Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine

The main aim of the program is to produce qualified and practically competent veterinarians who can contribute to the development of the animal industry, public health sector, biomedical research and improvement of living standards.

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Programme Availability
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Level of Study
Undergraduate Degree
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
5 Years

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

TEACHING

SEMESTER 1
COURSE ANTE    
COURSE TITLE        

                    
CORE COURSES
VM 111    Veterinary Gross Anatomy I                
VM 121    Animal Physiology I                
VM 123    Biochemistry I                
VM 114    Cell Biology                
VM 113    Developmental Anatomy                
                
ELECTIVE COURSE
RM 100    Introduction to Range Management                
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                

DS 100    Principles, Theories and Contemporary Issues of Development                


SEMESTER 2
COURSE ANTE    
COURSE TITLE        

                    
CORE COURSES
VM 112    Veterinary Gross Anatomy II                
VM 122    Animal Physiology II                
VM 124    Biochemistry II                
VM 115    Histology                
CIT 100    Computer Applications                
SC 101    Communication Skills II                
MTH 106    Introductory Statistics                
                
ELECTIVE COURSE
AEA 105    Principles of Accounting                
SUB TOTAL                
TOTAL                

SEMESTER 3
COURSE ANTE    
COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
VM 221    Animal Physiology III                
VM 231    Microbiology I                
VM 233    Parasitology I                
AS 102    Introductory Animal Genetics                
AS 209    Animal Nutrition                
MTH 201    Biometry                
VM 161    Introduction to Animal Health Management and Ethology (moved from semester 2)                
ELECTIVE COURSE

**RD 201    Introduction to Gender and Development                
RD 303    Rural Development Planning                
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                
***AEA 104    Introduction    to    Micro    and    Macro Economics                

** RD 201 is a pre-requisite course for RD 301 Gender and Development
***AEA 104 is a pre-requisite course for AEA 303 Agricultural Finances and  Credit Management

SEMESTER 4
COURSE ANTE    
COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
VM 232    Microbiology II                
VM 234    Parasitology II                
VM 241    General Pathology                
AS 206    Principles of Animal Breeding                
AS 318    Animal Production I                
SUB TOTAL                
ELECTIVE COURSE
AEA 102    Introduction to Agribusiness                
BLS 106    Molecular Biology                
                
                

SEMESTER 5
COURSE ANTE    
COURSE TITLE        

                    
CORE COURSES
VM 321    Pharmacology and Toxicology I                
VM 341    Veterinary Pathology I                
VM 351    Anesthesiology and Principles of Surgery                
VM 361    Production Animal Medicine I                
VM 362    Epidemiology                
AS 307    Introduction to Ecology and Wildlife Management                
                

RM 302    Pastoralism, Human Enviromental Interaction and Indigenous Knowledge                

RD 308    Designing Rural Development Programmes/ Projects                
EE 101    Introductory Sociology                
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                
* Audit Course

SEMESTER 6
COURSE ANTE    
COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
VM 322    Pharmacology  and Toxicology II                
VM 342    Veterinary Pathology II                
VM 363    Production Animal Medicine II                
VM 352    Imaging Techniques, Diagnostics and Special Surgery                
AS 312    Draught Animal Management and Non- Conventional Animal farming                
VM 364    Avian Medicine                
AS 316    Animal Production II                
                
ELECTIVE COURSE


RD 309    Rural Development Programmes, Management, Monitoring and Evaluation                

ENV 309    Global Climate Change and Disaster Management                
AS 208    Farm Structures and Animal Housing                

SEMESTER 7
COURSE ANTE    
COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
VM 461    Production Animal Medicine III                
VM 462    Research Methodology                
VM 451    Small Animal Surgery                
VM 453    Theriogenology I                
VM 441    Clinical Pathology                
EE 202    Extension Methods                
                
ELECTIVE COURSE
AEA 302    Operations Research                
AQ 100    Introduction to Aquaculture                
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                
* Audit Course

