MASTER OF SCIENCE
The postgraduate programme of the Department of Veterinary Medicine, Vaccine Production and Management option, emphasizes the creation of graduates specialized and advanced in the fight against infectious and zoonotic diseases and contribute towards the adequate protection of animal and human health. The curriculum is focused on infectious diseases of animals and the development of vaccines. The degree obtainable at the end of the full-time, two-year programme is a Master Degree certificate in Veterinary Medicine and it covers the course work and research work which is presented in a project report.
The programme was curated to advance knowledge, enhance skills and talent and produce postgraduate students equipped with both theoretical and practical knowledge required to function effectively and successfully as Veterinary physicians. The objective of the programme is to provide specialized training and advanced scientific knowledge in different fields of Veterinary Medicine and specifically to:
i. provide in-depth knowledge on various vaccines development and the mechanism of vaccine protection at advanced levels.
ii. teach theoretical knowledge and practical skills in viral vaccine production, bioinformatics for microbial analysis, the implementation of quality laboratory operations and in biosafety and biosecurity
iii. acquire statistical knowledge for use in processing and interpretation of data for clinical and research uses
iv. be exposed to hands-on experience in all aspects of vaccine production.
Graduates with a Masters’ degree in Veterinary Medicine (Vaccine Production & Management) have the opportunity to work in the following industries:
• Vaccine Producing Laboratories
• Drug Manufacturers
• Educational Centers of Learning
• Equipment Manufacturing Companies
• Research Institutes
• Dairy Farms and Milk Companies
• Public Health Department
Graduates of Veterinary Medicine programme are groomed to adapt and fit into related work sectors, as it is the aim of the Institute, hence they can continue their respective research work in academic institutions and research units or can work in hospitals, the public sector or private companies.