Masters of Science in Comparative Animal Physiology

Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of (i) basic and applied research methods. in all aspects of physiology, (ii) the functions of organs and bodysystems of healthy animals and (iii) the pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of the common physiological disorders that occur in animals.

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Programme Availability
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Host Department
Department of Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology
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 I

Core courses and their course units/credits in semester I

Code

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS

IS*

Credits hr

VM 621

Research Methods

40

20

10

10

20

10.0

VM 622

Statistics and Data Management

35

15

10

20

20

10.0

CAP 601

General Principles of comparative Physiology

30

7.5

15

7.5

10

7.0

CAP 602

Comparative Cardio-pulmonary and renal Physiology

35

10

30

10

15

10.0

CAP 603

Physiological Techniques

20

7.5

35

7.5

10

8.0

 

Sub-Total Hours/Credits

160

60

100

55

75

45.0

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

 

Elective courses and their units/credits in semester I

Code

Module Title

Scheme of study(Hours/Credits)

L

T

P

AS

IS

Credits

MBB 601

Molecular Biology

20

5

20

10

5

6.0

CAP 604

Physiology of marine animals

20

10

15

10

10

6.5

VA 608

General Anatomy

30

10

40

10

10

10.0

 

Sub-Total Hours/Credits

70

25

75

30

25

22.5

 

Total Hours/Credits(core + electives)

230

85

175

85

100

67.5

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


SEMESTER II

Core courses and their units/credit hours

Code

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS

IS*

Credits

IPM 600

Research Innovations Management and Commercialization

    40

0

20

20

20

10

CAP 605

Comparative Neuro-Muscular  and endocrine Physiology

30

7.5

30

7.5

15

9.0

CAP 606

Comparative Nutritional Physiology

25

7.5

15

7.5

10

6.5

VBP 606

Forensic Science

40

10

20

10

20

10

CAP 607

Comparative Reproductive Physiology

20

10

15

10

15

7.0

CAP 608

Physiology of Exercise and Special Environments

15

7.5

15

7.5

10

5.5

 

Sub-Total Hours/Credits

170

42.5

115

62.5

90

48

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

Electives Courses and their units/credit hours

Code

Module Title

Scheme of study(Hours/Credits)

L

T

P

AS

IS

Credits

VA 601

Comparative Functional Anatomy

20

10

40

10

20

10.0

ACB 602

Molecular Developmental Biology

   20

    5

   20

5

   10

    6.0

VBP 602

Applied Enzymology

45

10

20

15

20

10.0

VA 610

Comparative wildlife anatomy

20

10

45

10

10

9.5

 

Sub-Total Hours/Credits

100

35

125

40

55

35.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Hours/Credits

270

77.5

240

102.5

145

83.5

*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

CAP 609

Research Proposal Writing

0

60

0

0

90

15

 

TOTAL

0

60

0

0

90

15

*L= Lectures; ST*= 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

CAP 700

Dissertation

0

60

0

0

390

45

 

TOTAL

0

60

0

0

390

45

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

 

 

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS

The minimum admission requirement for the MSc. Comparative Animal physiology shall include candidates with following qualification:

  1. Holders of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) or Medicine (MD) degree from a recognized institution with at least B grade in Physiology subjects.
     
  2. Holders of BSc. in Animal Sciences, BSc in Wildlife Management, BSc. in Aquaculture, BSc Biotechnology and Laboratory Sciences, BSc. in Zoology, and BSc. in Education with specialty in Biology from a recognized University with at least upper second-class honours in biological subject. 
     
  3. Holders of BSc degrees from recognized Universities with at least upper second-class honours with at least five credits in relevant subjects and should meet minimum SUA’s admission requirements. 
     
  4. Holders of Lower class honors/PASS in BSc degrees from recognized Universities with at least credit in a biological subject BUT have shown evidence of working for a minimum of two years and or further training relevant to the discipline of Physiology and health challenges facing terrestrial and aquatic resources and have published at least one paper in a peer reviewed journal.
     

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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