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Blessing Ukoha-Kalu

Assistant Professor in Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



I hold a doctorate (with distinction) in clinical pharmacy and pharmacy management, an MSc (with second class upper division) in clinical pharmacy and pharmacy management, and a Bachelor of Pharmacy (best graduating student in: a. department of pharmacology and toxicology; b. department of clinical pharmacy and pharmacy management; c. department of pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria. In the last decade, I have designed and delivered learning materials in pharmacology, physiology, anatomy, histology, pathology, and public health for medical and pharmacy students, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I have supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate research projects. I completed my postdoctoral research at the Hull York Medical School, University of Hull, UK. I also hold a Fellowship of Higher Education Academy.

My research interest is in public health and global health and I have extensive experience with designing and conducting qualitative and quantitative studies, clinical trials as well as evidence synthesis.

Expertise Summary

I have a considerable amount of experience in teaching as well as designing and conducting research (qualitative, quantitative, mixed-methods, clinical trials, and evidence synthesis).

Teaching Summary

  • Clinical Pharmacy

  • Clinical Pharmacology

  • Physiology

  • Anatomy

  • Histology

  • Pathology

  • Health outcomes

  • Drug information

  • Pharmacokinetics

  • Patient safety

  • Drug safety

  • Therapeutic drug monitoring

  • Global Health

  • Public Health

  • Palliative care

  • Pharmacy and medical education

Research Summary

1. Proactive Anticipatory Care Evaluation (PACE)

2. Effectiveness of educational interventions on hypertensive patients' self-management behaviours: an umbrella review protocol

Recent Publications

Past Research

Development, Implementation and Evaluation of an Educational Intervention for the management of hypertension-diabetes comorbidity using the PRECEDE-PROCEED model

Future Research

1. Preventing Cardiometabolic Diseases by Identifying Risk Factors for Salt Sensitivity and Metabolic Syndrome in Young-Adult Nigerians (PROACTIVE STUDY)

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