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DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH AND REPRODUCTION

 

Masters of Veterinary Science (M.V.Sc) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree Programmes in Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine

 

Admission Requirements

As in College regulation.

 

Duration of Programme

As in College regulation.

Graduation Requirements

As in College regulation.

 

Postgraduate Courses for M.V.Sc Programme in Veterinary Public Health and Preventive 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

VCH 805

Advanced Meat Hygiene

MEATHYG

2

VCH 807

Milk Hygiene

MILKHYG

2

VCH 813

Advances in Veterinary Public Health

ADVETPH

3

VCH 897

Thesis Seminar I

SEMINARI

1

VCH 899

Dissertation

DISSERTN

6

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

VCH 802

Veterinary Environmental Health

VETENVH

2

VCH 804

Advances in Vaccine Production and Vaccination

VETVCPRO

2

VCH 806

Technical Report Writing

TECHREPW

2

VCH 808

Veterinary Preventive Medicine

VETPREMD

2

VCH 810

Advanced Readings in Veterinary Public Health

ADVRVPUH

1

VCH 812

Control of Major and Emerging Zoonotic Diseases

EMZOODES

3

VCH 814

Epizootiological Approaches to Disease Investigation and Control

EPIDISCO

3

VCH 898

Thesis Seminar II

SEMINAII

1

Elective Courses

VCH 816

Abattoir Management and By-products Utilization

ABATTMGT

2

VCH 818

Veterinary Jurisprudence

VETJURIS

2

VCH 820

Veterinary Business and Management

VETBUSM

1

 

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

VCH 997

Thesis Seminar (Pre-data Seminar)

PREDATA

1

VCH 998

Thesis Seminar (Post-data Seminar)

POSTDATA

1

VCH 999

Thesis

RETHESIS

6

 

Course Synopses

VCH 802 Veterinary Environmental Health (2 Credit Units)

Definition of terminologies; practices of Veterinary Medicine and its impact on human and the environment; industrial, farm and abattoir wastes and their roles in the maintenance of animal disease cycles and zoonoses; air-borne infections including Q fever; control of air and water borne infections; environmental sanitation and disinfection; vector control.

 

VCH 803 Biostatistics in Veterinary Science (2 Credit Units)

Development of sampling protocols in veterinary research; sample survey methods, sampling frames, sample design, sampling methods and sampling size determination. Development of data management protocol; data collection instruments, data organization, analysis and achieving. Health demographic surveys.

 

VCH 804 Advances in Vaccine Production and Vaccination (2 Credit Units)

History of vaccination, history of animal vaccines and vaccination; development and uses of animal vaccines in Nigeria; concepts of antigenicity and immunogenicity as related to groups and types of animal vaccines; multi-potent vaccines and vaccination procedures, advantages, disadvantages and precautions; planning a vaccination campaign, the cold chain and related problems; determination of vaccine efficacy and breakdown; JP 28, PARC and PACE programmes, vaccination in the face of current outbreaks.

 


VCH 805 Advanced Meat Hygiene (2 Credit Units)

Meat Biochemistry; meat spoilage and bacteriology; meat tenderness and palatability; Ante-mortem and post-mortem meat inspection; transportation of live animals and meat; meat preservation; meat borne diseases; components and functions of meat hygiene laboratories; laboratory examination of water activity of meats; meat processing techniques; evaluation of meat products; laboratory examination of microbial flora of processed meat.

 

VCH 806 Technical Report Writing (2 Credit Units)

Introduction to types and classes of Veterinary technical reporting systems and scientific documents in research and professional practices; Research design, recording and reporting biological, biomedical and livestock agricultural contents; Determination of audience and systems; Writing drafts before during and after data collection. Data gathering presentation and illustration; Appropriate language format, style, syntax, themes; Uses and presentation of numerical and non-numerical information; Information systems for livestock production and public health; Manual and computerized systems, bibliographies, summaries and abstract, final drafts and personal appraisal; preparation and presentation of research proposals, project reports and seminars.

 

VCH 807 Milk Hygiene (2 Credit Units)

Basic requirements for producing quality milk, interaction of milking equipment with udder health, milk collection, transportation, handling and processing, inspection of milk and milk products, milk preservation, storage and quality control, milk tests including somatic cell counts and standard plate counts for evaluation of milk quality.

 

VCH 808 Veterinary Preventive Medicine (2 Credit Units)

Basic concepts of control, prevention and eradication of diseases; disease surveillance and reporting; historical perspective on the control of animal diseases; regional, national, international and global dimensions of disease control; strategies for control, prevention and eradication of diseases; planning and administrative organization for disease control; channels of action in disease control programme: diagnostic tactics, mass treatment, quarantine, restriction of animal movement, slaughter of diseased or exposed animals, disposal and indemnity, environmental hygiene, mass immunization, ring vaccination, breeding for resistance, improving management for disease control; new international and WTO sanitary requirements, impinging on international trade of livestock and livestock products.

