Dr. Kayode O. Osungbade

Ag Head
Department of Health Policy & Management 

  • History
  • Departmental Philosophy
  • Administrative Officers
  • Programmes  

                     

History of the Department

In 1948 when the Faculty of Medicine was established, the concept of having an Institute of Public Health as a component of the Faculty was also established. The Department of Preventive and Social Medicine (PSM), one of the foundation departments in the then Faculty of Medicine of this University, was the first and only department of the Institute. This was reasonably so because of the staff and resources available. Over the years, recruitment of other public health specialist staff to constitute the nucleus of other departments in the Institute started and the staff strength increased tremendously. Thus, the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine was constituted into the following units to reflect the various specializations:

1. Environmental Health

2. Epidemiology

3. Health Education

4. HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT

5. Maternal and Child (Family) Health

6. Medical Statistics

7. Occupational Health

8. Social Medicine

In 1978, the university senate approved the establishment of the College of Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine. As part of the collegiate system, the senate also approved the

establishment of a Faculty of Public Health, the departments of which would be created from the existing units in the   Department of Preventive and Social Medicine during the first phase of development of the Faculty of Public Health. The Institute of Child Health and Department of Human Nutrition were also to be part of the approved Faculty when established.

Thus, as part of the first phase in the evolution of the new Faculty of Public Health, the department of PSM, which had been in the forefront of teaching, research and service in Public Health for over five decades, evolved into the following three new departments in the year 2000:

1.      Department of Community Medicine with the following five specialized units-

 

HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT UNIT

Clinical Epidemiology Unit

Maternal and Child (Family) Health Unit

Occupational Health Unit

Social and Rehabilitative Medicine Unit

2. Department of Health Promotion and Education

3. Department of Epidemiology, Medical Statistics and Environmental Health.

As agreed in 1978, the Institute of Child Health and the Department of Human Nutrition also joined the Faculty of Public Health.

In the second phase of the evolution, there were plans that these nuclei departments would continue to grow and new departments would evolve from them.  Approval was received from the NUC in April 2010 to split the Department of Community Medicine into the follow two new departments:

1.      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

2.      Department of Preventive Medicine and Primary Care

The Department of Health Policy and Management was inaugurated on 1st August 2010. The two members of the academic staff in the Health Policy and Management Unit of the mother Department of Community Medicine thus became the two pioneering academic staff of the new department. The students who had registered in the Department of Community Medicine for public health postgraduate degree programmes with specialization in Health Policy and Management (MPH<HP&M>) and the Master degree programmes in Health Services Administration (MHSA) also transferred to the new department.

Rationale

The morbidity and mortality rates of Nigerians are among the highest in the world as a result of the poor formulation of health policies, poor management of our meager health resources and the abysmal performance of our health systems.   In order to redress the situation, the nation needs competent health systems researchers, policy analysts, policy makers, health economists, health service managers and administrators (to mention but a few), all suitably equipped with the knowledge and skills to perform maximally in a resource-constrained environment.  The fore-going challenges constitute the rationale for the vision and mission of the new department of Health Policy and Management as described in section 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VISION, MISSION, CORE VALUES AND RESEARCH AGENDA

Vision

To become a world-class higher education facility for academic excellence in Health Policy and Health System Management targeted towards the attainment of more cost-effective and equitable health systems through the multi-disciplinary team work of public health, social and behavioural scientists.  This is in keeping with the vision of the University of Ibadan and her College of Medicine.

Mission

To address the health needs of our country by strengthening the health systems through the resolution of major health policy and health systems management problems by original multidisciplinary research, advanced training for capacity development and service.  Specifically this will be accomplished through innovation and creativity in the:

i.     Training and development of competent manpower appropriately skilled in health policy analysis and development, health economics, health planning and health systems management and administration.

ii.   Conduct of multidisciplinary health systems research of the highest quality into policy-related and management–related problems in the health system, and

iii.Provision of excellent consultancy services in Health Policy, Planning and Management.

 

Core Values

The department will be guided by the core values of the University in dealing with the staff, students and stake-holders. Thus, the administration of the department will be characterized by the maintenance of integrity, transparency, fairness, accountability, respect for others and by the pursuance of excellence, innovation and creativity.            

