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The University Of Nigeria, UNN Pharmacy Programme Overview

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The University of Nigeria popularly called UNN is a federal university located in Nsukka, Enugu state, Nigeria. It was founded in the year 1955 and was formally opened on the 7th October 1960. This made it the first university in Nigeria after independence. It consist of four campuses in Nsukka (UNN), Enugu (UNEC), Aba (UNAC) and Ituku-ozaka (University of Nigeria teaching hospital, UNTH) all located in Enugu. The main campus is Nsukka. The distance between Nsukka and Enugu is short and cost of transportation between both is small but depends on the type of transport.
During the Nigerian civil war, it was renamed the University of Biafra on 6th of July, 1967. However, the name changed back to UNN with the fall of the republic of Biafra on 15th of January, 1970.
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The university became the first full fledged indigenous and autonomous university in Nigeria modelled upon the American educational system. It is also the fir…

The Two Approach To Management Of Viral Infection; HIV and Common Cold As Case Study

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Microorganisms are everywhere. They are invisible to the naked eyes. Some are beneficial while few others are harmful to humans. The harmful ones make us sick. However, over the years scientist have come up with various medications to combat them. The most common is the bacterial infection. There are two bacterial agents. They are bacteriocidal and bacteriostatic. Bacteriocidal kill harmful bacteria within and outside the body. On the other hand, bacteriostatic inhibit the growth of bacterial. However, the benefits of some bacteriostatic agents are that it renders the bacterial weak thereby making it susceptible to the immune response of the body.
Another very important sets of microorganisms are the viruses. They cause some of the world's deadliest diseases. Viruses are a group of microorganisms that consist of a genome and sometimes few enzymes stored in a capsule made of protein (called capsid) and sometimes covered with a lipid layer (sometimes called an 'envelop'). V…

Ahmadu Bello University, ABU Pharmacy Programme Review

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Ahmadu Bello University is also known as ABU. It is a federal government research university in Zaria, Kaduna state of Nigeria. It was founded on October 4, 1962, as the university of Northern Nigeria. The university operates two campuses. They are Samaru which is the main campus and Kongo in Zaria. The school in Funtua houses their Basic and Remedial programme which is some kilometres away from the main campus. The Samaru campus houses the administrative offices and the faculties of physical sciences, life sciences, social sciences, arts and languages, education, environmental design, engineering, medical sciences, agricultural sciences, and research faculties. On the other hand, the Kongo campus hosts the faculty of law and administration. Additionally, the university is responsible for other institutions and programme at other locations.
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Its present name is named after the Sarduna of Sokoto, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, the f…

A Review Of University Of Lagos, Unilag Pharmacy Programme

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The University of Lagos, popularly known as UNILAG is a federal government research university in Lagos state, Nigeria. It was established in the year 1962. It was the first university created immediately Nigeria got her independence to cater for the academic needs of Nigeria. Lagos state was the most appropriate location owing to the fact that it was the country capital at that time.
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Unilag has the largest student population in Nigeria as of today. It's the main campus is located at Akoka, Hana while the medical campus of the college of medicine is located a few kilometres from the main campus at Adi-Araba, Subrule all on the Lagos maintain. Thanks faculty of pharmacy is in Adi-Araba campus.
The Faculty Of Pharmacy The pharmacy programme was incepted as a school in college of medicine in 1980. The foundation units are the department of pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical technology and pharmaceutical chemistry and pha…

The Effect Of Indomethacin (Indocid) With Rodents And Human

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Indomethacin, also known as induced, is a Non Steroidal Antiinflammatory Drug (NSAID). It is indicated for mild to moderate pain, arthritis, gout and other similar conditions. The drug is available in capsule, suspension and capsule extended release form. The drug is common in Nigeria. However, not for its anti-inflammatory activities. The reason is that it has numerous and dangerous side effects link with it. The side effects increase with age and not even considered in children less than 14 years of age.
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The popularity of indocid is linked with its rodenticide activity. How come a drug for inflammation suddenly be dangerous to a rodent? Now we must not forget that studies of drugs normally begin with rodents. So if indeed is good for humans then why the dangers to a rodent? To understand, let us look at its mechanism of action (how it works) and some of its side effects in human then we may understand what goes on wit…

Pharmaceutical And Medicinal Chemistry Curriculum In Nigeria

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The courses in pharmacy schools cut across several of the six departments. This blog post is another series of posts on course content in pharmacy school. From the very beginning of this blog, I always assumed that 100 level courses are all science-based courses. However, there are exceptions to that rule.

Screening Exercise For Pharmacy Students In Nigeria

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The method universities use to pass admission information to successful candidates has changed over time. Gone are the days on pasting admission list on a notice board. A couple of applicants lost their admission due to irregularities with

Pharmacology Curriculum For Pharmacy Students

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Pharmacology is a branch of biology concerned with the study of drugs action.
The word ‘drug’ is a broad term for agents, which exerts a biochemical and physiological effects on living things. In simple terms, it is the study of the interaction between a drug agent and a living organism that affect the organism’s biochemical function. More definition involves analysing living things like plants and animals on human body and how the different properties and chemicals in the natural world around us react.
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Pharmacology is broad. However, the main aspect of pharmacology that is contained in a B. Pharm programme is on pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. In general, this pharmacology is the shortest among every other pharmacy course in terms of the curriculum. Pharmacology Curriculum For schools that starts it from year 1, it will normally begin with just one course in a semester. However, in schools where it …

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, UNIZIK Pharmacy Programme

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Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka is a federal university with its main campus situated in Anambra state capital, Awka. The other campuses are located in Nnewi and Agulu. It was established in 1991.