Master of Science in Veterinary Pathology

Graduates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of (i) pathological features of different organs and systems of the body, (ii) pathogenesis and diagnosis of animal diseases and (iii) research methods in Veterinary Pathology.

Postmortem examination and preserved pathological specimens for practical training

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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 programme and their distribution
YEAR 1
SEMESTER I
Core courses and their course units/credit in semester I

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

MVP 601

Mechanisms of Disease

30

0

30

5

10

7.5

MCP   602

Oncology

30

10

60

10

10

12

VA 604

Histochemical Techniques

10

10

40

5

5

7

VTT 602

Pathology & Clinical Toxicology

10

10

40

5

5

7

 

Sub-Total Hours/Credits

155

65

190

55

70

53.5

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

 

Elective courses and their units/credit in semester I
 

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS

IS*

Credits

ACB 603

Quality Assurance and  Laboratory Management

15

5

20

5

15

6.0

MAM 614

Advanced Immunology

10

5

25

10

10

6.0

VTT 605

Genotoxicology & Carcinogenesis

10

5

25

10

10

6.0

ACB 610

Animal Model for Biomedical Research

15

5

20

5

15

6.0

Sub-Total Hours/Credits

50

20

90

30

50

24

Total for Semester

205

85

280

85

120

77.5

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

 

SEMESTER II
Core courses and their course units/credit in semester II

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS

IS*

Credits

MCP   603

Clinical Hematology

20

0

30

5

5

6.0

MVP 603

Special Pathology

30

0

40

5

15

9

MVP 602

Diagnostic Pathology

30

10

60

5

15

12

VPB 606

Forensic Science

20

15

40

10

15

8.0

MCP   601

Cytology

10

0

30

5

5

5

 

Sub-Total Hours/Credits

110

25

200

30

55

40

*L= Lectures; ST*= Seminar/Tutorial; P*= Practical; AS*= Assignment;    IS*= Independent Study

 

Elective courses and their units/credit in semester II

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

 

L*

T*

P*

AS

IS*

Credits

 

ACB 604

Instrumentation (replace  VPB 600, same name)

15

5

30

5

5

6.0

 

VPC 601

Clinical Biochemistry I

15

5

30

5

5

6.0

 

VA 607

Immunofluorescence and Immunohistochemistry 

20

7.5

45

10

7.5

9

MBB 601

Molecular Biology

10

5

30

15

10

7

VA 609

Clinical  Anatomy

10

5

30

15

10

7

 

Sub-Total Hours/Credits

70

27.5

165

50

37.5

35

 

 

Total for Semester

180

52.5

365

80

92.5

75

 

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

 

Credits for research proposal

 

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

ST*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

VA 700

Research Proposal

0

60

0

0

90

15

 

TOTAL

0

60

0

0

90

15

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

 

Table 7: Credits for dissertation writing

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

ST*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

VA 701

Dissertation

0

50

0

0

400

45

 

TOTAL

0

50

0

0

400

45

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

 

 

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS
A candidate shall be eligible for registration for the Masters degree in Veterinary Pathology if he/she has University Degree in Veterinary Medicine or Veterinary Science from SUA or from a recognized institution with a credit or above in Pathology related subjects and pass in histology and gross 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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