Department of Medical Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy) Physiotheraphy

2017/2018 session students population

About Medical Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy)

The University of Maiduguri as an Institution dedicated to scholarship and learning, especially in the light of her location in the Sahelian environment of North-Eastern Nigeria, and at the crossroads of African and Middle-Eastern Cultures thought it fit to establish the Department of Medical Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy) in the College of Medical Sciences for the training of physiotherapists. The necessary machinery was set in motion to this effect and the Senate of the University approved the commencement of the programme at its 199th meeting of 28th October 2004.

Prior to the establishment of the Department, no Higher Institution was offering a degree in Physiotherapy in the North-Eastern Region of Nigeria while only one Institution had a Physiotherapy training programme in the entire Northern Nigeria.

Under the Headship of Dr. Victor Utti (the pioneer Head of Department), the first set of students was admitted in the 2003/2004 academic Session. To date, six sets of students have graduated from the programme. On August 6 2015, the Senate of the University of Maiduguri at its meeting 275th approved the commencement of Master of Science degree programme in the Department.

Philosophy
To train and produce highly knowledgeable and skilled physiotherapists who will be committed to continuing professional development through active pursuit of knowledge and professional skills, and who will apply same for diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, health promotion and other health needs of patients and the community using the art and science of physiotherapy.

Vision
To offer an entry-level physiotherapy degree that would rank among the best in the world, and whose products will be widely read, think logically, question openly and learn to assume major responsibilities for personal development as a health scientist and as a human provider of care.

Mission
To promote distinguished physiotherapy education in a challenging and supportive environment which fosters an intricate balance of theoretical science framework, clinical application and on-going advancement of physiotherapy knowledge to produce a socially responsible providers of service to the person.

Objectives of the ProgrammeThe specific objectives of the programme are to produce physiotherapists that will:

  • Practice with a high sense of purpose, responsibility, commitment, dedication, and sound professional judgment at all times.
  • Evaluate physical ailments and disabilities, and plan and carry out treatment programmes in line with the clinical state of patients.
  • Acquire adequate theoretical knowledge and clinical skills needed to contribute significantly, as members of the health care team, to the health and well-being of the sick, persons with physical disability, the elderly and the community at large.
  • Develop and maintain rapport with professional colleagues, patients and clients, their relatives, and other members of the health care team.
  • Be able to practice in various settings such as government hospitals, private clinics, rehabilitation centers, sports, physical fitness and health promotion facilities, industries and other occupational settings; and in physiotherapy training institutions, research centers and other academic environments after undergoing relevant postgraduate training.
  • Be passionate about, and participate in clinical research, knowledge acquisition and continuing professional development.
  • Acquire knowledge in health policies, health management, socio-cultural health issues and global health issues.

Accreditation Status
The Department has full accreditation by the National Universities of Commission (NUC).

Physical Development

  • The Senior Staff Canteen, UMTH, was renovated and remodelled to house the Department of Medical Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy) in 2011 and 2015. Available at the site are classrooms (02), an administrative staff office, HOD’s office, academic staff offices (02), a departmental library, a reading area, a store and staff toilets (02).
  • Dilara Building (ground floor), UNIMAID campus was renovated and handed over to the Department in June 2015. This facility houses an administrative staff office, academic staff offices (07), staff toilets (02) and a store.

Staffing
Professor (1), Reader (1), Senior Lecturer (1), Lecturer I (3), Lecturer II (3), Assistant Lecturer (6), On Fellowship (4)

Staff Staff Details Interest/Specialization
Dr. (Mrs) Grace Vincent-Onabajo
HEAD OF DEPT.

BPT (Ibadan); MSc (Ibadan); PhD (Ibadan), Member: WFNR, AHA/ASA, MRTB Regd;
Neurological physiotherapy. Functioning and quality of life of stroke survivors.
8 years teaching and research experience in the University
Prof. A. Y. Oyeyemi
Professor

BMR (PT) (Ile-Ife); MSc (Ile-Ife); DHSc (Florida); Member: NSP, APTA, NYAS, MRTB Regd.
Geriatric physiotherapy; Cardiopulmonary physiotherapy
8 years teaching and research experience in the University
Dr. A. L. Oyeyemi

BMR (PT) (Ile-Ife); MSc (Ibadan), MRTB Regd; Doctor in Social Health Sciences (Ghent). Member: NSP, IPEN, ISPAH, ISBNPA.
Orthopaedic and Sports physiotherapy. Community physiotherapy.
9 years teaching and research experience in the University
Dr. A. A. Rufai

BSc (Kano); MSc (Malaysia); PhD (Malaysia). Member: NSP, SSPN, ISBNPA, ISPAH, MRTB Regd;
Community physiotherapy Medical research Cardiopulmonary physiotherapy
12 years teaching and research experience in the University
Mal. Umar Abubakar

BSc (Kano); MSc (Ibadan); PhD (in view), MRTB Regd;
Neurological physiotherapy. Cardiopulmonary physiotherapy. Exercise physiology
9 years teaching and research experience in the University
Mr. I. A. Saidu

BSc (Kano); MSc (Essex); PhD (in view). Member: NSP, MRTB Regd;
Social epidemiology
13 years teaching and research experience in the University
Mrs. S. U. Aliyu

BSc (Kano); MEd (Maiduguri); PhD (in view). Member: NSP, MRTB Regd;
Exercise physiology. Orthopaedic physiotherapy
9 years teaching and research experience in the University
Mr. C. I. Umeonwuka

BMR (PT) (Awka); MSc (Lagos); PhD (in view). Member: NSP, PEN, MRTB Regd;
Neurological physiotherapy
2 years teaching and research experience in the University
Mr. Aliyu Lawan

BMR (PT) (Maiduguri); MSc (Kano). Member: NSP, AFAN, MRTB
Orthopaedic and Sports physiotherapy
2 years teaching and research experience in the University
Mrs. Rebecca Majidadi

BSc (Kano); MPH (in view). MRTB Regd;
Public Health
11 years teaching and research experience in the University
Mr. H. N. Aliyu

BSc (Kano). Member: NSP, MRTB Regd;
Neurological physiotherapy
8 years teaching and research experience in the University
Mrs. F.K. Gujba

BPT (Kano); MSc (Coventry). Member: NSP, MRTB Regd;
Orthopaedic physiotherapy
4 years teaching and research experience in the University
Mr. M. U. Ali

B.M.R. (PT) (Maiduguri); MSc (Coventry). Member: NSP, MRTB Regd;
Neurological physiotherapy
3 years teaching and research experience in the University
Mr. M. Ali Masta

B.M.R. (PT) (Maiduguri); MSc (Coventry). Member: NSP, MRTB Regd;
Neurological physiotherapy
3 years teaching and research experience in the University
Mr. Ali Modu

B.M.R. (PT) (Maiduguri); MSc (in view). Member: NSP, MRTB Regd.
Neurological physiotherapy
2 years teaching and research experience in the University

Students Population

Part 1 (104), Part 2 (77), Part 3 (51), Part 4 (41), Part 5 (21); TOTAL 294