The department started in 2016 alongside the other Clinical departments. The main objective of the department is to produce medical graduates with a sound knowledge and practical skills equipped with an understanding of the mechanisms of diseases that are primarily of haemopoietic origin. The department has been successfully accredited by both the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).
Activities of the department include lectures and practicals for 400 and 500 levels and the conduct of the third professional MBBS examination for the 500L students.
The department is collaborating with Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe and the World Federation of Hemophilia in the area of capacity building for research, diagnosis and management of haemophilia and bleeding disorders.
The department is actively involved in research in the areas of bleeding disorders, sickle cell disease and cancers. Some of the ongoing researches include:
Psychological Burden on Haematological Malignancies in Nigeria
Sickle Pan-Africa Research Consortium (SPARCO) project
Genetic Profiling of Non-communicable Diseases in West Africa GEN 54
Word Federation Of Hemophilia -World Blood (WFH-WBD) Register