Wednesday, 2 December 2015

SOGON Advocates Nutrition Be Included In Medical Curriculum

The Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON) has revealed that the medical curriculum of undergraduate and post graduate students will be reviewed periodically to follow modern trends in the face of present day realities.

The president of SOGON, Prof Brian Adinna who disclosed this in Abuja after the society’s 50th anniversary, said the Medical and Dental Council of N‎igeria (MDCN) will collaborate with the National Universities Commission (NUC) in achieving the laudable feat.

He said, “We don’t teach our undergraduate students nutrition as it concerns a pregnant woman, a woman that is breastfeeding and also in an adolescent. This also affects several other countries. This means in the review of the curriculum, such things must be included.”

“Nutrition is very fundamental. If a child is born and the child is malnourished and that child is going through child bearing stage in a malnourished state, it means such a person will give birth to a malnourished baby and the vicious cycle continues.”

“We need to do the periodic revision, merge it and pass it on to the Nigerian and Medical Council of Nigeria and the NUC so that we can begin to have a robust curriculum at both graduate and undergraduate level.”

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