Prof. Folasade O. OMOKHODION

 
H.O.D.
Department of Preventive Medicine and Primary Health Care
 
 
 
History
Departmental Philosophy
Administrative Officers
Programmes
 

 

History of the Department

The history of the department of Preventive Medicine and. Primary Care dates back to 1948 when the department of Preventive and Social Medicine (PSM) was created as one of the four foundation departments of the Faculty of Medicine, University College Ibadan. The old department of PSM was divided into 3 sub departments in 1996. Community Medicine was one of the sub departments and it attained full departmental status in 2000. In 2002, the three departments which evolved from the old department of PSM, Department of Human Nutrition and the Institute of Child Health were brought together to form the Faculty of Public Health.  The department of Community Medicine however retained its presence in the Faculty of Clinical Sciences and is located in both Faculties of Clinical Sciences and Public Health.  A further development in the department was the creation of a new department of Health Policy and Management in 2011.  This new department works closely with the department of Community Medicine. Upon the creation of the new department, the department of Community Medicine was renamed Preventive Medicine & Primary Care.  The department serving serves as the link between Public Health and Clinical Medicine.

 

VISION

To be at the cutting edge of research, training and service in Community Medicine for the attainment of a more cost effective and equitable health system.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

As the premier institution for the training of public health physicians and community based health workers in Nigeria, we are committed to improving the health status of the community by:

Developing manpower in Public Health and Community Medicine and especially among physicians and other community based health workers in Africa and other developing countries.

 

Providing Continuing Education on current issues in Public Health and Community Medicine

 

Conducting collaborative and multi-disciplinary research which has practical applications in solving the health problems of the African population.

 

Providing community based health services and specialist care for communities and special groups.

 

Offering clinical services at the University College Hospital and outreach stations.

 

 

PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT

 

Departmental Philosophy (for undergraduate medical education)

As a department in the premier institution for the training of doctors in Nigeria, we aim to produce medical graduates who will meet the global standards in the understanding and practice of community medicine and community orientation in patient care, and its applications in primary health care.

 

 

 

RESEARCH FOCUS OF THE DEPARTMENT

 

Research

The department has a long history of research into public health problems in Nigeria. Earlier work in the department of PSM focused on endemic diseases such as schistomiasis, lymphatic filarias, onchocerciasis and dracontiasis – the outcome of a strong epidemiology emphasis.  In recent years with the changing pattern of disease and the further development of other subspecialty areas, research activities in the department have covered other areas.

 

The departmental research agenda aims to utilize research to provide evidence-based public health practices to achieve a reduction of preventable diseases of public health importance.  The department is currently engaged in research in the following areas:

 

Health Systems and Services Research

Longitudinal Studies in focused Communities

Infectious Disease Research

Non-Communicable disease research; injury prevention, preventive oncology

Tobacco Related Research

Domestic Violence

Small Scale Industries Women’s Health

Workplace Health and Safety

 

Academic staff in the department are engaged in research with other institutions in Finland, the U.S and South Africa.

 

Service

For over 40 years, the department has provided clinical services to communities in rural and urban areas.  Our outstation at Idikan was started in 1963 and has continued to serve this small urban community about 10km away from the hospital.  More recently, the Kola Daisi Foundation Primary Health Care Centre was developed to serve the community in Yemetu.  There are several outstations in rural areas like Jago, Ilora and Lagun.  Services are provided by resident doctors and a vibrant nursing team.

 

Our rural field training site in Igboora is the flagship of our medical school.  This station coordinates the training of medical and dental students, nurses, Community Health Extension Workers and resident’s doctors in the field of Community Medicine.  Our Occupational health unit provides some service to small scale industries and the Rehabilitative Medicine Unit provides services to the Motherless Babies Home and similar institutions.

The department runs several clinics within the Hospital; the Endemic Diseases Clinic, the Well Person Clinic, the Occupational Health Clinic and the Special Treatment Clinic.

 

UNITS

Academic Units

Clinical Epidemiology

Occupational Health

Rehabilitative and Social Medicine

Reproductive and Family Health

 

 

 

Support Units

Community Health Nursing

Public Health Laboratory

Computer Laboratory

Library

 

Field Training Unit

Ibarapa Community & Primary Health Care Programme

 

Clinical Services

At the University College Hospital:

Endemic Disease Clinic - Mondays

Well Person Clinic - Wednesdays

Occupational Health Clinic - Thursdays        

Special Treatment Clinic- Tuesdays (Male clinic) and Thursdays (Female clinic)

Rural and urban communities

Kola Daisi Foundation Primary Health Care Centre   - 24 hours service, inpatient/outpatient services.

Outpatient Clinics                                

Idikan - Daily

Lagun, Jago, Elesu      - Weekly

Ilora – Monthly

 

 

PRIZE AND AWARDS

 

1.         Departmental Prize                

2.         Oladipo Oluwole Prize          

3.         Olabode Fatoki Prize             

4.         Sir Kofo Abayomi Prize        

5.         Oladele Ajose Memorial Prize

           

 

LINKAGES

The department has a linkage programme with the Department of Public Health and General Practice of the University of Kuopio, Finland.  There is an exchange of students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  There is also an exchange of teachers in the two departments.

 


CONTACT INFORMATION OF EACH ACADEMIC UNIT

 

Academic Unit

Phone No.

E-Mail

Clinical Epidemiology

 

 

Prof. M. C. Asuzu

08033467670

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Dr. O. A. Adebiyi

08023392616

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Dr. O. A. Popoola

07082356314

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Occupational Health

 

 

Prof. M. C. Asuzu

08033467670

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Prof. Folashade Omokhodion

08023424607

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Dr. Mary O. Balogun

08053052084

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Rehabilitative & Social Medicine

 

 

Dr. Eme T. Owoaje

08055304266

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Dr. Obioma C. Uchendu

08066717229

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Reproductive & Family Health

 

 

Dr. Olutoyin Sekoni

08033579048;

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Dr. Funmilayo M. OlaOlorun

08034076612

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Dr. A. M. Adebayo

08033828948

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