Physiologist as a Professional: The Mindset, Misconception, and Realities

  • EA Idonije
  • AO Nwaopara
  • IO Ernest-Nwoke
  • U Akpamu
Keywords: Mindset/Misconception, Medicine, Nigeria, Physiology


The problems associated with training undergraduate human physiology students is not inherent in the discipline physiology, but in the curriculum design, implementation, and actual training. It is definitely unheard of to see a trainer who does not define for sure, the direction and functional application of the so-called training for trainees. Indeed, it is disheartening to note that despite all the advancements in the field of physiology, the training of physiology students in Nigeria does not include defined skill acquisition towards the operation, utilization, and maintenance of physiologically relevant equipments, accessories and consumables. These issues however, revolve around the intent of the training as enshrined in the curriculum. In view of the experiences encountered by physiology students in Nigerian Universities, this presentation examines the issues in contention and the probable solutions that may go a long way in correcting the entrenched mindset/misconception about the fate of physiology graduates in Nigeria.

Key words: Mindset/Misconception, Medicine, Nigeria, Physiology


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eISSN: 2384-6828
print ISSN: 2315-6562