 

Research Agenda

The conduct of high-quality multidisciplinary collaborative research into priority issues in Health Policy and Management is a major preoccupation in the department.  Currently, the staff and students in the department are involved in various research programmes all targeted at strengthening the health system and sub-systems. Major areas of research activity are on strategic and operational challenges in health care delivery including the following:

-          Quality of primary health services

-          Quality of curative and rehabilitative services

-          Audit of health care services

-          Supervision at the primary care level

-          Personnel management and inter-cadre conflicts

-          Operating management information systems

-          Operating of the referral system

-          Strategic and operational planning for PHC

-          PHC facility utilization

-          Management of essential drugs for primary care

-          The functioning of voluntary health workers

-          Evaluation of PHC programmes

-          Operations of the National Health Insurance Scheme

-          The economic evaluation of health programmes and services

-          Clinical epidemiology & control of tropical diseases

-          Prevention of violence against women especially among young female hawkers and apprentices

-          Prevention & control of sexually transmitted infections including HIV

-          Prevention of violence against women especially among young female hawkers and apprentices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROFILE OF HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

 

Dr. K.O. Osungbade MBBS, MSc, FMCPH

Acting Head of Department

October 1, 2010 till date

Dr. Osungbade is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. He is a Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (Public Health); he also holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Bioethics from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. He has about 15 years of professional experience in Public Health sector providing support for health systems and various disease control programmes at local, state and national levels (immunization, onchocerciaisis, HIV/AIDS, primary health care, food hygiene and safety, maternal and child health, etc).  He also has more than 15 years of professional experience in Public Health sector providing support for National and International Developmental Partners such as IFESH/UNIVA, WHO/TDR/UNICEF, Terre des homes, Nigerian Academy of Science.

He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Health Policy and Management. He has published extensively in national and international journals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES AND COURSES

 

Academic and Professional Programmes

 

The Health Policy & Management Department in collaboration with the other departments of the Faculty of Public Health and the Faculty of the Social Sciences in the University of Ibadan, currently offers higher professional and academic degrees in

(1)   Public Health (MPH, Ph.D.) with specialization in Health Policy and Management (HP&M),

 

(2)   Health Services Administration (MHSA, M.Phil., PhD).

 

The two degree programmes are similar in terms of their curricula and the knowledge, skills and competences which they impart. However, they are not identical. They differ in emphasis and in focus.

The structure of the MHSA degree is similar to the Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree. It focuses on the management and administration of health care systems and on private and public health sector institutions. It prepares students to work as health planners, managers and administrators in health systems and institutions such as hospitals, health maintenance organizations, health insurance companies and non-governmental health organizations and others.

The MPH (HP&M) on the other hand is broader in scope and in focus. It prepares students for careers in any of the specialties of Public Health as policy analysts, health planners and managers in the public and private sector, public health programmes and initiatives and in state, national and international public health agencies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Policy and Management Courses

 

Course Code

Course Title and Contents

(Course Description/synopsis)

No. of contact Hours

L:T:P

 Unit(s) : Status

HPM 701

HPM 701 - Principles of Health Policy and Health Services Management

 

30:0:0

2: C

HPM 705

Primary Health Care

 

30:0:0

2:C

HPM 706

Health Systems Research Methodology                  

 

30:0:0

2: C

HPM709

The Politics of Health Policy

 

30:0:0

2: C

HPM 720

Human Resource Management in Health Service  Organisations

30:0:0

2:C

 

HPM 741

Internship (Industrial Attachment)                                                         

 

 

 

6weeks

1:C

HPM 742

Research Project in Health Systems                                              

 

270:0:0

6: C

EMS 722

Principles of Epidemiology

      30:0:0

     2:C

HPM  740

Seminars in Health Policy, Planning and Management     

 

30:0:0

2:R

ECO 724

Health Economics                                                                             

 

30:0:0

2:R

EMS 726

Research Methodology in Medicine

30:0:0

2:R

EMS 727

Basic Statistical Procedure

 

30:0:0

2:R

OHS 701

 

Principles and Practice of Occupational Health

30:0:0

2:R

RFH 701

Principles and Practice of Reproductive and Family Health

      30:0:0

2:R

 

HPE 705

Community Organization & Development

30:0:0

2:R

HPE 714

Ethics in Public Health Research and Practices

        30:0:0

2: R

 

NUT 726

Nutrition in Public Health

30:0:0

2:R

EHS 701

Principles of Environmental Health

30:0:0

2:R

HPM 702

 

Health Service Planning and Health Management Information Systems  

30:0:0

2: E

HPM 703

HPM 703: Basic Elements of Financial Accounting

30:0:0

2: E

HPM 704

Public Administration, Public Policy, Politics and Principles of Administrative Law

30:0:0

2: E

HPM 707

Office Management

.  

