Department of Anaesthesia
You are welcomed to the Department of Anaesthesia, in the Faculty of Clinical Sciences of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos. We have a culture of excellence in our education programs, and research. The Department is made up of seasoned and erudite consultant anaesthetists and intensivists, which include one Professor and two Associate Professors of anaesthesia, one Senior Lecturers, and three Lecturer I.
The department located on the first floor of the Institute of Child Health building of the College of Medicine, comprises of offices for academic and administrative staff, an 80-capacity well-equipped lecture hall, a 40-capacity seminar room with facilities for simulation and training in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, a well-stocked departmental library and relevant conveniences.
The department runs an undergraduate training programme for Dental and Medical students in their clinical years as a follow-up to the Basic Therapeutic Skills and Basic Clinical Skills exposure as well as two Postgraduate programmes viz: Diploma in Anaesthesia of the University of Lagos and the Residency Training Programmes for the Fellowship of the National Postgraduate Medical College and the West African College of Surgeons.
Courses are also run for Anaesthetic Technicians, Theatre Nurses and Midwives, Accidents and Emergency Nurses and Ophthalmic Nurses. We also organize training on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for hospital staff as well as corporate bodies and Institutions.
Special areas of clinical and research interest of academic staff include cardiothoracic, paediatric, maxillofacial and obstetric anaesthesia as well as pain management, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and critical care. In 2017, the Department was accredited as a training center for a post-fellowship training programme in paediatric anaesthesia by the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologist (WFSA).
Academic members of staff engage in clinical and laboratory research which is evidenced by the increasing number of publications emanating from the Department. The Department of Anaesthesia is committed to maintaining excellence in anaesthesia through quality education and research.
Prof. Ibironke DESALU