Teaching And Learning

Philosophy of Programmes

The philosophy of the programmes in PUTOR is underpinned by the need to promote equity, excellence and integrity. This is premised on developing the knowledge, skills and competences of students from diverse academic backgrounds to becoming industry ready professionals. The instructions apply newer pedagogical techniques built around blended learning, competency-based learning and self-directed learning.

Our programmes provide the students with the latest knowledge to research on various causes of diseases, and the skills for their assessment and abatement. The specific objectives of the programme include:

  • To provide training in toxicology and environmental health that would enable the postgraduates identify the risks to health in the environment and abate the identified health hazards in the environment
  • To provide training in health policy, management and leadership that would provide health workers with the required knowledge and skills that would enable them to play leadership roles in health service delivery;
  • To provide training in the preventive and social medicine aspect of other clinical specialties and provide opportunities for clinical teachers to upgrade their academic skills in addition to their professional training;
  • To provide training in midwifery and child health nursing that would assist in improvement in the health of mothers and children and support delivery of highly skilled professional services to oil/gas communities through applied research;
  • To provide training in health systems strengthening that would aid evidence synthesis and focused research needed to address a wide range of conditions, health behaviours, and health systems indicators that arises from oil and gas industries;
  • To provide opportunities for advanced study and innovations in basic and applied human nutrition including better understanding of socio-cultural effects on diet, the impact that living in "food deserts" could have on good health, and to educate the women on how to make good food choices from the food items available in the community to ensure adequate nutrition and optimal health for women and children;
  • To adapt this training in public health, toxicology, human/community nutrition and nursing to the needs of the industry, the diverse backgrounds and anticipated future careers of the students;

Training along the various streams of postgraduate degree programmes follow the modular structure with examination conducted at the completion of each course. The credit weights attached to each course is as follow: one credit equivalent to 15 hours class contacts (lecture / tutorials / seminars, clinical sessions / practical experience.

Both the Masters and Doctorate degree programmes would be on full-time only and would run as modular structure for a minimum duration of 1 and 3 years respectively

Short courses run throughout the year in PUTOR and these are adapted to suit the need of the industries as well as the various professional regulatory bodies. Part of some taught modules in the programme are designed to accommodate health professionals requiring continuing medical education (CME)/continuing professional development (CPD).

PhD in Environmental Toxicology
PhD in Midwifery & Child Health Nursing
MSc in Environmental & Petroleum Toxicology
MSc in Fertility Nursing
MSc in Public Health Nursing
MSc in Midwifery/Child Health Nursing (only one in Nigeria)