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Healthcare Education in Nigeria
Evolutions and Emerging Paradigms

ISBN 9780367482091
Published December 31, 2020 by Routledge
270 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

USD $160.00

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Book Description

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  

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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).