Faculty of Basic Clinical Science

About Us
The Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences, Federal University of Lafia (FULafia) was ratified by the senate of the University as far back as 2017 with the establishment of the College of Medicine in the university. The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program has started with the first batch of medical students in their second year and progressing steadily to enter the clinical years in the teaching hospital in 2024. The first eighteen months in clinical medicine focuses on 'Laboratory Medicine' in the departments of Anatomic Pathology & Forensic Medicine, Chemical Pathology & Immunology, Haematology & Blood Transfusion, Medical Microbiology & Parasitology, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics. This faculty also supports other faculties under the 'College of Medicine' in FULafia.
This is an important part in the academic years of a medical student, as knowledge and skills gained are put into practice immediately in the clinical years. The learning platform has been structured to encompass several facilitation techniques and participatory learning methods (brainstorming, demonstration, case scenarios, role plays, video clips, lectures). The 'Multipurpose laboratories' will help achieve the goals and objectives of this faculty.
The Federal University of Lafia is committed to its values, ensuring integrity, excellence, and innovation in all its programs in the faculty. The quality of the programs supported by the Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences will bring FULafia to the forefront and the best in the country in the future.
Our goals
To become a renowned faculty for quality learning, research and innovation in laboratory medicine across the country and globally
To create an enabling environment for learning and research in laboratory medicine for students and professionals
Innovation   Integrity   Excellence   Quality
• To promote improvement in the field of laboratory medicine for the provision of quality services to the population in Nigeria
• To maintain the honor and interest of the health profession of laboratory medicine
• To promote progress in practice, training and research in laboratory medicine
• To consider and express its views on all proposed legislations, and development plans affecting laboratory medicine and consequently the health of the populace in Nigeria
Deans profile
DR MARY MATHEW A senior Lecturer with the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, College of Medicine and first Ag. Dean, Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences, a female public health physician-epidemiologist with over thirteen years teaching experience. Prior to engagement with the academic environment, Federal University of Lafia, she was in the development world, heading HIV integrated services projects, training healthcare workers/students and lecturing/examining postgraduate students (MPH) at the University of Abuja, Gwagwalada. In that role and now, she also has been a technical adviser and principal investigator, researcher, peer reviewer for books and journals, mentor and educator in areas of emergency and disaster response and health, including Reproductive Health (including HIV/AIDS), Tuberculosis, social rehabilitation, nutrition and Immunization. Highly skilled, in research and community work having either published, accepted or presented in conferences and workshops, a total of over 27 papers. At the national level, she has contributed towards development of proposals for grants, guidelines, training manuals, strategic frameworks and plans, evaluation surveys and monitoring and evaluation platforms. She is a Fellow of Community Medicine of the West African College of Physicians, and has a PhD in Public Health and Masters in Public Health (Epidemiology) from University of Liverpool and Ahmadu Bello University, Post graduate Diploma in Education, and a MBBS degree.
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Welcome Address

Dear MBBS students,

As your Acting Dean and Foundation Dean of the Faculty, it’s my honor to welcome our very first batch of medical students to the faculty. The Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences is one of the five faculties under the College of Medicine, and the first faculty you are encountering in your experience with the clinical side. Being your first encounter with the clinical side, I’m hopeful we can work together to make the environment enabling for your education. We at the faculty strive for excellence and are here to help you every step of the way. Let us make your stay at the faculty a memorable one through a common love of learning that will pique your interest, explore your full potentials and fuel your passion. Please do feel free to ask questions, participate in discussions and field trips as your contributions are important to us.

A few rules exist for you all as future doctors, and importantly are the medical ethic principles which are core in our profession and in laboratory medicine. We strictly apply the dress code and expect students to be in their laboratory coats with identity cards at all times.

As a first step, do register at the faculty office in the College of Medicine, at the Takeoff site, Lafia. We have a thrilling package to orient you with your stay at the faculty. To round it all, we have a prize for the best MBBS student of the 2nd Professional MBBS exams in Pathology and Pharmacology (named the ‘Mathew-Shugaba’ prize).

Once again, you are welcome!!

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