Message from the Dean
The Faculty of Medicine at the Bayero University, Kano was established during the 1984/85 Session when the first set of pre-degree students in Medicine was admitted. The undergraduate programme for the 5-year medical training started during the 1986/87 academic sessions.
The medical school at Bayero University is the 14th medical school/college established in Nigeria. Most of the older ones have been moulded on the orthodox medical institutions in the Western Industrialized Countries. Hitherto, medical educational programmes did not focus on the real health problems of the country. Students were trained mainly within the four walls of Universities and attached hospitals that are situated mainly in State capitals or other large cities, thus making the newly graduated doctors unaware of the health needs of the majority of the population.
With the increasing demands by the various communities in Nigeria for the improvement and extension of health services, more so, with adoption of the primary health care philosophy by the three levels of governments in Nigeria, reorientation of medical training has assumed an important educational issue. Health institutions, including medical schools, are now required to be involved in the training of doctors and other health professionals who are aware of their community role in health care delivery in the country. Therefore, the undergraduate medical programme at Bayero University, Kano has adopted a community oriented and community-based educational philosophy for the training of its doctors. The programme of training has been designed in such a way that doctors produced from Bayero University, Kano will be well equipped and motivated to practice as primary care physicians in the urban and rural areas of Nigeria. They will also possess a sound foundation for further/continuing training in the various medical specialties through the adoption of problem-based learning and self-directional educational philosophy.
In order to achieve this philosophy of relevance in medical education, the faculty will work closely with staff of the Federal and State Ministries of Health in the planning and execution of its Faculty programmes.
The establishment of the community-based medical education and services (CBME & SP) Programme in the Faculty is a major step in the implementation of the Faculty philosophy in medical education.
The Faculty of Clinical Sciences came into existence on the 1st of April 2014. It is an offshoot of Faculty of Medicine estab. in 1986. The major course offered is MB BS;
Other Undergraduate: degrees are: B Sc Pharmacology, B Sc Audiology and Optometry the last 2 recently approved by the Senate.
The Faculty teaches BDS students until L500 when the parent Faculty takes over Postgraduate degrees are also offered by some departments.These PG degrees are approved and run by Department of O & G (MD, PhD) and Community Medicine (MPH, PhD) Com Med intends to run M Sc Epidemiology and other masters degree courses.