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DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE AND SURGERY

M.Sc and PhD Degree Programmes in Veterinary Medicine

Master of Veterinary Science (M.V.Sc) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degrees in Veterinary Medicine can be obtained in any of the following specializations:

Avian Medicine

Food Animal Medicine

Companion Animal (Equine and Small Animal) Medicine

Fish Medicine

Wildlife Medicine

 

Admission Requirements

As in College regulation.

Duration of Programme

As in College regulation.

Graduation Requirements

As in College regulation.

 

11.16.2  Postgraduate Courses for M.VSc Programme in Veterinary Medicine

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

VCM 801

Developments in Veterinary Science

DEVVETSC

1

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

4

VCH 803

Biostatistics in Veterinary Science

VETBIOSC

3

VPM 801

Applied Immunology

APLDIMMU

2

VCM 803

Research Ethics

RESETHIC

1

VCM 805           

Clinical Procedures 

CLINPROC

1

VCM 813         

Special Seminar

SPECLSEM

1

VCM 897

Thesis Seminar I

SEMINARI

1

VCM 899

Dissertation

DISSERTN

6

Electives

VCM 807         

Digestive and respiratory tract diseases

DIGRESPD

2

VCM 809         

Neurology and Diseases of the nose and ear

NEUDNSEA

2

VCM 811

Dermatology

DERMATGY

2

VCM 815        

Laboratory Animal Medicine

LABANMED

3

VCM 817        

Aquatic Animal Medicine

AQANIMED

3

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

VCM 802         

Advanced diagnostic medicine

ADVDIAGM

3

VCM 804         

Advanced case study and reporting

ADVCASES

3

VCM 898

Thesis Seminar II

SEMINAII

1

Electives

VCM 808         

Infectious Diseases of Poultry

INFPOUTD

3

VCM 810          

Non-infectious Diseases of Poultry

NINFPOTD

2

VCM 812        

Equine medicine

EQUINMED

3

VCM 814        

Advanced Canine and Feline medicine

ADVCAFEM

3

VCM 816        

Wild-life and Captive Animal Medicine

WLIFEMED

3

VCM 818        

Non-infectious Diseases of food animals

NIDFDANM

3

VCM 820        

Infectious Diseases of food animals          

IDFDANIM

2

 

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

VCM 997

Pre-data Seminar

PREDATA

1

VCM 998

Post-data Seminar

POSTDATA

1

VCM 999

Thesis

RETHESIS

6

 

 

11.16.3  Course Synopses

VCM  801: Developments in Veterinary Science (1 Credit Unit)

A review of recent developments in the veterinary sciences and allied disciplines: emergent and resurgent diseases-epidemiological factors favoring emergence/recrudescence and prospects of control. Discoveries and innovations in biomedical research; state of the art and novel research techniques and equipment.

 

VCM 802: Advanced Diagnostic Medicine (3 Credit Units)

Laboratory study of the various diagnostic tests for the common infectious disease of food and companion animals and birds in the tropics.  Emphasis is on sample collection, handling and the choice of assays.  More emphasis on test results and interpretation especially the nucleic-acid based assays.

VCM 803:   Research Ethics (1 Credit Unit)

Principles of research integrity, responsible conduct of research, animal welfare and ethics are to be discussed.

 

VCM 804:   Advanced Case Study and Case Reporting (3 Credit Units)

Clinico-pathological study of clinical cases.  Presentation of results in form of seminars.

 

VCM 805:  Clinical Procedures (2 Credit Units)

Procedures for history taking, examination of the environment and the patient as well as the institution of therapy in food animals, companion animals and birds.

 

VCM 807:  Digestive and Respiratory Tract diseases (3 Credit Units)

Detailed study of diseases of the digestive and respiratory system of domestic animals.

 

VCM 808:  Infectious Diseases of Poultry (3 Credit Units)

Infectious (bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic) diseases of birds, their prevention and treatment.

 

VCM 809:  Neurology and Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat       (2 Credit Units)

Reactions of nervous tissues to various types of injury by infectious and non-infectious agents with emphasis on the clinical manifestations in the eye, nose, throat and ears of the domestic species. 

 

VCM 810:  Non-infectious Diseases of Poultry (2 Credit Units)

Non-infectious (nutritional deficiencies and metabolic disorders) diseases of birds, their prevention and treatment.

 

VCM 811:  Dermatology (2 Credit Units)

Detailed study of the anatomy, physiology and reactive changes in response to both systemic and topical assaults from the infectious and non-infectious agents. Diagnosis and management of the inflammatory and non-inflammatorv reactions of the skin to injury.

 


VCM 812:   Equine Medicine (3 Credit Units)

Current advances in the concept and practice of equine medicine. It is focused on the diagnosis and management of common diseases of horses in the polo and police mounted troops 

 

VCM 813: Special Seminar (1 Credit Unit)

Detailed study and analysis of any selected subject of clinical or clinico-pathologic interest in veterinary medicine and presentation in form of a seminar for assessment.

 

VCM 814:   Advanced Canine and Feline Medicine (3 Credit Units)

Current advances in the concept and practice of Small Animal Medicine, focused on the diagnosis and management of the major diseases of dogs and cats in the tropics.

 

VCM 815: Laboratory Animal Medicine (3 Credit Units)

Infectious and non-infectious diseases of laboratory animals, with special emphasis on their prevention by management practices and therapeutical regimes.

 

VCM 816: Wild-life and Captive Animal Medicine (3 Credit Units)

Infectious and non-infectious diseases of wildlife and captive animals with special attention to their prevention and treatment.

 

VCM 817: Aquatic Animal Medicine (3 Credit Units)

Infectious and non-infectious diseases of fishes and other aquatic animals with special attention to their prevention and treatment.

 

VCM 818: Non-infectious Diseases of Food Animals (3 Credit Units)

Non-infectious diseases of food animals, their prevention and treatment.

 

VCM 820: Infectious Diseases of Food Animals (2 Credit Units)

Infectious diseases of food animals, their prevention and treatment.

 

VCM 897: Thesis Seminar I (Pre-data seminar)   (1 credit unit)

This is a follow-up seminar/post-data or bench work findings.  It should cover research findings, detailed analysis and interpretation of research results, discussion of findings in view of previous reports and new ideas emanating from the study, conclusion and recommendations for future work.

 

VCM 898: Thesis Seminar II (Post-data seminar) (1 credit  Unit)

This is essentially a pre-data seminar on the research focus of the student’s project covering the title, objectives and scope of the work, review of relevant literature, experimental design and methodology.

 

VCM 899: Research Project - (6 Credit Units)

 

An approved research project.

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