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Department of Human Anatomy

Welcome Message from The Head of Department- Human Anatomy

Welcome to the web portal of the Department of Anatomical Sciences (formerly Department of Human Anatomy) at the University of Calabar. While browsing through our web page, you will find information on our academic programs and courses offered in the Department, activities, mission, vision, research, services, and successes. Welcome to the home of the first Nigerian University to offer a degree program in Human Anatomy. At the Department of Anatomical Sciences, other Anatomists rate us as being one of the best centers for excellent teaching, learning, and quality research in all areas of Human Anatomy.

All members of our Department are deeply committed to working as a team to advance quality education and research in both fundamental and advanced anatomical sciences to students in various professional programs in the health sciences. We have a high-profile team of professional and highly experienced academic, technical and administrative staff, who are dedicated to teaching, research, and inspiring students to learn, acquire skills and develop an enriching experience that will enable them to be outstanding. 

The Department offers courses that lead to the award of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Human Anatomy. We have award-winning experts that teach courses in the core anatomical disciplines including gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, embryology, and neural development, histology, neuroimaging, and morphological techniques. The Department has a stellar research environment with hi-tech equipment. We have many thriving and vibrant active research groups that have achieved huge successes in their research efforts. Great scientists and clinicians have been produced from our center. Our team and other Faculty members have won two patents for the university. 

You are invited to have a tour of our department even before you decide to make our university your Campus. It is a place you would like to be associated with.

Thank you for visiting our web page.

Prof. Amabe O. Akpantah

Head of Department

Course Codes Course Titles Credit Hours
FRT. 101Corrective Grammar I
FRT. 111French Comprehension I
FRT.121Oral French I
FRT.131Introduction to Translation I
FRT. 141Introduction to Composition Writing in French I
SPN.101 OR GER. 101Audio-Lingual Spanish I OR Audio-Lingual German I
GSS 101Use of English
GSS.101Use of English
GSS. 111Citizenship Education
GSS 121Philosophy and Logic
FRT.102Corrective Grammar II
FRT.112French Comprehension II
FRT.122Oral French II
FRT. 132Introduction to Translation II
FRT. 142Introduction to Composition Writing in French II
SPN.102 OR GER.102Audio-Lingual Spanish II OR Audio-Lingual German II
GSS.102Use of English
GSS 132History and Philosophy of Science
FRT. 201French Grammatical Structures I
FRT. 211Survey of French Literature 16th & 17th Centuries
FRT. 231Translation Studies: Theory & Practice
FRT. 241Creative Writing in French I
FRT. 251Critical Appreciation of Literature: Poetry
FRT. 261Introduction to French Phonetics & Phonology I
SPN. 201 OR GER. 201Intermediate Spanish I OR Intermediate German I
LIN. 101Introduction to Linguistics I
GSS. 211Introduction to Computer
POS. 241Introduction to International Relations
FRT. 202French Grammatical Structures II
FRT. 212Introduction to Francophone Lit.
FRT. 232Translation Studies: “Version” & “Thème”
FRT. 242Creative Writing in French II
FRT. 252Critical Appreciation of Literature: Drama
FRT. 262Intro. to Culture & Civilisation of Francophone Africa
FRT. 272French & International Relations I
SPN. 202 OR GER. 202Intermediate Spanish II OR Intermediate German II
LIN. 102Introduction to Linguistics II
GSS. 212Computer Applications
POS. 242 OR SOC.101Introduction to Political Economy OR Introduction to Sociology
POS. 242 OR SOC.101Introduction to Political Economy OR Introduction to Sociology
FRT. 301Advanced Studies in French Language Structures
FRT. 311French Literature in the 18th Century
FRT. 321Introduction to Project Writing/Research
FRT. 331Practical Translation I (French to English)
FRT. 341Advanced Formal & Informal Writing in French I
FRT. 351Oral Communication Skills in French I
FRT.361African Culture and Thought in French
FRT. 371French & International Relations II
FRT. 381Introduction to Caribbean Literature
POS. 341Theories of International Relations
FRT. 302The Sociolinguistics of French
FRT. 322Application of Computer to Language
FRT. 332Practical Translation II (English to French)
FRT. 342Advanced Formal & Informal Writing in French II
FRT. 352Oral Communication Skills in French II
FRT. 362French Culture and Thought
FRT. 372French & International Relations III
FRT. 382Survey of Caribbean Literature
POS. 362Foreign Policy Analysis
FRT. 401Advanced Grammar I
FRT. 411French Literature 19th Century
FRT. 431Advanced Translation I (French to English)
FRT. 451Oral Literature in French
FRT. 461Linguistics Applied to the Teaching of French I
FRT. 481Post-Independence Francophone African Literature
FRT. 402Advanced Grammar II
FRT. 412French Literature 19th Century
FRT. 432Advanced Translation II (English to French)
FRT. 452Nigerian Literature in French
FRT. 462Linguistics Applied to the Teaching of French II
FRT. 482Caribbean Literature in French

Mission / Vision / Philosophy / Objective


To Produce high quality graduates and scholars in focal areas of learning with theoretical,practical and entepreneurial skills for the world of work in conducive environment through quality research and teaching.


To be a centre of excellence producing globally competitive graduates and contributing significantly to development through research.


The general philosophy of the program is to produce graduates of high academic standing with adequate practical exposure who can function adequately in the medical education process, complement ancillary laboratory, medical services to the greater society and develop entrepreneurial expertise in related disciplines.


The program will sufficiently broad-based to lead to the production of graduate who will be able to perform the following functions:


(a).  Teach Anatomy to medical, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Sciences students and those of other discipline.

(b).  Acquire Competence in the use of basic laboratory equipment. (c). Promote Anatomy as a subject through research that will lead to

acquisition of higher qualifications such as, Ph.D degrees.



The Department of Human Anatomy at the University of Calabar started in 1978 with a staff strength of eight academic, eight technical and four administrative staff. From its inception, the Department offered compulsory courses to MBBCH students and in 1979, a B.Sc. degree program in Human Anatomy was started to produce sustainable teaching staff for the Department. In 1985, the M.Sc. degree program commenced. In 1996, the department moved to the present more spacious Faculty of Basic Medical Science building. The Ph.D programme started in 2006 while the post-Graduate Diploma program started in 2009.