Haematology

About the Department

The Department of Haematology is one of the 4 major Pathology Departments under the Faculty of Clinical Sciences. The Department was established in 2002, however full academic activities started in the year 2005 with the appointment of Professor. E.M. Esseien a renowned Professor of Haematology with the mandate of providing academic leadership and steering the Department to academic excellence. The key functions of the Department are as follows:
• Training of both undergraduate (MBBS programme) and postgraduate medical training in Haematology of both National and West African Postgraduate Colleges (Residency programme) as well as Medical laboratory technologist
• Clinical Unit/ Division of the Department provides specialized care for patients with blood and blood related diseases with respect to disease diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients. The division also operate the Haematology Day-care for emergency management of with sickle cell disease, Haemophilia etc.
– Laboratory Unit/ Division renders the following services:
– Conduct both routine and specialized haematological tests
– Provides blood banking services / blood components preparation
– Research. The department engages in research into various aspect of blood disorders including; Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Haemoglobinopathies, Haemato-oncology and transfusion medicine.
4. UNITS IN THE DEPARTMENT
Administrative unit: Coordinate all the departmental activities including academic, clinical, laboratory, research and any other activities the department may be involved
– Academic Unit: Training of both undergraduate (MBBS programme) and postgraduate medical training (Residency training) and Research activities in the Department.
– Clinical Unit: provides specialized care to patients with blood and blood related diseases with respect to disease diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients. The division also operate the Haematology Day-care for emergency management of with sickle cell disease, Haemophilia etc.
– Laboratory unit: Clinical laboratory conduct both routine and specialized haematological tests for patient’s care, provides blood banking services / blood components preparation. The teaching laboratory serves as demonstration laboratory for training of Part II MBBS medical students.

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Vision Statement

To be a centre of academic excellence by utilizing the available human and technological resources for teaching, research, community service and sustainable development.

Mission Statement

To diligently pursue scholarship and deploy its output for human capacity development and economic growth in the society, with active participation in ICT.