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Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology in Delsu (Student Guide)

The Department of Anatomy was created following the reorganization of the academic structure of the Delta State University.

Anatomy is a research in motion. The philosophy of the Department is to be a leading light and the pinnacle of the teaching and practice of the arts and principles of anatomical science and making her graduates entrepreneurial medical scientist.

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Review of Curriculum:

In line with the NUC guideline of increased societal relevance for courses offered in Nigerian Universities and the crunching need for graduates of Anatomy to find proper placement in society, and the current trend of career and professional development in Anatomy within Africa and the global village.

The Department of Anatomy in its Departmental board decided unanimously to look into, review and modify the curricula of the existing Anatomy programs (particularly the undergraduate program) to give the department a proper footing in the University and make Graduates of the Department ‘more Labor market friendly ’ and have global appeal.


After extensive deliberations based on contributions and submissions by members, the departmental board made the following resolutions as ways of making Anatomy more attractive as a career in its own right and a discipline with a problem solving capacity based on relevant specializations in the field of Anatomical Science.

  1.  The Department of Anatomy is reviewing and modifying her curriculum to capture the several research and professional areas of specializations in Anatomy. This would enable Anatomists develop career in the field according to the divisions available.
  2. The Department is to have divisions as areas of research specialization such as Radiologic Anatomy, Clinical Anatomy, Developmental, Reproductive and Molecular Biology, Cell and Tissue Science, Anthropologic and Forensic Anatomy (Biomedical Anthropology and Forensic Science), and Neuroscience where research focus and expertise should be skewed.
    This would encourage specialization and enhance competence and professionalism.
  3. The curriculum be modified and reviewed to reflect this change, to foster professionalism and create relevance to other sectors of society while retaining its full service capacity and potential to the MBBS, BDS, Nursing, Pharmacy and other Allied Professions.
  4. The program should remain as a 4 year program but ‘recycled’ courses should be replaced with new ones that will reflect relevance to society and practical classes should be designed in this light.
  5. There should be a course in the second semester of the first year on the ‘History, Ethics and Applications of Anatomy’ as a source of motivation and orientation to fresh students.
  6. The second semester of the third year should be dedicated to core Anatomical science courses designed to meet the desire for research development and professionalism.
  7.  The first semester of the fourth year should be dedicated to the Students Industrial Works Experience Scheme (SIWES) and research work. At the end of this period the undergraduate students are to: (A) submit his or her IT log book (9 credit unit), (B) submit written IT report (3 credit units) and (C) present oral IT report seminar (3 credit units). While on the training, they will be visited and assessed by a member of Faculty.
  8.  In the second semester of the fourth year, students will undergo Entrepreneurship project, aimed to afford the fourth year students of the department the opportunity to individually or in a group, select a product(s) or service(s) in Anatomical sciences, conduct a feasibility study, design and develop the product, design its marketing strategies, and determine the modalities for establishing and operating an enterprise based on the product or service. This will be presented as a seminar to the department.
  9.  There should be continuous aggressive manpower training in the form of staff development and purchase of relevant equipment by the Department and University to meet the challenges of specialization and professionalism, and expected knowledge to be impacted.

Based on these resolutions, the curriculum Bachelor of Science programme of the department was reviewed and approved by the University senate.


Regulations governing the award of B.Sc Anatomy are defined in the College of Health Sciences prospectus, but without prejudice to any additional requirement, which may be prescribed by the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences for the Department of Anatomy.

The Department of Anatomy believes in collective responsibility and as a result, each Lecturer is assigned one or two courses by the Head of Department. The lecturer draws up lecture, practical and tutorial schedule which must be approved by the Head of Department before implementation.


Future Plans

The department aims to, in the near future, review her M.Sc. and Ph.D programmes in line with the reviewed areas of research specialization as contained in the recent senate approved review of curriculum of the undergraduate programme; start her post graduate diploma programme, and commence professional certificate in specialized areas of Anatomical Science.

The department avers to continue her aggressive manpower training in the form of staff development and purchase of relevant equipment by the Department and University to meet the challenges of specialization and professionalism, and expected knowledge to be impacted.


Philosophy of the Department

Anatomy is a research in motion. The philosophy of the Department is to be a leading light and the pinnacle of the teaching and practice of the arts and principles of anatomical science and making her graduates entrepreneurial medical scientist.


Objectives of the Department

The overall objective of the department is to groom our graduates with sound and lucid understanding of the basic and applied knowledge of anatomical science as a discipline offering them high prospects of fulfilled careers in the relevant aspects our national economy and meeting areas of critical needs.

Specifically, the objectives of the department are:

  1. To advance knowledge in Anatomical Science in order to enhance the skills and expertise of required for self reliance and gainful employment;
  2. To  advance a conducive academic environment as a necessity in preparing the students/graduates for scholarship and service;
  3. To educate her students/graduates on the importance of “sustainable research and development” using principles and arts of the science of anatomy for the development of our nation and human race;
  4. To  give her graduates increased societal relevance, entrepreneurial skills and better opportunity for career and professional development in the Anatomical Sciences.
  5. To  inculcate in her students/graduates the knowledge through broad-based training in relation to Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) as provided by the National Universities Commission (NUC), thereby making her graduates competitive advantage in various ventures


The course leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Anatomy is designed for students who are admitted through JAMB and Basic Programme, who show interest in pursuing intensive training in Human Anatomy.

