Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM)

This programme is designed to train graduates for professional challenges in research, training, extension and private practice.

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

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

TEACHING

Department of Veterinary Anatomy
CORE COURSE        
EE 600    Research Planning and Management        
AEA 600    Statistics        
VA 606    Systematic and Comparative Anatomy        
VA 607    Anatomical Techniques        
VMP 616    Molecular Biology        
VA 609    Histochemical Techniques        
VA 610    Dissertation        
ELECTIVE COURSES
VA 601    Comparative Functional Anatomy        
VA 602    Immunocyto/histo-chemistry        
VA 603    Endocrinology        
VA 604    Clinical Anatomy        
 
Department of Veterinary Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Toxicology
CORE COURSE        
EE 600    Research Planning and Management        
AEA 600    Statistics        
VPY 606    Neuro-Muscular Physiology        
VPY 607    Digestive Physiology        
VPY 608    Cardiovascular Physiology        
VPY 609    Respiratory Physiology        
VPY 610    Renal Physiology        
VPY 611    Endocrinology, Reproduction and Lactation        
VPY 612    Environmental Physiology        
VPY 613    Nutritional physiology        
VPY 622    Dissertation        

1.    Veterinary Biochemistry

CORE COURSE        
EE 600    Research Planning and Management        
AEA 600    Statistics        
VPY 614    Applied Enzymology        
VPY 615    Clinical Endocrinology        
VPY 616    Metabolism        
VPY 618    Vitamins and Trace Elements        
VPY 622    Dissertation        

2.    Veterinary Pharmacology
CORE COURSE        
EE 600    Research Planning and Management        
AEA 600    Statistics        
VPY 619    Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics        
VPY 620    Clinical Pharmacology        
VPY 621    Toxicological Methods        
VPY 622    Dissertation        
ELECTIVE COURSES
VPY 601    Cellular Biochemistry and Physiology        
VPY 602    Chemistry and Metabolism of Biomolecules        
VPY 603    Laboratory Techniques in Biochemistry        
VPY 604    Patho-physiology        
VPY 605    Toxicology        

Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology
1.    Veterinary Bacteriology
CORE COURSE        
EE 600    Research Planning and Management        
AEA 600    Statistics        
VMP 609    Systemic Bacteriology and Mycology        
VMP 610    Diagnostic Bacteriology and Mycology        
VMP 620    Dissertation        
 
2.    Veterinary Virology
CORE COURSE        
EE 600    Research Planning and Management        
AEA 600    Statistics        
VMP 611    Systematic Virology        
VMP 612    Diagnostic Virology        

3.    Veterinary Immunology
CORE COURSE        
EE 600    Research Planning and Management        
AEA 600    Statistics        
VMP 613    Immunochemistry        
VMP 614    Special Immunology        
VMP 615    Immunogenetics        
VMP 616    Molecular Biology        
VMP 620    Dissertation        

4.    Veterinary Parasitology
CORE COURSE        
EE 600    Research Planning and Management        
AEA 600    Statistics        
VMP 617    Applied Parasitology        
VMP 618    Parasite Epizootology and Ecology        
VMP 619    Experimental Parasitology        
VP 603    Histopathology        
VMP 620    Dissertation        

Elective Courses in Veterinary Microbiology

            
VMP 601    Bacteriology        
VMP 602    Virology        
VMP 603    Immunology        

Elective Courses in Veterinary Parasitology
        
VMP 604    Helminthology        
VMP 605    Protozoology        
VMP 606    Entomology        
VMP 607    Immunology of Parasitic Infections        

Department of Veterinary Pathology
CORE COURSE        
EE 600    Research Planning and Management        
AEA 600    Statistics        
VP 601    Diagnostic Pathology        
VP 602    Sampling Techniques for Animal Disease Diagnosis        
VP 603    Histopathology        
VP 604    Clinical Pathology        
VP 605    Special Pathology        
VMP 616    Molecular Biology        
VP 606    Dissertation        
 
ELECTIVE COURSES
VMP 610    Diagnostic Bacteriology and Mycology        
VMP 612    Diagnostic Virology        
VMP 613    Immunochemistry        
VMP 617    Applied Parasitology        

