About the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences

About the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences

The Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, FBMS, Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo (FUNAI) was one of the three faculties established at the inception of the University on 3rd November, 2011.

The Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, FBMS, has three Departments namely, Department of Anatomy, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Department of Physiology. In the meantime the three departments are offering B.Sc. degree programmes in Anatomy, Medical Biochemistry and Physiology respectively.

The Faculty would also serve the Pre-Clinical students when Medicine and Surgery programme is established. Plans have reached advanced stage for the establishment of the College of Medicine and Surgery to be sited close to the Federal Teaching Hospital (FETHA), Abakaliki.

In the first year of study both the B.Sc. and MBBS students shall receive lectures in courses in general studies as prescribed by the University and courses in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Medical Genetics, and Medical Parasitology in the Faculty of Science and Technology. At the end of the first year which is designed to give the students a basic understanding of scientific concepts of Medicine, students for B.Sc and MBBS Programme would begin the Basic Medical Sciences available in the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences.


  1. Department of Anatomy:

           B.Sc Anatomy and MBBS programme

  1. Department of Medical Biochemistry:

          B.Sc Medical Biochemistry and MBBS programme

     3. Department of Physiology:

         B.Sc Physiology and MBBS

Admission requirement

Prospective students would have to satisfy the following general requirements before they are offered admission into the Federal University, Ndufu Alike Ikwo.

A. For Admission to 100 Level (UME), candidates must

    1.   Obtain five(5) credit passes at SSCE (or equivalent) in relevant subjects at not more than  two sittings; and

    2.  An acceptable score in Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in relevant subjects.

B. For admission into 200 Level (direct entry) candidates should, in addition to five SSCE credit   passes as in (1) above, obtain at least two A’ level (or its equivalent) passes in relevant subjects or possess NCE or OND with credit passes or possess a good first degree  in  another field as the case may be.