A Pass in Anatomy core and compulsory courses is required in order to earn a B. Sc degree in Anatomy. The training will consist of Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Practical and a supervised Project presented in the form of a Dissertation. Students will be trained on research methods.



The programme aims to train Medical and Dental graduates, Physiotherapists and B.Sc (Anatomy) graduates with CGPA not less than 3.00 to teach Human Anatomy and to conduct research in areas relevant to Anatomical Sciences.

Degree Offered:

Master of Science (M.Sc) in Human Anatomy.

Duration of Study:

The period of training shall last for a minimum period of 18 months and maximum of 36 months. The course work shall last for 12 months after which the Research Project and Seminar shall occupy the remaining 6 months. The examination for the course work shall be taken at the end of each semester.

There will be seminar at the end of the Project Work after which those who succeed at the seminar presentation will be required to defend their projects. Those with CGPA of less than 2.70 shall be required to repeat the course work in courses they failed before proceeding with their project work.

Knowledge and Skill to be imparted:

The Graduands of this programme are expected to have acquired the Knowledge to:

  1.  Use scientific equipment to investigate and demonstrate Structure and Organization of cell, tissue and organ system sin normal growth and health.
  2. Be able to process tissues for Histological, Histochemical and Election Microscopic Studies.
  3. Be able to process and prepare bones for Osteological Studies
  4. Be conversant with photomicroscopy and be able to prepare Micrographs unaided.
  5. Be able to adopt current relevant methodologies to solve scientific problems and make reasonable deductions and adequate inferences from data and evidence available. Be able to relate injuries to Human Anatomy.



The Department of Anatomy in the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programme in Anatomy. The course provides intensive training in the following areas of specialization:

  1.  Cell and Tissue Science
  2.  Clinical Anatomy
  3.  Anthropologic and Forensic Anatomy
  4.  Radiological Anatomy
  5.  Developmental, Reproductive and Molecular Biology
  6.  Neuroscience

The Programme is sustained by existing Professors and Senior Lecturers in the Department as well as Visiting Senior Colleagues from Departments of Anatomy from sister Universities who have agreed to assist us in Teaching and in the Supervisor of Ph.D Research. For Multi- Disciplinary Approach in a Collegiate System, Professors from other Departments in the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences of the University of Port Harcourt are involved in this programme.


The programme is geared towards the development of scientifically oriented manpower needed in the field of Anatomy. This is to help teach and project the subject in the various medical schools across the Country and beyond.


  1. To train High Level Manpower in the Methodology of Research with a view to keeping them abreast with modem advances in Anatomy.
  2. To produce competent Basic and Clinical Anatomist for Teaching in our Medical Schools and Research Institutions.
  3. To encourage independent, logical and rational thinking with the view to contributing additional knowledge and new techniques of investigation.
  4. To produce highly trained Anatomists that can contribute appreciably to solving the medical problems in their environment using the knowledge and skills acquired from the proposed courses to be taught.



To be eligible for admission into the Ph. D programme in Anatomy, candidates must possess M. Sc Degree in Anatomy with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.50. Interviews are conducted to assess candidates before admission and final selection is based on interview performance.


The duration of study for full time is a minimum of 2 years or 24 months and a maximum of 5years or 60 months while the minimum duration for part time is 3 years or 36 months and a maximum of 7 years or 84months.


The programme is by Course Work and Research culminating in a Dissertation. The candidate is required to register and pass 18 Credit Units of prescribed Course work.

To obtain a Ph.D in Anatomy, candidate is expected to present 3 (three) Research Seminars, one of which must be to the School of Graduate Studies.

The Ph. D is finally examined by Oral Defense of the Dissertation. The Departmental Graduate Studies Committee through the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee Board of the School of Graduate Studies appoints a Supervisor and conduct the required examinations and meet other conditions that may be specified for the Award of the degree.

Delta State University Contact Address

Delta State University
Address: P.M.B. 1, Abraka Delta State, Nigeria
Email: [email protected]
Mobile Contact: +2348134123751

List of Available Departments in Delta State University

For some certain reasons, you are not able to find what you hoped you will find in this particular Delsu Department, we have taken our precious time to create a list of all the available departments in the prestigious Delta state University.

You can click here or the below button to see the full list of all the current departments in Delta state University, don’t forget to keep your eyes open for the accredited departments in delta state university.

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Everything you need to know about Delsu

delsu delta state universityDelta State University which is popularly known as DELSU, is one of the most prestigious state owned university in Nigeria.

Delsu currently operates a multiple campus system with three distinct campuses, which are about 200 km apart.

The University has its main Campus located at Abraka, Delta State and other campuses in Anwai-Asaba and Oleh which are still in the same state, Delta.

