Faculty of Clinical Science

About Us
The Faculty of Clinical Sciences was approved as one of the first sets of Faculties in the College of Medicine by the senate of the Federal University of Lafia, in 2014, though only activated in 2023 with the appointment of Professor Ishaku Ara Bako as the pioneer and current Dean of the Faculty. The main thrust of the faculty is to provide clinical training for medical (MBBS) students in their fourth to sixth years, clinical and community services and conduct research. The Faculty of Clinical Science provides clinical training through sequence of clinical postings, to enable the students acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to become highly competent medical doctors who are able to practice at the different levels of the health system: primary, secondary, and tertiary level of care. The faculty works closely with the respective departments in the Teaching Hospital and to ensure this is done seamlessly, we have extracted an understanding with the hospital for joint headships of the respective departments.
The departments in the faculty are also involved in providing support for degree programs in other faculties such as Bachelor Nursing Science, Bachelor Medical Laboratory Science and Bachelor Radiography programmes. At full take off of the Teaching Hospital, we will ensure effective and efficient synergy between the clinical training of the MBBS students and the residency training programmes of the Hospital. The faculty will hopefully, provide the majority of clinical consultant staff of the hospital. There will also be synergy in the utilization of facilities in both the College of Medine and the Hospital, utilization of resident Doctors in Medical students training and joint research grantsmanship. The faculty future plans include the mounting of postgraduate programmes (MSc & PhD) as well as short courses in clinical sciences.
Our goals
VISION: To become a foremost community that ensures academic excellence and scholarship through quality and innovative education, clinical services and research
MISSION: To empower and nurture health care professionals, who will serve as leaders in their fields to deliver health care for the health and economic development of the people of Nigeria and beyond by promoting excellence, innovation and ethics in education, patient care, research and global collaboration.
OBJECTIVES: The clinical training of the MBBS students has the following objectives: -
To train medical officers with deep knowledge in Physiological, Anatomical, histological and biochemical bases of diseases and other health conditions and their interface with clinical medicine
To produce medical officers with in-depth knowledge of therapeutics with ability to determine drug actions in their patients;
To produce clinicians capable of understanding diseases and disease manifestations using laboratory and pathological skills and knowledge, including the determination of the effect of diseases on the lives of individuals;
To train medical officers with sound knowledge and understanding of causes of diseases and other public health challenges to provide solutions based on statistical data;
To produce medical officers who understand the ethical principles of medical practice and able to apply this in different settings within and outside Nigeria
To produce medical Doctors who understand and are able to work effectively in the health team and assume leadership roles when necessary.
To produce medical officers with sound theoretical knowledge and skills capable of undertaking research in various fields of the medical discipline
To be capable of conducting independent research.
To produce medical officers who can practice medicine and capable of conducting independent research in different settings in Nigeria and beyond
To train medical officers with a sound foundation to undertake further training/specialisation in the different specialities of Medicine.
Deans profile
The Dean of the Faculty of Clinical sciences is Professor Ishaku Bako, a Public Health Physician and Professor of Epidemiology and Community Health. He has over twenty years’ experience in Public Health, development activities, teaching, training, research and community service. He had the basic medical degree (MBBS) from University of Jos in 1997, MSc Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) of the University of London and MSc Biostatistics from Benue State University, Makurdi and Fellowship of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria in Public Health. He attended several short courses within and outside Nigeria and held a number of academic and administrative appointments including serving as Executive Director of the Nasarawa State AIDS Control Agency between 2007 and 2011, Head of Epidemiology and Community Health. His research interests include epidemiology and Control of Infectious diseases and health services management.
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We heartily welcome you to the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, Federal University of Lafia, Nigeria.   We are a fast growing Faculty with committed, and dedicated staff who are working hard to actualize the vision of our great University, which is to be a renowned and respected centre of learning, research and innovation, constituting a centre point for positive socio-economic transformation of the region’’. Working collectively with the Faculties of Basic Medical Science, and Basic Clinical Science and the Teaching Hospital, the Faculty of Clinical Science promotes excellence, innovation and ethics in education, patient care, research and global collaboration. We strive to instil the right knowledge, attitudes and skills in our medical students and other trainees to enable them become highly competitive health professionals.

The Faculty of Clinical Sciences works closely with the Teaching hospital to provide tertiary level clinical services and research. Staff of the faculty serve as trainers of resident Doctors in the different departments of the hospital. The faculty future plans include running postgraduate programmes (MSc & PhD) and short courses in clinical sciences.

We are committed to conducting researches that address gaps in knowledge on infectious and non-communicable diseases, including translational researches that will discover more effective and efficient approaches to clinical care and disease prevention and control.

Our remarkable team of faculty and staff is committed to promoting community partnerships and social accountability to the needs of the population while ensuring global competitiveness. The Faculty is opened to mutually beneficial collaborations and partnerships with local and global individuals/institutions across different disciplines.

We look forward to being a part of actualizing your career dream, research agenda and clinical service.

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