Dr. OYEYIPO Ibukun
Head of Department, Physiology
On behalf of every member of staff, I heartily welcome you to the Physiology Department. As one of the foundation Departments in the College of Health Sciences and indeed the University, we strive to uphold the Philosophy of the University and College, which is to raise men of integrity and who are sound in knowledge.
Why study Physiology? Physiology provides a wide range of career opportunities. It also forms a core discipline for most, if not all medically oriented professions such as Medicine, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Nursing to mention but a few.
Physiology may look like an abstract and wide subject but it is our intention to make it fun and exciting to all our students. It is believed that at the end of their stay in the Department, they would have acquired enough competence in Physiology through appreciating the various mechanisms through which the body performs normal functions.
This webpage contains basic information that will assist you in familiarizing yourself with the Department.
PROGRAMME PHILOSOPHY, OBJECTIVES, COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
The philosophy of the undergraduate physiology programme is to train students in theoretical, practical and applied physiology so that they can utilize the basic knowledge for future problem solving and other applications – like practice of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, etc. the graduates should be able to function as entrepreneur whether in pubic service or self employed.
i. To train students to acquire basic knowledge of physiological principles.
ii. To train students to acquire sufficient practical knowledge and practical skills in experimental physiology.
iii. To train students who will be able to apply physiology to life situations.
iv. To train students in physiological knowledge sufficient for them to proceed for further studies in related fields of specialization.
v. To train students who can adapt themselves after schooling, to various life situations including entrepreneurship.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
In addition to the subject specific knowledge enumerated above, students on completion of the course of study should acquire the following levels of competence and skills.
i. The students should be trained to achieve cognitive or intellectual abilities to study physiology of ever-increasing modern knowledge on their own during and after the training.
ii. The students should attain practical proficiency and skills such as all basic practical topics in each of the physiology benchmark outlines stated above.
iii. The students should acquire enough practical skills that will enable them engage in physiology or physiology-related postgraduate study or research laboratory anywhere in the world.
iv. Students should have skills and ability to tackle new innovative cases and problem solving or development of new ideas.
v. Students should be able to retrieve and store information, including literature search, using computer as well as other retrieval media (current contents, index medicos, science situation index, excerpter medical, etc).
vi. Students should be able to learn scientific writing in all forms e.g. conference paper, poster presentation, thesis and dissertation, paper for journal publication, etc.
vi. Students should be able to acquire enough skills to us computer as well as long hand for data analysis, graphical preparation and presentation, statistics, word-processing, spreadsheet, internet,etc.
ADMISSION AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
For admission into any of the first degree programmes of the University, a candidate shall be required to possess the following minimum qualifications:
1. Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or its equivalents with credit level passes in five (5) subjects at not more than two sittings. The candidate must also earn an acceptable score in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
2. Candidates seeking admission by direct entry into the 200 level, must have at least five (5) O/L credits, two of which must be at Advanced Level or approved equivalents.
DEPARTMENTAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENT
Candidates seeking admission into B. Sc Physiology programme through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) mode must possess credit passes at Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) conducted by West African Examination Council (WAEC) or National Examination Council (NECO), General Certificate Examination (GCE) at Ordinary Level or its equivalent in Mathematics, English Language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics at not more than two (2) sittings and an acceptable pass mark at the UTME conducted by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Such candidate must also satisfy the post UTME requirement of Osun State University.
Direct Entry Candidates
a. ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Zoology or related discipline may be accepted for direct entry admission into year two of B. Sc Physiology programme.
b. Candidates with Ordinary National Diploma in related Biological Sciences may also be considered for admission through direct entry mode of admission.
Post UTME Screening
All Candidates seeking admission into the University irrespective of their UTME scores shall be required to pass the University post UTME Screening test before being admitted.
(a) Students shall complete registration at the beginning of the semester.
(b) Any addition or deletion from the courses for which a student is formally registered must be made with the consent of the course coordinator.
(c) A student may be allowed to withdraw from a course by the course administrator before a third of lectures have been given. Such a student who withdraws after this time or who fails to sit for examination without reasons acceptable to the appropriate Departmental/Faculty/College Board shall be deemed to have failed the course. A Grade point of 0F shall be recorded for the student in the course.
(d) Late registration in the course may be allowed with penalty of up to 4 weeks after the commencement of registration.
Duration of Degree Programmes
The minimum number of years to be spent to be awarded a first degree in a programme of study in non-professional area in the university shall be four years (or three years minimum for direct entry candidates). Registration shall not exceed an additional 50% of the duration of the programme if the student fails to graduate within the minimum number of years.
To qualify for the award of a degree of Osun State University, a student is required to have:
(i) completed and passed the prescribed number of units including all compulsory courses specified by the University.
(ii) completed and met the standards for all prescribed compulsory, required and elective courses totalling 120 credit units.
(iii) obtained the prescribed minimum CGPA.
MEET OUR STAFF
Dr. Oyeyipo I. P.
|Mrs Oladokun O.O.
|Dr. Obembe O.O.
|Mr Usman T.O.
|Mr Osuntokun O.S
|Mr Adeyemi D.H.
|Mr Adedokun K.I.
|Miss Awonuga M.A.M.
|Mrs Salam A.M.
Laboratory Technologist I
|Mr. Osuolala A.D.
Senior Laboratory Assistant