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DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY AND PARASITOLOGY

M.V.Sc. and PhD Degree Programmes in Veterinary Microbiology

 

Admission Requirements

As in College regulation.

Duration of Programme

As in College regulation.

 

Graduation Requirements

As in College regulation.

 

11.18.2  Postgraduate Courses for M.Sc Programme in Veterinary Microbiology

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

VPM 803            

Pathogenic Gram negative Bacteria and Mycoplasma

PGNBACMY

3

VPM 811          

Microbial Chemistry

MICRBCHM

3

VPM 897

Thesis Seminar I

SEMINAR1

1

VPM 899

Dissertation

DISSERTN

6

Elective Courses

VPM 809          

Microbial Genetics

MICRBGEN

3

VCH 814

Epizootiological Approaches to Disease Investigation and Control

EPIDISCO

3

 

 


Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

VPM 802

Pathogenic Gram positive Bacteria and other miscellaneous micro-organisms

PGPOSMIC

3

VPM 804              

Pathogenic fungi

PATHFUNG

3

VPM 806              

Diagnostic Techniques in Microbiology

DIAGTECH

3

VPM 808              

Microbiological case presentation

MICRCASE

3

VPM 810             

Advanced Virology

ADVIROLG

3

VPM 814

Microbiology Review

MICROREV

1

VPM 898

Thesis Seminar II

SEMINAII

1

Elective Courses

VPM 812             

Environmental Microbiology

ENVIRMCB

2

VPT 802           

Advanced General Pathology

ADGENPAT

3

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

VPM 997

Thesis Seminar (Pre-data Seminar)

PREDATA

1

VPM 998

Thesis Seminar (Post-data Seminar)

POSTDATA

1

VPM 999

Thesis

RETHESIS

6

 

11.18.3  Course Synopses

VPM 801: Advanced Immunology (2 Credit Units)

Introduction/concepts, types of immunity, antigens and immune responses, immunoglobulins, mechanisms of specific and non specific immune responses, chemical mediators of immune responses complement systems, lymphoid system, cells of the immune system, antibody mediated allergic reactions, cell mediated immunological reactions, delayed hypersensitivity reactions, auto-immune reaction, immunological tolerance, major histocompatibility complex, gene regulation of immune responses, oncogenesis and differentiation antigens, immunodeficiences, immunity to parasitic and microbial (viruses bacteria and fungi) infections, antigen and antibody reactions in vitro.

 

VPM 802: Pathogenic Gram positive bacteria and other miscellaneous micro-organisms    (3 Credit Units)

Bacteriology and clinic significance of Gram positive micro-organisms. Including Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Pneumococcus, Enterococcus, Micrococcus, Bacillus, Clostridium, Corynebacterium, Listeria, Erysipelothrix, Mycobacterium, Environmental Mycobacteria, Nocardia, Actinomyces, Erhlichia, Cowdria, Rickettsia, Orientia, Coxiella and Chlamydia.

VPM 803: Pathogenic Gram negative bacteria and Mycoplasmas (3 Credit Units)

Taxonomy and classification of bacteria of veterinary and medical importance, Bacteriology and clinical significance of the following micro-organisms: Escherichia coli, Acinetobacter Shigella, Salmonella, Citrobacter, Proteus, Yersinia, Campylobacter, Klebsiella, Enterobacter, Erwinia, Serratia, Vibrio, Pseudommas, Brucella. Bordetella, Franscisella, Helicobacter Legionella, Pasteurella, Mannheimia, Burkholderia, Actinobacilus, Histophilus, Bacteriodes, Fusobacterium, Treponema, Borrelia, Leptospira, Neisseria, Moraxella, Mycoplasmas.

 

VPM 804: Pathogenic Fungi (3 Credit Units)

Taxonomy and classification of fungi, Distribution and importance of fungi. Structure, nutrition and reproduction of fungi. Fungi of Veterinary and medical importance. Mycology techniques.

 

VPM 806: Diagnostic techniques in Microbiology (2 Credit Units)

Introduction, Specimen collection, handling and transport, Safety in Microbiology laboratory, Diagnostic techniques including microscopy, growth, biochemical characterization, immunologic techniques, bacteriophage typing, Molecular methods, Susceptibility testing.

 

VPM 808: Microbiological Case Presentations (1 Credit Unit)

Microbiological study of cases of veterinary/medical importance and their presentation as seminars at the departmental level (both MSc and MVSc)

 

VPM 809: Microbial genetics (3 Credit Units)

Introduction to microbial genetics, Nucleic acids, Genetic codes, Gene structure, DNA replication, Phage biology, Molecular aspect of gene expression, DNA damage and repair, DNA restriction, Mutation and their chemical basis, Detection and isolation of mutants, recombination, Transposition, Gene transfer, Mapping and sequencing of the genome, Recombinant DNA technology and genetic engineering, Infections drug resistance and its significance.

 

VPM 810: Advanced Virology (3 Credit Units)

Introduction and general characteristics, Structure and taxonomy of mammalian viruses. Epidemiology of virus diseases. Viruses, viroida, and prions of veterinary and medical importance.

 


VPM 811: Microbial Chemistry (3 Credit Units)

Chemical composition of micro-organisms. Nature and kinetics of microbial enzymes. Energy generation, Use of energy in biosynthesis, Synthesis of nucleic acids and proteins, Enzymes and gene regulation. Nature and modes of actions of antibiotics and other chemotherapeutic agents, antibacterials, bacteriocins and cytosuppressive drugs, Analytical and investigative techniques.

