The College of Medicine is intensifying and expanding its training programme to produce teachers in the basic medical sciences to enable the proposed new medical schools in the country take off.  The establishment of the Institute for Advanced Medical Research and Training within the College should enable it play a leading role in integrating the facilities available in the College as well as in other institutions in the whole country, promote coordinated research germane to the needs of the country, and man power development.


The College, in collaboration with the Board of Management of the University College Hospital, has stepped up its residency training programme to produce specialists in the various disciplines in clinical medicine.  More than 100 doctors are currently on the residency programme leading to the Fellowship Examinations of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria as well as the Fellowship of the West African College of Physicians and the West African College of Surgeons.




Diploma and Certificate Courses


Higher Degrees


Residency Training Programme (Uch)



 Biochemistry                                        M.Sc., M.Phil/Ph.D.

 Chemical Pathology                               M.Sc., M.Phil/Ph.D, Dip. Immunol, MD

 Haematology                                        M.Sc., M.Phil/Ph.D./M.D.

 Human Nutrition                                    M.Sc., M.Phil/Ph.D

 Pathology                                            M.D

 Pharmacology & Therapeutics                  M.Sc., M. Phil/Ph.D, MD

 Physiology                                           M.Sc., M.Phil/Ph.D., MD

 Physiotherapy                                      M.Sc., M.Phil/Ph.D.

 Virology                                              M.Sc., M.Phil/Ph.D

 Anaesthesia                                         D.A., M.D

 Medicine                                              M.Med./M.D

 Nursing                                               M.Sc./M.Phil/Ph.D.

 Obstetrics & Gynaecology                       M.D., M.HSc, M.Sc, M.Phil/Ph.D.

 Ophthalmology                                     M.Sc., M.Phil, M.Phil./Ph.D, Ph.D

 Paediatrics                                           M.Sc.,/Ph.D.,/M.D.

 Psychiatry                                           M.D., M.Sc., M.Phil/Ph.D.

 Surgery                                              M.Sc. (Surgery) Ph.D

 Health Promotion & Education                  M.P.H., M.Phil/Ph.D, Dr. PH

 Epidemology, Medical Statistics and          M.P.H., M.Sc, M.Phil/Ph.D

 Environmental Health

 Community Medicine                             M.Ph, M.Sc., M.Phil/Ph.D., MD

 Institute of Child Health                          M.Ph, M.Sc., M.Phil/Ph.D.





Admission and Duration


Candidates for admission to Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma programmes shall normally be graduates of the University of Ibadan or of other institutions recognized by Senate.  Admission shall be made by the Postgraduate School on the recommendation of the appropriate Faculty/College Postgraduate Committee. The duration of each programme of studies of less than 6 months duration shall not be designated as a Diploma Programme.




Candidates may be admitted to part-time registration, if


The Regulations for the particular programme permit it and


The candidates are on the academic staff of the University or can satisfy the Postgraduate School that the facilities for their work as part-time students are adequate.


Candidate registered for higher degrees of this University may be admitted to Certificate or Diploma programmes as part of required formal institutions for such higher degrees.  The admission of such candidates shall be subject to Regulation 1(d) below.


A candidate registered for higher degree of the University of Ibadan shall not, during the period of the registration, be eligible for the award of a Certificate or Diploma.


Certificate and Diploma Programmes


Formal instruction or course work shall be an integral part of all Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma Programmes in the University.


Candidates for Postgraduate Diploma maybe required to undertake a project and submit a project report.




Candidates shall normally complete their registration formalities within three weeks of the beginning of the first semester.


Candidates shall renew their registration at the beginning of each session until the completion of their programme.


Designation of Courses


There shall be courses numbered 400 to 499, each of which shall be prefixed by a three-letter subject code.


All candidates shall be required to register for and take an approved combination of courses. Courses shall be evaluated in terms of course units and/or contact hours.


A course unit is currently defined as one lecture/tutorial contact hour per week or three hours of laboratory/practical class per week through a semester; or an equivalent amount of the other assigned study or practical experience or any combined of these.


An approved combination of courses shall include a list of courses specified as compulsory by the department and/any faculty/or College.


Appropriate prerequisites and/or concurrent requirements may be prescribed for courses.


Course and Project Load


Full-Time candidates shall be required to register for a minimum of twelve units and a maximum of thirty units of their equivalents in contact hours.


Part time candidates shall be required to register in any one-calendar year for not more than 60% of the minimum course requirements approved for their respective Departments.


Other Requirements


Candidates may be required by their departments to take remedial or other relevant courses.  Grades earned in such courses may not be used in computing a student’s final grades but will be recorded in the candidate’s transcript and permanent record.


Candidates may be required to demonstrate proficiency in a relevant language or languages other than English.


Course Teachers


Lectures registered for postgraduate certificate or diploma programmes shall not be permitted to teach courses under these same programme.


Project Reports


Project Reports where they are required, shall be original work of candidates and shall not include unacknowledged material which has been submitted for a higher degree, certificate, or diploma of any University.


The language of Report shall be English, except the materials in other languages may be incorporated, as the subject matter of the work may dictate.


Project reports shall be prepared in accordance with the appropriate format and other particulars approved by the Postgraduate School.  Candidates shall submit three copies of Report suitably bound, to the Heads of their respective Departments. One copy shall be returned to the candidate at the end of the examinations.


Board of Examiners


Subject to General Regulations of the University for the content of examination, there shall be a Board of Examiners for all Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma Examinations comprising the Head of Department (as Chairman), all the Lectures teaching postgraduate courses in the department, and an External Examiner.


