This book provides a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of the training of health professionals in Nigeria, looking back to how health care education has evolved in the country over time, before investigating new and emerging trends.
The book begins with a discussion of the fundamentals of health care education, the art of teaching health care students, and modeling professionalism in health care. The book highlights the work of pioneer Nigerian health care academics, and explores the administration of health care education at departmental level. Finally, it highlights the role of elite Nigerian health care academics in the diaspora, chronicles contemporary challenges in health care education, and makes recommendations for reform.
This book will be of interest to students, scholars, and practitioners working on health care education in Africa.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Fundamentals of Healthcare Education
Chapter 2: The Art of Teaching in Healthcare Education
Chapter 3: Teaching and Modeling Professionalism in Health Professions
Chapter 4: Administration of Healthcare Education Departments
Chapter 5: The Evolution of Healthcare Education in Nigeria
Chapter 6: Pioneer Nigerian Healthcare Academicians
Chapter 7: Emerging Paradigms in Nigeria’s Healthcare Education
Chapter 8: Contemporary Challenges in Nigeria’s Healthcare Education System
Chapter 9: Reforming Nigerian’s Healthcare Education System
Chapter 10: Elite Nigerian Healthcare Academics in Diaspora
Joseph A. Balogun is a Distinguished University Professor at the College of Health Sciences, Chicago State University, USA, and Emeritus Professor of Physiotherapy and Associate Director of Research Development and Innovation at the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo City, Ondo State, Nigeria.
"This book is the first of its kind on health care education (HCE) in Nigeria hence it is very unique and informative. The book will be of interest to students, scholars and others working on HCE generally in Africa and specifically those occupying administrative positions. I have found the book to be very complete, accurate and current. It is [a] repository of HCE in Nigeria and [I] will certainly set it as a reference textbook for students in the Introduction to Physiotherapy course and recommend it to colleagues."
B. O. A. Adegoke, University of Ibadan, Nigeria; extract from a book review in Journal of the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy, Vol 20 (1).