Department of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health
1.    Veterinary Medicine
CORE COURSE        
EE 600    Research Planning and Management        
AEA 600    Statistics        
VP 602    Sampling techniques for animal disease diagnosis        
VP 604    Clinical Pathology        
VM 608    Herd Health and Disease Control        
VM 609    Principles of Epidemiology        
VPY 620    Clinical Pharmacology        
VM 620    Dissertation        

2.    Veterinary Epidemiology

CORE COURSE        
EE 600    Research Planning and Management        
AEA 600    Statistics        
VM 609    Principles of Epidemiology        
VM 611    Management and Analysis of Animal Health Data        
VM 612    Animal Health Economics        

Elective Courses in Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Epidemiology
            
VMP 610    Diagnostic Bacteriology and Mycology        
VMP 612    Diagnostic Virology        
VMP 617    Applied Parasitology        
VM 606    Wildlife and Fish Medicine        
VMP 616    Molecular Biology        
VST 607    Veterinary Apprenticeship        

3.    Public Health

CORE COURSE        
EE 600    Research Planning and Management        
AEA 600    Statistics        
VM 616    Food Microbiology and Hygiene        
VM 617    Zoonoses        
VM 609    Principles of Epidemiology        
VM 615    Food Quality Control Inspection        
VM 620    Dissertation        
ELECTIVE COURSES
VM 613    Processing and Preservation of Animal Products        
VM 614    Environmental Hygiene and Water Quality Control        
VMP 616    Molecular Biology        
 
Department of Veterinary Surgery and Theriogenology
1. Veterinary Surgery
CORE COURSE        
EE 600    Research Planning and Management        
AEA 600    Statistics        
VST 605    Anaesthesiology        
VST 606    Soft Tissue Surgery        
VST 607    Veterinary Apprenticeship        
VA 604    Clinical Anatomy        
VST 619    Dissertation        
ELECTIVE COURSES
VST 601    Radiology        
VST 602    Experimental Surgery        
VST 603    General Surgery        
VPY 620    Clinical Pharmacology        
VST 608    Orthopaedic Surgery        

3. Theriogenology
CORE COURSE        
EE 600    Research Planning and Management        
AEA 600    Statistics        
VST 615    Physiology and Pathology of reproduction        
VST 616    Pathophysiology of Pregnancy and Parturition        
VST 617    Animal Biotechnology        
VST 618    Pathophysiology of Mammary Gland        
VST 619    Dissertation        
ELECTIVE COURSES
VST 611    Animal Genetics        
VST 612    Immunoreproduction        
VST 613    Therapeutics in Theriogenology        
VST 614    Diagnosis and Analytical Methods in Animal Reproduction        


ASSESMENT

1) A candidate shall either hold a relevant honours degree of Sokoine University of Agriculture or a
qualification from an approved institution of higher learning, deemed to be equivalent to an honours degree
of Sokoine University of Agriculture.

2) Candidates who hold unclassified degrees (e.g. BVM) should have a credit or a distinction in the subject of
intended Master’s degree. Candidates wishing to pursue the Master of Preventive Medicine degree shall be
required to have at least credits in any five subjects of the BVM degree or its equivalent.

3) Candidates with pass degree may also be considered for admission if their undergraduate performance in
the proposed subject of study was a B Grade average or above and they have satisfied the relevant
Academic Units that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive field work, subsequent
research experience and/or additional training.

4) With the exception of the MPVM and MBA (Agribusiness) which are one year and one and half years
degree programmes respectively, all other Master degree programmes are tenable for two years for full time
students and three years for part time students. In the case of full time students, the first year is for
coursework, while the second year is for research and dissertation writing.

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Application forms can be requested from the undersigned or downloaded from our website:
http://www.suanet.ac.tz/phocadownload/postgraduate_application_forms201…. Such dully-filled
forms can be returned physically or mailed to the undersigned not later than 31st May, 2017 together with
evidence of payment of Shs. 50,000/= or 20$ for foreigners, as application fee. Payments should be made
through A/C NO. 0150076769860 CRDB Bank.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT
THE DIRECTOR,
DIRECTORATE OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES,RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND CONSULTANCY,
SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE,
P.O. BOX 3151, CHUO KIKUU,
MOROGORO, TANZANIA.
Telephone:+255 023-2640013, Fax: +255 023 2640013
E-mail: drpgs@suanet.ac.tz,
Website: http://www.drpgs.suanet.ac.tz/

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