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Healthcare Education in Nigeria Evolutions and Emerging Paradigms

By Joseph A. Balogun Copyright 2021
    270 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    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.

    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).

    "This book fills the void created by the lack of published materials on healthcare education in Nigeria. The evidence-based format adopted by the author and the solid empirical data provided in several of the chapters is an innovation that makes the book a must-read publication. It is well structured and can be read from chapter to chapter as presented. Alternatively, each chapter stands alone, and readers who desire it can go directly to any section. I personally find the book a delight to read … This seminal publication, written in clear prose, will appeal to a seasoned educator and broad audience. I, therefore, recommend the book to all stakeholders in healthcare education, including students and practitioners, university administrators, and heads of departments in the Colleges of Health Sciences and Teaching Hospitals in Nigeria. Policymakers, senior civil servants in the Federal Ministry of Health, and politicians serving on education and healthcare oversight committees will find the book engaging to read."

    Adetoyeje Y. Oyeyemi, Professor of Physiotherapy, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria

    "This book provides a succinct account of HCE in Nigeria, which is a first of its kind. It would be greatly beneficial to academics, students, policymakers, administrators, healthcare professionals, and lay persons."

    Akhere Omonkhua, Professor and Head, Department of Medical Biochemistry, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria, and Science Editor, African Journal of Reproductive Health