Delta State University is one of the 25 federal universities that is been controlled, overseen and accredited by the National Universities Commission.

As of the time of this post, the University offers a wide range of educational programs, ranging from full time certificate, degree and diploma programs to part time weekend and evening degree programs.

Delsu also offers post graduate studies up to doctorate level.

The University possesses a student/staff counselling centre, an e-learning centre, students and lecturers accommodation facilities, sporting complex and host of other amenities.indoor sport Delta state university

This unique university boasted of about 36,000 student population as at the 2007/2008 academical session.

Frequently Asked Questions about Delsu

We took our time to research about the frequently asked questions about Delsu and came up with a bunch of them.

What is the full meaning of Delsu?

Delsu is an abbreviation for Delta State university.

When was Delsu founded?

Delta state university was established in the year 1992.

What is the motto of Delta State University (Delsu)?

Delsu mottoKnowledge Character and Service.

What is the official website of Delta state university (Delsu)?

The university has two official websites which it uses to disperse information to the public. and offers every thing you need to know about the school such as weekly bulletins, library information, gallery, students admission status, etc.

While offers portal services such as, students and admin logins, printing of school fees receipt, replacement of Lost identity cards, result checking, printing of departmental courses, etc.

Does Delsu offer Scholarships?

Delta state university offers scholarships, bursary, grants and different awards. The University has a special scholarship plan and grants to various categories of students.

Is Delsu a federal or state University?

Delta state university is a state owned university, which is overseen and accredited by the National University Commission

Where is Delsu Located?

Delsu is located in Delta state, Nigeria. It has it’s main campus in Abraka and other campuses in Anwai-Asaba and Oleh.

The History of Delsu

delsu Delta state universityDelta State University(Delsu) was generally recorded as a center of Education.

It began as a Government Teacher’s Training college during the colonial period and a few years into the post colonial times.

Delsu became an educational college that awarded the Nigerian Certificate of Education (NCE) from the year 1971 to 1985.

The University got affiliated with the University of Benin in the year 1981, and started offering degree programmes from 1981 till 1985.

Before it became the faculty of Education of the then Bendel State University with its main campus in Ekpoma.

The creation of Edo and Delta states in the year August 1991 and the conversion of the formerly known Bendel University Ekpoma, in December 1991 triggered the establishment of the independent Delta State University Abraka.

This move was carried out by the then Executive Governor of the state, Olorogun Felix Ibru on the 30th of April 1992.

Delta State University began with Five faculties at its early stage:Delsu Faculty of Art Complex

  •  Faculty of Education.
  • Faculty of Agriculture.
  • Faculty of Arts.
  • Faculty of Science.
  • Faculty of Social science.

In the year 1995, the State government enacted a policy which enabled the University to posses 3 campuses.Delsu Biology lab

These campuses were distributed within the 3 senatorial districts of Delta state.

As a result of this enacted policy, the main Campus was established in Abraka, and the other campuses were established in Anwai-Asaba and Oleh.

Delsu Campuses and Their Faculties.

Delta State University’s academical programmes/faculties are currently distributed among the Campuses below.

Delsu Abraka Campus

delsu faculty of scienceAbraka is an urhobo kingdom in Delta state, which has been made popular due to the fact that the main Campus of Delta state university (Delsu) is located there.

Faculties in Delsu Abraka Campus.

  • Faculty of Education
  •  Faculty of Art
  • Faculty of Social science
  •  Faculty of Pharmacy
  •  Faculty of Science

Delsu Anwai- Asaba Campus.

delta state university asaba anwaiAsaba is a city found in Delta state, which is located at the western edge of the Niger River.

It is a fast growing urban area which possesses one of the Delta state university’s campuses.

Faculties in Anwai-Asaba campus

  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Accountancy
  • Faculty of Environmental state university

Oleh Campus

Oleh, the headquarters of the Isoko south local government area is home to one of the Delta State University Campuses.

It was established as a result of the amended Edict in the year 1995

Facilities in Oleh Campus

  •  Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of EngineeringPhysics Lab Delta state university

Delsu Hostel Accommodation (Halls of Residence)

The state owned university offers a wide range of accommodation for both post graduate and undergraduate students.

These Halls of residence are distributed through out the various campuses.

Abraka Halls of Residence (hostel)

Male Accommodation

  • Abraka hall for males
  •  Canon Mason Hall for males
  •  Medical hostel

Female Accommodationdelta state university hostels accommodation

  • Council Hall .
  • Eco hall
  • Ethiope hall
  • Medical Hostel
  • NDDC Hall
  • Executive Hostel

Anwai halls of residence (hostel)

Male Accommodation

  • Council Hall

Female Accommodation

  • Asaba Hall
  • Niger Hall
  • NEEDS assessment hall

Delsu Oleh Halls of Residence (hostel)

Male accommodation

  •  Two government hostel
  • Brooklyn hall

Female Accommodation

  • Two Government Hostels
  • Isoko Development Venture hostel
  • Women Affairs Hall

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