About the Department of Physiology

The Physiology Department is one of the departments in the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences of the University of Calabar, Nigeria. It commenced its activities in July 1978 with Professor K. M. Etta (1978-1985) as the pioneer head of department. Other subsequent heads of department are the following: Professor E. E. Osim (1985-1995, 2000-2003), Late Dr. B. A. Akpogomeh (1995-1997), Dr (Mrs.) A. B. Antai (1997-199, 2006-2008), Prof. J. O. Ibu (2003-2006), Dr. C. O. Nku (2008- 2010), Dr. (Mrs.) A. O. Obembe (2010 – 2012), Dr. D. U. Owu (20012 – 2014). The current head of Department is Dr. E. J. Ani (2014 – 2016). The department of Physiology started with its first batch of medical students in 1978/79 session. In 1979/80 session, a B.Sc. Physiology programme was added to its curriculum. The department started an M.Sc. programme in Physiology in 1992 with only 3 students who all graduate with M.Sc. in 1995. In 1995 a post graduate diploma programme in Physiology was also started while a Ph.D. programme was added in 2001/2002 session. The department train students for the award of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Physiology. It also provides qualitative physiological knowledge of human body systems to preclinical medical students, and other allied health sciences.
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Our Staff

Academic Staff

Technical Staff

Name Unit Rank
Mr. E. E. Okorie Chief Technologist
Mr. U. E. Akpan Chief Technologist
Mrs. I. O. Bassey Assistant Chief Technologist
Mrs. Florence Odidi Principal Technologist
Mr. Archibong N. Archibong Demonstrator II
Mrs. G. I. Ibiang Lab. Supervisor
Mrs. Christiana Gekpe Asst. Lab. Supervisor
Mr. Ededet A. Umoh Asst. Lab. Supervisor

Administrative Staff

Name Unit Rank
Miss Francisca Boco Confidential Secretary I
Mrs. Dorothy Iyama Administrative Assistant
Dr. (Mrs) Nancy B. Iwara Prin. Conf. Secretary
Mrs. Paulina O. Odok Admin. Assistant
Mr. Henry Agbachom Higher Executive officer
Mrs. Stella Elemi Higher Executive Officer
Mrs. Patience Ita Ikpeme Computer Operator I
Mrs. Elizabeth Ekong Clerical Officer
Mr. Tony Ekpe Clerical Officer
Mrs. Cecilia J. Ovat Clerical Officer
Miss Elizabeth Oba Ogar Head Messenger/Cleaner
Miss Immaculata Ekwodee Mbua Caretaker