 

VCH 810 Advanced Readings in Veterinary Public Health (1 Credit Unit)

Review and critique of the papers published in recent journals, proceedings and periodicals. The student will select relevant paper from a recent journal and present the detail of techniques used, results obtained and his own critique on the validity and use of the results and conclusions with his own recommendations

 

VCH 812 Control of Major and Emerging Zoonotic Diseases (2 Credit Units)

Basic concepts of zoonoses, A review of zoonotic diseases and their classification, prevalence, detection, prevention and control of selected bacterial, viral, chlamydial and parasitic zoonoses Factors influencing the occurrence of emerging and re-emerging zoonotic diseases, the control of emerging zoonotic diseases such as Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, Avian Influenza and Acute Respiratory Syndrome.

 

VCH 813 Advances in Veterinary Public Health (3 Credit Units)

Veterinary Medicine’s margins and interface; components of Veterinary Medicine and their relation to human health, the role of Veterinarians in public health implementation and relationship in combating human hunger, malnutrition and environmental pollution; role of Veterinarians in producing safe foods (food handling, sorting, packaging, distribution and retailing), detection and prevention of drugs and pesticide residues in foods of animal origin; avoidance of occupational diseases; food safety for Veterinarians- perspectives, practice and policy; comprehensive approach to food borne hazards, testing and sampling; prevention and control strategies throughout the food chain including Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points. Considerations of the organization and delivery of Veterinary services at the local, state and national levels.

 

VCH 814 Epizootiological Approaches to Disease Investigation and Control                                         (3 Credit Units)

General epizootiological concepts; sampling methods in epizootiological studies; evaluation of diagnostic test; measurement of disease frequency and production in population; descriptive epizootiology, disease causation, surveys and analytic observational studies; Field investigations of epizootic, enzootic, pandemic and sporadic diseases prevention and eradication; levels of disease prevention, strategies for disease control and eradication in a population; important factors in designing disease control and eradication programmes; OIE pathways for declaration of freedom from different diseases, risk identification, assessment, management and communication.

 

VCH 816 Abattoir Management and By-product Utilization (2 Credit Units)

Basic factors in abattoir design; abattoir descriptions, drawings, specifications and equipment requirements; cold room designs; Municipal abattoirs and slaughter slabs; management of municipal and export abattoirs, incinerator and compost sheds for condemned meats and manure sludge tanks; an account of animal by-products (such as hides and skins, blood hooves etc.) and their uses in both non-food and food preparations


VCH 818 Veterinary Jurisprudence (2 Credit units)

A review of Acts, Regulations; Rule and Orders relating to animal movements, importation and trade cattle routes; Animal disease control Acts, Veterinary Public Health Acts and laws, importation and exportation of animals and animal-bye products, Pharmacy Acts, legislations regulating the importation; marketing and uses of Veterinary drugs and biologicals; importation of vaccines and professional responsibilities for the use of Veterinary drugs and vaccines; Rabies control Acts and control of pets and companion animals; Food and Drug Administration in Nigeria, the adequacy or otherwise of existing channels of statuary control; International aspects and responsibilities in Veterinary jurisprudence, Veterinary legislations in other countries of the world.

 

VCH 820 Veterinary Business and Management (2 Credit Units)

A review of demand and supply of Veterinary services in Nigeria; types and description of Veterinary business and ventures till date; opportunities in a variety of food animal practices/businesses in the food chain; companion, sports and security animal practice/business; practice management techniques; capital equipment and staff requirements; financial management in Veterinary business; keys to efficiency and job satisfaction

 

VCH 897: Thesis Seminar I (Pre-data) (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.

 

VCH 898: Thesis Seminar II (Post-data) (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.

 

VCH 899: Research Project (6 Credit Units)

An approved research project.

 

 


11.25     VETERINARY THERIOGENOLOGY UNIT

Masters of Veterinary Science (M.V.Sc) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree Programmes in Veterinary Theriogenology

Admission Requirements

As in College regulation.

 

Duration of Programme

As in College regulation.

 

Graduation Requirements

As in College regulation.

