Master of Science in Anatomy

On successful completion of the program the graduate should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concepts of (i) Anatomy, (ii) basic and applied research methods used in Anatomy; (iii) normal structure and functions of organs of healthy animals and (iv) etiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of the common anatomical disorders that occur in animals.

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

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Summary of Courses under the Programme and their Notional Hours Distribution

YEAR 1

SEMESTER 1

Core courses and their course units/credits in semester 1

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

VM 621

Research Methods

40

20

10

10

20

10

VM 622

Statistics and Data Management

35

15

10

20

20

10

VA 604

Histochemical Techniques

20

15

45

10

10

10

ACB 601

Advanced Cell Biology

30

10

20

10

10

8

VA 609

Clinical  Anatomy

20

10

40

20

10

10

 

Sub-Total Hours/Credits

145

70

125

70

70

48

*L= Lectures; T*= Tutorial; P*= Practical; AS*= Assignment;    IS*= Independent Study

 

Elective courses and their units/credits in semester 1

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

VA 608

General Anatomy

30

10

40

10

10

10

MBB 607

Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

30

5

30

5

10

8

ACB 604

Instrumentation

15

5

30

5

5

6

 

Sub-Total Hours/Credits

75

20

100

20

25

24

 

Total for Semester

220

90

225

90

95

72

*L= Lectures; T*= Tutorial; P*= Practical; AS*= Assignment;    IS*= Independent Study

 

SEMESTER II

Core courses and their course units/credits in semester 2

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

VA 601

Comparative Functional Anatomy

25

10

40

10

20

10

VA 602

Systemic Anatomy

30

10

40

10

15

10

VA 603

Anatomical Techniques

15

10

40

10

20

10

VPB 606

Forensic Science

40

10

20

10

20

10

IPM 600

Research Innovations Management and Commercialization

40

0

20

20

20

10

 

Sub-Total Hours/Credits

150

40

160

60

95

50

*L= Lectures; T*= Tutorial; P*= Practical; AS*= Assignment;    IS*= Independent Study

 

 

Elective courses and their units/credits in semester 2

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

VA 607

Immunofluorescence and Immunohistochemistry 

20

7.5

45

10

7.5

9

VA 610

Comparative Wildlife Anatomy

20

10

45

10

10

9

VA 611

Avian Anatomy

7

5

20

7

16

4.5

ACB 602

Molecular Developmental Biology

20

10

20

10

20

8.0

ACB 603

Quality Assurance and  Laboratory Management

15

5

20

5

15

6.0

 

Sub-Total Hours/Credits

82

37.5

150

42

68.5

36.5

 

Total for Semester

232

77.5

330

102

163.5

86.5

*L= Lectures; T*= Tutorial; P*= Practical; AS*= Assignment;    IS*= Independent Study

 

Credits for research proposal writing

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

ST*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

VA 700

Research Proposal Writing

0

60

0

0

90

15

 

TOTAL

0

60

0

0

90

15

*L= Lectures; T*= Tutorial; P*= Practical; AS*= Assignment;    IS*= Independent Study

 

 

Credits for dissertation writing

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

ST*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

VA 700

Dissertation

0

50

0

0

400

45

 

TOTAL

0

50

0

0

400

45

*L= Lectures; T*= Tutorial; P*= Practical; AS*= Assignment;    IS*= Independent Study

 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES AND ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

There shall be two exit points. Successful completion of all CORE and ELECTIVE courses but without engaging in the research part of the programme will qualify a candidate for award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Anatomy. Successful completion of all CORE and ELECTIVE courses and research part of the programme will qualify candidates for award MSc. Anatomy. Regulations pertaining to coursework evaluation shall be as per SUA general regulations and guidelines.  
 

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS

Registration for courses shall be as per SUA general regulations and guidelines. To be admitted into this programme, the candidates must have attained at least level 8 of higher education training levels and hold a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine or Veterinary Science from SUA or from a recognized institution with a distinction or credit in Anatomy subjects.
 

See also: General Minimum Admission Qualifications for Postgraduate Studies

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: postgraduate.students@suanet.ac.tz
Website: http://www.dprtc.sua.ac.tz/

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