The Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Ilorin, Ilorin is one of the two Faculties that make up the College of Health Sciences.  The Faculty was established on the 1st April, 2004 when the former Faculty of Health Sciences assumed the collegiate status.  It overseas the activities in the eight departments that make up the Faculty. The departments within this Faculty are as follows:- Anatomy,Physiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Heamatology, Chemical Pathology & Immunology,

Programmes: MBBS, B.Sc. Anatomy, B.Sc. Physiology

Course Requirements

Direct Entry: GCE A/L; IJMB First Degree (1st class or 2nd Class Upper) Success (with Grades) in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

U.M.E.: Minimum credit in SSCE or equivalent in:- English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

At the inception of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin, Anatomy was not taught as a separate discipline because of the Faculty philosophy at the time. However, following are-organization in 1979, Anatomy and other disciplines re-accorded autonomous status and anatomy was taught as a separate discipline.

The Department of Chemical Pathology and Immunology was established in 1977 with the appointment of Late Professor Henry Olusegun Adewole as the first Head of the Department.  
Department of Chemical Pathology and Immunology is one of the four (4) Departments that constitutes the Pathological Sciences in the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences of the College of Health Sciences of University of Ilorin, Ilorin. The Department operates on the philosophy of the College based on Students’ Centred Learning and Problem Solving.

Research Focus

  • Renal Histopathology
  • Breast Pathology
  • GIT Pathology
  • Lymphoreticular Pathology

Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology was one of the 4 Departments, which emerged from the original Department of Pathological Sciences that existed at the inception of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

The Department played a leading role in the COBES programme during the pioneering years and in the implementation of the Faculty’s concepts and philosophy of students’ centered learning and integration.