 

11.25.1  Postgraduate Courses for M.V.Sc Programme in Veterinary Theriogeneology

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

VCT 801

Clinical Procedures in Theriogenology

PROTHERIO

3

VCT 803

Artificial Insemination and Reproductive Biotechnology

VETBIOTC

3

VCT 805

Infertility

INFERTIL

3

VCT 807

Theriogenology Case Study and Presentation

THERCASE

3

VCS 805          

Diagnostic Imaging Principles and Techniques 

DIAGIMAG

2

VCS 897

Thesis Seminar I

SEMINARI

1

VCS 899

Dissertation

DISSERTN

6

Elective Courses

VCT 809

Comparative Mammalian Reproduction

COMREPRO

3

VCM 805           

Clinical Procedures 

CLINPROC

2

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

VCT 802

Laboratory Procedures in Theriogenology

LABPTHER

3

VCT 804

Veterinary Obstetrics

VETOBSTC

2

VCT 806

Udder Health and Mastitis

UDDERHLT

3

VCT 808

Theriogenology Case Reviews

THEROREV

2

VCT 898

Thesis Seminar II

SEMINAII

1

Elective Courses

VCS 802           

Advanced Surgical Techniques

ADVSUGTC

2

VCT 814

Reproductive Herd Health management

REPMGT

3

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

VCT 997

Thesis Seminar (Pre-data Seminar)

PREDATA

1

VCT 998

Thesis Seminar (Post-data Seminar)

POSTDATA

1

VCT 999

Thesis

RETHESIS

6

 

 

11.25.2  Course Synopses

VCT 801: Clinical Procedures in Theriogenology (3 Credit units)

Clinical procedures for the diagnosis and management of reproductive disorders in male and female animals: examination of the environment and subject; instrumentation; examination for breeding soundness.

 

VCT 802: Laboratory Procedures in Theriogenology (3 Credit units)

Laboratory methods employed in the diagnosis and management of theriogenology cases: stains and staining procedures; basic tissue processing; histometric determinations; rapid tests for reproductive diseases; assay of reproductive hormones. Preparation and preservation of museum specimens.

 

VCT 803: Artificial Insemination and Reproductive Biotechnology (3 Credit units)

Semen: collection, composition and methods of preservation. Semen expanders: characteristics, advantages and disadvantages. Evaluation of fresh and preserved semen for insemination. Oestrus cycle. Oestrus methods of detection, induction and synchronization. Artificial insemination: basic equipment; techniques. Super ovulation, in vitro fertilization; embryo transfer, cloning and associated challenges.

 


VCT 804: Veterinary Obstetrics  (3 Credit units)

The reproductive process and associated problems. Methods of pregnancy diagnosis. Obstetrical problems: diagnosis and management. Neonatal diseases: prevention, diagnosis and management.

 

VCT 805: Infertility (3 Credit units)

Causes of reproductive disorders and failure in male and female animals. Reproductive diseases due to infectious and non-infectious causes. Genetic and congenital causes of infertility and sterility. Cytogenetics of reproduction. Investigation and management of infertility.

 

VCT 806: Udder Health and Mastitis (2 Credit units)

Anatomy and Physiology of the mammary glands. Endocrine regulation of mammary secretions. Infectious and non-infectious diseases of mammary glands and their management.  Maintenance of udder health.

 

VCT 807:  Theriogenology Case Study and Presentation (3Credit unit)

Students registered for the MVSc. degree programme will be required to follow-up Theriogenology cases, document the same and present at seminars.

 

VCT 808: Theriogenology Case Reviews (1 Credit Unit)

Students registered for the MVSc. degree will be required to review/critique recent Theriogenology research publications at seminars.

 

VCT  809:  Comparative Mammalian Reproduction (3 Credit Units)

Pre- and postnatal development of genitalia, comparative spermatogenesis and onset of puberty and reproductive patterns of the female domestic animals and oestrous cycle; ovulation, conception and gestation; spermatogenesis, copulation, capacitation; and reproductive behaviour of mammals.

 

VCT  814:   Reproductive Herd Health Management (3 Credit Units)

Principles and application of herd health management in feedlot and dairy cattle, sheep, goats and horses, monitoring reproductive performance and health problems in food animals.

 


VCT 897: Thesis Seminar I (Pre-data)  (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

 

VCT 898: Thesis Seminar II (Post-data) (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.

 

VCT 899: Research Project (6 Credit Units)

An approved research project.

 

11.25.3  Postgraduate Lecturers

Name

Rank

Qualifications

Area of Specialization

Dipeolu, M. A.

Professor

DVM, MVPH, PhD FCVSN

Veterinary Public Health.

Sekoni V. O

Professor

D.V.M. (Ibadan), Ph.D (ABUZ), FCVSN

Theriogenology

*Adeyemo O. K.

Reader

DVM, MVPH, PhD

Veterinary Public Health

*Ishola O. O.

Senior Lecturer

DVM, MVPH, PhD

Veterinary Public Health

 

* Associate lecturer

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