Prof. A. Fagbemi
DVM, Cert Immunology, FRC Path, PhD


The Department of Microbial Pathology is one of the critical departments in the Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences. It was created in 2017, under the headship of Professor Odimayo M.S.


Its responsibilities are basically to teach medical and dental students, carry out research and render clinical services that bothers on diagnosis and treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections and Infectious Diseases.


The department has brought together leading researchers and lecturers to enhance the capacity of a multidisciplinary collaborative research for career advancement of staff as well as increase knowledge base of students, helping them to develop basic skills in laboratory medicine.


Students are exposed to the department as early as their second year in medical school, all through to their 5th year. In the pre-clinical years, it is a part of their integrated paper while in the clinical years, it is a part of the pathology/pharmacology block posting which usually is in 3 phases- a 12 weeks, followed by 10 weeks and then 8 weeks program. Students are exposed to practical sessions during the block postings and assessed at the end of each posting.


The department currently has a well-equipped laboratory, a parasitology museum and a reading room for students. The first pathology posting for pioneer students have been completed. In the nearest future, the department plans to have a molecular biology laboratory in order to achieve our aim of being a trail blazer in the field of modern research in infectious diseases including genetic engineering, cloning and proteomics.

As at time of this submission, the department has 3 academic staff, one administrative staff and two laboratory technical staff.


Part II MBBS and Part IIB BDS

1. The Department of microbiology comprises the following units;

          I.  Bacteriology

          II. Virology

          III. Parasitology

          IV. Immunology

          V. Mycology

2. Each unit is to be headed by a consultant with special interest in such area. All non-consultants are to work under the consultants in the Department. This curriculum is subject to review from time to time as the need arises.

The curriculum consist of the following

I.             Pre-Clinical

 Cell and Body Defense [200L]

Introduction to Medical Microbiology and Parastiology, Structure and general properties of micro organisms, including bacteria, protozoa, fungi and viruses.

General introduction to parasites and parasitism, various tissue responses to parasitic infections, intestinal round worms

II.           Clinical [400L]

Introductory Pathology Posting

These include sterilization and disinfection,

Pathology of micro –organisms, host-bacterial interactions, Collection, transportation and examination of samples, immunity to infections and immunodeficiency states.

Parasitology topic include principles and concepts of medical parasitology, larva migrans, filariasis, Cysticercosis, Dracunculiasis, Dibothriocephaliasis, Echinococcosis,


Virology topics include pathogenesis of viral infections, mutation and gene transfers, Basic Gram negative bacilli Enterobacteriaceae E Coil, Salmonella, Shigella, proteus, Klebsiella, Enterobacter, Serratia, pseudomonas, Bacteroides, Haemophilus, Brucellosis, Chancroid.

A.   Anaerobic infections: Anaerobic cocci,Clostridia and Bacteroides,Toxin –producing bacteria-Diphtheria,Botulish,Tetanus and other clostridial infections[Gas gangrene Cellulitis,puerperal sepsis] cholera. Mycobacterial disease; Tuberculosis,Atypical Mycobacterial infection,Leprosy.Listeria infections, Chlamydial infections Spirochaetal infections Venereal treponematosis [syphilis] Non –venereal treponematosis [Yaws, pinta, Bejel] Relapsing fever

B.   Fungal infections: Candida albicans,Crypococcus neoformans, Histoplasmosis, Aspergillosis,  Blastomycosis,  paracoccidiomycosis,  Coccidiomycosis,  Basidiomycosis, Mucor, Norcardiosis [Maduromycosis], Aspergillosis, Rickettsiosis, Viral infection , Respiratory  (lnfluenza  common  cold, parainfluenza, mycoplasma) Enteric (ECHO, Coxsackie) Disease with muco-cutaneous lesions (measles, small pox, cowpox, chickenpox).

C.   Viral Infections: Yellow fever, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Herpes group of virus, Cytomegalovirus, Hepatitis viruses, Papilloma Virus, Rota virus. Disease with lymphoid lesions (LGV, Mumps, Infectious monocleosis).

D.   Protozoan infections: Amoebiasis, Malaria, Trypanosomiasis, Toxoplasmosis, Pneumocystis carini, Helminthic infections: intestinal nematodes (hookworm, roundworm, pinworm, whipworm), Tissue nematodes (Trichinosis, Filariasis), Trematodes (Schistosomiasis) Cestodes (Tapeworms). As shown above, the curriculum in infectious diseases is very extensive. Much of the curriculum on bacterial infection is covered during the introductory pathology posting (phase 1), introduction to clinical clerkship and by bedside teaching (phase 2), and phase 3 teaching which includes Nosocomial infections, septic shock, malaria, infective diarrhea, meningitis, typhoid fever, Tetanus, Influenza.


Prof. A. Fagbemi

Qualification: DVM, Cert Immunology, FRC Path, PhD

Designation: Professor

Prof. M. S. Odimayo

Qualification: MBBS,PGDE, FMCPath

Designation: Professor

Dr. Joseph Adejoke

Qualification: MBBS,MPH, MWACP, FMCPath

Designation: Senior Lecturer


Mr. J. Ojo

Qualification: B.Sc. BUSINESS ADMIN (2015)

Designation: Administrative Officer II

Mr. S. Oguntuase

Qualification: MLT (2014)

Designation: Laboratory Tecnician

Miss. Akinbebiji Olaoluwa

Qualification: SSCE(2016)

Designation: Laboratory Assistance 


Microbial Pathology Department

University of Medical Sciences

Laje Road, Ondo City

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