Courses Examination


Candidates shall be required to take examinations in all prescribed courses at the end of the semester in which the courses are completed or other approved times.


Examination results in each course shall be recorded as letter grades.  F.P., and A and shall be interpreted as follows: F (Fail), P (Pass) and A (Distinction).


Candidates shall be credited with the courses (or the number of course units assigned to the courses) which they have passed.


There shall be no resit examination in any postgraduate courses.  A student who fails in any required courses shall be required to re-register for the course and be re-examined at the appropriate time.


Final Assessment


Final Assessment shall be undertaken only when all the courses and project requirements for the degree have been fulfilled.


In case of conflicts, the Board of the Postgraduate School shall have power to determine the results of all final assessment examinations, and shall, if it thinks it fit, seek the opinion of an assessor.


Award of Certificate and Diploma


The award of certificates or diplomas to candidates who have satisfied all the requirements, including the prescribed period of study, shall be approved by Senate on the recommendation of Board of the Postgraduate School.


Approval of Departmental and Faculty Requirements


Specific department and faculty requirements, additional or consequent on these General Regulations shall not be binding unless approved by Senate on the recommendation of the Board of the Postgraduate School.




A course extending over twelve calendar months shall be provided leading to the Diploma in Anaesthesia which is designed to provide the student with such basic knowledge and practical experience as will enable him to safely cope with common problems of anaesthesia, resuscitation, and respiratory insufficiency.


The course is open to qualified medical practitioners who are registered, or are eligible for registration with the Nigeria Medical Council.


The examination for the diploma, which shall be taken at the end of the course, shall consist of:


Written Examination


Paper I:   Basic Sciences related to Anaesthesia (3 hours)


Paper II:  Clinical Anaesthesia (3 hours)


Oral Examination


Candidate must satisfy the examiners in the entire examination at one and the same time sitting in order to qualify for the diploma.  Candidates who are unsuccessful may, with the consent of Senate be permitted to present themselves for re-examination at the subsequent examination, provided that normally, no candidate is allowed more than three attempts.




For admission to the courses leading to the Certificate or Diploma in Immunology, candidates must be either:


Graduates in science, medicine, agriculture, veterinary medicine or allied subjects of the University of Ibadan or other approved universities.




Laboratory technologists with the Associateship diploma of the Institute of Medical Laboratory Technologists or equivalent qualification.


The course for the certificate shall extend over ten weeks and that for the Diploma over two semesters.  The first semester of the Diploma course shall be devoted to a full time course of theoretical and practical instruction in basic immunology.  The second semester of the course shall be devoted full time to laboratory training in advanced immunology techniques and their application to any one field of study.




Formal course of instruction shall be an integral part of all higher degree programmes. In addition, candidates shall be required to submit a project report dissertation or thesis.


All candidates shall be required to take an approved combination of postgraduate courses.  Candidates may be required to take remedial undergraduate courses on the recommendation of the Board of the Postgraduate School, and with the permission of Senate.


Each department shall draw up a programme of instruction covering the relevant subject areas.  This shall be listed as either compulsory or elective for different categories of candidates within the department.


The workload for candidates shall be evaluated in terms of contact hours; one hour of lecture or three hours of laboratory practical experience being taken as equivalent to one contact hour.


Full-time students without any previous higher degree training shall be required to register for a minimum of 180 and maximum of 450 contact hours of courses in a year, and a project.


Part-time students shall be required to register, in anyone year for not more than 60% of the minimum workload requirement for the award of the degree.


Candidates shall normally be required to take examinations at the end of the semester in which the course has been completed and the pass mark shall be 50%.


Candidates may be required to demonstrate proficiency in a relevant language other than English.


At the end of the formal course, the progress in the project and the performance in the written examinations of candidates intending to proceed to the M.Phil/Ph.D. programmes shall be assessed.  Candidates for the one-Calendar year Degree of Master shall be assessed in September.


Candidates with a Master’s degree of a recognized institution shall be assessed to determine whether to be admitted to the M.Phil. or Ph.D. programmes.  Such candidates may be required to take such courses as may be specified by the Department.


A candidate’s dissertation/thesis may not comprise material which has been submitted for a higher degree of any University.


The language used for a project/dissertation/thesis shall be English.




Designation and Duration


A higher degree programme normally lasting 3 Semesters shall be provided.  It shall be denoted by the letters, M.Sc., M.Ed.


Where a candidate, for whatever reasons, spends more than one calendar year for the degree, the candidate shall renew his/her registration at the beginning of each academic year following.  A


PIO 407       Cardiovascular System II


 Total            15 Units    


Note: The pass mark for courses leading to the B.Sc. (Biochemistry) B.Sc.  candidate’s registration shall normally lapse if he has not fulfilled the requirements for the award of the degree after six semesters of full-time or nine semesters of part-time registration (or an equivalent period, pro rata for a combination of part-time and full-time registration).


General Requirements


The General Regulations Governing Higher Degree Programme shall apply except as follow:


General Regulation 5


Candidates shall register for courses numbered 401–499


General Regulation II


Department panel consisting of the internal examiners, with the Head of Department as the Chairman, shall constitute the Board of Examiners for the degree of Master. An External Examiner appointed by the Postgraduate School on the recommendation of the Faculty Postgraduate Committee shall also be a member of the Board of Examiners.


General Regulation 15


Candidates who, having satisfied all requirements for the three semesters degree of Master, and, being eligible, are recommended for conversion to a registration for the degree of Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) may:


To receive M.Sc.; as a terminal degree or waive their right to the degree and proceed directly to candidacy for the M.Phil.