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Tuition Fees:$543 /year
Applications Begin:July 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

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.

Expected Learning Outcomes:
A candidate graduating from BVM degree will be expected to:
– Describe the aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of the common diseases and disorders that occur in the common domestic species:
– Collect, preserves and transport samples, perform standard laboratory tests, and interpret the results generated in house and laboratories:
– Explain the biological and welfare needs of animals and how management systems meet those needs;
– Integrate and apply the knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the health animal in its normal environment:
– Analyse concepts and principle regarding public health issues and prevent zoonotic diseases:
– Interpret regulations and guidelines:
– Analyse the economic and emotional climate in which the veterinary surgeon operates, and respond appropriately to the influence of such pressures:
– Conduct oneself in a professional and legal responsibilities.

Curriculum

SEMESTER 1 
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
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
SEMESTER 3
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
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

ELECTIVE COURSE
AEA 102    Introduction to Agribusiness
BLS 106    Molecular Biology
SEMESTER 5 
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
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
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
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
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

Admission Requirements

Two Principal passes (4 points) in Biology/Zoology and Chemistry and a pass in Physics/ Mathematics/ Science and Practice of Agriculture/ Geography at the ACSEE. 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. Such candidates must also have passes in Mathematics and English at CSEE (O-level) or equivalent, OR Diploma with a GPA of not less than 3.0 in Animal Health/Animal Health and Production, and O- level certificate or its equivalent with THREE credits or FOUR passes in Biology/Zoology, Chemistry, Physics and Agriculture. In addition, O-level certificate or its equivalent must have at least a pass in Mathematics and English. OR Holder of First Degree in Life Sciences.

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian Students: $9
Application Fees for International Students: $30

Applicants should apply directly to SUA using online admission system  which can be accessed at http://www.suasis.sua.ac.tz/index.php/registration

Career Opportunities

Jobs related to our Bachelor in Veterinary Medicine degree include:
– Veterinary surgeon
– Veterinary nurse
– Zookeeper
– Scientific researcher
– Higher education lecturer
– Nature conservation officer
– Science writer
– Environmental consultant
– Ecologist.

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $543
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,087

Tuition Fees per year for Tanzanian Students = 1,263,000 TZS
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 7,174,950 TZS

International Students pay more than the local students. Their fees are displayed in US Dollars (3,100 USD)

Relevant Contact

 
Dr Wahabu Hamisi Kimaro
Head, Department of Verterinary Anatomy and Pathology
 
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries