Departmental Philosophy

1. To advance the understanding of the biochemical mechanisms in health and diseases.

2. To conduct high quality biomedical research

3. To educate medical/dental undergraduates and other health personnel to acquire comprehensive and sound theoretical background and relevant practical experience necessary to appreciate contemporary (emerging) issues in medical research and laboratory medicine

4. To provide Postgraduate education for future Clinical Biochemists (Chemical Pathology) and Allied Scientists

5. To contribute to the development, management and patient care through provision of high quality laboratory services.

Chemical Pathology Department is committed to the development of new themes and maintenance of scientific excellence.
The Department is an active pursuant of translational research now increasingly recognized as important in national health services globally.
The Department encourages closer interaction between physicians and Clinical Scientists, generating a critical mass of scientific expertise and facilities that attract both clinical scientists and clinicians who wish to train in this field and solve problems of particular interest to their patients.

Quality services in medical services and training

1. To maintain the position of the Departmnet as the pre eminent Sub-Saharan African Centre of integrated Scientific research in metabolic science and biomedicine.
2. To belong to at least the top 10% of similar institutions globally.
3. To remain informed and at the forefront of the advances in scientific biochemistry including core chemical pathology and metabolic science.