SEMESTER 8
COURSE ANTE    
COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
VM 401    Research Project I                
VM 452    Large Animal Surgery                
VM 454    Theriogenology II                
VM 463    Companion Animal Medicine                
VM 464    Veterinary Public Health I                
VM 465    Veterinary Economics                
                
ELECTIVE COURSE

EE 105    Principles of Administration and Management                
EE 103    Introductory Anthropology                
AEA 306    Human Resource Management                
BLS 210    Forensic Science                

SEMESTER 9
COURSE ANTE    
COURSE TITLE        

                    
CORE COURSES
VM 501    Research Project II                
VM 541    Clinicals-Pathology                
VM 551    Clinicals-Surgery                
VM 552    Clinicals-Theriogenology                
VM 561    Veterinaty Public Health II                
VM 562    Jurisprudence, Animal Welfare and Veterinary Practice                
VM 564    Herd Health Management                
VM 565    Wildlife Health and Fish Medicine                
VM 563    Clinicals-Medicine                
                
ELECTIVE COURSE
RD 301    Gender and Development                
AEA 210    Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Development                
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                
* Audit Course

SEMESTER 10

FIELD ATTACHMENT
In a specified duration, students shall rotate or be assigned to the following stations:-
DURATION (WEEKS)    
Station
1    Wildlife
1    Fisheries and Aquaculture
1    Abattoir
1    Food / Feed Processing Plants
1    Pharmaceutical Industries / TFDA / TBS
2    Diagnostic Laboratory (VIC/CVL, NIMR)
3    Veterinary Clinics
3    District Veterinary Offices (Administration; Outreach; NGOs, CBOs)
2    Report Preparation and Presentation

Total 15 weeks    


ASSESMENT

Admission for the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine requires Two Principal passes (4 points) in Biology/Zoology and Chemistry and a pass in Physics/ Mathematics/ Science and Practice of Agriculture at A- level certificate.  

A candidate who does not have a pass in Physics at A-level must have at least a credit pass in Physics at O-level certificate.  Such candidates must also have passes in Mathematics and English at O-level certificate or equivalent OR Diploma with a GPA of not less than 3.0 in Animal Health/Animal Health and Production,

A holder of such a diploma should have at least FOUR passes or THREE credits in Biology/Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Science and Practice of Agriculture and at least a pass in Mathematics and English at O-level certificate OR Holder of First Degree in Life Sciences. 

Tshs 1,263,000 per year.

  1. Applicants should apply directly to SUA using the online admission system “Application for Admission” button at www.suanet.ac.tz. (See guide for online application below) or physically submit the forms to the admission office (Room No. 223 and 224 in the Administration Block). 
     
  2. Applications to all programs must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of ten thousand Tanzania shillings (10,000/=) only.
     
  3. Payment can be made through M-pesa, Tigo pesa, Airtel money, Halopesa, Master card, Visa card. Instructions on these modes of payment are contained in the application form during the application process.
     
  4. Application fee cqan also be paid at CRDB bank, Sim-banking, Fahari Huduma, using the invoice number generated at preliminary registration during online application. Detailed instructions on how to effect payment are provided on the application panel.
     
  5. Some instructions, including the Invoice number are sent to your e-mail after filling the first application page.
     
  6. Applications must be accompanied (uploaded at application) by genuine copies of relevant certificates and a passport size photograph. Applications without photocopies of certificates will not be considered
     
  7. Applicants with foreign secondary school certificates should arrange with the National Examinations Council (NECTA) for equivalence translation before lodging their applications.
     
  8. Applicants should meet the minimum stated qualifications; otherwise such application will not be processed.
     
  9. Application Deadline for 2017/2018 Application = 30th August, 2017

APPLY NOW

The office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics),
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P. O. Box 3000,
MOROGORO.


Inquiries should be sent to:-
Admission Help desk
Directorate of Undergraduate Studies,
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P.O. Box 3000, Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro

Telephone No: 0765997885 OR 0692762372

Email: admission@suanet.ac.tz

 

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