About the Department
The department of Human Anatomy is one of the foundation department of the College of Medical Sciences. It was created in the year 2010 following the recommendation of the committee for the establishment of the College of Medical Sciences in Gombe State University by the pioneer Vice Chancellor, Professor Abdullahi Mahdi. The department was primarily established for the purpose of training high quality personal for the provision of standard health service in the country. At its inception, the department offered training to Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) students. In addition to that, the department extend its service to Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences by offering Anatomy courses to Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) students. Following its establishment, the department was under the leadership of the pioneer Head of Department Dr. Wilson Hamman for the period of six years (September 2011 – December 2016). During this period, the department went through successful series of accreditation by National University Commission (NUC) and the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) mainly for the services rendered to MBBS students. Currently the department is headed by Dr. Usman Bala (December 2016 – Date). Due to the demand to develop high skills manpower for teaching, research and professional services in Human Anatomy, the department commenced BSc (Hons) Human Anatomy program. The first set of students for BSc (Hons) Human Anatomy were admitted during the 2017/2018 academic session. We assured you that, the department will continue to maintain its standard toward efficient service delivering, aimed at training and producing graduates that are worthy in character and learning for betterment of humanity.
Philosophy and Objectives
This Program shall be resident in the Department of Human Anatomy, College of Medical Sciences, Gombe State University and shall operate under the Course Credit System. The general philosophy and objective is to produce graduates of high academic standard with adequate theoretical and practical background in the various branches of Human Anatomy that are of immense value for Medical Education, Biomedical Research and Community Development. The program will be broad–based enough to produce graduates who will be able to perform the following: a. Teach various branches of Human Anatomy to Medical, Dental and paramedical students as well as students of other related disciplines. b. Conceive, Design, Carryout and Report basic biomedical research. c. Acquire competence in handling of basic laboratory equipment.