To introduce the students to the global principles and practice of Paediatrics and Child Health with particular emphasis on practice in the tropics.

                        To enable the students have a good working relationship with all the members of health team especially with respect to maternal and Child Health and to appreciate the need for team work.

                        To equip students with the cognitive knowledge, technical skills and clinical judgment to enable them achieve some measures of competence in the practice of paediatrics and child health.

                        To offer strategies of action for all children towards achieving an optimum child care package in Nigeria in particular but in Africa in general.