Department of Anaesthesia.

List of members of staff:

Dr AF Faponle B.Sc,(Ife)1979,
  • Acute Pain management.
  • Neuroanaesthesia and pain management
  • Obstetric anaesthesia
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M.B.ChB (Ife)1982
D.A (Ibadan),1988
FMCA (1999),
Dr AT Adenekan MBBS(Jos) 1989
  • Cardiac Anaesthesia
  • Paediatric Anaesthesia
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DA(W ACS) 2000
FWACS 2007
Dr SOA Olateju
  • Cardiac Anaesthesia
  • Paediatric anaesthesia
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Dr OM Owojuyigbe
  • Total intravenous Anaesthesia
  • Palliative Care
  • Pain management

Non-Academic Staff

  1. Senior Typist 1
  2. Secretariat Assistant III

A. List of Undergraduate Courses being Taught

  1. CLI 400 – Integrated Lecture Series
  2. CLI 503 – Anaesthesia
  3. CLI 603 – Elective posting


Anaesthesia is taught in the Clinical years – Year 5. Students must have passed the Courses in Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology in the Pre-Clinical years before admission into the Course.

CLI503: Anaesthesia

This is an intensive clinical posting. It is a full-time posting as junior house Officers in routine Anaesthesia. This includes active participation in preoperative management. Patient/doctor relationship with regards to surgery and anaesthesia. Further the understanding of different types of anaesthetic machines, drugs and resuscitating equipments will be taught. They will be exposed to different types of Anaesthesia including general and regional, Resuscitation, Pain and Palliative Care management,

intensive Care medicine and other related aspects of Anaesthesia. The students are given a posting manual which they are expected to complete during the posting.


CLI 603: Course Content
  1. History and scope of Anaesthetic practice. Pre-operative management, Preparation and Premedication.
  2. Anaesthetic machines (Boyles, E.M.O.) and accessory equipment.
  3. Routes of administration of general anaesthesia Management of the airway under

general anaesthesia.

  1. Intravenous anaesthetic agents
  2. Muscle relaxants and antagonists.
  3. Inhalation anaesthetic agents
  4. Post-anaesthetic recovery care Post anaesthetic complication Post operative pain relief.
  5. Local anaesthetic agents
  6. Spinal and Epidural Anaesthesia
  7. Other regional blocks, Brachial Plexus, Bier’s Digital, intercostals
  8. Cardiac arrest and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
  9. Anaesthesia in special conditions e.g. Obstetrics Paediatrics, and Emergencies.
  10. Administration of fluids electrolytes and blood in the operative period.
  11. Monitoring in Anaesthesia.


B. Postgraduate Courses being Taught

  1. MRH 604 Cardiothorasic Rehabilitation
  2. Postgraduate Diploma in Anaesthesia

This is a 12- month clinical course. The department in conjunction with the OAUTHC, is accredited by the West African College of Surgeons for training doctors in this Course. So far 15 doctors have been trained and obtained the DA certificate.

2. Residency Training in Anaesthesia
The Department is accredited for training at all levels of the six year residency training in Anaesthesia. Since 2001 when the training started following accreditation by the Postgraduate Medical Colleges, 4 doctors have completed residency training and 2 are currently in the final stage of completion of their training.


Brief History of the Department
The department of Anaesthesia was created in 1983 with Prof Shirley Kelly who was appointed from the United Kingdom, as the first head of department. She worked with the University for one year and left. Because of the dearth of qualified physician anaesthetists, three nurses were recruited into the department to be trained as anaesthetists and provide service in the hospital. At the same time, doctors were also employed as Research Fellows to be trained overseas to take over the running of the department from the expatriate staff. The Department was not able to employ the services


of another permanent staff to man it until 1999 when the current head of Department was employed. Since then active training in Anaesthesia has commenced to urgently address the issue of the dearth of manpower. The department was accredited first for Postgraduate training in 2001 under the leadership of the current Head of department. The Department produced the first Professor of Anaesthesia in the University in 2009. Also, the department has trained staff who are presently working in Obafemi Awolowo University and three other universities in the sub-region viz Ladoke Akintola University Ogbomoso, Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State and the University of Ado-Ekiti Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State as lecturers in Anaesthesia.


Curriculum in Anaesthesia
Course Evaluation
End of posting Tests are done on completion of the Course in Year 5. The course will also be examined in the final paper for Surgery and Surgical specialties examinations in Clinical 3.


Course Delivery
The posting is a two week Intensive one.
The first week is devoted to Eight hours per day of didactic lectures and demonstrations.
The second week, students are involved with Anaesthesia sessions in Theatres and are taken through pre-operative and post operative assessment ward rounds, Intra-operative and Post-operative care of the Surgical patient. Attendance of at least 75% at all sessions is mandatory before the student can take the end of posting test.
Library books
The recommended textbooks for Anaesthesia are available in the University Library and bookshop. The Department also has a small library with current journals and books. Students are encouraged to make use of these reading materials.


Fire Extinguishers are available in the building.
Achievements of the Department
The Department has been in the forefront of providing Anaesthesia for complex surgical cases since 2001. Complex surgical cases that have been handled in the department include:

  1. The staff of the Department were part of the first wholly indigenous staff of any teaching hospital in Nigeria providing Anaesthesia for Renal transplantation in 2002. This has been widely acclaimed in the University and nation.
  2. Anaesthesia for separation of Siamese twins
  3. Provision of Anaesthesia for Cochlear Implant in Deaf patients
  4. An active Post-operative Pain and Cancer pain management programme.
  5. An active Intensive Care Unit