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  About the College of Health Science Bayero University Kano

The College of Health Science Bayero University Kano consists of academic staff from the following faculties of the University:

  • Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Clinical Sciences
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmacy

  About the Society

The Nigerian Journal of Basic and Clinical Sciences is now the official journal of the college of Health Sciences of Bayero University, Kano was the former faculty of Medicine in Bayero University, which was transformed into a college during the year 2014. The college is responsible for training undergraduate and postgraduate medical and allied health workers as well as related scientists. In addition, the college is also housing two centers namely: the Africa Center of Excellence in Population Health and Policy as well as the center for infectious disease research and training.

Furthermore, the students and academics and active in research and dissemination of health-related research. In order to strengthen the academic traditions in the college and beyond, the Kano medical research society (the former owners of NJBCS) took a unanimous decision to transfer the ownership of the journal to the new college. Further information about the college and Bayero University can be obtained on the website: http://college.buk.edu.ng

  About the Journal

Nigerian Journal of Basic and Clinical Sciences, a publication of College of Health Sciences, Bayero University Kano, is a peer-reviewed online journal with Semiannual print on demand compilation of issues published. The journal’s full text is available online at http://www.njbcs.net. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

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  Scope of the journal

The journal publishes high quality and impactful research works, case reports, reviews and proceedings relevant to health sciences. It is also a medium for publicizing meetings, conferences, latest books and updates relevant to advances in health sciences in Africa and the rest of the world. The journal is published twice a year (June and December).

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