The Department of Medical Microbiology in Jos University Teaching Hospital was established in 1981 with other departments of the Teaching Hospital. The department is saddled with the responsibility of teaching and training of undergraduate Medical students as well as postgraduate residents. The department is also responsible for provision of infectious disease diagnostics and infection prevention and control services to the teaching hospital. All other clinical and administrative activities related to Medical microbiology practice and services including but not limited to infectious diseases ward rounds, clinic consultations, recruitment of relevant staff, procurement of equipment and clinical laboratory consumables are part of our responsibilities in the hospital The consultants direct training in clinical infectious diseases. Consults are sent to the department from different clinical units within the hospital. The residents join the consultants in addressing these consults and in consultant ward rounds and clinics. Presently most of the consultations are from Paediatrics, Medicine, Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery, Infectious disease unit, and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Sexually Transmitted Infectious Diseases Clinics
As different from general infectious disease consultations, the department runs the Special Treatment Clinic (STC) from Monday to Fridays in two different sites (one in the permanent site, the other at the temporary site). The special treatment clinic caters mainly for patients with sexually transmitted infections, ophthalmia neonatorium and other unusual tropical infections.
Infection Prevention and Control Unit
The consultants with the residents and the infection control nurses provide infection prevention and control services for the entire hospital. These activities are coordinated in the Department by the Head of Department who mostly doubles as the Chairman of the Infection control committee and team. There is an infection prevention and control nurse specifically trained and posted to the department. There are other link nurses in the clinics and wards. There is also a hospital wide clinical infection research group (Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, lab scientists etc) coordinated from the department.
- JOURNAL CLUBS
- CONSULTATIONS at STC clinincs
- Review of Patients with Diagnostic challenge