Prof. I. D. Desalu


During six-week in the 3rd and 4th year of their training  Medical and Dental students are taught the principles of resuscitation in general and cardiopulmonary resuscitations in particular, principles of Anaesthesia with emphasis on regional techniques. The teaching process include lectures, tutorials, seminars, films, demonstrations on simulators and active participation in operative Anaesthesia. Students are encouraged to use the self-instructional packages and aids outside school hours.Apart from undergraduates, the departments runs two postgraduate programme which are Diploma in Anaesthesia of the University of Lagos and the Residency Training Programme for the Fellowship of National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria and the West African College of Surgeons.Courses are also run for Anesthetic Technical Assistants, Theatre Nurses and Midwives, Accidents and Emergency Nurses and Ophthalmic Nurses. Special areas of Clinical interest of members include Cardiothoracic, Paediatric, Maxillofacial, Obstetrical, Traumatological, Anaesthesia, Intensive Care. Academic members of Staff engage in clinical  and laboratory research which is evidenced by gradually increasing number of publications emanating from the Department. The Senior Resident staff  are also actively encouraged to participate in research programmes and teaching