Anatomy & Physiology: Current Research

Anatomy & Physiology: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-0940

Innocent Abi

Innocent Abi
College of Health Sciences,

  • Review Article
    Common Physiology Textbooks Used in Nigerian Medical Schools-Need for a Broad-Based Review
    Author(s): Innocent Abi and John OIInnocent Abi and John OI

    The future of medical education is highly dependent on the quality of teaching tools employed by the educators. Textbooks are vital tools for teaching as they are valuable resources in the process of education. The basic medical sciences forms the foundation for medical training, and Physiology education is key. Nigerian (and indeed African) medical instructors are highly dependent on the developed world for the textbooks and research materials they employ in training their students. They common Physiology textbooks they use are mostly by non-African authors. These textbooks as beautiful and voluminous as they appear fail to fully capture information that reflect some of the pathophysiological peculiarities of the Nigerian/African population. Such an information gap has the capacity of creating a disconnect between the actual knowledge acquired in school and the practical situation pr.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0940.1000250

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