MSc programs

Objective

  • To offer specialized training in epidemiology and preventive veterinary medicine leading to a Master of Veterinary Science degree in Veterinary Epidemiology that is based on modern concepts in population medicine and that improves skills of veterinarians in handling complex disease problems and ensures that the most appropriate course of action is taken to improve the health status of animal populations.
  • To provide veterinarians (DVM) with up-to-date technical planning, management skill needed for research, teaching and specific development programs, private sector of the animal health care delivery and production systems.
  • To strengthen the teaching activities and research capacities of the School of Veterinary Medicine of Jimma University and other institutions in Ethiopia.

Requirement
The candidates who meet the following requirements may be admitted to the program, subject to other Jimma University wide requirements.

Academic Requirement:
A candidate must be a holder of a recognised DVM degree in Veterinary Medicine and related fields such as BSc in animal health, MD. A candidate should fulfil the requirements of SGS of Jimma University for admission

Non-academic Requirement:

  • Refer to JU senate legislation
  • Preferably two years of work experience after obtaining the relevant Degree,
  • A candidate submits a testimony of financial support and institutional affiliation.
  • Letter of recommendations

Entrance Examination

  • Candidates who satisfy all the above requirements will be required to sit for entrance examinations.

Graduation requirements
Take the minimum total credit hours 36 Cr. hrs

  • CGPA of 3.00 and above for graduation
  • Maximum of one C.

 

MSc SEMESTER COURSE PROFILE (epidemiology)

Semester I

Course Code

Course Title

Cr. Hrs

CLIS 701

Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics I

4 (3+1)

CLIS 711

Epidemiology of  Infectious and Parasitic Animal Diseases

3 (2+1)

BISC 701

Biostatistics 

3 (2+1)

MIVP 701

Applied Veterinary Immunology and Molecular Biology

2(1+1)

AnSc 701

Tropical Animal Production Systems 

2 (2+0)

 

Total

14

 

Semester II

 

Course Code

Course Title

Cr. Hrs

BISC 712

Seminar on Current Topics

2 (0+2)

CLIS 722

Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics II

3 (2+1)

CLIS 732

Preventive Veterinary Medicine and Herd Health

3 (2+1)

MIVP 712

Veterinary Policy Development

2 (2+0)

MIVP 722

Advanced Veterinary Public Health

3 (2+1)

 

Total

13

 

YEAR TWO

Course Code

Course Title

Cr. Hrs

Semester

CBE 801

DTTP/CBTP

3 (0+3)

I

CLIS 800

MSc Thesis

6 (0+6)

I and II

 

Total

9