The course involves the discussion of disease states of the cardiovascular gastrointestinal and respiratory systems infections diseases and minor illnesses and how they can be arrested or alleviated by drug therapy and other treatment modalities.



The students should be able to:



Have  a  good  knowledge  of  the  aetiology  and pathophysiology of

the diseases


states discuss.


-  Identify the signs and symptoms characters of a given disease state and

other drugs


therapy options.


Recognise the complications that may occur from drug therapy and be able

to  develop


recommend appropriate measures.



        Develop skills necessary to make meaningful contributions to the investigation and management of patients with various diseases.


         Clinical Laboratory tests used in monitoring various disease states

        Aetiology,  clinical  manifestation  and  treatment  of  CHF (congestion Heart Failure)

hypertension/stroke arrhythmia, ischaemic heart


disease,  angina

and  myocardial


infarction, thrombo and pulmonary embolism,





anaemia, pepticulcer, diabetes

mellitus, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,


constipation, cold,


and  allergy,

diarrhoes,  emesis


and  headache


insomnia, obesity, acne, contraception otitis.

         Management of insect stings/bites, toxic shock syndrome and tampons.

        Care of the eye/teeth

        Cancer, fever, pleuropulmonary and bronchial infections

        Urinary tract infections and PID, STI, meningitis

        Burns, fungal Infections

        Hepatitis; malaria and other parasitic diseases.


Level of Study: 500 Level