This is the department of clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice widely recognized for creative and pioneering activities in the area of modern patient care and health policy oriented pharmacy education in Nigeria from which other Universities in Africa have drawn inspiration in reorganizing their thoughts and philosophical approach to clinical pharmacy, administrative and pharmacy education. This department pioneered pharmaceutical care, pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research in Nigeria. In short, ISPOR Nigeria nutritional support of hospitalized patients started from here.
Competencies in the department include clinical trials, malaria research, clinical pharmacokinetics, pharmacoepidemiology, health services and clinical practice research.The department also boasts of expertise in logistics and supply chain Management of healthcare commodities and has a certified SCMS trainer in residence. These experts teach courses to both undergraduate and post graduate students.
The department is currently headed by Prof. C.A. Okpara. Also, Dr Teresa Pounds, with expertise in nutritional support of hospitalized patients, of Atlanta Medical Centre, USA, is now engaged as our adjunct staff in the Department to ensure that our clinical orientation is timely World Class.
I, the Head of Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice welcome you to visit the profile of our staff and contact them for any questions you may have. Thank you.