Master of Science by Research

Program of Master of Science  (by research) is designed to develop an in-depth knowledge in an area of veterinary science and teach the students how to conduct independent research by designing scientific studies; acquiring, analyzing, and evaluating scientific data; and preparing materials for presentation and publication.

Program learning outcome (PLO)

Upon completion of the PhD, students are able to:

PLO1. Demonstrate general knowledge of basic veterinary science.

PLO2. Function as a researcher in laboratory and/or field settings using appropriate basic equipment.

PLO3. Summarize major themes and a current research problem in their area of specialization.

PLO4. Conduct independent original research in veterinary science, including the design of experiments with appropriate controls.

PLO5. Apply biometric principles to their experimental design, and to the analysis and interpretation of the data.

PLO6. Effectively communicate by defending original research in writing and in oral presentation.

PLO7. Judge the veracity and value of peer‐reviewed publications in veterinary science.

PLO8. Practice professional ethics in the conduct of science.

PLO9. Identify areas where ethical issues may arise in their work or discipline.

Area of specialization

 

Master of Science by research candidates may undertake study in one of the following area of specializations:

 

  1. Anatomy
  2. Physiology
  3. Nutrition
  4. Pathology
  5. Microbiology
  6. Parasitology

MSc (Anatomy)

Master of Science with specialization in anatomy focuses on cutting-edge research in a wide range of disciplines of the anatomical sciences: gross anatomy, histology, embryology and neuroanatomy. The very essence of anatomical learning is the dissection of the animal carcasses. Anatomical knowledge provides the foundation for other basic medical sciences and is the keystone of physical diagnosis. This area of specialization provides exposure to research experience in structural biology that can help a student establish career goals by identifying a research mentor and advocate, by networking with investigators and their clinical counterparts in their area of interest, and by having the opportunity to present work at a national meeting. All addressed from a modern perspective stressing quantitative imaging, modeling, informatics and clinical applications.  The curriculum is translational in integrating computer and engineering technologies into the domains of anatomy and developmental biology through a project oriented curriculum.

MSc (Physiology)

Master of Science with specialization in physiology focuses on the scientific study of the functional dynamics of animal biological systems and their relationship to the diagnosis and treatment of disease and injury. Includes instruction in mammalian and non-mammalian physiology, laboratory physiology, physiological responses to the environment, endocrinology, animal biotechnology, mechanisms of hormone action, organ systems, metabolism, and pathophysiology.

MSc (Nutrition)

Master of Science with specialization in animal nutrition encompasses theoretical and hands-on training in basic and advanced animal nutrition, with emphasis on various livestock species including ruminants, non-ruminants and pet-animals.  The area of specialization will cover the subjects on classification of feeds and nutrients, nutritive value of local and exotic feed resources, method of feed analysis, feed and nutrient digestibility, nutrient metabolism and interaction, nutrient requirements, utilization of tropical feedstuffs, feed formulations and feed supplementations. The nutritional diseases associated with nutrition and feeding will be emphasized. The training will also include treatments and processing of crop residues and agricultural by-products, as well as nutrient supplementation techniques for ruminants feeding.

This area of specialization will also focuses to build capacity in the application of science and technology in feed processing, feed formulation and dietary manipulation to influence product quality, health status and nutrient losses to the environment. It is designed to adequately respond to the changing situation in livestock industry towards multi-objective approach to animal feeding to satisfy animal nutritional requirements as well as the objectives of farmers, millers, public authorities, environmentalists and consumers.

MSc (Pathology)

Master of Science with specialization in pathology provides broad theoretical and practical training in veterinary pathology with special emphasis on morphological and diagnostic pathology. Candidates may choose specialization in gross pathology, histopathology, experimental pathology, toxicological pathology or clinical pathology. Anatomical pathology (postmortem) focuses on the identification and recording of abnormalities and changes that occur in animal bodies and tissue, where clinical pathology uses laboratory analysis of body fluid samples to assist in diagnosing disease.  Knowledge and experience will be acquired in various diagnostic techniques and on making proper correlations between gross and histopathological changes with clinical and laboratory findings to reach an appropriate and definitive diagnosis. This will qualify the successful candidates to work as specialists in the field of diagnosis of animal diseases as well as in teaching and research pertaining to this field. Candidates will be equipped with the analytical skills and scientific knowledge necessary to pursue careers working directly with animals, collaborating with veterinarians or in a research capacity.

MSc (Microbiology)

Master of Science with specialization in microbiology provides the candidates with an excellent training in state-of-the-art microbiology (food safety / veterinary bacteriology, virology, molecular microbiology) research techniques and data analysis.

MSc (Parasitology)

Master of Science with specialization in parasitology focuses on biology, epidemiology and control of clinically important parasites of domestic, wildlife and exotic species. Emphasis is placed on clinical and diagnostic issues relating to host parasites interactions and the development of evidence-based parasites control programs.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree with Honours (CGPA >2.75) from recognized institutions of higher learning or equivalent qualification as endorsed by the Senate.

Applicants with other qualifications may also be considered for admission provided he/she has appropriate research experience and able to demonstrate the capacity to undertake Postgraduate Studies

Duration of study

PROGRAMMES

FULL TIME  

PART TIME  

 MIN MAX  MIN  MAX 
 Master  2 semesters 6 semesters 4 semesters 10 semesters

 

Fees and Costs (Estimated cost of study)

PROGRAMMES FULL TIME   PART TIME  
 MIN MAX  MIN  MAX 
 Master  2 semesters 6 semesters 4 semesters 10 semesters

 

Funding / Scholarships / Financial Assistance

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