List of Universities, Polytechnics & Colleges that Offers Medical Courses in Nigeria
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List of Universities, Polytechnics &Colleges that Offers Medical Courses in Nigeria (2024)

List of Universities, Polytechnics & Colleges that Offer Medical Courses in Nigeria – Are you intending to study a course in the medical field? Are you looking for the list of Universities that offer medical courses in Nigerian Universities?

In this article, I will be sharing with you a list of tertiary institutions that offer medical courses which you can apply for, as an aspiring medical student.

So if you are interested in knowing the institutions that offer medical courses in Nigeria, read this article to the end, as we will provide you with all the Universities, Polytechnics, and Colleges that offer medical courses.

List of Universities, Polytechnics & Colleges that Offers Medical Courses in Nigeria

About Medical Courses

Medical courses are those that are designed basically to train students on how to handle the health issues of humans and non-humans. This includes testing or diagnosing, treatment, and offering the right doses of drugs to the patients.

Examples of such medical courses include:

  • Biomedical Technology
  • Dental Technology 
  • Dentistry & Dental Surgery
  • Doctor Of Pharmacy 
  • Environmental Health Science
  • Human Nutrition & Dietetics 
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Medical Rehabilitation
  • Medicine And Surgery
  • Nursing & Nursing Science
  • Nutrition & Dietetics 

List of Universities, Polytechnics & Colleges that Offers Medical Courses in Nigeria.

Since the article focuses on the different tertiary institutions that offer medical courses in Nigeria, it will not only be about Universities, but also about other tertiary institutions such as Polytechnics and Colleges that offer the courses.

Let us now look at them one after the other

Federal Universities that offer Medical Courses in Nigeria

The following are the names of the Universities that offer medical courses in Nigeria:

  • College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Uturu
  • College of Health Sciences, Abakiliki
  • College of Medicine, University of Lagos,
  • College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University,
  • College of Health Sciences, University of Port-Harcourt
  • College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, 
  • College of Medicine, University of Ilorin, 
  • College of Health Sciences, University of Calabar,
  • College of Medicine, Lagos State University, Ikeja,
  • College of Medicine, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Jos, 
  • Faculty of Medicine, Bayero University, Kano, 
  • Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences
  • College of Health Sciences, University of Uyo,
  • College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri, 
  • College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, 
  • College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, 
  • College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Enugu
  • College of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria,
  • Faculty of Medicine, Bayero University Kano, 
  • College of Medicine, University of Ilorin,
  • College of Medicine, University of Lagos,
  • College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University 
  • College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, 
  • College of Medical Sciences, University of Jos,
  • College of Health Sciences, University of Port-Harcourt, 
  • College of Health Sciences, Usmanu Danfodio University 
  • College of Health Sciences, University of Abuja.

State Colleges that offer Medical Courses in Nigeria

There are also state Universities that offer medical courses in their institutions, the following are some of the state Universities offering them: 

  • Anambra State College Of Health Technology Obosi
  • Bauchi State College Of Health Technology 
  • College of Health Sciences and Technology Ijero-Ekiti 
  • College of Health Technology, Calabar 
  • Plateau State College of Health Technology Zawan 
  • Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa 
  • Newgate College of Health Technology, Minna
  • NKST College Of Health Technology Mkar 
  • Ondo State School of Health Technology
  • Ogun State College of Health Technology 

Federal/State Polytechnics that offers Medical Courses

State and federal Universities in Nigeria, also offer medical courses that candidates can apply for if their scores cannot offer them admission into the University. 

Here then are the names of the federal and state Universities that offer medical courses in their institutions:

  • Federal Polytechnic Mubi
  • Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro
  • Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi
  • Anambra State Polytechnic
  • Imo State Polytechnic
  • Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa
  • Federal Polytechnic Mubi
  • Kaduna Polytechnic
  • Kaduna State Polytechnic
  • Ogun State Polytechnic
  • Federal Polytechnic, Bida
  • Federal Polytechnic, Ede
  • Ramat Polytechnic Maiduguri
  • Federal Polytechnic, Ede
  • Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo
  • Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic
  • Imo State Polytechnic
  • Anambra State Polytechnic
  • Federal Polytechnic, Bida
  • Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi
  • Ogun State Polytechnic
  • Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro

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FAQs

Among all the medical courses, which, is the most difficult and demanding course to study at the University?

Frankly speaking, no course is easy anyway, but some of them are likewise more demanding than others, the reason is that the training is hard and more time demanding, however, the courses that are more demanding and difficult are; Medicine and Surgery, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Nutrition.

Which is the highest-paying medical course to study in University?

If you are looking for medical courses that pay the biggest salary, you can think of the following courses:

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Podiatrist
  • Urologist
  • Plastic Surgeon
  • Vascular Surgeon
  • Pharmacist

Which is the easiest medical field to choose or study in the University?

It is true that all the courses are important and also require dedication to succeed, but some medical courses are easier to get admission to and are not very competitive, Examples of such medical courses are:

  • Family Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pediatrics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine (Categorical)
  • Anesthesiology

Which are the most popular courses in the medical science field?

Most medical courses are so popular that they overwhelm other courses and make them look less lucrative, they include:

  • BSc Nursing
  • BSc in Biotechnology
  • BSc Cardiology
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • B.Sc. in Health Science/Medical Science

How many years have medical courses studied at the University in Nigeria?

All the medical courses do not have the same study period or duration, so there is no specific duration of study assigned for all the medical courses. But to be more straight to the point, most of the medical courses always last for five to six years. So your course of study determines the year of study.

Conclusion

You have many tertiary institutions that offer medical courses in Nigeria, and if you score high in your JAMB UTME, you will have the opportunity of being offered admission at the University but if your JAMB score does not reach the required cut-off mark for University, then you can have admission at the Polytechnic because their cut-off marks is not as high as that of the Universities.

Amos Nya
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