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Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM)

2012-04-29

A Two-Year Post-Graduate Program
- One year of course work
- One year for research

Coordinator:
Professor Abdelhamid A.M. Elfadil, BVSc, MPH, PhD
Mobile: 0915689630
Background:
Livestock is vital to the lives and livelihood of people and to the economies of many countries in the world. In the Sudan, animals are the main source of food particularly protein for human diets, they provide income, employment and are important assets for the poorer sectors of the society. Moreover, consumption of livestock and livestock products in the Sudan is increasing, which must raise issues of puplic heath impact of food of animal origin. Also, livestock sector is very important to the national economy of the Sudan. It is estimated that this sector contributes about 25% to the national economy from exports. However, animal diseases represent the most important constraints to both marketing and export. Regional and international trade animal health standards are now imposed by importing countries and international animal health organizations.
Targeting these issues, the College of Veterinary Medicine has established a post-graduate program leading to the degree "Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM)" with emphasis in epidemiology and public health.
Purpose:
The purpose of the MPVM program is to provide a formal and professional training in the area of descriptive and analytic epidemiology, applied biostatistics, public health and infectious diseases of animals and poultry. The targeted multi-disciplinary MPVM program is designated for veterinary professionals and it will offer graduates professional careers at the interface of prevention and control of animal diseases, public health, research and teaching. The program is particularly oriented to provide training for veterinarians interested in pursuing animal health service careers with state, federal, regional and international organizations/departments.
Course Work (Year 1):
Semester I
1. Epidemiology 1
2. Biostatistics 1
3. Computer Analysis 1
4. Food Safety
5. Bacterial Diseases
6. Parasitic Diseases

Semester II
1. Epidemiology II
2. Computer Analysis II
3. Control of Animal Diseases
4. Viral Diseases and Immunology
5. Poultry Diseases
6. Zoonoses

All courses involve lectures, laboratory work/diagnosis, tutorials and/or seminars which provide in-depth discussion and critical review of recently published scientific papers.

Research (Year 2):

The graduate student must carry out a research related to the epidemiology of animal/poultry diseases, food safety or public health. The researcher should follow appropriate study design, sampling methods, diagnostic techniques and proper statistical analysis. A well written thesis in English Language is required. At least one scientific paper is expected to be published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal from the approved thesis.

Admission Requirements:

1. Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine/Science
2. Good command of English Language.