Haematology and Blood Transfusion/Immunology

Professor Boma Precious Athanasius

The Current Head of Department

Haematology and Blood Transfusion/Immunology

Anatomical Pathology is one of the Departments in the Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences, College of Medical Sciences Rivers State University. Anatomical Pathology is that branch of medicine which deals with the study of the etiology, progression and changes that diseases impact on the body both at the cellular and tissue levels. 

The course is offered to first year clinical students (400 level) of the MBBS (Bachelor of medicine/surgery) program.  The aim of the department is to demonstrate and impart to students and clinicians the ability to recognize disease based on both gross and microscopic changes that occur with disease states and an understanding of autopsy pathology.

Staff list in the Department

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The Department is responsible for the training of medical students on the pathological basis of disease processes, teaching on etiology, pathogenesis, morphology, and clinical consequences of both neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions. Students are thought on making diagnosis using cells, tissues using the microscope and whole organ examination at autopsy.


The Department is headed by a professor and currently consists of three Professional groups:
1. Academic staff:  1 Professor/Consultant Anatomical Pathologist, 2 lecturers II.
2. Technical Staffs: 5 Medical Laboratory Technologists.
3. Administrative Staff: 1 Admin officer.


To enable students, appreciate the Principles of General Pathology, systemic, forensic, and special aspects of Anatomical Pathology. The application of these principles in the practices of medicine.


At the end of the Anatomical pathology course the student should be able to apply the knowledge of Anatomical pathology in the structural, biochemical, and functional changes in cells, tissues, and organs that underlie disease. 

Also, to understand the epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, and morphologic changes that follow disease processes.

To better understand the proper interpretation of laboratory results by participating in the result generation process.

To also appreciate the importance of autopsy in medical practice.