Welcome to The Department of Anatomy

The Department of Anatomy is core of the core Departments of the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences. It was created alongside the Departments of Medical Biochemistry and Physiology at the inception of the College of Medicine of Ekiti State University.

The Department was established with the aim to teach anatomical sciences to medical, dental, nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy, medical laboratory sciences students and those of other related disciplines. At present the Department runs broad based undergraduate Anatomy programme that is sufficient to lead to the production of graduates who will be able to acquire competency in the use of basic anatomy laboratory equipment. The Department has two lecture rooms each with a capacity to sit 32 students, another two each with a capacity to sit 40 students and a large one with a capacity to sit 72 students. There is a gross anatomy laboratory with mortuary attached, a histology/histochemistry teaching and research laboratory, an anatomy museum for anatomical models and specimens and a radiological anatomy teaching and research laboratory. Other laboratories of anatomy (clinical embryology and anthropology, medical cytogenetics, biological anthropology and forensic anatomy, animal cell and tissue culture) are being gradually developed for effective research and learning of anatomical sciences.

Anatomy department has a well-lighted standard reading room for her students. The room has comfortable reading desks and is equipped with air conditioning unit for student’s comfort. The room is situated in the upper stairs of the department. It is devoid of noise and distraction. Coupled with the ICT Room, the reading room is linked with several online libraries where recently written medical anatomical and scientific books are readily available for students’ perusal. The Department utilizes state of the art form of internet technology. Internet facility is readily available for staff and students. The dissection room is situated on the ground floor of the department. It is a well-ventilated room with many air extractors two high capacity air-conditioner, and nine dissection tables. The dissection room is supplied with water and has a proper drainage system. There are waste bins in the dissection room for the disposal of dissected tissues.


The histology teaching laboratory or the department of Anatomy has a capacity of accommodating about 45 students during a single practical session. It is a well-lighted room. It has two air conditioners, a teaching projector, 70 binocular light microscopes, one teaching microscope, and one state of the art Leica Research Microscope. The room is well furnished with work stations that allows students to place their microscopes on during practical sessions. Histology slides (human and animal tissues) of all tissues of the body are prepared for the students’ usage in the histology, histochemistry research laboratory for each practical session. Our histology/histochemistry research laboratory is well equipped with the state of the art equipment for histological, histochemical and immunohistochemical preparations. These include Automatic tissue processing machine, embedding machine, rotary microtome, automatic slide stainer and cryostat with microtome.

Our museum has abundant embryological models, several human bones, normal and pathological models in Perspex jars (pots), and numerous pictorial charts for student’s usage. The room is also equipped with a functioning air-conditioner and readily accessible for students’ usage.


This is established for the purpose of teaching and research in anatomy using radiological approach. Our radiological anatomy laboratory has a number of plane and contrast radiographs and computed tomographs with viewing boxes as teaching aids.

TEACHING AIDS – The department of Anatomy has some teaching aids, amongst which are the interactive board, and transparent projector board. The teaching aids allow audio-visual materials for teaching and learning.

ANIMAL HOUSE – The Department of Anatomy uses, in common with other Departments of the faculty, a standard animal house that is well ventilated with adequate drainage system and an efficient water source. The animals kept in the animal house includes Wistar rats, rabbits, guinea pigs and mice. The animals are for research purposes.

The Department also actively participates in some non-NUC programmes for diploma in mortuary and anatomic techniques (DipMalt). EKSU Funeral Home is also cited in the Department of Anatomy for commercial Embalmment Service.