The Department of Anatomy was established as one of the major Departments of the School of Basic Medical sciences in October 2000 for the primary purpose of training students on the MBBS programme. Later in the year 2002, it was accredited by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria prior to the conduction of our maiden Part 1 MBBS examination. Furthermore, the Department was given approval to function as a Degree (BSc.) awarding Department in 2008 and eventually started off in 2010. So far the Department have had four sets of graduants and have awarded degrees to fifty three graduates.


 The philosophy of the department of Anatomy of the School of Basic Medical Sciences of Igbinedion University, Okada is in consonance with the philosophy of education in Nigeria and that of the Igbinedion University.

The School of Basic Medical Sciences believes that the Department should produce graduates who will be of high academic standing with adequate practical exposure who can function adequately in medical education processes, research, industrial and clinical relevancies.

The Department believes that the students should be trained in theoretical, practical and applied Anatomy and to make them suitable to utilize the knowledge to solve future problems and other applications like practice of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy etc.

The Department believes that our graduates should be able to do things as entrepreneurs whether in public service or self-employed.


The programme will be broad-based in order to produce graduates who will be able to:

            Train students to acquire basic knowledge of Anatomical Principles.

            Promote Anatomy as a subject through research that will lead to the acquisition of higher qualification e.g. M.Sc and Ph.D degrees.

            Teach Anatomy to Medical, Dental, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Science students and other allied disciplines.

            Be capable of functioning in applied Anatomy.

            Acquire scientific competence in the use of basic laboratory equipments and practical skill in experimental Anatomy.

            To train students who can apply the knowledge of Anatomy to life situations.

            To inculcate the knowledge of Anatomy sufficient for our Students to proceed for further studies in relevant fields of specialization.

            To train students who can adapt themselves after schooling to various life situation including entrepreneurship.

            To train students to have knowledge of applied Anatomy as used in Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Medical and Science Laboratory programmes, Radiography, Physiotherapy, Human nutrition and other related health sciences.