About Department

Welcome! The Department of Physiology was founded in 2001 as one of the four pioneer departments in the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, which was the takeoff Faculty for the College of Health Sciences of Delta State University. Academic activities in the Department commenced under the headship of Professor C.P. Aloamaka in the 2002/2003 session, when the MBBS programme began. In 2004, following the proposals for the creation of B.Sc. programmes by the Dean, Prof T.S. Emudianughe and the consequent approval by the senate of Delta State University, students were admitted into the B.Sc. programme of the Department in 2004/2005 session. The Department has full accreditation status by NUC and MDCN. The first set of student in the B.Sc programme graduated in 2007/2008 with a degree in B.Sc. Human Physiology and since then the Department has produced quality graduates who are doing well in their places of work, especially those who have gone into academics. The Department also run postgraduate programmes leading to the award of M.Sc and Ph.D in Human Physiology and this has supported our staff development programme and boosted research. The pioneer head of Department Professor C.P Aloamaka, has also served as Dean of Basic Medical Sciences, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) and Acting Vice-Chancellor of this University. He laid a solid foundation for the takeoff of all the programmes domiciled in the Department of physiology. He has contributed immensely to the success of the postgraduate programmes. In fact, he has been and will remain our role model and mentor. At the end of his tenure as the head of the Department of Physiology, Dr. W. C. Nwafia (now Professor), took over the mantle of leadership in 2005. He unified the staff of the Department by his friendly disposition and ensured the steady growth ofthe Department. Dr. A.C. Okolo took over as Head of Department in 2007. He did a lot of infrastructural Development. He handed the Department to Dr. E.K. Nwangwa in 2010. Who was the Head of Department when the Department achieved the status of full National University Commission, full medical & Dental Council of Nigeria accreditation and ensured that examination results were produced in record time. Dr. (Mrs.) E. Adegor took over in 2012, was a mother to the Department. The Department was peaceful and things went on smoothly. Dr. A.O. Naiho took over in 2015. He edited the Departmental Practical Manual with the contribution of other senior members of staff, and initiated the process for the reviews of the B.Sc, M.Sc and Ph.D. curriculum in line with the 2007 NUC Bench Mark. He ensured that all back log or results were produced. During his tenure, he led the department successfully through National University Commission and Medical & Dental Council of Nigeria accreditation exercises, and produced this First Student Handbook for the Department. Dr. A.E Ojieh took over as Head of Department on 1st March, 2018 and with so much to do, he hit the ground running. So far, under his leadership, and with the cooperation of all members of staff, the programmes in the department have been running smoothly.