Dr. Isaac Elon Warnow HOD Paediatrics Department

Brief history of paediatrics department

The department of paediatrics was established since the inception of the hospital in the year 2000. As at 2018, the department has eight (8) consultants, thirteen (13) senior registrars, two (2) registrars and six (6) medical officers. The department renders clinical services in the paediatrics out-patient clinics, emergency Paediatrics unit (EPU), paediatrics medical ward (PMW) and special care baby unit (SCBU).


A Paediatrics department where a formidable unit is built through capacity building, research and collaboration for a holistic childcare.


  •  To introduce the student to the global principles and practice of Paediatrics with particular emphasis on practice in the TROPICS, especially Nigeria.
  •  To equip the student with cognitive knowledge, technical skills and judgment to enable them achieve some measure of competence in the practice of paediatrics.
  •  To enable the student have a good working relationship with all those involved in the health care delivery especially in preventive paediatrics, maternal and child health and to inculcate in them the spirit of team work.
  •  To offer Strategies of Action for Children towards achieving an optimum Child Care Package in Africa.


Six-year Medical Course: Five O level credit passes in not more than two sitting in physics, Chemistry, Biology, English language and Mathematics in addition to acceptable JAMB score for that year Five-year medical Course (Direct Entry) Advanced level A ‘level) passes (at credit level with minimum of 12 points) in three 3 subjects- (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) and those with Bachelor of Sciences degree with a second class and above in the medical and other allied health sciences. Qualification equivalent to A and B above such as London GCE O/Level and A/Level, Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination (IJMB) Admission shall be through the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board and Remedial placement (with minimum acceptable JAMB score for that year.


Curriculum: Students will meet this objective in a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient patient care activities throughout the course of the clerkship. Specific types of activities include patient encounters, computerized cases, didactic lectures, grand rounds, work rounds and a required text. Evaluation: Students will be evaluated by faculty and resident observations of their clinical performance and also by a multiple choice and long answer question quarter, mid posting examinations Curriculum: Students will participant in a series of encounters with patients who have essential paediatric diseases, conditions or processes by caring for patients during their inpatient and outpatient activities. The specific conditions are found on the patient encounter checklist to be completed by each student. The lists include both acute and chronic illness conditions and issues related to health care maintenance as seen in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.