 

VPM 812: Environmental Microbiology (2 Credit Units)

Microorganisms as components of the ecosystem, Control and monitoring of air, soil and water-borne (marine and fresh water) infections, milk and food microbiology.

 

VPM 814: Microbiology Review (1 Credit Unit)

Review and critique of the papers published in recent journals, proceedings and periodicals. The student will choose a topic and review relevant papers from journal articles and present the details of techniques used, results obtained and his own critique on the validity and use of the results and conclusions. Students’ critical analysis and evaluation of selected journal articles, inferences and own recommendations will be presented.

 

VPM 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 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.

 

VPM 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.

 

VPM 899: Research Project (6 Credit Units)

 

An approved research project

 

DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY

11.19.1  M.Sc. and PhD Degree Programmes in Veterinary Parasitology

 

Admission Requirements

As in College regulation.

 

Duration of Programme

As in College regulation.

 

Graduation Requirements

As in College regulation.

 

11.19.2  Postgraduate Courses for M.Sc Programme in Veterinary Parasitology

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

VPR 801            

Taxonomy of Parasites of Veterinary and Medical Importance

TAXPARVM

3

VPR 803            

Insects of Veterinary and Medical Importance

INSECVET

3

VPR 809

Parasitology Case Study and Presentation

PARACASE

1

VPR 897

Thesis Seminar I

SEMINARI

1

VPR 899

Dissertation

DISSERTN

6

Elective Courses

VPR 805

Parasites of Captive and Laboratory Animals

PARCAPTV

3

 


Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

VPR 802

Helminths of Veterinary and Medical Importance

HELMINTS

3

VPR 804              

Protozoa of Veterinary and Medical Importance

PROTOZOA

3

VPR 808              

Special Topics in Parasitology

SPTOPPAR

2

VPR 810         

Parasitology Case Study and Presentation II

PARCASII

3

VPR 812         

Identification of Parasites of Veterinary and Medical Importance

PARAIDEN

3

VPR 898

Thesis Seminar II

SEMINAII

1

Elective Courses

VPR 806         

Parasites of Fish and Shrimps

FISHPARA

3

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

VPR 997

Thesis Seminar (Pre-data Seminar)

PREDATA

1

VPR 998

Thesis Seminar (Post-data Seminar)

POSTDATA

1

VPR 999

Thesis

RETHESIS

6

 

11.19.3  Course Synopses

VPR 801: Taxonomy of Parasites of Veterinary and Medical Importance (3 Credit Units)

Taxonomy and methods of classification of arthropods, helminths and protozoa of veterinary and medical importance. Parasite ecology. Life cycles of parasitic arthropods, helminths and protozoa.

 

VPR 802: Helminths of Veterinary and Medical Importance (3 Credit Units)

Biology of helminths of veterinary and medical importance including nematodes, trematodes and cestodes. Field techniques e.g. tracer studies. Control methods.

 

VPR 803: Insects of Veterinary and Medical Importance (3 Credit Units)

Biology of winged and wingless insects of veterinary and medical importance. Sampling and trapping methods. Dissection of insects. Biological and chemical control of insects.

 


VPR 804: Protozoa of Veterinary and Medical Importance (3 Credit Units)

Biology of protozoa of veterinary and medical importance. Global status of trypanosomosis and malaria. Mechanical transmitters and vectors of protozoan diseases. Control methods.

 

VPR 805: Parasites of Captive and Laboratory Animals (3 Credit Units)

Biology and economic importance parasites of captive (zoo) animals, game animals and laboratory animals. Wild life and game animals as reservoirs of parasites of animals and humans. Control of parasites of captive and laboratory animals.

 

VPR 806: Parasites of Fish and Shrimps (2 Credit Units)

Biology and economic importance of parasites of fish and shrimps. Role of fish as intermediate hosts of animal and human parasites. Control of parasites of fish and shrimps.

 

VPR 808: Special Topics in Parasitology (2 Credit units)

Host-parasite relationships. Pathophysiology, biochemical and immunological basis of major tropical parasitic infections. Principles of control of parasitic diseases. Modeling and simulation of parasitic epizootics.

 

VPR 809: Parasitology Reviews  (1 Credit unit)

Students registered for master’s degree (MSc. or MVSc.) will be required to review/critique recent parasitology research publications at seminars.

 

VPR 810: Parasitology Case Study and Presentation (3 Credit unit)

Students registered for MVSc. programme will be required to follow up clinical cases due to or associated with parasites, document the same and present at seminars.

 

VPR 812: Identification of Parasites of Veterinary and Medical Importance (3 Credit units)

Methods of identification of parasites: Uses of identification keys; floatation and sedimentation techniques; culture methods; staining methods.

 

VPR 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 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.

VPR 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.

 

VPR 899: Research Project (6 Credit Units)

An approved research project.

 

11.19.4  Postgraduate Lecturers

Name

Rank

Qualifications

Area of Specialization

Oyekunle M.A.

Reader/HOD

DVM, M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D (Ibadan)                  

Bacteriology

*Fagbemi B.O.

Professor

DVM, M.Sc, Ph.D (Ibadan)

Parasitology

*Ajuwape A.T.P.

Reader

DVM, M.V.Sc, Ph.D (Ibadan)

Bacteriology

*Adejinmi J. O.

Reader

DVM, M.V.Sc, Ph.D (Ibadan)

Parasitology

Olufemi    F.O.   

Senior Lecturer

DVM, M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D (Ibadan)

Virology

Ojo O.E.

Lecturer I           

DVM, M.Sc, Ph.D (Ibadan)

Bacteriology/Food Safety Microbiology

 

* Associate lecturer

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