VETERINARY POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION UNIT
Faculty of veterinary Medicine & Animal Science
The objectives of this programme are to enable veterinary graduate to acquire specialized knowledge and skills in selected areas of current importance. The identified fields are,
Each of the programme will be of two year duration. The first year consisting of two semesters will be devoted to coursework during Fridays and Saturdays of the week. The first semester will be of 22 weeks duration with a mid semester break of two weeks. The second semester will be of 14 weeks duration. The second year will be devoted to full time research in a selected area relevant to the programme chosen by candidate.
Each programme consists of two components, namely (a) coursework and (b) thesis research. Coursework is composed of a number of courses, the contents of which will be presented in the form of modules, covering all areas relevant to the programme of study. These courses will provide advanced knowledge, both theoretical and practical, during the first year of the programme. Practical training will include field training and, where relevant, work placement within an organization related to the programme.
Each programme will comprise three types of courses:
i. Foundation Courses: these must be taken by all candidates, and are designed so that they will be relevant and beneficial, irrespective of the programme of study. Three courses will be conducted during the first semester and one course during the second semester.
ii. Compulsory Courses: these are specific for each programme, and candidates must take two such courses during the first semester.
iii. Optional Courses: in addition to the above courses, candidates must also take at least two optional courses, selected from among those that are relevant to their programme of study. These courses are offered during the second semester.
b) Thesis Research
During the second year of the programme, each candidate will undertake a research project in a subject area chosen by him/her and submit a dissertation. The subject chosen must be relevant to the programme that he/she is following and be approved by the Course Coordinator. This component includes proposal preparation, defence of the thesis proposal, conducting the field and/or laboratory experiments/trails, data collection and tabulation, statistical analysis and writing of the dissertation, followed by an oral defence in front of a panel of examiners. The supervisor will provide guidance, laboratory facilities and required technical training.
MVSc in Diagnostic Veterinary Medicine (Veterinary Pathobiology)
MVSc in Veterinary Public Health
MVSc in Poultry Health and Management
MVSc in Animal Reproduction (Theriogenology)
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