following:

i. Take and record a good history

ii. Carry out a thorough physical examination of a child

iii. Demonstrate common abnormal physical signs and interpret them

iv. Carry out simple side laboratory tests

c. The student’s ability to appreciate the usefulness of the skills he or she has acquired, presupposes a theoretical background to enable him or her:

i. Recognize childhood disease, with particular references to those prevalent in the Nigerian environment

ii. Formulate a reasonable diagnosis based on history and physical examination

iii. Confirm his diagnosis by selecting appropriate investigations

iv. Have a sound knowledge of therapeutics in order to be able to treat his/her patient

v. Manage common paediatric emergencies and know when and where to look for help and refer them safely to the care of a specialist at the right time.



ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES

Part III of MBBS Programmes

PAE 501 Introduction to Paediatrics

PAE 502 Child Feeding and Nutrition

PAE 503 Growth and Development

PAE 504 Child Health and Primary Care

PAE 505 Cardiovascular

PAE 506 Respiratory

PAE 507 Genitourinary

PAE 508 Gastroenterology

PAE 509 Endocrine and Metabolic 

PAE 510 The Central Nervous System

PAE 511 Musculo-skeletal System

PAE 512 Diseases of the Haematological System 

PAE 513 Childhood Infections

PAE 514 Genetics and Inborn Errors Metabolism 

PAE 515 Paediatric Oncology 

PAE 516 Neonatology



FACULTY
NAME: Akinkunmi Bola Francis
QUALIFICATION: MBChB,FWACP
DESIGNATION: Lecturer I/Ag. HOD
E-MAIL: bakinkunmi@unimed.edu.ng
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NAME: Oluwafemi Rosena Olubanke
QUALIFICATION: MPH,FWACP,MBCHB
DESIGNATION: Senior Lecturer / Consultant
E-MAIL: ooluwafemi@unimed.edu.ng
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NAME: Ogundele Tolulope
QUALIFICATION: MPH,MBChB,FMCP
DESIGNATION: Lecturer 1
E-MAIL: ogundelet@unimed.edu.ng
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Paediatrics Department

University of Medical Sciences

Laje road Ondo

Ondo State





University of Medical Sciences

Laje Road, Ondo City, Ondo State, Nigeria.
PMB 536. E-mail: info@unimed.edu.ng
Tel: +234-706-957-3618, +234-905-826-3636