30:0:0

2: E

HPM 708

Law and Public Health Policy

30:0:0

2: E

HPM 710

Health District Management

 

30:0:0

2: E

HPM 711

Hospital Management 

30:0:0

2:E

HPM 712

Elements of Financial and Management Accounting in the Health Sector

30:0:0

2: E

HPE 707

Training Methods and Health Personnel Development

30:0:0

2:E

HPM 730

Purchasing and Supply, Stores and  Inventory  Management

 

30:0:0

2:E

HPM 731

Management of Essential Drugs and Equipment

 

30:0:0

2:E

COM 701

 

History, Evolution of Public Health & International Health

 

30:0:0

2:E

COM 702

 

Rehabilitative and Social  Medicine

 

30:0:0

2:E

EMS 729

 

Application of computer for Data Management in the Health Sciences.

30:0:0

2:E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Services Administration Courses

 

 

Course Code

Course Title and Contents

(Course Description/synopsis)

No. of contact Hours

L:T:P

 Unit(s) : Status

HPM 701

HPM 701 - Principles of Health Policy and Health Services Management

 

30:0:0

2: C

HPM 705

Primary Health Care

 

30:0:0

2:C

HPM 706

Health Systems Research Methodology                  

 

30:0:0

2: C

HPM 707

Office Management   

30:0:0

2: C

HPM 711

Hospital Management 

30:0:0

2:C

HPM 720

Human Resource Management in Health Service  Organisations

30:0:0

2:C

 

HPM 741

Internship (Industrial Attachment )                                                           

 

30:0:0

6weeks

1: C

HPM 742

Research Project in Health Systems                                          

 

 

270:0:0

6:C

EMS 722

Principles of Epidemiology

30:0:0

    2:C

HPM 703

HPM 703: Basic Elements of Financial Accounting

30:0:0

2: R

HPM  740

Seminars in Health Policy, Planning and Management     

 

30:0:0

2:R

ECO 724

Health Economics                                                                                

 

30:0:0

2:R

EMS 726

Research Methodology in Medicine

30:0:0

2:R

EMS 727

Basic Statistical Procedure

30:0:0

2:R

OHS 701

 

Principles and Practice of Occupational Health

30:0:0

2:R

30:2:R

Principles and Practice of Reproductive and Family Health

      30:0:0

2:R

 

HPE 705

Community Organization & Development

30:0:0

2:R

HPE 714

Ethics in Public Health Research and Practices

        30:0:0

   2: R

 

NUT 726

Nutrition in Public Health

30:0:0

2:R

EHS 701

Principles of Environmental Health

30:0:0

2:R

HPM 702

Health Service Planning and Health Management Information Systems  

 

30:0:0

2: E

HPM 704

Public Administration, Public Policy, Politics and Principles of Administrative Law

30:0:0

2: E

HPM 708

Law and Public Health Policy

30:0:0

2: E

HPM709

The Politics of Health Policy

 

30:0:0

2: E

HPM 710

Health District Management

 

30:0:0

2: E

HPM 712

Elements of Financial and Management Accounting in the Health Sector

30:0:0

2: E

HPE 707

Training Methods and Health Personnel Development

 

30:0:0

2:E

HPM 730

Purchasing and Supply, Stores and  Inventory  Management

 

30:0:0

2:E

HPM 731

Management of Essential Drugs and Equipment

 

30:0:0

2:E

COM 701

 

History, Evolution of Public Health & International Health

30:0:0

2:E

COM 702

 

Rehabilitative and Social  Medicine

30:0:0

2:E

 

Contact Information:

Dr. K.O. Osungbade

Department of Health Policy and Management

Faculty of Public Health

College of Medicine

University of Ibadan

P.M.B. 5017 General Post Office

Ibadan, NIGERIA

Tel: +234 8034781208

        +234 8070453128

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